Independence Harbor Testimonials

Since it’s inception in 1976, Independence Harbor has evolved into one of the most sought after destinations for wedding receptions and garden wedding ceremonies in Southern New England, But don't just take our word for it!  Below are testimonials from Wedding Wire, The Knot, Social Media Channels and personal messages sent to us directly!




"Reviewed On 11/03/2018 by Keith B
Me and my bride decided to plan our whole wedding in two months. Quite a daunting task, but Matt, Connie, and the rest of the IH crew helped every step of the way and made our wedding completely incredible! I used to work there, so I know how much hard work goes on behind the scenes, but I can affirm everyone gives 110%. Deb followed us with drinks and apps as we traversed all of the harbors grounds. She also gave us coffee when we needed it and even packed up our leftovers so we could enjoy them later. October 28 was the best day of my life and independence harbor made that happen."

Keith and Liane, Late October Wedding

-  via The Knot


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"posted 10/23/2018 by Mary B
I can't thank Independence Harbor enough for their exceptional service for our ceremony and reception. Anne and Connie were a delight to work with, they made the planning process a piece of cake. Matt and Brenda were awesome to work with for the rehearsal and day of the wedding. They had everything down to a tee and took any worry that we had away. Our wedding was a picture perfect fall day. The grounds at IH were immaculate, the flowers and greens were impressive. The place was absolutely beautiful. Everyone couldn't believe how perfect IH is kept. We choose to do buffet #2 because how could you pick just 2 entree's. The food was delicious!!!!!! Everyone raved at how good the food was and our ice cream sundae bar was a hit as well. IH can make all your dreams come true for a picture perfect wedding, just ask Anne and Connie, they'll assist you every step of the way."

Mary B October 2018 Wedding

-  via The Knot


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"From the first emails through our wedding Anne and Connie were very helpful and honest with advice and suggestions. The collaboration of their experience/ideas and our desire to have a traditional low stress wedding worked perfectly. Our whole evening was great and we have not heard a single complaint or problem from any of our guests. We can not say enough good things about our experience."

April 2015

-  via The Knot


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"Outstanding service all around! Couldn't be happier with their services."

April 2016

-  via The Knot


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"Overall, the service and food were outstanding! Matt and Kate who were in charge did an amazing job keeping everything in order. We all had an amazing time."

April 2016 2

-  via The Knot


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"There are no words to describe the experience we had here! Ann, Connie, and Matt are so incredible to work with. They made sure we were well taken care of at all times. My favorite part of this whole experience was the feeling like I was the most important bride they've ever worked with. I know I'm not but they made me feel like I was the only bride they were dealing with that month. The week of our wedding, they happened to change the carpet and paint in the ballroom. It was done in 3 days and it looks absolutely incredible. I loved being the only bride on the property! They do not give out shots and they've very particular about things they do and do not allow. As long as you understand their reasoning, you will absolutely not be disappointed with going with them! They make sure that you are more than taken care of and they check with you throughout the night. They left us the tray of hors d'oeuvres that were left over when cocktail hour was over and we got to pick at them as the night went on. We couldn't have asked for a better experience or a better venue to have our reception! We did not get married on the property but the setting is beautiful for a wedding as well!"

August 2018

-  via The Knot


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"Great Experience - Independence Harbor is a great venue for an outdoor wedding. The grounds are amazing and meticulously maintained. The staff was great, particularly Connie and Anne with their communication and help prior to our wedding and the waitstaff during the wedding. While we were taking pictures during the cocktail hour, one of their staff was always close by with drinks and a appetizers. We had a beautiful day, got lots of complements on the food and found it to be a great value."

Bill K

-  via The Knot


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"Hello Connie,

I just wanted to drop you a note to tell you how fabulous your staff and venue are! At the end of the evening all of your staff jumped in to help me dismantle and pack all of the centerpieces, etc., and in the many events I have done centerpieces for, this was the first time anyone helped me with the tear down.

I have been telling all of my friends, co workers and anyone else willing to listen to me, what a fabulous wedding event venue you have -- it is beautifully landscaped, wonderfully laid out, the food is fabulous, and I have never seen appetizers set out for the bride and groom and wedding party during the photo shoot at the end of the wedding -- fantastic idea and wonderful service.

All of your staff is phenomenal -- Matt did a fantastic job of orchestrating the event and supervising everything; the two bartenders worked very hard and very fast and all the guests I spoke with enjoyed their bar experience. The two (or three?) young ladies who served dinner were especially kind, thoughtful, and on the ball -- the meal service went very smoothly and those girls were just wonderful! And speaking of food, my prime rib was perfectly cooked and tasted terrific! I also heard lots of guests raving about the food -- quality and quantity.

I also want to thank you for your service in planning and setting this whole thing up -- your guidance was greatly appreciated!

In "short", thank you for a most wonderful wedding experience and thank you to your wonderful staff for making it all happen so flawlessly!

Sincerely,

Bonnie Sauer,

Mother Of The Bride"

Bonnie Sauer

-  via Personal


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"Carrie said...
I had my wedding here last night! It started off as a very gloomy rainy day and I was so upset but the second it started clearing up literally minutes before starting the coordinator Matt (who was fantastic) he came into the room and assured me I could still do my wedding outside! They sent people outside to dry chairs put out umbrellas the staff was incredible the food was great and it was a pleasure working with ALL of them extremely happy with my venue!!! Connie & Anne were also a pleasure to work with they made sure everything ran smoothly leading up to my wedding day!

Wedding: 05/26/2017"

Carrie

-  via Wedding Wire


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"Perfect! Everything was absolutely wonderful. The staff was very attentive and the grounds were breathtaking. The food was perfect and very generous portion sizes. Definitely get your monies worth and then some!"

Casey J

-  via The Knot


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