The reception barn and farmhouse crown the top of "Watervale Ridge" located in the rolling hills of Pompey. N.Y. and only minutes from the villages of Cazenovia and Manlius. Scenic, expansive hilltop views set the scene for your beautiful day.  The farmhouse on the property allows you to spend your wedding weekend with the people you hold most dear.  Get ready in our elegant, newly redone bridal suite and easily walk outside and down the aisle. Wedding ceremonies may be set up outside on the property or inside in the large open reception space.  

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The Great Room with 9 ft. Farm Table

Bridal Suite with Luxe Mirror

1800s Farmhouse

The barn's interior once housed hay wagons, old tractors, an antique car, and a random triceratops toy (which our little kids still play with!), among many other things. Now, the interior is open and spacious with polished concrete floors, ten french doors, a designated bar, and three large chandeliers—the largest is 63 inches in diameter! The barn, at 4,800 square feet, comfortably seats up to 250 people with a dance floor. 

Six french doors open to the westward-facing 120ft long portico under which guests can mingle, enjoy cocktails and take in our magnificent sunsets. In addition, each french door at the north and south ends, along with a traditional sliding barn door, provide ample light, airflow, and access. The barn also has industrial-style ceiling fans for added cooling as you dance the night away! Why rush a good thing? Choose Watervale Ridge for privacy, open spaces, and simple country charm!

We hope that your day is all that you dream it to be and more, and it's our goal to help in every way that we can.  Weddings on "The Ridge" celebrate the beginning of a lifetime together.  A marriage is a beautiful blessing- a great joy. Marriage is more than a day or certificate; it's a spiritual commitment intended for a lifetime. 

We strongly encourage couples to seek God's heart through prayer and premarital counseling. In doing so, couples can proactively address future concerns, better understand expectations and learn effective strategies to resolve conflict. We will happily recommend a counselor who will help you build a firm foundation so that you'll say, "We still do!" for years to come, and then let us help you celebrate your lasting love!

WE believe the marriage is greater than the wedding day

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Hello! We are the Mapstone Family, and we are honored to host your special day! Combined, Peter and Melissa have five children- Jeremy (the groom), Kelsey (left of the bride), Katherine (far right), Adrian (ring bearer), and Isla (flower girl).  On the far left is our son-in-law, RJ, and the beautiful bride is our daughter-in-law, Stephanie. Watervale Ridge is a part of our family farm.  The barn and farmhouse sit on 80 acres of cropland which supplies our nearby 300-cow organic dairy farm. We've lovingly restored this property and hosted both Kelsey and RJ's and Jeremy and Stephanie's weddings within three weeks of each other. That's over 400 people in 3 weeks! Phew, but we did it, and those days will forever be a beautiful part of our family history. We look forward to hosting your special day.  The spacious barn, large farmhouse to get ready in, and expansive countryside views will be the perfect canvas on which to host the beginning of your happily ever after!

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Meet the Mapstones!