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Historic Lounsbury House

Ridgefield , CT
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LOCATION

316 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877 US (map)

PHONE

203-438-6962

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ABOUT US

Simply stunning in all four seasons!

The historic Lounsbury House has been the site of numerous wedding celebrations for more than a half a century. This is the perfect... Read more
Simply stunning in all four seasons!

The historic Lounsbury House has been the site of numerous wedding celebrations for more than a half a century. This is the perfect setting to start your new life.

The mansion, on the National list of Historic Places, is among Ridgefield's most significant features. With indoor space for a seated dinner of 180 guests or ample space for 300 guests at a walk about buffet, we can accommodate an indoor ceremony in the Grand Foyer or an outdoor ceremony in our garden. The romantic wrap around porch offers a spectacular space for additional entertaining and the gardens burst into bloom in the early spring and remain right into the frost when the house begins to take on the charm of the holiday season. We are certain that you will find Lounsbury House not only magnificent but astonishingly reasonable.


Please contact us for an appointment to discuss your dreams for your perfect day with our onsite event planner. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
8
Describe your venue:
Historic, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Vintage, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Event Planning, Outside Vendors OK
What food and beverage items are available?
China, Flatware
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use

REVIEWS

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Trish
Wedding:
1/14/2016
5.0/5.0
Melanie,
Tom and I wanted to thank you for all your help in making our wedding the winter wonderland we had hoped for. We continue to hear from all our guests about how beautiful the Lounsbury House is. I could not have imagined how majestic and elegant, yet intimate and beautiful a venue could be. Your flexibility with our ever changing wedding plans and short time frame (two week lead time isn’t normal??) and attention to detail (saving the Jenga block notes!) made our special night, that much more stress free. Can I move into the bridal suite….because that was absolutely magnificent!

With all the weddings I have planned and attended over the years, I have never worked with a more personal event coordinator. The accommodations and services were both top notch—10 out of 10. Tom and I were both impressed with your professionalism, skill and attention to detail. Everything came together so perfectly, we couldn’t have asked for a better place to have our wedding. You should take immense pride in the excellent services you provided, that go above and beyond expectation.

You have our deepest appreciation
Trish and Tom
Melanie,
Tom and I wanted to thank you for all your help in making our wedding the winter wonderland we had hoped Read more...
Melanie,
Tom and I wanted to thank you for all your help in making our wedding the winter wonderland we had hoped for. We continue to hear from all our guests about how beautiful the Lounsbury House is. I could not have imagined how majestic and elegant, yet intimate and beautiful a venue could be. Your flexibility with our ever changing wedding plans and short time frame (two week lead time isn’t normal??) and attention to detail (saving the Jenga block notes!) made our special night, that much more stress free. Can I move into the bridal suite….because that was absolutely magnificent!

With all the weddings I have planned and attended over the years, I have never worked with a more personal event coordinator. The accommodations and services were both top notch—10 out of 10. Tom and I were both impressed with your professionalism, skill and attention to detail. Everything came together so perfectly, we couldn’t have asked for a better place to have our wedding. You should take immense pride in the excellent services you provided, that go above and beyond expectation.

