Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Blue Hill at Stone Barns
630 Bedford Road
Pocantico Hills, NY 10591
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Average Base Cost: $63,000

Average base cost for a Blue Hill at Stone Barns wedding is calculated by figuring a 100-person event in their HayLoft/HayBarn with a per person price of $345, in addition to their venue and ceremony fees, listed below. Transportation to venue, entertainment, and additional decor are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand and includes tax and gratuity.

*Prices Subject to Change

How it Breaks Down

Event Fees: All weddings at Blue Hill at Stone Barns take place in their HayLoft event space (though for larger events you can speak with them about also renting out the restaurant space), and there are several fees associated with events there, outlined below. Please note there is a minimum guarantee of 100 guests:

  • Venue rental fee of $10,000. Includes use the HayLoft and HayBarn, as well as the
    Dooryard Garden for a cocktail reception (weather permitting).
  • Ceremony fee of $3,500. Includes an extra hour of event time, ceremony chairs, as well as the use of the grounds for photos prior to the event.
  • $345 per person for food/beverage. Includes passed hors d’oeuvres, an open bar,
    specialty cocktail, a four course dinner (the fourth course can be a
    cake), wine pairings, all non-alcoholic beverages and Blue Hill’s tables,
    chairs, linens and table settings.
Photo by Jonathan Young Weddings
blue hill at stone barns

More Stats

Space Type: Inside/Outside combo

Size: Up to 260 guests

Food Service Type: Seated

Party On! There is no event ending time indicated.

How Will Grandma Get There? While the venue is a 45-minute drive away from New York City, that’s long enough that most guests’ might want to stay closer to the venue (and of course, all the out-of-towners.) There are plenty of hotel options 15-minutes away from the venue, including the Weschester Marriott. However, you might want to look into a shuttle to transport guests to the venue (expect costs to start at $1,000+).

The Report

Blue Hill is an upscale restaurant in NYC’s Greenwich Village, and one that my good friend (who is a food editor at a major foodie magazine) once claimed was her favorite restaurant. Blue Hill at Stone Barns is their other restaurant, located at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. The focus is on farm-to-table fare, and during the growing season the restaurant sources their foods from the surrounding fields and pasture, including Blue Hill Farm in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, and other farms within a 250-mile radius.

Woman Getting Married Says

If sustainable, fresh, amazing food is a priority for you, this venue should be high on your list (White House chef Sam Kass, who recently got married here, would agree). Yes, it’s going to be pricey, but if you have the budget the New York venue is going to be hard to beat in terms of location, quality, and uniqueness.

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Amenities/What’s Included 9
Convenient for Grandma 9
Layout 9
Location 9
Overall Charm 9
Venue Value 8

WGM Rating

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  1. says: Woman Getting Married


    OK, there are a couple ways to look at this…

    First, you would most likely be spending that amount of money if you had a larger guest list (for instance, I had 110-people and my food/alcohol/venue cost was around there). So you will be having a much more intimate wedding with great food for around the price that other brides are paying.

    OR, you can look at it by saying that if you’re having less people, you should be paying a lot less and saving money. For example, if you’re in the NYC area (which I’m assuming you are), you could get married at Frankies 457 in Brooklyn, invite 75 people, have great food, and will cost you around $15,000. That’s a nice savings.

    See the Frankies 457 write-up here:

    Another thing I would take into consideration is where the majority of your guests are coming in from. Would a wedding at Stone Barns be a nice escape for people, or more of a pain? Keep in mind that if guests are going to be staying overnight, you should also provide transportation (which isn’t too expensive).

    If you have a budget of $40,000-$50,000 and you love the look of the venue (I mean, it is beautiful) then I think it is worth it. I would take a tour of the property if you haven’t already, and also look at less expensive places like Frankies to see what kind of vibe you want to go with. 🙂

  2. says: Banditashley

    I’m looking into the private dining room that is $235 (and 2012 prices are $245) per person. Then they charge a $2500 “site” fee to hold your wedding there. It ends up being $365pp for 64 people, not including flowers or photographs. Do you think it is worth it? Are they that good? Their prices are going up considerably every year…