Lounsbury House is a beautiful mansion wedding venue located in Ridgefield, Connecticut. This stunning 19th-century mansion has been renovated and restored to its original state, sitting upon breathtaking grounds. This venue is the ideal space for a fairytale wedding, with a team on-site who will strive to create an unforgettable experience for your guests.
Facilities and Capacity
This historic landmark can seat up to 200 guests, with both indoor and outdoor spaces available for couples depending on their desires. Upon entry, the luxurious main hall leads to the ballroom, dining room, and crystal room, which will leave a lasting impression upon your loved ones. Richly decorated interiors include sparkling crystal chandeliers and grand fireplaces, setting a sophisticated tone for your celebration. The stately columned wraparound porch adds to the grandeur where guests may mingle during cocktail hour and more. Two pristine gardens including a fountain, gazebo, and pergola create the perfect setting for a mesmerizing ceremony, ensuring your wedding is a memorable affair.
Lounsbury House services a wide range of wedding events such as engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and elopements. A team of experienced event planners is on hand to assist couples with each aspect of the coordination process, striving to ensure their genuine satisfaction. They will make it a priority to get to know you on a personal basis, developing an understanding of your style and taste. Elegant get-ready suites are also available for the bride and groom, providing them with a relaxing space to prepare within before their nuptials.
This enchanting historic building was constructed in 1896 by a previous state official known as Phineas Lounsbury. A collective effort was made through volunteering, the board of directors and the women’s committee to preserve the structure’s original detailing, such as the unique moldings and decadent staircases. Today, Lounsbury House is owned by the town of Ridgefield, with a close-knit team on hand who focus on the preservation of this magical building.
29 Reviews for Lounsbury House
Recommended by 97% of couples
13 User photos
Lori Cannell · Married on 09/07/2019
Beautiful location, amazing experience!
A first class, absolutely stunning and extremely well run wedding site! From the gorgeous crystal chandeliers and period details inside to the beautiful gardens outside, the Lounsbury House was our first choice of venues and did not disappoint. The staff couldn’t have been more accommodating, and we used several vendors based on their recommendations who are the best in the business. The day couldn’t have been more wonderful!
Lori C.Sent on 09/23/2019
Kaitlin Stanton · Married on 07/12/2019
The Lounsbury House is absolutely beautiful! We really enjoyed being able to use various spaces in the house and on the property. We had the cocktail hour in the back patio area, lawn games out front, and separate dining and dancing areas which allowed people to go where and do what they wanted throughout the reception.Sent on 08/21/2019
Adeline · Married on 06/08/2019
Cannot say enough good things!
I truly cannot say enough good things about our experience at the Lounsbury House. The staff, Tracy and Kate, were just amazingly helpful and never made me feel like I was bothering them with all my questions. The venue itself is striking; so many comments from our guests. Just gorgeous. The outside is lovely for photos and the recently-ish renovated interior is so pretty it doesn't even really need to be decorated. The suite for the bride to get ready in, and the groom's room are both great for photos and spacious. It was wonderful to watch guests spilling out onto the huge porch and into the front garden area. There was a place for everyone to be comfortable whether they wanted to be inside dancing or just mingling with friends. The grand staircase was the perfect way for us to enter for our first dance. The only thing to consider is that the dance floor is separate from the dining room so you can't just do your dances during dinner, you have to call people into the hall. That really did not end up being an issue at all; if anything it was nice to offer a change of pace and have people get up and be more part of the experience. We had 119 guests and they fit comfortably at 12 round tables; my bridal party at one rectangular head table.Sent on 06/18/2019
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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!