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Zukas Hilltop Barn

Spencer , MA

LOCATION

89 Smithville Rd
Spencer, MA US 01562 (map)

PHONE

508-885-5320

WEBSITE

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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

When was your venue built?
2000
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Farm / Barn
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Rustic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
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?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
100
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
70
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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Amanda
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Zukas is a magical place, and we are still hearing from guests how it was one of the best weddings they've ever been to, if not the best (including their own...) Here's why:
1. The actual venue is breathtaking. Rolling hills, twinkly tent, vegetable gardens, chickens (!), wooden fences, flowering dreamy meadows, a black and white dance floor, a spacious cocktail hour room with a big wooden bar, beams, fire pit, stone fireplace, and comfy couches. I imagine it is a photographer's dream. The place is gorgeous. You have the whole place to yourself and you feel like you're in another world even though it is outside of Worcester. And it's cost-effective!
2. The food is incredible! I still have guests talking about the cake. My sister-in-law made up a dance in honor of the cake to "Just Can't Get Enough." Each part of the meal was beautiful and tasty, and we loved the sorbet to "cleanse the palate" that was served before the entree. The food is fresh and yummy, and some is grown right on site. This venue is very environmentally friendly, as you can read about on the website.
3. Alyson is a miracle worker. She really cares. She kept us on track, answered emails faster than I think is humanly possible, is incredibly organized and not overwhelming, and such a kind, welcoming presence. When we were leaving the venue the next day (we stayed overnight in their incredible honeymoon suite), she met us outside to return all the things we forgot the night before (whoops!) We did our own decor and she set everything up perfectly! Thank you, Alyson!! Zukas can never lose her since she is one of the best parts of our experience! We also had a great time at the tasting with Alyson. Many couples were there, and there was music, a champagne fountain, drinks, every food option (so clever - like the edible spoons!), decor, etc. It was very helpful.
We are so grateful to Zukas to providing us a gorgeous, surreal, stress-free, EASY wedding process and wedding day. Thank you so much!
Zukas is a magical place, and we are still hearing from guests how it was one of the best weddings they've ever been to, Read more...
Zukas is a magical place, and we are still hearing from guests how it was one of the best weddings they've ever been to, if not the best (including their own...) Here's why:
1. The actual venue is breathtaking. Rolling hills, twinkly tent, vegetable gardens, chickens (!), wooden fences, flowering dreamy meadows, a black and white dance floor, a spacious cocktail hour room with a big wooden bar, beams, fire pit, stone fireplace, and comfy couches. I imagine it is a photographer's dream. The place is gorgeous. You have the whole place to yourself and you feel like you're in another world even though it is outside of Worcester. And it's cost-effective!
2. The food is incredible! I still have guests talking about the cake. My sister-in-law made up a dance in honor of the cake to "Just Can't Get Enough." Each part of the meal was beautiful and tasty, and we loved the sorbet to "cleanse the palate" that was served before the entree. The food is fresh and yummy, and some is grown right on site. This venue is very environmentally friendly, as you can read about on the website.
3. Alyson is a miracle worker. She really cares. She kept us on track, answered emails faster than I think is humanly possible, is incredibly organized and not overwhelming, and such a kind, welcoming presence. When we were leaving the venue the next day (we stayed overnight in their incredible honeymoon suite), she met us outside to return all the things we forgot the night before (whoops!) We did our own decor and she set everything up perfectly! Thank you, Alyson!! Zukas can never lose her since she is one of the best parts of our experience! We also had a great time at the tasting with Alyson. Many couples were there, and there was music, a champagne fountain, drinks, every food option (so clever - like the edible spoons!), decor, etc. It was very helpful.
We are so grateful to Zukas to providing us a gorgeous, surreal, stress-free, EASY wedding process and wedding day. Thank you so much! Read less
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Marielena
Wedding:
7/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Zukas is an amazing venue! Alyson is absolutely the most wonderful person to help plan a wedding, as she is attentive and detail orientated and has the best personality for this job! Not knowing step one about planning a large wedding, it was actually very easy with Alyson's help. The gorgeous venue itself is a photographer's dream (at least that's what ours said as she had never been there being from Sudbury, MA)! It's been two weeks since our wedding and people are still raving about the food!! From the cocktail hour to the entrees to the phenomenal dessert bar every morsel was absolutely outstanding! Zukas is by far one of the best places in this area to have an unforgettable wedding day! Top notch all around from day one!!
Zukas is an amazing venue! Alyson is absolutely the most wonderful person to help plan a wedding, as she is attentive and Read more...
Zukas is an amazing venue! Alyson is absolutely the most wonderful person to help plan a wedding, as she is attentive and detail orientated and has the best personality for this job! Not knowing step one about planning a large wedding, it was actually very easy with Alyson's help. The gorgeous venue itself is a photographer's dream (at least that's what ours said as she had never been there being from Sudbury, MA)! It's been two weeks since our wedding and people are still raving about the food!! From the cocktail hour to the entrees to the phenomenal dessert bar every morsel was absolutely outstanding! Zukas is by far one of the best places in this area to have an unforgettable wedding day! Top notch all around from day one!! Read less
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Doug
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Zukas Hilltop Barn in my opinion is the only place to have a wedding. We have been to a few weddings here, and when we started out planning we did not look anywhere else! The venue is beautiful, the ceremony gazebo, wedding tent, fire pit were perfect! They had just finished bailing hay in the field which gave another amazing backdrop. Alyson was a dream to work with. She made every step of the planning virtually stress free. Many of our guests said it was the best food they have had at a wedding, and I would definitely agree. Zukas gave us the perfect wedding, and memories for the rest of our lives!!

Thank you!!!!
Doug & Jess
Zukas Hilltop Barn in my opinion is the only place to have a wedding. We have been to a few weddings here, and when we Read more...
Zukas Hilltop Barn in my opinion is the only place to have a wedding. We have been to a few weddings here, and when we started out planning we did not look anywhere else! The venue is beautiful, the ceremony gazebo, wedding tent, fire pit were perfect! They had just finished bailing hay in the field which gave another amazing backdrop. Alyson was a dream to work with. She made every step of the planning virtually stress free. Many of our guests said it was the best food they have had at a wedding, and I would definitely agree. Zukas gave us the perfect wedding, and memories for the rest of our lives!!

Thank you!!!!
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Becki
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Zukas is AMAZING. Alyson might be the most helpful and calming person on the planet. She really goes above and beyond to do her job. My photographer (Kan Photography) has shot a lot of weddings there and says that she is the best venue wedding coordinator he has ever worked with. At one point while we were doing our photographs before the wedding, I looked up to see her SPRINTING towards me; I guess one of our guests had called the venue to find out details about when our bus leaves.

All of the food at Zukas was delicious and the venue itself is absolutely stunning in the spring. I really like that they have their own flowers hanging on the edge of the tent and the little Christmas lights strung up. The tent is amazing and the view from the hill is stunning. There are so many great places to take gorgeous photos and the bridal suite is to die for.
Zukas is AMAZING. Alyson might be the most helpful and calming person on the planet. She really goes above and beyond to Read more...
Zukas is AMAZING. Alyson might be the most helpful and calming person on the planet. She really goes above and beyond to do her job. My photographer (Kan Photography) has shot a lot of weddings there and says that she is the best venue wedding coordinator he has ever worked with. At one point while we were doing our photographs before the wedding, I looked up to see her SPRINTING towards me; I guess one of our guests had called the venue to find out details about when our bus leaves.

All of the food at Zukas was delicious and the venue itself is absolutely stunning in the spring. I really like that they have their own flowers hanging on the edge of the tent and the little Christmas lights strung up. The tent is amazing and the view from the hill is stunning. There are so many great places to take gorgeous photos and the bridal suite is to die for. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Ron and I could not have picked a better place to hold our wedding! We were so pleased with the venue, the food, and the exceptional service. Alyson was incredibly helpful and flexible! Thank you everyone at Zukas!!! :-D
Ron and I could not have picked a better place to hold our wedding! We were so pleased with the venue, the food, and the Read more...
Ron and I could not have picked a better place to hold our wedding! We were so pleased with the venue, the food, and the exceptional service. Alyson was incredibly helpful and flexible! Thank you everyone at Zukas!!! :-D Read less
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Rachael
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
I always thought I'd get married in the city but when my mother took me to Zukas which is about a 10 min drive from where I grew up I knew immediately I wanted to get married there. The venue is so unique and breathtaking. I live across the country so planning a wedding was quite stressful at times but Alyson, the wedding coordinator, was such a tremendous help and always so responsive! Our guests raved about the property itself, the food, and the service. I can't thank the whole team at Zukas enough. It was a perfect day!
I always thought I'd get married in the city but when my mother took me to Zukas which is about a 10 min drive from where Read more...
I always thought I'd get married in the city but when my mother took me to Zukas which is about a 10 min drive from where I grew up I knew immediately I wanted to get married there. The venue is so unique and breathtaking. I live across the country so planning a wedding was quite stressful at times but Alyson, the wedding coordinator, was such a tremendous help and always so responsive! Our guests raved about the property itself, the food, and the service. I can't thank the whole team at Zukas enough. It was a perfect day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Absolutely flawless work from Alyson from the first day we met her. Responded to emails efficiently and day of the wedding went better than we could have ever imagined. All the details were perfect and there was nothing left for us to do but enjoy our big day!! Thank you!
Absolutely flawless work from Alyson from the first day we met her. Responded to emails efficiently and day of the wedding Read more...
Absolutely flawless work from Alyson from the first day we met her. Responded to emails efficiently and day of the wedding went better than we could have ever imagined. All the details were perfect and there was nothing left for us to do but enjoy our big day!! Thank you! Read less
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Cassandra
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about Zukas Hilltop Barn and about Alyson Russo, the Zukas events coordinator! We visited many venues and chose Zukas not only for its obvious beauty, but also because we immediately felt at ease with Alyson's professionalism, friendliness, and her willingness to work with us. She was remarkable, from start to finish - promptly responding to all of my emails, and addressing any concerns and questions I had throughout the planning process quickly and accurately.

Zukas requests that you drop off all of your decorations, favors, etc. a few days before the wedding date, and then they set it up for you. I was a bit weary about this because we had some complicated centerpieces that I even struggled with arranging when I was trying it out at home. However, when I arrived on the day of our wedding, the place looked even more beautiful than I had imagined it! When we were taking pictures outside (in the freezing cold - we got married on December 7th), Alyson made sure to quickly bring us some of the hors d'oeuvres (especially the hot ones!) and also brought us some hot cider and more hors d'oeuvres to help us thaw out while we were in the bridal suite after the pictures. She was incredibly attentive and detail-oriented, and fun and easy to work with (which is a combination that you don't always see in the wedding world).

We got so many compliments on our gorgeous venue, and people are still talking about how good the food was (our food choices were the stuffed chicken breast, filet mignon, or butternut squash ravioli) and how professional and courteous the staff was. If I had to plan my wedding 100 times over again (not that I would ever want to!), I would choose Zukas every time!
I cannot say enough about Zukas Hilltop Barn and about Alyson Russo, the Zukas events coordinator! We visited many venues Read more...
I cannot say enough about Zukas Hilltop Barn and about Alyson Russo, the Zukas events coordinator! We visited many venues and chose Zukas not only for its obvious beauty, but also because we immediately felt at ease with Alyson's professionalism, friendliness, and her willingness to work with us. She was remarkable, from start to finish - promptly responding to all of my emails, and addressing any concerns and questions I had throughout the planning process quickly and accurately.

Zukas requests that you drop off all of your decorations, favors, etc. a few days before the wedding date, and then they set it up for you. I was a bit weary about this because we had some complicated centerpieces that I even struggled with arranging when I was trying it out at home. However, when I arrived on the day of our wedding, the place looked even more beautiful than I had imagined it! When we were taking pictures outside (in the freezing cold - we got married on December 7th), Alyson made sure to quickly bring us some of the hors d'oeuvres (especially the hot ones!) and also brought us some hot cider and more hors d'oeuvres to help us thaw out while we were in the bridal suite after the pictures. She was incredibly attentive and detail-oriented, and fun and easy to work with (which is a combination that you don't always see in the wedding world).

We got so many compliments on our gorgeous venue, and people are still talking about how good the food was (our food choices were the stuffed chicken breast, filet mignon, or butternut squash ravioli) and how professional and courteous the staff was. If I had to plan my wedding 100 times over again (not that I would ever want to!), I would choose Zukas every time! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
11/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Zukas Hilltop Barn was the most amazing place to have our wedding. All of our guests have been raving about the location and food for weeks. It was absolutely beautiful. Allyson was so helpful and efficient!
Zukas Hilltop Barn was the most amazing place to have our wedding. All of our guests have been raving about the location Read more...
Zukas Hilltop Barn was the most amazing place to have our wedding. All of our guests have been raving about the location and food for weeks. It was absolutely beautiful. Allyson was so helpful and efficient! Read less
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Britni
Wedding:
11/3/2013
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding here on 11/3/13 and it was even better than I imagined it would be. Zukas is the PERFECT place to have a wedding. When my husband and I first started searching for venues we came across Zukas and knew right away that this was the place for us. We only looked at one venue before visiting Zukas and after seeing Zukas and meeting Alyson, we knew that this was the place for us.
I honestly cannot say enough about this place. We used almost all of their preferred vendors and we were extremely pleased with every single one. Alyson is absolutely phenomenal. She is an absolute DREAM to work with. She was incredibly responsive, she helped every step of the way and she accommodated pretty much every request that we had. Whenever I emailed her, she typically emailed me back in less than an hour! I never waited more than a day to hear back from her, it was amazing! I am so grateful that I got to work with her because she really helped make my special day absolutely perfect!!!
We had an indoor ceremony and reception and I was so so so happy with the way everything came together. For a fall wedding, Zukas is the perfect place. We received so many compliments about the grounds and the reception room from our guests and we received many many compliments from our guests about the food!! Sometimes when you see all of the package deals from wedding venues you really wonder if it is all too good to be true and you worry that you will have to make some sacrifices, but not with Zukas. They are worth every penny!!
Thank you Zukas, and especially Alyson, for providing me with the wedding of my dreams!! You exceeded every one of my expectations and you sure know how to take care of your brides!!!!
I had my wedding here on 11/3/13 and it was even better than I imagined it would be. Zukas is the PERFECT place to have a Read more...
I had my wedding here on 11/3/13 and it was even better than I imagined it would be. Zukas is the PERFECT place to have a wedding. When my husband and I first started searching for venues we came across Zukas and knew right away that this was the place for us. We only looked at one venue before visiting Zukas and after seeing Zukas and meeting Alyson, we knew that this was the place for us.
I honestly cannot say enough about this place. We used almost all of their preferred vendors and we were extremely pleased with every single one. Alyson is absolutely phenomenal. She is an absolute DREAM to work with. She was incredibly responsive, she helped every step of the way and she accommodated pretty much every request that we had. Whenever I emailed her, she typically emailed me back in less than an hour! I never waited more than a day to hear back from her, it was amazing! I am so grateful that I got to work with her because she really helped make my special day absolutely perfect!!!
We had an indoor ceremony and reception and I was so so so happy with the way everything came together. For a fall wedding, Zukas is the perfect place. We received so many compliments about the grounds and the reception room from our guests and we received many many compliments from our guests about the food!! Sometimes when you see all of the package deals from wedding venues you really wonder if it is all too good to be true and you worry that you will have to make some sacrifices, but not with Zukas. They are worth every penny!!
Thank you Zukas, and especially Alyson, for providing me with the wedding of my dreams!! You exceeded every one of my expectations and you sure know how to take care of your brides!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Phenomenal place....gorgeous, will never forget Zukas...Alyson is the lady that will help you with every step of the way and she is absolutely AWESOME! She's a class act, does a great great great job with it all to make your day perfect!
Phenomenal place....gorgeous, will never forget Zukas...Alyson is the lady that will help you with every step of the way Read more...
Phenomenal place....gorgeous, will never forget Zukas...Alyson is the lady that will help you with every step of the way and she is absolutely AWESOME! She's a class act, does a great great great job with it all to make your day perfect! Read less
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Alanna
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
I could not think of a better place to have my picture perfect fall wedding. Everything about Zukas was absolutely perfect. The foliage and grounds were gorgeous. My wedding guests,husband and I are still raving about the delicious food that was served. The staff was more than helpful and accommodating. The wedding planner, Alyson was an absolute dream to work with and was prompt with answering all my questions. She played such an important role in making our wedding day everything we wanted and dreamed.
Thank you again to Alyson, Lynn , Peter and the rest of the Zukas staff!
I could not think of a better place to have my picture perfect fall wedding. Everything about Zukas was absolutely Read more...
I could not think of a better place to have my picture perfect fall wedding. Everything about Zukas was absolutely perfect. The foliage and grounds were gorgeous. My wedding guests,husband and I are still raving about the delicious food that was served. The staff was more than helpful and accommodating. The wedding planner, Alyson was an absolute dream to work with and was prompt with answering all my questions. She played such an important role in making our wedding day everything we wanted and dreamed.
Thank you again to Alyson, Lynn , Peter and the rest of the Zukas staff! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
We were so impressed with everything about Zukas Hilltop Barn. The venue itself is absolutely breathtaking, and the bridal suite and spa are a HUGE plus. What a great spot to get ready for my big day, and return to for our wedding night. Alyson is amazing, so kind and accommodating, and most importantly...calming, which is exactly what a stressed out bride needs. For the food, we did the prime rib and the duck, and we had so many compliments on how tasty everything was. We would also like to give a shout out to Kevin the bartender who was super sweet and helpful at the end of our day.

