Floating Farmhouse

1 Marcel Four Road
Eldred, NY 12732

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Average Base Cost: $24,000

Our average base cost for a Floating Farmhouse wedding is calculated by figuring a 75-person guest list and an average food/beverage cost of $125/pp, including a two-night rental of the farmhouse for 8 guests. Entertainment, flowers, furniture, additional decorations and rentals, transportation, and photography are NOT included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Gratuity and sales tax is included.

*Prices subject to change

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How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: The event fee is $5,000, plus $50 per guest for up to 100 guests, as well as additional extras outlined below.

*Wedding parties of more than 100 guests can be accommodated; in that case, a portable restroom trailer is required. See more re: pricing for that below.

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Photo by Mark Mahaney

What’s Included: Access to the Floating Farmhouse grounds for an 8-hour wedding event (ceremony, cocktail and dinner reception), use of their renovated barn for one event, use of house bathroom during the event, parking, fire pit and firewood, grounds clean up post-event, and sales tax.

floating farmhouse wedding
Photo by Camila Gutierrez

Extras: Equipment such as tables, chairs, tent, etc. are available for rent by outside sources for an additional fee. These extra costs are also required by the venue:

  1. A general liability policy for the event must be purchased separately; the standard policy costs $175.
  2. A two-night minimum overnight stay is required as well.  The overnight rate is $125 per guest per night/eight guest minimum, plus 8% sales tax as well as a $300 cleaning fee.  And a $99 property damage protection plan, in lieu of submitting a security deposit, is also required.  The farmhouse sleeps up to 15 guests.  Holiday weekends require a three-night minimum stay at $150 per guest/seven guest or $1,050 minimum per night.
  3. A portable restroom is required for more than 100 guests. The average price is around $1,500.
floating farmhouse wedding
Photo by Marlene Rounds

Food and Beverage: The venue does not provide catering or beverage service so you would have to bring this in via outside vendors. One of their preferred caterers is Early Bird Cookery. You can see their sample menu with pricing here.

Vendors: Outside vendors are allowed as long as they meet the venue’s insurance requirements.

floating farmhouse wedding
Photo by Marlene Rounds

More Stats:

Space Type: Inside/Outside. (The Barn at Floating Farmhouse was recently completed).

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The renovated barn

Size: Up to 200 guests. The renovated barn accommodates up to 105 guests for seated ceremony and 85 for tables-only reception (no dance floor or bar). Any tent size and style can be accommodated on the lawns around the barn. Events limited to 200 guests.


Bridal Suite: Yes. The farmhouse‘s vaulted master suite, featuring centuries old hand hewn beams and lots of natural light, includes a large en suite bathroom as well.

Master Suite/Bridal Suite. Photo by Mark Mahaney

Parking: Yes, up to 25 cars are permitted on property by venue. There is no extra charge for parking.

floating farmhouse wedding
Photo by Mark Mahaney

How Will Grandma Get There? Ideally Grandma could stay in the Farmhouse, which can accommodate up to 15 guests. For other guests, nearby resorts include the Washington Lake Resort and the Catskill Mountains Resort. The Floating Farmhouse is 2 hours by car from NYC, and 2 hours from Newark Airport.

Party On! As per town ordinance, all amplified music must cease by 10:30 pm, and all guests must leave by midnight.

floating farmhouse wedding venue
Photo by Marlene Rounds

The Report: 

Featured by Dwell magazine and Architectural Digest, the Floating Farmhouse is an 1820 Catskills manor home with sweeping lawns, apple trees, a waterside gazebo and a covered porch suspended over the water’s edge, giving you the feeling as if you are “floating” (hence the name!). The farmhouse itself features a cathedral-like kitchen with polished concrete floors, a wood-fired pizza oven, and a two-story wall of skyscraper glass with views of the property. The great room and master suite boast fireplaces and vintage furnishings throughout, and each guest room has an original cast-iron bed. The Barn at Floating Farmhouse was recently renovated combines all of the original details, like wide-board floors, plank walls and exposed ceiling beams, walls of zinc-coated steel and translucent aluminum, and a 14 ft-wide by 10 ft-high hangar door that retracts by pushing a button, creating an indoor/outdoor space and panoramic views of the farmhouse and grounds. A typical wedding setup includes cocktail hour on the grand covered porch, ceremony at the water’s edge or in a clearing under the towering pines, and either a tent reception or one in the barn.

See pics from a gorgeous celeb wedding at this venue here.

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Woman Getting Married Says:

I’m seriously hoping that one day the owner’s let me move in with them, I’m that in love with this property. If they are not quite into that, the next best thing would be getting married here! (I even think it would make for a great North American honeymoon destination!) I love that you can have an intimate rehearsal dinner or morning-after brunch here, as well as stay on-site with your closest family and friends in a house that is so incredible. The finished barn is also the perfect addition to this venue space. Overall the Floating Farmhouse is a hidden gem of a wedding venue, and perfect if you’re looking to throw a unique, modern yet rustic, and above all chic wedding that every guest will remember.

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