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Saltwater Farm Vineyard

Stonington , CT
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349 Elm ST
Stonington, CT 06378 US (map)

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860-415-9072

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ABOUT US

Saltwater Farm is an award-winning vineyard set on more than 100 panoramic acres – 15 of which are planted with six varieties of grapes – bordered by tidal marshes, a cove and vistas of... Read more
Saltwater Farm is an award-winning vineyard set on more than 100 panoramic acres – 15 of which are planted with six varieties of grapes – bordered by tidal marshes, a cove and vistas of Long Island Sound, near the historic New England coastal village of Stonington, Connecticut.

The centerpiece of the bucolic property, which has a small private airport dating to the late 1930s, is a World War II – vintage hangar, designed by the late architect John W. Lincoln, a colleague of Walter Gropius. The hangar, opening onto terraces and the vineyard, has been preserved and converted into a winery. The seamlessly renovated building showcases a vaulting roof, silvery milled aluminum exterior, the original interior wood sheathing and, dominating the airy room and gathering places, handsome and massive timber trusses.

Saltwater Farm Vineyard is an ideal setting for celebration or for contemplation depending on the occasion. For more information and to contact us call toll free at 800-818-7258 or email us at info@saltwaterfarmvineyard.com. Read less
Wedding Venue

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
180
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Winery
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Rustic, Waterfront
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
180
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Event Planning, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
The venue is gorgeous, people are awesome and welcoming! The bridal suite is stunning!
The venue is gorgeous, people are awesome and welcoming! The bridal suite is stunning!
The venue is gorgeous, people are awesome and welcoming! The bridal suite is stunning! Read less
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Adrianna
Wedding:
5/20/2016
4.9/5.0
Overall: Saltwater was an unbelievable venue for our wedding and we were absolutely thrilled with our experience from top to bottom.
The Venue: SWF speaks for itself. The property is beautiful and well-maintained, the patio and 'runway' provide an incredibly welcoming atmosphere and the scenery can't be beat. As beautiful as the outside is, the inside is what will sell you. The beautiful dark wood and winery equipment create an unbelievable space fit for an incredible party.
Owners/Staff: Merrily, Michael and their staff were wonderful to work with throughout the process, truly making you feel a part of the family. Anytime we had a question, concern or procedural step to get done Merrily was responsive and helpful. As the first decision we made in the planning process, the SWF team was critical to all the pieces coming together and they were understanding top to bottom as our plan evolved. The vendors they suggested helped us ensure quality across the board and their knowledge of the options across the Stonington/Mystic wedding community was beyond helpful as we made our decisions.
Ceremony: We had our ceremony on site and couldn't be happier with it. We used their platform and two wine barrels as opposed to the trellis but you honestly can't go wrong. If you're looking for a venue for an on-site ceremony, I'm not sure you could find a better one than SWF... With the ceremony between the vines, cocktail hour on the patio and the reception indoors it made for a perfect venue.
Flexibility: The one thing to know about SWF, and they are extremely upfront about this when you inquire, is that they are a functioning business with extremely high standards and policies. The vendor list can be narrow, as they only work with proven vendors they know will respect the venue. While this meant the vendors were of the highest quality, it also meant they didn't come at bargain prices. In no way did this take away from our experience, but something to know going in.
Overall: Saltwater was an unbelievable venue for our wedding and we were absolutely thrilled with our experience from top Read more...
Overall: Saltwater was an unbelievable venue for our wedding and we were absolutely thrilled with our experience from top to bottom.
The Venue: SWF speaks for itself. The property is beautiful and well-maintained, the patio and 'runway' provide an incredibly welcoming atmosphere and the scenery can't be beat. As beautiful as the outside is, the inside is what will sell you. The beautiful dark wood and winery equipment create an unbelievable space fit for an incredible party.
