The barn is the jewel of the farm but beauty abounds outside as well. A private country setting with just the right balance of natural beauty and easy elegance, the perfect destination for your rustic chic or elegant unique wedding. The barn is set on 200 acres offering stonewalls, a pond, an apple orchard, and fields a plenty to host your ceremony of 50 to 500+. Wide open spaces in a private Catskill country setting allow for dancing under the stars until dawn, toasting marshmallows around a bonfire, sky lantern launches and fireworks. No closing time out here!
We are always looking for ways to improve our services here at Maple Shade Farm as the property transforms with each individual, unique Bride and Groom we host. With a busy 2013, we took the Winter to continue to improve the property and offer our couples even more for their Big Day! Among the countless little extra touches, there has been a flurry of activity at the Farm with completion of three major improvements.
Just in time for our 2014 couples, our large pond overlooking the barn and the rolling Catskill Mountains is complete thanks to the skilled and artful work of our friends and neighbors LaFever Excavating in Bovina, NY! It is amazing how the property has changed with this addition and we are very excited to add this cool amenity to our farm. The pond and expanded lawn area are the perfect spot for your tent-expanding your event to the outdoors and increasing the possibilities-your bonfire, your cocktail hour, your lantern launching, and more! It is up to you to create your own one-of-a-kind wedding day and we are here to help.
Our second addition is the expansion of the third floor of the barn, which overlooks the second floor and allows the barn to comfortably seat from 50-300 guests with room to spare! With a dedicated area for your Caterer prep and adorned by cafe lights, this is the perfect place for a formal, seated dinner or a casual buffet. You may set our custom Farm Tables in a long, family style arrangement, use smaller rounds, or groups of squares-Whatever your vision is this space will hold it. If you will have your guests dine outside in a tent by the pond, the spacious third floor of the barn is a great space for your Cocktail Hour, Dance Floor, VIP Area or ceremony… the only limit is your imagination.
And finally, we created our cozy Bridal Suite, making it a breeze to get ready for your “I-Do’s.” Enjoy a quiet moment during your celebration or use it for you and all the girls to get dressed. The suite includes all the amenities you need for primping including; mirrors, counter space, outlets and comfy chairs.