You have our deepest appreciation
Trish and Tom Read less
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Gary
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
I looked at a lot of venues for our wedding - both on-line and in person. I knew what we wanted for our day, to really reflect our style and personality. When I walked into the Lounsbury House, I new I found our venue -- and this was before the renovations! Jenn was such a pleasure to work with. From our initial meeting through the many, many questions I had for her, to the actual event, Jenn helped to make our big day come together. We can't say enough wonderful things about Jenn, Melanie (who was the event coordinator for our ceremony and reception), and the Lounsbury House. The place is a perfect venue to hold the ceremony (we exchanged our vows at the bottom of the beautiful staircase in the main hallway) and the reception. The recent renovations only add to the charm, character, beautification, and functionality of the Lounsbury House -- the outdoor garden area was great for our family pictures on a beautiful October day, and the main ballroom is now more open to allow for easier flow in dining and seating. We received so many wonderful comments from our guests about the Lounsbury House and it being a great venue for our wedding. We had uplighting inside and outside (provided by Spin Doctor Entertainment), which gave a great ambiance for the event and pictures. Thanks again to Jenn and Melanie for everything you did to make our day truly special! We highly recommend the Lounsbury House for a wedding venue!!
I looked at a lot of venues for our wedding - both on-line and in person. I knew what we wanted for our day, to really Read more...
I looked at a lot of venues for our wedding - both on-line and in person. I knew what we wanted for our day, to really reflect our style and personality. When I walked into the Lounsbury House, I new I found our venue -- and this was before the renovations! Jenn was such a pleasure to work with. From our initial meeting through the many, many questions I had for her, to the actual event, Jenn helped to make our big day come together. We can't say enough wonderful things about Jenn, Melanie (who was the event coordinator for our ceremony and reception), and the Lounsbury House. The place is a perfect venue to hold the ceremony (we exchanged our vows at the bottom of the beautiful staircase in the main hallway) and the reception. The recent renovations only add to the charm, character, beautification, and functionality of the Lounsbury House -- the outdoor garden area was great for our family pictures on a beautiful October day, and the main ballroom is now more open to allow for easier flow in dining and seating. We received so many wonderful comments from our guests about the Lounsbury House and it being a great venue for our wedding. We had uplighting inside and outside (provided by Spin Doctor Entertainment), which gave a great ambiance for the event and pictures. Thanks again to Jenn and Melanie for everything you did to make our day truly special! We highly recommend the Lounsbury House for a wedding venue!! Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
8/1/2015
5.0/5.0
Charming venue. Beautifully remodeled. Ceremony and reception for 100 guests was nicely accommodated. Enthusiastic support on the day!
Charming venue. Beautifully remodeled. Ceremony and reception for 100 guests was nicely accommodated. Enthusiastic support Read more...
Charming venue. Beautifully remodeled. Ceremony and reception for 100 guests was nicely accommodated. Enthusiastic support on the day! Read less
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Vicky
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
This venue was perfect for us! it was exactly what we wanted which was an alternative to the typical wedding venue (Vintage family style theme) at the price we wanted. Not only was the venue amazing but the customer service was also exceptional! Jenn was the best. She was very informational, professional and supportive which is exactly what a bride to be needs when planning her wedding.
This venue was perfect for us! it was exactly what we wanted which was an alternative to the typical wedding venue Read more...
This venue was perfect for us! it was exactly what we wanted which was an alternative to the typical wedding venue (Vintage family style theme) at the price we wanted. Not only was the venue amazing but the customer service was also exceptional! Jenn was the best. She was very informational, professional and supportive which is exactly what a bride to be needs when planning her wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Beautiful place and great service!!
Beautiful place and great service!!
Beautiful place and great service!! Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
3/1/2014
5.0/5.0
The Lounsbury House is an absolutely beautiful venue to have for your wedding especially in Winter. I just moved to the US 2 months ago and had chosen the Lounsbury House while looking for venues online in Australia. Our main contact Jenn Seeley was absolutely wonderful and always responded quickly to any questions we had for our big day. If you're looking to hold a small, intimate wedding in a venue that is more than your average reception hall and want to bring in your own caterer, baker, dj etc, this is an amazing place to have it at. Thank you Jenn for all your amazing help in making our day so special!
The Lounsbury House is an absolutely beautiful venue to have for your wedding especially in Winter. I just moved to the US Read more...
The Lounsbury House is an absolutely beautiful venue to have for your wedding especially in Winter. I just moved to the US 2 months ago and had chosen the Lounsbury House while looking for venues online in Australia. Our main contact Jenn Seeley was absolutely wonderful and always responded quickly to any questions we had for our big day. If you're looking to hold a small, intimate wedding in a venue that is more than your average reception hall and want to bring in your own caterer, baker, dj etc, this is an amazing place to have it at. Thank you Jenn for all your amazing help in making our day so special! Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
1/11/2014
5.0/5.0
The minute we walked into the Lounsbury House, we knew we wanted to get married there. It didn't have the traditional "wedding hall" feel and that was exactly what we were going for. Working with Jenn was so easy! She responded to my emails/calls in such a timely manner and made planning our wedding seamless! Our wedding couldn't have been better, I am so happy that we found the Lounsbury House.
The minute we walked into the Lounsbury House, we knew we wanted to get married there. It didn't have the traditional Read more...
The minute we walked into the Lounsbury House, we knew we wanted to get married there. It didn't have the traditional "wedding hall" feel and that was exactly what we were going for. Working with Jenn was so easy! She responded to my emails/calls in such a timely manner and made planning our wedding seamless! Our wedding couldn't have been better, I am so happy that we found the Lounsbury House. Read less
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Historic Lounsbury House responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Jen. It was such a pleasure to work with you and Rich. Please keep in touch!
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Pamela
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
I can not thank Jenn at the Lounsbury enough for her services. First, the venue is amazing. Historical, beautiful, well kept, just breathtaking. Rooms and grounds provide amazing backdrops for photos. We were married in the garden which was amazing.

