The Most Beautiful Farm Wedding Venues Across the Country
Forget the barn: Take the whole farm. From fields of lavender to horses, mini donkeys and goats, many couples are choosing to tie the knot in true agrarian style. Check out these gorgeous farm weddings from coast-to-coast.
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Stepladder Ranch, California
Founded in 1871, this third-generation-owned farm offers a little bit of everything available on California’s Central Coast. The 750-acre ranch and avocado farm is home to heritage pigs, Black Angus cows and a friendly herd of LaMancha goats whose milk goes into the excellent cheese made at the onsite creamery. But those four-legged residents aren’t the only reason so many couples chose to say “I do” at this historic ranch. The scenic property also boasts hiking trails, an adorable tin barn and stunning views of the ocean and surrounding peaks, offering plenty of jaw-dropping photo ops for your big day.
Stepladder Ranch: 4450 San Simeon-Monterey Creek Rd, Cambria, CA 93428; 805-395-3015
Arbor Day Farm, Nebraska
Treehuggers would be hard pressed to find a more suitable place to commemorate their nuptials. This 260-acre National Historic Landmark is the birthplace of Arbor Day. The sprawling property has vineyards, a hazelnut research field and multiple apple orchards including one of the few collections of antique apples in the United States as well as forests, gardens and plenty of nature-scapes. The onsite Lied Lodge & Conference Center is one of the most coveted wedding sites in the state, offering more than a half dozen venues inside and out, like the Meadow, Hazelnut Lawn and Historic Morton Barns, that are sure to blow wedding guests away.
Arbor Day Farm: 2611 Arbor Ave, Nebraska City, NE 68410; 402-873-8717;
Los Poblanos Inn and Historic Farm, New Mexico
Consider it a twofer. The 25-acres of lavender fields at Los Poblanos Inn & Historic Farm is not a just sweet place to offer your vows, they can also help soothe those wedding day nerves. The Inn hosts weddings throughout the year with jaw-dropping views of the nearby Sandia Mountains as well as private Spanish-style gardens that are prime for your wedding photo session; however, those seeking the heady scent of flowers to fill the air look for dates from mid-June through July when the Grosso lavender field is usually full of large, purple blooms. No matter the time of year, reception dinner menus are designed by three-time James Beard award nominee chef Jonathan Perno, who is hailed for his New Mexico-inspired fare that incorporated ingredients from the on-site organic farm.
Los Poblanos: 4803 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, NM 87107; 505-344-9297
Blackberry Farm, Tennessee
“As cliche as it sounds from the smell of the trees, to the beautiful landscape and the roaming sheep nothing could have been more us,” says Lauren Truwit (pictured above with her husband Peter) of their wedding day at Blackberry Farm. The 4,200-acre estate in the Great Smoky Mountains is hailed for its biodiverse gardens, luxurious accommodations and world renowned culinary program. Its celebrated “Foothills cuisine” highlights vegetables from its gardens, foraged foods from surrounding lands as well as meat and dairy from its livestock in dishes like its acclaimed buttermilk brined fried chicken and slow roasted heritage pork collar with roasted red pepper girts and preserved tomatoes. A wedding here will include jaw-dropping views -- and drool-worthy food.
Blackberry Farm: 1471 W Millers Cove Rd, Walland, TN 37886; 800-557-8864
The Farm at Eagles Ridge, Pennsylvania
In 1999, husband-and-wife Stuart and Cynthia Herr bought a plot of 150-acres of pristine Lancaster County farmland to protect it from being developed. At the time, they didn’t realize that the property’s rolling hills, historic buildings and tranquil spring fed ponds would become one of the area’s most gorgeous wedding venues. Run by the couples’ daughters Paige and Betsy, The Farm at Eagles Ridge features a restored 1820 barn and farmhouse, an open-air lounge in a converted corn crib, and a cocktail area that overlooks the gently undulating fields.
The Farm at Eagles Ridge: 465 Long Ln, Lancaster, PA 17603; 717-584-5179
The Barn at High Point Farms, Georgia
Goat yoga? How about a goat wedding. Those four-legged creatures are an integral part of the weddings at The Barn at High Point Farms. Guests love feeding them crackers and many brides like to take photos of the kids (yes, goat kids), though some, like Liza (above), want to get right in the pasture with the friendly farm animals. But the furry friends aren’t the only reason many couples chose to get hitched here. Nestled in the Chattanooga Valley in the shadow of Lookout Mountain, the bucolic property offers breathtaking views of the countryside as well as an old weathered pole barn that sets the stage for the perfect rustic nuptial rites.
