Frequently Asked Questions
Do you host weddings year-round?
No, the Roxbury Barn schedules a limited number of events each year, from late May till early October. We only host one event per week. Most couples opt for a Saturday wedding, but you’re free to choose for a Friday or Sunday wedding as well. Rental fees are the same.
Why do you not host any weddings in early spring?
The weather and seasons in the Catskills are quite a bit different from downstate New York. Spring and summer start about three weeks later here, early May typically being the rainiest couple of weeks of the year. That plus all the melted snow from the previous months really makes it our ‘mud season’, and we would not recommend getting married around here during that time. By the end of May summer has really kicked in, and everything has turned lush and green, and it tends to be pleasantly warm and much, much dryer.
Unlike New York City, humidity in the Catskills is low in the summer, because of the high elevation, and evenings tend to cool off nicely, even in July and August.
What about weddings in the fall?
We love hosting events in September and early October, but actually don’t book any events at our barn after the first weekend of October, as temperatures then start dropping dramatically once the sun sets. Daytime temperatures might still be comfortable, but in the evening temperatures can drop drastically as October unfolds, where as in earlier months evenings tend to be very nice. Fall foliage also tends to come to an end by the second week of October up here. You might want to keep all that in mind when planning a wedding in the Catskills.
Can we tour your property?
Absolutely, we’d love to show you the barn and grounds. Just shoot us an email or call, and we’ll set up an appointment. In the meantime, you can also check out our property map, right here on our site. We’ve also created floor plans of the top two floors of the barn. Both maps are PDF documents which can easily be downloaded to your computer, or printed out straight from your browser. By the way, couples who get married at our barn also receive over a dozen floor plans with suggested seating arrangements, making that part of the planning process a breeze.
What is the payment policy?
Clients are required to make a security deposit when booking the date. Obviously, there’s a rental agreement. The full rental fee is due six months before the event date. Find all the details on our policy page.
What are the minimum & maximum number of guests allowed?
We welcome any smaller party, and the maximum size of a party at our place is 150 persons, including children. And yes, that’s a hard number.
Do you have a list of recommended vendors?
Yes, we’ve named it our Green List. It’s a very extensive and solid list of quality vendors, and it’s made available to all couples who choose our barn for their wedding. Our Green List focuses on all local quality specialists, caterers, lodging options, etc. It gets updated frequently.
And in a line of business that isn’t really known for its transparency, we find it important to stress that our Green List and any other recommendations we make are solely based on quality and experience – we will never offer or receive referral fees or incentives of any kind in exchange for favorable references. Period.
Is a bonfire always an option?
Bonfires at our place are large and spectacular. We built the bonfire in the days leading up to your wedding, and we also light and monitor the fire. Especially during dryer weather, bonfires require permission from the fire department, and so a bonfire can never be guaranteed. The fee for a bonfire is not included in the rental agreement. In case a bonfire is canceled because of rain or drought, there is of course no charge.
Does the barn come with tables and chairs?
Yes. Vintage wooden chairs and cushioned wooden chairs and rectangular banquet tables are available to seat all guests for dinner. A maximum of 200 wooden folding chairs and 24 folding banquet tables are available. You may also use our large wooden farm table, for example for your cake or gifts, and our place comes with a variety of outdoor wooden benches and adirondack chairs.
Do you host same sex weddings?
Of course! We are passionate about equal rights, and are happy to live in a place where LGBT people live their lives openly and happily. Besides, it’s now NY State law!
Where can we have our ceremony if it rains?
If it were to rain you could have your ceremony in the barn and an other recommended option is to rent a back-up tent, which can be set up in one of the large fields.