Rustic weddings are all the rage, and barn wedding venues in CT are among the most popular locales in the state—and for good reason. From the beautiful, scenic landscapes (and incredible photo ops!) to the laid-back settings, there’s a lot to love about rustic wedding venues in CT.
Check out some of our favorite barn wedding venues in CT and get inspired!
The Barns at Wesleyan Hills
One of the most popular barn wedding venues in CT, this Middletown setting offers both a gorgeous outdoor ceremony space featuring willow trees and a tranquil pond, and an 140-year-old barn for events. There’s even a brand-new Middle Barn, which is a fantastic cocktail hour site. This venue has been featured on a variety of TV shows (including Say Yes to the Dress!) and won WeddingWire’s Couple’s Choice Award for six years in a row. The all-inclusive venue, which is part of the Connecticut Wedding Group, has a capacity of 225 guests.
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The Pavilion on Crystal Lake
One of the most popular barn wedding venues in CT, The Pavilion at Crystal Lake in Middletown features both indoor and outdoor spaces for your ceremony and reception. Host your ceremony in the romantic gazebo, followed by a reception in the spacious wooden barn. The Couples’ Choice Award-winning venue can host weddings and events of up to 210 guests, and in-house catering (the catering team has created seasonal menus to make the most of local cuisine), bar services, cake, lighting, decor, and more can be provided.
Located in Pomfret, this private country estate is one of the most naturally beautiful wedding venues in CT. There are several options for both ceremonies and receptions here. Ceremonies are usually held under one of two granite pergolas in the lush garden, or inside a barn. Cocktail hour allows guests to enjoy the venue’s terrace, the English Formal Garden or the Farm House. And for receptions, there’s the rustic Chestnut Barn or, if you’re looking for a garden setting, the Bluestone Terrace, where tented weddings may be held. This is one of the more intimate barn wedding venues in CT, with a capacity of 135 guests.
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Wrights Mill Farm
This Couples’ Choice Award-winning barn wedding venue in CT is located on 250 acres of rolling landscape in Canterbury. While the venue’s open-air pavilion can host weddings of up to 180 guests, a brand-new building with a capacity of 250 complete with covered deck, open-air patio, and fire pits, is slated to open in Spring 2020. This venue is ideal for couples who want a one-stop-shop for wedding planning, as the venue can provide in-house catering, cake, even DJ and a horse-drawn carriage for a totally grand entrance! You’ll also love the romantic waterfall and ponds, which make ideal portrait backdrops.
Nathan Hale Homestead
If you’re looking for a barn wedding venue in CT that’s both rustic and historic, this site in Coventry is definitely worth checking out. Built in 1776, this National Historic Landmark is the birthplace of state hero Nathan Hale. You’ll find an 18th century English Barn and a 19th century Dairy Barn on the property, along with gorgeous open fields. The green space can be tented for receptions of up to 250 guests, and you can use the English Barn for dancing. The classic red barns feel so classic New England and look amazing in photos. Facility rentals are available between April and November.
Litchfield County is one of the most scenic areas of New England (if not the whole country!), so of course we’re huge fans of this farm wedding venue in Morris with its breathtaking views. One of the most well-known farms in the area, the White Barn at South Farms offers a gorgeous wedding space with a capacity of 200 guests. You’ll find three stunning spaces for your wedding day here—the Parlor, the Hayloft, and the Bull Room, each with its own history and charm. Couples rave about the venue’s natural beauty, as well as the accommodating staff.
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Candlelight Farms Inn
One of the largest barn wedding venues in CT (it has a capacity of 1,000 guests!), this New Milford venue is a popular spot for weddings—it won a 2017 WeddingWire Couple’s Choice Award! The Lower Barn, which offers water views of the lovely pond, was renovated in 2011, and tented events on the property are totally possible. And because it’s a bed and breakfast, Candlelight Farms Inn allows you and some of your loved ones to stay on premises during your wedding weekend and special day—so convenient and fun!
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Inn at Mount Pleasant B&B
If you’re looking for a Connecticut wedding venue with abundant and authentic New England charm, look no further than this Torrington space. Wedding packages here not only include access to the gorgeous grounds, but you can also take over the entire bed and breakfast with its four charming guest rooms. Host your wedding in a tent on the property (with a capacity of 200 guests) or inside the barn, which can host up to 150 guests.
Holiday Hill Day Camp & Recreation Center
If you’re looking for one of the barn wedding venues in CT with a laid-back and joyful vibe, look no further than this Mansfield Center venue (it’s actually a day camp!). There’s both a tented space and a wooden barn, as well as 25 acres of lovely grounds. With a capacity of 300 guests, this is just the beautiful setting if you’re hoping for an outdoor wedding.
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The Salem Herbfarm
This restored 1867 barn can host weddings of up to 140 guests between May and October. The barn wedding venue in CT includes a new bluestone patio which can host ceremonies, as well as space for a tent to host additional guests. The barn features wood beams, hardwood flooring, and unique equine accessories throughout. You’ll also love the venue’s charming gardens, which are ideal for wedding party photos, and the fire pit, ideal for some late-night fun.