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Historic Lounsbury House

Ridgefield , CT
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LOCATION

316 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT US 06877 (map)

PHONE

203-438-6962

WEBSITE

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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

When was your venue built?
1896
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Glamorous, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
8
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
2500
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Beautiful place and great service!!
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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
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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.
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Katie
Wedding:
10/11/2008
5.0/5.0
The Lounsbury House was the PERFECT venue for our vintage-themed wedding. I loved the architectural integrity and tasteful décor. We wanted something other than the typical, generic banquet hall for our wedding, and the Lounsbury House was ideal. The main hall and grand staircase made for a lovely spot for the ceremony. The cocktail hour took place on the huge veranda, and we headed back inside for the reception. The separation between the dining rooms and dance floor made for lots of mingling and movement. Our coordinator at the Lounsbury House, Gail, was fantastic to work with. Our wedding was exactly as we had dreamed, and we couldn't have been happier with the venue.
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caty
Wedding:
7/11/2009
4.7/5.0
Our July 10th Wedding couldn't have been more beautiful in this unique setting. The house was a delight to work with, and the mansion itself is stunning.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
This was the perfect place for my wedding. I do wish that the flowers had been planted outside as was expected and that there was more flexibility to arrive earlier without have to pay a huge extra fee. A wedding already costs a fortune, so to get a little back would have been really nice.
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Historic Lounsbury House responded with the following comments:

We are delighted that your wedding was a success! Our master gardeners plant the flowers as early as possible and they were glorious throughout the season up until the frost. As much as we would like to control Mother Nature it just isn't possible. As far as the cost, we pride ourselves on being one of the most reasonable venues in Fairfield County and work diligently with our brides to ensure a gorgeous affair for any budget!
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luvleigh419
Wedding:
10/27/2012
4.5/5.0
The venue itself is SPECTACULAR and lends itself to a very intimate feeling - even if, like us, you have well over 100 guests! The staff was terrific to work with leading up to the wedding - they are very responsive, friendly, and helpful. Jenn, our coordinator, was terrific. They also provide personal and professional follow-up to ensure you were happy with the event. I would recommend using their "Preferred Vendors" who are all very experienced and familiar with the venue. Our wedding far exceeded our expectations and we continue to get compliments on how beautiful and fun the evening was. The pictures online, while beautiful, do not do the space justice - it is a MUST SEE in person!
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Jaimie
Wedding:
5/19/2013
4.0/5.0
Beautiful house, professional and attentive staff. Definitely recommended for hosting a special event in a wonderful place.
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