The Village at Boulder Ridge is a wedding and events facility located on nearly 68 acres of land at the foothills of the Berkshires in picturesque Barkhamsted, Connecticut. The venue hosts one event per day, allowing your wedding to be customized and tailored to your needs and preferences. The Village at Boulder Ridge offers beautiful indoor and outdoor space for your wedding, accommodating staff and delicious options for food catering.
Facilities and Capacity
With nearly 68 acres of land, the Village at Boulder Ridge offers a picturesque setting with both indoor and outdoor spaces for your wedding ceremony and reception. Accommodating up to 300 guests, the Main Banquet Hall is ideal for elegant indoor weddings. The outdoor pavilion can accommodate up to 200 guests and overlooks the pond and pool.
The Village at Boulder Ridge offers services including:
Recommended by 99% of couples
Sara · Married on 07/08/2018
We received numerous compliments on our wedding and this venue, with a number of people stating that it was easily the best wedding they had every been to! Liz and Nicole were extremely helpful, answering all of my questions quickly and accurately. During the wedding, Liz took care of everything, such that I just showed up and had a wonderful day! We had our wedding on a Sunday from 11:30am-5pm with 80-100 people. They allowed us to get ready in the Bridal Suite, which was very spacious with a private restroom, and to take pictures on the grounds before the ceremony. The ceremony was located at their beautiful gazebo, which has power available for music. Our reception followed in the pavilion with a BBQ lunch and ice cream sunday bar; we even had a small dance floor for our first dance. They provided beautiful round tables with white linen and napkins colored to match our theme. From 2-5pm, we opened up the swimming pool, climbing tower/zip-line, and lake with kayaks and water trampoline, which were all very reasonably priced and extremely fun. There were changing rooms available for the guests. In addition, we were able to bring in a petting zoo ourselves. All of the guests enjoyed these activities, and the staff made it fun and safe for everyone! In addition, if you are looking for a more traditional wedding (or a winter wedding), they have a beautiful and very large ballroom inside along with the "fireplace room", which would make for a great winter ceremony. Overall, I would highly recommend the Village at Boulder Ridge.Sent on 07/10/2018
Meghan · Married on 09/26/2015
We were so impressed by the Village at Boulder Ridge. My husband and I visited many venues before this one and they all were overpriced and had that "Wedding Factory" feel. Boulder Ridge was not only affordable but beautiful! There is so much space. The grounds are beautiful, the entryway is gorgeous. The staff there were incredible, our guests complimented us on how friendly and helpful everyone was. If we needed anything on our day, we just had to ask anyone on the staff and they immediately responded with "I'll take care of it". The food was also great (or so I've heard, I had barely two bites).Sent on 09/30/2015
Before the wedding Liz was so helpful. We met with her a couple times and she was great. She went above and beyond with little details like putting lavender ribbons on the cake table. We were able to come in and decorate the space the week before the wedding which made everything less stressful.
I would recommend Boulder Ridge to anyone looking for a rustic yet elegant space to have their wedding.
Lisa · Married on 05/26/2013
They were fantastic throughout the whole wedding and planning and have have great spaces for outdoor or indoor weddings. We were planning outdoor, and then it rained the entire week leading to the wedding, and was pretty cold out, so we decided on indoor 2 days before. Inside, looks like a barn, very rustic, and you get married in front of a huge stone fireplace that can be decorated with flowers, or candles. Outside is in front of a pond, with a white gazebo. Either way, great options. For the reception you can mix indoor, outdoor, and a pavilion buffet. For pictures, they are also down the road from the Barkhamsted reservoir, which is really really prettySent on 06/12/2013
One other really cool thing about them as a place, is that it would be really easy to do a super offbeat wedding there. They have a pool, zip lines, bocci courts, volleyball courts, a climbing wall, ect, which all can be used (for a fee) during the day if you wanted to do more of a picnic and games type thing. We didn't end up using the facilities at all, but at the beginning we had thought about it.
Leading up to the wedding, they were very responsive and helpful, just all around great. Day of, same thing. Everything went smoothly, the food was delicious, the place looked great.
Potential downsides: They are out of the way a bit, and there are not good hotel options. The closest hotels are either at Bradly, Avon, or Torrington, all about 15-20 minutes drive, and at night, the area is dark with small roads. So, if you are having a mostly out of town wedding this is a bit of a problem. They also don't do food tastings, so you just have to trust them...which we did, and the food was outstanding. One of their reasons for not doing food tastings is that they buy everything locally the week before the wedding something I really liked.
Over all they were amazing, the food was great, and we loved everything!
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It's always a pleasure working with Kevin and his wife. If you are looking for a unique place with a family friendly atmosphere, then this is the place to be.
Wonderful venue for a relaxed wedding. You'll feel like your at summer camp. Love the setting, and the management is great.