Amenities + Details
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$$$$ – Expensive
Ballroom, Barn, Waterfront, Historic Venue, Loft, Park, Tented, Vineyard
Food + Catering, Planning, Service Staff
My wife and I were married on September 16, 2016 at the Barns at Wesleyan Hills. From the moment we walked into the Barns over a year ago, we knew it was the perfect place for our wedding. It had the perfect rustic and natural feel we were looking for, while still being beautiful and elegant. I was instantly enamored by the smell of the wood, the extended ceilings and the giant windows looking out toward the willow trees and duck pond. Anyone who walks through the Barns' doors, will know exactly what I mean. To top it off, the entire staff was very friendly and welcoming. Throughout the entire planning process, Mary-Beth (the Senior Wedding Planner) and her staff were there to help keep us on track and answer any questions or concerns we had. They always remained professional, courteous, and were understanding to all of our needs and requests. On the day of our wedding, the Staff at the Barns, especially Jack, took all of the stress and worries away from the very first moment. The decorations / set up of the Barns far exceeded our expectations and the Venue looked magnificent. The lighting hanging from the rafters and the barrel wood tables created the perfect ambiance. I have heard countless amounts of compliments from all of our guests on how magical the Barns looked that night. We were married underneath the giant willow tree which provides the ultimate backdrop for the wedding pictures. The duck pond and small bridges around the pond only added to the beauty of the property. I truly cannot state enough how beautiful this venue is. Throughout the cocktail hour, Jack and the rest of the staff catered to the bridal party and our every need as we continued getting photographed around the venue. We were constantly given food and drinks whenever we wanted it. The food was exceptional! Both apps and dinner. It was honestly the best food I have ever had at a wedding (I know this may seem biased but I could not stop stuffing my face). We then made our way inside for dinner and dancing. We had a large guest count (over 200 people) but the Barns was more than accommodating and it did not feel crowded at all. There was plenty of room for everyone to move freely and not feel claustrophobic. Again, the staff was terrific. Dinner service was smooth and they met the needs of every one of our guests. They also made my wife and I feel like royalty. Anytime we needed anything, someone was there to assist us right away. They kept everything on schedule and even made sure we had time to eat (which many people warned would not be possible on our wedding day). They were constantly going above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect. We couldn't have asked for a better venue and staff than the Barns at Wesleyan Hills and the Connecticut Wedding Group. I would truly recommend the Barns to anyone who is getting married and look forward to attending weddings at this venue in the future. They made our dream wedding a reality and thank everyone involved from the bottom of my heart.
BEST. WEDDING. EVER. Everyone loves their wedding (I hope!) But I must say, I don’t think I would love mine as much if it hadn’t been at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills. Not only is the venue absolutely stunning (where else have you ever seen chandeliers in a barn??), but Connecticut Wedding Group was absolutely amazing to work with. From our initial tour, to the day of, all CWG wedding planners and everyone I ever spoke to was so accommodating, prompt, and kind! I must have exchanged dozens of emails with the wedding planner I worked with, Mary-Beth, leading up to the day, and she was SO helpful and sweet! After some hiccups getting ready (my hairstylist was an hour late and that pushed everything back), I was feeling pretty anxious. But those feelings quickly dissolved the moment we arrived to get dressed at The Barns—aka when Melinda took the reins! Melinda is pure magic. She was our day-of wedding planner and she was positively phenomenal! After spending countless hours crafting signs, creating fixtures, and brainstorming centerpieces, I was absolutely BLOWN AWAY by how she brought my vision to life. And though she was so patient and laid back, she definitely was great with keeping everything on schedule. My husband and I still can’t get over how she read our minds—refreshing our drinks, making us plates from the buffet because we were so busy talking we forgot about eating, and generally moving things along so that we maximized the fun. In addition to the general awesomeness of the staff and venue itself, the food is delicious. Everyone I see, 6 weeks later, is still raving about how amazing everything was. The variety, the flavors—truly impeccable. We opted for pies for dessert—which is such a nice option and one that I’ve never seen at a wedding. I’ve received so many ‘best wedding ever’ comments from friends and family and that’s truly all thanks to the staff at The Barns and Connecticut Wedding Group—especially Melinda! Unbelievable from start to finish—I feel so lucky to have such happy memories from our wedding day :)
