Ellsworth Manor was founded by Norwald Olsen, a Norwegian immigrant from Grimstad, Norway. It sits atop one of the highest points in Northwestern Connecticut with incomparable views of Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts that provide an environment in which one visitor said, "you feel ten minutes from heaven".
Ellsworth Manor is in Sharon Connecticut; a town characterized by its quiet, semi-rural atmosphere and a strong determination to preserve it. Sharon and the surrounding towns sponsor year round activities with a cultural and artistic focus. The romance of old New England churches is a highlight for distant visitors.
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Tasha · Married on 09/24/2016
We feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to have our weddingSent on 01/16/2017
ceremony at Ellsworth Manor, we are having a hard time putting into words
how amazing it was. It was more than we could have imagined or hoped for.
And the whole day went so smoothly. Our guests were blown away by the view
and estate and they kept saying "I can't believe this is right in
Connecticut!". Gary was incredibly helpful throughout the whole processes
and was very responsive to all of our questions that came up along the way.
There is truly nothing like this place and I highly recommend it for anyone
looking for a unique, one in a million venue for their special day.
-Mr & Mrs Officer
courtney · Married on 09/26/2015
We can not even begin to explain how incredible Thee Elsworth Manor is. First off, Gary was very inviting and a great team to work with. He made you feel more than comfortable and accomodate your every want and need. It was a pleasure to work with such an amazing family. Our wedding was beyond everything we've ever dreamed of all because of Gary Olsen. Thee Elsworth Manor, located on a mountaintop in the beautiful Sharon CT, has spectacular breathtaking views where you have panoramic shots of The Catskill Mountains. When you turn onto the country dirt driveway and see Thee Elsworth Manor sign, its just nature at its best. We had the option of having our wedding ceremony by a beautiful man made pond with views of the fall trees with a wood bridge or up near the reception tent with mountain views. We chose near the tent just because of our 200 guest count, however both spots were like they were out of a wedding magazine. The estate and the guest house were both very beautiful inside and out, very clean, felt very at home. Ryan, I and our guests were very pleased. Up near the main house, where we took some of our wedding photos, there is a scenic wooded path that leads you to a lookout of the entire mountain and reception area. Our fall wedding was filled with a variety of colors: orange, red, yellow, green, wildflowers, pink/blue/red sunsets with a clear sky, again absolutely 100% everything we've ever wanted on our special day. Our tented reception from Cartwright Tent Rentals was everything we wanted from the tables to the decorations to the lighting again on top overlooking the Catskills. Most guests came up to us saying how serene and unreal the view really was. It was a Perfect night under the stars, dancing the night away with our family and friends by our side All because Thee Elsworth Manor exists. Thanks again to Gary Olsen! We are blessed to have those memories forever and to be husband and wife.Sent on 01/16/2017
Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Emerson
Karen · Married on 07/26/2014
Thee Ellsworth Manor was our first and last location when we were looking for wedding venues. The minute we stepped out of our car onto the mountain top we knew this is where we would get married. The views alone were nothing short of perfection! Ruth was so helpful in fulfilling our dream wedding, down to every detail. We were stress free on the weekend of our wedding knowing that Ruth and Gary had everything under control. They were so easy to work with and helped us create the wedding we pictured in our minds come to life. They went up and above to make sure our guests were happy. The manor was a perfect spot to spend the night with my wedding party and to prepare for the wedding. The entire property is beautiful. I still have guests from the wedding telling me they have never been to a wedding like this before and they thought it was the most beautiful spot for a wedding. Our weekend at the manor felt like a home away from home. We had family members renting another home on the property and it was so nice having the whole family all in one area. If you are looking for a stress free, beautiful views, and a place you can create your perfect wedding you always dreamed of then Thee Ellsworth Manor is the perfect location to start the next chapter in your life as a married couple.Sent on 01/16/2017
Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan St. Jean, Thomaston, Connecticut