ABOUT THE HOUSE
The Lounsbury House was built in 1896 by former Connecticut Governor Phineas C. Lounsbury, who, after being taken by the architecture of the Connecticut State Building at the Chicago World’s Fair, built a replica to serve as his family home. The house has since been preserved to host lots of events, both large and small, in luxurious 19th century style.
Facilities and Capacity
This mansion, on the National Register of Historic Places, is a key feature of the town of Ridgefield. Our recently renovated and restored historic landmark can seat up to 220 and we have a gorgeous wrap-around porch and two beautiful outdoor gardens that include a fountain, gazebo and pergola. Upon entering the house you are greeted at The Main Hall which leads to our Ballroom, Dining Room, and Crystal Room, all located on the main floor. The Grand Staircase then leads you to our second level which includes The Bride’s Room and The Groom’s Room, for your private use.
The Historic Lounsbury House offers wedding event packages to fit many different wedding themes, styles and guests lists. Services offered in their event packages include access to a private bridal suite, in-house event planning, and services for various types of wedding events, such as bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and, of course, wedding ceremonies and receptions. Other services offered include:
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Jane · Married on 12/10/2017
The wedding venue of my dreams! As soon as we saw the Lounsbury House...I knew it was the place that my husband and I would get married (it was the chandeliers that got me). A charming and beautiful piece of Connecticut history right on Main Street in Ridgefield. The house was easily accessible for our family and friends, warm and inviting. The staff was helpful and lovely to work with. The best part is that at any time my husband and I can go back to the Lounsbury House and visit to remember our sweet day.
Jenny Philbin · Married on 10/13/2018
A very special venue for a very special event!
We had our wedding at the lounsbury house on Saturday and it was magnificent! Many friends and family commented how beautiful and beyond-special the setting was... we knew we wanted to marry in our hometown but would have traveled far to make it happen here. Kate Jackson was our point person and she was terrific - kind, calm, accommodating. We would do it all over again, exactly the same if we could!! Thank you, Kate (and Nicole too!) for all your help along the way. My heart is bursting with gratitude.
Mary Ann · Married on 09/23/2018
I highly recommend beautiful Lounsbury House in Ridgefield CT for any wedding or party event. We held a rehearsal dinner for 80 people, followed by a party for about 120+ people on a Friday evening in September 2018. From the very beginning the experienced Lounsbury House staff were so very helpful. From communicating with our caterers, party planner/servers, florists, and party rental specialists, to organizing the floor plan to bring the very best out of this gorgeous venue. In particular Kate Jackson, event manager, was the absolute best and a pleasure to work with. She hosted the evening (3pm to 11:59pm) of the event and could not have been more gracious and lovely to all our guests and to the happy couple to be. Everyone had a fantastic time and commented how lovely the Lounsbury House is and how happy they were to experience this Ridgefield landmark. Much thanks to Kate and the staff at Lounsbury House. How lucky are we to have such a special venue in our town.
A warm and intimate venue. We love it!
The Lounsbury House is such a stunning venue. As a photographer, I have worked there many times capturing the beautiful weddings that take place there. I find so many locations inside and out for stunning photos of the bride and groom, wedding party, and family shots. The brand new renovation has added to the charm of this historic house!
The Lounsbury House has recently gone through renovations to make it one of the premier wedding venues in Connecticut. The House has a very clean and modern feel while still maintaining the charm of a historic mansion. Both Melanie and Jenn who run the Lounsbury have a keen eye for detail and make every couple feel at ease knowing that every detail will be attended to when it comes to their big day. We absolutely love to work at the Lounsbury House!