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Hill-Stead Museum

The Hill-Stead Museum wedding venue is a nationwide historical monument situated in 152 hectares with a view of the hills of Litchfield. The landscape is accentuated by towering trees, seasonal gardens, and over three miles of steep walls and forest roads. The property provides infinite chances of hosting your unique event. Number of options for celebrations and receptions indoors and outside. The views on the background are incredible and the Sunken Garden is magical!

This wonderful venue provides you some elegant characteristics during the wedding ceremony:

  • An elegant wedding ceremony in the romantic west lawns of Hill-Stead Museum wedding venue.
  • A perfect fairytale Connecticut wedding venue.
  • Beautiful hilltop location that is an amazing backdrop for your appealing photographs.
  • While the fascinating cocktails are served, you can take a tour of the historical museum.
  • A desirable and romantic ambiance making you fall in love with this place.
  • Exchange your lovely vows outdoors under the open sky.


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The Hill Stead Museum


35 Mountain Rd, Farmington, CT

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Museum, Tented

Brief History Of The Hill Stead Museum

Hill-Stead was one of the first female accredited architects in the USA and the original advocate of historical preservations to founding Theodate Pope Riddle from 1867 to 1946 (1867–1946). The Colonial Awakening Manor has been built as a country house for its parents and is one of the few surviving representatives of country estates in the early twentieth century with 152 acres of gardens and grounds, attracting more than a million tourists since it opened to the public.

Noteworthy Features

At every step of the way, the beautiful joint tour through the historic main floor and guides, as well as the entire crew of the Hill-Stead Museum wedding venue, will benefit. With the complimentary mix of friendly people and the fantastic nearby Kane’s market food and drink service, everyone can spend additional miles! The romance, the convenient environment, and the tasty & abundant food, together with friendly facilities and professional guides – all are absolutely perfect at this place!

Accommodations for Ceremonies

This Connecticut wedding venue has everything planned for your BIG DAY! The hill stead wedding venue has proposed several ideas, starting from Makeshift theatre, which is a historic arts and Crafts room setup in the Carriage Barn that can accommodate 40-90 guests, and yes, they’ll have a standing reception of around 175 guests for your wedding function. They are also prepared to get you more designs if you are willing to have many guests; they call it a Sunken Garden, where a one-acre perennial garden is decorated with summer houses and stone walls. This theme can entertain up to 200 guests in a wedding ceremony, and you don’t have to look for another place as it covers your every romantic desire.

Pricing, Packages, and Potential Fees

Wedding ceremony packages vary from the options you choose from the menu. For a makeshift theatre, where you can only have 175 guests at a time, the damage will be 3900$. These charges will be around 2900$ from November-April. And if you go for the other option, which is Sunken Garden, the cost will be 300$ less that is 3600$. The Sunken Garden is affordable than the makeshift theatre because you won’t find any seated rows in ceremonies here. These rental rates are just for six hours only, and you’ll be charged more if you expect to take a long night under the beautiful and romantic stars. The most expensive package is around 7500$, where you can get 250+ guests, and the celebration will take place in Veranda. This is the most elegant decor you will ever find in any other wedding venue. You can find more information about the rentals of the Hill-Stead Museum wedding venue here.

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