The Barn at Wesleyan Hills – Middletown, CT

The Barns at Wesleyan Hills is a rustic wedding venue located in Middletown, Connecticut. Its luscious landscapes, azure lakes, and splendid walls pave the way for a romantic wedding event. The opulent lawn is enveloped by utopian willow trees and gives you an impeccable backdrop for your wedding photos. 

 

This spectacular location in Connecticut accommodates one wedding giving you the exclusivity of the historic wedding venue. The Barns at Wesleyan Hills features bare wooden walls and flooring, a mezzanine, and beams, giving you a warm and rustic ambiance. 

 

They will also grant your wishes of adding your personal touch on your special day as the barn in itself is a blank canvas. You can decorate it according to your preferred adornment and taste. Decorations like sparkling chandeliers and decorative panels, hanging garden displays, plush fabrics, etc., are available at the venue for rent.

This incredible wedding venue in Connecticut comes with the following features:

 

  • It offers very rustic and luscious decors.
  • A historic wedding venue perfect for time-traveling wedding themes. 
  • One wedding a day giving you the exclusivity of the venue and an intimate touch on your special day. 
  • A romantic ambiance perfect for your wedding photo opts. 
  • Access to the second barn and a wedding suite to help you prepare for your wedding day. 
  • Accommodating and helpful staff to assist you to achieve that perfect day! 

 

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venue spotlight

The Barns at Wesleyan Hills

Address

616 Long Hill Road, Middletown, CT

phone number

860-347-7171

venue type

Ballroom, Barn, Beach, Waterfront, Historic Venue, Loft, Park 

Brief History Of The Barns at Wesleyan Hills

This picturesque and renowned barn has stood for over 150 years. It was originally built as a dairy barn in the 1800s. It is now a premier wedding location that offers impeccable wedding backdrops and services. 

 

You and your guests will surely enjoy the scenic views of the lush grounds, willow trees, and bare wooden decors as you dance the night away on your big day!

Noteworthy Features

The venue is an astonishing setting that shows a perfect blend of elegance, chic, and rustic feel in Middletown, Connecticut. You can savor a dream wedding that feels like it was taken straight from a fairytale as you sit under the willow trees, stroll the lawns, on the ponds, and watch the fountain as the sunsets.

Accommodations for Ceremonies

The historic barn can accommodate up to 250 guests, while the Middle Barn offers a space for cocktail hours. Both air conditioning and heating are available at the barns to provide you and your guests with the comfort you need for a perfect wedding day. You will also be awed by the rustic wooden floors and bistro chandeliers inside the barn. It is also a customizable spot to suit your needs of adding your personal touch and theme on your special day. 

 

The Little Barn is where you can prepare yourself and do your make-up on your wedding day. It has restrooms, a small kitchen equipped with a refrigerator and a freezer, and a temperature-controlled suite for your comfort. 

 

Wesleyan Hills Barns is also equipped to meet your wedding needs. They can give you a suite where you can prepare yourself on your special day, in-house amenities like bar and catering, and full-event planning solutions. All you need to do is arrange a meeting with them, and let them do the magic on your big day!

 

The in-house culinary team led by Executive Chef Steve Lisitano, an award-winning chef, will accommodate your catering needs. You can choose from the various award-winning seasonal menus. These menus are farm-to-table dining inspired. They can also help you customize your menus as you choose from the Spring Menu, Summer Menu, Autumn Menu, and Winter Menu. 

 

Pricing, Packages, and Potential Fees

According to the Woman Getting Married, the average base cost for a wedding at the Barns at Wesleyan Hills is $28000. The price is based on an estimate of 125 guests on a Saturday night with an on-site ceremony fee and $130 per person for food and beverage. 

 

The on-site ceremony fee costs about $995, while the facility rental fee varies from $3000 to over $5000, depending on the date. The additional hour of reception is $250 per hour. 

 

Catering packages at the Barns at Wesleyan Hills start at $110 per guest. There is also a handling fee of over $2.95 per guest if you wish to bring your own dessert. 

 

Check out their pre-ceremony upgrade costs if you wish to upgrade your pre-ceremony event. A champagne station costs $3.95 per guest, while a signature drink station for $3.95 per guest. You can also upgrade with a popsicle station for $2.95 per guest, a hot beverage station for $2.95 per person, and a cider and donut station for $2.95 per person. 

 

Bar Upgrades are also available upon your preference. Tasty bar snacks such as smoked bacon, candied nuts, and potato chips will be served to your guests throughout the cocktail hour for $250. You can also opt for a Cigar and Whiskey Bar for $2499, a Mule bar for $9.95 per guest, and a Craft Beer and Pretzel bar for $9.95 per guest. 

 

Are you ready to get that special moment for your wedding day at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills? 

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