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Merlot on the Water

Broad Brook, CT View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
34 reviews
$8k - $11k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

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$8k - $11k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

Merlot on the Water specializes in parties of 120 or less, although the capacity of th venue can hold a maximum of 150. We offer a full range of menus which can accommodate any type of event. Whether you are hosting a small business brunch or a lavish wedding, your guests will be greeted with a warm welcome when entering through the doors of this very unique hidden gem on the event planning community.

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

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Parking
Set Up

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

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

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

Bartender(s)
Limited Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

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

40

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building

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
Elopements

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Pet Friendly
Set Up

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)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

34 Reviews

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Rated
4.8
out of 5.0
Recommended by 97% of couples
  • Quality of service
    Rating 4.9 out of 5
  • Average response time
    Rating 4.7 out of 5
  • Professionalism
    Rating 4.8 out of 5
  • Value
    Rating 4.9 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.8 out of 5

39 User photos

  • Max
    Max G. Married on 07/30/2021
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Amazing venue

    We loved our venue for our wedding here, the staff was amazing, location was great, food was even better! It couldn't have been better!

    Merlot on the Water's reply:

    Thank you Max! You two really did have a great day for a wedding! It was a pleasure working with you both. Hope all is well!
  • Alexandra
    Alexandra H. Married on 05/03/2021
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    The BEST venue

    We checked out dozens of venues before we stumbled across Merlot. What sold us on Merlot were the following:
    -Only hosts one event a day so there’s nobody get else getting married across the hall.
    -The gorgeous scenery, as well as beautiful interior.
    -The easy to understand, and absolutely fair contract
    -Victoria, the owner who is incredibly attentive and kind. We liked her right away when we met her.
    -No hidden fee’s!! Everything is included in the price per person, except tax

    Our wedding day was a 10/10. So many people asked us how we found Merlot, and two guests said they were going to inquire about possibly setting up their own weddings with Merlot. Everyone raved about the appetizers and food. The chef even came out and asked everyone how they enjoyed it. Like clockwork all of the staff would come around and ask my husband or I if we needed something. Wonderful experience!
  • Christi
    Christi V. Married on 10/11/2020
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Beautiful Venue

    I met with Victoria not long after I got engaged. I already review all the venue had to offer and went in to take a tour and it was beautiful and just what we were looking for. Our wedding isn't until October 2002, but if you have the chance to tour this facility, please do. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed.

Awards

  • 34
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

Pricing

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Butch Gray Disc Jockey/Entertainer, LLC Butch Gray Disc Jockey/Entertainer, LLC Wedding DJs

I recently had the pleasure of DJing at Merlot on the Water and was very impressed. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. The facility was spotless, had cool architecture for me to light up and best of all...a really good electrical system! In fact, the chef actually approached me and asked if my meal was good. It is a rare occurrence that a chef asks the DJ how their food was (LOL). By the way, the food was great!!! I'd love to DJ and create a lighting design again for anyone interested in Merlot on the Water. Call me at (860) 306-5560.

SSUPhoto SSUPhoto Wedding Photographers

Merlot on the water is a great place to have an elegant wedding. Victoria does an amazing job making sure the bride and groom get what they want. And the Cook, well he's serves out some amazing food.

Preferred Vendors

  • SSUPhoto
    Rating 4.9 out of 5 , 120 Reviews
    · Wedding Photographers

Map

27 Depot Street Broad Brook, 06016
8603709962
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Merlot on the Water frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Merlot on the Water?

Merlot on the Water includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Parking
  • Set Up

At Merlot on the Water, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Merlot on the Water includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At Merlot on the Water, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Merlot on the Water includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Limited Bar

What are the most important characteristics of Merlot on the Water in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Merlot on the Water for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Merlot on the Water for wedding events?

Merlot on the Water offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Merlot on the Water offer?

Merlot on the Water offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements

What services does Merlot on the Water offer for wedding events?

Merlot on the Water offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Merlot on the Water have available for wedding events?

Merlot on the Water offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Merlot on the Water and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Merlot on the Water is recommended by 88% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.7 in average response time.

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