Farm-to-table wedding venue

Host your celebration on the second-oldest farm in America

About Us

Barn wedding North Shore MA

About Bradstreet Farm

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.  

About the Barn

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.

Celebrations at the Barn

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 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, and available for overnight use.

Tables, chairs and linens are also included with your rental.   

 Tours are by appointment only.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your wedding pricing?

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 under $60 per person, including fees and taxes. Our caterers can work within most budgets. We can provide details when you tour.

What comes with my rental?

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 a one-night stay at Doris’s Cottage – our private, two-bedroom farmhouse cottage on the property. You can use the Cottage to get ready, and then stay overnight after your event.

Can we bring and serve our own food and alcohol?

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. One package allows hosts to supply their own beer, wine and alcohol, which bartenders then open and serve on property. We can provide details when you tour. Guests cannot bring their own alcohol. 

Do I need a wedding planner to have my wedding at the Barn at Bradstreet Farm?

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.

How many people can the Barn accommodate?

The Barn accommodates 125 (including staff) for a seated dinner, or 180 (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.

I’d like a tour – can I just stop by?

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, fill out our web form, or call 978-380-8156 to make an appointment. We promise to get back to you quickly!

Upcoming Events

Farm-to-Table Dinner Series: Sept 14, 2018

Barn at Bradstreet Farm

Farm-to-Table Dinner Series

Sept. 14, 2018 featuring locally sourced cuisine from Woodland Catering

6.30-9pm ET

Barn at Bradstreet Farm kicks off its farm-to-table dinner series with a Sept. 14, 2018 event featuring locally sourced cuisine from Woodland Catering. Chef Ryan Costigan has crafted an inventive menu showcasing local ingredients, including:

  • Homemade Togarashi Potato Chips
  • Wedge Salad
  • Slow-Cooked Pork Belly
  • Scruffed & Smoked Chicken Legs
  • Caramel Pots De Crème

Tickets are $85 per person and include wine and beer from Mill River Winery (Rowley, Mass.) and Ipswich Brewing (Ipswich, Mass.). We only have space for 50 for this intimate event, so buy your tickets today!

Doors open at 6.30pm for cocktails on our patio, with dinner served inside the Barn at 7pm.


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Tours are by appointment only

The Barn at Bradstreet Farm

239 Main St., Rowley, Massachusetts