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Zukas Hilltop Barn

Spencer , MA
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89 Smithville Rd
Spencer, MA 01562 US (map)

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508-885-5320

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ABOUT US

Zukas Hilltop Barn is located in the heart of Massachusetts, providing you with a beautiful country setting in a central location for guests of your event.

Whether you are... Read more
Zukas Hilltop Barn is located in the heart of Massachusetts, providing you with a beautiful country setting in a central location for guests of your event.

Whether you are planning your wedding or hosting a meeting, Zukas Hilltop Barn can provide you with an elegant country affair. The atmosphere of Zukas is one of peace, tranquility and beauty.

Call or e-mail today to check on availability of your event date.

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Farm
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Rustic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
What event services do you offer?
Cake, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What event items are available?
Chairs
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We're very excited to get married here! Allyson is very generous with her time -- she handled two sets of parents and us during our site tour, several emails with me before we signed the contract, and a post-contract meeting with my mother, FMI, and myself to measure and take photos of the reception space. And our wedding is a year away! They are open to various dietary restrictions I have, and are making adjustments as needed despite our using a fixed menu.
We're very excited to get married here! Allyson is very generous with her time -- she handled two sets of parents and us Read more...
We're very excited to get married here! Allyson is very generous with her time -- she handled two sets of parents and us during our site tour, several emails with me before we signed the contract, and a post-contract meeting with my mother, FMI, and myself to measure and take photos of the reception space. And our wedding is a year away! They are open to various dietary restrictions I have, and are making adjustments as needed despite our using a fixed menu. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/10/2016
5.0/5.0
Zukas is absolutely beautiful, and in spring/summer the entire venue is blossoming in flowers and greenery, adding additional beauty to your big day. But most importantly, the staff is fantastic throughout the entire process. The coordinator, Alyson, was incredibly helpful to us and gave a lot of direction, which was great because we planned the whole thing ourselves and used a friend as our JOP instead of someone with experience. I didn't have to worry about a single thing the whole night, and everything went off without a hitch, which I attribute to Alyson's work as the coordinator. The service staff was also very friendly and seemed genuinely happy to be there, which makes a big difference in terms of guest experience. Also, people can't stop talking about the food even now, a week later. I have never heard people so excited about the food they were eating in my entire life. Everyone said it's hands down the best wedding food they've ever had. I have to agree!
Zukas is absolutely beautiful, and in spring/summer the entire venue is blossoming in flowers and greenery, adding Read more...
Zukas is absolutely beautiful, and in spring/summer the entire venue is blossoming in flowers and greenery, adding additional beauty to your big day. But most importantly, the staff is fantastic throughout the entire process. The coordinator, Alyson, was incredibly helpful to us and gave a lot of direction, which was great because we planned the whole thing ourselves and used a friend as our JOP instead of someone with experience. I didn't have to worry about a single thing the whole night, and everything went off without a hitch, which I attribute to Alyson's work as the coordinator. The service staff was also very friendly and seemed genuinely happy to be there, which makes a big difference in terms of guest experience. Also, people can't stop talking about the food even now, a week later. I have never heard people so excited about the food they were eating in my entire life. Everyone said it's hands down the best wedding food they've ever had. I have to agree! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
8/20/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I recently got married at Zukas Hilltop Barn. We honestly could not have chosen a better venue to celebrate our fairytale day. From beginning to end, everything was perfect. Leading up to the wedding, Alyson was extremely prompt with answering any e-mails we sent to her and was always able to answer any questions we had. She was very flexible if my husband or I wanted to make any changes to decisions we made. The day of the wedding, my bridesmaids and I got ready at the Spa in the same building as the Bridal Suite (which is located right at the venue!). It was a wonderful experience and all of my bridesmaids and I were very happy with our hair and make-up. Kristen was very flexible and had to deal with many different lengths and styles of hair and everyone's hair looked beautiful! Jen wanted to please and would make any changes needed throughout the make-up process. She was tremendous! Also, as the bride, it was so calming to be at the venue getting ready, verse a hotel. It was stress free! Alyson did a wonderful job keeping all of us on schedule (we had a very large bridal party!). She made sure everyone was where they needed to be throughout the day. My husband and I did a "first look" and Alyson kept coming out to check if we needed anything, from food to drinks! Also, while I was waiting for the ceremony to begin, she brought a cheese and cracker spread and water for the bridesmaids and I to snack on. The rest of the night went perfectly! Everyone enjoyed the food (prime rib and stuffed sole). People cannot stop talking about how beautiful the venue is and how perfect our day was! I would highly recommend Zukas!!
My husband and I recently got married at Zukas Hilltop Barn. We honestly could not have chosen a better venue to celebrate Read more...
My husband and I recently got married at Zukas Hilltop Barn. We honestly could not have chosen a better venue to celebrate our fairytale day. From beginning to end, everything was perfect. Leading up to the wedding, Alyson was extremely prompt with answering any e-mails we sent to her and was always able to answer any questions we had. She was very flexible if my husband or I wanted to make any changes to decisions we made. The day of the wedding, my bridesmaids and I got ready at the Spa in the same building as the Bridal Suite (which is located right at the venue!). It was a wonderful experience and all of my bridesmaids and I were very happy with our hair and make-up. Kristen was very flexible and had to deal with many different lengths and styles of hair and everyone's hair looked beautiful! Jen wanted to please and would make any changes needed throughout the make-up process. She was tremendous! Also, as the bride, it was so calming to be at the venue getting ready, verse a hotel. It was stress free! Alyson did a wonderful job keeping all of us on schedule (we had a very large bridal party!). She made sure everyone was where they needed to be throughout the day. My husband and I did a "first look" and Alyson kept coming out to check if we needed anything, from food to drinks! Also, while I was waiting for the ceremony to begin, she brought a cheese and cracker spread and water for the bridesmaids and I to snack on. The rest of the night went perfectly! Everyone enjoyed the food (prime rib and stuffed sole). People cannot stop talking about how beautiful the venue is and how perfect our day was! I would highly recommend Zukas!! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
8/7/2016
5.0/5.0
From the pictures online to Alysons quick responsiveness, To the first time my husband and I first pulled up to the grounds, Zukas Hilltop Barn far exceeded our expectations for a wedding reception venue! Alyson worked with us and answered any and every question. She is extremely professional and she is so knowledgable. Her calm demeanor made the entire experience less stressful when we began to worry about sonething. A few things stand out at this venue. 1.) the grounds--they are simply breathtaking! No need to go spend thousands on flowers to decorate they are already there (we did do some indoor cocktail tables and all our centerpieces) but the grounds are just beautiful!!! 2.) Alyson, the wedding coordinator does not just sit back and watch the event happen that day to ensure things go smoothly. Alyson goes above and beyond by delivering and passing out dinner plates with her wait staff as well as serve the bridal party with drinks during cocktail hour and pictures that are being taken. 3) Zukas only has one wedding a day and the entire grounds are YOURS! I may be bias, but seriously this venue is a hidden gem and affordable or as lavish as you wish!!! 4) The food is amazing. Most people say no one remembers the food, but their vast menu options and quality of food was great. I would highly recommend this venue for anyone looking for a rustic/ tented venue for a summertime wedding! We had our ceremony at Mary Queen of the Rosary in nearby Spencer, MA as well. There aren't many places to stay for sleeping accommodations, however there are a few hotels in Sturbridge, MA only about a 16 min drive away! 5 STARS!