Bottom line is this...the crew at Zukas Hilltop Barn met and exceeded our expectations at every step, and truly contributed to making our wedding the best day of our lives.
We were so impressed with everything about Zukas Hilltop Barn. The venue itself is absolutely breathtaking, and the bridal Read more...
We were so impressed with everything about Zukas Hilltop Barn. The venue itself is absolutely breathtaking, and the bridal suite and spa are a HUGE plus. What a great spot to get ready for my big day, and return to for our wedding night. Alyson is amazing, so kind and accommodating, and most importantly...calming, which is exactly what a stressed out bride needs. For the food, we did the prime rib and the duck, and we had so many compliments on how tasty everything was. We would also like to give a shout out to Kevin the bartender who was super sweet and helpful at the end of our day.

Bottom line is this...the crew at Zukas Hilltop Barn met and exceeded our expectations at every step, and truly contributed to making our wedding the best day of our lives. Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
9/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Love this place! Not only are the venue and views beautiful, but the staff are extremely patient and willing to bend over backward to make sure your event goes smoothly. They only host one event per day, so you have the flexibility to pick whatever time you want and don't have to worry about something else taking away the time and attention of the staff. They were willing to accommodate all of the little details I asked for. There was absolutely NO stress on me as a bride from worrying about whether the centerpieces would be right or our food would be cleared before we could eat it. Everything about the day was perfect and I wish I could get married all over again just so I could have another perfect day. I will definitely be coming back for my baby showers and anniversary parties!
Love this place! Not only are the venue and views beautiful, but the staff are extremely patient and willing to bend over Read more...
Love this place! Not only are the venue and views beautiful, but the staff are extremely patient and willing to bend over backward to make sure your event goes smoothly. They only host one event per day, so you have the flexibility to pick whatever time you want and don't have to worry about something else taking away the time and attention of the staff. They were willing to accommodate all of the little details I asked for. There was absolutely NO stress on me as a bride from worrying about whether the centerpieces would be right or our food would be cleared before we could eat it. Everything about the day was perfect and I wish I could get married all over again just so I could have another perfect day. I will definitely be coming back for my baby showers and anniversary parties! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Alyson the on site coordinator was an incredible help from the vey beginning of the wedding planning process right down to the day of. In fact everyone at Zukas from the servers to bartenders was exceptional. The food was incredible and the cake the best i have ever had! The venue is gorgeous for wedding photography. Honestly would not change one thing and a week later we are still getting calls regarding what an awesome wedding it was and how fantastic Zukas is! Thank you Lynn and Alyson!
Alyson the on site coordinator was an incredible help from the vey beginning of the wedding planning process right down to Read more...
Alyson the on site coordinator was an incredible help from the vey beginning of the wedding planning process right down to the day of. In fact everyone at Zukas from the servers to bartenders was exceptional. The food was incredible and the cake the best i have ever had! The venue is gorgeous for wedding photography. Honestly would not change one thing and a week later we are still getting calls regarding what an awesome wedding it was and how fantastic Zukas is! Thank you Lynn and Alyson! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Zukas Farm has a lot of amazing attributes, stunning grounds, a beautiful gazebo, and food so good your guests will beg for more. But the best thing about Zukas was Alyson, she was so attentive to any worry or concern. The wedding was so smooth. She even bustled my dress. You will get five star service, and your guests will get a stunning venue and a five star meal. Also, go with their cake, it was the most delicious wedding cake I have ever had (raspberry lemon).
Zukas Farm has a lot of amazing attributes, stunning grounds, a beautiful gazebo, and food so good your guests will beg Read more...
Zukas Farm has a lot of amazing attributes, stunning grounds, a beautiful gazebo, and food so good your guests will beg for more. But the best thing about Zukas was Alyson, she was so attentive to any worry or concern. The wedding was so smooth. She even bustled my dress. You will get five star service, and your guests will get a stunning venue and a five star meal. Also, go with their cake, it was the most delicious wedding cake I have ever had (raspberry lemon). Read less
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Molly
Wedding:
8/16/2013
5.0/5.0
There is absolutely nothing to worry about when you have your wedding at Zukas. Alyson takes care of everything; it is almost like having a day-of-coordinator included for free with your wedding. The food and cake are amazing, and the grounds are absolutely gorgeous. All of my emails with any sort of question were always answered within 24 hours, even close to a year before my wedding. They do a lot of weddings here, but really make each event feel like it is special. For all of the wonderful perks of Zukas, the prices are very reasonable for the area. It is a wonderful place that I would recommend to any couple. Call them quick, they book early for good reason!
There is absolutely nothing to worry about when you have your wedding at Zukas. Alyson takes care of everything; it is Read more...
There is absolutely nothing to worry about when you have your wedding at Zukas. Alyson takes care of everything; it is almost like having a day-of-coordinator included for free with your wedding. The food and cake are amazing, and the grounds are absolutely gorgeous. All of my emails with any sort of question were always answered within 24 hours, even close to a year before my wedding. They do a lot of weddings here, but really make each event feel like it is special. For all of the wonderful perks of Zukas, the prices are very reasonable for the area. It is a wonderful place that I would recommend to any couple. Call them quick, they book early for good reason! Read less
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David
Wedding:
8/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Zukas were phenomenal and our wedding wouldn't have been as good without them. We received numerous compliments during the event about how wonderful the venue was, how good the food was, and how great the location was.

Alyson was amazingly helpful during our planning phase and walked us through everything, answering any question that we had. She was so responsive that even during our late-night planning sessions, she would respond to my emails as soon as possible, sometimes within 5 minutes.

I would recommend Zukas to anyone looking for a wedding venue in the area!
Zukas were phenomenal and our wedding wouldn't have been as good without them. We received numerous compliments during the Read more...
Zukas were phenomenal and our wedding wouldn't have been as good without them. We received numerous compliments during the event about how wonderful the venue was, how good the food was, and how great the location was.

Alyson was amazingly helpful during our planning phase and walked us through everything, answering any question that we had. She was so responsive that even during our late-night planning sessions, she would respond to my emails as soon as possible, sometimes within 5 minutes.

I would recommend Zukas to anyone looking for a wedding venue in the area! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
8/4/2013
5.0/5.0
After doing a lot of research looking into local wedding venues my husband and I decided that we knew what we wanted. We wanted an outdoor ceremony with a tented wedding reception, something a little less traditional. We knew it was a bit of a risk, all depending on the weather, but we made up our minds! So we found out about Zukas and made the trip to Spencer to check it out...and it immediately grabbed our hearts. It is a beautiful country setting, very well kept grounds...just gorgeous. Alyson, the coordinator for Zukas, turned out to be a lifesaver from day one...I was pretty clueless about wedding planning but she was so quick to get back to me with any questions I had along the way (which there were plenty of!) and she was very kind and understanding. I loved that they offered so many services on site as well...Alyson's help, the food (delicious), bar service, the cake (also delicious), the ceremony, a bridal suite and a spa with all the services you could need! Everyone from the staff who we encountered was incredibly nice and so helpful. The day of our wedding was by far the best day of our lives, it was magical! The weather ended up being perfect and everything went smoothly thanks to everyone's hard work and dedication. I couldn't have dreamed up a more perfect day. Our guests can't stop talking about how much they loved it. We truly can't thank you enough, we appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts!
After doing a lot of research looking into local wedding venues my husband and I decided that we knew what we wanted. We Read more...
After doing a lot of research looking into local wedding venues my husband and I decided that we knew what we wanted. We wanted an outdoor ceremony with a tented wedding reception, something a little less traditional. We knew it was a bit of a risk, all depending on the weather, but we made up our minds! So we found out about Zukas and made the trip to Spencer to check it out...and it immediately grabbed our hearts. It is a beautiful country setting, very well kept grounds...just gorgeous. Alyson, the coordinator for Zukas, turned out to be a lifesaver from day one...I was pretty clueless about wedding planning but she was so quick to get back to me with any questions I had along the way (which there were plenty of!) and she was very kind and understanding. I loved that they offered so many services on site as well...Alyson's help, the food (delicious), bar service, the cake (also delicious), the ceremony, a bridal suite and a spa with all the services you could need! Everyone from the staff who we encountered was incredibly nice and so helpful. The day of our wedding was by far the best day of our lives, it was magical! The weather ended up being perfect and everything went smoothly thanks to everyone's hard work and dedication. I couldn't have dreamed up a more perfect day. Our guests can't stop talking about how much they loved it. We truly can't thank you enough, we appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts! Read less
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Marie
Wedding:
7/21/2013
5.0/5.0
We chose Zukas Hilltop Barn for our wedding on 7/21/13. We immediately loved the beautiful venue and the unique setting. We also were impressed with the value. We had visited multiple other local venues and we couldn't believe how well priced Zukas was for everything we received. After booking with them, we were amazed at the professionalism and care they took in each detail of our wedding day. Alyson was amazing. She responded to our emails quickly and was incredibly helpful answering our questions. She also made sure every idea or request we had was not only met, but done within our budget. From the time we booked the venue to the time we left our reception, everything was perfect. Our guests have been complimenting the reception and many had said it was the most beautiful venue they had ever been too. If you are looking to get the most out of your wedding budget, work with helpful and professional staff, and want to have a wedding you and your guests will never forget, book Zukas Hilltop Barn!
We chose Zukas Hilltop Barn for our wedding on 7/21/13. We immediately loved the beautiful venue and the unique setting. Read more...
We chose Zukas Hilltop Barn for our wedding on 7/21/13. We immediately loved the beautiful venue and the unique setting. We also were impressed with the value. We had visited multiple other local venues and we couldn't believe how well priced Zukas was for everything we received. After booking with them, we were amazed at the professionalism and care they took in each detail of our wedding day. Alyson was amazing. She responded to our emails quickly and was incredibly helpful answering our questions. She also made sure every idea or request we had was not only met, but done within our budget. From the time we booked the venue to the time we left our reception, everything was perfect. Our guests have been complimenting the reception and many had said it was the most beautiful venue they had ever been too. If you are looking to get the most out of your wedding budget, work with helpful and professional staff, and want to have a wedding you and your guests will never forget, book Zukas Hilltop Barn! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We loved Zukas SO much. The grounds are beautiful, and so many people have told us it was the best wedding they had ever been to. If it's hot in the tent, make sure you check to see if the fans are on! We didn't even notice them until my husband mentioned the heat to the bartender, and the bartender asked if the fans were on (they weren't). That certainly didn't stop anyone from dancing, though. I couldn't have asked for a better wedding venue for both my ceremony and reception.
We loved Zukas SO much. The grounds are beautiful, and so many people have told us it was the best wedding they had ever Read more...
We loved Zukas SO much. The grounds are beautiful, and so many people have told us it was the best wedding they had ever been to. If it's hot in the tent, make sure you check to see if the fans are on! We didn't even notice them until my husband mentioned the heat to the bartender, and the bartender asked if the fans were on (they weren't). That certainly didn't stop anyone from dancing, though. I couldn't have asked for a better wedding venue for both my ceremony and reception. Read less
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Leigh-Ann
Wedding:
6/30/2013
5.0/5.0
We were very impressed with the service we received at Zukas. Everyone was so organized and helpfull. Our guests all loved the venue and the service very much. The grounds were so beautiful as well. We couldnt of asked for anything more. And Alyson was amazing. She made sure our wedding was everything we wanted and more.
We were very impressed with the service we received at Zukas. Everyone was so organized and helpfull. Our guests all loved Read more...
We were very impressed with the service we received at Zukas. Everyone was so organized and helpfull. Our guests all loved the venue and the service very much. The grounds were so beautiful as well. We couldnt of asked for anything more. And Alyson was amazing. She made sure our wedding was everything we wanted and more. Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
6/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Zukas was absolutely beautiful. We were so impressed with the service. Before the wedding, response time to emails was always within 24 hours, usually within 2 hours we would hear back. During the wedding they kept the wedding party on track so we knew exactly what to do. They served us apps during cocktail hour while we were getting our photos taken. The food and cake were excellent. I would recommend Zukas to everyone.
Zukas was absolutely beautiful. We were so impressed with the service. Before the wedding, response time to emails was Read more...
Zukas was absolutely beautiful. We were so impressed with the service. Before the wedding, response time to emails was always within 24 hours, usually within 2 hours we would hear back. During the wedding they kept the wedding party on track so we knew exactly what to do. They served us apps during cocktail hour while we were getting our photos taken. The food and cake were excellent. I would recommend Zukas to everyone. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Everyone at our wedding commented on how beautiful our location was and how much they loved the wedding. We had an enormous space, amazing service, and they guided us through the process...not to mention most venues are a bit more costly...
Everyone at our wedding commented on how beautiful our location was and how much they loved the wedding. We had an Read more...
Everyone at our wedding commented on how beautiful our location was and how much they loved the wedding. We had an enormous space, amazing service, and they guided us through the process...not to mention most venues are a bit more costly... Read less
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Karyn
Wedding:
6/9/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our wedding reception at Zukas Hilltop Barn two weeks ago. We fell in love with the venue as soon as we visited the location for the first time, and our wedding day still exceeded our expectations! We are still receiving phone calls, texts, and emails from our wedding guests to tell us that our wedding was the best wedding they had ever attended.