Owners/Staff: Merrily, Michael and their staff were wonderful to work with throughout the process, truly making you feel a part of the family. Anytime we had a question, concern or procedural step to get done Merrily was responsive and helpful. As the first decision we made in the planning process, the SWF team was critical to all the pieces coming together and they were understanding top to bottom as our plan evolved. The vendors they suggested helped us ensure quality across the board and their knowledge of the options across the Stonington/Mystic wedding community was beyond helpful as we made our decisions.
Ceremony: We had our ceremony on site and couldn't be happier with it. We used their platform and two wine barrels as opposed to the trellis but you honestly can't go wrong. If you're looking for a venue for an on-site ceremony, I'm not sure you could find a better one than SWF... With the ceremony between the vines, cocktail hour on the patio and the reception indoors it made for a perfect venue.
Flexibility: The one thing to know about SWF, and they are extremely upfront about this when you inquire, is that they are a functioning business with extremely high standards and policies. The vendor list can be narrow, as they only work with proven vendors they know will respect the venue. While this meant the vendors were of the highest quality, it also meant they didn't come at bargain prices. In no way did this take away from our experience, but something to know going in. Read less
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Marie
Wedding:
9/19/2015
5.0/5.0
We didn't choose Saltwater Farm, it chose us. We weren't engaged during our first visit, but we had talked about marriage. The first time we walked into the venue, we both had the same reaction- this was the location we'd have our wedding. That day, we had an impromptu meeting with owner Michael, who took the time to show us around the venue, including the beautiful bridal suite and stunning outdoor ceremony area. When we returned from our engagement trip, one of the first things we did was reach out to set up a formal appt. We met with Michael’s wife, owner Merrily, shortly thereafter. Merrily was wonderful to work with from beginning to end. We never once so much as considered another venue. We planned our wedding around SWFV’s availability. Having been recently featured on the Today Show and in various local and national publications, interest in SWFV is very high. Saltwater Farm was the perfect blend of sophistication and understated elegance. We were very fortunate to have had the wedding fall on a perfect day in September (9.19.15)- the vineyard was a stunning backdrop for our ceremony in front of the lush green vines. Everything flowed seamlessly from ceremony, to cocktail hour, right through to the reception. The bridal suite was a perfect spot to get ready and to escape for a moment to freshen up throughout the night. It became evident during our many visits to SWFV throughout our 2 year long engagement, that the staff is much more - it is a family and couples who are married there are welcomed into that family. We were lucky to meet Daly Sanford, a SWFV staff member who is also a wedding planner, during one of our initial visits. We ended up working with Daly and she was a tremendous help throughout the foreign process of planning a wedding and absolutely invaluable on the day of our wedding. We’re very proud and grateful to be part of the SWFV family and look forward to celebrating many occasions in this idyllic location for years to come.
We didn't choose Saltwater Farm, it chose us. We weren't engaged during our first visit, but we had talked about marriage. Read more...
We didn't choose Saltwater Farm, it chose us. We weren't engaged during our first visit, but we had talked about marriage. The first time we walked into the venue, we both had the same reaction- this was the location we'd have our wedding. That day, we had an impromptu meeting with owner Michael, who took the time to show us around the venue, including the beautiful bridal suite and stunning outdoor ceremony area. When we returned from our engagement trip, one of the first things we did was reach out to set up a formal appt. We met with Michael’s wife, owner Merrily, shortly thereafter. Merrily was wonderful to work with from beginning to end. We never once so much as considered another venue. We planned our wedding around SWFV’s availability. Having been recently featured on the Today Show and in various local and national publications, interest in SWFV is very high. Saltwater Farm was the perfect blend of sophistication and understated elegance. We were very fortunate to have had the wedding fall on a perfect day in September (9.19.15)- the vineyard was a stunning backdrop for our ceremony in front of the lush green vines. Everything flowed seamlessly from ceremony, to cocktail hour, right through to the reception. The bridal suite was a perfect spot to get ready and to escape for a moment to freshen up throughout the night. It became evident during our many visits to SWFV throughout our 2 year long engagement, that the staff is much more - it is a family and couples who are married there are welcomed into that family. We were lucky to meet Daly Sanford, a SWFV staff member who is also a wedding planner, during one of our initial visits. We ended up working with Daly and she was a tremendous help throughout the foreign process of planning a wedding and absolutely invaluable on the day of our wedding. We’re very proud and grateful to be part of the SWFV family and look forward to celebrating many occasions in this idyllic location for years to come. Read less
