Hill-Stead Museum




Bring your dream wedding to life at the beautiful and historic Hill-Stead Museum. Nestled in Farmington, Connecticut, this picturesque venue was built in 1901 and is designated as a National Historic Landmark. For your special day, the estate offers five stunning indoor and outdoor event spaces to accommodate intimate gatherings, luxurious celebrations, and everything in between. Its scenic outdoor venues include the majestic West Lawn and Veranda, which boasts stunning views of the Litchfield Hills; the charming Grass Court, the former grass tennis court surrounded with handcrafted stone walls and views of the Colonial Revival home; and the magical Sunken Garden, a Beatrix Farrand-designed one-acre perennial garden that blooms from early spring through autumn. Inside, the elegant Pope Board Room can be used to host an intimate party or as a spacious bridal dressing room, and the Arts and Crafts-style wood paneled Makeshift Theater offers a unique setting with a rustic feel for a year round event. With abundant historic charm and spectacular event spaces, the Hill-Stead Museum is the perfect place to host your upcoming wedding ceremony and reception!

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Museum/Gallery, Park/Garden, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 100 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 250 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 10:00AM. Events must end by 10:30PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $3,500 to $7,000 for a reception and includes 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The set up fee for a ceremony is $350 with reception rental or $3,000 for a ceremony only wedding. A refundable security deposit of $500 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Hill-Stead Museum is estimated at between $6,516 and $12,836 for a reception only for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 10:30PM
LED candles only