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Reception
$5,000 starting price
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$995 starting price
Reception
$2,000 starting price
Ceremony
$995 starting price

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Celebrate your special day at The Barns At Wesleyan Hills, an enchanting historic wedding venue nestled in Middletown, CT. Steeped in over 150 years of history, this former dairy barn exudes rustic charm and timeless elegance, creating the perfect backdrop for your wedding celebration. Our commitment to exclusivity ensures that you and your loved ones have the entire venue to yourselves, allowing for a seamless and unforgettable experience.

Managed by the esteemed Connecticut Wedding Group, The Barns offers the invaluable support of award-winning professionals in an authentically charming setting. The barn itself is a blank canvas, offering couples the opportunity to infuse their personal style and vision into the space. Elevate your celebration with a touch of opulence by choosing from our curated selection of chandeliers, alternative lighting options, and exquisite fabrics.

Imagine cascading lights and glistening chandeliers creating a romantic ambiance, or opt for a hanging garden display, seamlessly blending the beauty of nature with the organic landscape. Frame the large windows with soft white voile panels to add an air of elegance and grace to your celebration. For an elevated perspective, an upstairs loft space provides a perfect vantage point for the wedding party to overlook the festivities.

Step into the adjacent barn area, where wooden floors and barrel tables create an authentic country ambiance, perfect for cocktails and mingling. For those who wish to exchange vows outdoors, our picturesque grounds offer a stunning backdrop for an open-air ceremony.

With a generous capacity of up to 225 guests, our venue is fully equipped with heating and air conditioning to ensure the utmost comfort. Our award-winning team is dedicated to assisting with wedding planning leading up to the event and on the big day itself.

Indulge in culinary delights crafted by our in-house culinary team, offering an award-winning menu featuring seasonal and varied options. Choose from plated meals, buffet-style offerings, culinary stations, and delectable desserts. The Barns also boasts a premium bar selection and seasonal signature cocktails to complement your celebration.

We provide everything you need for a seamless event, from tables and Chiavari chairs to flatware, glassware, and china. Customize your setting with your preferred colors for table linens and napkins. As a special touch, book our exclusive DJ company, Powerstation Events, for a night filled with entertainment.

Explore our list of preferred vendors, including photographers, videographers, florists, and officiants, to complete your dream wedding. While on-site accommodation is not available, we are happy to recommend local hotels for the convenience of your guests.

Elevate your wedding experience at The Barns At Wesleyan Hills, where history, charm, and exceptional service come together to create memories that last a lifetime.

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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?

$5,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,000

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?

$995

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$995

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

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4.9 out of 5 rating
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Kevin N. Sent on 08/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

An absolutely perfect day

Early in the planning process I remember reading great reviews for CWG and thought to myself, “There is no way they are THAT good.” Boy, was I wrong. They really are THAT good and more. We cannot say enough amazing things about The Barns at Wesleyan Hills and the incredible members of the CWG. First and foremost, they make the wedding planning process so smooth. Throughout the first couple months after booking they held almost monthly calls with us to help us understand what tasks needed to be completed when and which vendors they suggested. They helped us take what seemed like an endless list of tasks, and break it down into manageable chunks to stay on top of. It really made the wedding planning process so seamless and stress free.

On to the wedding day- we were completely blown away by Shelby and her team. They were absolutely incredible. 100% laser focused on making sure everything is perfect, you are happy and well taken care of, the venue looks amazing, and that everyone in attendance is provided for. We never had to worry about anything knowing that Shelby and her team were on it. All of our guests remarked just how amazing the staff was- the service, the food, the decor, the EVERYTHING. I’ve never been at a wedding where the staff interacts with the guests like CWG does. Our families were blown away. Really, just an incredibly professional and thoughtful group that take what could’ve been a stressful day and just make it so easy for you to focus on enjoying your big day.

Lastly, the venue is absolutely beautiful. The rustic big barn, the amazing middle barn space, and outdoor area. It rained on our wedding day and CWG seamlessly moved the ceremony inside - what a blessing in disguise. It was breathtaking!! If you’re looking for a rustic wedding venue with an out of this world staff then the Barns at Wesleyan Hills and the CWG are exactly what you’re looking for. They made our wedding the perfect day and will undoubtedly do the same for you!!
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Samantha B. Sent on 02/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best Day Ever!!

Where do I begin!? The Barns was amazing from the first day we did our tour all the way up until our wedding day!!! My husband and I have 3 children, and I’m in nursing school full time, so adding a wedding to plan to the list was very overwhelming! The staff at the barns was FANTASTIC! I had to worry about NOTHING! I would get emails every time something was due, with a ton of suggestions in those emails to help me, and if I needed more than that someone was always a phone call away!! Fast forward to wedding day, the whole day was just perfect! The bridal suite was everything we needed to get ready and we had a lot of girls (16 of us)! Our coordinator!!! Shelby, she’s just simply amazing 💙💙 I worried about nothing, she would tell me where I needed to be and when I needed to be there! She made sure I was always happy, always had a drink in my had , and that the night was perfect!! I am pretty sure every guest had texted me the following week telling me that it was the best wedding food they have ever had!! the night was so perfect, and so much fun, I wish I could do it yearly!!
Fran
Fran T. Sent on 02/17/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely have your wedding here!

I honestly don’t even know where to begin but to thank everyone at The Barns for helping us to have the most incredible wedding. The food here is truly excellent! I come from a large Italian American family who are extremely difficult to please and every single person I have spoken to since our wedding in December is still talking about how amazing all of the food was. The venue itself is stunning but the gem of this entire place is the planning team. The team at CT Wedding Group was there for every phone call, answering all of my questions no matter how big or small. They helped my husband and I create a truly unique and beautiful wedding. I would also like to give a very special shoutout to Nicole and Lexi. Nicole worked with us at our rehearsal and truly went above and beyond when she sat down on the bathroom floor and supported me as I cried my heart out to her. Lexi was our day-of-coordinator and was the glue that held the entire operation together. She handled some very delicate issues with incredible grace and was always by our sides. Our wedding would not have been what it was without her.
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8 Endorsements
J Cakes J Cakes Wedding Cakes

The Barns at Wesleyan Hills is the perfect spot for a rustic yet chic Wedding Reception. The grounds outside the Barns are gorgeous for photos and ceremony. The seasonal menu is delicious! The entire team at CT Wedding Group is so organized and genuine. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with this venue.

A Unique Wedding by Darlene A Unique Wedding by Darlene Wedding Officiants

If you are looking for a UNIQUE wedding location then you won't be disappointed by the Barns at Wesleyan Hills. From the rustic feel inside and out to simple lighting or decorating with elegance, the possibilities to make this place feel like it was built for you are endless. The Connecticut Wedding Group is one of the best Wedding Planners you can work with! From the food to the staff you can expect to be treated if you are their only client. Highly recommend this company and this location for an unforgettable wedding experience.

Robert Norman Photography Robert Norman Photography Wedding Photographers

professional, and easy to work with - the folks at the CT Wedding Group will handle your day with style and create a memorable atmosphere for your event!

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A Unique Wedding by Darlene
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