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The Salem Herbfarm

Salem, CT View map Visit website
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3 reviews
Up to 150 guests

About

Up to 150 guests

The Salem Herbfarm is a historic wedding venue situated in Salem, Connecticut. This authentic farm and barn wedding destination offers a tranquil and picturesque setting for a couple’s precious day. The dairy barn is over 150 years old and sits amidst a manicured garden, a veranda area, and tall woodlands. Colorful and pretty flowers line the terrace. The idyllic grounds conjure a glimpse of the past and vintage farming accessories are peppered around the garden like monuments to a bygone era.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples can choose to exchange vows in the tranquil outdoors. A crisp-white fence extends into a fairy tale arch, overlooking a scenic garden that is flanked on either side by wooden gazebos. The landscape lends itself to countless photo opportunities for the happy couple and their loved ones. Afterward, guests can enjoy a cocktail by the quaint outdoor bar. The reception takes place in the traditional barn, and it is suitable for gatherings of up to 140 guests. The cream exterior offers a pleasing contrast to the greenery surrounding the venue. Inside, the space is framed by exposed wooden beams and a hard-wood floor. Here and there, the ceiling beams are draped with equine accessories such as saddles and bridles, adding to the authenticity of this rustic building. Exposed bulb string lights hang above the pristine table settings, which complement the romantic ambiance. Guests can congregate by the outdoor firepit following the meal, before dancing the night away.

Services Offered

The Salem Herbfarm is available for couples to rent from May to the end of October. You can avail of an in-house event coordinator should you wish to host your rehearsal dinner or wedding celebration at this location. The dedicated team offers a spacious catering room for setup and serving. The owners provide barn tables and chairs to patrons, and couples are free to procure their own design and decor pieces. You can customize all aspects of your day, and arrange for preferred caterers, entertainment, and beverage providers to fulfill your wedding vision.

History

The original farmhouse at this location dates all the way back to 1840. Over the years, a number of outhouses have been added to the grounds. Since 1915, The Salem Herbfarm has been passed down through generations of the same family. The farm has served many functions since its establishment, from chicken coops to hay barns. In more recent times, it is home to The Salem Herbfarm Workshop and lends itself as a bespoke wedding destination.

  • Veteran-owned
  • Woman-owned

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

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Event Planning
Parking
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

140

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Barn
Farm/Ranch
Garden
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
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    Britani H. Married on 10/10/2020
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    Best venue, amazing owners

    My husband and I saw this place online and it was NOTHING like the pictures, initially. We were in awe, and fell in love with it from the start. Joe and Annie went above and beyond for us and stood behind us every step of the way, even through COVID. They were willing to do whatever it took to make things perfect. We went several times just to see how things were blooming, all the projects joe did; etc. between November and our wedding on 10/10. Joe is always building, painting, laying stone, always something. Every visit is more beautiful than the last. We highly recommend this venue and I am already trying to figure out the next event I can plan there!
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    Leeland C. Married on 11/07/2017
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    Salem Herbfarm: Fun and beautiful venue run by great people

    In 2016 - before the recent improvements - my eldest daughter and her husband got married at "the Herbfarm" - and my wife (not my daughter's mom) and I had our wedding reception there. The Herbfarm was a great venue then and it's spectacular now. More, clients and guests won't find more diligent, attentive, practical and honest hosts than the owners, Anne and Joe Duncan.
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    Michelle Married on 06/13/2014
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    Joe and Ann have a undiscovered treasure! I am a gardener, a lover of all things outdoors and all I ever wanted was a garden reception. Still, the beauty was more then I could of dreamed off! Stones walls, ponds, formal gardens, whimsical elements throughout, lawn and space for the nieces and nephews to sprawl. A permanently located tent.... All the things you would hope for but at a value you would not expect! I cannot overlook the generosity, thoughtfulness, and flexibility of Joe and Ann. Even when a little rain ruined the table number signs, they hand traced and recreated them to perfection! The extra details ( a pot full of umbrellas, fresh flowers in the restrooms, and welcoming whimsical signs congratulating us and greeting the guests) they attended to were perfect and guests erroneously gave us the credit for.

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320 Hartford Rd Salem, CT, 06420
8608593344
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