Book Your Wedding with The North House
A BALLROOM IN AVON, CT
The Mountainview Lounge. Receptions begin with the cocktail hour, which features premium spirits, signature cocktails, fine wines and passed hors d'oeuvres in the Mountainview Lounge.
The Brick Terrace and Pergola. The custom pergola provides a striking backdrop for an outdoor ceremony.
The Bell Ballroom. Elegantly appointed with gilded mirrors, crisp linens, padded chiavari chairs and impressive place settings, the 3,200 square foot Bell Ballroom is a refined reception area complete with a fully integrated sound system.
Each exclusive scheduled event has unlimited access to all available spaces with additional access to the secluded private bridal suite.
What You Should Know
Wedding packages can be customized to fit your needs, from the menu to the decor.
The standard wedding package includes exclusive use of the property for five and a half hours with a five-hour open bar. The dining menu includes your choice of four hand-served hors d’oeuvres, a cheese table and plated appetizer, entrée and dessert. A three-station buffet is also an available option. Wedding packages can be modified to fit the couple's needs and custom upgrades can be selected for an additional fee. Reception minimums are 100 guests on Friday and Sunday, and 120 guests on Saturday.
Additional custom upgrades are available to couples hosting a wedding at The North House, such as:
- Specialty cocktails
- Napkin, linen and lighting color choices
- Dance floor customization
- Fire pit
- Coat check and valet service
- Custom printed menus
- Chef stations
- Venetian tables
- Espresso bar
- Ice carvings
The North House also offers in-house music that features state-of-the-art audio and video equipment, including wireless microphones, a photo booth, mixing board and projection screen. Additional preferred vendor recommendations for music, DJs, florists and photographers are available upon request.
From the Vendor
Modern Elegance in an Historic Setting in Avon!
The North House, a 250 year old Connecticut gem which has always been a cherished social landmark, is also one of the state’s most sought after event venues. The “Belle Ballroom” immediately impresses its guests from the columned porte-cochere, to the grand foyer with sweeping staircase and crystal chandelier. Traditional, sophisticated style is present throughout. The beautiful brick terrace with custom pergola provides a stunning backdrop for an outdoor ceremony. Richly painted walls, shining guilded mirrors. ivory linens, chiavari chairs, gleaming silver place settings and sparkling stemware heighten the superb five star dining experience in the Belle Ballroom. This venue is owned by the Chabot family who own Farmington Gardens. This was formerly Belle Terrace and Avon Old Farms Inn
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Garden, Estate, Historic Venue, Restaurant
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Destination Wedding Planning, Destination Weddings, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
If you're considering The North House as your wedding venue - do it! We were married here on 8/20/2016 and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. We booked The North House 3 months before our wedding, due to an unfortunate event that occurred at our original venue that required us to relocate our wedding. From the initial email to the day of the wedding, we have received impeccable service. Our families attended the menu tasting and raved about the quality of the food. We selected the lobster, filet mignon, and chicken as our entrees and have received nothing but positive reviews from all our guests on the wedding day. Our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception took place at The North House. We mainly worked with Nick and Torey and they delivered a wedding day that was even more perfect than we could have imagined. The day went by so smoothly, with Torey keeping everyone on track. She is extremely organized and friendly - a pleasure to work with! The ceremony space is beautiful and the grounds are well maintained. The cocktail hour area bar was well-stocked and the service was phenomenal. The waitstaff during dinner were extremely professional. The ballroom is so elegant and a perfect setting for an unforgettable wedding. The North House delivers on quality, affordability, service, and location. We had many out of town guests attend and the proximity to Bradley Airport made travel so easy. Also, we stayed at Avon Old Farms Hotel which is across the street and it made it so easy to move between the venue and the hotel. The bridal suite is top notch. Also, a big perk is having the tavern in the same building, where our guests continued the after party. We couldn't have dreamt of a more perfect wedding and we owe it to the extraordinary staff at The North House. Book the North House for your dream wedding - you will be happy you did.
