Bradstreet Farm in Rowley, Mass., is the second-oldest continually operating farm in the U.S. Originally deeded by King Charles I of England to Humphrey Bradstreet in 1635, the property remained in the Bradstreet Family until 2007. The farmhouse and barn are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
After 350 years, and a three-year restoration of the fields and buildings, the new owners want to share this landmark property with others by offering the Bradstreet Farm venue for farm-to-table weddings and other functions. Guests can get an inside look at an operating farm, enjoy our beautiful scenery and delight in locally sourced food and flowers.
Always dreamed of having a barn wedding? Our 18th-century post-and-beam barn features original haylofts and horse stalls. The building - now offered as a wedding venue - has been lovingly restored by a master carpenter with 30+ years of experience in historic renovations on Boston’s North Shore.
Just minutes off 95 on Boston's North Shore, Rowley is convenient to Ipswich, Newbury and Newburyport.
At our farm-to-table weddings and events, select local caterers prepare delicious meals featuring seasonal herbs, vegetables, fruits and produce grown here on the farm. We complement our own stock with items from other local farms, including vegetables, fruits, meats and fish. We can also provide fresh flowers from our on-site garden. There is room in the fields for tents and parking. A large patio off the Barn overlooks conservation land, our farm animals and seasonal crops. A fire pit and optional lawn games complete the property. The Barn is adjacent to a restored 19th-century farmhouse that currently serves as a private residence. A private 2BR cottage is included in your event rental, for your bridal suite.
Tables, chairs and linens are also included with your rental.
Tours are by appointment only.
Aerial view of the barn, situated on seven-acre working farm
For 2019, rental pricing begins at $5,995 for Mon-Thurs, or $7,995 for Fri-Sun. Prices include all taxes and fees.
We have partnered with three local farm-to-table caterers who work with clients on custom menus using seasonal ingredients. Prices vary, but start at $80 per person, including fees and taxes. Our caterers can work within most budgets. We can provide details when you tour
We provide outstanding value – our pricing includes: use of our 18th-century refinished barn; outdoor ceremony site (with indoor backup in case of inclement weather); use of all in-house tables, chairs and tablecloths; outdoor patio with furniture; two gas fire pits; our whiskey barrel tables; parking (with attendant); acres of fields; on-site Barn at Bradstreet Farm staff member during your event; and our bridal suite Doris’s Cottage – our private, two-bedroom farmhouse cottage on the property.
No. All food served must be prepared in a commercial, licensed & insured kitchen, and all principal ingredients must be sourced locally. Our catering partners will take care of this for you.
Licensed bartenders must serve all alcohol. We work with several licensed bartending companies who in turn provide our event hosts with several options for packages. We can provide details when you tour. Guests cannot bring their own alcohol.
While we don’t require you to have one, we do recommend a wedding planner or a "day of" coordinator. There are a lot of details involved in planning a barn wedding, and while we can connect you with vendors, you don’t want to spend your wedding day worrying about the details. Having a wedding planner or day site coordinator can help ensure everything goes smoothly so your wedding day is worry free.
The Barn accommodates 125 (including staff) for a seated dinner, or 175 (including staff) for cocktails and dancing. For parties larger than 120, we recommend setting up a tent outside for dinner. For parties larger than 180, the entire event can be accommodated in our fields in a tent, up to 800 people.
The owners live at the Bradstreet Farm, which is private property, so all tours are by appointment only. Please don’t stop by without one. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org, fill out our web form, or call 978-380-8156 to make an appointment. We promise to get back to you quickly!