The Barn at High Point Farms: 263 Parrish Ln, Flintstone, GA 30725; 423-280-3238
Zingerman's Cornman Farms, Michigan
There’s a lot to like about this working farm and event space. The sprawling property is endowed with an 1834 Greek Revival farmhouse, 1837 Red Barn, al fresco tent pavilion and four different ceremony sites. That’s enough to attract many betrothed for their special day, but what really sets this place apart is the farm. The flower rows feature more than 100 different varieties of U.S.-sourced blossoms that can be incorporated into wedding day bouquets. The chef’s garden includes a wide selection of produce that executive chef Kieron Hales, an alumnus of several Michelin-starred restaurants, works into his event menus. Oh, and did we mention that goats that are walked around on leads?
Zingerman's Cornman Farms: 8540 Island Lake Rd, Dexter, MI 48130; 734-619-8100
Prairie Gardens and Adventure Farm, Alberta, Canada
Locals know Prairie Gardens and Adventure Farm as a family-friendly destination for its corn maze, u-pick berries and pumpkin patch. But the 35-acre working sustainable farm also hosts some dazzling farm weddings. In true country fashion, straw bale benches line the natural grass aisle that the bride walks down on her way to the rustic flower-covered arch. After the ceremony, guests can enjoy the corn maze, petting farm and train rides around the property. Farm fresh produce is served for dinner on white linen-covered tables adorned with burlap runners and farm flowers while a country-folk band plays the night away.
Prairie Gardens and Adventure Farm: 56311 Lily Lake Rd, Bon Accord, AB T0A 0K0, Canada; 780-921-2272
Wedding Barn at Lakota's Farm, New York
Established before George Washington was president, this 36-acre farm boasts a historic barn that’s been renovated to meet the needs of modern day wedding receptions. It’s lit by a 75-year-old six feet tall by six feet wide crystal chandelier. The atmosphere is just about as romantic as it gets, but that beautiful farm building is really just a side business for owners Alan and Kimberley Finney, who also own Saratoga Carriage Company and are active in the animal rescue world. The income generated from weddings helps them to support the nine retired draft horses, like their namesake Lakota (pictured above with vets Tess and Brandon), who live out their remaining days on the pastoral property.
Wedding Barn at Lakota's Farm: 99 Co Rd 62, Cambridge, NY 12816; 518-677-3140
Diamond Cross Ranch, Wyoming
One of the last family-owned ranches in Jackson Hole, Diamond Cross Ranch harkens back more than 100 years to the days of the old west. Rather than sell the truly awe-inspiring property, set at the base of the mind-bogglingly beautiful Grand Tetons, to another developer third-generation ranchers, Grant and Jane Golliher decided to sustain the space by hosting events. That’s a win for couples looking to get hitched in one of the most majestic landscapes in the United States. The ranch offers breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks, lush green pastures and a herd of 30 horses grazing in the background.
Diamond Cross Ranch: 24340 Diamond Cross Rd, Moran, WY 83013; 307-543-2081
Old Glory Ranch, Texas
There’s no way guests will ever forget the mini donkeys carrying chips and salsa and beverages into cocktail hour at Old Glory Ranch. "Everyone loved my donkeys,” says owner Suzanne McCord. “So why not put them to work and make them earn their keep?” For more than 20 years, McCord has been hosting weddings on the rambling Hill Country property that’s dotted with stately oak trees and crisscrossed by two miles of waterfront along the Blanco River, attracting whitetail deer and wild pigs. While they are not usually part of the wedding activities, Old Glory also has two gardens, goats, horses, chickens, peacocks and woodworking business to boot.
Old Glory Ranch: 3633 River Rd, Wimberley, TX 78676; 512-847-3646
Sunset Ranch, Hawaii
Ocean views? Yes. Mountain panoramas? Check. Lush gardens? You bet. Set on the North Shore of Oahu, this 30-acre estate has everything -- and more -- one is looking for in a Hawaiian wedding. With a mission of advancing land conservation and sustainability, Sunset Ranch is one of the only properties in the state that is forever protected with federal, state and county grant funding. The estate produces avocados, lychees, citrus and honey. Tilapia is farmed in the pond and couples are invited to get up close and personal with the resident horses, goat and ranch kitties (as long as they’re the mood).
Sunset Ranch: 59-777 Pupukea Rd, Haleiwa, HI 96712; 808-638-8333
Sweet Berry Farm, Rhode Island
Superb quality produce and prepared foods (including excellent ice cream) aside, there’s a big reason many Aquidneck Island locals make weekly trips to Sweet Berry Farm’s on-site market and cafe during the season. It’s absolutely lovely. The gently sloping hills have long been a top destination for folks who want to spend an idyllic afternoon gathering berries and tree fruit from the pick-your-own plots of produce. It’s also one of the area’s most coveted events spaces. The property offers two sites to tie the knot, inside a Post-and-Beam Barn with a fieldstone fireplace and, when the weather is nice, the wide open Orchard Field, bordered by apple orchards, a hydrangea hedge and curly willow trees.
