102 Reviews for Aria Wedding and Banquet Facility
Trustworthy reviews are our priority. Businesses can't pay to change or remove reviews.
The first time i walked in to Aria, i did not think we could afford it because the place was so elegant and just amazing. To my surprise they offered many options so we were able to make it work for us!! Ida was super helpful in the planning process, all of my vendors loved this place and Aria gave us great vendor recommendations!! We had our ceremony and reception there, they were wonderful and the place is breath taking!! our wedding day was amazing thanks to Aria!! You will not be disappointed and neither will your guest. Our wedding was in April 2017 and our guests are still talking about how wonderful the food and service was. My husband and I absolutely loved this place!!!
I went to Aria as a less expensive back up venue originally, however i was absolutely blown away. The venue was nicer than any of the other venues i visited abd the price was unbeatable. The staff was courteous and professional and i am so excited to host my wedding here.
Thank you, Casey, for your review! We are so thrilled that you have chosen us to host your special day!
Words can’t describe how happy we are with our choice to have our ceremony and reception at the Aria. Everything was perfect from the service, to the food and the organization. The venue gorgeous and also a perfect location for our first look photo shoot. We had about 190 people in the smller ballroom and it holds 200 but was a perfect fit. The price is very reasonable for the quality of service you get. If they do not have what you want, they will try to accommodate any requests. I woul absolutely recommend the Aria for any upcoming event. Our families have not stopped talking about how perfect the day was !!
Aria was a perfect venue to have my elegant and romantic wedding!! Even though it’s not a beach setting, I was able to incorporate a ocean/ beach theme which came out beautifully!!! My guest are still talking about my wedding, how much detail I put into it and how much fun they all had! The food and the service was outstanding!!! Everything was delicious, served on time, and I especially was taken care of all night!! Big thanks to the Geloso Family for making my wedding day so special and memorable!! They handled everything with such ease and took all my worries away!!! I loved my wedding day so much that I can’t believe it’s all over!! Fun, enjoyable, and memorable is what Aria provided!!
Thank you for all that you did for me and my husband!!!
Much love and respect,
Rita & John
We had a great time from the start. My husband walked into aria and didn’t want to go to any other venue. We mostly worked with Lina, who was extremely helpful, always responded timely to emails and would call back if I left a message. Everything was set up exactly as I had pictured the day of my wedding. And they assign an attendant to the bride/groom who was amazing (We had Besa and I LOVED her). She always made sure we had drinks, made sure we ate, helped me with my dress or anything else I needed. The staff at aria helped us pack up everything at the end of the night and were just great.
Everyone who has been to Aria knows it is a gorgeous venue, but what sets them apart is the level of service you get during your wedding. Our bridal attendant was outstanding and was there for our every want and need the entire night. Multiple guests commented on the wait staff and how incredible they were. There was not one detail that was not perfectly planned and executed. Aria completely exceeded our expectations in every way!!!!
Getting married at Aria was the most memorable experience of our lives. We were very nervous when picking a wedding venue because we wanted to make sure that everything would be just what we wanted. The entire process, Aria made sure that we were planning our wedding just the way we wanted. They guided us through every single detail, making sure that we were happy and assuring us there was nothing to worry about. There are several opportunities to try Aria’s great food, as well- such as attending their monthly Monday night dinners.
When the big day came, Aria helped everything run so smoothly. Their staff was amazing and our bridal attendant, Besa, was absolutely incredible. We also had an Aria staff member, Kelly, officiate our wedding and she did an amazing job. The food was AMAZING and our guests complimented it so much. We really wish that we could relive our wedding night.
We truly thank Aria from the bottom of our hearts. If you are looking for a venue that will make your wedding a dream come true and treat you like family, we highly recommend Aria!
