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Our History


The CHQ Barn is truly a fairytale story. Once a dairy farm and then a working horse farm, the Barn sits tucked into 157 acres of a beloved family property that has captured the essence and the spirit of Chautauqua, featuring some of the most picturesque landscapes surrounding Chautauqua Lake and the New York countryside. 

The Barn underwent a transformation, converting its proud yet humble beginnings into a stately and elegant venue. Built of dreams and local craftsmanship but still embracing a true farm feel, the Barn features rustic touches accompanied by timeless yet elegant details. The farm, of course, showcases the beautiful, rolling property and some friendly horses still roaming the pastures. Some might say that this transformation was like turning a pumpkin into a horse-drawn carriage, a true Cinderella story. 

The CHQ Barn debuted as a Wedding venue on June 1st, 2019. Since that first, very special wedding, the Barn has been the gathering space for hundreds of weddings, holding family and friends in celebration ever since. 

The Barn


The Barn is located within 1.5 miles of the acclaimed Chautauqua Institution.

Also, In Proximity To: 

Buffalo, NY - 1 hour 25 minutes

Cleveland, OH - 2.5 hours

Erie, PA - 50 minutes

Pittsburgh, PA - 2.5 hours 

The Barn can seat up to 250 guests comfortably and features an expansive bar and sprawling dancefloor in the nearly 6,000 square foot space. And just outside, a newly built Men's and Women's restroom building. 

Enter the outdoor spaces through the sliding doors that open the barn almost entirely on one side... you can enjoy both the indoor and outdoor elements during the May to October season we are available for your wedding day! 

A large metal firepit, plenty of seating, and the sprawling grounds welcome many activities and features to personalize your event. 


Ceremony Sites

Be inspired by the landscape and choose to host your ceremony on site as well. Every season features its own unique landscape of color and atmosphere.

The property has a variety of features that create a beautiful backdrop, including the front staircase, the Garden Pergola, and other areas on the grounds.


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