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Price range: $12,750 - $22,400 Price range: $12,750 - $22,400
Couples usually spend $17,600 Couples usually spend $17,600
Reception
$1,000 starting price
Bar service
$25 per person
Reception
$500 starting price
Bar service
$25 per person
These prices are available for the months of May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec. These prices are available for the months of Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov.

About

On WeddingWire since 2021

1754 House is a historic wedding venue located in Woodbury, Connecticut. The original house is believed to have opened in 1754 as an inn that welcomed travelers and locals alike. Since then, it has been the site of countless special, joy-filled occasions. Come celebrate your timeless love at Connecticut’s oldest inn, where the essence of bygone eras meets the sophistication of modern weddings. Providing a picturesque backdrop for exchanging vows and creating everlasting memories while surrounded by the charm and character of our meticulously preserved inn.

Facilities and Capacity
We offer a variety of options to tailor your wedding to your unique style and vision. From the timeless elegance of a classic plated reception to the warmth of a family-style affair, 1754 House ensures a memorable celebration.

The Carriage House at 1754 offers a perfect blend of indoor and outdoor event spaces, catering to gatherings of 50-150 people. As guests arrive, they’re greeted by the sprawling patio, with inviting fire pits and ample outdoor seating. Whether envisioning a cocktail soirée or a seated celebration, the Carriage House offers versatile arrangements to suit every occasion. Above the celebration space is a spacious king suite, also perfect as a bridal suite, ensuring comfort and convenience for guests from your event or for the bride a groom to retreat to at the end of a magical night! From enchanting wedding receptions to intimate bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, baby showers, and festive holiday parties, the Carriage House stands ready to craft unforgettable experiences, where every moment is filled with warmth and timeless allure.

Services Offered
Whether you choose to enjoy the festivities indoors or take advantage of our outdoor bar, patio, and the enchanting Carriage House space, we provide versatile backdrops for your wedding day. Our commitment to excellence extends to our customized menus, promising you and your guests an exceptional culinary experience that reflects your taste and preferences. You will have the opportunity to sit down with our Chef and Owner, Michael Bates-Walsh, to discuss your wedding menu. Additionally, a wedding coordinator will be with you every step of the way to ensure your day is exactly how you envision it. Event items such as tables, chairs, china, glassware, linens, and more will also be provided. 1754 House is dedicated to helping couples host truly unforgettable events from start to finish.

Extend the magic of your wedding weekend with 1754 House, offering 9 comfortable guest rooms in the main house. Immerse yourself in the rich history and ambiance of our inn, creating cherished memories from rehearsal dinner to send-off brunch. From the moment you step onto our grounds, you’ll be embraced by the timeless beauty and warm hospitality of 1754 House.

Let us help bring your wedding dreams to life – create lasting memories in a venue that combines charm, flexibility, and exceptional service.

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$25

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine
Open Bar
Specialty Wine

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

12

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Hotel
Inn/B&B
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
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Marissa
Marissa F. Sent on 08/25/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The BEST Reception Venue!

Our reception at 1754 House was incredible and better than anything we could have hoped for. Brittany and her team were outstanding and went above and beyond to make our reception and stay an awesome experience. Chef Michael made the most incredible food and even made sure to accommodate the dietary restrictions we had. From the beginning of planning to the night of the reception, 1754 House's event manager, Brittany, was on top of every detail and knew exactly what we needed to make the night perfect. Cara, the inn manager, made sure our family's stay was comfortable and that we had everything we needed while we were there. Overall, we could not have asked for a better venue for our wedding reception. My husband and I cannot wait to return for anniversaries and celebrations in the future!
Jacqueline
Jacqueline Sent on 07/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best wedding ever!

Our wedding ceremony and reception at 1754 House was everything and more that we wanted! We had our welcome dinner, ceremony, and reception there and from the first time we met with Cara (the manager) until we checked out the day after our wedding everything was amazing. Cara went above and beyond to ensure everything went smoothly and was what we had envisioned. Choosing 1754 House for our wedding weekend was the best decision we could have made! We also loved our suite and the ability to stay at the inn for the weekend. We will definitely be returning for dinner and likely our anniversaries in the future. I really can't say enough good things about them!
Hannah
Hannah D. Sent on 10/30/2022
5 out of 5 rating

11 out of 10! Historic inn and restaurant in picturesque New England, with EXCELLENT service to boot!!

Heads up: this is a RAVE review, you will find no gripes here! 1754 House knocked it out of the park. My husband and I (from the Boston area) were looking for a small-town venue that would help us put on an intimate wedding (final total was ~65 guests), and the result exceeded our wildest dreams for a wedding. For one, 1754 House bundles SO MANY different services under one roof! If you are a looking for a venue that will cross off half a dozen vendors just by choosing them, consider this: 1754 House has an inn upstairs where our immediate families and close friends posted up for the weekend and got ready (these include multiple suites), all managed by Cara; note that Cara also made our delicious and beautifully decorated pumpkin wedding cake; the cuisine is TOP of the line with Chefs Michael and David and everything they produce is a unique crowd pleaser; we did not hire a wedding planner, but Events Manager Brittany made it feel like we did, acting as our anchor, overseer of all dream plans, ceremony director, and the glue that held everything together throughout over a year of planning; AND we hosted our rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception at 1754 House and had the option of choosing from three different dining spaces (a fourth event-specific space is in the works in the carriage house too).

The whole staff fielded a number of curveballs with elegance, including an all-vegetarian wedding, pierogi as a late addition to the menu, a Ukrainian dessert shipped to them from across the country and expertly assembled onsite, and some pretty wild requests related to our decor (it was a library themed wedding so there was an obscene number of books to wrangle). The space itself is phenomenal, including outdoor spots for the ceremony, rooms that feel intimate with warm lighting and antique details, centuries-old wooden beams and fireplaces boasting years of character, and modern touches such as funky lighting pieces and super comfy dining chairs.

The weekend of the wedding, we dropped all of our decor off, and like magic, it was all assembled exactly as we imagined with hours to spare. I know this is a long review! But I also want to give a shout out to the serving and bar staff, who are all super experienced and gracious and kind-hearted; we felt very well taken care of and always felt like we were on track. Same for the inn staff (some of whom straddle both inn and restaurant operations), including the manager, hosts, and housekeeping: they helped us make reservations, keep things looking sharp, deliver welcome bags to guests, and keep everyone fed each morning with muffins, oatmeal, fruit, coffee/tea, and other bed & breakfast type fixings. I could go on for days, but to summarize: 1754 House made our experience the best ever, and in general Woodbury is a beautiful community to spend a weekend. We live two and a half hours away and can’t wait to visit again soon! It’s worth the trip every time!

(*note: re price estimates through Wedding Wire; for us, the total bill covers A LOT of items since 1754 House is also the caterer and bar service and their furniture/linens/dishes are all used. So in our case that was hors d'oeuvres, dinner, cake, open bar, champagne toast, gratuity, and your usual venue costs: site fee, down payment, taxes)
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Cara McArdle
Cara McArdle
Event Sales & Service Manager

As the inn manager at the 1754 House, Cara cherishes the opportunity to get to know each couple and help them plan their dream wedding. She carefully listens to understand their vision and works to make that a reality at our historic inn, set among the rolling hills of beautiful Litchfield County, Connecticut. Cara is kind and welcoming, responsive and flexible—and she takes great joy in making every detail perfect for a couple and their guests.

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