When my husband and I were looking at wedding venues last year, we immediately fell in love with the grounds and ballrooms at Aria. Even the lobby and common areas are absolutely stunning. After meeting with a sales manager, we were pleasantly surprised that their quotes included price per person WITH tax and tip, which we really appreciated. Because we didn’t necessarily get the date we wanted (we had limited options without going into the following year), Aria even gave us free up lighting and a free dessert. We got married on Friday, April 13th, 2018. While we were setting up the ballroom the day before our wedding, Joe (the owner) stopped by to make sure everything was okay. Although we knew it was early to have the fountains on, we asked Joe if he could get them to work. Sure enough, on our wedding day, the fountains and waterfall were running! We were lucky enough to have a gorgeous day (sunny and 70 degrees!) and the fountains just added to the beauty of the day. Joe was even present on our wedding day to congratulate us, and he checked in with us multiple times. Aria completely exceeded our expectations. We knew the food would be excellent, but the service was phenomenal as well. We had some special requests to speed up the process of the courses so that our guests could spend more time on the dance-floor, and Aria was more than accommodating. Not only that, but our guests were amazed at how each time they returned to their table, their napkin was formally placed at the setting. Our butler, Miguel, kept the room running smoothly and Chrissy, our bridal attendant, went above and beyond to make sure we always had a drink in hand (including our parents). We were so appreciative of her checking in on us and helping us get through the night smoothly. The delicious food, gorgeous ballrooms/grounds, and outstanding hospitality from EVERY employee (including the owner, Joe) make Aria, hands down, the number one best wedding venue in Connecticut!
Our wedding on March 31, 2018 was truly one of the best days of my life. Aria is a beautiful venue, the food was amazing and the service outstanding! So many guests commented how good all the food was (awesome cocktail hour!) and how attentive and professional all the wait staff was. To top it off our bridal attendant was the sweetest woman. I couldn't have been happier the way everything turned out. I highly recommend Aria: the ballrooms are beautiful and the outdoors/ view made for some really beautiful photos. Plus the up lighting really turned it into party mode and they allow the sparkler exit there which was so much fun!
We can not say enough about our experience at Aria since day one when deciding to book our reception here. Our wedding on February 24,2018 was absolutely perfect! We felt like royalty all night long and couldn't have asked for anything more. Our guests continue to rave about the cocktail hour, bar, entrees, Venetian hour, and service. We specifically loved being greeted by Kelly at the front desk every time we went to visit the venue. She was a huge part of our decision to book back in April 2017 because of her confidence in what an amazing place it was. We would definitely recommend Aria to others so that they can have the same fairy-tale experience that we had!
WOW. We never could have dreamed of a better place for us to celebrate on our wedding day. Our "Big Fat Greek-Italian Wedding" had over 250 guests, but "Ballroom A" allowed for all of our guests to sit, stand, and dance comfortably. With family and friends traveling from all over the United States and Canada, we wanted to make sure that they had a great time at our reception. Aria has broken the mold. Aside from the beauty of the venue itself, the staff was empathetic, friendly, and supportive throughout the wedding planning process. On our wedding day, my bride and I were treated like royalty. Aria assigned members of the staff to be there for us for everything from drinks to lighting. The quality of the food was phenomenal. You could have sliced the filet mignon with a fork! Since our wedding day, we have been showered with compliments expressing how gorgeous the wedding reception was. And the photos...my God, the photos! Make your photographer happy and choose Aria. Look no further. If Aria is on your list, it should be the only one on it!
Wow is right, Corey! Your review left us speechless! Thank you for such kind words and for letting us know that you have received positive feedback about your wedding. It makes us proud to know that we met your expectations. Thank you so much for choosing Aria, and please stay in touch with us.
We were so lucky to have our reception at Aria. The venue is just stunning. After looking at pictures online, we knew right away we wanted to have our reception there. My husband and I live out of state, but the staff made it incredibly easy on us. The food was absolutely amazing, and the staff could not have been better. We received compliments all night about the food and staff. I would HIGHLY recommend this venue to any bride. You are bound to have a beautiful wedding at Aria!
Thank you, Mary, for your great review. It was such a pleasure to plan your wedding with you and we enjoyed every moment of making your dream come true. We hope that you will stay in touch!
We were thrilled to have had our reception at Aria! Everything from the service, to the food, to the atmosphere was outstanding! We had so many compliments from guests on how fantastic the food was and how much they ate! That was very important to us. We both had been to so many weddings in the past, and there is nothing more disappointing than low quality food... that isn't a concern here at all! We loved it so much, we decided to have them cater our Christmas dinner! I had a waitress assigned to me, and there was a waiter assigned to my husband the entire night. Anytime I turned around, she was there to help me with anything I needed! She even helped me take my heels off and put my comfortable shoes on! She was amazing! We had a huge bridal party - 9 guys, 11 girls, and 4 kids, and we all fit in the bridal suite perfectly with room to spare. They brought all of the cocktail hour food upstairs for us which was so convenient. I can't say enough about Aria. We would recommend them to anyone looking for a fantastic wedding venue!
