48 total reviews
I held my wedding at the Barns at Wesleyan Hills the first weekend in June and it was nothing short of amazing! Everyone from the CT Wedding Group was super helpful, from the moment I called to set up an appointment to view the grounds, to discussing details. They made the planning process effortless which was a big deal for me since I was planning the wedding from Indiana. Laura was my coordinator for the day of, and leading up to, the wedding and she was absolutely amazing! She kept the wedding on track while still keeping the laid back atmosphere I was looking for and made sure everyone was comfortable and having a good time. She really helped with all of my last minute questions and requests and really helped to make my special day perfect! The grounds are GORGEOUS, the venue is AMAZING, the staff is WONDERFUL and oh my goodness....the food. It really is to die for, and there is a lot of it. They also made sure my family, bridal party, and I were served hor dourves and beverages while doing photos during cocktail hour which was fantastic. Almost two months later I am still getting compliments on how wonderful the food was, how gorgeous the venue was, and how awesome the wedding was. I know I could have never pulled it off as well as I did if it hadn't been for all of the help and the beautiful venue Laura and everyone at the CT Wedding Group provided. I would highly recommend this location to anyone looking for that perfect place for their special day.I wish the party had never ended!
We had our wedding at the Barns at Wesleyan Hill on May 24 with Laura. She was incredible, always available to answer any and every question, even the silly ones! She was an absolute joy to work with, styled my wedding perfectly! They truly go above and beyond for their brides, and the food. Well that's a whole other story. It's incredible. Every detail is so perfectly tied together and treated with the utmost care, you can not go wrong with having an event hosted by the CT Wedding Group.
The Barns Venue was simply stunning, it's charm has ben retained since it was first built and is in impeccable condition. The food was to die for, I still dream of my meal! Every aspect of the CT Wedding Group and the Brans at Wesleyan Hill is a 5 star rating.
Coming from New York in search for something different. A wedding that people would remember the whole experience. A wedding with good food, good service, in a non-traditional location (not a normal catering hall). Luckily I found everything I dreamed at the Barns of Wesleyan Hills. From the moment I walked into the barns I felt a magical feeling come across. I was able to picture my wedding at the beautiful barns with the ceiling strung with small lights, and a ceremony outside. Everything I wanted the CT Wedding Group filled. From the beginning meetings, to the constant follow up answering my emails in a timely manner, to customizing the menu with my food requests (including accommodating guests dietary needs). The food was great, not the normal meat with potatoes and veggies, but rather seasonal items that tasted fresh. The staff was so nice and I felt comfortable trusting my wedding with them. Me being a type A I wanted my whole wedding to incorporate my wedding theme. The staff welcomes my ideas. Even my last meeting was bringing props for setup, and all my little touches. The staff took every request and on my wedding day when I saw my vision all set up I knew they did a better job then I would have. The barn was great, easy accessible for guests, kept the bathrooms cleaned, and kept the room and tent cool on an August Day. Michelle was my day of wedding coordinator and she was great so I send thanks to her but don't worry all of the staff is great from Mary Elizabeth to Tracy. The ceremony was set up perfect and the whole event ran smoothly. So from a NY City Bride, The Barns is a great pick, a unique setting, great food and a great staff.
I had my wedding at The Barns recently and it was a rustic fall fairytale. Everything was amazing AND our wedding coordinator, Laura, was absolutely fantastic. She was friendly, organized and on point with everything we discussed regarding décor and set up.
As a nervous bride, all my fears were washed away when I saw how beautiful the ceremony looked outside and no detail left un-turned for cocktail hour and the reception. The atmosphere was magical and the food... exquisite. The staff was friendly and the day couldn't have gone any smoother.
Everyone on the CT Wedding Group team was readily available via email and always quick to respond with any questions. We had our wedding coordinators personal cell too in case any issues came up. They are extremely dedicated.
It was worth ever dollar spent. Our families raved about it and the memories we have from our perfect day are priceless. I would recommend this to any bride looking for amazing service and a gorgeous atmosphere.
