Venue Spotlight | Stonewall Farm
This week I’d like to highlight another one of my favorite New England wedding venues: Stonewall Farm. I love when I get to work within my own community, and this venue happens to be local for me. It’s located just outside of Keene, NH off the Franklin Pierce Highway, and is open to the public year round. Due to the extraordinary architectural and natural features of the farm, I often bring my senior or engagement portrait clients here for their outdoor sessions. I’ve photographed many beautiful weddings hosted at Stonewall Farm over the years, and I hope to be invited back for many more.
Weddings here can be held outside or in, depending on your taste and the weather. The main building is clad in rich wooden siding and shingles. It stands out with an authentic grain silo that has been adapted into a giant spiral staircase. The large rustic themed reception hall is hewn from timbers and stands two stories high. Another draw of this room is the 30 foot stone fireplace. The hall can be decorated to your liking, and I have witnessed all four seasons represented elegantly in the decor. They can host up to 150 guests and offer three ceremony locations, as well as a patio for cocktail hour and foliage viewing. Another cool thing about the building is that it was built by the same company that build my studio, Bensonwood.
On top of being a magnificent wedding and event venue, Stonewall Farm is a working organic dairy and vegetable farm. Dedicated to providing education and information on sustainable agriculture, they offer classes, workshops and summer camps for a variety of topics and ages. Boasting 123 acres of pastures, gardens, wetlands and forests, visitors are welcome to bring their families for a multitude of activities including: hiking, biking, sleigh rides and tours of the farm. They offer CSA’s and have a lovely farm store where you can purchase ice cream, vegetables, cheese and more.
If you’re searching for a memorable and sublime rustic farm aesthetic, this venue is not to be missed. To inspire your future event, I’ve selected some highlights from the events and sessions I’ve photographed there. Event manager, Jennifer Doyle is ready to answer your questions, and I would be happy to offer you a consult for a photography package held at Stonewall Farm. See you there!