ABOUT THE BARN
The White Barn @ South Farms can accommodate 50 to 200 guests, and larger events when combined with adjacent tenting options. The barns are made up of a series of interconnected indoor and outdoor spaces that have been thoughtfully updated to meet the requirements of today’s special events.
The rectangular Parlor Room served as the barn’s original dairy cow milking parlor. Today the Parlor overlooks the hillside meadows, offers breezeway access into the Bull Yard, and has an open footprint flowing into the Hayloft Room. The room features rough cut barn wood walls and trim accents. The center 16-foot high ceiling is covered in reclaimed metal roofing, a prominent natural light-filling cupola, and custom designed up-lighting within antique steel accents. Seated dinner receptions typically take place in the Parlor.
The Bull Room is the oldest, original room of The White Barn featuring post and beam construction, weathered patina metal roofing, and two sets of oversized sliding barn doors that open into both the Bull Yard and Courtyard. The Bull Room of course once housed the homestead’s three resident bulls. Along the Northeast wall you can still see the sliding door channels that were raised by pulleys to let the bulls roam out of their stalls into the pasture. Today the Bull Room showcases our rustic custom built bar, which is the main attraction during cocktail hour at the barn.
The Hayloft Room was formally used as the main Northern Hayloft in the barn. This voluminous room features 50-foot ceilings and an open wraparound mezzanine overlooking the main floor and offers views across the Parlor. The room is finished in barn board, reclaimed aged lumber from the barn’s original horse stalls, and metal roofing accents. Along the entire height of the southern wall is the exposed original post and beam framing illuminated by discrete architectural lighting. A heavy wood-beam and steel staircase trimmed out with accents from the farm’s grain auger leads up to the second floor. In the center of the room hangs the barn’s original Louden hay carrier, re-purposed into a timeless chandelier. This grandly detailed room is often used as the dance floor area during events.
LOWER CEREMONY BARN AKA “STONE BARN”
The South Farms Stone Barn is an intimate seasonal ceremony space that seats up to 125 guests and allows 150 with some standing. This partially sub-terranean stone walled structure is crowned with a 30-foot long poplar tree chandelier and arched pendant Edison bulbs creating a dramatic and unique setting.
21 Higbie Road
Morris, CT 06763
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