Wedding of my dreams :)
We did not have our own wedding planner, and were coordinating our wedding from 6,000 miles away. The Barns made it easy, beautiful, and perfect the day of. Laura made us feel completely at ease as we put together last minute details. Everyone at the venue was incredibly responsive to all of our questions -- even on weekends and after hours. Wonderful service, and absolutely stunning location, especially for a New England wedding in the fall. Absolutely worth it.
I had my wedding at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills this past weekend (Sat., October 11th, 2014). I cannot say enough amazing things about the venue, the staff, the food, or the location. Everything was exactly how I imagined my wedding day to be, if not more! I envisioned a fall barn wedding, romantic and fun, and that is exactly what I got. The staff was always available to field any questions I had leading up to the day & they were extremely accommodating, friendly, and helpful! We had Melinda as our wedding coordinator. She is wonderful! She checked on us throughout the evening to make sure that we had everything that we needed and to make sure that our night was going the way we had planned. She was so friendly and very professional. I had absolutely no stress because she oversaw every detail and made sure that the night ran smoothly. Thank you, Melinda! The food was incredible. Every single guest commented about how impressed they were with it and how delicious each course was, from the appetizers to the dessert! The other staff on hand that night was extremely courteous and accommodating. I had an amazing time and would recommend this venue to any bride looking for the perfect wedding day!
We cannot say enough about the barns at Wesleyan hills and the CT wedding group staff! Our wedding was perfect!! We had numerous comments from guests about the venue, food and service! Mary-Beth was AMAZING! So laid back but very efficient and so, so sweet...we all love her! I highly recommend the barns for your wedding venue, there isn't a single thing we would change!
Sherri & Jared
I had my reception at the barns about a month and a half ago and I cannot say enough good things about my experience with the barns and everyone involved. From the start of booking the venue Mary beth was informative, on top of everything and had everything in line and organized making the entire experience next to stress free. The day of the wedding, everything went smoothly. People are still raving about the high end restaurant quality food and how unique and beautiful the venue itself was. In addition, they offer add on wedding features including a ben and Jerry's ice cream bar which everyone of all ages loved! I would 100% recommend Mary beth, the barns and ct wedding group to anyone getting married in the area!
We had a lovely, fairy tale wedding at the Barns. From day one of wedding planning, we knew we wanted a unique venue and the Barns fit the bill. Everyone at the Barns was incredibly helpful and professional and while the day of you may not work with the same coordinator whom you complete the planning process with, they all transition in seamlessly, never missing a detail. We grabbed one of their last dates of the season and received a discount, which placed the Barns within our budget (otherwise, it wouldn't have been). Everything was incredibly beautiful, organized, and worked out so well. We even looked at each other after our wedding and said we never thought this would happen, but it truly went off without a hitch. Once you book with the Barns, you receive top notch service, an incredible package of food/bar, and a beautiful setting. If you're looking for the full package and a low stress planning process, then this is the venue for you!
I know Rustic weddings seem to be the range recently, but I couldn't imagine mine another way. I just couldn't see myself in your typical wedding hall, country club, banquet hall. While many of them are really nice, they just didn't feel like they could represent us. The Barns was able to capture our personality in a way I can only try to explain. Yet all of our guests were saying, "this wedding is so you". We had our ceremony outdoors in front of the willow trees, which I highly recommend. I look at pictures and they seem like a postcard. The little unique details like the signature drink and their rustic decor details that they incorporate with whatever you bring, make you feel like your at someone's home - but one that fits 225 people :-) We worked with Mary-Beth and from day one meeting her, I felt like we made a friend. She truly loves her job and it shows. She is so good at it. She has a way of making you feel like you are the only bride she is working with. She answers emails quickly and efficiently, she goes out of her way to make suggestions and work with your budget, and she does it all with a calm and cool demeanor.
