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Bishop Farmstead

Southampton, New Jersey


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The Big Red Barn

Constructed in 1932, this vintage barn oversees 12+ acres of native grasslands – a rich habitat for wildflowers, birds and butterflies – and a historic farmhouse built in the 1750s by a second-generation Quaker farmer.  The property is also home to Pinelands Preservation Alliance, whose mission is to protect the natural resources, history and culture of this unique region.

In 2017, the Alliance transformed the barn into a great gathering place. The recently completed renovation brings contemporary comfort and energy efficiency to a setting that still retains its authentic character. For weddings and private celebrations, the “big red barn” opens onto beautiful outdoor spaces for garden ceremonies and cocktails, while the interior is scaled for dinner and dancing for as many as 175 guests. 

Contact Erika Borton for information on this New Jersey barn wedding venue and to set up a tour.


We just booked at Bishop Farmstead in Southampton for the end of next September. We were very impressed by the rustic venue and we loved that it was something unique and different compared to the others that we toured. Danielle Wilson was extremely helpful and answered any questions we had. We are looking forward to our upcoming tasting at the end of January and can't wait to see how it all unfolds next September. Anyone looking for a rustic, unique venue, definitely check out Bishop Farmstead and the JAM team!

Samantha Vella (2024-09-20)

This venue is absolutely breathtaking, everything about it is perfect for that barn wedding. When we first saw this venue, we knew this is where we wanted to get married. Everyone has been so helpful, and everything is made super easy since catering is on scene.

Ericka U. (2023-11-12)

This venue is absolutely breathtaking, everything about it is perfect for that barn wedding. When we first saw this venue, we knew this is where we wanted to get married. Everyone has been so helpful, and everything is made super easy since catering is on scene.

Ericka Ulrich (2023-11-12)

As my fiancé and I were looking at venues there were a few things that were very important to us, first being we didn't want a typical Jersey ballroom and secondly we didn't want to spend so much money that we were going to go broke over our wedding. When we got onto the property of bishop farmstead and stepped in to the barn, we both instantly looked at each other because we knew this was our place. My favorite part is that cocktail hour is held downstairs/outside and there is a "reveal" of the upstairs reception space. The wooden tables, Edison bulbs and ambiance are breathtaking. The event staff are so thorough and attentive to all of your questions. They break down the costs in simple terms and we didn't feel like we were being "tricked" into any hidden fees, or pressured to add anything on. They really try and make any idea you have possible. The food options are endless and you are able to attend a tasting to try everything (it was delicious and so fun). We are about 2 months out and I cannot wait to see it all come together for us. Bishop Farmstead has been a dream to work with.

Beth Schachtele (2023-11-17)

My future wife are getting married at Bishop Farmstead later this year. The venue is beautiful, and the staff has been nothing but friendly and helpful during our planning process. Extremely excited for our big day and would recommend everyone look into them while looking for a venue.

Matthew Hanna (2023-10-07)

My future wife are getting married at Bishop Farmstead later this year. The venue is beautiful, and the staff has been nothing but friendly and helpful during our planning process. Extremely excited for our big day and would recommend everyone look into them while looking for a venue.

Matthew Hanna (2023-10-07)

Bishop Farmstead was the first venue my fiancee and I visited -- and the last! We fell in love with the beautiful hayloft and meadow-like outdoor space and knew we need not look any further. Cake and catering is included, and though we were initially nervous about not having a choice over catering, Jeffrey A. Miller catering definitely pulled through. At the group tasting, the tomahawk steak and BBQ pulled pork in a jar were the night's favorites. And though I am not vegan, the vegan meal and cake options were unfairly delicious! Pick Bishop -- you're in good hands!

Daniel Talasnik (2023-05-06)

My fiance and I are getting married at Bishop Farmstead this October and we could not be more excited! The pictures of the venue blew us away and we were even more impressed when we toured it in person. The grounds are stunning and the barn is rustic and beautiful. The JAM team has been super helpful thus far and their wedding planning manual has been a life saver! We recently had our food tasting and loved all of the delicious, farm-to-table options. October can't come soon enough!

Brittany (2023-10-28)

We are just thrilled that we chose this venue for our upcoming wedding! We were looking all over for a rustic barn setting, but none seemed to catch our eye until Bishop Farmstead. In person, this was the only venue we visited, and between what we saw, and the meeting with Danielle, our JAM event designer, we immediately pulled the trigger and booked our wedding here. Both the indoor and outdoor facilities are perfect for what we are looking for. The outdoor area is open and spacious; plenty of space to have lawn games or the like for our cocktail hour. The inside has two floors; the bottom floor can be used for additional cocktail hour space, but the upstairs Hayloft is the main focus: designated for the reception, which is beautiful. This venue can easily host our 120 guest wedding, and I cannot wait to see our vision come to life there!

Alexandria K. (2023-09-08)

We are so excited to get married here next month! Planning is just about set and everything has been so easy. We are especially excited to have their caterer Jeffrey A Miller taking care of the event. We loved the tasting and can't wait for our guests to try everything. So excited!!

Eric Thom (2023-04-15)

Just had our tasting with JAM caterers! We loved all the choices! Very unique farm-to-table options. Got our family so excited for the upcoming wedding!

Marielle Austin (2023-04-15)

This is an amazing place for a Wedding. Gina, our wedding coordinator is great and very quick to respond. The price is very affordable, but the location and view seems like it should be worth a lot more. The photo opportunities are plentiful to get amazing shots with a lot of different backgrounds. All and all, my fiancée and I are very happy with this venue and can?t wait for the big day!

