Updated 7/14/20: In an effort to protect the health of its staff and visitors, Connecticut Landmarks’ Historic Properties, including the Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden, will continue to follow the guidance set forth by the CDC and state officials regarding social distancing.
We are currently scheduling on-site visits by appointment only. Zoom info sessions will continue to be available.
Many of our staff members will continue to conduct business from home in order to keep each other safe and healthy. The health of our staff and our community remain our first priority and we appreciate your understanding.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden celebrates love and is an LGBTQ+ friendly establishment.
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