We had our ceremony at a church, but we had our reception at Zukas in the tent outside. Alyson, the event planner at Zukas, was so easy to work with. If I emailed her a question whether that be at 9am or 10pm, she typically responded to that question in less than an hour. On the day of the wedding, she set-up everything beautifully. Alyson is really terrific and you can tell that she truly cares about each of her wedding couples so they can have the best day possible.

The service, food, and drink was also exceptional. We had bride and groom cocktails, which the staff had on trays when guests entered Zukas for the happy hour. We also offered our guests a full bar. Every drink was well made.

The food was also incredible. All of our guests raved about the food from the appetizers to the meal to the delicious wedding cake that Zukas did for us. I actually wish Zukas was also a restaurant so we could eat there all the time! Also, do not worry that your guests will leave hungry. Zukas gives good sized proportions. The prime rib we offered guests was almost the size of their plate!

Lastly, I want to quickly talk about the grounds. The grounds are absolutely beautiful. There were so many places where we could take pictures from the rolling hills in the background and swan pond to the green house and swing out back. Also, as soon as it got dark, Alyson turned the gas fire pit in the back, just outside of the tent. The fire pit was the perfect place for our guests to go, especially if they wanted to take a break from the dance floor and talk in a more intimate setting.

We highly recommend Zukas!
My husband and I had our wedding reception at Zukas Hilltop Barn two weeks ago. We fell in love with the venue as soon as Read more...
My husband and I had our wedding reception at Zukas Hilltop Barn two weeks ago. We fell in love with the venue as soon as we visited the location for the first time, and our wedding day still exceeded our expectations! We are still receiving phone calls, texts, and emails from our wedding guests to tell us that our wedding was the best wedding they had ever attended.

We had our ceremony at a church, but we had our reception at Zukas in the tent outside. Alyson, the event planner at Zukas, was so easy to work with. If I emailed her a question whether that be at 9am or 10pm, she typically responded to that question in less than an hour. On the day of the wedding, she set-up everything beautifully. Alyson is really terrific and you can tell that she truly cares about each of her wedding couples so they can have the best day possible.

The service, food, and drink was also exceptional. We had bride and groom cocktails, which the staff had on trays when guests entered Zukas for the happy hour. We also offered our guests a full bar. Every drink was well made.

The food was also incredible. All of our guests raved about the food from the appetizers to the meal to the delicious wedding cake that Zukas did for us. I actually wish Zukas was also a restaurant so we could eat there all the time! Also, do not worry that your guests will leave hungry. Zukas gives good sized proportions. The prime rib we offered guests was almost the size of their plate!

Lastly, I want to quickly talk about the grounds. The grounds are absolutely beautiful. There were so many places where we could take pictures from the rolling hills in the background and swan pond to the green house and swing out back. Also, as soon as it got dark, Alyson turned the gas fire pit in the back, just outside of the tent. The fire pit was the perfect place for our guests to go, especially if they wanted to take a break from the dance floor and talk in a more intimate setting.

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Jamie
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Zukas Hilltop Barn provided the perfect venue & service for our wedding. Alyson was very helpful with all of our questions and got back to us right away. The food and cake were delicious! We could not have had a more perfect experience on our wedding day! Thank you Zukas!
Zukas Hilltop Barn provided the perfect venue & service for our wedding. Alyson was very helpful with all of our questions Read more...
Zukas Hilltop Barn provided the perfect venue & service for our wedding. Alyson was very helpful with all of our questions and got back to us right away. The food and cake were delicious! We could not have had a more perfect experience on our wedding day! Thank you Zukas! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
6/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Zukas is hands down one of the most beautiful places to get married. The grounds are immaculate and the view is amazing. Inside and out every inch of the venue is clean and rustic. The staff is friendly and quick. The food was the best wedding food I have ever had. The wedding coordinator, Alyson. Is excellent at her job. Se goes above and beyond for you. The tent is absolutely spectacular! It rained 4 inches the day we got married and it still was the best day ever thanks to this hidden place.
Zukas is hands down one of the most beautiful places to get married. The grounds are immaculate and the view is amazing. Read more...
Zukas is hands down one of the most beautiful places to get married. The grounds are immaculate and the view is amazing. Inside and out every inch of the venue is clean and rustic. The staff is friendly and quick. The food was the best wedding food I have ever had. The wedding coordinator, Alyson. Is excellent at her job. Se goes above and beyond for you. The tent is absolutely spectacular! It rained 4 inches the day we got married and it still was the best day ever thanks to this hidden place. Read less
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Paula & Chris
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Love, love, loved our daughter's wedding - Zukas's was THE best!
Love, love, loved our daughter's wedding - Zukas's was THE best!
Love, love, loved our daughter's wedding - Zukas's was THE best! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My wedding went so smoothly and everyone at Zukas was so attentive and really knew what they were doing. It's a beautiful venue and the food was delicious. I have been to weddings there in the past and my wedding was as
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My wedding went so smoothly and everyone at Zukas was so attentive and really knew what they were doing. It's a beautiful Read more...
My wedding went so smoothly and everyone at Zukas was so attentive and really knew what they were doing. It's a beautiful venue and the food was delicious. I have been to weddings there in the past and my wedding was as
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Shannon
Wedding:
5/10/2013
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved Zukas Hilltop Barn along with the staff. We found that they were very accommodating to our food needs (organic) and to every request that we had. Alyson, the wedding coordinator is outstanding.
We absolutely loved Zukas Hilltop Barn along with the staff. We found that they were very accommodating to our food needs Read more...
We absolutely loved Zukas Hilltop Barn along with the staff. We found that they were very accommodating to our food needs (organic) and to every request that we had. Alyson, the wedding coordinator is outstanding. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Zukas was the perfect venue from day 1 until the wedding day. The staff was so quick to respond and attentive. The grounds were beautiful and the food was excellent. The made sure everything was taken care of but were never in the way. I had an amazing wedding and would highly recommend the venue to any couple considering them!
Zukas was the perfect venue from day 1 until the wedding day. The staff was so quick to respond and attentive. The grounds Read more...
Zukas was the perfect venue from day 1 until the wedding day. The staff was so quick to respond and attentive. The grounds were beautiful and the food was excellent. The made sure everything was taken care of but were never in the way. I had an amazing wedding and would highly recommend the venue to any couple considering them! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have asked for a better venue! The place is goregous and the staff is wonderful. This was the first place we visited and no other place could compare! Zukas has a feeling of an actual location you would go visit and not some corproate place that was designed to churn out weddings. Alyson was wonderful to work with. We were always impressed with her professionalism and the speed at which she responded to all our questions. They were very flexible with our schedule on the day of the wedding; allowing us to take pictures on site before the ceremony. The food was delicous. Alyson knew we would not have time to eat during cocktail hour and saved us appetizers! I thought that was so sweet and I am so glad she did because the pulled pork app was phenomenal. I cannot say enough good things about Zukas. I would recommend this place to any and every bride. In fact our neighbors have already booked this location after our recommendation! Zukas is awesome!
We couldn't have asked for a better venue! The place is goregous and the staff is wonderful. This was the first place we Read more...
We couldn't have asked for a better venue! The place is goregous and the staff is wonderful. This was the first place we visited and no other place could compare! Zukas has a feeling of an actual location you would go visit and not some corproate place that was designed to churn out weddings. Alyson was wonderful to work with. We were always impressed with her professionalism and the speed at which she responded to all our questions. They were very flexible with our schedule on the day of the wedding; allowing us to take pictures on site before the ceremony. The food was delicous. Alyson knew we would not have time to eat during cocktail hour and saved us appetizers! I thought that was so sweet and I am so glad she did because the pulled pork app was phenomenal. I cannot say enough good things about Zukas. I would recommend this place to any and every bride. In fact our neighbors have already booked this location after our recommendation! Zukas is awesome! Read less
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Alexander
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Zukas was the perfect wedding venue and exceeded our greatest hopes. The venue is absolutely beautiful; we had our reception indoors in the cozy room i like to think resembles a ski lodge. Working with Alyson couldn't have been easier. She was quick to respond to emails, and was very accommodating in answering our questions and setting up times for us to revisit the venue to see what uplighting and other decorations would look like.

At the reception itself the staff ensured that the bridal party were brought appetizers and drinks while getting ready and when formal pictures were being taken. The antipasto skewers, crispy shrimp, and bacon wrapped scallops were all to die for. The prime rib and salmon were full of flavor and came in ample portions.

We've received glowing compliments from almost all of our guests. We highly recommend Zukas.
Zukas was the perfect wedding venue and exceeded our greatest hopes. The venue is absolutely beautiful; we had our Read more...
Zukas was the perfect wedding venue and exceeded our greatest hopes. The venue is absolutely beautiful; we had our reception indoors in the cozy room i like to think resembles a ski lodge. Working with Alyson couldn't have been easier. She was quick to respond to emails, and was very accommodating in answering our questions and setting up times for us to revisit the venue to see what uplighting and other decorations would look like.

At the reception itself the staff ensured that the bridal party were brought appetizers and drinks while getting ready and when formal pictures were being taken. The antipasto skewers, crispy shrimp, and bacon wrapped scallops were all to die for. The prime rib and salmon were full of flavor and came in ample portions.

We've received glowing compliments from almost all of our guests. We highly recommend Zukas. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Zukas Hilltop Barn was the perfect place for our wedding. We never looked at venues when we got engaged, we immediately knew it would be taking place at Zukas. We went there for a wedding before and the service and food was outstanding! Not to mention how beautiful the grounds and venue were as well. Nothing but the best at Zukas and we thank you so much for coordinating our perfect day!
Zukas Hilltop Barn was the perfect place for our wedding. We never looked at venues when we got engaged, we immediately Read more...
Zukas Hilltop Barn was the perfect place for our wedding. We never looked at venues when we got engaged, we immediately knew it would be taking place at Zukas. We went there for a wedding before and the service and food was outstanding! Not to mention how beautiful the grounds and venue were as well. Nothing but the best at Zukas and we thank you so much for coordinating our perfect day! Read less
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Ergon
Wedding:
10/19/2012
5.0/5.0
We could not have been happier with the place we chose to have our wedding! All the staff were great, especially Alyson - who was there for us every step of the way! Amazing food, service, and venue!!!
We could not have been happier with the place we chose to have our wedding! All the staff were great, especially Alyson - Read more...
We could not have been happier with the place we chose to have our wedding! All the staff were great, especially Alyson - who was there for us every step of the way! Amazing food, service, and venue!!! Read less
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erin
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Everything was absolutely perfect!! Alyson is the best!
Everything was absolutely perfect!! Alyson is the best!
Everything was absolutely perfect!! Alyson is the best! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I truly had the best experience that we could have ever imagined at Zukas!! Alyson was so supportive and helpful from start to finish in the planning process. She was extremely responsive to all my little requests and questions. Everything was set up wonderfully and just how I imagined. We were greeted right away and asked if we wanted anything to drink and then brought over some snacks. We truly felt special. Everyone also worked so well together and made things look so effortless. We got rave reviews about the food from people who had said that they had been to 50 plus weddings and never tasted anything so tasty! The whole team helped us pack up at the end of the day. I would 100% recommend Zukas to anyone who is looking for an amazing wedding!!
My husband and I truly had the best experience that we could have ever imagined at Zukas!! Alyson was so supportive and Read more...
My husband and I truly had the best experience that we could have ever imagined at Zukas!! Alyson was so supportive and helpful from start to finish in the planning process. She was extremely responsive to all my little requests and questions. Everything was set up wonderfully and just how I imagined. We were greeted right away and asked if we wanted anything to drink and then brought over some snacks. We truly felt special. Everyone also worked so well together and made things look so effortless. We got rave reviews about the food from people who had said that they had been to 50 plus weddings and never tasted anything so tasty! The whole team helped us pack up at the end of the day. I would 100% recommend Zukas to anyone who is looking for an amazing wedding!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I honestly do not even know what to say about my experience at Zukas Hilltop Barn and the staff that worked with me for the months leading up to my wedding. EVERYTHING was outstanding from the food, beauty of the grounds and landscape, service, staff was AWESOME! I worked with Alyson every step of the way and she is AMAZING at what she does! I would email her quite often and she would respond immediately!! She also made us feel so comfortable with our choices and any other questions we had. Also, I stopped by Zukas quite a few times before my wedding and every time I went,, Peter (the owner) was out working on the grounds making sure everything on their property was perfect and it WAS! My friends and family are still and will for a very long time be talking about how gorgeous Zukas Hilltop Barn is! Best wedding venue I have EVER been to!
I honestly do not even know what to say about my experience at Zukas Hilltop Barn and the staff that worked with me for Read more...
I honestly do not even know what to say about my experience at Zukas Hilltop Barn and the staff that worked with me for the months leading up to my wedding. EVERYTHING was outstanding from the food, beauty of the grounds and landscape, service, staff was AWESOME! I worked with Alyson every step of the way and she is AMAZING at what she does! I would email her quite often and she would respond immediately!! She also made us feel so comfortable with our choices and any other questions we had. Also, I stopped by Zukas quite a few times before my wedding and every time I went,, Peter (the owner) was out working on the grounds making sure everything on their property was perfect and it WAS! My friends and family are still and will for a very long time be talking about how gorgeous Zukas Hilltop Barn is! Best wedding venue I have EVER been to! Read less
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Ruby
Wedding:
9/16/2012
5.0/5.0
"The best wedding I've ever been to!" was said multiple times and it truly was. Everything may not have gone exactly as planned but it's fair to say that our wedding was nearly perfect thanks to Zukas. Zukas made the day so easy for us. Alyson was great. Everything went so smoothly and she was always there when we needed anything. The grounds at Zukas are always beautiful. The food was delicious, the staff was attentive, the presentation was exceptional, and we couldn't have asked for a better experience.
"The best wedding I've ever been to!" was said multiple times and it truly was. Everything may not have gone exactly as Read more...
"The best wedding I've ever been to!" was said multiple times and it truly was. Everything may not have gone exactly as planned but it's fair to say that our wedding was nearly perfect thanks to Zukas. Zukas made the day so easy for us. Alyson was great. Everything went so smoothly and she was always there when we needed anything. The grounds at Zukas are always beautiful. The food was delicious, the staff was attentive, the presentation was exceptional, and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Read less
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Desarae
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
We have received so many wonderful comments about our wedding! It went so great! The grounds are beautiful, the food was great and the staff are incredibly helpful! Alyson did a wonderful job helping make the event go smoothly. I could not recommned Zukas enough!
We have received so many wonderful comments about our wedding! It went so great! The grounds are beautiful, the food was Read more...
We have received so many wonderful comments about our wedding! It went so great! The grounds are beautiful, the food was great and the staff are incredibly helpful! Alyson did a wonderful job helping make the event go smoothly. I could not recommned Zukas enough! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
8/5/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I could not be happier with the services we received. Our guests couldn't stop talking about how beautiful the venue was, and how great the food and service was!
My husband and I could not be happier with the services we received. Our guests couldn't stop talking about how beautiful Read more...
My husband and I could not be happier with the services we received. Our guests couldn't stop talking about how beautiful the venue was, and how great the food and service was! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
8/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Our guests could not say enough great things about Zukas. The staff was extremely helpful, the venue was beautiful, the food was amazing, and Alyson made sure everything was running as planned. I would highly recommend Zukas.
Our guests could not say enough great things about Zukas. The staff was extremely helpful, the venue was beautiful, the Read more...
Our guests could not say enough great things about Zukas. The staff was extremely helpful, the venue was beautiful, the food was amazing, and Alyson made sure everything was running as planned. I would highly recommend Zukas. Read less
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Catie
Wedding:
7/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at Zukas was phenominal. The location is beautiful and quiet, perfect for a country style wedding. The food and cake were amazing and cooked to perfection. The staff make the event run smooth and stress free and were both very courteous and professional throughout the event. It was also very convenient to have both the ceremony and reception at the same venue.
Our wedding at Zukas was phenominal. The location is beautiful and quiet, perfect for a country style wedding. The food Read more...
Our wedding at Zukas was phenominal. The location is beautiful and quiet, perfect for a country style wedding. The food and cake were amazing and cooked to perfection. The staff make the event run smooth and stress free and were both very courteous and professional throughout the event. It was also very convenient to have both the ceremony and reception at the same venue. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Kristen
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I recently got married at Zukas. The staff and the venue were absolutely perfect. Alyson was super flexible and would respond to any email no matter what time or day within minutes. Our day was also pretty terrible weather and the staff prepared the tent within minutes. I would absolutely recommend Zukas!!
My husband and I recently got married at Zukas. The staff and the venue were absolutely perfect. Alyson was super flexible Read more...
My husband and I recently got married at Zukas. The staff and the venue were absolutely perfect. Alyson was super flexible and would respond to any email no matter what time or day within minutes. Our day was also pretty terrible weather and the staff prepared the tent within minutes. I would absolutely recommend Zukas!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have been happier with the services and beautiful venue that Zukas provided for our wedding. We knew when we visited them way back at the beginning of our wedding planning that we didn't need to look any further. If you are looking for a private, country setting with a beautiful facility, excellent food, and impeccable service, then you should definitely plan on visiting the folks at Zukas. You will not be disappointed!
We couldn't have been happier with the services and beautiful venue that Zukas provided for our wedding. We knew when we Read more...
We couldn't have been happier with the services and beautiful venue that Zukas provided for our wedding. We knew when we visited them way back at the beginning of our wedding planning that we didn't need to look any further. If you are looking for a private, country setting with a beautiful facility, excellent food, and impeccable service, then you should definitely plan on visiting the folks at Zukas. You will not be disappointed! Read less
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Michaela
Wedding:
7/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Zukas Hilltop Barn is the absolute best!

