New business spotlight on The Barn at Greystone Farm Wedding and Event Venue

WATSONTOWN — A wedding doesnít have to take place in church.

It can occur anywhere, including on a horse farm.

Daphne Bowers’ 93-acre farm, set amidst rolling hills at 106 Welliver Road, Watsontown, is the kind of place where many couples may be looking to be united in matrimony.

Eye-catching rural scenery, complete with a pond, an apple orchard, and a beautifully restored barn for the ceremony itself or the reception make it the perfect site.Daphne said different people over the years asked her about possibly using the farm as a wedding venue.

This year, she and her husband, Tim Bowers, opened The Barn at Greystone Farm Wedding & Event Venue for business.

“I am excited,” Daphne said. “I think the barn turned out better than we expected.”

Tricia Evangelisti, venue coordinator, pointed out different aspects of the barn.

For many years, the building was used to store hay and equipment, but has been transformed for weddings and other special activities while still maintaining its rustic quality.

Much of the vast first floor, with its wood floor, is open. A staircase winds up from a polished wooden floor to a loft that can be used for a lounge area. Other rooms among the first floor include a bridal lounge.

Overall, the farm provides areas with multimedia equipment for presentations, trainings, or other functions.

The setting and atmosphere offers a backdrop or venue for photo shoots, birthday parties, reunions, rehearsal dinners, baby showers, or worship groups.

While the barn may be the focal point of the venue, the farm itself certainly is a drawing card.

Outside weddings have become popular, according to Evangelisti.

Daphne said the farm has always been special to her and keeping its historic integrity intact was important. She was quick to add: “We are still a working horse farm.”

More information is at 570-506-4162.