The food is excellent. We had a hard time narrowing down our meals options after the food tasting. A LOT of our guests raved about the food which I think is a rarity at a wedding. We did a non-traditional dessert station instead of a wedding cake and I think it was a huge success. They had so many different options that you could put together to create what you want. No one had to wait long for a drink - they were very well staffed. I could go on and on about this place. The one thing I will say is that it isn't cheap BUT you totally get what you pay for. I wouldn't change a thing. If I'm comparing it to venues that charged more $ per head, I think The Barns offers far and away more for their price AND the food and service will be beyond your expectations!
We are so happy we had our wedding at the Barns! It was everything we dreamed of and more. The entire staff of CT Wedding Group is incredible. They were always quick to respond, worked with us for our specific wants/needs, and made our day perfect. We had the pleasure of having Michelle as our day of coordinator and we absolutely adored her! She herself had recently gotten married and she gave me amazing recommendations (most of which I ended up using). She was there to help every step of the way leading up to the wedding. The day of, she and her staff ran the show seamlessly, and the Barn looked gorgeous! They dressed it with vintage props, lace, and their awesome apple press. My husband and I were able to sit back, relax, and actually enjoy our wedding because we knew she and the team had it under control. Not to mention, the food is DELICIOUS. Seriously. Everything from the passed hors d'oeuvres, the sit down dinner, the signature cocktail – so yummy. All of our guests had such a blast. We are so grateful to The Barns and CT Wedding Group for making our wedding so special.
We are so pleased we chose to have our wedding at the Barns. The lake and willow tree made a beautiful setting for our ceremony and for our photos. The staff are so friendly and helpful and made me feel at ease on my big day. The catering was phenomenal and all of our guests are still talking about how great the food was! Couldn't have asked for a better wedding day.
My husband and I had a beautiful wedding at the Barns at Wesleyan Hills. The venue makes it easy - you can go as elaborate or as simple as you want, and they give you a list of trusted vendors. We used only their recommendations, and everything worked out really well. The venue is perfection - it is beautiful and modern, but has a rustic quality. The food is great, and they worked with us to make sure we had a menu that met our needs and the needs of our guests. On the day of the wedding, I didn't worry about a thing. I trusted Laura, my planner, and she made everything happen the way I had hoped. Also, we had a double rainbow that day, which made for great pictures.... not sure the venue had anything to do with that, but if they did, they are truly amazing. :)
The CT Wedding Group team was incredible. From the time we booked the venue to the final hour of the wedding the team was on point, courteous, and did their job to perfection. Food and service were impeccable.
We had our wedding at The Barns on September 1st and it was absolutely amazing! Throughout our whole wedding planning process, the people at Connecticut Wedding Group were communicative and helpful with any questions we had. Our day-of coordinator was Mary-Beth, she was the best! The whole day went off without a hitch and everything looked better than I could have imagined! I would do it all over again tomorrow! The food was out of this world, we are still getting compliments on how amazing it was. The staff and service was outstanding and so attentive to all of our guests. The venue was a bit more than I originally budgeted but was worth every penny! I would recommend The Barns to anyone looking for a beautiful outdoor ceremony and gorgeous rustic romantic reception venue. LOVE LOVE LOVE The Barns at Wesleyan Hills!
I knew from the beginning I wanted a unique wedding- not just some standard yacht club/banquet hall. But I also needed a site that didn't require me to do much organization. The Barns was perfect. I fell in love with the ambiance of the barns the moment I walked in- Everything seemed perfect from the scenery to the inside decor to the smell of the old barn. Yet no matter how many times I visited or looked at photos online I was stunned the day of my wedding to see how beautiful and elegant it looked with the white draping they hung. It was a truly romantic and breath taking setting. Everyone in the room was impressed. But thats just the setting. The food was superb- local/farm fresh menu! The staff was incredible. They were so careful to make this the best experience from stocking the bar with our favorite beer, to making sure we ate appetizers and dinner, to fixing my bustle when it kept falling down. I feel like nothing went wrong that day due to their hard work and if it did- I didn't know about it. They took care of every detail! I could not have had a better experience some place else.