In addition, Jenn assisted with selecting vendors and even arranged for our hotel guest room blocks. She was such a huge help in the process and kept me on my toes to ensure that I had it all covered. I would highly recommend this venue!
I can not thank Jenn at the Lounsbury enough for her services. First, the venue is amazing. Historical, beautiful, well Read more...
I can not thank Jenn at the Lounsbury enough for her services. First, the venue is amazing. Historical, beautiful, well kept, just breathtaking. Rooms and grounds provide amazing backdrops for photos. We were married in the garden which was amazing.

In addition, Jenn assisted with selecting vendors and even arranged for our hotel guest room blocks. She was such a huge help in the process and kept me on my toes to ensure that I had it all covered. I would highly recommend this venue! Read less
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Caroline
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
The Lounsbury house is a great location for a romantic, vintage, classic wedding. Price wise I thought it was an amazing value. There is no need to worry about how many guests you will or won't have, there is no need to satisfy head count #s with them. Keep in mind that this is NOT a wedding factory. Which was very important to me. I didn't want my wedding to feel like it was the 3rd one of the day. On the other hand, this means that it is up to the Bride to find really great vendors that have no problem coming into the space and making your wedding happen. All my vendors did an amazing and seamless job. The Lounsbury house is a unique, and charming venue; which is a blank slate for you to fill-in with your perfect wedding. It just takes a little work to find all the right vendors but I managed to put my whole wedding together in 42 days and it was wonderful so any Bride with more time can easily have the perfect wedding here. Plus the porch is just perfection!
+Great Value
+Unique and Charming
+Only one wedding a day
+You can easily rent more hours if needed
+Can feel large enough for 100 or intimate enough for 50

*No flame candles, battery operated are pretty cheap
*get frosted votives to hide the fake flame no one will ever know
*Chinese lanterns on the front porch look amazing

See my other Vendors for the perfect planner, florist, photographer, caterer & Band
The Lounsbury house is a great location for a romantic, vintage, classic wedding. Price wise I thought it was an amazing Read more...
The Lounsbury house is a great location for a romantic, vintage, classic wedding. Price wise I thought it was an amazing value. There is no need to worry about how many guests you will or won't have, there is no need to satisfy head count #s with them. Keep in mind that this is NOT a wedding factory. Which was very important to me. I didn't want my wedding to feel like it was the 3rd one of the day. On the other hand, this means that it is up to the Bride to find really great vendors that have no problem coming into the space and making your wedding happen. All my vendors did an amazing and seamless job. The Lounsbury house is a unique, and charming venue; which is a blank slate for you to fill-in with your perfect wedding. It just takes a little work to find all the right vendors but I managed to put my whole wedding together in 42 days and it was wonderful so any Bride with more time can easily have the perfect wedding here. Plus the porch is just perfection!
+Great Value
+Unique and Charming
+Only one wedding a day
+You can easily rent more hours if needed
+Can feel large enough for 100 or intimate enough for 50

*No flame candles, battery operated are pretty cheap
*get frosted votives to hide the fake flame no one will ever know
*Chinese lanterns on the front porch look amazing

See my other Vendors for the perfect planner, florist, photographer, caterer & Band Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
7/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Jenn helped us deal with getting rid of a terrible caterer and switching to a new caterer at the very last minute and was incredibly helpful responsive, and patient throughout the process.
Jenn helped us deal with getting rid of a terrible caterer and switching to a new caterer at the very last minute and was Read more...
Jenn helped us deal with getting rid of a terrible caterer and switching to a new caterer at the very last minute and was incredibly helpful responsive, and patient throughout the process. Read less
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