Ashley and Nate Sears- 8/7/16
From the pictures online to Alysons quick responsiveness, To the first time my husband and I first pulled up to the Read more...
From the pictures online to Alysons quick responsiveness, To the first time my husband and I first pulled up to the grounds, Zukas Hilltop Barn far exceeded our expectations for a wedding reception venue! Alyson worked with us and answered any and every question. She is extremely professional and she is so knowledgable. Her calm demeanor made the entire experience less stressful when we began to worry about sonething. A few things stand out at this venue. 1.) the grounds--they are simply breathtaking! No need to go spend thousands on flowers to decorate they are already there (we did do some indoor cocktail tables and all our centerpieces) but the grounds are just beautiful!!! 2.) Alyson, the wedding coordinator does not just sit back and watch the event happen that day to ensure things go smoothly. Alyson goes above and beyond by delivering and passing out dinner plates with her wait staff as well as serve the bridal party with drinks during cocktail hour and pictures that are being taken. 3) Zukas only has one wedding a day and the entire grounds are YOURS! I may be bias, but seriously this venue is a hidden gem and affordable or as lavish as you wish!!! 4) The food is amazing. Most people say no one remembers the food, but their vast menu options and quality of food was great. I would highly recommend this venue for anyone looking for a rustic/ tented venue for a summertime wedding! We had our ceremony at Mary Queen of the Rosary in nearby Spencer, MA as well. There aren't many places to stay for sleeping accommodations, however there are a few hotels in Sturbridge, MA only about a 16 min drive away! 5 STARS!

