About this Vendor
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, the newly constructed (2016) Middle Barn, and Little Barn Wedding Suite for your cocktail hour, all equipped with heat and air conditioning! We provide a 6 hour reception with option to have your ceremony on site with us. Breathe easy on your wedding day - a wedding coordinator will be with you on-site all day and our venue is generator protected!
Amenities + Details
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$$$$ – Expensive
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-Religious Ceremony, Religious Ceremony, Same Sex Ceremony
Ballroom, Barn, Waterfront, Historic Venue, Loft, Park
Bar + Drinks, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
There are not enough words in the English language to express my gratitude to this team of wedding geniuses. The moment I set foot in the barn, I knew I would get married there. It is the most beautiful location I can imagine! Top that off with the best team in the business, and you'll have your dream wedding! From the first meeting with Michelle to the last hug with our incredible wedding coordinator, Allie, at the end of our reception, not ONE SINGLE THING was left to chance. Allie and Cate had every single moment planned, every single detail covered. Three days before my wedding I mentioned that I was worried about my flowers- so Allie called the florist to ensure they'd be perfect, something that I never would have done myself. Allie tackles concerns and problems head first, she is an amazing ally to have on that crazy wedding weekend! Because of her, I felt so confident going into my wedding day. The process was truly stress free and I never imagined that could be possible. It even rained on my wedding day, and I started out feeling a bit heartbroken- until Allie called. She told me how beautiful the inside ceremony would be, and her plan for incorporating all of our outdoor elements indoors. She was absolutely right, the indoor ceremony was so perfect, and I actually ended up happier than I believe I would have been had it not rained. You simply cannot go wrong here. The food is AMAZING. I am a chef, and therefore I had what I thought were unrealistically high expectations for the food at my wedding. The Barns surpassed any expectation I've had for catered event food. In fact, the food was better than that of any restaurant I have ever been to in CT, or of any high end caterer I have ever tried. I honestly wish I could just go there for dinner from time to time! Every single penny spent on this venue was worth it. They are the reason our dream wedding became a reality, and we could not be more grateful to Allie, Cate, Michelle and the entire team.
My husband and I had an absolutely perfect wedding day at the Barns at Wesleyan Hills on 12/17/17! CT wedding Group is a well-oiled machine that is efficient while still providing a unique experience to every couple on their wedding day. All of the staff members at CT Wedding Group are professional and warm. They answered all of my questions and concerns very promptly and made wedding planning as stress-free as possible. Our day-of-coordinator, Cathy went above and beyond to make our wishes come true and I couldn’t have asked for a better day. We had our ceremony and reception at the Barns and it was absolutely stunning. The food was amazing and our signature drinks were a huge hit! I am very grateful to everyone who helped to make our day everything we imagined it to be and more!
Where do I begin? I still don't feel ready to write this review because I feel words can not simply express how truly amazing this venue was. From the minute my husband and I walked in, we were awed by the beautiful lights, the stunning beams, and the rustic feel. My husband and I aren't too formal, but when we were thinking about the different venues to have our reception, we were torn between formal, and informal. The Barns is the most perfect in-between because we felt that we could dress it up, or dress it down. We wanted our guests to feel comfortable either in jeans, or in a suit. That is exactly what we got with the Barns. From the minute we walked in, the service was truly personal. Not once did my husband and I ever feel as if we were just another bride and groom. And to top that off, our parents got the same feeling. We were treated so well, as a small example, we were not served our meals until we told our wedding planner that we were ready to sit and eat so our meals wouldn't get cold. Once we got our meals, not only did we get our meal choice, we got all three entrees! of course we couldn't eat all three, so they boxed up the left overs so we could enjoy them later that evening. As a nursing student, I simply had no time to focus on the details. The wedding planners had everything totally under control, and our ceremony and reception went seamlessly. I couldn't thank them enough, and I couldn't be any more in love with my wedding day. If you're considering this venue, please check it out in person. You will fall in love as quickly as we did.
