If you’re looking for a spacious yet exclusive enclave for the wedding of your dreams, look no further than The Mansion at Bald Hill. Every corner of the entire estate speaks of timeless elegance and beauty. The stunning New Banquet Center can house up to 275 guests in its exquisitely designed ballroom that comes with a granite bar, accents of wood through its arched trusses, and a classic chandelier. Each detail was designed to suit any type of wedding theme and instantly elevate your event’s ambiance.
Among the most notable features of this sophisticated Connecticut wedding venue are:
- An indoor, 7,500 square feet banquet center
- Premium interiors with curated furniture and finishes
- An indoor fireplace with a gathering area for mingling
- Provision for a bar decked in granite
- Landscaped outdoor patio with a fireplace, fountain, and waterfall feature
- Vast gardens perfect for photo-taking
- Fine dining restaurant which will cater the wedding
- Six comfortable guest rooms at the Bed and Breakfast
Brief History Of The Mansion at Bald Hill
Located in the quiet corner of Northeast Connecticut, The Mansion at Bald Hill remains to be a historic landmark which now takes on a new life as one of the most elegant wedding venues in the area. Its main structure was built in the 1890s by Clarence W. Bowen and his wife, Roxanna, who was the heiress to the Pullman train fortune. The beautiful mansion was their summer home that sits on 90 acres of manicured gardens. Years passed renovations took place while still maintaining the old mansion’s class and prestige. Presently, it offers private dining and accommodations alongside its iconic patio and banquet center for life’s most important events.
Aside from its amazing ambiance, what makes this Connecticut wedding venue even more appealing is the food. With a team of award-winning chefs running the kitchen, you and your guests are definitely in for a gastronomic treat. There’s no better way to show appreciation to your family and friends for coming down to your special day unlike a sumptuous reception spread!
Accommodations for Ceremonies
The Mansion at Bald Hill offers a 7,500 square feet indoor reception venue called the New Banquet Center. It can accommodate up to 275 guests comfortably as it includes a functioning indoor fireplace and a lounge area. The bar can is highly flexible and you will be given the choice to have it open, partially open, cash, or provide a specific capped amount to control the alcohol consumption and costs. To make things even more convenient, you may also opt to have your cake made by The Mansion’s baker for an additional fee.
As you step outside the grandiose banquet center, you will be welcomed by a spacious patio with an outdoor fireplace, fire pit, and manicured landscaping. The ceremony space comes with a rustic natural archway wrapped with vines and colorful flowers that will make your walk down the aisle as beautiful as you imagined it to be. At the end of the aisle is a vintage, elegant trellis where your soon-to-be-husband awaits. Weather permitting, the outdoor ceremony venue is perfect especially for those looking forward to a garden wedding.
Pricing, Packages, and Potential Fees
This elegant wedding venue in Connecticut hosts only one wedding per day, giving you the assurance that you will receive their full attention and service. Site fees vary depending on the month of your event and whether you are holding it on a weekday or a weekend. According to their “Bridal Book 2020” pamphlet peak months are from May to November wherein rates range from $3,500 to $4,500. During non-peak seasons which are from December to April, you may book their venue for $1,750 to $2,500. The rates are for five hours use of the venue and is inclusive of the set-up, breakdown, cleaning before and after your wedding, use of the New Banquet Center, use of the outdoor patio and the amenities, floor length linens, 140 ceremony chairs, and table set-ups with hurricane lamps as centerpieces and table napkins matching your color motif. Weather permitting, you may also have your ceremony at the landscaped gardens without any additional costs.
Should you and your guests need a little more time to enjoy your special day, you may extend the venue use for $500 an hour. This might be necessary especially if you decide to avail of their open bar which is estimated at $30 per person. Another detail to consider is the cake charges as you may opt to have your cake made by The Mansion’s bakers for $7 per person or purchase your cake outside but then you will still have to pay $2 per person as a cake cutting fee.
The Mansion at Bald Hill also has a Bed and Breakfast with six guest rooms which you may book separately for your wedding weekend. Prices may vary depending on the season of your desired dates. Additionally, they can accommodate a rehearsal dinner or brunch send-off should you wish to host one for your guests. The site fee rates for these independent events will be determined by your assigned event coordinator.
To learn more about the features, specific packages, and catering menu of The Mansion at Bald Hill, check out their website and download their updated Bridal Book.