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Samantha
Wedding:
6/24/2016
5.0/5.0
From the time we booked the date to the time we checked out of the bridal suite the morning after the wedding was absolute perfection. I don't say that lightly either since I am not easily impressed. Alyson is amazing and her calm, cool and professional manner make everything run smoothly. Our day was absolutely perfect, the food was out of this world. Pasta was al'dente, veggies so fresh and crisp! The grounds were immaculate and service was impeccable. When you read all these reviews of people raving about Zukas - they are entirely true and from the heart. I wish every bride and groom could be so lucky to get married here. Thank you Zukas for making our day absolutely everything we wanted and more. xoxo Sam and Kyle Perreault
From the time we booked the date to the time we checked out of the bridal suite the morning after the wedding was absolute Read more...
From the time we booked the date to the time we checked out of the bridal suite the morning after the wedding was absolute perfection. I don't say that lightly either since I am not easily impressed. Alyson is amazing and her calm, cool and professional manner make everything run smoothly. Our day was absolutely perfect, the food was out of this world. Pasta was al'dente, veggies so fresh and crisp! The grounds were immaculate and service was impeccable. When you read all these reviews of people raving about Zukas - they are entirely true and from the heart. I wish every bride and groom could be so lucky to get married here. Thank you Zukas for making our day absolutely everything we wanted and more. xoxo Sam and Kyle Perreault Read less
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Dawn
Wedding:
6/12/2016
5.0/5.0
We loved having our wedding at Zukas Hilltop Barn and would highly recommend this as a venue. From the beginning, Allyson was amazing to work with. She was super fast in answering all of my questions through email. As a venue, Zukas was absolutely beautiful, providing us the perfect blend of elegance and class without feeling stuffy like estate venues or like a boxy hotel ballroom. The view from the hilltop is phenomenal and provided an amazing backdrop. We also used the Zukas Salon for hair and make-up and would recommend those services as well. It was so relaxing and convenient to get ready on site and have everything we needed right there. Kristin was great to work with in scheduling the trial appointment and providing advice on hair accessories. My make-up and hair looked great. They were so accommodating to work with our early start time (6:30am!) As a catering service, Zukas Hilltop Barn was outstanding. The food was affordable and was absolutely delicious. The wait-staff was incredibly efficient and served our guests quickly. They also provided the best ice cream bar for our June wedding, with tons of do it yourself toppings. Everyone loved it! The bar had incredible drinks, which our guests were raving about.
As a package, everything about Zukas was efficient and well-done. I felt so at ease, knowing that any little detail I had forgotten would be smoothed over by Alyson. I chose a non-vegan vegetarian dish, but they made a vegan dish for my guest without my needing to ask. Everything was so stream-lined and they were so accommodating. We chose to work with many of the preferred vendors and I knew that each vendor knew Zukas so well that I didn’t have to worry. Our guests repeatable came up to us, and still do months later, telling us it was the BEST wedding they had ever been to. It would not have been possible without the amazing team at Zukas Hilltop Barn. Thank you Allyson and Lynne and everyone for such a wonderful, fabulous day.
We loved having our wedding at Zukas Hilltop Barn and would highly recommend this as a venue. From the beginning, Allyson Read more...
We loved having our wedding at Zukas Hilltop Barn and would highly recommend this as a venue. From the beginning, Allyson was amazing to work with. She was super fast in answering all of my questions through email. As a venue, Zukas was absolutely beautiful, providing us the perfect blend of elegance and class without feeling stuffy like estate venues or like a boxy hotel ballroom. The view from the hilltop is phenomenal and provided an amazing backdrop. We also used the Zukas Salon for hair and make-up and would recommend those services as well. It was so relaxing and convenient to get ready on site and have everything we needed right there. Kristin was great to work with in scheduling the trial appointment and providing advice on hair accessories. My make-up and hair looked great. They were so accommodating to work with our early start time (6:30am!) As a catering service, Zukas Hilltop Barn was outstanding. The food was affordable and was absolutely delicious. The wait-staff was incredibly efficient and served our guests quickly. They also provided the best ice cream bar for our June wedding, with tons of do it yourself toppings. Everyone loved it! The bar had incredible drinks, which our guests were raving about.
