Jessy and Bryant Turner
Caretakers of Ice House Hill Farm
Jessy and Bryant met coordinating weddings. In 2016 the venue under their care was awarded the Boston Magazine “Best of Boston” Best Wedding Venue – Berkshires accolade. Through their professional and personal relationship, the Turners have planned and executed 50 plus events including weddings, anniversary parties, proms, galas, and festivals.
Jessy is the owner of Birdhouse Events, a full-service event coordination firm. Bryant is the caretaker of Ice House Hill Farm. Among his daily duties, Bryant is responsible for animal feeding and care, property security, and keeping the farm in its pristine state.
In their downtime, Jessy and Bryant love hiking, cooking, and spending time with their two children.
Ice House Hill Farm has been a farm since at least 1858 when Truman Andrews purchased the property. It has changed hands over time, next being purchased in 1908 by the wife of Brooklyn brewer, William A.A. Brown and, later, by a farmer named McDonald. The large barn was built in 1922 by McDonald’s wife, before the land switched hands once again. Most recently Ice House Hill was a prolific dairy farm, owned and operated by Martin Malnati and his family. 80 head of cattle were milked here daily and the milk was sold to Borden dairy in CT.
In 2001 Ice House Hill Farm Nominee Land Trust purchased the farm to preserve the stunning vista. The iconic Ice House is used in modern times as a tool shed and is the star feature of one of the most beloved landscapes in the region. Today the farm houses a happy herd of Hereford cattle and is kept in pristine condition through the efforts of the land trust.