My wife Tara and I were married at the North House last month and cannot recommend it highly enough! Born and raised in CT, my wife and I have been to over a dozen weddings in the area and did extensive research on comparable venues. Compared to nearby options, the North House had by far the best location, flexibility, customer service, food quality, and overall value. We first looked at the venue a couple years ago when it was Belle Terrace. We loved the location, on-site ceremony option, and proximity to Avon Old Farms hotel for our guests, but had some initial concerns about management, catering, and service. These concerns were alleviated immediately during our second visit when we learned the Chabot family (Farmington Gardens owners) had purchased the property and taken over management. We met directly with co-owner Nick to discuss the space and choose a package that worked with our budget. Nick and his staff went out of their way to address our concerns, customize the menu, make exceptions to our package, recommend vendors, accommodate a rehearsal, decorate the space, and help us with all planning aspects for our big day. The family-run feel was pervasive before and after we signed our contract – a feature of the North House that stood out from the other venues we considered, which felt more like rigid wedding factories. We worked with coordinators Saleesa and Tori who were honestly as valuable as wedding planners. They met with us on weekends, took countless phone calls, kept us on task, collaborated with our vendors, stayed late the night of our rehearsal, and made sure we were calm and fed on our big day! After the reception, we invited guests for cocktails and late night snacks at the North House’s classy new restaurant, which was a quick walk from the ballroom. It was a great way to end the night and definitely a better option than the crowded hotel bar across the street. After our big day, guests raved about the food, drinks, servers, staff, venue, and overall experience. We cannot thank the North House and their staff enough for an absolutely perfect wedding day!
From the Bride and Parents of the Bride: Our daughter's wedding at the North House 30APR2016, 150 people. Praise to the North House team, led by Nick and Torey, for a fantastic event. Before any discussion of the venue, the ceremony, cocktails, dinner, room, etc...Nick, Torey and team are nice people. They treated us very fairly and warmly throughout the planning. they were easy to speak with, and very open and flexible re some add ons we asked for (specific wine selections, extra servers, indoor/outdoor ceremony flexibility, patio heaters, smores station and fire pit, etc.). over the course of planning the wedding, dealing with nice, fair people made all the difference. Anyway...our guests had a great time. Well planned, seated and choreographed ceremony in the patio/courtyard area. Plenty of picture taking space afterward. Everyone enjoyed cocktails, and the passed appetizers were excellent (dates wrapped in prosciutto, tuna tartare, and artichoke stuffed cheese balls in particular). Bar service was excellent (we requested one extra bartender, nominal fee, and our guests almost never waited for a drink). Judi Ann and her service staff were excellent throughout the meal. Our guests had filet, chicken, salmon and vegetarian options and everyone enjoyed the meal. The event/ball room was just about perfect in scale for our size. I think 120-170 are probably ideal ranges for the room. We used up lighting provided by our DJ and votives on the tables and that helped with the overall lighting effect. Sound quality and dance floor space all worked well. Because the event was well planned and well serviced by Nick, Torey and team, our guests felt comfortable and welcome throughout and that made all the difference. A great night, very happy daughter and son in law, very happy groom's parents, we are happy...cant ask for more. Nick is a good man, and a man of his word. he is about 1+ years into ownership and upgrading of the North House. We wish him all the best. If we had another daughter, and she wanted to get married in CT, we would come back.
Food, drinks and staff are all wonderful! The building is beautiful and the new owners have done such a great job bringing life back into the interior. Highly recommend for all different sized events!