As soon as we walked in to check out the venue and meet with Alyson (wedding coordinator), we immediately knew that Zukas was the place we wanted to get married and have our reception. Alyson was awesome through the entire planning process. The price to hire Zukas was well within our budget and they were even accommodating with us when we wanted to cut some costs here and there. Alyson was a great communicator from the day we met her until after the wedding. She would respond to emails within a very short period of time.

Zukas itself is beautiful and needed no extra flowers or decorating. Our guests were amazed on how beautiful the grounds of the property were for the ceremony, pictures, and reception. The food and service was amazing.

Each time we see a friend or family member that attended our wedding or has seen pictures, rave about how great Zukas was from beginning to end and how beautiful the venue is. Getting married at Zukas is still a conversation piece amongst our daily lives.

We would, without a doubt, recommend Zukas to anyone who plans on getting married.
Zukas Hilltop Barn is the absolute best!

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Zukas Hilltop Barn is the absolute best!

As soon as we walked in to check out the venue and meet with Alyson (wedding coordinator), we immediately knew that Zukas was the place we wanted to get married and have our reception. Alyson was awesome through the entire planning process. The price to hire Zukas was well within our budget and they were even accommodating with us when we wanted to cut some costs here and there. Alyson was a great communicator from the day we met her until after the wedding. She would respond to emails within a very short period of time.

Zukas itself is beautiful and needed no extra flowers or decorating. Our guests were amazed on how beautiful the grounds of the property were for the ceremony, pictures, and reception. The food and service was amazing.

Each time we see a friend or family member that attended our wedding or has seen pictures, rave about how great Zukas was from beginning to end and how beautiful the venue is. Getting married at Zukas is still a conversation piece amongst our daily lives.

We would, without a doubt, recommend Zukas to anyone who plans on getting married. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Zukas was absolutely AMAZING!!! Not only is the venue itself breathtaking, but the people there so wonderful. We recieved so many compliments on every single thing that went on during our wedding, from the ease of the venue (we had lots of kids who were able to run around and play), to the responsiveness of the staff. Words cannot describe how happy we were to have had our wedding here. The minute I thought of something, Alyson was there already taking care of it. Just truely a remarkable venue and I am so thankful for everyone there! The day after our wedding, I told my new husband that we would definitely be renewing our vows there someday. I can't say enough great things!!!!
Zukas was absolutely AMAZING!!! Not only is the venue itself breathtaking, but the people there so wonderful. We recieved Read more...
Zukas was absolutely AMAZING!!! Not only is the venue itself breathtaking, but the people there so wonderful. We recieved so many compliments on every single thing that went on during our wedding, from the ease of the venue (we had lots of kids who were able to run around and play), to the responsiveness of the staff. Words cannot describe how happy we were to have had our wedding here. The minute I thought of something, Alyson was there already taking care of it. Just truely a remarkable venue and I am so thankful for everyone there! The day after our wedding, I told my new husband that we would definitely be renewing our vows there someday. I can't say enough great things!!!! Read less
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ringosm79
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
my daughters wedding was at zukas and it was the most beautifdul day. they at zukas did an excellent job. the venue was perfect my husband and I got so many complimants from so many of our guest saying it was the best wedding they had ever been to. the food was excellent the service was fabulous and the place was absolutely gorgeous!!!!! If i could do it again ZUKAS would be my first joice.
my daughters wedding was at zukas and it was the most beautifdul day. they at zukas did an excellent job. the venue was Read more...
my daughters wedding was at zukas and it was the most beautifdul day. they at zukas did an excellent job. the venue was perfect my husband and I got so many complimants from so many of our guest saying it was the best wedding they had ever been to. the food was excellent the service was fabulous and the place was absolutely gorgeous!!!!! If i could do it again ZUKAS would be my first joice. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning
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JMoran
Wedding:
6/1/2012
5.0/5.0
From the day we walked into Zukas we knew this was the place we wanted to have our wedding reception! The place is absolutely beautiful - both inside and out!

When we arrived to check out the place Alyson greeted us and walked us through all of the packages. For the quality of service, and the amazing food, you really can't beat the price! We immediately decided to book a date and spent the next year planning our day with Alyson.

One of the main reasons our experience was so great at Zukas, was Alyson herself. Even though they had a wedding booked for every weekend this summer - she made you feel like you were the only bride that matters - she really did spoil us! Always responding to our questions in a timely manner, following up, making sure we were all set...it was wonderful. The day of the wedding she was AMAZING. I literally dropped off a bin of items that needed to be placed around the venue, and she knew exactly what to do and where to put them - you have nothing to worry about when working with Alyson.

Our wedding day couldn't have been more perfect. The weather was beautiful so a majority of our guests were outside for cocktails. Everyone raved about how wonderful the service was there, from the bartenders to the waitstaff, and even those back in the kitchen. Also - the food is incredible! We had people stopping us during the night to tell us it was the best Prime Rib they have ever had! We also had Zukas make our cake - if you have the option to go with the package with the cake - DO IT. When we got home from our honeymoon we actually had a few "Thank you for inviting us to your wedding" notes - and most of them specially mentioned how great the cake was!

I honestly could go on forever, Alyson and the rest of the Zukas team made our wedding day better then I could have ever imagined. I hope to be able to go to another wedding there in the future - and perhaps they can start selling anniversary cakes for couples who have been married there in the past - I would happily buy a Lemon Cake from them a year if I had the option!!
From the day we walked into Zukas we knew this was the place we wanted to have our wedding reception! The place is Read more...
From the day we walked into Zukas we knew this was the place we wanted to have our wedding reception! The place is absolutely beautiful - both inside and out!

When we arrived to check out the place Alyson greeted us and walked us through all of the packages. For the quality of service, and the amazing food, you really can't beat the price! We immediately decided to book a date and spent the next year planning our day with Alyson.

One of the main reasons our experience was so great at Zukas, was Alyson herself. Even though they had a wedding booked for every weekend this summer - she made you feel like you were the only bride that matters - she really did spoil us! Always responding to our questions in a timely manner, following up, making sure we were all set...it was wonderful. The day of the wedding she was AMAZING. I literally dropped off a bin of items that needed to be placed around the venue, and she knew exactly what to do and where to put them - you have nothing to worry about when working with Alyson.

Our wedding day couldn't have been more perfect. The weather was beautiful so a majority of our guests were outside for cocktails. Everyone raved about how wonderful the service was there, from the bartenders to the waitstaff, and even those back in the kitchen. Also - the food is incredible! We had people stopping us during the night to tell us it was the best Prime Rib they have ever had! We also had Zukas make our cake - if you have the option to go with the package with the cake - DO IT. When we got home from our honeymoon we actually had a few "Thank you for inviting us to your wedding" notes - and most of them specially mentioned how great the cake was!

I honestly could go on forever, Alyson and the rest of the Zukas team made our wedding day better then I could have ever imagined. I hope to be able to go to another wedding there in the future - and perhaps they can start selling anniversary cakes for couples who have been married there in the past - I would happily buy a Lemon Cake from them a year if I had the option!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Andrea
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
What an amazing venue and perfect day! Alyson was fantastic, very responsive, understanding, and easy to work with! We couldn't have asked for anyone better. The whole day went so smoothly, it was a stress-free day for us and great to know we didn't have to worry about anything because Alyson took care of everything! Zukas is just beautiful, well maintained, and our guests had an amazing time and told us the food and waitstaff was great. We would highly recommend Zukas!
What an amazing venue and perfect day! Alyson was fantastic, very responsive, understanding, and easy to work with! We Read more...
What an amazing venue and perfect day! Alyson was fantastic, very responsive, understanding, and easy to work with! We couldn't have asked for anyone better. The whole day went so smoothly, it was a stress-free day for us and great to know we didn't have to worry about anything because Alyson took care of everything! Zukas is just beautiful, well maintained, and our guests had an amazing time and told us the food and waitstaff was great. We would highly recommend Zukas! Read less
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mrsbrandynordstrom
Wedding:
5/25/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I just got married at Zukas on Friday 5/25/12. It was so amazing! Everything was set up just perfectly and ALL of my guests said they had the best time and everything was beautiful! I would also like to say that having worked at a banquet facility and restaurant I know how difficult it is to cook fantastic food for many people but Zukas did just that! Not only did all of my guests comment on what a great time and how beautiful it was but they also all said that the food was fantastic! Lastly, I would like to say that their wedding planner Alyson was awesome!!!! She was a huge help along the way and also kept us focused and on track throughout the evening. I would suggest Zukas to ANY future bride for their excellence and professionalism, not to mention their reasonable pricing!!!
My husband and I just got married at Zukas on Friday 5/25/12. It was so amazing! Everything was set up just perfectly and Read more...
My husband and I just got married at Zukas on Friday 5/25/12. It was so amazing! Everything was set up just perfectly and ALL of my guests said they had the best time and everything was beautiful! I would also like to say that having worked at a banquet facility and restaurant I know how difficult it is to cook fantastic food for many people but Zukas did just that! Not only did all of my guests comment on what a great time and how beautiful it was but they also all said that the food was fantastic! Lastly, I would like to say that their wedding planner Alyson was awesome!!!! She was a huge help along the way and also kept us focused and on track throughout the evening. I would suggest Zukas to ANY future bride for their excellence and professionalism, not to mention their reasonable pricing!!! Read less
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Krystle
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Great place to have a wedding. The food was incredible, Alyson is awesome to work with. I had a great time. All the guests stated this was the perfect venue to have a wedding! Thanks again.
Great place to have a wedding. The food was incredible, Alyson is awesome to work with. I had a great time. All the guests Read more...
Great place to have a wedding. The food was incredible, Alyson is awesome to work with. I had a great time. All the guests stated this was the perfect venue to have a wedding! Thanks again. Read less
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Candi
Wedding:
4/20/2012
5.0/5.0
As a wedding photographer, I have photographed in Massachusetts for years and know all of the venues very well! For me, my "must have's" in a venue were: beautiful, memorable, great food, and people who care. Zukas has all of that and more! We reserved the date with them before they booked it and never second guessed ourselves.

They were amazing to work with. Zukas is family-owned and their entire staff feels like one big caring family! That makes a HUGE difference to me when choosing professionals. Ours was not just another wedding. Zukas did everything and even MORE than expected to make sure we had everything as we wanted. They even did things better than I had envisioned - such as the table card decorations and the favor placement at each table. They really go above and beyond. All of our guests keep talking about Zukas and how pretty it was and how nice everything looked. Mostly, they are still talking about how amazing the food was!! Zukas is well-known for their awesome food and it was so nice to know they can offer elegant beef dishes, salmon, chicken, vegetarian, etc... and they were all exceptional.

We chose to rent the bridal suite for the night and for getting ready. I LOVED this part of the day!! We also had our ceremony on site, which we loved!!! Our formal photos had such great backgrounds of rolling hills and trees... such a beautiful location.

We highly recommend Zukas for your event. I wish I could do it all over again and I would not change a thing about Zukas! They truly made it perfect for us and we cannot thank them enough.
As a wedding photographer, I have photographed in Massachusetts for years and know all of the venues very well! For me, my Read more...
As a wedding photographer, I have photographed in Massachusetts for years and know all of the venues very well! For me, my "must have's" in a venue were: beautiful, memorable, great food, and people who care. Zukas has all of that and more! We reserved the date with them before they booked it and never second guessed ourselves.

They were amazing to work with. Zukas is family-owned and their entire staff feels like one big caring family! That makes a HUGE difference to me when choosing professionals. Ours was not just another wedding. Zukas did everything and even MORE than expected to make sure we had everything as we wanted. They even did things better than I had envisioned - such as the table card decorations and the favor placement at each table. They really go above and beyond. All of our guests keep talking about Zukas and how pretty it was and how nice everything looked. Mostly, they are still talking about how amazing the food was!! Zukas is well-known for their awesome food and it was so nice to know they can offer elegant beef dishes, salmon, chicken, vegetarian, etc... and they were all exceptional.

