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Hill-Stead Museum

Farmington Wedding Venue
35 Mountain Road
Farmington, Connecticut 06032
Contact: Event Coordinator
Phone: 860/677-4787 x134

Why We Like This Place

• Priceless collections from the gilded age? Check. Ordinary museum? No way. This turn-of-the-century, 30,000-square-foot homestead built by one of the country’s leading industrialists showcases the integration of family life with avant-garde art & design.

• It features impeccable gardens and sweeping views of the Litchfield Hills. The varied 152 acres include expansive lawns for tented receptions, a renowned Sunken Garden for ceremonies, and meandering pathways to explore for that perfect photo memory.

• The legacy of a very modern woman lives on. The original owner’s daughter, one of only a handful of female architects at the time, designed this place and then balanced work and family by hosting the first wedding here—her own!



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 150
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 400

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 100
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 400
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 150
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 400


  • Max. Seated: 120

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

A $500 deposit is required to reserve your date. The rental fee ranges $2,500–7,000 depending on the season and the area reserved. There is a $350 ceremony fee if you are renting the facility for a reception. For a ceremony only, the rental fee is $3,000.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings

Venue Views

Fountain/Water Feature
Landscaped Grounds

Venue Type

Historic/Landmark Building
Private Estate

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