October Wedding at The North HouseReviewed on 10/22/2015
I honestly can not rave enough about this place! We fell in love with this venue the moment we walked through it. But the location was only a small piece of it. The whole process of getting married and planning a wedding can be overwhelming. The little details, the constant pressure of wanting a perfect day - well, we were fortunate enough to work with such a fantastic group of people that made it simple, stress free and all the while still made you feel special through out the process. We were not just another wedding or another couple - or another party. They were all very attentive, helpful, respectful, fun and worked hard to make the day seem so easy and flawless that I can only imagine the amount of work they must have gone through to make it seem so easy. There were no surprises, no hidden fees, etc. We decided to have a brunch wedding - however, there was no tasting offered for this - which made me a little nervous- not knowing what to expect. But, the food options were great and the food tasted amazing. Our guests are still commenting on the food! Everyone we came in contact with at our event were simply wonderful. I mean everyone from the owner, to the lovely ladies that helped the planning - who ran around to make sure everyone was taken care of, had what we needed, were all in the right place at the right time- to the man at our carving station, to the wine servers, to the bar tender. People may not remember what we had for decorations that day, or what food they ate - or what they had to drink. But they will always remember how they felt - and the North House made our guests feel at home, and they will remember what an amazing time they had. Over all, our responses from our guests was that this wedding was the best they have been to in a really long time. That alone speaks volumes.
Beautiful Venue, Great Staff, Delicious Food!Reviewed on 3/31/2015 Sarah H
From the second we first walked into the Farmington Ballroom at Avon Belle Terrace, we knew it was the perfect venue for our wedding! Both self-professed "history nerds," my fiance and I fell in love with the historic charm on the Farmington side of the facility. After exploring several venues in the Farmington Valley area, Belle Terrace not only had the ambiance we were looking for, but offered very competitive pricing for a comprehensive package and personalized service. There are no hidden fees with Belle Terrace -- the price includes food, cake, bar, linens, bridal attendant, etc. Another great feature is this is not a wedding factory -- you will not be one of four weddings they are cramming into a single day, which enables the staff to prepare quality food and pay full attention to you on your big day. We had about 125 guests at our wedding on March 21, 2015 on the Farmington side, which approached the maximum capacity of that side of the venue, yet it did not feel cramped at all. We also took our first look photos at the venue because we loved the ambiance. Despite three different primary contacts over the year we planned our wedding with Belle Terrace, the staff was always extremely responsive and accommodating. Our final contact, Melissa, helped us plan every detail of both our rehearsal dinner and wedding reception, from menus to timelines to decorations. Melissa helped us coordinate all of our final details during the hectic week leading up to the wedding, including last minute guest changes. The staff the night of our wedding was also fabulous -- from the moment our bridal party arrived at the building the staff made sure that we were fed and hydrated. They even went through the buffet line a second time for my husband and I after our food got cold sitting while we were up greeting our guests. We had so many guests comment that the food was also the best wedding food they have ever experienced. The buffet stations on the menu are unique yet also appealing to the average taste palette. Our favorite was the slider station and mac and cheese station at our rehearsal dinner - the perfect, fun comfort food! All of the appetizers at our reception were also new twists on old favorites, which made our guests very happy! Overall, we are thrilled that we booked our wedding reception with Belle Terrace. They provided us with our dream reception within our budget!
Belle TerraceReviewed on 12/05/2014 Kathryn B
The staff at Belle Terrace at Avon Old Farms was amazing! Jake made sure everything was perfect for our special day!! Many of our guests still come up to us and tell us how great of a time they had! It was one night we will never forget!
Great Wedding VenueReviewed on 11/04/2014 Beth A
I really can not say enough good things about Belle Terrace. From the first time we visited until the actual wedding day, they really did go out of their way to accommodate us. They went above and beyond to make us happy. We had our wedding in the ballroom area and used the outside terrace for the ceremony. It was a perfect day and all of the guests raved. Not one bad remark. People loved the signature drinks belle terrace made and the appetizers were really amazing. We did have a few wedding coordinators, and there was a transition close to the wedding. I think we were concerned things would be "lost in the transition" but nothing was. Everything was in our file and easily taken care of. The day of Jake and the other staff were wonderful. They made sure we had everything we needed, and took good care of all of the guests. We really lucked out with Belle Terrace.