This venue is everything you pay for, and more. Going into wedding planning, I had a very busy schedule. The wedding planning team put me at ease with all the help and knowledge that they were able to give. Each person is an expert and what they do and anytime I had a question, they were quick to give me an answer. Lindsay was incredible the day of the wedding, making sure my husband and I were happy at any moment. Cate was great, instructing behind the scene. Everyone at the Barns made sure my day was magical, which it turned out to be... not to mention, the guests were impressed with how beautiful the place looked, and how incredible the food was!
I’m from Long Island and was dead set on wanting a venue with a rustic feel, but couldn’t find anything local to fit our needs. Thanks to the internet and websites like the knot and weddingwire, we came across the Barns. I fell in love with it from the pictures alone but didn’t want to get my hopes up - we didn’t know if they would have dates available or that we’d even be able to afford it. Leading up to our first visit, we communicated with Jessica whom was more then helpful answering any logistical questions we had. When we did finally make the trip up to check it out I knew I was in trouble..I fell in love immediately (as did my now husband) and we ended up booking on the spot. Wedding planning from another state is not normally easy, but with the help of Samantha and Mary-Beth it was definitely a breeze. They were so helpful and responsive to any and all emails I sent no matter the time of day - it truly took a load off my shoulders and made things less stressful. Ashley was wonderful when it came to any financial questions we had and kept us on schedule with our payments. We had Jenna and Cate as day of coordinators, and they were beyond amazing and brought all our dreams and visions for the wedding to life. They were beyond attentive and accommodating. The food was incredible, and our guests cannot stop talking about it as well as the decor. Possibly more importantly, our guests were blown away by the incredible service from the staff - we had a decent amount with dietary restrictions or allergies and they said the staff was constantly checking in with them and making sure they had everything they needed all night. I cannot say enough good things about the people associated with The Barns and the Barns itself, but they gave us and our families the perfect day on 4/8/18 to always remember. We had no prior ties with anything in CT and no one understood why we picked there for a wedding, but after seeing it all come together they understood and we can only hope to come back to it one day! Thank you all for everything!
The Barns at Wesleyan Hills was everything we dreamed of and more. We could not have picked a better venue! The venue was breath taking, the food was spectacular, and the service was amazing. Mary-Beth and Samantha were there throughout the entire planning process answering any of our questions and making everything so easy. Lindsay and Kate were amazing the day of the wedding. They made sure everything ran smoothly. It ended up being a rainy day, so we had to change our plans and move the ceremony indoors. We could not be more thrilled with the way it turned out. The staff quickly turned everything over and created the most romantic ceremony setting. You would have never known it was our plan b. We ended up liking it even more than being outside. We were so calm and collected the entire day because we knew everything was in capable hands. People are still raving about how wonderful everything was! Thank you to the wonderful CT Wedding Group for helping us have our dream wedding.
No weddings can compare to a wedding at the Barns with CT Wedding Group, they are the best. Our wedding day was perfect..the decor, the food, the service, the space, the people. Allie is a dream coordinator who understood exactly what we wanted and even predicted what we didn't know we wanted. No request was turned down (and we had A LOT of new requests), CT Wedding Group was going to make it work no matter what. We will forever be grateful for the memories they helped create for us.
Unless you have gotten married before, you really don't know what you're doing or what to expect (in my experience). I felt so comfortable with the team at the Barns at Wesleyan Hills. They always answered my emails and calls, practically immediately. They are professionals that totally know what they're doing. They take the time to get to know you to really understand what you're looking for even if you don't know yet yourself. Planning a wedding is not easy--on top of family and work and all your vendors. CT Wedding group made everything as seamless as possible. As a bride, i kind of had blinders on--i knew i was having a good time and was completely carefree about everything. Not until after the wedding did i realize all our guests felt the same way. To quote a friend, "one of the most seamless and well organized weddings i have ever been to" and i know i can't take the credit for that. Thank you so much for all your hard work!