We chose to rent the bridal suite for the night and for getting ready. I LOVED this part of the day!! We also had our ceremony on site, which we loved!!! Our formal photos had such great backgrounds of rolling hills and trees... such a beautiful location.

We highly recommend Zukas for your event. I wish I could do it all over again and I would not change a thing about Zukas! They truly made it perfect for us and we cannot thank them enough. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
10/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Where do I begin? From the first visit, my husband and I fell in love with Zukas! We knew it was where our wedding would be held. Alyson and the rest of the staff really made our wedding dreams come true! All night our guests were complimenting the venue's beauty, food, facilities - we couldn't have agreed more! Our expectations were greatly exceeded. Beyond coordinating day-of logistics, Alyson was beyong acommodating and flexible. She was available any time of day during the entire planning process. She paid attention to every detail I threw her way. On our big day, the rain let up right before ceremony time and they were able to set up the chairs so that we could have our ceremony outdoors as originally planned. It couldn't have been more perfect! THANK YOU!
Where do I begin? From the first visit, my husband and I fell in love with Zukas! We knew it was where our wedding would Read more...
Where do I begin? From the first visit, my husband and I fell in love with Zukas! We knew it was where our wedding would be held. Alyson and the rest of the staff really made our wedding dreams come true! All night our guests were complimenting the venue's beauty, food, facilities - we couldn't have agreed more! Our expectations were greatly exceeded. Beyond coordinating day-of logistics, Alyson was beyong acommodating and flexible. She was available any time of day during the entire planning process. She paid attention to every detail I threw her way. On our big day, the rain let up right before ceremony time and they were able to set up the chairs so that we could have our ceremony outdoors as originally planned. It couldn't have been more perfect! THANK YOU! Read less
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jade
Wedding:
10/2/2011
5.0/5.0
As a former events planner and a restaurant critic in the Boston area, I hold venues to a higher standard than most. Zukas Hilltop Barn went above and beyond as a venue. The staff was extremely efficient while also being friendly, and I was blown away by the quality of the food. The cake is TO DIE for and it came out beautifully.The coordinator, Alyson, went far beyond the call of duty to make sure that the wedding went smoothly and that we were happy with how things were going. Most shocking is the final bill at the end of the night -- it was half the cost of what I would've spent in the city and was twice as good as anywhere I would've been in the city. I want to do it all over again so that I can get married here again!
As a former events planner and a restaurant critic in the Boston area, I hold venues to a higher standard than most. Zukas Read more...
As a former events planner and a restaurant critic in the Boston area, I hold venues to a higher standard than most. Zukas Hilltop Barn went above and beyond as a venue. The staff was extremely efficient while also being friendly, and I was blown away by the quality of the food. The cake is TO DIE for and it came out beautifully.The coordinator, Alyson, went far beyond the call of duty to make sure that the wedding went smoothly and that we were happy with how things were going. Most shocking is the final bill at the end of the night -- it was half the cost of what I would've spent in the city and was twice as good as anywhere I would've been in the city. I want to do it all over again so that I can get married here again! Read less
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amyb
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
We don't have enough good things to say about Zukas! Alyson was amazing! She went out of her way to make sure everything went perfectly. The day of our wedding was rainy - a bride's worst nightmare. Alyson was more than accommodating and let us wait until the last final minute to move the ceremony inside. Although we were initially disappointed, everything went so well. When we think back on the night the last thing on our minds is the rain. Our guests raved about the food (beef tenderloin and baked stuffed sole), the service and of course the venue. If we could do it all again we wouldn’t change a thing.
We don't have enough good things to say about Zukas! Alyson was amazing! She went out of her way to make sure everything Read more...
We don't have enough good things to say about Zukas! Alyson was amazing! She went out of her way to make sure everything went perfectly. The day of our wedding was rainy - a bride's worst nightmare. Alyson was more than accommodating and let us wait until the last final minute to move the ceremony inside. Although we were initially disappointed, everything went so well. When we think back on the night the last thing on our minds is the rain. Our guests raved about the food (beef tenderloin and baked stuffed sole), the service and of course the venue. If we could do it all again we wouldn’t change a thing. Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
9/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Lyn and Peter Zukas, and all of the staff (Alyson!!) were professional, caring, understanding, patient, amazing and everything we could have asked for. Our original wedding date was postponed because of Hurricane Irene and although we were sad to make the difficult decision to hold off until yesterday 9-5-2011 (only a week difference) it was worth the wait. Lyn Zukas gave us instant other options to figure out when we could reschedule to have our big day! Lyn Zukas is so wonderful and I would highly recommend her and her staff any day to anyone who wants to have an incredible wedding day. Tyler and I are so grateful that we were able to get married there and share our special day with so many amazing friends and family. Zukas is number one in my book!!!!!
A wife of one day so far!!!!
~Jenna Hubacz
Lyn and Peter Zukas, and all of the staff (Alyson!!) were professional, caring, understanding, patient, amazing and Read more...
Lyn and Peter Zukas, and all of the staff (Alyson!!) were professional, caring, understanding, patient, amazing and everything we could have asked for. Our original wedding date was postponed because of Hurricane Irene and although we were sad to make the difficult decision to hold off until yesterday 9-5-2011 (only a week difference) it was worth the wait. Lyn Zukas gave us instant other options to figure out when we could reschedule to have our big day! Lyn Zukas is so wonderful and I would highly recommend her and her staff any day to anyone who wants to have an incredible wedding day. Tyler and I are so grateful that we were able to get married there and share our special day with so many amazing friends and family. Zukas is number one in my book!!!!!
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Jenny
Wedding:
8/26/2011
5.0/5.0
We have nothing but amazing things to say about Zukas Hilltop Barn. It literally is a gem in the middle of the state that so few people know about. We've had many guests comment that it was the most beautiful place they had ever been to for a wedding and we completely agree. I had a lot of ideas about decor and Zukas was flexible enough to make sure our wedding day came out exactly how we had imagined. Alyson was great to work as well. She was more than helpful and always responded back quickly. In addition, the food was exceptional. Wedding food tends to be just so-so, but Zukas was above average. Many people have commented to us that they loved their dinners and the appetizers. I would recommend Zukas to anyone!
We have nothing but amazing things to say about Zukas Hilltop Barn. It literally is a gem in the middle of the state that Read more...
We have nothing but amazing things to say about Zukas Hilltop Barn. It literally is a gem in the middle of the state that so few people know about. We've had many guests comment that it was the most beautiful place they had ever been to for a wedding and we completely agree. I had a lot of ideas about decor and Zukas was flexible enough to make sure our wedding day came out exactly how we had imagined. Alyson was great to work as well. She was more than helpful and always responded back quickly. In addition, the food was exceptional. Wedding food tends to be just so-so, but Zukas was above average. Many people have commented to us that they loved their dinners and the appetizers. I would recommend Zukas to anyone! Read less
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Colleen
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Lynn and Alyson were wonderful to work with. They responded quickly to my emails and always made me feel like I had their complete attention. The setting could not be prettier. It was a big hit with our guests. I would recommend Zukas Hilltop Barn to anyone looking for a reception location.
Lynn and Alyson were wonderful to work with. They responded quickly to my emails and always made me feel like I had their Read more...
Lynn and Alyson were wonderful to work with. They responded quickly to my emails and always made me feel like I had their complete attention. The setting could not be prettier. It was a big hit with our guests. I would recommend Zukas Hilltop Barn to anyone looking for a reception location. Read less
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rcampbell
Wedding:
7/31/2011
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved everything about our wedding day and we could have not executed it without all our vendors especially Zukas. Alyson was FANTASTIC! From the moment we toured the venue until our wedding day she helped us with every detail. She was extremely attentive the day of the wedding and helped us with every detail that made it so special. Our guests loved the venue and the beautiful scenery. We also had a few guests that had specific food requests due to allergy, gluten, vegetarian and kids and were extremely impressed by the level of attentiveness and accommodation for these requests. We had a perfect day and we would highly recommend this venue to anyone that was considering it. We did use a few of their recommended vendors and they were fantastic as well and some of the other vendors that we used were very impressed by everything they did. Thank You Very Much Zukas for giving us our perfect day!!!
We absolutely loved everything about our wedding day and we could have not executed it without all our vendors especially Read more...
We absolutely loved everything about our wedding day and we could have not executed it without all our vendors especially Zukas. Alyson was FANTASTIC! From the moment we toured the venue until our wedding day she helped us with every detail. She was extremely attentive the day of the wedding and helped us with every detail that made it so special. Our guests loved the venue and the beautiful scenery. We also had a few guests that had specific food requests due to allergy, gluten, vegetarian and kids and were extremely impressed by the level of attentiveness and accommodation for these requests. We had a perfect day and we would highly recommend this venue to anyone that was considering it. We did use a few of their recommended vendors and they were fantastic as well and some of the other vendors that we used were very impressed by everything they did. Thank You Very Much Zukas for giving us our perfect day!!! Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Zukas was amazing! The food was delicious and Alyson was professional and prompt. We had a blast and everything went very smoothly! Would not change a thing :)
Zukas was amazing! The food was delicious and Alyson was professional and prompt. We had a blast and everything went very Read more...
Zukas was amazing! The food was delicious and Alyson was professional and prompt. We had a blast and everything went very smoothly! Would not change a thing :) Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Zukas was perfect. They took care of every little detail and you did not have to worry about a thing on your wedding day! They were amazing.
Zukas was perfect. They took care of every little detail and you did not have to worry about a thing on your wedding day! Read more...
Zukas was perfect. They took care of every little detail and you did not have to worry about a thing on your wedding day! They were amazing. Read less
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ameliaickler
Wedding:
7/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at Zukas Hilltop Barn was perfect. The staff was extremely accomodating and friendly. The food was excellent and the view was amazing. We made a special request to have strawberry shortcake instead of wedding cake and it was some of the best we have ever had. All of our guests have since called or written us to state what a wonderful time they had and how much they enjoyed the food. We have recommended Zukas to multiple other couples getting married and will continue to do so. Although we chose to have our ceremony at a church we took advantage of the beautifully landscaped grounds for pictures. We could not have asked for a more perfect reception.
Our wedding at Zukas Hilltop Barn was perfect. The staff was extremely accomodating and friendly. The food was excellent Read more...
Our wedding at Zukas Hilltop Barn was perfect. The staff was extremely accomodating and friendly. The food was excellent and the view was amazing. We made a special request to have strawberry shortcake instead of wedding cake and it was some of the best we have ever had. All of our guests have since called or written us to state what a wonderful time they had and how much they enjoyed the food. We have recommended Zukas to multiple other couples getting married and will continue to do so. Although we chose to have our ceremony at a church we took advantage of the beautifully landscaped grounds for pictures. We could not have asked for a more perfect reception. Read less
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Colleen
Wedding:
7/10/2011
5.0/5.0
I would recommend Zukas to everyone I know. It is a *beautiful* site, absolutely delicious food, relatively affordable if you are on a budget--especially if you pick meal items a la carte, personal, helpful and super organized. My guests loved it, and we loved it. I can't give them enough praise!

To give an example-- when we went for a group food tasting I called ahead to see if they would have any vegetarian dishes to try. They said they had a fixed plate they were offering that didn't include any vegetarian options. I expressed some light disappointment, but being vegetarian you are used to being flexible, and had assumed I wouldn't have a chance to taste test the meals, just appetizers and dessert. When I got there, they told me they prepared a special vegetarian ravioli dish just for me to try. I was so grateful that they went out of their way for me, I'll never forget it.

Plus there were various extra details that made the difference-- my husband and I stayed over in their bridal suite that night. Before we left for the reception for the suite Lynn Zukas gave us a basket with morning goodies-- milk, juice, muffins, danish, and two slices of wedding cake in case we didn't have a chance to eat one at the reception.

Thanks Zukas for making our special day extra special!
I would recommend Zukas to everyone I know. It is a *beautiful* site, absolutely delicious food, relatively affordable if Read more...
I would recommend Zukas to everyone I know. It is a *beautiful* site, absolutely delicious food, relatively affordable if you are on a budget--especially if you pick meal items a la carte, personal, helpful and super organized. My guests loved it, and we loved it. I can't give them enough praise!

To give an example-- when we went for a group food tasting I called ahead to see if they would have any vegetarian dishes to try. They said they had a fixed plate they were offering that didn't include any vegetarian options. I expressed some light disappointment, but being vegetarian you are used to being flexible, and had assumed I wouldn't have a chance to taste test the meals, just appetizers and dessert. When I got there, they told me they prepared a special vegetarian ravioli dish just for me to try. I was so grateful that they went out of their way for me, I'll never forget it.

Plus there were various extra details that made the difference-- my husband and I stayed over in their bridal suite that night. Before we left for the reception for the suite Lynn Zukas gave us a basket with morning goodies-- milk, juice, muffins, danish, and two slices of wedding cake in case we didn't have a chance to eat one at the reception.

