The Olde Tater Barn property has been home to three generations of Benninger family businesses.
In 1956, Andrew and Elizabeth Benninger purchased the property, a one hundred acre potato farm on the Schoharie Creek, from William Roy. Andrew and his son, Robert, started the Benninger Trucking Business, hauling hay and straw to horse farms on Long Island and New York City police departments.
In 1966, Robert and Ethel moved to the property with their three children, Bob, Kate, and Richard, as Andrew planned his retirement. The Benninger Trucking Business continued until Robert’s retirement in 1994.
In July 1994, Robert celebrated his 60th birthday! Family and friends gathered in the barn for the first time for a party. In the following few years, family members also hosted parties in the barn.
In the late 90’s, Ethel decided a “Party Barn” would be a good idea. For the next ten years, Bob and Ethel provided the barn to host weddings, family parties and reunions. The marketing of “The Barn” was by word of mouth and they enjoyed sharing their beautiful property with others.
In 2010, Rich and Kate took over the management of the barn. They obtained appropriate licenses and permits to be able to serve food and alcohol. They also began making renovations to the barn to modernize it and provide more services. This included an indoor bar and commercial kitchen. The upgrades have continued over the years to bring the barn to its current state.
Weddings have been a family tradition at the barn. In 1980, Kate was married on the property in an outdoor wedding and reception. In keeping with family tradition, Kate’s three daughters, Rich and Kate’s three nieces, and a cousin were all married at the barn.
We would enjoy sharing our barn with you and your family for your special event. Please consider booking a tour. Contact Us