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maria
Wedding:
9/11/2015
5.0/5.0
We knew as soon as we walked into Saltwater Farm that we wanted to have our wedding there. Merrily & Michael are wonderful to work with - we can't wait for our wedding!!!
We knew as soon as we walked into Saltwater Farm that we wanted to have our wedding there. Merrily & Michael are wonderful Read more...
We knew as soon as we walked into Saltwater Farm that we wanted to have our wedding there. Merrily & Michael are wonderful to work with - we can't wait for our wedding!!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/6/2015
5.0/5.0
When we began planning our wedding, we decided that our biggest priorities would be the venue, the food and the band. Always the planner, I put together an extensive list of venues to visit throughout Connecticut and New York. Saltwater Farm happened to be the first on our list. We walked the stunning grounds and had an incredible meeting with Merrily. When we got back into the car I took out my list and my husband turned to me and said, we don’t need to visit anywhere else and I couldn’t have agreed more! We both instantly fell in love with SFV! I could endlessly gush about how beautiful the vineyards are or how rustic yet intimate the reception was, but chances are if you are reading this you already know about all of that. What you might not know about, is the exceptional service provided by Merrily, Michael and the entire SFV staff from the second we walked in the door that first day. Merrily was my guiding light throughout the entire wedding planning process. She helped us choose our vendors, answered my incessant questions and calmed my nerves. Every time we visited in the intervening year and a half, we were treated like family. On our wedding day Michael and Merrily checked in with us before and after making sure they didn’t miss a thing. We could not have chosen and better place or better people to host the most magical day of our lives. We look forward to many anniversaries spent at SFV.
When we began planning our wedding, we decided that our biggest priorities would be the venue, the food and the band. Read more...
When we began planning our wedding, we decided that our biggest priorities would be the venue, the food and the band. Always the planner, I put together an extensive list of venues to visit throughout Connecticut and New York. Saltwater Farm happened to be the first on our list. We walked the stunning grounds and had an incredible meeting with Merrily. When we got back into the car I took out my list and my husband turned to me and said, we don’t need to visit anywhere else and I couldn’t have agreed more! We both instantly fell in love with SFV! I could endlessly gush about how beautiful the vineyards are or how rustic yet intimate the reception was, but chances are if you are reading this you already know about all of that. What you might not know about, is the exceptional service provided by Merrily, Michael and the entire SFV staff from the second we walked in the door that first day. Merrily was my guiding light throughout the entire wedding planning process. She helped us choose our vendors, answered my incessant questions and calmed my nerves. Every time we visited in the intervening year and a half, we were treated like family. On our wedding day Michael and Merrily checked in with us before and after making sure they didn’t miss a thing. We could not have chosen and better place or better people to host the most magical day of our lives. We look forward to many anniversaries spent at SFV. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
I can't imagine having a better experience with our wedding venue as we had as Saltwater Farms Vineyard. Merrily and team there are simply amazing. They were so great throughout the planning process, offering advice from houses we could rent for my family during the wedding week to day of logistics. The property is absolutely stunning and makes for the most beautiful pictures! (Tip - make sure to book a photographer who is familiar with the venue, lighting inside can be tricky!). Another bonus at SFV is that you don't need to use their wine, like many other vineyards require! Love, Love, Love Saltwater Farms Vineyard!
I can't imagine having a better experience with our wedding venue as we had as Saltwater Farms Vineyard. Merrily and team Read more...
I can't imagine having a better experience with our wedding venue as we had as Saltwater Farms Vineyard. Merrily and team there are simply amazing. They were so great throughout the planning process, offering advice from houses we could rent for my family during the wedding week to day of logistics. The property is absolutely stunning and makes for the most beautiful pictures! (Tip - make sure to book a photographer who is familiar with the venue, lighting inside can be tricky!). Another bonus at SFV is that you don't need to use their wine, like many other vineyards require! Love, Love, Love Saltwater Farms Vineyard! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
