Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Finding your perfect wedding venue.

Photos by Chad Hunt

S and I got engaged in April of 2008. We didn't visit the barn until August. Before we decided we wanted to get married there, we looked at several other locations in New York, where we live. We looked at a variety of venues including loft spaces, restaurants, event spaces, and old steel foundry, a park, and a community garden near our home. We settled on our lovely barn because in the end, we decided we wanted to get out of the city and there was no where around here we could achieve that same rustic charm.

Even though the barn was priced a bit higher than we estimated in our budget, we didn't want to settle on another place and could not imagine getting married anywhere else at that point. So, we played around with our budget, cut out some things we didn't really need, and made it work! We had our perfect dream location set!


  1. I checked the ABF website and it is beautiful. Does the cost include tables/linens etc? How were the vendors? Thanks and congrats!

  2. Hi, and thanks for the comment!

    The cost of ABF includes tables, but not linens/tableware, etc. Mary Beth, the coordinator for ABF helps you source all that locally. The vendors we used were all local and fantastic. We were very happy with them.

    If you need any more specific information, please let us know.

    Good luck!

  3. Thank you so much! I want a fun city wedding but the costs are crazy. This seems like it includes so much and is a stunning location. I will be sure to comment again if I have any more questions.