The Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden

55 South Main Street, Suffield, CT 06078 Map · Phone number
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About The Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden

The Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden is a historic wedding venue located in Suffield, Connecticut. This luxurious property features elegant décor, ornate gardens and herb beds, and wonderful event spaces to host your special celebration. Filled with touches of 18th-century life in Connecticut, The Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden provides an elegant, historic space to host any number of wedding events in comfort and style.

Facilities and Capacity

This historical estate holds many wonderful event areas suited to any size of wedding celebration. The delightful Summer House, located within the meticulously maintained gardens, offers an idyllic space to hold an intimate wedding ceremony of 32 seated guests. Many of the opulently decorated rooms within the house itself are perfectly suited for a variety of wedding celebrations such as rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, or mid-sized ceremonies. These event rooms can accommodate between 20 and 85 guests depending on your needs and style of event.

This property also offers an event barn, originally built in 1867, which offers an ideal space for a lively cocktail hour or wedding reception, capable of accommodating 75 seated guests. The barn event space oozes rustic charm and offers couples a wonderful space to create their wedding aesthetic.

For an outdoor wedding event, The Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden can accommodate up to 250 guests on their expansive lawn area, perfect for pitching a wedding marquee for a Summer reception.

Services Offered

The Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden offers a range of venue rental options to suit your needs. Couples can choose to rent the venue for a ten-hour period or for two full days for more flexibility. The venue provides a complimentary one-hour rehearsal timeslot on the property before your event and can also supply historical tours of the estate during your cocktail hour. An extensive list of preferred vendors can be supplied featuring caterers, rental companies, décor, florists, entertainment, and more.

History

This historical estate provides a valuable insight into life as a wealthy family living in 18th century Connecticut, showcasing numerous artifacts and items from the time. The original structure was built in 1761 and was later sold to Oliver Phelps. Phelps added a substantial wing to the house in 1741 and had wallpaper imported from Paris to decorate the new addition. The house passed to the Hatheway family in the early 1800s, who collected a stunning array of items that now provide historical insight into their lives and the times they lived in. The property is now part of the Connecticut Landmarks, who lovingly maintain and preserve this amazing piece of history.

Location

The Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden is located in Suffield’s Historic District and is conveniently located just a 10-minute drive from the Bradley International Airport, making it a perfect location for out of town guests to access.




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Museum Tours Available
Museum Tours Available
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Museum Tours Available
Museum Tours Available
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Museum Tours Available
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The Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 3500.00
  • 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?
    $ 925.00
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    4
  • Describe your venue:
    Barn
    Garden
    Mansion
    Museum
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November

3 Wedding Deals & Discounts

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    Rent our Pine Room or Summer House for Smaller Events!

    Make history and celebrate in 18th-century style!

    Smaller groups will receive special pricing when they book their Intimate Reception, Engagement Party, Bridal Shower, or Baby Shower in the Summer House or Pine Room at the Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden.

    Holiday Rentals:

    • Price - $500
    • Three-hour rental (with additional 1/2 hour set‐up & clean‐up times)
    • Use of the Pine Room -OR- Summer House
    • Up to 20 guests
    • Tables and Chairs included
    • Complimentary Museum Tour during your event
    • Restrooms on-site

    Please call (860) 668-0055 for details or to book a tour of the property. Some blackout dates may apply.

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    Holiday Promotion!

    Make your holiday memories at our special location!

    From December 4th -18th, 2019, book your special event at the festively decorated Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden.

    Small groups of 20 or less will receive special holiday pricing when they book their Intimate Reception, Engagement Party, Bridal Shower, or Baby Shower while our museum is decorated for the holidays.

    Holiday Rentals:

    • Price - $500
    • Three-hour rental (with additional 1/2 hour set‐up & clean‐up times)
    • Festively decorated 18th-century interiors
    • Up to 20 guests
    • Tables and Chairs included
    • First-floor cocktail hour
    • Complimentary Museum Tour during your event
    • Restrooms on-site

    Please call (860) 668-0055 for details. Some blackout dates may apply.

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    10$ Off Remaining 2019 Dates!

    Newly engaged but don't want to wait? We're offering 10% off all remaining 2019 dates!

    Why wait? Book by August 31, 2019, to get this special deal for your special day!

1 Event

  • Dec Sun

    Regency Tea

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    • When:
      Dec 15, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    • Location:
      55 South Main Street, Suffield, Hartford

    The ladies of the Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden cordially invite you to a tea in honor of Jane Austen’s birth anniversary (December 16, 1775) Our afternoon will begin with savories, sweets & teas popular in the early 19th century, followed by a dramatic reading of a favorite Austen passage. A tour of our historic interiors, especially that of the third floor which is dedicated to the Hatheway family (who may have indulged in a reading of the English author), will be included with admission.

    Tickets are $30 per person, $25 for CTL Members.

    Reservations are required & may be made at 860.668.0055 or phelps.hatheway@ctlandmarks.org.

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    860-668-0055 (Phone number)

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