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Amazing venue! My cousin got married here recently and they held the ceremony and reception on site. The landscape surrounding the site is beautiful and right next to a small pond with a nice treeline that made for great pictures. It is also conveniently located near the center of Middletown. It was only about 5 minutes away from our hotel which made it easy to get to and from but also far enough off the main roads to give us that cozy feeling that it was our own spot.
Inside The Barns was just a nice. The staff did an amazing job decorating and making the perfect ambiance for the evening. The food was delicious from the passed horderves, appetizers stations, 3 course dinner, to the desserts. The staff was professional, attentive, and on point. Jack was the main wedding coordinator and helped us from the first point of the rehearsal to the end when our shuttle bus was picking us up and every point in between. He is extremely caring and experienced and made sure everyone had a perfect night. Stefan was helping us at our table and behind the bar and because of him my dinner was excellent and at no point in the evening did my drink get lower than a quarter full.
Overall one of the best weddings I ever attended. If your looking for a place to have a wedding or another special occasion then look no further. This place a gem and the staff is fantastic.
I cannot say enough praise for The Barns, and the people we worked with from start to finish. I describe this place as the most friendly, well-oiled machine. They know their stuff and have the entire wedding process down to a T, while still being extremely warm and friendly. This alone was enough to solidify our decision to have our wedding there, and as an added bonus the venue is gorgeous. I was worried it was too dark inside, but it ended up being a non-issue. They walked us through the entire planning process and sent reminders and recommendations along the way. Any questions I had, big and small, were answered, quickly and accurately.
Now most importantly: The big day. It was seamless. Jack, our day of coordinator, was cool, calm, and collected, and so on top of everything from timing to people dynamics. There were a lot of variables that could have made the day stressful, but thanks to the staff I really just enjoyed myself. People raved about the venue, the food, and the staff. (BTW the Best of Both Worlds Dessert instead of having a wedding cake was one of the best choices we made; think room full of amazing desserts). I seriously could not imagine a more perfect wedding day, and so much of that was thanks to The Barns and CT Wedding group. I can't recommend them enough!
We had our wedding here on August 21, 2015. My husband and I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER. Everyone was extremely helpful and made planning our wedding such a breeze. They were so accommodating to everything. The ceremony was beautiful, the reception was amazing, and not to mention the food was out of this world! We would recommend this venue to anyone looking for a beautiful, rustic, barn wedding. Thank you to everyone at the Connecticut Wedding Group for making it truly THE BEST DAY EVER. :)
8/8/15 was the best day of our lives thanks to the attention to detail, kindness and care of the CT Wedding Group staff. The Barns At Wesleyan Hills was our dream venue, and the staff, our dream planning team. The ceremony site was gorgeous, the Barn was stunning and everything was beyond perfect. It was a day we will never forget, and we HIGHLY recommend this venue and CT Wedding Group to all prospective brides and grooms.
If you want to have the wedding that everyone talks about from years to come... look no further... The Barns at Wesleyan Hills is it! Months later and we still have friends and family talking about how perfect the day was. The Barn itself is a gorgeous venue with a rustic yet elegant look inside. The Barns has a lot of their own rustic decorations that adds to the ambiance. The property at The Barns is just picture perfect. The lush green scenery mixed with the rustic Barn makes your pictures look like they belong in a magazine.
From the first day we saw The Barns and fell in love with it to the day of our wedding, we felt as though we were special and that our day was important to everyone there. Jonathan, Traci, Michelle and the rest of the staff that we worked with us throughout the process made planning so easy. They genuinely care about your big day and do everything to make it all such a fun and smooth time. And I cannot say enough great things about our day of coordinator Jack. He took care of everything and went above and beyond for us. He is just amazing and we loved having him with us through the day and evening.
The food is absolutely delicious and the amount served is unreal! We still have guests talking about it! The stations add a lot of fun to the night as well where you get to personalize with some of your favorites. We had the philly cheese, mac n cheese, best of both worlds for dessert, espresso bar & the egg sandwich late night snacks. They were all amazing and I would recommend adding some stations, as they were all hits with the guests!
The Barns at Wesleyan Hills is the BEST wedding venue in Connecticut! If you want to have the most perfect wedding day, this is the place you must book!
Thank you for the best day ever!!