We got married at the Barns on Nov 10, 2017. From the minute we first met with Mary Beth we knew it was the perfect place for us. All the staff were so friendly, responsive, accommodating, gave great suggestions, and ultimately made our dream wedding come true. I cannot say enough great things about the team and the venue. We received so many compliments about how nice and helpful the staff was. Allie was our day of coordinator and was like my little fairy godmother thinking 8 steps ahead of me and popping up at exact moments when I needed her. Overall, AMAZING!!
There are not enough good words to accurately describe how wonderful and amazing the team at Connecticut Wedding Group is. We had the pleasure of working closely with Mary-Beth and Allie and it was truly a match made in heaven! We can’t forget about Cate either!!! Truly an unbelievable team who honestly care about what you want and invests themselves into making your dream a reality. You can also ask 1 million questions and they answer them without you feeling like a pain and they are so happy to do it! My husband and I are ones who shop around and look at different options but when we got engaged, we only looked at one venue: The Barns at Wesleyan Hills. Once we saw it in person, there was no question of where we would be getting married and there was no point in looking anywhere else. It was absolutely perfect in every way. From the amazing farm to table cuisine to the rustic chic environment – it was everything we wanted! We could not be happier with our choice! Not only was the planning process a breeze (and actually enjoyable!), the night was a dream come true. People cannot stop talking about the food – we highly suggest the Smothered Mac & Cheese Bar as well as the Best of Everything station for dessert. Everyone was so impressed and could not get enough! But that was another amazing thing – there was so much of everything! The service was outstanding; everyone was taken care of at all times. Rob and I were actually treated like royalty! Either Allie or Cate were always checking in on us to see if we needed anything at all. My husband and I are truly sad that the wedding is over. The group we met felt more like friends/family and we will miss everyone so much! We would pick The Barns over and over again!!!
We had our winter wedding at the Barns this past weekend. We could not have picked a better venue and team for our special day. The food was amazing and guests have been raving about it for days. The service was impeccable, and Allie and Kate made sure everything was flawless. We are blown away by every part of our wedding day and highly recommend the Connecticut Wedding Group for anyone’s big day!
Not only did I attend my nieces wedding here, but I was also the florist (Braach's Flowers) for the event. I worked closely with Allie and staff and they were all amazing! The food was delicious and the service was spectacular
My husband and I would highly, highly recommend The Barns At Wesleyan Hills. The grounds are beautiful and the barns themselves are the perfect setting for a great party to follow. To start with, the staff is wonderful to work with - from the lead-up and my millions of questions throughout to day of and calming my nerves and anticipating anything I could want or need - you couldn't ask for better people. And the food! I just wish I took more time to enjoy it - but our guests absolutely raved about it. And full bar... I could go on and on. In short, you really can't ask for a better place to get married. It is expensive, but you can put your mind to rest knowing you will have a fantastic wedding. THANK YOU!
It was love at first sight for my now husband and I when we looked at the Barns at Wesleyan Hills for the first time. It was the one and only venue we looked at. We fell in love with everything from the farm to table menu, décor options, and the romantic elegant ambiance. It is absolutely stunning!! From the beginning of the planning process to packing up at the end of the night the staff at the CT Wedding Group was amazing. They made the planning process enjoyable and stress free. Mary Beth and Samantha were so helpful. They answered every and any question that I had in lightening speed. I am so thankful for all of their help. We had both our ceremony and reception at the Barns. It worked out perfectly for us and our guests. The day of our wedding was so perfect, better than our wildest dreams. Lindsay and Cate were my fairy godmothers for the day. They made sure that my husband and I had everything that we needed. They made sure that our day was flawless. They coordinated everything from the timing of our bridal party walking down the aisle to ensuring that we were able to eat throughout the night. My husband and I seriously tried to make it into Cate's "Clean Plate Club" at the end of the night. The food was absolutely AMAZING. Our guests are still raving about how great the food was. Lindsay checked in with us throughout the night to make sure that our needs were met. At the end of the night Lindsay and Cate packed us up so much food to make sure that we tried everything on our menu. As the last song of the night was played, I was so sad for the best night of my life to end. We cannot thank everyone at the CT Wedding Group enough for making our wedding day beyond perfect. We wish we can relive the wedding day over and over. Thank you to everyone at CT Wedding Group for helping us execute the most wonderful wedding ever. A special Thank You to Lindsay and Cate for everything you did for us!!