Rustic yet Elegant Wedding VenueReviewed on 9/10/2015
In August, my wife and I were married at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills. It was an ideal venue for the sort of contemporary wedding that my wife and I envisioned for ourselves. We could not be more satisfied with this rustic yet elegant wedding space. The venue itself has many features that captured our interest. The landscape is very well maintained and offers an attractive backdrop for a ceremony. Our guests were seated on a well maintained lawn looking out at an enormous weeping willow tree adjacent to a calm pond. The Barn itself also rivaled the grounds in terms of its visual appeal. The high ceilings, wooden beams, hardwood floor and balcony added lots of visual detail. It is worth noting that The Barns is a raw space that can be transformed by adding various lighting and decor packages. We decided to accent the hardwood and rustic atmosphere with strings of garden lights and sheer tapestries. We also were very satisfied by the professionalism and attentiveness demonstrated by the entire staff over the course of the pre-wedding process. They were diligent in corresponding on a regular basis. The menu tasting was also quite remarkable in terms of the fun atmosphere the staff produced. We sampled all the artisanal meal options while also mingling with other couples and talking with knowledgable staff. The food options were eclectic and inventive. The Barns provides ten hors d'oeuvres during cocktail hour and an open bar with signature craft cocktails as standard offerings. The farm-to-table dinner options were on par with the sorts of meals my wife and I find at highly renowned restaurants throughout New England. The food was fresh, innovative, rotates seasonally. The service the day of the wedding was impeccable. The event coordinator, Jack McDowell, was professional and instilled confidence in his ability to be responsive to our needs. The staff was present yet discrete throughout the day. They made the wedding a seamless affair. The Barns exceeded all expectations!
They say your wedding day is supposed to be one of the best days of your life, and our wedding at The Barns was without a doubt the best day ever! We could not have asked for a more perfect day or a better experience. The ceremony site and the barn where both more stunning then we imagined they would be. All the little details and wonderful ambience created by the staff and how smoothly things where executed by our coordinator Jenna, we didn't have to worry about a single detail all night. Our wedding was a week ago and my husband and I haven't been able to stop talking about it, we have received countless rave reviews from our guests as well. Thank you to everyone who made our day so special!
We had an august wedding. The Venue was stunning. Everything I tasted was delicious and they really took care of every last detail for me. Jenna was our coordinator and was every bit as meticulous as me so my mind was at ease for the big day!
Everything about The Barns at Wesleyan Hills and CT Wedding Group is beyond amazing! My husband and I cannot say enough great things about our day of coordinator, Jenna and the rest of the team! Jenna made sure that our vision not only came to life, but she brought it to a whole new level! She was always there to make sure that we had everything we needed, make sure that we had food, a drink, etc all night. Everything about The Barns at Wesleyan Hills is beautiful, the grounds, the barn, the new gorgeous middle barn, the food and presentation! More than one guest stated that it was the "best wedding they had ever been to". Thank you Jenna, Mary Beth and the rest of the team at The Barns for a day we won't ever forget!
The Barns at Wesleyan Hills is an absolutely gorgeous venue, and CT Wedding Group maintains it with meticulous attention to detail. The outdoor ceremony area is stunning, and the inside décor was perfectly suited to our taste and the space. The food was delicious; every one of our guests commented on the flavors and presentation of each course. The cocktail hour and dessert were also perfectly on point, right down to the "to go" boxes that the staff at CT Wedding Group packed for our guests to bring home with them. You know how they say that something always goes wrong on your wedding day? That is not true with a wedding with CT Wedding Group. Every detail of our wedding was executed perfectly, and every single guest raved about the wedding! I didn't think that my wife and I would be able to relax and let go of the details, but our wedding planner (Jessica) did everything right to put our minds at ease and made sure every detail was even better than we dreamed. We had a blast planning the wedding with the staff at CT Wedding Group, and an even better time celebrating the day. We could not have made a better choice, and would recommend it without hesitation to anyone looking for a wedding venue!
