An exquisite barn located in the majestic Catskill Mountains.
We welcome you to celebrate your most precious moments in our lovingly restored circa 1870 barn. The eighty acres of serene mountain vistas, the centuries-old oak tree, lush fields and the huge star-filled night sky will all become a part of you. Our working family farm is an escape to a different world just 35 minutes outside Albany and under 3 hours to NYC or Boston.
IN THE NAME OF FASHION...
The Sablewood is named for its rich black (sable) wooden siding and is the only barn in our upstate NY area that has been black for well over 50 years.
When the farm was sold in 1961 the new owner purchased it with aspirations of converting it into a grand equestrian facility. During his travels to Kentucky, he admired the tobacco barns which were painted black to raise the heat inside to help cure the tobacco. Over time, more and more Kentucky barns were painted black as a fashion statement, and this new owner brought this “bit of fashion” home to NY.
Although the barn has been known for its black color since the 1960s countless people have inquired about The Sablewood’s color throughout our restoration project. Typical barns are red, gray, brown, or white – but almost never black.
We love that The Sablewood’s black color has always been unique. It’s timeless elegance allows the beauty of our natural surroundings to shine, and it’s neutral palette highlights any colors our couples choose to design their event with. With that, the tradition of the fashionable “sable” color is here to stay.
Amenities Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite Wifi Ample Parking Onsite Dining Chairs Dining Tables Onsite Restrooms Venue Features The Scene:
The Sablewood is truly unique among an ever-growing number of event spaces. Around the farm herds of deer and flocks of turkeys roam the fields and drink from the hillside pond where you can see our favorite little turtles sunning themselves on a giant rock.
Set in the immersive landscape of the northern Catskill Mountains, The Sablewood is home to a rich and vibrant history.
The Schoharie Valley is known as “The Breadbasket of the American Revolution,” and played a significant role in the formation of the United States. The agricultural output of the region including wheat, corn, and vegetable crops fed much of George Washington’s Continental Army during the war.
The Sablewood was originally built as a multi-functional barn for cows and horses, with abundant hayloft storage upstairs. Local craftsman hand hewed the massive native timber of the valley to create the impressive barn beams, several of which measure 40' in length. Design:
Inside ambient light floods The Sablewood making it a photographer’s dream. The warm wood walls soar an impressive three stories high to a forty-foot peak. 150 years of artisan craftsmanship surround you from the impressive framing architecture to the breathtaking 1920s crystal chandelier and every detail of handcrafted custom lighting, hardware, and carpentry.
As the sun sets the candle lights glow and the barn takes on a magical feel. This place was here long before us and we have attended to every painstaking detail to ensure its rugged post & beam structure will stand for hundreds of years to come.
Standout Venue Features:
Because love knows no season.
SPRING, SUMMER, FALL OR WINTER
We host stunning weddings year-round at The Sablewood, taking advantage of each beautiful season upstate New York offers. During the warm weather months, most couples choose our quaint outdoor ceremony location facing the mountain followed by outdoor cocktails. On colder days or in case of inclement weather The Sablewood has been designed with the versatility of giant barn doors that can be opened and closed to create separate spaces between the ceremony and cocktail hour. Full climate control ensures guests are kept cool in the heat of summer and toasty warm in the winter months.
Extra Perks: circa 1870 barn with 6,000 SF + soaring 40' ceilings
12' wide 1920s vintage crystal chandelier
dedicated catering prep room space
farm tables + gorgeous French country chairs for up to 250 guests
outdoor fire (weather permitting) Awards & Notables
Featured in the 2019 Edition of Bliss Celebrations Magazine, Wedding Boston Blog, and Tacari Weddings Blog
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