From the moment we arrived at the Barns at Wesleyan Hills we knew this was where we wanted to have our wedding. The venue itself is absolutely stunning! And if that's not enough the CT Wedding Group is amazing! They are true professionals and know the field inside and out. From our initial tour through the day of our wedding, they guided us every step of the way. Our planners, Mary-Beth and Samantha were always quick to answer all of my questions and offer advice. They sent emails throughout our engagement to keep us on track in terms of planning and to suggest vendors. They made the process so easy and hassle free. They also made the year leading up to our wedding special - from our tasting to our details appointment and beyond. They host so many weddings yet we never felt like just another couple, they made the experience truly memorable. Our day of coordinator, Cathy, was the best! I cannot say enough wonderful things about her. At our last appointment she walked us through everything and helped ease our nerves. The day of she took control and we didn't have to worry about a thing! She made sure we were happy, always had a drink in our hand and had something to eat.Our guests had the best time and are still raving about the unique venue and the AMAZING food! It was the most perfect day ever and I cannot thank this amazing team enough.
Where do we begin!? Our wedding at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills was everything we dreamed of and MORE; all thanks to CT Wedding Group. The beautiful rustic venue, farm-to-table food and romantic décor options were the reason we chose The Barns but, the people that work here are the reason our wedding day was perfect! We gave them our vision and they took care of every detail to make it a reality. From the moment we choose the venue over a year ago and all the way through to the very end of the reception, every person we worked with at CT Wedding Group was amazing. The people that work here are so talented and truly love what they do! We could write a novel but words can’t really describe what an incredible experience it was. Thank you sooo much to all of the staff at CT Wedding Group for making the whole experience so enjoyable – special shout out to Allie and Cate for making sure that our day went off without a hitch !
The Barns was amazing!! I was a bridesmaid in a wedding this past weekend and the customer service the entire day was out of this world. From the second the bridal party arrived the staff was accommodating, welcome and went above and beyond! From the wedding coordinator to the wait staff, I was so impressed. It really made the day even more special not only for the bride and groom but for the bridal party too! Thanks so much!
I don’t even know where to begin in describing how thankful I am to the team at The Barns!!! The service was excellent and the responsiveness was the best I’ve ever dealt with! The Barns made our special day truly special! Lindsay & Cate were our coordinators and we are so thankful for all of the hard work they did as well as the beautiful decorations! I cannot day enough positive things about this venue! This venue truly completed our dream wedding!!!!!
The Barnes at Wesleyan hill is a beautiful wedding venue. Outside gardens are gorgeous and inside barn is rustic and elegant. We had picked the place for our daughter’s wedding 18 months in advance and were planning 200 guests. Unfortunately venue did work out for us. We attended a wedding at Barnes in summer, which had guest count of 150-180 range and realized that there is no way we can have 200 guests seating there. Even with 180 count tables were crowded and guests had to stand up for servers to reach everyone. I am writing this review for someone planning a wedding for larger guest count to think properly before making decision. The place is good for 150 max, if you like everyone to see the dance floor and place to easily move around. Even though they say they can seat up to 225 guests, it’s long stretch and that means every bit of floor space is taken by tables and chairs. No place for anyone to move or server to serve food etc. And in case if you want to do ceremony inside, because of bad weather, there isn’t enough seating or standing place for more than 120. We wanted to do a Hindu ceremony, which is 45 minutes long and requires small stage, which will reduce available space inside even more. The only way we could have done inside ceremony is by making many of our guests to stand and reduce our guest count to half. Jessica was a wonderful person to work with and really tried hard to make it work for us; however, we were unable to reduce out guest list and decided to look for different venue. Barnes refused to return any amount of our deposit, even though it was 15 months in advance and was very easy for them to give dates to someone else.