Alison & Greg Ninnis
We got married at the Barns at Wesleyan Hills this past Sunday, May 17th! Everything was absolutely wonderful:
1) Michelle, Mary-Beth, and Shelli were all there on wedding day, and they are all amazing! They are so friendly, warm, helpful, and attentive - I did not worry about a thing. They were a joy to work with from the moment we visited the Barns for the first time. All my questions during the planning process were answered quickly by phone or e-mail, and I knew I was in good hands the entire time. I will truly miss our back and forth emails!
2) The grounds are BEAUTIFUL. We had many photos taken outside with our photographer, and we had our chuppah ceremony outside as well. The grass and trees were crisp green, and the ponds and garden bridges were so beautiful and romantic. So many of our guests told us how beautiful it all was.
3) The decor was beautiful - exactly how we envisioned it! They have a large collection of vintage & rustic items (i.e. lace runners, books, etc.) that were placed everywhere - under the tent for cocktail hour, in the Barn for reception, etc. The barn itself is the most beautiful barn we saw during our venue search... It is so warm and cozy inside. There are many decor options for the barn based on your style (we chose garden lights, and it was just perfect). As far as decorating place card tables, guestbook, and cake tables, We left it completely in the hands of Shelli, Michelle, and Mary-Beth. They arranged the decorative items I mentioned before so tastefully - we just loved how everything looked.
4) The service was wonderful through-out cocktail hour and dinner. I was in "hiding" during cocktail hour and a few waiters and waitresses brought us many plates of food right into the bridal suite!
5) The food was AMAZING! SO many guests raved to us about it!
We loved our wedding here. It was our dream come true, for sure. We are so grateful!!
The Barns was the first venue that we visited. Not only did we immediately fall in love with the space but we also knew immediately that we were in great hands with Mary Beth – our wedding planner. The Barns at Wesleyan Hills was a beautiful canvas but we wanted to really make it unique with our own individual style. We knew that the Connecticut Wedding Group and Mary Beth were going to help us make it happen. Mary Beth went above and beyond in order to make our dream wedding happen. She helped us through multiple sessions with the designer, offering her feedback and tips. We demanded a lot (building a new entrance way structure, unique trees/lights) but the team was always willing to work with us. She made the planning portion truly enjoyable and we were confident knowing we had an expert on our side.
On our wedding day, it was amazing to finally see it come together. Despite all the planning, there is always some anxiety on how the venue will look once everything is finally put in place. The Barns looked exactly as we had envisioned it. Well not exactly, there were small pieces and details that we had not even thought of that the staff knew tied the theme together. Many of our guests (even some who had been to the Barns for a previous wedding) were in awe of how the Barns looked.
The food was diverse, unique, and delicious. Our guests raved about the options available during the cocktail hour and the entrees matched the cocktail hour food in their quality. The staff was extremely attentive – never allowing the bar to have a large line and ensuring that the needs of all of our guests were met.
We are beyond happy with our choice to have our dream wedding at the Barns at Wesleyan Hills. The team at Connecticut Wedding Group – especially our experience with Mary Beth - will really work with you to put your own personal touch on your day!
We got married at the Barns at Wesleyan Hills in spring, April 17th and it was the wedding day of our dreams! Everything went smoothly, we could not have had a more perfect day! Mary-Beth was there all day and she was so helpful, organized, and attentive She had everything under control and I was so grateful! Everything about our day was beautiful and we still have people talking to us about how our wedding was the best they had ever been to. The decor was beautiful , and they help lay out your decorations and mix in their own to help fill all the space and it worked so well! Everything was perfect and cozy inside and out. There are many decor options for the barn based on your style (we chose only garden lights, and it was just perfect). The service was wonderful through-out, they make sure you get food, and as you get very little time to think about that sort of stuff, it was helpful to have someone else make sure you were taken care of too! And then there was the food! The food was AMAZING! All of our guests loved our food , we had the buffet option so guests kept going back for more. Everything was delicious and we loved it! And they took great care of all our special diet guests and they felt so cared for! We also added on the Blazing Donut Station and people could NOT get enough of that! They thought it was wonderful and an amazing idea! We loved our wedding and it was our dream come true! I really wish I could go back and do it all over again! I recommend to anyone who can, have your wedding here!!
We got married there last week (April 10th).
All my guest raved about the venue and the food.
The food, service, and people at CT wedding group were wonderful.