We are humbled by your kind words, Lindsey. It was such a pleasure to work with and for you and we certainly understand the joy of comfortable shoes! Thank you for your lovely review. We wish you a lifetime of happiness.
I can not thank the whole crew at Aria enough for making our wedding day so absolutely perfect! As an Interior designer I had very specific visions and instructions to which were all matched 100%. Not only did they accomplish everything I had asked for as far as décor and design but the food and service was AMAZING! We were given a personal assistant from the moment we entered Aria which made our day easy to enjoy. She brought us food during cocktail hour, reminded us when our hot meals were served, filled our drinks as soon as we finished them and even bustled my huge dress perfectly. Everyone at Aria certainly knows how to run a wedding beyond expectation. I would absolutely recommend any couple to use Aria as their wedding venue. They will not be disappointed and your day will be more perfect than imagined.
Thank You Aria!
Jolene & Chris Kelly
Jolene - Thank you for such a lovely review. You and Chris are a beautiful couple and we were so proud that you chose us for your big day. Doing what we do is easy when we have clients like you. Please come back and see us!!
From the moment we saw Aria and started working with their team we knew this was where we wanted to have our wedding. From the very start, Lina was wonderful to work with. She answered all of our questions, was on top of all of the details and whenever we needed a recommendation she was there to provide some excellent feedback. The day of the wedding everything went off perfectly. Aria itself is absolutely gorgeous and elegant, I have not stopped hearing about how delicious the food was and the service was outstanding. The attendant that worked with us during the wedding was also amazing! Aria made my fairytale wedding come to life!
On behalf of everyone at Aria, thank you, Marissa, for this incredible review and feedback. We were so honored to be a part of your important day and we wish you all of the happiness in the world! Please be sure to come back and see us!
It is difficult to put into words how perfect our wedding was in October and the significant role that Aria played in making it so. It goes without saying that Aria is one of the most beautiful venues in the area.. everyone that walked in was so blown away with the grand staircase, gorgeous ballroom, and breathtaking outdoor space but the service was exceptional as well. You simply cannot find a better valued venue in CT. The food was unbelievable and abundant (to the point our guests thought the cocktail hour was the full meal). Our personal attendant was with us the entire night ready with a drink in your hand before the ice melted in your last one.. she even bustled my dress when my MOH didn't remember how! They were absolutely fantastic and every bride and groom to go through there should expect the best night of their life!
There aren't enough words to describe the beautiful experience we had at Aria! As soon as we pulled up to the property, I knew this was the place we needed to get married at! We met with Lina and she was very helpful. Everybody was...Kelly, Donna, our maitre d, & our bridal assistant. I went to every bridal showcase and their monthly Monday night dinners to try the food, which was UNBELIEVABLE! The whole process of choosing our menu, linens, even bringing our decorations/favors was a pleasurable experience. The ambience of ballroom A was magical. The grounds & views are spectacular. Let's not forget the Bridal suite....just fabulous. Every room was spacious & oversized...plenty of room for everyone. Every inch of that venue reeks of glamour & elegance. And what a treat to walk down the dual staircase. Every time I went there, I just felt so special! I can't thank Aria enough for an unforgettable evening. I can't wait to come back for another dinner or to host another event!
As soon as we walked into Aria we knew this was the place we wanted to have our wedding reception. We were blown away by the stunning chandeliers, fountains, architecture, and gardens. Our pictures look amazing with the beautiful details of the venue! Everything looks brand new and clean. Lina was there for us every step of the way and made the wedding planning process stress-free and fun. Our wedding day was amazing thanks to the exceptional staff who made sure our day was perfect. Our guests are still talking about how amazing cocktail hour and the Venetian hour was. If you're getting married and you're looking for a venue that has incredible service, delicious food, beautiful grounds inside and outside, this is your place.
It was just a fabulous/Magical "Wedding" on Sunday 9/3/17 for our daughter Amanda & Son-in-law Sal. Our family & friends thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful setting, delicious food, and the great service that you and your team provided. We received such glowing feedback from our guests and we couldn't be happier just hearing those words "Best Wedding Ever" ! This was music to our ears!
We knew the moment we met the owners this was the place we wanted for our daughter’s big day. Our daughter confirmed immediately "This is the place" I feel like I am in Italy"! The entire Aria staff treated us like family and they made sure we were in good hands and we were! We felt confident up until the BIG DAY!!