Our wedding was more beautiful than I could've ever imagined. The staff at the Barns was so accommodating and I never had to worry about anything. Cathy and Kate made our day perfect. I would recommend the Barns to anyone looking for a venue!
My wife and i could never have imagined our day would be as perfect as it was! We loved everyone in the staff as well as the venue that we actually went back 2 weeks later to do post wedding photos!
The one word that continues to come to my mind when I think of The Barns at Wesleyan Hills is FABULOUS! The very first time my husband and myself (along with my parents) met with Mary-Beth at The Barns for our first meeting, we knew we had found the perfect place to have our wedding. Everyone in the office was so friendly and welcoming, always going above and beyond with everything they did. I can honestly say that I never encountered one negative, mean, or unwelcoming person in the entire facility...literally...from the wait staff, chef, office personnel, coordinating team, etc...every single person was incredible! One of the most amazing things (amongst many others) that The Barns does for their bride and groom is always making it about the bride and groom. I never once felt that my vision or ideas for the day were unaccessible. Mary-Beth, Samantha, and Allie who all worked with use as our coordinators made planning our wedding that much easier. They were always there for me if I had a question, concern, or just needed to talk to someone about something for the wedding. They were always one step ahead of me as well, sending me reminders, check-lists, and updates on what we should be focusing on that week/month, which was extremely helpful! Aside from the amazing coordinating team at The Barns, the venue is absolutely stunning. From the grounds, to the middle barn, and the incredible big barn, every single area of the venue is breathtaking. I am sure every bride says this, but, I can honestly say that my wedding day was the most amazing and incredible day. I never once felt stressed or nervous over how the day way going to play out, because I knew that I had an incredible coordinating team at The Barns behind me 110%. I cannot say enough good things about The Barns, they truly made our wedding day that much more special and fabulous. Our wedding day was beautiful, incredible, and truly the best day of our lives!
Absolutely perfect. So thankful for all of the staff that made our wedding day so smooth, stress free, & enjoyable. Shout out to Jenna & Kate!! Best day of our lives & we thank you. We planned our wedding from the West Coast, and our wedding planning was made simple, and FUN, because of the planning experience team at CT Wedding group. Everyone was super helpful, responsive, kind, and clear. I could go on and on with great things to say. Thank you!!
Everything was perfect. The preparation leading up to the big day - they are on top of everything for you! The food was delicious - my friends and family haven't stopped raving about it. And I still want more of those butternut squash raviolis! Our wedding coordinator Lindsay was amazing the day of - she was so helpful and just awesome. Cannot say enough good things about this venue. I am sad I no longer get to plan a wedding with them!
When I first met with Mary-Beth, she said “we ensure that you don’t have to worry about a thing on your wedding day”. I didn’t realize how important or how true that statement was until my wedding day. Mary-Beth and her team were amazing to work with. They were passionate, responsive and helpful throughout the entire planning process. This was particularly important for me as we started to plan our wedding when we were living overseas and had a particularly large guest list (just over 200 people), and they made it a breeze. The week leading up to the wedding we met with our day of coordinator, Lindsey, and Cate who would be working that night. They couldn’t be nicer or more helpful. Every detail I had communicated to Mary-Beth and Samantha throughout the planning process had already been relayed to the day of team. I left the meeting with total confidence that our vision for the wedding would be executed and that I no longer had to worry about any details. On the actual day of the wedding, the barns couldn’t be more stunning. The venue was perfect, the food was amazing (really it was restaurant quality, and came out hot!) and the guests couldn’t stop talking about how it was one of the best weddings they had been to. Guests were particularly excited about our “best of everything” dessert station and donut wall. Lindsey and Cate were on top of every detail. Anytime my husband, mom or I had a question or concern, they were one step ahead and had already handled it (for example, not enough people took our early bus back to the hotel, so the bus company had to make 3 trips for the late bus which Lindsey coordinated directly with the bus company and I didn’t need to think about). I can’t say enough about how amazing my wedding day was and how great it was to work with the Barns. Book your wedding there, I promise it is worth every penny.