Thanks Zukas for making our special day extra special! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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janie
Wedding:
7/8/2011
5.0/5.0
I couldn't be more pleased with this beautiful venue! My wedding reception was July 8th, 2011. They did a wonderful job! During the planning, Alyson was a joy to work with. She always responded to my calls or e mails with in reasonable time, usually with in the same day or next. All of our special request or changes were fulfilled. We were able to add in the beef tenderloin, which was not in our wedding package, without any problem. The food was AMAZING! All of my guests said it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding. The portions were filling, no one was left hungry. We also had a full icecream bar that anyone would love! I also appreciated that during cocktail hour, while we were getting pictures taken, Alyson offered my husband and I champagne and drinks, along with the hors d'oeuves. I felt like I didn't miss my cocktail hour. The tent was gorgeous! Even though it rained that day it was still beautifull. My cake was delicious, and they even decorated it to my satisfaction. My centerpeices and table set up was simply perfect. They just did everything right. I wouldn't change a thing!!! I would recommend this venue to anyone getting married! I can't say one bad thing about Zukas or the staff. This place is definitely worth, at least, taking a look at if you are planning a wedding!
I couldn't be more pleased with this beautiful venue! My wedding reception was July 8th, 2011. They did a wonderful job! Read more...
I couldn't be more pleased with this beautiful venue! My wedding reception was July 8th, 2011. They did a wonderful job! During the planning, Alyson was a joy to work with. She always responded to my calls or e mails with in reasonable time, usually with in the same day or next. All of our special request or changes were fulfilled. We were able to add in the beef tenderloin, which was not in our wedding package, without any problem. The food was AMAZING! All of my guests said it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding. The portions were filling, no one was left hungry. We also had a full icecream bar that anyone would love! I also appreciated that during cocktail hour, while we were getting pictures taken, Alyson offered my husband and I champagne and drinks, along with the hors d'oeuves. I felt like I didn't miss my cocktail hour. The tent was gorgeous! Even though it rained that day it was still beautifull. My cake was delicious, and they even decorated it to my satisfaction. My centerpeices and table set up was simply perfect. They just did everything right. I wouldn't change a thing!!! I would recommend this venue to anyone getting married! I can't say one bad thing about Zukas or the staff. This place is definitely worth, at least, taking a look at if you are planning a wedding! Read less
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Kelley
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
The staff at Zukas and their service was phenomenal. They made the day absolutely perfect and stress free!
The staff at Zukas and their service was phenomenal. They made the day absolutely perfect and stress free!
The staff at Zukas and their service was phenomenal. They made the day absolutely perfect and stress free! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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JLequin@landmark.edu
Wedding:
6/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Everyone at Zukas was great! Alyson is amazing! She always emailed me back promptly with great advice. I wish I coul redo the day bc it was awesome! Everyone had such a fun time.
Everyone at Zukas was great! Alyson is amazing! She always emailed me back promptly with great advice. I wish I coul redo Read more...
Everyone at Zukas was great! Alyson is amazing! She always emailed me back promptly with great advice. I wish I coul redo the day bc it was awesome! Everyone had such a fun time. Read less
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Robin Carroll
Wedding:
6/19/2011
5.0/5.0
We had the best experience with Zukas. They provided an exceptional level of service for our wedding! The venue was beautiful, the food excellent and service was great. I would highly recommend Zukas Hilltop Barn to anyone for their celebration. Allyson made the whole process so easy and everything ran incredibly smoothly! Thanks again!
We had the best experience with Zukas. They provided an exceptional level of service for our wedding! The venue was Read more...
We had the best experience with Zukas. They provided an exceptional level of service for our wedding! The venue was beautiful, the food excellent and service was great. I would highly recommend Zukas Hilltop Barn to anyone for their celebration. Allyson made the whole process so easy and everything ran incredibly smoothly! Thanks again! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Ashley
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Did an excellent job with everything. Would highly recommed them. Our wedding was perfect, we received many, many compliments.
Did an excellent job with everything. Would highly recommed them. Our wedding was perfect, we received many, many Read more...
Did an excellent job with everything. Would highly recommed them. Our wedding was perfect, we received many, many compliments. Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
6/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Perfect!!
Perfect!!
Perfect!! Read less
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Lyndsay
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
My wedding was everything I ever wanted and more. I couldnt have asked for everything to go any smoother then it did. The food was excellent, everyone loved it. I was very impressed with the staff and how organzied they all were to keep the night going perfect. The country view and price were my two selling points on this venue!

Lyndsay
My wedding was everything I ever wanted and more. I couldnt have asked for everything to go any smoother then it did. The Read more...
My wedding was everything I ever wanted and more. I couldnt have asked for everything to go any smoother then it did. The food was excellent, everyone loved it. I was very impressed with the staff and how organzied they all were to keep the night going perfect. The country view and price were my two selling points on this venue!

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slecuyer
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Zukas was more than we could have every asked for! They catered to our every need and were prompt to respond to any questions that we had. The service that our guests recieved was amazing as well as the food that we were served. I could never imagine being married anywhere else and hope to hold other events there in the future.
Zukas was more than we could have every asked for! They catered to our every need and were prompt to respond to any Read more...
Zukas was more than we could have every asked for! They catered to our every need and were prompt to respond to any questions that we had. The service that our guests recieved was amazing as well as the food that we were served. I could never imagine being married anywhere else and hope to hold other events there in the future. Read less
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mamadips
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Zukas' was absolutely worth every single penny we spent! From the advice, to the professionalism, to the food, and attention to every detail - our wedding was PERFECT! Alyson took such great care of us! Guests raved about the overall atmosphere, and especially the food! I encourage any wedding planners to check this venue out.....we wouldn't have changed it for anything!!!
Zukas' was absolutely worth every single penny we spent! From the advice, to the professionalism, to the food, and Read more...
Zukas' was absolutely worth every single penny we spent! From the advice, to the professionalism, to the food, and attention to every detail - our wedding was PERFECT! Alyson took such great care of us! Guests raved about the overall atmosphere, and especially the food! I encourage any wedding planners to check this venue out.....we wouldn't have changed it for anything!!! Read less
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HAPPY042311
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Everyone at Zukas was great, Alyson was superb on the day of the Wedding, she even helped out with the father of the brides vest on his tuxedo.
They answered every question we had, it is hard to plan a wedding and it was nice no matter how odd the question's we had, they answered it.
The food was out standing and the protion's was great.
Our guest did not walk away hungry and everyone was happy.
We chose Zukas because it truly was our day, there was no hotel guests peeking in on us, no golfers walking around, no bar at the end of the hallway with loud people. At Zukas, is your day and your day only.
Everyone at Zukas was great, Alyson was superb on the day of the Wedding, she even helped out with the father of the Read more...
Everyone at Zukas was great, Alyson was superb on the day of the Wedding, she even helped out with the father of the brides vest on his tuxedo.
They answered every question we had, it is hard to plan a wedding and it was nice no matter how odd the question's we had, they answered it.
The food was out standing and the protion's was great.
Our guest did not walk away hungry and everyone was happy.
We chose Zukas because it truly was our day, there was no hotel guests peeking in on us, no golfers walking around, no bar at the end of the hallway with loud people. At Zukas, is your day and your day only. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
4/17/2011
5.0/5.0
I would recommend Zukas to everyone!!! Every single part of our day was perfect thanks to them! The staff, management, food, setting, etc... all perfect!!! The place has so much character and it makes you and your guests feel like you are at home. The staff is so accommodating and so easy to work with!!
I would recommend Zukas to everyone!!! Every single part of our day was perfect thanks to them! The staff, management, Read more...
I would recommend Zukas to everyone!!! Every single part of our day was perfect thanks to them! The staff, management, food, setting, etc... all perfect!!! The place has so much character and it makes you and your guests feel like you are at home. The staff is so accommodating and so easy to work with!! Read less
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hsimmons
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
The whole team at Zukas was amazing! They worked with my husband and I to have our perfect dream wedding. They are even flexible when unexpected time issues happen.
The whole team at Zukas was amazing! They worked with my husband and I to have our perfect dream wedding. They are even Read more...
The whole team at Zukas was amazing! They worked with my husband and I to have our perfect dream wedding. They are even flexible when unexpected time issues happen. Read less
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marissa
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
wonderful venue and individuals are there for your every need.....would highly recommend if you enjoy the country....nice, quite, and quaint view
wonderful venue and individuals are there for your every need.....would highly recommend if you enjoy the country....nice, Read more...
wonderful venue and individuals are there for your every need.....would highly recommend if you enjoy the country....nice, quite, and quaint view Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
2/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Zukas is a true class act! It was more than we could have imagined for our wedding day. We have received nothing but compliments from the service and food to the atmosphere. Alyson is a pleasure to work with, accomodating, and fun! We would recommend Zukas to anyone who asks! 5 stars all over!
Zukas is a true class act! It was more than we could have imagined for our wedding day. We have received nothing but Read more...
Zukas is a true class act! It was more than we could have imagined for our wedding day. We have received nothing but compliments from the service and food to the atmosphere. Alyson is a pleasure to work with, accomodating, and fun! We would recommend Zukas to anyone who asks! 5 stars all over! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
10/1/2010
5.0/5.0
I had the best experience with Zukas Hilltop Barn. If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't have changed my venue. The staff was amazing. The food was excellent. The cake ( made by the owner of Zukas) was absolutely outstanding and beautiful. The Tent was generous and my guests raved about it. Zukas gave my husband and I the wedding of our dreams!
I had the best experience with Zukas Hilltop Barn. If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't have changed my venue. The Read more...
I had the best experience with Zukas Hilltop Barn. If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't have changed my venue. The staff was amazing. The food was excellent. The cake ( made by the owner of Zukas) was absolutely outstanding and beautiful. The Tent was generous and my guests raved about it. Zukas gave my husband and I the wedding of our dreams! Read less
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Jenjen
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Zukas was my dream wedding venue, outside but yet protected from the elements. Luckily for us there were none-Hurrican Early hit the night before and you would never know it even rained the next day. The location is so pictureesque, the only thing I regret is not taking more outside pictures, we didnt want to miss the party! For a bride it can be nerve racking to put your vision in someone else's hands and hope they get it. Get it they did and beyond-it was like they were inside my bran and knew exactly what I wanted. I felt like I was such a pain at times but they never made me feel that way, every request was followed through with as if it were no problem at all. There are a milion reasons to choose Zukas, but a huge factor for me was the remote location and how they only do one event per day. You didn't feel like you were being rushed. I would have spent a whole day there!
Zukas was my dream wedding venue, outside but yet protected from the elements. Luckily for us there were none-Hurrican Read more...
Zukas was my dream wedding venue, outside but yet protected from the elements. Luckily for us there were none-Hurrican Early hit the night before and you would never know it even rained the next day. The location is so pictureesque, the only thing I regret is not taking more outside pictures, we didnt want to miss the party! For a bride it can be nerve racking to put your vision in someone else's hands and hope they get it. Get it they did and beyond-it was like they were inside my bran and knew exactly what I wanted. I felt like I was such a pain at times but they never made me feel that way, every request was followed through with as if it were no problem at all. There are a milion reasons to choose Zukas, but a huge factor for me was the remote location and how they only do one event per day. You didn't feel like you were being rushed. I would have spent a whole day there! Read less
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LBC
Wedding:
8/27/2010
5.0/5.0
I was so pleased with every aspect of my experience with Zukas. They were so helpful throughout the whole planning process and made my wedding day a breeze. I got endless compliments on the venue itself (setting so beautiful) and how womderful their service was the day of. Love love love this place!
I was so pleased with every aspect of my experience with Zukas. They were so helpful throughout the whole planning process Read more...
I was so pleased with every aspect of my experience with Zukas. They were so helpful throughout the whole planning process and made my wedding day a breeze. I got endless compliments on the venue itself (setting so beautiful) and how womderful their service was the day of. Love love love this place! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/16/2010
5.0/5.0
I was just married at Zukas less than one month ago and it was amazing. The venue is gorgeous and all of the staff are friendly and helpful. People are still commenting how delicious the food was and they did a fabulous job executing my vision and everything could not have looked more beautiful. Zukas is perfect for anyone who is looking for a classic, elegant, beatiful setting with great views!
I was just married at Zukas less than one month ago and it was amazing. The venue is gorgeous and all of the staff are Read more...
I was just married at Zukas less than one month ago and it was amazing. The venue is gorgeous and all of the staff are friendly and helpful. People are still commenting how delicious the food was and they did a fabulous job executing my vision and everything could not have looked more beautiful. Zukas is perfect for anyone who is looking for a classic, elegant, beatiful setting with great views! Read less
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summerbride10
Wedding:
6/20/2010
5.0/5.0
We visited many different wedding venues, but none of them compared to the classic country elegance that we found at Zukas. During the planning process, Alyson, the wedding coordinator, was great to work with. She had excellent communication, and she made sure that every little detail was perfect on the day of the wedding. Our guests raved about the food, the scenery, and the friendly and helpful staff. Overall, Zukas is a wonderful place to have a wedding.
We visited many different wedding venues, but none of them compared to the classic country elegance that we found at Read more...
We visited many different wedding venues, but none of them compared to the classic country elegance that we found at Zukas. During the planning process, Alyson, the wedding coordinator, was great to work with. She had excellent communication, and she made sure that every little detail was perfect on the day of the wedding. Our guests raved about the food, the scenery, and the friendly and helpful staff. Overall, Zukas is a wonderful place to have a wedding. Read less
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camiic
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
The first word that comes to my mind when I think of Zukas is WOW. The staff was amazing (lynn and Allison ROCK). Every dream I had of what my wedding would be came true. The food was wonderful and Lynn and Allison helped us fufill our visions. Thank you for allowing us to be creative and having our vision. If you do not take the time to visit with this vendor you are not doing yourself justice......
The first word that comes to my mind when I think of Zukas is WOW. The staff was amazing (lynn and Allison ROCK). Every Read more...
The first word that comes to my mind when I think of Zukas is WOW. The staff was amazing (lynn and Allison ROCK). Every dream I had of what my wedding would be came true. The food was wonderful and Lynn and Allison helped us fufill our visions. Thank you for allowing us to be creative and having our vision. If you do not take the time to visit with this vendor you are not doing yourself justice...... Read less
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Jilllian
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Zukas was great! Alyson and Lynn were very professional and made our day clear and easy! Thank you!
Zukas was great! Alyson and Lynn were very professional and made our day clear and easy! Thank you!
Zukas was great! Alyson and Lynn were very professional and made our day clear and easy! Thank you! Read less
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Dena
Wedding:
9/22/2007
5.0/5.0
very professional...beautiful location...amazing food and presentation...the best kept secret in Massachusetts!
very professional...beautiful location...amazing food and presentation...the best kept secret in Massachusetts!
very professional...beautiful location...amazing food and presentation...the best kept secret in Massachusetts! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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michele
Wedding:
7/25/2009
5.0/5.0
You can't go wrong with Zukas! This truly is an ideal venue -- gorgeous grounds, amazing staff, delicious food, and the building itself is breathtaking. Zukas offers a ceremony site, tented or indoor reception, centerpieces, chocolate fountains, wedding cakes, fireworks...The options are endless!
You can't go wrong with Zukas! This truly is an ideal venue -- gorgeous grounds, amazing staff, delicious food, and the Read more...
You can't go wrong with Zukas! This truly is an ideal venue -- gorgeous grounds, amazing staff, delicious food, and the building itself is breathtaking. Zukas offers a ceremony site, tented or indoor reception, centerpieces, chocolate fountains, wedding cakes, fireworks...The options are endless! Read less
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JENNIFER
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Matt and I absolutely loved Zukas for our reception. Lynn, Alyson, and the staff were great. The grounds were beautiful. The venue was spotless inside and out. All of our guests were in love with the setting, the tent, the grounds...they loved it all and are still talking about it! We would highly recommend Zukas to any couple looking for a fun and unique wedding venue.

Matt and Jen Ruderman
Matt and I absolutely loved Zukas for our reception. Lynn, Alyson, and the staff were great. The grounds were beautiful. Read more...
Matt and I absolutely loved Zukas for our reception. Lynn, Alyson, and the staff were great. The grounds were beautiful. The venue was spotless inside and out. All of our guests were in love with the setting, the tent, the grounds...they loved it all and are still talking about it! We would highly recommend Zukas to any couple looking for a fun and unique wedding venue.

