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About Merlot on the Water

"You invite the guests, we'll take care of the rest."
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.

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Hartford

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19 Reviews for Merlot on the Water

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Beautiful place right on the water. The banquet hall is roomy and the grounds outside are stunning. Staff is amazing and extremely accomdating. The food was absolutely delicious! Chef Carl is the best! Thanks for making my sisters bridal shower unforgettable!! Many guests left there inquiring about Merlot on the water for future holiday parties, weddings, and showers. Fantastic venue! Can’t wait to visit again!! Thanks Vic and Staff for being so attentive, flexible and accomodating.

Profile Picture Lyndsay, 9/1/18, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

It is the perfect venue! We were able to be there the whole day, so we didn't have to travel from getting ready to the ceremony. Even though it rained, there was a beautiful spot inside where we could still hold the ceremony. The tables were set up nicely to have enough room for people to eat, and a big dance floor. Vicki was amazing through the entire planning, helping us with suggestions of vendors and a good list of what needed to be done. Also, the food is phenomenal, from the cocktail hour through the delicious entrees. Absolutely would recommend having an event at Merlot on the Water.

Profile Picture Concetta, 5/19/18, 4 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Chair Covers, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Tables, Bartender(s), Open Bar, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Indoor, All Inclusive Packages, In-House Bar, Clean Up, Bridal Suite, Barware, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking

We had our ceremony and reception at Merlot on the Water in September 2017. It was incredible! From the moment we began planning with Victoria down to the last song I wouldn't have changed a thing! The food was incredible, we had a buffet style early dinner reception. It's been 10 months I still haven't stopped hearing about how great the appetizers were! The bridal suite is gorgeous and the man cave was great for the guys! It was 90 degrees on our wedding day and I didn't want to leave our guests waiting in the heat and Victoria made sure we started the ceremony on time. The packages they offer are reasonably prices and we were able to cater a few things to meet our needs. I highly recommend this venue!

Profile Picture Chelsea, 9/24/17, 2 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: In-House Bar, Cake, In-House Catering, Clean Up, Event Planning, Bridal Suite, Set Up, Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, Liquor License, Open Bar, Signature Drink, Buffet, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Tastings, Parking, Wheelchair Access, Scenic Views, Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Chair Covers, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Tables

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Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Historic
Rustic/Country, Unique, Vintage
Indoor, Scenic Views, Uncovered Outdoor
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner
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Pet Friendly
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Preferred Vendors Only
Wireless Internet
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Outside Cake
Family Style
French Service
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
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House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
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Chair Covers
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Professional Network & Endorsements

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.

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.


27 Depot Street, Broad Brook, CT 06016   See On Map
860-370-9962 (phone)