We can't thank you enough for your hard work that day-considering having to perform the ceremony inside due to the rain. We were a little concerned because our hearts were set on seeing our daughter get married under the Pergola, but we were very impressed of how the ceremony came together and how beautiful it was decorated inside. You all did an awesome job guiding all of us, especially, our ring bearer & flower girls. Special thank you to Lina that made sure we all knew what to do since things changed from rehearsal- we were not expecting rain on the actual wedding day. My daughter & her husband said their wedding attendant (Nadia) was awesome too-she made sure they were taken care of the entire time, and also made sure they ate before the reception started.
We cannot thank you enough for the BEAUTIFUL wedding. The place is Elegant, clean, great food, staff extremely friendly- they even interacted in Italian with our Italian speaking guests.. Amazing!
A special thanks to the Owners of Aria, and Lina the person that made this entire day come together! We are so grateful and lucky we chose Aria's for Amanda's & Sal’s special Day! You are THE BEST! Thank you again!
Marina & Ron Ferreri
We had the privilege of getting married at Aria in August 2017, and from start to finish everything was absolutely perfect! Lina made the planning process enjoyable and made sure to pay close attention to detail every step of the way. She was prompt in answering questions and never made us feel like an annoyance. Sonia was also a delight to work with! The waiters were extremely professional the day of the reception, and my guests could not stop raving about the service they received! Not to mention, the food is the best around and people are still talking about how amazing it was (and just how much food there was!). Besa, our attendant for the day, was an angel who kept making sure my husband and I had everything we could possibly need. We chose to have our ceremony on site, and this made for a seamless evening that flowed very nicely. The photos came out beautiful thanks to the gorgeous scenery and landscaping on site. The owners and staff at Aria make sure that every single detail is thought out, and their main goal is to make sure you have the wedding of your dreams. I don't have a single complaint about our experience at Aria, and would HIGHLY recommend it to any couple looking to have a beautiful fairy tale wedding, and one that you and your guests will never forget!!
Amazing venue and the staff is the best we had the best day ever celebrating our wedding day at Aria
Where do you begin on such an AMAZING venue, with outstanding staff? From working with Joey on the big details to working with Lina on finalizing the small details, everything was picture perfect & ran smoothly! They were very open to our ideas/vision and had excellent ideas when they felt like something should be done different. From beginning to the end of the night, the staff was very tentative. There was nothing left undone. If you are looking for a beautiful venue, with exceptional food, and a staff that is willing to work side by side with you on your big day, Aria is the place to pick! A shout out to Besa for personally being by our side the day of our wedding and to Lina who worked with my mother in law in coordinating a Flash Mob Dance, we thank you! We wish we could do it all over again!
We absolutely couldn't have asked for a better venue for our wedding. Don't think it's out of your price range just from the pictures! We almost made that mistake. We know other people who got married at Aria who found their instructions to be aggravating, but if you pay attention they really set you up for success and help make your life easier. The building itself is beautiful, but for a late November wedding we got all the added perks of the interior decorations which really are amazing. I'm pretty sure we met with each member of the upstairs staff. It didn't bother me at all but we were organized and weren't really difficult. Everybody was more than willing to help with any issues and answer any questions. All of our guests said the food was absolutely amazing. I didn't eat much and it's horrible to admit, but everything tasted amazing when I microwaved it the next day. Brittney, the bridal attendant was the sweetest! She made sure we were well taken care of but went above and beyond. We had our ceremony on site and I was the only person to enter from upstairs and she was a huge help in calming those nerves. The only downside to Aria is the shared bathrooms. Probably not a problem on most occasions, but there was a huge event (it wasn't a wedding) the same day. We heard from several of our guests that people from the other party were constantly arguing in the bathrooms The cute little baskets, were ransacked. We also suspect that somebody from that party wandered in and wrote butthole in our guest book ( we were able to remove it, no biggie) Again probably not a problem if you don't have savages having an event. Thankfully we had been there long enough to have almost all pictures in the lobby taken before their arrival. Really nothing the venue could do, but be aware. The bathrooms in the bridal suite don't have any hooks in them, which is really super inconvenient. There's a nice hook outside both doors but not actually inside. Obviously this is a pain.
We knew aria was perfect from the moment we walked in.. everything was great , from the staff to the food to the venue itself , and they are so accommodating! We couldn't be happier that we went with aria for our wedding day !
Aria was wonderful. They did everything possible to make sure that my day was beautiful and went smoothly. They even let us use their wifi so that my father, who could not attend due to a medical reason, could be on an ipad throughout the entire day.