My favorite Connecticut wedding venues that meet and beat all expectations under a 25k Budget!
#1 Mansion at Bald Hill: Woodstock, CT
Style, class, fantastic food, Quality & Value are just scrapping the service of words to describe this fantastic Wedding Venue. Nestled in the beautiful eastern corner of CT in rustic Woodstock CT lies your dream venue that wont break the bank.
The 7,500 square feet banquet hall is perfectly partnered with the old historic mansion which houses rooms including the bridal suite, sprawling staircase & gorgeous old charm décor. The mansion has old world charm while the banquet facility is modern chic with its cathedral ceilings and decorative wood arched truss design.
I have personally shot over 8 Weddings at this venue and I am never disappointed. The lavish gardens and beautiful Mansion architecture are beyond perfection when it comes to bridal portraits and the day of coordinator is more then helpful in ensuring your day goes off without a hitch. If you are looking for perfection without breaking your budget The Mansion at Bald Hill is my top choice!
Photo Must Haves: Portraits in front of the mansion, Ceremony Garden, Water Fountain on patio, Inside Mansion (Hallway & Staircase).
#2 Allen Hill Farm: Brooklyn, CT
I will openly admit when my Client told me their Wedding would be at Allen Hill farm last year after researching this venue for the 1st time online I completely underestimated this venue! Although their online presence may lack luster their venue does anything but! This rustic chic barn venue has quickly become my favorite “Barn Wedding” location in all of CT. The sprawling acres that sit atop a hill with gorgeous views is only 1 reason why Allen Hill Farm is my top choice!
The photo opportunities are truly endless when it comes to this venue. The large field overlooking rows of apply trees is the perfect setting for your ceremony while the beautiful barn is tastefully decorated to add some chic elegance to this rustic barn setting. Allen Hill farm also sells Christmas trees so there are rows of beautiful baby Christmas trees that at sunset are the perfect setting for jaw-dropping images. Do not underestimate this venue and please check it out for yourself!
Photo Must Haves: Baby Christmas tree fields at sunset, Formals in front of the barn, Apple Tree rows, Open field overlooking valley
#3 The Lace Factory: Deep River, CT
This hidden gem in Deep River CT is not your typical Wedding Venue! This unique wedding venue allows couples to use their creativity to decorate the venue to suit their style. The simplistic elegance of this beautiful venue with its large bright floor to ceiling windows in the reception hall reminds me of an industrial and chic green house with lace delicately draped from the ceiling beams.
The light that billows through these windows is a photographers dream and will provide you with true to life and natural photos. The front entrance with its beautiful wooden door and draping vines is beyond the perfect backdrop for formal photos! Also don’t let me forget about the FOOD! Top class food and service is provided and is easily one of my favorites meals I have had at a Wedding. Although further south in CT make sure to put this venue on your list to visit in our beautiful state!
Photo Must Haves: Front entry way with vines, 1st look photos from roof top.
#4 Lake of the Isles: North Stonington, CT
One of the pricier options on this list with only a few packages starting under $25k with some packages breaking this budget but I could not leave this location out just given how impressed I am by this venue!
Modern amenities with classic elegance in a picture perfect setting on a well kept golf course with photo opportunities galore. Not only is the scenery impeccable, you are only 10 minutes from Foxwoods Casino. Many of my couples will do after parties at the casino after the reception! With its sweeping acres and beautiful wooden bridge this venue located in the CT woods is one to beat. Also don’t let me forget about the beautiful ballroom with massive windows overlooking the sweeping acres & incredible cuisine.
Photo Must Haves: 1st dance photos showing chandelier, Wooden Bridge, Golf cart photos, Golf green hill with tall grass.
#5 Pond House Café: West Hartford, CT
Rose Gardens, High ceilings with twinkle lights, gas fireplace and Stunning décor the Pond House Delivers on so many of your expectations at a great price point. With Elizabeth Rose garden just steps away I highly recommend booking this wedding when the roses are in bloom. The Pond House Café is a restaurant that has a beautiful function hall with classy décor and it steps away from Elizabeth Park given a vast amount of options for Wedding Portraits. The food and service are 5 star and some of my favorite cuisine of any of the venues on this list.
Although the winter Weddings are nice I would mainly suggest this venue for Spring/ Summer, this is where they truly shine!
Photo Must Haves: Elizabeth Rose Garden, Garden Trellis , Pond behind venue.
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