As a package, everything about Zukas was efficient and well-done. I felt so at ease, knowing that any little detail I had forgotten would be smoothed over by Alyson. I chose a non-vegan vegetarian dish, but they made a vegan dish for my guest without my needing to ask. Everything was so stream-lined and they were so accommodating. We chose to work with many of the preferred vendors and I knew that each vendor knew Zukas so well that I didn’t have to worry. Our guests repeatable came up to us, and still do months later, telling us it was the BEST wedding they had ever been to. It would not have been possible without the amazing team at Zukas Hilltop Barn. Thank you Allyson and Lynne and everyone for such a wonderful, fabulous day. Read less
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Chara
Wedding:
6/11/2016
5.0/5.0
Alyson and the entire staff were amazing! The venue was gorgeous and the entire reception went without a single hitch! The food was amazing-our guests raved about their meals. The chocolate fountain was a huge hit for the children as well as the adults! Our summer wedding reception under the tent was a dream come true and we can't thank or recommend Zukas enough! So beautiful and so easy to work with!
Alyson and the entire staff were amazing! The venue was gorgeous and the entire reception went without a single hitch! The Read more...
Alyson and the entire staff were amazing! The venue was gorgeous and the entire reception went without a single hitch! The food was amazing-our guests raved about their meals. The chocolate fountain was a huge hit for the children as well as the adults! Our summer wedding reception under the tent was a dream come true and we can't thank or recommend Zukas enough! So beautiful and so easy to work with! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
6/4/2016
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was absolutely perfect thanks to Alyson and all the staff at Zukas! Not only is it a beautiful venue but the food was the best food I have ever had at a wedding (no lie!). We got A LOT of compliments from our guests about how good the food was, including our white chocolate raspberry wedding cake (amazing!). I could not have hired a better coordinator if I wanted to. Alyson was always super quick to respond to any questions we had leading up to the big day, but she was very professional and kept track of every single detail of our wedding to perfection! During the wedding itself she was constantly checking on my groom and I and offering to fill our drinks and take care of anything we needed. She even helped my MOH bustle my dress! I cannot say enough good things about Zukas Hilltop Barn - There was not a single part of our wedding day that wasn't absolutely perfect and I am so happy we chose to get married there! If you are looking for a beautiful and rustic, classy, but quaint wedding venue, this is your place!
Our wedding was absolutely perfect thanks to Alyson and all the staff at Zukas! Not only is it a beautiful venue but the Read more...
Our wedding was absolutely perfect thanks to Alyson and all the staff at Zukas! Not only is it a beautiful venue but the food was the best food I have ever had at a wedding (no lie!). We got A LOT of compliments from our guests about how good the food was, including our white chocolate raspberry wedding cake (amazing!). I could not have hired a better coordinator if I wanted to. Alyson was always super quick to respond to any questions we had leading up to the big day, but she was very professional and kept track of every single detail of our wedding to perfection! During the wedding itself she was constantly checking on my groom and I and offering to fill our drinks and take care of anything we needed. She even helped my MOH bustle my dress! I cannot say enough good things about Zukas Hilltop Barn - There was not a single part of our wedding day that wasn't absolutely perfect and I am so happy we chose to get married there! If you are looking for a beautiful and rustic, classy, but quaint wedding venue, this is your place! Read less
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Taylor
Wedding:
5/29/2016
5.0/5.0
When we first visited Zukas Hilltop Barn in January of 2015 and met with Alyson we knew that we would be married there the following May 29th. We cannot say enough about how amazing the venue is in terms of landscaping, set-up, and overall indoor/outdoor appeal that we were looking for. All of our guests commented on how absolutely stunning the grounds were and how easily all parts of the property flowed together. The food was a highlight of the night, coming out quickly and tasting amazing. The meat was cooked perfectly and everything was hot when served. The cake was moist and delicious, enjoyed by every single one of our guests.