My husband and I were planning our wedding under unusual circumstances; He was employed in Georgia, while I was finishing graduate school in New York. Although we never anticipated having a long distance engagement, or a destination wedding, once we saw The Barns, we knew it was the place for us. Mary-Beth went above and beyond for us. She was there every time we had questions (and you will have questions), great suggestions, and was always accommodating. We have been married for just over a week and our guests continue to rave about the food, the service, and the overall ambience of the night. We could not have dreamt a more beautiful day and the team at The Barns made it happen. We cannot thank them enough for making our wedding day truly magical!
From the beginning my fiancé and I loved everything about the Barns. The staff there ( Mary Beth and Jenna) were so professional, sweet and helpful. The space itself is gorgeous expecially with the new coctail hour Barn which was recently renovated. The food was fantastic! Overall we had a fantastic experience!!
Absolutely beautiful venue. From our first meeting, the Barns staff helped streamline the wedding process. We were provided a list of possible vendors for any wedding needs and they all provided excellent service. It was great knowing that our vendors were familiar with the Barns and friends with the staff. Lindsey was our coordinator the day of the wedding and kept everything running smoothly (including timing our ceremony to end just as thunder began)!!!! The Barns are so beautiful that you will not need lots of other decorations. The garden lights and old wooden floors are the perfect backdrop.
We had our reception at the barn 8/12/16 and it was perfect. With 100+ degree weather, the staff made us so comfortable. Our guests were blown away by the middle barn. What an amazing addition! Jon and I were taken such good care of by Jenna and the whole staff. Jenna accommodated everything anyone in attendance needed. Leading up to the reception, there were late night emails, phone calls and drop ins and everyone at CWG made us feel comfortable and welcome (and sane) I can't thank Jenna enough. She is a master at her craft. Everything was perfect the day of and its all thanks to CWG!
The Barns team did an amazing job on our wedding day. Everything was set up perfectly to our vision. Jenna made sure all of our needs were met and most importantly made sure we ate our dinner! Our guests could not stop complimenting the venue and staff. I would not change a thing about the flow of our day. Our wedding planning experience was effortless. CT wedding group was always one step ahead of us and made sure all of our ducks were in a row. They had an answer for everything and made sure I understood all of the details. The wedding planning process was a wonderful experience for us. From start to finish we were treated with much respect and consideration of our needs. We had total and complete confidence that CT wedding group would make our journey to marriage successful.
Once we saw The Barns we knew it was the perfect choice for our wedding! Not only do you get to get married on their beautiful grounds and have an amazing farm-to-table meal, but you also get help throughout the entire planning process from their phenomenal staff!! The day of our wedding there was a possibility of rain, the staff set up for the ceremony inside and outside just incase and thanks to an amazing team getting our guests seated quickly we were able to get married outside, with thunder overhead! Lindsay was our day of coordinator and I can't say enough amazing things about her. She kept everything going smoothly the day of making the day completely flawless! I can't thank them enough for making our wedding day perfect!
We couldn't have been MORE happy with our wedding at the Barn's - from the gorgeous grounds, to the new cocktail hour space, to the bridal suite and actual barn - Everything was STUNNING. The team set up everything perfectly as i had imagined. I walked into the reception room prior to our ceremony and just cried by myself because it was my vision executed with perfection. Our day of coordinator made our day extra special, we never had to seek out a drink or had to worry about what was coming next. She was always there for both my husband and I with a refill & kept the day running smoothly. It was magical.
We could not have asked for a more perfect wedding. The Barns at Wesleyan Hills was an amazing venue, and the CT Wedding Group was absolutely the best the work with. We live our of state, and booked our wedding a year and half in advance, and the wedding group was so easy to work with through emails, and we never felt forgotten even when our wedding was so far away. They also worked with us to schedule any in person meetings while we were in the area. Everyone that we dealt with was very professional, friendly, and efficient. If I emailed someone a random question and they were out of the office or couldn't get the answer right away they would send my question along to someone else so I wouldn't be waiting on an answer, it was great but really not necessary. Every aspect of wedding planning was made easier and more fun by dealing with the Wedding group from the initial meetings, emails about linens or my crazy ideas for the table layout in the barn, the delicious food tasting, and of course the amazing wedding day. Allie, our day of coordinator, was THE BEST. She worked with us on every detail of our day, we were pretty easy going and she used her experience and creativity to fill in any blanks. Starting that night and even to this day we keep getting compliments about how great the venue was. Everyone loved the food and decor/vibe of the place. A lot of people also commented on the professionalism and friendliness of the always-smiling staff at the Barns. I could go on and on....Everything was really absolutely amazing, and we wish we could do it all over again!