Elegant and professionalReviewed on 11/01/2014 Kelly G
From the moment we visited Belle Terrace, we fell in love with it. Our wedding was in the grand ballroom, which was a perfect size for 125 guest count. They were responsive and professional and made our wedding planning easy. Jake and Melissa were especially helpful, and Jake made sure everything went smoothly on the actual wedding night. The food and service were great, and we received several compliments from our guests on the venue. We're glad we booked with them and we highly recommend them to anyone else!
Great food! Unique Reception Location.Reviewed on 9/17/2014 Melissa K
We got married on the Farmington side of Belle Terrace, and the layout of the building is really unique. We really loved the rustic feel of the location. The food was AMAZING. We got tons of compliments on how delicious everything was. They were great with catering to everyone's food allergies, too. The only complaint I have is that the bartender was very clearly inexperienced. He was having trouble pouring beers, and was not mixing cocktails correctly. We had several comments from guests that their drinks were poured/made incorrectly. Other than that, we had a great time!!
Charming New England venue and Amazing Food!Reviewed on 1/18/2014 Susan S
Belle Terrace is a beautiful venue. We had our wedding in the old section of what used to be Avon Old Farms Inn. It's a beautiful 18th century building, which includes the Farmington Ballroom, a blacksmith's forgery, parlor, and the tavern (where cocktail hour is held). Our guests loved the venue, particularly its sense of history, and the food. We had dinner stations and chose the potsticker station in addition to the carving stations. Everyone raved about the food. It definitely was much, much better than typical wedding food. And the hors d'oeuvres were also amazing, particularly the clam chowder dumpling. (And apparently the crab taco which, unfortunately, I missed that night! But guests keep telling me how good it was). Because we got married in January, which is wedding off-season, we were offered a great deal. We wanted to get married during the Christmas season (our wedding was right between New Year's and epiphany) and couldn't have picked a more beautiful venue. The Christmas decorations were gorgeous. The staff were always polite and helpful and made everything easy for us. If you want a wedding with great food in a beautiful venue with New England charm--and get a great rate, too--Belle Terrace is probably the best option in the area.
Highest Possible Recommendation!Reviewed on 11/16/2013 Erika J
My husband and I cannot thank Belle Terrace enough for giving us the perfect wedding. It was more than we could have ever imagined. The venue is stunning, the food is amazing, the staff are absolute professionals. Working with Elizabeth during the planning process was so incredibly easy - she was always very responsive, helpful, and accommodating. Desmond, who was our event coordinator for the rehearsal and actual wedding day, was the BEST. He was everywhere - making sure the set up was perfect, assuring everything was running on time and smoothly. And everything did go just as planned and looked exactly as we hoped. Our guests raved about the venue and especially the food. This is not typical wedding food. It is above and beyond anything you ever see at a wedding or large reception. Again, we cannot thank Belle Terrace enough. Engaged couples out there, check them out! You will not be disappointed!!
Cindy CohenReviewed on 10/23/2013 Cindy C
Avon Belle Terrace did an outstanding job for my daughter's wedding. The food and service were outstanding . We received many compliments on the venue.
Rusty M.Reviewed on 10/07/2013 Michelle C
I was in the wedding party for Michelle & Jovani in September and we had an incredible time! Belle Terrace was amazing! The food and service was perfect and they took great care of the bride and groom. I highly reccommend Belle Terrace to anyone considering CT reception sites!
Brooker/Prince WeddingReviewed on 10/06/2013
We had the best day of our lives!!!! From beginning to end the staff made us feel like we were the most important couple they ever had! In one meeting I told Jim, the General Manager that my husband-to-be LOVES crème brulee. At our tasting Stefan, the Chef made him his own special dessert! The attention to detail from them really made our wedding so special. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!
Mrs. ClarkReviewed on 10/05/2013
The most wonderful day ever! From start to finish the whole experience was fantastic. The personal service I received as well as the service to all of our guests was top notch. And the food...delicious.
Belle TerraceReviewed on 10/04/2013
Amazing location for a wedding, food was great and staff were super friendly. Had an awesome time!