Adam Braun (2022-11-05)

As soon as my fiancée and I visited Bishop Farmstead I knew this was the place I wanted to get married. The upstairs of the barn is beautiful and the outdoor area is great additional space for friends and family to gather. JAM has been great to work with, quickly answering all of our questions and making planning the wedding as simple as possible. I would highly recommend this venue!

AJ Pieffer (2022-08-13)

Pinelands Preservation Alliance is a nonprofit close to my heart, so when my fiancé and I were searching for a wedding venue, we were thrilled to find out that they were hosting weddings at their headquarters Bishop Farmstead through JAM Catering! From the very beginning, we were impressed with the professionalism of JAM staff. From navigating changing covid conditions to planning our menu with our event designer Joanne, everything has been a breeze so far. Our wedding is August 13, 2022, and we couldn't be more excited to work with the JAM team!

Allison Williams (2022-08-13)

We are so excited to be getting married at this venue in October! The grounds are beautiful and the lighting both outside and in the inside are amazing! We are so excited to start planning our menu for the big day especially after the group tasting experience!

Morgan Ivans (2022-10-28)

We are getting married on May 27th and have been working closely with the venue to plan our dream wedding. Our event coordinator, Gina, has been working hard to ensure our planning process is as effortless as possible. She has made our lives so much easier and is a joy to work with. We recently had our tasting at Bishop. It was a wonderful experience with a lot of other happy couples in attendance. We got to see different options for the table scapes and the decor packages that they offer, that were just beautiful. We are so excited for our upcoming wedding and can't wait to see how it all comes together. We can't recommend them enough!

Sara (2022-05-27)

I would like to extend a warm thank you to Erika at Bishop Farmstead. She flawlessly managed our son?s wedding with perfection! The attention to each family?s needs were met with the upmost of professionalism. She went above and beyond to make sure her clients were happy and greatly satisfied. The staff along Erika were professional and attentive. We truly recommend Erika, JAM, and Bishop Farmstead! Graciously, Sue and Greg Furey ??

Sue (2021-09-24)

I am so excited to share with you my experience so far with Bishop Farmstead. We were originally scheduled to have our wedding on September 19, 2020......then Covid happened. Erika and the team worked with me to reschedule for 2021. Although, we didn't get our original Saturday in September they made sure to find a date that worked for both parties. I am beyond thrilled for our upcoming wedding on November 5, 2021. Our event planner, Gina, is doing an amazing job at helping my vision come to life. I think she is almost as excited as me to execute the plan! If you are looking for a barn wedding with modern amenities this is the place for you. Can we talk about the vaulted barn ceiling and gorgeous lighting! That was the big selling point for us. In the beginning of March 2020 right before the big Covid shut down we had our food tasting! TALK ABOUT DELICIOUS! Absolutely everything we had was incredible. My husband and I always find wedding entrees to be kind of blaaahhhh but not here! All the entrees have a special twist that make them so unique. What's even better is that all their ingredients are farm to table and fresh...sometimes picked from their own urban garden! I highly recommend having a wedding at Bishop Farmstead. If the venue isn't your style be sure to check out other JAM catering venues. You won't be disappointed.

Liz H (2021-11-05)

We are excited to have our wedding at Bishop Farmstead on 10/30/21. We booked with less than 5 months, we were really happy they had any dates available, everything having been so insane with the pandemic situation. JAM catering and Bishop work really nicely together. The aesthetic is great and working directly with the catering company is great as well, a lot of barn venues you have to bring in your own catering, everything etc. JAM is very accommodating of food restrictions and allergies (which we have a lot of in our group) and they take it very seriously. We are still a about a month out but we are very excited for our event here!

Jessica Damadeo (2021-10-30)

My fiancé and I booked our wedding at the Bishop Farmstead for August 2020, but then when the Pandemic hit we needed to change our plans! Erika the wedding venue manager and the other Bishop Farmstead staff have gone above and beyond to communicate and take care of every detail to make sure that you, your guests, and the event staff will all be safe during the wedding, no matter what challenges may appear. A wedding is stressful enough! Good to know that we can trust the JAM staff to take the pandemic seriously and ensure the safety of all. They are also very responsive with their emails and keep all couples up to date with the regularly-changing New Jersey Covid protocols and other updates about the venue. I highly recommend this venue! Not to mention the barn and grounds are gorgeous and the food is delish!

Danielle Hayduchok (2021-08-14)

The barn is beautiful! If you are looking for a rustic wedding in SJ, this is a great choice! It's great that JAM Catering is all inclusive. They have been very helpful keeping us brides up to date with everything going on! I'm excited to have my wedding here in September 2021!

Becky T (2021-09-26)

The barn is breathtaking! From the first time I saw the barn I knew that our wedding had to be here. Everyone associated with the venue was super friendly. The exclusive caterer, Jeffrey A Miller Catering, was amazing and the food was delicious. Erika from JAM was terrific to work with and worked so hard to make everything just perfect for our special day!

Natalie T., Hammonton, NJ

Breathtaking and fun venue!

Jacqueline T., Vincentown, NJ

We had a tour in November with Erica and fell absolutely in love with the venue! They did such a great job renovating it and we can not wait until our wedding in September!

Melissa Stephenson (2020-09-04)
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Contact Person Erika Borton
Phone 609-755-1200
Address 17 Pemberton Road, Southampton, 08088
Is your facility handicapped accessible Yes
Is outside kosher catering permitted? Yes
Is kosher catering available Yes
Will you hold dates? Yes
Is the facility indoor only, outdoor only, or both? Indoor and Outdoor
Does your facility have guest rooms No
Does your facility have air conditioning Yes
Maximum capacity with dancing 175
Maximum capacity without dancing 200
Rental fees

$10,000-$18,000 catering spend range
$130-$200 price per person range
$2500-$5000 venue rental range

All pricing is based on time of year and week date requested.