“Using Updike Farmstead for (our first offsite family picnic) was a turnkey experience because of their professionalism in handling such events. From start to finish, they are always ahead of the game and anticipate your needs. Their preferred vendor list is well vetted.”
Steve Pieretti, Nassau Club

"We could not have picked a better place than the Updike Farmstead for our ad agency's summer party. It's six acres of idyllic farmland were the perfect backdrop for our Woodstock-themed event. The privacy of the location, the attentiveness of the Historical Society of Princeton, and the charm of the farmhouse all blended together to create a truly memorable event that people are still talking about."
-CDM Princeton

"The Updike Farmstead was the perfect setting for our son's wedding celebration party. Our guests enjoyed being able to tour the beautifully restored farmhouse, stand on the back porch and embrace the peaceful setting of the property, and roam the grounds under a gorgeous October sky."
-Beth Dumont, Hopewell Resident

"The Farm may be just a few minutes drive from downtown Princeton, yet you feel as if you were transported into a completely different world -- simple, very real and beautiful. My daughter and her friends made Victorian jewelry, climbed trees and went treasure hunting. It was an afternoon full of fun and happiness, one of the most memorable birthday parties we have ever had."
-Magda Rittenhouse, Princeton Resident

“At what might have been the inaugural social event at the Updike Farmstead, the Historical Society of Princeton hosted the wedding of my grandson on July 3, 2011 at the farm. The couple, neither of whom has lived anywhere other than California, wanted to come east to get married at the Updike family farm... HSP was most helpful... Their full and enthusiastic support throughout the entire process was both welcome and much appreciated.”
-Donald C. Updike

Host an Event at the Updike Farmstead

Available for Weddings, Holiday Parties, Corporate Events, Nonprofit Meetings, and Other Social Events

Updike Farmstead includes a beautifully restored late 18th/early 19th century farmhouse set on six acres. The house has a small catering kitchen, central heat and air, and ample parking. The expansive back porch overlooks the bucolic landscape of preserved farmland and an open yard that is perfect for larger, tented events. The large historic barn on the property will be available for rental in summer 2017.

Address: 354 Quaker Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

Contact: To arrange a tour of the site or for pricing information, please contact weddings@princetonhistory.org


Make your child's birthday a HISTORIC occasion - Click here for details on our birthday parties at Updike Farmstead, perfect for children ages 5-12.

The Society works with a small group of preferred vendors, including caterers and a tent rental company. We also have a recommended florist and valet services provider. Let us help you get started planning your special event today!

Preferred Vendors


Emily's Cafe

Provence Catering  


Images from Past Events at Updike Farmstead

Updike Farmstead Updike Farmstead at Night
Views of a wedding celebrated at Updike Farmstead.

Updike Farmstead Updike Farmstead at Night
View of Updike Farmstead from Quaker Road. Evening event, photo by Global Media Specialists www.gmsmedia.com

Wedding at Updike
An Updike family wedding, celebrated at the farmhouse. Courtesy of Aursine Silver Camera.

Wedding ceremony on back lawn.
Birthday Party
Birthday party at Updike Farmstead. Summer Picnic.