Indian Ladder Farms offers the perfect settings for memorable gatherings, including weddings, showers, birthday and graduation parties, reunions and retreats. The Helderberg Escarpment—a dramatic limestone cliff-face, home to John Boyd Thacher State Park, is visible from nearly every vantage point on the farm and provides a stunning backdrop for photos and a natural, dramatic ambience for your event. A Forever Farm, Indian Ladder’s unique agricultural landscape is protected in perpetuity by a conservation easement, preserving your memories along with the land.
Choosing from a variety of packages, you and your guests will have access to the farm’s barns, orchards, fields, natural areas, picnic groves, herb garden and grounds. Offer your guests farm fresh food from Indian Ladder Farms’ kitchens paired with beer and hard cider from the Indian Ladder Farms Cidery & Brewery, along with New York State wines and spirits. From a laid-back party atmosphere to an upscale wedding our friendly and professional staff will work with you to create an unforgettable gathering.
Indian Ladder Farms Photo Shoot Policy
Our customers are allowed to come to the farm during regular business hours to take photographs and/or be photographed at no charge providing they stay within areas open to the public and do not interfere with other customers access to and enjoyment of the farm.
Please note that the farm is open to the public daily and visited by a large number of people so operating without interfering with the public can be challenging.
Professional photographers must review their plans and the day/time and locations in which they propose to shoot and receive written permission (via email) from manager Laura Ten Eyck (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to coming to the farm. Sometimes when we have multiple photo shoots going on we will ask you to choose a different day/time.
E mail a minimum of one week in advance with the below info:
Photographer’s name & cell phone
Photo Subject Name, # of Subjects
Time of arrival
Time of departure
Day Of: Professional photographers must check in with the manager on duty and provide their cell phone number before beginning the photo shoot.
Photo shoots can also be arranged outside of business hours and/or in areas not normally open to the public. A fee of $100 an hour will be charged for us to provide a staff person to facilitate your access to the farm for your photo shoot.
Please keep in mind that, with the exception of sections of the orchard open seasonally for Pick Your Own our orchards are closed to the general public due to safety regulations. Sections of the orchard can be made accessible by prearrangement such as described in the previous paragraph.
Outdoor areas open to the public include picnic areas, our beer gardens, our nature trail and the grounds surrounding our farm market.
Note: We are happy to facilitate photo shoots anywhere on the farm free of charge for private event customers in conjunction with their event, such as a wedding and reception.
Indian Ladder Farms offers a variety of options for wedding ceremonies and receptions of all sizes. Marry in our orchard with a scenic view of the Helderberg Escarpment or have an intimate ceremony in our Herb Garden. Hold your reception in our rustic Apple Barn.
Beer and Hard Cider
The cidery and brewery offers incredible beer and hard cider that is made on premises using ingredients grown on our farm, as well as other New York Farms.
In addition to our own beverages we offer a selection of high-quality spirits, and wine from across New York State.
Children’s Birthday Parties
Indian Ladder Farms offers a variety of seasonal children’s birthday party packages including activities such as petting baby farm animals in the spring, feeding farm livestock in the summer and a tractor drawn hay ride to apple and pumpkin picking in the fall. Parties are held in the farm’s education barn. Refreshments are available for children and adults.
Click below to see the Children’s Party packages