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Bill Miller's Castle

Branford, CT View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
4.9 out of 5 rating
112 reviews
$18k - $22k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$18k - $22k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

Located in picturesque Branford, Connecticut, Bill Miller鈥檚 Castle is an extravagant family-owned banquet facility near the Connecticut shoreline. Originally built in the 1880s as a barn, this structure features lofty ceilings, crystal chandeliers, a large dance floor area, and five antique fireplaces. This venue has a rustic, country charm that creates a truly remarkable backdrop for a couple's wedding day.

Facilities and Capacity

Bill Miller鈥檚 Castle can accommodate up to 250 wedding guests, with indoor and outdoor spaces. Two beautiful locations for on site cermonies are exclusive to you on your wedding day. Choose from the Trellis on the lawn surrounded by our flower gardens or the indoor three-story fireplace. The indoor ballroom offers an enormous dance floor. This venue hosts only one event per day, ensuring privacy and exclusive access to the facility for couples and their guests.

Services Offered

Bill Miller鈥檚 Castle offers a range of wedding services for ceremonies, receptions, engagements, showers, and rehearsals. This venue's staff is happy to guide couples through their all-inclusive packages. Packages include event planning, catering, bartending, event rentals, wedding cake, setup, cleanup, and the use of facilities such as get-ready rooms. To enhance comfort and convenience for all visitors, this facility offers wheelchair-accessible features, shuttle service, and valet parking.

Cuisine

Along with an extravagant wedding venue, to-be-weds may enjoy exquisite wedding cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Edgar Ortiz of La Luna Ristorant茅. The culinary staff at Bill Miller鈥檚 Castle will work with a couple to create a menu for their special day. Whether buffets or plated dinners, this is sure to be a meal to remember.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No

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

Yes

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

$950

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

$950

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

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

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Barn
Historic Building
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
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    Jenn Married on 10/30/2022
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    Unique and beautiful

    From the moment we walked in my son and now wife loved the whole feel of the venue. They are both artists and it was the perfect venue for their wedding. Lisa and Mary were outstanding the day of the wedding. Their guidance was perfect. The food was wonderful and the whole night went without a hitch. We loved everything about their special day. Thank you so much. We highly recommend them. Loved every minute of the day. The went above and beyond!!!
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    Kylie S. Married on 10/23/2022
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    Absolutely Amazing Venue

    I didn鈥檛 know that when my fianc茅 and I booked Bill Miller鈥檚, that we were getting more than a wedding venue. We were being welcomed open armed into the Miller family. Lisa and Victoria worked endlessly to help make my vision come to life. Everything about this venue is exceptional. I went to two tastings with them, and the food at my wedding was even better than it was at either of the tastings. The staff was incredible. Our bartender, Deb, knew everyone鈥檚 drink order after the first time ordering. My family is still talking about how much they loved her! Mary made sure I was being taken care of the entire day. She brought us drinks and food from cocktail hour as we took pictures, she served us dinner, and made sure we had everything we wanted. And last but not least, the absolute beauty of this castle is astounding. My guests were blown away and are still talking about it almost a week later. As we hugged Lisa and Victoria goodbye the day after the wedding, it was hard not to cry. They worked so closely with me and felt like such a big part of our lives for the entire wedding planning process. I absolutely recommend Bill Miller鈥檚 Castle for an incredible, memorable wedding.
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    Brittany T. Married on 06/05/2022
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    A must see

    I took the lead with wedding planning, but my now husband had one request, to put Bill Miller's Castle on the venue list for consideration. I checked it out and decided to add it to the list to humor him, but was certain it would not end up being our venue. We made an appointment to visit, and in person, WOW! Bill Miller's is a whole MOOD. It won me over in person with its charm and character. If you're not sold on the pictures I definitely recommend checking it out in person before you cross it off your list.

    The staff was amazing. Our family is still raving about how smoothly everything went and how supported and prepared they felt on the day of. BMC thought of everything and made sure to take good care of all of the logistics and our family's needs. Sometimes you don't realize how stressful it can be for family as well, so it helps to have the BMC team to lean on to help organize family and make sure they know where they are going and what to do. Huge thank you to Mary who was a blast to be around on the day of, and so patient and helpful throughout the planning process! All of my vendors who had worked at BMC before confirmed that we were in great hands there and really didn't need additional day of coordination (which is usually not the case when you book a venue that includes coordination!)

    The bridal/getting ready suite is another star of the show in my opinion. You spend so much of the wedding day getting ready and you really want a big, comfortable space to do it in. BMC has that, and more, it's beautiful up there! The only downside is that only your wedding party gets to see how AWESOME it is up there! I still tell people besides our ceremony, getting ready may have been my favorite part of the day.

    The outdoor space is amazing, and the grand entrance you make coming down from the upper balcony is really show stopping and dramatic. It gave my family goosebumps.

    The food was great, the open bar was perfect, and the desserts were really next level. We also sprung for the raw bar which was a big hit.

    Highly recommend!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
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7 Endorsements
Branford Flowers, LLC Branford Flowers, LLC Wedding Florists

Great spot for a unique wedding. Lots of personality!

Lights Camera DJs Lights Camera DJs Wedding DJs

It is always a pleasure to work at Bill Miller's Castle. Family run venue who are always willing to accommodate. Lisa, Victoria and the entire staff are professional and fun. We love the layout with the huge dance floor. The castle is truly one of a kind with an authentic look.

Jennifer Higham Photography Jennifer Higham Photography Wedding Photographers

I love working with the staff at Bill Millers Castle. They are professional and helpful to all the vendors and the couples.

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Bill Miller's Castle frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Bill Miller's Castle?

Bill Miller's Castle includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Bill Miller's Castle, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Bill Miller's Castle includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At Bill Miller's Castle, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Bill Miller's Castle includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of Bill Miller's Castle in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Bill Miller's Castle for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Bill Miller's Castle for wedding events?

Bill Miller's Castle offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Bill Miller's Castle offer?

Bill Miller's Castle offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Bill Miller's Castle offer for wedding events?

Bill Miller's Castle offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Bill Miller's Castle have available for wedding events?

Bill Miller's Castle offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend Bill Miller's Castle and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Bill Miller's Castle is recommended by 89% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.

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