We had our wedding at Saltwater Farm Vineyard a few weeks ago, and it was absolutely gorgeous. The staff there on the day of the event was very helpful, and we were beyond happy to be celebrating our wedding in such a gorgeous location. We were able to enjoy having the firepit out on the patio for the evening hours, and several guests took advantage of the gorgeous walk out to the water. We are so thankful to the vineyard for allowing us to have our wedding celebrations at SWFV.
We had our wedding at Saltwater Farm Vineyard a few weeks ago, and it was absolutely gorgeous. The staff there on the day Read more...
We had our wedding at Saltwater Farm Vineyard a few weeks ago, and it was absolutely gorgeous. The staff there on the day of the event was very helpful, and we were beyond happy to be celebrating our wedding in such a gorgeous location. We were able to enjoy having the firepit out on the patio for the evening hours, and several guests took advantage of the gorgeous walk out to the water. We are so thankful to the vineyard for allowing us to have our wedding celebrations at SWFV. Read less
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Abby
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Choosing Saltwater Farm Vineyard as our venue was the best decision we could have made! Everyone at the vineyard is extremely nice and helpful. The relationship that they have established with many local vendors made the process that much easier. The venue itself was breathtaking. I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone who is looking to get married at a vineyard!
Choosing Saltwater Farm Vineyard as our venue was the best decision we could have made! Everyone at the vineyard is Read more...
Choosing Saltwater Farm Vineyard as our venue was the best decision we could have made! Everyone at the vineyard is extremely nice and helpful. The relationship that they have established with many local vendors made the process that much easier. The venue itself was breathtaking. I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone who is looking to get married at a vineyard! Read less
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Carly
Wedding:
9/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was just held here on September 5, and I could not have picked a better venue. It was love at first site, a year ago. Amazing, beautiful, and so unique! Merrily and Michael, the owners, were so accommodating and wanted to make sure our day was everything we imagined (and it was!!). So many guests complimented the venue and the wine, let's not forget the wine! I plan to come back for wine tastings in the future, for sure.
Our wedding was just held here on September 5, and I could not have picked a better venue. It was love at first site, a Read more...
Our wedding was just held here on September 5, and I could not have picked a better venue. It was love at first site, a year ago. Amazing, beautiful, and so unique! Merrily and Michael, the owners, were so accommodating and wanted to make sure our day was everything we imagined (and it was!!). So many guests complimented the venue and the wine, let's not forget the wine! I plan to come back for wine tastings in the future, for sure. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
When my husband and I went to see Saltwater Farm Vineyard, we were sold. The grounds are stunning, the indoor reception space is gorgeous, and the staff is incredible. We booked the vineyard for our wedding on the spot.
The best part of the vineyard is Merrily and Michael, the owners. Every email leading up to the wedding was answered within 5 minutes and the answer was always "yes, let's make that happen." They are so kind and they love what do. And they just wanted us to enjoy our day. Well, we really did. We had the most perfect wedding start to finish. We owe so much of that to Saltwater Farm Vineyard.
Thank you Merrily, Michael, and the rest of the staff for giving us the best day ever!
When my husband and I went to see Saltwater Farm Vineyard, we were sold. The grounds are stunning, the indoor reception Read more...
When my husband and I went to see Saltwater Farm Vineyard, we were sold. The grounds are stunning, the indoor reception space is gorgeous, and the staff is incredible. We booked the vineyard for our wedding on the spot.
The best part of the vineyard is Merrily and Michael, the owners. Every email leading up to the wedding was answered within 5 minutes and the answer was always "yes, let's make that happen." They are so kind and they love what do. And they just wanted us to enjoy our day. Well, we really did. We had the most perfect wedding start to finish. We owe so much of that to Saltwater Farm Vineyard.
Thank you Merrily, Michael, and the rest of the staff for giving us the best day ever! Read less
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