As an affordable alternative to a full day wedding, the Roxbury Barn & Estate offers couples the option of an elegant, but easy-to-manage afternoon & early evening celebration, which is available on select Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from mid May till mid October.
Minimum party size: 15, maximum party size: 80 persons
The couple, or bride and bridesmaids, arrive at The Captain’s House, the property’s residence, to get ready in two designated rooms, up to two hours before the start of the event, when guests arrive.
Upon arrival, guests gather at our Hilltop Pavilion for welcome refreshments.
There’s enough time for some formal photos, shot anywhere on the property (though a photographer is not included in this offer).
Ceremony follows at the Pine Grove, or, as a rain alternative, at the roofed hill top pavilion, or on the top floor of our carriage barn. There are, of course, no rules: have the wonderful, meaningful ceremony that fits your styles and personalities.
After the ceremony, drinks and hors d’oeuvres are served at the barn, for 1 ½ hours, by bartender(s) and server(s). Toasts, cocktails, a First Dance, it’s all possible. We’ll arrange music to your liking.
The Roxbury Barn supplies venue coordination for the event; an ordained officiant (though you are of course free to bring your own wedding person); a 4-seater cart with driver; a simple yet pretty wedding bouquet; and music, flowers and decor in the barn.
Your event can be scheduled anytime between 3pm and 7pm, with a maximum time span of 4 hours from the moment guests start arriving.
Setup, coordination, chairs, tables, decor and lighting, flowers and wedding bouquet, speaker system and music, staff, beautiful restrooms and prep rooms, 4-seater cart with driver, drinks and hors d’oeuvres, glasses and plates, are all included.
Optionally and at an additional charge, extend the cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception from 1 ½ to 2 ½ hours, to include some extended food options (a grilling or sliders station, or a pasta or savory crepe station for example), and satisfy any sweet cravings, with the option of a small wedding cake, and coffee table and cookie bars, eliminating the need for a consecutive dinner elsewhere. It’ll also offer you the option to add on some more toasts, tributes, or some serious dance time. See our downloadable brochure for all the details.
We want your Afternoon celebration to be everything you dream of. If you’d wish for any extra services to be added on, from a specific design to an vendor such as a live musician or a photographer, we will of course do everything to make that happen, at an additional charge.
Sorry, typical full day event options, such as decorating and rehearsal time, a sit down dinner, food tastings, a bonfire or luminaries, are not available for an Afternoon celebration.
Dreaming of an intimate, serene wedding, without the pressure of planning, and at a modest budget? We’ve put together a one of a kind, all-inclusive experience for the very purpose of making your day stress free and affordable, yet incredibly beautiful in every way.
Your wedding party gets ready in two separate rooms at the Captain’s House, the residence at our Estate, up to two hours before your wedding guests arrive. Your guests are welcomed by our friendly and helpful staff, and they’ll enjoy a welcome drink at our pavilion on Spring Hill, with mesmerizing mountain views. When you are ready, and your guests have been guided into the forest, we’ll drive you up the mountain for a ceremony in our enchanted pine grove (aka our natural cathedral). Afterwards, stroll down our rolling meadows, and celebrate with a toast and your first dance under the twinkling lights of our gorgeous carriage barn. There will be drinks and bites, and our staff will make everything look and sound beautiful.
Setup of all estate locations, including barn, pavilion and pine grove
Coordinated flowers and a simple yet beautiful wedding bouquet
Four-seater cart with driver
Bartender and server
Two prep rooms for the wedding couple
Arrival at Hilltop Pavilion with mountain vista, with refreshments
Ceremony in The Pine Grove, complete with vintage chairs for guest seating
Two rain-alternatives for the vows: the pavilion, or the gorgeous top floor of our barn
Services of a certified wedding officiant
Beautifully landscaped lawns, ponds & gardens
A portable PA system with mic & mic stand for your ceremony
All tables, chairs & outdoor furniture
Use of our pristine, 163 year old Carriage Barn
Drinks and hors d’oeuvres after the vows
All linens, glasses, plates & silverware
Speaker system & mixer in the barn
Music preparations with couples preferred playlist
Real, beautiful restrooms in the barn
Gorgeous lighting, in & outside
Wireless internet and phone access
Designated on-site parking area
All breakdown and cleanup
Our Lodging List, with over a hundred lodging options in our area
Before your arrival, we’ll style the carriage barn, hill top pavilion, and ceremony site to your liking, adding the desirable number of chairs and tables, arrange for the music you prefer, add flowers, and a wedding bouquet that matches your style. We’ll also offer you our Lodging List, with over a hundred lodging options in the Central Catskills, and advise on some great subsequent dinner options, including the option of a catered dinner at a nearby event space, not included in this package. No worries about stress, no long to-do lists involved. We’ll coordinate the Afternoon Celebration, and you’ll enjoy some of the best we have to offer, at a really affordable rate!
In order to reserve the grounds and barn for your Afternoon Celebration, we require that couples sign a rental agreement and pay a non-refundable deposit of $3000. We accept checks only. The remaining rental fee (the rental fee minus the $3000 deposit) for your afternoon wedding will be due one month before the event.
Check out our Afternoon Celebration rates.
Download our Afternoon Celebration brochure with all the details on catering options and booking.
Unlike full day weekend weddings, Afternoon Celebrations can usually be booked until closer to the wedding date. For availability, please contact us.