Weddings

Your day imagined

The options are abundant for creating your exquisite dream wedding. We offer a variety of “outdoor rooms”, from lush green lawns to formal parterre gardens to natural woodlands — whatever your preference. The 1778 home with its formal columned porch and quaint picket fences add to the possibilities.

Let the magic begin

The day begins in the romantic chandelier-lit changing room with all the essential accoutrements for the bride and her court. The groom and groomsmen relax in the leather furnished library awaiting the breathtaking first look. Brimming with antiques, original art and period details, the farmhouse provides a special gathering space for close family and friends and allows for overnight accommodations for those wishing to settle in and extend the celebration.

An enchanting setting

The sailcloth tent with its majestic peaks and gently waving flags brings a fairytale setting to every wedding. As beautiful as the day, the evening ushers in a panoply of light, sprinkled throughout the landscape, beckoning a midnight stroll. The magic of a Smith Farm Gardens wedding cannot be underestimated; it can only be experienced. We invite you to this place of wonder and beauty where imagination and dreams come to life.

An enchanting setting

The sailcloth tent with its majestic peaks and gently waving flags brings a fairytale setting to every wedding. As beautiful as the day, the evening ushers in a panoply of light, sprinkled throughout the landscape, beckoning a midnight stroll. The magic of a Smith Farm Gardens wedding cannot be underestimated; it can only be experienced. We invite you to this place of wonder and beauty where imagination and dreams come to life.

The makings of a fairy tale

Sailcloth tent for reception

83 ft. x 44 ft.

Custom built bridal suite

with natural lighting

Custom outdoor restroom facilities

3 stalls

5,000 sq. ft. historic house

furnished with antiques and artwork

Overnight accommodations

for up to 11 guests

Option to use own caterer

or food truck!

Access to house and property

for rehearsal dinner

Farm tables & chairs

and various other rentals

1954 chevy pickup truck

fully restored

Cozy Fire Pit and S'mores

to enjoy

Weekday Micro Wedding Package

for smaller budgets/parties

Indoor Micro Wedding option

because it’s gorgeous indside too!

What our Couples say…

We had our wedding at Smith Farm Gardens and it was the absolute perfect venue. Travis and Peggy were so accommodating, laid back, and helpful, and made working with them so simple. They did everything they could to make sure our day was perfect. The grounds are so beautiful, and they were able to accommodate everything our wedding needed. We had a large tent that was put up in the open field, and the extensive grounds made it easy for guests to spread out and enjoy the beautiful areas.

We stayed at the house both the night before the wedding and the wedding night, and got ready for the wedding right at the house. The huge bridal suite and attached room perfectly fit myself and 6 bridesmaids getting hair and makeup done, but also having a place to hang out that morning. Our photographer fell in love with the venue and all of it’s scenic backgrounds for photographs. We got some beautiful pictures that we will treasure forever. We had an absolute blast and we are so thankful we chose Smith Farm Gardens for our wedding!

Hannah K.

Smith Farm Gardens is astonishing from the moment you set foot on the property. Travis and Peggy work with you to make your wedding day what you want it to be. They were prompt in our inquiries and very accomodating for all the vendors that we had over for the event. The farmhouse itself is a beautiful 18th century restoration. It has plenty of rooms for your wedding party to stay over the night before which makes it much easier to coordinate for the actual wedding. It removes the stress of making sure everyone in the wedding is around when they’re needed. There is a bridal suite on the second floor that has everything a bride and her bridesmaids need. The room itself is immaculate and full of natural light. Everyone at the wedding enjoyed themselves immensely and the venue played a large role in that. We rented the restored 1950’s Chevy pickup and the lawn games that the farm has available. Those are great crowd pleasers. It was a lovely day and a lovely time.

 

Kate H.

If you’re reading this review, then you’re probably considering booking Smith Farm Gardens for any event of any caliper for any reason. Well, stop considering, because this is the best place on the east coast to spend time with friends and family.

I had my wedding here in the beginning of October, and it was perfect with a huge thanks to Peggy & Travis. The house was immaculate, they were present the entire morning of my wedding helping us prepare, and then allowed us to enjoy their home to the fullest extent. The amount of detail that has gone into the preservation and upkeep of this historical home is amazing.

I full-heartedly believe that Smith Farm Gardens is a wonderful property run by wonderful people, and I look forward to returning in the future to celebrate occasions with my family! You need to book with SFG, I promise you won’t regret it.

Mickey A.

We could not have found a more perfect venue for our wedding day! We visited the site for the first time in the dullness of late November and somehow instantly knew it was our choice simply by the expansive grounds and beautiful architecture we saw. Fast forward nine months to our wedding day and Smith Farm Gardens was lush with greenery and the perennial gardens vibrant with color! We used the property for not only our wedding but our rehearsal dinner as well. The gorgeous historic home and grounds could not have provided a more beautiful backdrop for our outdoor ceremony and tented reception and also so many of our wedding photos. The interior home is large enough for the bride and groom and wedding party to get ready in while still remaining completely separate which was an added bonus. The bridal suite, in particular, was a perfect room for my bridal party and I to be together in the excitement of the day to come! Working with Travis throughout the process was wonderful – he was quick to respond to emails and easy to communicate with, especially as we navigated COVID wedding planning. We can’t say enough about the beauty of this venue and how immaculate and stunning this property is. We are so grateful we found this extraordinary venue which allowed us to experience the absolute vision of what we hoped for on our wedding day!