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Jessica
Wedding:
5/10/2008
5.0/5.0
Zukas provided an absolutely beautiful setting for our outdoor wedding and tent reception. A value for the service we never had a worry in our mind and everything was outstanding! We got many comments from our friends and family that we had one of the best weddings they had ever been to.
Zukas provided an absolutely beautiful setting for our outdoor wedding and tent reception. A value for the service we Read more...
Zukas provided an absolutely beautiful setting for our outdoor wedding and tent reception. A value for the service we never had a worry in our mind and everything was outstanding! We got many comments from our friends and family that we had one of the best weddings they had ever been to. Read less
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liz
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
our wedding at zukas hilltop barn was amazing thanks to alyson and the rest of the staff!! alyson was so helpful in the planning process, she was available to answer any questions we had leading up to our big day, and helped us to customize everything to meet our needs. our place card set up was unique and somewhat complicated and alyson took the time to make sure it was perfect on the day of our wedding! our guests are still raving about the food (which was amazing) and the scenery. the grounds at zukas are simply breathtaking. the entire evening was seamless; the food was served quickly and efficiently; and tables were cleared in a timely manner so the party could start! at the end of the night, our personal items were boxed up and ready to be put in the car as soon as the last song was played by the d.j. alyson, lynn and the rest of the staff are attentive to every detail, which is so important when you put so much into planning such an important event. it was a perfect day from start to finish!!
our wedding at zukas hilltop barn was amazing thanks to alyson and the rest of the staff!! alyson was so helpful in the Read more...
our wedding at zukas hilltop barn was amazing thanks to alyson and the rest of the staff!! alyson was so helpful in the planning process, she was available to answer any questions we had leading up to our big day, and helped us to customize everything to meet our needs. our place card set up was unique and somewhat complicated and alyson took the time to make sure it was perfect on the day of our wedding! our guests are still raving about the food (which was amazing) and the scenery. the grounds at zukas are simply breathtaking. the entire evening was seamless; the food was served quickly and efficiently; and tables were cleared in a timely manner so the party could start! at the end of the night, our personal items were boxed up and ready to be put in the car as soon as the last song was played by the d.j. alyson, lynn and the rest of the staff are attentive to every detail, which is so important when you put so much into planning such an important event. it was a perfect day from start to finish!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
We discovered Zukas Hilltop Barn when looking for an outdoor, rustic setting for our May 2014 wedding. I don't know how I came across Zukas but I am so glad I did.

Their wedding coordinator, Alyson, was a dream come true and helped us plan our dream wedding, responding right away to any questions we had. She helped coordinate the wedding we envisioned and ensured that our big day was as stress free as possible.

The location of Zukas is amazing and the views are spectacular. The food was probably the best I've had at any wedding before, starting with the cocktail hour right through the dessert.

For everything that came with the venue, the value could not have been better. To anyone looking for a romantic, rustic outdoor/tented wedding, I could not recommend Alyson and the Zukas team any more highly.
We discovered Zukas Hilltop Barn when looking for an outdoor, rustic setting for our May 2014 wedding. I don't know how I Read more...
We discovered Zukas Hilltop Barn when looking for an outdoor, rustic setting for our May 2014 wedding. I don't know how I came across Zukas but I am so glad I did.

Their wedding coordinator, Alyson, was a dream come true and helped us plan our dream wedding, responding right away to any questions we had. She helped coordinate the wedding we envisioned and ensured that our big day was as stress free as possible.

The location of Zukas is amazing and the views are spectacular. The food was probably the best I've had at any wedding before, starting with the cocktail hour right through the dessert.

For everything that came with the venue, the value could not have been better. To anyone looking for a romantic, rustic outdoor/tented wedding, I could not recommend Alyson and the Zukas team any more highly. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
After living in Spencer for 3 years, there was no other place I wanted to have my reception than Zukas! I knew from photos that it was BEAUTIFUL, but it well exceeded our expectations with price, food, service, and communication! Alison was FABULOUS! I would put a 10 for her for Responsiveness! She made herself available and answered any questions we had immediately! (sometimes I wondered if she ever slept!) I had many DIY centerpieces and decor and she set them up even better than I envisioned. Our guests raved about the food, and it was really awesome to have a vegan/gluten free options on the menu. Zukas is most known for it's outdoor tent receptions, but the indoor venue is an absolute gem, and I highly recommend an off season wedding at Zukas for anyone on a tight budget!
After living in Spencer for 3 years, there was no other place I wanted to have my reception than Zukas! I knew from photos Read more...
After living in Spencer for 3 years, there was no other place I wanted to have my reception than Zukas! I knew from photos that it was BEAUTIFUL, but it well exceeded our expectations with price, food, service, and communication! Alison was FABULOUS! I would put a 10 for her for Responsiveness! She made herself available and answered any questions we had immediately! (sometimes I wondered if she ever slept!) I had many DIY centerpieces and decor and she set them up even better than I envisioned. Our guests raved about the food, and it was really awesome to have a vegan/gluten free options on the menu. Zukas is most known for it's outdoor tent receptions, but the indoor venue is an absolute gem, and I highly recommend an off season wedding at Zukas for anyone on a tight budget! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
6/29/2013
4.9/5.0
Zukas Hilltop Barn is such beautiful farmland with pretty flowers and scenery, that extra flowers, decorations and uplighting were not needed! The service was excellent, the food excellent and Alyson did an awesome job! Thank you, Pete, Lynn, Terry and the staff for everything.
Zukas Hilltop Barn is such beautiful farmland with pretty flowers and scenery, that extra flowers, decorations and Read more...
Zukas Hilltop Barn is such beautiful farmland with pretty flowers and scenery, that extra flowers, decorations and uplighting were not needed! The service was excellent, the food excellent and Alyson did an awesome job! Thank you, Pete, Lynn, Terry and the staff for everything. Read less
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Ryann
Wedding:
10/5/2012
4.9/5.0
An amazing location for an intimate wedding, a hidden treasure. No traffic, your event is the one and only for the day, the grounds are beautiful and well maintained. Alyson (event coordinator) has the process down to a T. We meet with her twice; once to walk the grounds and again to make final choices of food/decor. Honestly there wasn't much more communication needed. They know what they are doing, take one thing off your plate - trust them, the event will run smoothly. We would do it all over again, exactly the same - such an amazing experience at Zukas!
An amazing location for an intimate wedding, a hidden treasure. No traffic, your event is the one and only for the day, Read more...
An amazing location for an intimate wedding, a hidden treasure. No traffic, your event is the one and only for the day, the grounds are beautiful and well maintained. Alyson (event coordinator) has the process down to a T. We meet with her twice; once to walk the grounds and again to make final choices of food/decor. Honestly there wasn't much more communication needed. They know what they are doing, take one thing off your plate - trust them, the event will run smoothly. We would do it all over again, exactly the same - such an amazing experience at Zukas! Read less
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Frenchy
Wedding:
8/27/2011
4.9/5.0
This is a wonderful venue for a wedding of 200 or so guests. Great staff and a welcoming atmosphere made for a great wedding reception
This is a wonderful venue for a wedding of 200 or so guests. Great staff and a welcoming atmosphere made for a great Read more...
This is a wonderful venue for a wedding of 200 or so guests. Great staff and a welcoming atmosphere made for a great wedding reception Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
We loved Zukas! Our guests gave us wonderful feedback on how beautiful the venue was. Alyson was SO helpful and responsive.
We loved Zukas! Our guests gave us wonderful feedback on how beautiful the venue was. Alyson was SO helpful and Read more...
We loved Zukas! Our guests gave us wonderful feedback on how beautiful the venue was. Alyson was SO helpful and responsive. Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
5/4/2013
4.8/5.0
Zukas is an amazing place. The staff is helpful, professional, calming and pros at ever aspect of a wedding. I could not say a bad word about them. We had a great time planning the wedding and everything we wanted for the big day was executed perfectly.
Zukas is an amazing place. The staff is helpful, professional, calming and pros at ever aspect of a wedding. I could not Read more...
Zukas is an amazing place. The staff is helpful, professional, calming and pros at ever aspect of a wedding. I could not say a bad word about them. We had a great time planning the wedding and everything we wanted for the big day was executed perfectly. Read less
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Brooke
Wedding:
9/8/2012
4.8/5.0
Zukas was the perfect venue for us! We wanted something that wasn't a traditional ballroom, a little rustic, definitely unique and it had to have awesome food. Luckily we found this little gem just 10 minutes from where we were getting married. Alison was great to work with - always responding to emails and making our dream wedding come true. The food was spectacular and people couldn't stop talking about the butternut squash raviolis. That was our vegetarian option and now I'm so bummed I didn't try it!

It poured on our wedding day, but luckily that was after pictures (side note: make sure your photographer gets to know the grounds - there's a great swing where some of our favorite pictures were taken). The water did come through the cracks where the tent met the building and Zukas' staff was pretty good about cleaning it up. Unfortunately our band couldn't play for a while because of this, but we made the best of it!

Looking back, I would have liked it if our cake was displayed during the reception. It was kept inside (maybe so it didn't soften), but it was only brought out to cut it and then it was gone! All in all, we had a fabulous time and our guests raved about the venue and the food. If you haven't considered Zukas yet, be sure to make an appointment!
Zukas was the perfect venue for us! We wanted something that wasn't a traditional ballroom, a little rustic, definitely Read more...
Zukas was the perfect venue for us! We wanted something that wasn't a traditional ballroom, a little rustic, definitely unique and it had to have awesome food. Luckily we found this little gem just 10 minutes from where we were getting married. Alison was great to work with - always responding to emails and making our dream wedding come true. The food was spectacular and people couldn't stop talking about the butternut squash raviolis. That was our vegetarian option and now I'm so bummed I didn't try it!

It poured on our wedding day, but luckily that was after pictures (side note: make sure your photographer gets to know the grounds - there's a great swing where some of our favorite pictures were taken). The water did come through the cracks where the tent met the building and Zukas' staff was pretty good about cleaning it up. Unfortunately our band couldn't play for a while because of this, but we made the best of it!