They (Traci, Jack and Mary-Beth) made sure I had everything I wanted and made sure the night went off without a hitch. I had several guests tell me how wonder and nice the servers were to them.
The venue looked beautiful. The food was excellent and there was plenty of it.
We had a late night snack (the breakfast sandwiches) -- they were delicious!! We didn't leave a single one there. :)
I highly recommend The Barns. The CT Wedding Group was wonderful to work with and they made sure we didn't forget anything. Wedding planning was a breeze! :)
I had my reception at the Barns on November 21, 2014. It was the best reception ever! The food was phenomenal, the decor was beautiful, and the attention to detail the staff provided was outstanding. My guests commented on how attentive and kind the waitstaff were and how they all went out of their way to make my guests happy. My day-of coordinator Melinda was so hard working and thoughtful. I would not have changed a single thing about my big day and the CT wedding group staff were the best to work with! No email or question went unanswered and the process was so easy! THANK YOU ALL!!
My husband and I got married this past November and had the most WONDERFUL, AMAZING night, thanks to the team at The CT Wedding Group! Throughout the entire planning process, they were incredibly helpful, attentive, and a true pleasure to work with. Mary-Beth was my coordinator and responded to every question or request with lightning speed, and was really flexible when it came to the personalized elements we wanted to include for our big day. It was great getting to know her, she really made us feel comfortable throughout the craziness of wedding planning! Everything was personal, beautiful, and delicious, even more so than we could have envisioned. Our family and friends continue to rave about the great time they had, that the food (particularly cocktail hour) was incredible and filling, and that it was a very unique, cozy venue. Thank you!
We highly recommend the barns at Wesleyan hills for your wedding venue! It was the perfect amount of rustic elegance and the food and service was top notch! We've had several guests contact us letting us know how much they enjoyed themselves at our wedding and that it was the best one they've ever attended! The venue was beautiful! The food was absolutely delicious, the passed appetizers were out of this world and the service was outstanding! Thank you ct wedding group, especially mary-beth!!
Sherri & Jared
I had my reception at the barns about a month and a half ago and I cannot say enough good things about my experience with the barns and everyone involved. From the start of booking the venue Mary beth was informative, on top of everything and had everything in line and organized making the entire experience next to stress free. The day of the wedding, everything went smoothly. People are still raving about the high end restaurant quality food and how unique and beautiful the venue itself was. In addition, they offer add on wedding features including a ben and Jerry's ice cream bar which everyone of all ages loved! I would 100% recommend Mary beth, the barns and ct wedding group to anyone getting married in the area!
WOW! To say we are happy with The Barns at Wesleyan Hills would be a huge understatement! The staff there is truly amazing. As a bride I felt very little stress leading up to the wedding because I knew our big day was in such good hands. They do so much for you and help you make you big day special. The food is the best I have ever had at a wedding and the service was impeccable. Our on site coordinator the day of our wedding, Traci, was amazing, as was all the staff that we work with throughout the process. They are attentive and always respond in a timely manor. We couldn't be happier with how everything turned out! We highly recommend using the Barns to any one who is looking for a venue for their wedding.
If I could give more than 5 stars, I would. I promise you it's impossible to be disappointed with anyone or anything that you encounter here. We worked with Mary-Beth and she's a dream. Living in NY we were worried about planning a wedding in CT and communicating mainly through emails. But Mary-Beth could NOT have been friendlier, more responsive, more interested, organized or helpful. She gave us great ideas and really understood and followed our theme. She responded to emails so quickly she made me feel like I was the only bride she was working with! The venue is different than your typical wedding hall and the grounds are gorgeous. I was absolutely blown away by how much attention to detail and care everyone put into making all of our wishes come true. The food is fantastic too btw. I'd recommend this place if they served hamburgers and hot dogs, but everyone was commenting on how great the food was which in my opinion is a rarity with wedding venues. And we had over 200 people!!
I could not have asked for a better venue. From the start of my wedding planning until the end of my wedding night has been wonderful. Mary-Beth McDowell & Irene Koles we're amazing event coordinators and really made my planning smooth and enjoyable. They really paid attention to detail and made my vision come to life. Guests were happy from ceremony to decor and food. I have yet to receive any bad comments. My husband & I have gotten nothing but good praise. And everyone loved Brian who is one of their employees. We truly had an amazing experience. If only they could cater all types of events.