Foxley Farm

Foxley Farm is a charming farm located in the middle of fox hunting country, 2 miles south of Ligonier.  Once owned by the Mellon family, this farm combines a cottage house from the 1800’s and a ballroom built in the 1970’s.  Set on a stunning 58 acres, there are numerous buildings on the property.  There is a grand ballroom, cottage house, barn and separate spring cottage to name a few.  Each building is unique and in the process of being renovated to be enjoyed by brides and their guests.

We were greeted by one of the owners who actually lines on the property.  THe owner gave us a full tour of the estate and pointed out all the great renovations they are doing.  We started in the kitchen, which held its colonial charm.  Following a peek at the kitchen we were given a tour of the guest rooms and the many bathrooms.  I was very immersed by the closet space in the house!

After a tour of the house portion we walked into a jaw-dropping ballroom complete with a catwalk balcony, once used as a gallery.  This is where you can really see the potential in Foxley Farm.  The floors were recently replaced with a gorgeous dark wood but everything else was original.  The molding around the property is incredible.  There was a photo shoot going on during our visit so we were able to see the ballroom with some decorated guest tables.  The place is really a blank slate with character and can be transformed into anything you want.

Above are photos of the interior.  You can see a lot of elements that make Foxley Farm unique.  In the lower right hand corner is an example of beautiful molding throughout and on the far bottom left are doors from the Mellon building downtown!


This is the staircase in the main ballroom, which leads up to the catwalk balcony and another tier that has room for additional guests or a live band.

Next, we stopped at the barn.  The barn is large enough to accommodate guests yet small and intimate at the same time.  They are even adding a catering area to make it easy to hold dinners and receptions.  And the best part?? The whole property is your for the entire weekend and you can utilize every building for whatever you choose.  The property is all yours and your bridal party’s for the weekend.  however, the owners do line on the property, they have a private entrance and exit and are there just in case you need anything!


Want to know more?  Check out their website for more information!















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