My daughter got married almost a year ago in August at the Barns. They did an amazing job. Jack who was our event planner was unbelievably attentive to every detail from setting up the decorations to handing out bottle water at the end of the night. Everyone was pampered from the time they arrived until departing. As the mother of the bride I was able to relax and enjoy a wonderful day due to the service they provided. I cannot say enough about the beautiful venue, quality food, how organized the staff was at the Barns at Wesleyan. They were truly amazing!
Can't say enough great things about the Barns at Wesleyan Hills, along with the amazing staff at CT wedding Group. They are a best in class operation and wonderful to work with. The team helps you every step of the way and for me, who is not really into wedding planning (I know crazy, right), they were extremely helpful in keeping me focused, along with keeping tabs on all planning components. The food was out of this world and our guests kept raving about the passed appetizers as well. The sliders and tacos especially. They have so many options to offer a couple to make the wedding day truly unique and special. The venue itself was decorated perfectly and our coordinator Jessica was a huge help in prepping and the day of, making sure we were taken care of. It was the only venue we looked at and fell in love with it the moment we got there. We are extremely happy with our experience at the Barns and recommend it highly to anyone looking for that rustic yet elegant wedding.
We got married at the Barns in April 2016. From the moment we picked the date until the moment we walked down the aisle, the planning team and staff made sure that every detail and request was executed to perfection. Mary-Beth is hands down the sweetest, most professional and talented wedding coordinator. She helped us to create a magical day down to the smallest detail - there was not a single thing we asked for that was refused. The entire team is incredibly responsive to emails and phone calls, which made planning our wedding from NYC as stress-free and easy as possible. The grounds were groomed to perfection and looked lush despite the fact that it had flurried in CT just 10 days earlier. Every piece of decor was spot on with the vision we had in mind and laid out appropriately so that both barns looked decorated without being too bare or cluttered. The Chef and kitchen team also met with us personally and accommodated all of our menu requests and preferences, making for a meal that was representative of our tastes. Many guests commented that the wait staff and bartenders provided outstanding service - courses arrived promptly, dishes were cleared quickly, and drinks were meticulously crafted. And of course the Barn just speaks for itself... it is charming without feeling cramped and definitely gives off a warm and rustic vibe. We cannot thank the Barns staff and team enough for making our wedding truly seamless and the best day of our lives! With thanks, The Naples
Outstanding, beautiful and professional are just some of the words my husband and I would use to describe our wedding day experience with the Barns at Wesleyan Hills. We said our I Do’s on April 30, 2016 and it was truly the best day of our lives. Not only because it was our wedding day, but because the staff pleasure to work with and the venue is absolutely stunning. From informative follow-up emails, to delicious tastings and being able to work with a day-of coordinator, our wedding planning with the CT Wedding Group was a delight. We were able to discuss all our wedding details with our day-of coordinator before the big day and ask as many questions (big or small) as we could! And trust me, there were lots of questions, all of which were quickly and helpfully answered. When the big day came, it truly went off without a hitch and was absolute perfection. The decorations we provided/selected were beautifully displayed and seeing how wonderful it all came together was very exciting and emotional. Our guests also could not stop raving about the delicious food and helpful staff. All in all, there are not enough words to describe how grateful we are to the CT Wedding Group for hosting our wedding and doing an incredible job! Everyone was so kind and helpful throughout the entire process. And after working with them for over two years (we booked very early), it felt like we were sharing our special day with all our friends. If you’re looking for a unique, gorgeous wedding venue that will have your guests talking for years (no seriously, you’ll be setting the bar high) then look no further than the CT Wedding Group and the Barns at Wesleyan Hills. It will be the best wedding decision you make!