Courtney C.

We can’t say enough about our wedding at Smith Farm Gardens! Not only was the venue (from the farm house to gardens to land) the perfect place to hold our reception, Peggy and Travis went above and beyond to help with everything leading up to our day and the night of. They are more than accommodating and unlike many other venues, they allow you to add your own personal touch, with no questions asked. They were always prepared, flexible, and willing to work with us on anything. We were a COVID couple dealing with rescheduling, for which Peggy and Travis were our saviors with helping us through this emotional and unsettling time. We will forever be grateful to them for all the wonderful memories we had made on their beautiful property. Highly recommended! (Plus you have the opportunity to sleep in the most exquisite 1800s antique farmhouse!)

Natalie C.

This place was absolutely perfect for our wedding and I can’t recommend it enough. It was perfect. I’ve been planning my wedding for over a year from Los Angeles and had to do everything via email. Nothing about Smith Farms disappointed when I finally saw it in person. The planning process was so simple. Peggy and her son, Travis, run point on that and both are very responsive to email. Every time I had a question or request, they got back to me quickly and were accommodating. Peggy takes incredible pride in her home and every tiny corner was impeccably prepared. To say the home and grounds are stunning is an understatement. I will never forget peeking out the window of the bridal suite just an hour before the ceremony and seeing Peggy making sure every tiny stick was removed from the area I’d walk through! Speaking of the bridal suite… SO perfect. The house is huge. The guys dressed on one side of the house and the ladies took over another. We had music running through the awesome sound system and sipped champagne from the bridal refrigerator. Seriously, EVERYTHING was thought of! The guests couldn’t stop talking about the venue. We’re already joking about how we want to rent it again for a five-year reunion. Ugh, I miss it there!

Nicole L.

If I could give 20 stars I would. Smith Farm Gardens was the most perfect place for our wedding – we chose it because we wanted a venue to stay the weekend at. Travis and Peggy were UNBELIEVABLY responsive, kind, and accommodating. If you are thinking about booking, DO IT!!

The house is stunning and meticulously cared for, with every amenity we could possibly need. Our wedding party stayed for the whole weekend and we hosted our rehearsal Friday night. The kitchen was huge and perfect for prep, the house has a sound system through the inside and outside that was easy to use, and the bedrooms were clean and comfortable (if lacking a little in privacy but hey it’s a party!). A major plus was the giant bridal suite which gave us a spot to get ready with every detail covered – champagne fridge included!

The gardens are to die for and the whole property is beautiful – fire pit for your guests, patios and furniture, several ceremony locations, an orchard, walking paths, and stunning gardens. We had a tent set up just next to the house. There are even brand new trailer restrooms for guests that are nicer quality than some hotels.

Beginning to end, this place is fantastic and we are so grateful that Peggy and Travis shared their beautiful home with us. I can’t say enough good things. BOOK A TOUR!!

Kristine T.

A DREAM!!! After having to reschedule our wedding from October 2020, and finding a new venue 3 months before our postponed wedding date, Smith Farm Gardens was the absolute best to work with and I couldn’t imagine our wedding any other way. The entire wedding weekend was beyond perfect.

We hosted our Rehearsal Dinner on the property Friday night, followed by our ceremony & reception Saturday. Travis & Peggy were beyond accommodating and their property is just stunning. All of our guests could not stop commenting on how perfect the venue was. We stayed on property for two nights and the guest accommodations were so comfortable, spacious and had every amenity we could possibly need.

The bridal suite was the perfect space for getting ready, fully equipped with closets, speakers, mini fridge for mimosas, bobby pins, chap stick, hair ties, EVERYTHING! We look forward to the opportunity to go back in the future.

Gabby C.

Dreamy, Intimate Winter Wedding
From the moment we saw the venue, we fell in love and knew it had to be our place! Even in the dead of winter, the grounds were story-like and beautiful, and the cozy (yet elegant) setting of the house was absolutely perfect for the intimate environment we wanted with our closest loved ones. From the bridal suite of my dreams (complete with the most glamorous full length lit up mirror) to the stunning fireplace and living room in which we held both our ceremony and reception, this place was true perfection. So many of our guests have expressed that this was the best wedding they’ve ever been to, and I’m confident they’re not just saying that! I want for every wedding to be as wonderful as my own, so please please please, if you have even the slightest hint of curiosity about this venue, consider Smith Farm Gardens! Indoor or outdoor, large or small – not only is this place stunningly gorgeous, but I can assure you that you will be in the very best of hands!

Jennifer & Joe

This property is so beautiful. It was a perfect wedding venue for our intimate outdoor spring wedding. The house is cozy and peaceful. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. They invest in maintaining and upgrading the property.

Ashwini K.

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