Hill-Stead Museum 35 Mountain Road • Farmington • Connecticut 06032


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • 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!


Video by NST Pictures.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $5,500–8,500/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Space reserved
Ceremony Fee
  • $800–3,000/event
  • For a ceremony only, the rental fee is $3,000.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 150 400
Cocktails, etc. Standing 150 400
Reception Seated 100 400
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 120.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings

Essential Info


$ • $$


Preferred list

Exclusively works with five full-service caterers; couples can choose between those on the preferred list.



Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, anytime.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Garden
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Mansion
  • Museum
  • Private Estate
  • Ranch / Farm
  • Unique
  • Non-Profit

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Hills
  • Landscaped Grounds


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