I was married in June 2013 at the Barns. All our guests commented about the marvelous food, beautiful grounds, and extremely professional staff. Our wedding planner, Marybeth, was always available to answer phone calls and emails. She shared her ideas and knowledge with us. Honestly, I could not have asked for a better experience. I would definitely recommend working with the Barns and the CT Wedding Group to couple's looking for a unique wedding space with people who truly care about making your day special. I was able to truly relax on my wedding day because I knew that we had a professional team supporting us.
I can't say enough great things about CT wedding group staff, and The Barns at Wesleyan Hills. We are still hearing our wedding guests rave over the venue, the food, and what a great time they had at our wedding. My husband and I had contact with many staff at CT wedding group leading up to our wedding. Everyone was so nice, and alway sent quick responses to my MANY questions. Mary-Beth was our day of coordinator and someone who my husband and I worked closely with through out the planning process. She was absolutely AMAZING. Our day went off without a hitch. She was very attentive. I had a lot of decor items to be set up, and Mary-Beth made it all look stunning. We enjoyed going to the tastings leading up to the wedding. The food is AMAZING. The extensive cocktail hour, amazing plated dinner, and the drinks were delicious. We loved CT Wedding Group and The Barns At Wesleyan Hills!
When we got engaged, we knew we wanted our wedding to be different. We didn't want a traditional wedding factory with ugly carpet but a place that was unique to us as a couple. A friend recommended “The Barns at Wesleyan Hills” to us and after looking at it, no other facility would compare. From the beautiful grounds with gorgeous willow trees to the rustic barn with twinkling tee-lights, we knew this would be the perfect place to say our vows and dance the night away with all of our friends and family.
From the moment, we booked with the Connecticut Wedding Group; their staff was nothing but helpful, organized, and patient. They answered every phone call and email diligently, and no question from a stressed out bride or father seemed outlandish. We were relatively calm during the wedding process because we knew our wedding was in good hands with Jonathon, Traci, and Mary-Beth leading the way.
Mary-Beth was the perfect bridal consultant for us and our family. She was so sweet, personable, and supportive. She always asked if we needed anything and made sure we were happy. Mary-Beth and her team took such great care of us. We received so many compliments about all of the little details; I could not thank her enough for executing our vision so beautifully. Mary-Beth excels at her job and we applaud how creative, professional, and friendly she was during our whole wedding process.
Looking back at our wedding, we definitely received the most compliments about the high quality food, beverages, and service. From cocktail hour to our reception and delicious Ben & Jerry’s bar, our guests were overjoyed with how wonderful everything was and how helpful and kind every member of the Connecticut Wedding Group staff was.
We without a doubt would recommend having a wedding at the Barns at Wesleyan Hills. We wish we could get married all over again so that we could spend another night at the Barns. We keep encouraging our friends to get married there because it truly is a magical place! We could not be happier with how our wedding went- it by far exceeded our expectations thanks to the Connecticut Wedding Group!
Recently, I married the love of my life at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills. This site could not have been better. The beautiful scenery, historical barn, and lovely atmosphere kept all of our guests in awe. The staff was beyond kind; willing to do anything to make your night special. A specific shout-out must be made to Meghan Sidoti; she truly made our night one for the memory books. Catering to every desire we had, Meghan and the CT Wedding Group Staff made our job easy...despite the nerves. If I could recommend the CT Wedding Group, specifically Meghan and The Barns, to anyone and everyone I would.
You rock CT Wedding Group!
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Discover the Barns at Wesleyan Hills!
Enjoy panoramic views of our gorgeous willow trees, to dancing the night away in our authentic 150 year old dairy barn! You get the use of The Big Barn, Little Barn Wedding Suite & Tented Patio, all equipped with heat and air conditioning!
We provide a 6 hour reception with no ceremony fees.
- Price Range: $$$$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Liability Insurance, Liquor License, On the Water, Onsite Catering, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Site Fee, Tented Area, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 250
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Barn/Farm, Botanic Garden/Park, Loft/Raw Space, Mansion/Historic Site, Unusual/Alternative, Vineyard
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012