Barn weddings are some of the most popular themes these days. It’s easy to see why too. The rustic charm and beautiful way you can incorporate nature into your big day capturing gorgeous photographs and making your day feel truly magical. If it’s been your dream to have a picturesque wedding on a farm somewhere in the Northeast then it’s worth looking around at some of the most popular locations. Many are already arranged to host wedding gatherings and each has a unique charm you have to see for yourself.
Here are 3 barn locations for weddings in Connecticut worth checking out as you decide on your wedding venue of choice.
South Farms – White Barn
This is one of the most iconic farm locations in the state. Located in Morris, CT it features open pastures and a 20,000 square foot dairy barn. It is also listed on the CT Historic Registry for Barns. If you’re looking to have a large, luxurious wedding in a barn setting this may be just what you’re looking for.
The farm location is brimming with history and is now in its fourth generation of ownership by the Paletsky Family.
The White Barn which is located on the property can be rented for the event and features over 5000 sq. ft. of space. Other amenities of the property include two large outdoor courtyards, a ceremony shed, an adjacent 3-acre field with pond, gazebo, bridges, trails – and so much more.
Smith Farm Gardens
This location is another iconic option in the state. The historic 15-acre estate is everything New England splendor is made of. Walking trails, apple orchards, floral gardens, and lush green lawns.
If you’re looking for a historic barn location, this East Haddam, CT venue may be just the thing. Originally purchased in 1718, this barn fell into neglect and despair for years until the Winkley family purchased it in 1985 and turned it into a thriving country environment to raise their family. In addition to a fully functioning fruit and vegetable farm, the building also has had many renovations over the years while keeping historical architecture in place. This is part of the unique charm of having a barn wedding at this location.
Another great option for a wedding that is charming and unique in Connecticut, is the Salem Herbfarm. Located in Salem, CT, this venue has become an increasingly popular destination for all-season weddings. With the enchanting photo opportunities and the tranquil but spacious lawns, they can accommodate almost any size wedding event.
Owned by the Duncan family since 1991, this property still has some of the original 1867 chestnut barn intact as well as board and batten siding to really make for a historical backdrop on your magical day. Recent renovations to the venue in 2015 were focused on accommodating weddings and events and include a larger dining space, better flooring, and bridal party rooms to make your big day more enjoyable.
Ready to start planning your wedding? Riverhouse Catering will come to you at the venue location of your choice to provide exquisite food, service, impeccable details, and a stress-free occasion for your big day.