Above and beyond!!Reviewed on 10/04/2013
All my dreams came true this summer as I celebrated my wedding at Belle Terrace in Avon, CT. From the moment I walked in the doors until the last guest left, my new husband and I, as well as all my guests, were treated like royalty by the professional staff. The place looked absolutely gorgeous and the food was the best I have tasted at any wedding I have attended! Our family and friends could not compliment us enough on our choice of Belle Terrace. All expectations for the day were met, if not exceeded, and I would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking to get married in Connecticut!
A Dream Come True!!!Reviewed on 10/03/2013 duncan f
Belle Terrace goes above and beyond to make sure you have the most perfect wedding day! The staff is so accommodating! The ballroom is stunning and the terrace is beautiful! All of my guests raved about the quality and presentation of the food. Thank you so much!!
Dream Wedding!!Reviewed on 10/03/2013 landon j
I was married in September at Belle Terrace At Avon Old Farms. All I can say is WOW!! From the moment we booked until the end of the evening, everything was perfect!! There wasn't a detail that was overlooked. The planning process was so easy due to the impeccable organization and professionalism of everyone involved! Kudos Belle Terrace!!!
Belle Terrace was fabulous!!Reviewed on 10/03/2013 susan W
We found Belle Terrace to be an exceptional venue for a wedding! We were absolutely delighted with the location, the beautiful and classy decor, and the high professionalism of the staff! Everything was perfect!! The food was delicious, everyone raved about it! The event coordinator was so easy to work with and will make your vision of your special day come to life. We couldn't have been more pleased with Belle Terrace. I HIGHLY recommend it!
Belle Terrace Was Exceptional!Reviewed on 9/28/2013
My wife and I were completely and entirely blown away by the perfection of our day! From the moment we met with the event coordinator until the end of our last dance, everything at Belle Terrace exceeded our expectations by leaps and bounds. Beth is not only courteous and professional, but she is remarkably quick in her response time and goes above and beyond the call of duty while helping plan the event. The servers and bartenders were attentive and quick, the food was exceptional, and the place looked absolutely beautiful. In short, the day was a raging success, all thanks to Beth and her team. My wife and I HIGHLY recommend Belle Terrace at Avon Old Farms!!
July 26, 2013 WeddingReviewed on 9/18/2013 Amanda D
Belle Terrace was amazing! We held our ceremony and reception at BT and couldn't have made a better decision. The location is beautiful. We had our ceremony outside and our photographer found a small bridge behind the foliage. We were also able to have our pictures taken on the grand staircase. Needless to say, our pictures came out amazing. We held our reception in the historic side because we liked the character and charm. Our guests loved it. What our guests loved even more was the food! It was beyond delicious. It was the best wedding food we've ever had. Elizabeth and Jake are the best. They are experts and professionals. You never have to worry about a thing when working with them. Our wedding day was beautiful and perfect, thanks to Belle Terrace.
Beautiful place with excellent serviceReviewed on 7/18/2013 Erin D
Belle Terrace is a beautiful venue, first of all. Elizabeth is also amazing and was such a big help in planning every detail. She was on top of everything and made sure we had thought of everything. The food is absolutely delicious and the service was excellent! Highly recommend having your reception here!
practically perfectReviewed on 1/28/2013 Mindy J
Cchristine has a lot of experience in wedding planning. her attention to detail is great and she is willing to work with you, on your ideas, to help create your vision. Jake & Suzanne were amazing at our event- they were fabulous to us and to our family, and to our guests. they were right there whenever anyone needed anything. food was really good- people are still talking about the amazing cocktail hour.
Meet The Coordinator
I graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Business Management. My attention to detail and love for creativity led me to step outside of the conventional business realm and into the world of wedding and event planning. I am extremely organized and have a great passion for helping people. Personally, there is no greater joy than watching the smiles on my clients' faces as they watch the wedding they have envisioned for years unfold at our venue!