Looking back, I would have liked it if our cake was displayed during the reception. It was kept inside (maybe so it didn't soften), but it was only brought out to cut it and then it was gone! All in all, we had a fabulous time and our guests raved about the venue and the food. If you haven't considered Zukas yet, be sure to make an appointment! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
6/2/2012
4.8/5.0
Zukas Hilltop Barn is amazing! From the day we booked the venue, we knew that we made the right decision. The day of our wedding, it poured, so the ceremony was moved inside under the tent. I was sad that it had to happen that way, but the staff at Zukas did such a great job, that it was almost better than being outside! From the food, to the views, everything that comes along with Zukas will WOW your guests! If you are looking for a venue that is not a hotel, or a typical wedding location, I would recommend Zukas Hilltop Barn.
Zukas Hilltop Barn is amazing! From the day we booked the venue, we knew that we made the right decision. The day of our Read more...
Zukas Hilltop Barn is amazing! From the day we booked the venue, we knew that we made the right decision. The day of our wedding, it poured, so the ceremony was moved inside under the tent. I was sad that it had to happen that way, but the staff at Zukas did such a great job, that it was almost better than being outside! From the food, to the views, everything that comes along with Zukas will WOW your guests! If you are looking for a venue that is not a hotel, or a typical wedding location, I would recommend Zukas Hilltop Barn. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
5/18/2012
4.8/5.0
Zukas Hilltop Barn was a dream wedding location. Both the ceremony and reception were beautiful. We received numerous compliments about our wedding and how unique and wonderful it was. A huge part of it was Zukas itself. We were lucky to have great weather; I'm not sure if things would go as smoothly and be as nice if it had rained. The food was fresh and delicious. Their almond/raspberry cake is still being talked about. Alyson, the contact person, answered my e-mails each time, literally within minutes that they were sent. Little things, that make a huge difference, are taken care by the Zukas staff that makes your wedding day easier and more enjoyable. I would highly recommend Zukas to any couple looking to get married at a beautiful, unique venue.
Zukas Hilltop Barn was a dream wedding location. Both the ceremony and reception were beautiful. We received numerous Read more...
Zukas Hilltop Barn was a dream wedding location. Both the ceremony and reception were beautiful. We received numerous compliments about our wedding and how unique and wonderful it was. A huge part of it was Zukas itself. We were lucky to have great weather; I'm not sure if things would go as smoothly and be as nice if it had rained. The food was fresh and delicious. Their almond/raspberry cake is still being talked about. Alyson, the contact person, answered my e-mails each time, literally within minutes that they were sent. Little things, that make a huge difference, are taken care by the Zukas staff that makes your wedding day easier and more enjoyable. I would highly recommend Zukas to any couple looking to get married at a beautiful, unique venue. Read less
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RJLombardi
Wedding:
12/30/2011
4.8/5.0
Zukas was great in helping us create the wedding of our dreams on a starving college student budget! They also had the ability to make the wedding even more jazzy when we received help from family members in the budget department. The bridal suite is beautiful and Alyson the coordinator is fabulous. Extremely helpful and completely okay with random questions. They can make your wedding as elegant or funky as you like! Only problem was we couldn't do shots which made the best man kind-of sad but was probably for the best.
Zukas was great in helping us create the wedding of our dreams on a starving college student budget! They also had the Read more...
Zukas was great in helping us create the wedding of our dreams on a starving college student budget! They also had the ability to make the wedding even more jazzy when we received help from family members in the budget department. The bridal suite is beautiful and Alyson the coordinator is fabulous. Extremely helpful and completely okay with random questions. They can make your wedding as elegant or funky as you like! Only problem was we couldn't do shots which made the best man kind-of sad but was probably for the best. Read less
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mcastro
Wedding:
9/3/2011
4.8/5.0
The grounds at Zukas are absolutely breathtaking! The staff were extremely friendly and professional, and Alyson, the wedding coordinator was a delight to work with. They made us feel important and special. We could not have made a better choice. The day was like a fairytale.
The grounds at Zukas are absolutely breathtaking! The staff were extremely friendly and professional, and Alyson, the Read more...
The grounds at Zukas are absolutely breathtaking! The staff were extremely friendly and professional, and Alyson, the wedding coordinator was a delight to work with. They made us feel important and special. We could not have made a better choice. The day was like a fairytale. Read less
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Amy&DMB
Wedding:
10/17/2009
4.8/5.0
The Flexibility of the cake in the individual package, I would have liked to see a variety of design offered in cake. But cake was absolutely delicious and guests have commented on how much they loved it!!! Overall, it was a most spectacular day and all of my guests enjoyed themselves and offered many compliments of how beautiful the place and how greatly delicious the food was.
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The Flexibility of the cake in the individual package, I would have liked to see a variety of design offered in cake. But cake was absolutely delicious and guests have commented on how much they loved it!!! Overall, it was a most spectacular day and all of my guests enjoyed themselves and offered many compliments of how beautiful the place and how greatly delicious the food was. Read less
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Dan
Wedding:
5/23/2014
4.7/5.0
Zukas is a beautiful venue at an excellent value. There is really nothing else we could have asked for in a wedding site.
Zukas is a beautiful venue at an excellent value. There is really nothing else we could have asked for in a wedding site.
Zukas is a beautiful venue at an excellent value. There is really nothing else we could have asked for in a wedding site. Read less
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April
Wedding:
5/27/2012
4.7/5.0
Great venue, beautiful tent and gazebos as well as nice wood barn for cocktail hour and the bar. The owners and wedding coordinator are friendly and easy to work with, they even ordered in specialty beers for our event. We dropped everything including several homemade crafts and they made sure it was all set up and ready to go for us on our big day. No real complaints except that our ceremony got started a bit late because it was hot and sunny so they had guests under the tent and didn't start seating until 5:30 when we were to start. Though that lateness may have been more due to photography running behind than a fault of just the venue.
Great venue, beautiful tent and gazebos as well as nice wood barn for cocktail hour and the bar. The owners and wedding Read more...
Great venue, beautiful tent and gazebos as well as nice wood barn for cocktail hour and the bar. The owners and wedding coordinator are friendly and easy to work with, they even ordered in specialty beers for our event. We dropped everything including several homemade crafts and they made sure it was all set up and ready to go for us on our big day. No real complaints except that our ceremony got started a bit late because it was hot and sunny so they had guests under the tent and didn't start seating until 5:30 when we were to start. Though that lateness may have been more due to photography running behind than a fault of just the venue. Read less
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Lizzyaf320
Wedding:
5/6/2012
4.7/5.0
We were doing pictures after ceremony for maybe 20 min and zukas staff kept insisting we hurry it along so we went back inside and after our salad went back to try and finish we get three pictures in before they come out again. I had to split my pictures like this several times more till I gave up cuz it was interfering with enjoying my wedding. Forgot pictures with my nephews and mother. Besides that loved the way the food and cake tasted, nothing but good things from guests. It's a beautiful place to have a wedding and would do it again. We rented bridal suite to get ready in and it was beautiful as also.
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We were doing pictures after ceremony for maybe 20 min and zukas staff kept insisting we hurry it along so we went back inside and after our salad went back to try and finish we get three pictures in before they come out again. I had to split my pictures like this several times more till I gave up cuz it was interfering with enjoying my wedding. Forgot pictures with my nephews and mother. Besides that loved the way the food and cake tasted, nothing but good things from guests. It's a beautiful place to have a wedding and would do it again. We rented bridal suite to get ready in and it was beautiful as also. Read less
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Jessica Marchant
Wedding:
8/12/2011
4.7/5.0
My husband and I were married at Zukas Hilltop Barn in August 2011. Zukas is an absolutely beautiful venue for a simply elegant outdoor wedding. The staff is professional and extremely helpful, and the food is delicious. The only thing to keep in mind is that real candles are not allowed (they must be flameless). To counter this, they do offer flameless votives to purchase, or you can bring your own. Allyson, the coordinator at Zukas, is a pleasure to work with and makes you feel confident that your day will be as special as it possibly can be. Overall, Zukas is breathtaking, the staff goes above and beyond, and we have heard nothing but raving comments from our guests about our venue.
My husband and I were married at Zukas Hilltop Barn in August 2011. Zukas is an absolutely beautiful venue for a simply Read more...
My husband and I were married at Zukas Hilltop Barn in August 2011. Zukas is an absolutely beautiful venue for a simply elegant outdoor wedding. The staff is professional and extremely helpful, and the food is delicious. The only thing to keep in mind is that real candles are not allowed (they must be flameless). To counter this, they do offer flameless votives to purchase, or you can bring your own. Allyson, the coordinator at Zukas, is a pleasure to work with and makes you feel confident that your day will be as special as it possibly can be. Overall, Zukas is breathtaking, the staff goes above and beyond, and we have heard nothing but raving comments from our guests about our venue. Read less
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nursegrrl
Wedding:
12/31/2006
4.7/5.0
We cannot say enough good things about Lynn and the crew at Zukas. They made our New Year's Eve wedding and reception PERFECT! From accommodating food allergies to all of my thousands of questions, they were nothing but top notch all the way and the views, even in winter, were amazing!
We cannot say enough good things about Lynn and the crew at Zukas. They made our New Year's Eve wedding and reception Read more...
We cannot say enough good things about Lynn and the crew at Zukas. They made our New Year's Eve wedding and reception PERFECT! From accommodating food allergies to all of my thousands of questions, they were nothing but top notch all the way and the views, even in winter, were amazing! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
Zukas was a beautiful venue for our wedding.
Zukas was a beautiful venue for our wedding.
Zukas was a beautiful venue for our wedding. Read less
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jen
Wedding:
9/5/2010
4.6/5.0
We could not say better things about our reception venue. First of all, the wedding coordinator, Alyson Russo, was very attentive during all of the planning process. She was always available to answer our questions and really put our visions forth on our wedding day. She had all of our items ready that we had dropped off the day before (guest books, table name cards, place cards, etc). The only mistake was that I believe the staff mixed up one of the tables by putting the wrong name on the wrong table and as a result, close family like grandparents and aunts/uncles were upset and sitting in the corner. On the day of the wedding, she was supurb at bringing us drinks and hors doerves out onto the grounds during pictures.
The setting was so picturesque and the entire venue was so classy. The food was wonderful, as was the presentation. Our guests kept commenting on how beautiful the venue was, including the way the tables looked. The swan pond and fire pit were nice added touches.
We could not say better things about our reception venue. First of all, the wedding coordinator, Alyson Russo, was very Read more...
We could not say better things about our reception venue. First of all, the wedding coordinator, Alyson Russo, was very attentive during all of the planning process. She was always available to answer our questions and really put our visions forth on our wedding day. She had all of our items ready that we had dropped off the day before (guest books, table name cards, place cards, etc). The only mistake was that I believe the staff mixed up one of the tables by putting the wrong name on the wrong table and as a result, close family like grandparents and aunts/uncles were upset and sitting in the corner. On the day of the wedding, she was supurb at bringing us drinks and hors doerves out onto the grounds during pictures.
The setting was so picturesque and the entire venue was so classy. The food was wonderful, as was the presentation. Our guests kept commenting on how beautiful the venue was, including the way the tables looked. The swan pond and fire pit were nice added touches. Read less
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jennim9379
Wedding:
4/26/2008
4.6/5.0
We truly enjoyed our wedding reception at Zukas Hill Top Barn. The location is very unique and charming and was definitely a change from the normal hotel reception which is what we were looking for. Alyson their catering manager was extremely accommodating and helpful. It is a true family business which we loved. Alyson went out of her way to make things easy for us and we worked directly with both Lynn and Bill Zukas when necessary as well. The food was exceptional though they do not offer a tasting and the dessert buffet is something our guests are still talking about. Over all, we feel that we made the perfect choice, and we wouldn't change a single thing!
We truly enjoyed our wedding reception at Zukas Hill Top Barn. The location is very unique and charming and was definitely Read more...
We truly enjoyed our wedding reception at Zukas Hill Top Barn. The location is very unique and charming and was definitely a change from the normal hotel reception which is what we were looking for. Alyson their catering manager was extremely accommodating and helpful. It is a true family business which we loved. Alyson went out of her way to make things easy for us and we worked directly with both Lynn and Bill Zukas when necessary as well. The food was exceptional though they do not offer a tasting and the dessert buffet is something our guests are still talking about. Over all, we feel that we made the perfect choice, and we wouldn't change a single thing! Read less
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J.M.Forte33
Wedding:
10/16/2011
4.4/5.0
The location is amazing! Alison, the coordinator is a godsend the day of even our DJ was impressed how smooth everything was and my mom was glad she had to do nothing, just have fun.
The location is amazing! Alison, the coordinator is a godsend the day of even our DJ was impressed how smooth everything Read more...
The location is amazing! Alison, the coordinator is a godsend the day of even our DJ was impressed how smooth everything was and my mom was glad she had to do nothing, just have fun. Read less
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junebride060306
Wedding:
6/3/2006
3.8/5.0
Zukas was great. The planning process was very simple and there were no hidden fees or secrets. They give you a coordinator which was very helpful. Our coordinator ran the rehearsal the day before and brought the BP refreshments and snacks all day. We had the bridal suite to get ready and stay over that night. Which was so convenient. We had to have the ceremony under the tent because of the rain and they were very accommodating with me. I decided to have everyone huddle around the dance floor rather than sit at the tables for the ceremony. The service was great. The food was delicious, the little bit I had. The tent and tables looked beautiful. I wish there were more indoor places to take pictures. The indoor room where we had the cocktail hour has unfinished wood floors and I was walking around in there before the ceremony and my dress got filthy. It was partly my fault because I wasn’t paying attention and dragging the dress around. They said it was mopped daily. They did bring me things to help get the dirt out. All in all I was very happy with our reception and ceremony.
Zukas was great. The planning process was very simple and there were no hidden fees or secrets. They give you a Read more...
Zukas was great. The planning process was very simple and there were no hidden fees or secrets. They give you a coordinator which was very helpful. Our coordinator ran the rehearsal the day before and brought the BP refreshments and snacks all day. We had the bridal suite to get ready and stay over that night. Which was so convenient. We had to have the ceremony under the tent because of the rain and they were very accommodating with me. I decided to have everyone huddle around the dance floor rather than sit at the tables for the ceremony. The service was great. The food was delicious, the little bit I had. The tent and tables looked beautiful. I wish there were more indoor places to take pictures. The indoor room where we had the cocktail hour has unfinished wood floors and I was walking around in there before the ceremony and my dress got filthy. It was partly my fault because I wasn’t paying attention and dragging the dress around. They said it was mopped daily. They did bring me things to help get the dirt out. All in all I was very happy with our reception and ceremony. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.4/5.0
The venue is BEAUTIFUL and absolutely affordable.

At the end of the night the bar shut down really fast and they told us at 11pm that we needed everything off site by the end of the night. We ended up scrambling running into the bridal suite and all over the place to shove things into cars. It was a little stressful.

overall the food was AMAZING and Alyson was great to work with! I was also a little annoyed because we signed the contract in 2013 for a 2014 wedding and were told we'd get the prices from when we signed but then had to pay more.
The venue is BEAUTIFUL and absolutely affordable.

At the end of the night the bar shut down really fast and they Read more...
The venue is BEAUTIFUL and absolutely affordable.

At the end of the night the bar shut down really fast and they told us at 11pm that we needed everything off site by the end of the night. We ended up scrambling running into the bridal suite and all over the place to shove things into cars. It was a little stressful.

overall the food was AMAZING and Alyson was great to work with! I was also a little annoyed because we signed the contract in 2013 for a 2014 wedding and were told we'd get the prices from when we signed but then had to pay more. Read less
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Zukas Hilltop Barn responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your review and thank you for hosting your wedding day with us. To respond to a few of your complaints:
1. All of our literature explains that your bar will close a 1/2 hour prior to the end of your event.
2. All of our literature explains that all of your belongings need to leave the premise at the conclusion of your event. The waitstaff has your belongings packed up and ready for to you remove. Any personal items in the main building or bridal suite would need to be removed as well. We apologize if you felt rushed in anyway.
3. All of our literature explains that prices are not guaranteed until 90 days prior to your event. You received updated 2014 pricing in the fall of 2013 (at the tasting) and these prices did not increase before your event. Rental fees did not change from 2013 to 2014.
We were sorry to hear that you were disappointed with some of our services. Thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention.
Best,
Zukas Hilltop Barn
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b
Wedding:
8/10/2012
2.3/5.0
I will start by saying, we read a lot of the reviews before chosing this location. #1 was food, we were so disappointed. The roast beef came out cold, i don't even mean warm, it was cold. One guest after 3 requests for a warm dinner, brought his plate to the kitchen door. The second was, our waitress who was clearing the table of drinks that were full while we were on the dance floor. I as the brides mother brought a drink to the table, went out to dance , when i came back my drink was gone. Went back to the bar and had another drink which i took 2 sips from, left it on my table and went back to dance. i came back and my drink was gone again. My sister told me the waitress had cleared all the drinks on the table. I am embarasssed to think our guests had to spend extra money to replace drinks that were left on a table. The cake came and went just as fast, i did see it on the table, when i came back it had been cleared without even being touched. Coffee and tea were not served. i found out later they had a station set up for guests to get their own. It was served in a pump container like you would find in a gas station. Before the event i had asked that the napkins be folded in a certain way, i was told they didn't do it like that and i could come a few days before and pick up the napkins and do it myself. I will say the tent was beautiful. I am not a complainer by any means, but these things were to imporant to be over looked.
In response to Allyson, out of 50 guests who stayed with us in the hotel, about 30 had the roast beef, they all said their dinner was cold. I spoke with the bartender the night of the event about the staff removing full drinks from the table. It would have been nice if coffee had been served and guests did not have to go searching for it, or were told coffee is self serve. As you said, you do get complaints, everyone has a bad night, i'm sorry it happened at our event.
I will start by saying, we read a lot of the reviews before chosing this location. #1 was food, we were so disappointed. Read more...
I will start by saying, we read a lot of the reviews before chosing this location. #1 was food, we were so disappointed. The roast beef came out cold, i don't even mean warm, it was cold. One guest after 3 requests for a warm dinner, brought his plate to the kitchen door. The second was, our waitress who was clearing the table of drinks that were full while we were on the dance floor. I as the brides mother brought a drink to the table, went out to dance , when i came back my drink was gone. Went back to the bar and had another drink which i took 2 sips from, left it on my table and went back to dance. i came back and my drink was gone again. My sister told me the waitress had cleared all the drinks on the table. I am embarasssed to think our guests had to spend extra money to replace drinks that were left on a table. The cake came and went just as fast, i did see it on the table, when i came back it had been cleared without even being touched. Coffee and tea were not served. i found out later they had a station set up for guests to get their own. It was served in a pump container like you would find in a gas station. Before the event i had asked that the napkins be folded in a certain way, i was told they didn't do it like that and i could come a few days before and pick up the napkins and do it myself. I will say the tent was beautiful. I am not a complainer by any means, but these things were to imporant to be over looked.
In response to Allyson, out of 50 guests who stayed with us in the hotel, about 30 had the roast beef, they all said their dinner was cold. I spoke with the bartender the night of the event about the staff removing full drinks from the table. It would have been nice if coffee had been served and guests did not have to go searching for it, or were told coffee is self serve. As you said, you do get complaints, everyone has a bad night, i'm sorry it happened at our event. Read less
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Zukas Hilltop Barn responded with the following comments:

This is our reply to this customer:

Dear Barbara,
Thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention.  As you mentioned, all of our reviews from past weddings have been positive (mostly 5 star) and it a VERY rare occasion that we get a complaint about our service (food or staff).  So to hear that many of your guests were unsatisfied with their meals is a shock to hear.  A few meals were sent back to the kitchen (again a very rare occurrence at our events) and they were immediately brought a new dinner.

In regards to your guest that sent his meal back three times, it was me that he spoke with.  I will say that in my 8 years of service at Zukas Hilltop Barn (over 500 weddings that I have hosted) I have NEVER been spoken to so rudely and disrespectfully.  I was appalled by his behavior! 

As far as the drinks, our waitstaff would not remove a drink from the table unless it was empty or had been sitting on the table for a prolonged amount of time.  If a drink has been sitting for awhile and is watered down from melted ice then yes, it would be removed from the table.

Cake is served right before the dancefloor opens up for the evening.  I apologize if you feel the cake was removed too quickly.  Again, if cake is sitting there for a long time it will be removed.  The cake was not removed from the tables until the last hour of your event (over an hour after it had been served).  I am sorry if your family thought our waitstaff was rude when they asked to leave the cake on the table.  Like myself, most of our staff has been here for 5+ years and we always receive compliments on how professional and courteous they are.

You also mentioned that there was no coffee/tea service.  We use a very high end coffee (not gas station quality as your review mentioned).  Coffee service is available all evening. 

I am replying to your email within 24 hours (your review indicated that we were ignoring your complaints).  We strive to make all of our customers happy but this is not always obtainable.

Sincerely,
Alyson Russo
Zukas Hilltop Barn

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