Alyson Russo, the wedding coordinator, is a bride and groom's dream. She is quick to respond to emails, gives great advice on all questions no matter how minor, and is very organized. We felt incredibly comfortable on our wedding day because we knew it was in Alyson's hands, and she was there every step of the way to guide us! Looking back on our wonderful day we know it was a great success because of the Zukas team and their beautiful site.
When we first visited Zukas Hilltop Barn in January of 2015 and met with Alyson we knew that we would be married there the Read more...
When we first visited Zukas Hilltop Barn in January of 2015 and met with Alyson we knew that we would be married there the following May 29th. We cannot say enough about how amazing the venue is in terms of landscaping, set-up, and overall indoor/outdoor appeal that we were looking for. All of our guests commented on how absolutely stunning the grounds were and how easily all parts of the property flowed together. The food was a highlight of the night, coming out quickly and tasting amazing. The meat was cooked perfectly and everything was hot when served. The cake was moist and delicious, enjoyed by every single one of our guests.

Alyson Russo, the wedding coordinator, is a bride and groom's dream. She is quick to respond to emails, gives great advice on all questions no matter how minor, and is very organized. We felt incredibly comfortable on our wedding day because we knew it was in Alyson's hands, and she was there every step of the way to guide us! Looking back on our wonderful day we know it was a great success because of the Zukas team and their beautiful site. Read less
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Missy
Wedding:
5/14/2016
5.0/5.0
Where to Start with this place?! Let’s put it this way, our wedding was this past May and our family and friends are still talking about our wedding 5 months later! From the beautiful private location to the friendly and helpful staff. From the robust selection of quality food choices, to the stunning indoor & outdoor venue options, this place is INCREDIBLE & will not disappoint! The shining star for this review, however, is Alyson Russo: Zukas' Wedding Coordinator. Throughout the entire wedding planning process, Alyson felt more like a friend! She calmed all my planning nerves with her super quick email responses! Sometimes I would receive a response within minutes of hitting send! The responses always included a resolution to a problem answer to a question I had. I know I was not the only bride she was working with, but she sure made me feel as if I were! The time we spent on the phone was never rushed. Emails were always thorough and complete. Nothing was ever over looked, no how matter how small my inquiry was! Fast forward to our wedding day -The venue itself was sparkling clean & set up exactly as we wanted with our décor! Alyson made sure our wedding party had food and drinks while pictures were happening, she helped bustle my dress before being introduced & checked in with us over the course of the night to make sure everything was going perfectly, which it did! Cocktail hour was inside & dinner was under the tent! Dinner was served quickly and came out hot, people are still talking about the meal! So delicious! Alyson even had covers placed over our food while we were going table to table so our food would stay warm. The care and thought that was displayed over the course of the night really touched us & made our guests feel taken care of & special. If you're looking for an affordable venue that has amazing food & ambiance, is family owned/operated by a tremendous staff, has a reliable wedding coordinator, then look no further-Zukas is your answer!
Where to Start with this place?! Let’s put it this way, our wedding was this past May and our family and friends are still Read more...
Where to Start with this place?! Let’s put it this way, our wedding was this past May and our family and friends are still talking about our wedding 5 months later! From the beautiful private location to the friendly and helpful staff. From the robust selection of quality food choices, to the stunning indoor & outdoor venue options, this place is INCREDIBLE & will not disappoint! The shining star for this review, however, is Alyson Russo: Zukas' Wedding Coordinator. Throughout the entire wedding planning process, Alyson felt more like a friend! She calmed all my planning nerves with her super quick email responses! Sometimes I would receive a response within minutes of hitting send! The responses always included a resolution to a problem answer to a question I had. I know I was not the only bride she was working with, but she sure made me feel as if I were! The time we spent on the phone was never rushed. Emails were always thorough and complete. Nothing was ever over looked, no how matter how small my inquiry was! Fast forward to our wedding day -The venue itself was sparkling clean & set up exactly as we wanted with our décor! Alyson made sure our wedding party had food and drinks while pictures were happening, she helped bustle my dress before being introduced & checked in with us over the course of the night to make sure everything was going perfectly, which it did! Cocktail hour was inside & dinner was under the tent! Dinner was served quickly and came out hot, people are still talking about the meal! So delicious! Alyson even had covers placed over our food while we were going table to table so our food would stay warm. The care and thought that was displayed over the course of the night really touched us & made our guests feel taken care of & special. If you're looking for an affordable venue that has amazing food & ambiance, is family owned/operated by a tremendous staff, has a reliable wedding coordinator, then look no further-Zukas is your answer! Read less
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