Updike Farmstead offers couples the restored late 18th century farmhouse and rustic barn on six acres land.
The expansive back porch overlooks the bucolic landscape of preserved farmland and perfectly manicured grounds. The front of the property is lined with mature trees that add to the magical home spun quality of the venue. It’s undeniably romantic with a french country flare and perfect for the anti-ballroom bride.
Your guests can have private access to our farmhouse museum during the cocktail hour! See the largest collection of Albert Einstein's personal belongings!
Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
Ample Parking Onsite
The grounds at Updike Farmstead are picture perfect! The site offers couples complete access to the restored late 18th century farmhouse and newly renovated rustic barn which is nestled on six acres of picturesque land minutes from downtown Princeton. The expansive back porch overlooks the bucolic landscape of preserved farmland and perfectly manicured grounds. The front of the property is lined with mature trees that add to the magical home spun quality of the venue. It’s undeniably romantic with a french country flare and perfect for the anti-ballroom bride.
The barn at Updike Farmstead is more than 125 years old and rich with history. Originally constructed in 1892, the large historic barn has been renovated to be a premier event space. With beautiful vaulted uplit rafters, and original hemlock beams dating from the early 1500’s, the barn represents the incredible craftsmanship of the American barn style. Large double barn doors open out onto a spacious private courtyard facing a sweep of cultivated farmland. An adjacent original sliding barn door opens to the front of the property, facing rustic outbuildings, a windmill, and a large lawn perfect for cocktail hour and yard games. The barn blends classic rustic charm with modern amenities which include four unisex climate controlled bathrooms, a kitchen, custom lighting and wi-fi.
Standout Venue Features:
Updike Farmstead is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places and lies within the Princeton Battlefield/Stony Brook Settlement Historic District. The farmhouse museum features thought-provoking exhibitions examining a wide variety of historical and contemporary topics. The Farmstead’s permanent gallery, the Einstein Salon and Innovators Gallery, features an intimate and up-close look at highlights of HSP’s Einstein furniture collection with interpretation and photographs of Einstein’s time in Princeton from 1933-1955.
Venue fee includes exclusive use of the six acre property, a Historical Society staff person to assist with coordination of vendors on-site, evening security, special event insurance, and any necessary permit fees required by the town.
Baxter Construction was awarded the 2019 National Contractor of the Year Award for Commercial Specialty from The National Association of the Remodeling Industry for the restoration of Updike Farmstead.
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The Farmstead is minutes from downtown Princeton, with easy accress to Route 1.
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