Nathan Hale Homestead is a historic wedding venue located in Coventry, Connecticut. Being the birthplace of Connecticut's state hero, Nathan Hale, the homestead is a cherished local place-of-interest. It features an 18th-century English-style barn that is framed with rare gunstock timber, a 19th-century dairy barn fashioned with a charming aesthetic and a service prep area, and a paved patio that can host a forty-by-forty-foot tent. The homestead is surrounded by stone walls and a lush forest, adding to the pleasant atmosphere of the entire property.
Facilities and Capacity
The English-style barn can be used for exciting and lively occasions such as cocktail hours, reception dances, or jovial dinners. The barn can fit up to fifty people in a seated dinner event. To help your event come to life, the dairy barn can be used as a prep area and comes complete with a refrigerator, a freezer, a warming oven, and a service window that overlooks the patio. Each of the barns has been lovingly restored, adorned with dimmable lighting and modern amenities such as fans, air-conditioning, and electrical outlets. Behind the barns is an expansive green space that allows up to 250 guests to enjoy your wedding event under the shade of a tented seating area.
Nathan Hale Homestead is pleased to offer you services that can help to make your wedding occasion a success. In order to assist with this endeavor, they offer rentals and services that include:
Nathan Hale Homestead is adjacent to a large state forest and convenient to all that Coventry has to offer. The closest major city is Hartford and is accessible via major roadways.
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Cynthia · Married on 09/08/2018
Wonderful Experienxe & Absolutely Beautiful Location
To the reader. Our sweet daughter married the man of her dreams September of 2018.Sent on 04/05/2019
I can’t say enough about the absolutely wonderful experience we had working with the skilled team at The Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry, CT. Not only was the experience wonderful but the grounds lovely making the photographs of the event lasting, lovely memories and the day so very special.
We started cocktail hour on the back patio with a wonderful clear tent. wine barrel high top tables and chairs and lovely dimmed chandelier lighting rented from Taylor Rental in Manxhester CT.
The Food was catered by The Brownstone five star caterer our guests are still raving about the food and stunning presentation and fully stocked bar. The professionalism of the catering staff, outstanding chef, selection and presentation of the finest foods was well behind what I could have ever imagined. Did I mention the after party and live DJ Mark the Shark who rocked the stunningly decorated barn adorned with crystal chandeliers. sweeping large curtains from the large barn doors, 100s of twinkling votive lights on the barn shelf’s and stunning floral arrangements from Sticks and Stones, Tolland CT and Sams Club floral.
The dessert taste of the evening was the wedding cake from Modern Bakery in Hartford, CT, an assortment of outstanding homemade pastries from our Five Star + Caterer The Brownstone. Paterson, NJ and a selection of homemade Italian Ice from Chets Italian Ice to cool down those on the dance floor.
This truly was the event of the year and went off without a hitch thanks to the team at Nathan Hale Homestead and our absolutely experienced caterer Mr. Tommy Manzo owner of The Brownstone. One last call out to Ms. Debbie Vinick the wonderful Harpist who provided a great selection of dinner music under our beautiful Taylor Rental Sail tent in the lovely field at the Nathan Hale Homestead.
In closing The Nathan Hale Homestead has so much to offer. While we looked at many other barns The Nathan Hale Homestead is so unique not only in its landscape beauty but the opportunity for the guests to have guided tours of the Homestead during your event. The facility also offers f 3 barns to do what you wish. We chose the main barn for our dance hall, the smaller barn for our Candy bar, the back barn for one of our 2 bars, main barn stalls for serving Italian ice and lower barn stall for bridal party space. No other venue we visited offered this much space to do what you wish.
Five Star all the way. Let you Imigration run wild as you plan your special wedding day at this absolutely stunning location. It was so beautiful and so much fun that I would do it all over again.
God Bless and hope your day is as special as ours ways.
Nathan Hale Homestead Price Rates
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“In September 1776, two men from Connecticut each embarked on a dangerous mission. One of the men, a soldier disguised as a schoolmaster, made his way to British-controlled Manhattan & began furtively making notes & sketches to bring back to the beleaguered Continental Army general, George Washington. The other man traveled to New York to accept a captain's commission in a loyalist regiment before returning home to recruit others to join British forces. Neither man completed his mission. Both met their deaths at the end of a hangman's rope.” Enjoy an author presentation as well as a question & answer session with Virginia DeJohn Anderson. Explore the personal & the political transformations that shaped individual lives in unexpected ways as the revolutionary crisis unfolded.
$20/$17 CTL Members, includes light refreshments. Books will be available for sale & signing.
Registration required at 860.742.6917 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The year is 1865 & the players have taken over the hay-bale-marked field at the Nathan Hale Homestead! Bring your lawn chairs & join us to witness a vintage base ball game where two Mid-Atlantic league teams will play by the means & rules of yesteryear. Authenticity is the name of this true gentlemen’s game- cursing will result in a 25₵ fine & an apology to the spectators! Cracker Jacks & other ball game concessions available for purchase.
$10 per person.
Registration recommended at 860.742.6917 or email@example.com.
The evening features a special candlelight tour, room-by-room, all the way up to the dark & spooky attic. Hear the traditional, long-standing Homestead ghost stories & the Hale staff’s spooky Homestead tales, as featured on the Syfy channel’s Ghost Hunters.
$25/$20 CTL Members, includes refreshments. Reservations required at 860.742.6917 or firstname.lastname@example.org.