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Wedding & Event

Space in Pennsylvania

At Old Carter Barn, we take pride in curating unique, one-of-a-kind weddings. Every wedding here is a special and cherished occasion from intimate ceremonies to glamorous celebrations. Whatever your size and style, we’re honored to be a part of your story.

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In the

Press

Old Carter Barn has been featured locally & nationally in the press and across the web for weddings, arts & music shows, and more.

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History of Old Carter Barn

Rustic and refined, this historic barn at Old Carter Farm overlooks scenic Lake Carey- 5 miles north of Tunkhannock, PA. Originally used as part of a dairy farm, the barn was built in the post and beam “English Bank” tradition around 1884. In the 1950s, the Carter family converted it into a turkey farm, but it went out of operation and has been vacant since the 1970s.

When Douglas Carter Beane, a five time TONYnominated playwright from New York, inherited the property in 1998, he wondered what to do with this structure that seemed to be a few years away from collapse and sliding down the hill, filled with turkey feathers and rusted farm equipment. He and his husband, Lewis Flinn, decided to save the structure and honor the rural community of Lake Carey. Then began five years of restoration work. With the help of McNamara Construction, experts in post and beam barn restoration from Northeastern PA, they cleaned out 100 years of dirt and muck, straightened the building, restored the post and beams, added windows, replaced floors, fixed the roof, and added staircases. They floated a historic gazebo across Lake Carey and restored it to its Victorian Glory, adding a 500-square-foot patio. They put in electricity and handmade light fixtures. The space is unique for weddings, concerts, art shows, theater performances, or large family gatherings.

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Property Restoration Gallery

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Old Carter Barn Team

(L to R) Dave Maxey, Manager | Caleigh Tyler, Asst Manager | Lewis Flinn, Owner

At Old Carter Barn, our goal is to make your wedding as memorable and magical as possible. We offer a lot of guidance and support to make sure that happens. Our entire team is certified wedding planners, and we include event management and day-of coordination in all of our packages.