What a venue! Throughout the entire process of checking out the venue for the first time to leaving the night of the wedding I couldn't have asked for a better experience. The level of service of the staff throughout the whole process was impeccable! They were always there to answer my crazy bride question with true patience and a smile. Our wedding coordinator, Jack who I meet on the day before our wedding, was absolutely amazing. I am a control freak and he just made me feel so comfortable that everything was covered. I actually got to relax on my wedding day and truly enjoy the once and lifetime experience. The ONE thing that I was not a huge fan of was the bridal suite. There was no place to properly hang my gown so it was off the floor with out moving furniture. Other than that though, it was great. Comfy couches, 2 bathrooms, a fridge (fully stocked), hors d'oeuvres brought in before the ceremony, and full communication between Jack and my girls. He had everything covered and did it calmly with professionalism. To top it off, at the end of the night my mother realized that she left her purse inside the venue. Jack went back to the venue, found the purse, and personally drove it to us at the hotel! You can't ask for better service. Best venue ever and worth EVERY SINGLE penny I paid!!!! Love the whole team there. <3
CT Wedding Group and The Barns at Wesleyan Hills gave me the wedding I had envisioned. From the details, the food, to the service, everything was absolutely perfect. There is not one thing I would of changed, I couldn't be happier. Our wedding coordinator, Allie Feitelson was amazing. Allie answered all my questions (very quickly if I may add), if I needed advice, help, anything, she was there for us. Allie has that personal touch that made the look of our wedding exactly what we wanted, warm, rustic, romantic and classic. The Barns is perfect and I can't say enough about the service. The food was delicious, even days after the wedding when we would see family, they would mention how good the food was and how smooth the day went. I always felt comfortable and never worried, at all. Allie was always on top of everything and everyone at The Barns were always helpful. At our rehearsal we met with Allie and Jack, and Jack as well was quick to answer our questions. It was nice knowing they were there for me. I keep reliving our wedding because it was exactly what I wanted. I highly recommend the Barns, the venue is beautiful, and the staff especially were great. It felt nice seeing what we wanted come to life but also seeing our guest complementing us on our day, the place, food.. it was a good feeling. Especially all the work that goes into planning a wedding, it felt good hearing compliments! This place is classic, so happy I had my wedding here.
My wedding went better than I could have ever imagined. The wedding planning team was fantastic, and wonderful to work with. They made our day so much easier by managing all of the details on the day of the wedding. You can trust them to handle everything, and make your day truly beautiful. I would recommend working with this group, and getting married at the barns to any bride looking for a fun, and fabulous wedding!
Perfect wedding day, amazing venue & staff.Reviewed on 1/30/2016 Lizzie S
Having our wedding at The Barns was perfect. The whole team was really great to work with, and then for the big weekend we were assigned a dedicated person to help the day go perfectly smooth, and we lucked out with Jack. He was easy-going yet completely detail oriented. He listened carefully to all of our wishes, and oversaw the whole staff to implement our vision perfectly. The outdoor ceremony venue and the reception hall are beautiful. Although it has rustic charm as an old refurbished barn, it is climate controlled for a hot summer day. They also have a great tented patio which gives yet another space for guests to mingle. The food was amazing. Our guests loved the venue, food, and drink options. They were able to accommodate our outside vendors for a live band and photobooth, even though we didn't use their preferred vendors for these services. I highly recommend the Barns for your wedding. The day of will be so memorable, and the venue provides an incredible back drop for incredible photos with a barn, Victorian house, pond, amazing trees, and much more. These people are true professionals and are great to work with. Very responsive for all requests!
Our dream weddingReviewed on 12/30/2015 Melinda G
The Barns gave Matt and I our most perfect wedding. What we liked most about the barn was the fact that everyone that worked there was on top of everything, they have it planned before you even think of it, so for someone like me who get anxiety planning big events, they really helped to ease that and make it fun. I can not thank the barn enough for such a wonderful, flawless wedding.
The Perfect VenueReviewed on 11/19/2015 Sarah Q
I cannot say enough about the facility and the staff at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills. I live in Colorado and was planning a fall wedding in Connecticut. I had spent a lot of time online researching venues but kept coming back to The Barns. The staff there was so accommodating. They set up a Facetime appointment and walked me around and showed me the entire venue and I fell in love instantly. Throughout the whole planning process they would send friendly reminder emails and suggestions that were so helpful. They understood my vision and when it came to the big day it far exceeded my expectations. The food was amazing and everyone is still talking about it weeks later! Thank you for making what could have been a very stressful process so easy!