Sweet Berry Farm: 915 Mitchell's Ln, Middletown, RI 02842; 401-847-3912
Conner Prairie, Indiana
Have your little wedding on the prairie (get it?) at Conner Prairie. The living history museum recreates life 19th-century life on Indiana’s White River, so it’s an ideal place for those fascinated by the old timey agrarian lifestyle to plight your troth. Husbands-and-wives-to-be can choose from a variety of indoor and outdoor venues, such as Featherstone Barn, filled with roughly hewn posts and oversized doors that open onto a grassy knoll. The antique structure no longer holds any animals (obviously), but it’s just across the way from the working Animal Encounters farm that has one of the largest stocks of heritage breeds in the United States.
Conner Prairie: 13400 Allisonville Rd, Fishers, IN 46038
Shelburne Farms, Vermont
Two words: Vermont cheddar. This working farm and dairy makes a great rendition of The Green Mountain State’s most famous export. Its excellent farmstead cheddar comes from its onsite herd of purebred Brown Swiss cows. That might be enough for some folks to want to say “I do” -- hey, some folks are really into their cheese. But the 1,400-acre sustainable agriculture education center has the whole farm kit and kaboodle. It’s got sheep, cows and pigs roaming its pastures, big Maple trees with taps for syrup -- another Vermont must -- and an adorable structure, the Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms, set right on the shores of Lake Champlain.
Shelburne Farms: 1611 Harbor Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482; 802-985-8686
Quiet Meadow Farms, Utah
With a large rustic barn that can accommodate 200, outside pasture that can host 300-plus and dramatic views of the nearby mountains, this working farm is a dream for Utah brides seeking an authentic bucolic vibe for their big day. During the spring and summer, sheep graze in the fields. Goats and chickens stroll around throughout the year. And the onsite organic apple, peach, apricot and plum orchards are beautiful whether their blooming, fruiting or bare. The place is already set up with beautiful lighting around the barn as well as plenty of rustic antiques and decor.
Quiet Meadow Farms: 1805 E 1200 N, Mapleton, UT 84664; 801-438-9394
Circle View Guest Ranch, South Dakota
Set just six miles from Badlands National Park, Circle View Ranch combines rugged geological beauty with a taste of the cattle ranch lifestyle of the old frontier. On the family-owned property, you’ll see wheat fields, beehives, burros and free-range chickens and cattle. All of those organic ingredients are incorporated into the daily breakfasts in fresh breads and whole wheat blueberry pancakes as well as evening meals. Guests can sit around bonfires, head out on fossil hunting tours and ride horses through the colorful landscape. One of the ranch’s most popular spots to wed is on top of a flat 12-acre butte that offers prime panoramas of the national park set against unforgettable sunsets.
Circle View Guest Ranch: 20055 SD-44, Scenic, SD 57780; 605-433-5582
Pageo Farm, California
Halfway between the industry of Silicon Valley and the majestic vistas of Yosemite National Park, this working farm grows and harvests the Grosso and Loddon Blue lavender that go into its handmade products. Starting in early summer, those fragrant purple blooms begin to open up, lighting up the landscape with bright pops of purple and their relaxing aroma. That perfume and natural beauty make for an impressive setting to celebrate holy matrimony. The venue goes above and beyond with tons of vintage charm, restored farm buildings and lots of trees, which are illuminated with string lights at night.
Pageo Farm: 11573 Golf Link Rd, Turlock, CA 95380; 209-632-5052
Davie Ranch, Florida
In the not-too-distant past, Broward County Florida, right across the border from Miami-Dade County, was known as cattle country. These days, there are far more humans than four-legged animals, but the town of Davie still manages to hold onto some of that country charm. Davie Ranch epitomizes that old South Florida allure. The 19-acre equestrian facility and working ranch is home to horses, ponies and a petting farm with baby animals like sheep, goats, cows, hedgehogs and bunnies. Paired with a lush South Florida landscape and onsite pond, this rural haven is the perfect spot for animal-lovers to tie the knot.
Davie Ranch: 5600 SW 61st Ave, Davie, FL 33314; 954-489-8835
Walnut Grove at Tierra Rejada Farm, California
Founded in 1935, the Tierra Rejada Farm has been growing tomatoes, oranges, strawberries, avocados, walnuts and more for a long time. The place is locally known as a top U-pick destination, offering visitors a chance to pick produce ranging from turnips and sweet peas to Valencia oranges. While the 120-acre plot attracts plenty of folks just looking to spend a day in the fields, its Walnut Grove has become an increasingly popular wedding venue due to its fantastic year-round Southern California weather. The already spectacular event space is accentuated by fragrant Eucalyptus trees and a gently trickling creek that flows through the property. Plus, it’s less than an hour drive from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles.
Tierra Rejada Farm: 3370 Sunset Valley Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021; 805-558-8279;