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$6,500 starting price
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With our beautiful natural gardens, expansive lawns surrounded by elegant stonewalls, and antique barns, Kalmia Garden at Gastler Farm provides the perfect canvas to create the bucolic farm wedding of your dreams.

Our farm and gardens feature:

  • Handmade stone walls of native stone that create elegant borders for an outdoor wedding layout of your design
  • Blooms and foliage in abundant naturalized gardens that change with the seasons
  • Vintage cedar gazebo with brick-paved flooring
  • Expansive brick patio
  • Arboretum of grass walking paths that meander between unique specimen trees
  • Built-in wedding wall flanked with hydrangeas as the perfect natural backdrop for your nuptials
  • Indoor kitchen and three bedrooms for your wedding preparation
  • Space to accommodate a variety of tent sizes and up to 125 people
  • Parking space for 80 cars and an easy turn-around for shuttles
  • Plus, choose a special 2 weeks in spring, and over 40 varieties of live peonies will adorn your wedding!

Gastler Farm is a 4th generation-family business, always being reinvented for the times. Since 1908, the Gastler family has raised chickens, milked cows, grown strawberries, cultivated our own renowned strains of pansies for over half a century, and raised large-scale ornamental trees and shrubs as a nursery business. Today, you can see the history of four generations made available for our community as an event space for your creative, wellness, and celebratory endeavors.

We look forward to making your vision a reality!

Gastler Farm is a wedding and event venue in Durham, Connecticut.

  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Woman-owned

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?

$6,500

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?

$6,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Parking
Tables

Describe your venue:

Farm/Ranch
Garden

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?

Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What event items are available?

Chairs
Decor
Furniture
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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Brooke
Brooke B. Sent on 10/24/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Kalmia Garden at Gastler Farm is a dream!

Kalmia Garden at Gastler Farm is a dream, I would recommend this venue a thousand times over!! My husband and I had always envisioned an outdoor wedding that was charming, natural and intimate - yet spacious enough for our ideal guestlist (125). A family friend suggested we take a look at Kalmia Garden at Gastler Farm and I knew from the first look that it was exactly aligned with our dream wedding.

The property is endlessly stunning with beautiful gardens, grass lawn space, a handmade stone wall (where we had our ceremony), a super cute gazebo (where we served cocktail hour), an arboretum (that provided a perfect setting for photos) and plenty of parking. The team at Kalmia Garden was wonderful to work with and was very flexible with how we wanted to personalize the wedding set up, decorations and flow of the day. The on site space available for myself, my husband and our wedding party to prepare was perfect, and allowed for a stress-free day leading up to the ceremony and reception.

My husband and I had the best time at our wedding, and we owe so much of that to Kalmia Garden at Gastler Farm and their team!
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Caitlynn C. Sent on 11/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful small town Farm

We cannot say enough great things about
Gastler Farm! We had our June 2022 wedding and reception on the grounds, I wanted a venue where we could bring our own local vendors and make the space really custom-it was perfect. Beautiful greenery/ tons of photo options all over the grounds, great indoor space for getting the wedding party ready, plenty of outdoor space for two tents for cocktail hour and reception, and a mobile bar cart! Leah Gastler was so accommodating with multiple visits for planning, and attentive day-of with last minute details. Great small town venue, hidden gem!
Monika
Monika A. Sent on 10/27/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Magical Venue

Kalmia Garden at Gastler Farm was our magical venue for our intimate outdoor COVID wedding in October 2020. So much about planning a celebration during that time was stressful, but having the actual day at Gastler put us at peace. Leah was so relaxed, helpful and accommodating – we had an entire day before to work on setup, and the whole following day to break down (and drink leftover champagne on the steps of the beautiful farmhouse).

The grounds are STUNNING – you only need little touches as decoration. There are gardens and ornamental trees everywhere as the backdrop. And so many lovely settings for different parts of the event, like an outdoor ceremony space surrounded by a gorgeous stone wall and hydrangeas, a rustic gazebo with twinkle lights for a bar, a fire pit for late-night fun, & a huge patio to set up a tent & tables for meal and dancing. Our portraits in the trees & gardens with the sun setting make us so happy.

If you’re someone who enjoys DIY, this venue is the dream. If not, you can bring in whatever vendors you want to make your vision happen! The farm is in my hometown, and will always be the most special place to go back and visit. We can’t thank Gastler Farm enough for the memories.
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Leah Gastler
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Leah is the 4th generation to bring new life and business to Gastler Farm. She started in the event business hosting classical music concerts in the farmhouse -as a classically trained violist, she holds degrees from Juilliard, Rice, and Bard College Conservatory. Before taking on the family farm, she spent years in the wedding business in Houston Texas, performing either Pachelbel's Canon in D or Christina Perri's 'A Thousand Years' for bridal processionals multiple times a weekend ;) She won't be playing at your wedding, but she can sure recommend some great musicians!

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Kalmia Garden at Gastler Farm frequently asked questions

Kalmia Garden at Gastler Farm includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Parking
  • Tables
The space offered by Kalmia Garden at Gastler Farm for wedding events is known for:
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Garden
Kalmia Garden at Gastler Farm offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Kalmia Garden at Gastler Farm offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Kalmia Garden at Gastler Farm offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
Kalmia Garden at Gastler Farm offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Tables
Kalmia Garden at Gastler Farm is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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