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!




"The food is excellent. We still have guests commenting on it. Although the grounds, which are absolutely beautiful, held the initial appeal for us, the weather did not permit the outdoor ceremony for which we had hoped. However, we were not disappointed with the indoor ceremony by the fireplace. The interior design is classic and tasteful. Quality furniture, and traditional decor are complimented by the views of the grounds through the multi-pained windows lining both sides of the dining room. We would definitely recommend this facility. The quality of the food is well represented at the monthly brunch. We went with the "Private Wedding Brunch", as our wedding was on a Sunday morning. The appetizers were great, everything offered during the buffet was delicious."

Chris & Tricia

-  via Wedding Wire


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"September Wedding - Everyone loved the food and the grounds! Couldn't have picked a better venue!"

Christina G

-  via The Knot


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"My wedding night was beautiful. I had a lovely evening wedding outside in the gardens. The grounds are gorgeous! The staff and management were great! I received so many compliments on the venue selection from my guests. The food and service is amazing! I highly recommend this venue!"

Christina R

-  via The Knot


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"Overall, I would say Indepence Harbor was the perfect place to have our wedding. I have no regrets. The grounds and facility are beautiful. We had an outdoor ceremony that made for Amazing picturesque photos because of all the great flowers and landscaping. They can be kind of strict about details but I think that is to make sure everything goes smoothly. On the night of the wedding, the food was delicious and the staff was so professional and helpful. They really wanted to make sure everything was perfect for us. We got so many compliments about the venue. Multiple people told us they would have their wedding there if they could go back in time."

Dan

-  via Wedding Wire


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"Danielle said...
Wow! I was married at Independence Harbor on August 29, 2015. Planning the wedding was made easier by dealing with professionals. Connie and Anne were responsive and able to help address any concerns I had over the year of planning. It is obvious from the get go - they do this often and have a quality of delivering outstanding service that surpasses most. Leading up to the wedding they were helpful and honest in any questions I had. The grounds are some of the most breathtaking I have ever seen. The flowers and landscaping and work that goes into keeping this place so beautiful is something to be admired. I appreciate being able to visit IH several times and was able to see different ideas for the room, ceremony space and photo opportunities. While I truly believe the ceremony space is a ten - I also love the reception space! The room is different from a standard hotel ballroom as the dance floor is pushed forward and my guests LOVED it. iI felt like we were all on stage! The staff was great and Matty could not have been any more gracious and helpful. I swear working with him will spoil me for any event I plan in the future. He is calm, in control and pleasant which is exactly what you want on your wedding day. The food was amazing! The guests are still talking about it. I cannot thank Independence Harbor enough for their amazing work. The day was truly the most special day for us and we thank them for helping us have it. danielle&marshall

Wedding: 08/29/2015"

Danielle

-  via Wedding Wire


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"Daughter's Dream Wedding - I just wanted to take a minute and let you know how happy my husband and I were with everything at Jessica and Matt's wedding on Saturday. It started several months ago working with Connie and Anne. They were always available and answered all our questions quickly. I trusted their input and suggestions which made the decision making easier. The day of the wedding was perfect! First, the waitstaff could not have done a better job. They were attentive and pleasant and went above and beyond to accommodate all our guests. Second, the attendant assigned to the bridal party was tremendous! She did not slack at any time and made sure Jessica and Matt had everything they needed. And third, the food was delicious and everyone had what they wanted including those special requests. I also want to tell you what a fabulous job Matt did in the day of the wedding in keeping things moving and organized. He was tremendous and I completely trusted his expertise. I never once worried about anything. All in all, we could not have asked for a more perfect setting. It was such a memorable day. Thank you all so very much!! Dawna & Jim Proud parents of the Bride :)"

Dawna S

-  via The Knot


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"posted 11/28/2017

Independence Harbor was absolutely amazing!! Everything was perfect and the grounds were absolutely gorgeous for a fall wedding!! I’m so glad I got married there! ❤️
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Fall 2018

-  via The Knot


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"You HAVE to get married here!!! - We got married at Independence Harbor a few weeks ago and they are the reason that our big day went so smoothly. We had a lot of little details that we wanted incorporated in our wedding and they made it happen!!! Matt was the most tolerant and accommodating wedding coordinator I have ever met. Roberta, the head waitress, made sure that I ate and got to see all of the little details of the day. Connie and Anne were super helpful at answering any and all questions (there were lots) that we had leading up to, the day of, and after. The food was great and the grounds are gorgeous. We can't wait to get our pictures back to re-live the day again. AND we are so excited that they offer a Sunday Brunch, so we can keep going back to remember how good the food was at our wedding."

Gina H

-  via The Knot


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"Hannah said...
Independence Harbor knows how to throw a wedding and for what you are getting it is so reasonably priced! My husband and I were married there on June 3, 2016. The grounds are impeccable! I was worried that with such a cold spring everything would be dead or just starting to bloom. I could not have been more wrong. The grounds were stunning. It was the perfect ceremony location. For cocktail hour they take the wedding party's drink order before the ceremony and bring them out while we were taking pictures. They also bring over hors d'oeuvres. The food was delicious! My husband and I did not end up trying the food before the wedding so we were a little worried. They do tastings the first Sunday of every month and we never ended up making it up there. We didn't end up getting to eat a lot so they wrapped the food for us to eat when we got home. We ended up choosing to have the ice cream bar for dessert. It was a huge hit. During the planning process, Anne and Connie are with you every step of the way. They are always available to answer any questions. They really are a perfect team. Anne is very kind and accommodating. Connie is no BS kind of person that you can count on to get things done efficiently. They lay out everything you need to do and when it needs to be done by, which made planning fairly easy. Matt and Katie were our coordinators on the day of the wedding. They were FABULOUS. The day ran so smoothly. They seemed to be everywhere but were never intrusive. They kept the night moving without ever being pushy. One moment that really stuck with me was at the end of the night Matt came up to me to tell me we had not reached the cap we had put on the bar. He confirmed my address and said they would be sending a check for the remaining $145. I just found that to be so honest. I would have never known if they hadn't said. Thank you Anne, Connie, Matt and Katie for making our day so special!

Wedding: 06/03/2016"

Hannah

-  via Wedding Wire


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"I was married at Independence Harbor in early April. .... All of our guests raved about the quality of the passed appetizers as well as their entree's (we did seated). Our day-of wedding coordinator was Matt and he was absolutely amazing, he made sure everything was executed as we wanted and was the most flexible staff member we had dealt with. They make you pay for the cocktail hour upfront, which doesn't make sense since you have no idea how much it will end up costing at the end of the night. At the end of the day it is an ABSOLUTELY beautiful venue and I would highly recommend it to an organized bride who is flexible and doesn't get stressed out easily! Our guest count was around 185 and the venue cost was $12,500 which nets out at $70 per plate which truthfully isn't bad in comparison to a lot of the other venues we checked out."

Jackie A

-  via The Knot


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