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!




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Stacey Silva , married on 12/01/2018
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Love love loved the food!!

I had my wedding reception here on 12/01/18, 5:30-11:00pm and everyone had a great time!

Everyone loved the food! When we booked our date, we were given a certificate to go to their brunch buffet to taste some of the food options they had. We ended up picking the Chicken Portuguese and the Prime Rib. Both were to come with mashed potatoes and veggies but I requested that the chicken come with rice/veggies and they did it with no problem!
The cheese/cracker/fruit display was amazing as it was decorated with food carvings!
We also had soup and salad, and the salad dressing was delicious! I was very impressed with the soup, it was so good and it was a full bowl (not just a little half-filled cup)!
I was nervous that we couldn't taste the soup or any appetizers before the wedding but everything came out great!! (we had veggie egg rolls, stuffed mushroom caps, tomato bruschetta, and chicken and pineapple skewers!! So good!)

I also loved the grounds, even for December everything looked beautiful and they had lights in the trees and the gazebo!
While planning Anne and Connie were very very flexible with certain things, but somewhat strict with others (but during the night of it wasn't a big deal!). We were able to set up as many meetings as we wanted, and even when we asked the same questions at each meeting they always answered them and helped us make decisions (we booked our wedding two years in advance so it was no wonder that I had forgotten the answers to the questions we had asked 1+ years ago!)
In addition, Anne and Connie always answered our emails very promptly!
In the week prior to our wedding we met Matt who was there on the night of our wedding, and he really was awesome to work with! He explained everything to us and answered all of our last-minute questions!
The night of our wedding the staff was great! very attentive and friendly!

Over all it was a great night and we thank Independence harbor for helping to make our special night so amazing"

Stacey December 2018 Wedding

-  via Wedding Wire


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"Reviewed On 5/22/2019 by Brittany S
The staff was so helpful and made my wedding day magical! Very fair prices and very organized!"

Brittany 2019

-  via The Knot


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"My husband and I were so happy to have chosen Independence Harbor for our wedding (ceremony & reception). We had an evening ceremony outside in the gazebo and the ambiance, with the sun setting amidst all of those beautiful flowers and trees, could not have been more inviting. The reception room is also very beautiful and spacious, having been renovated just a short time ago. The environment certainly enabled our guests to feel at ease and so many have told us how much fun they had. The coordinators at I.H. did a superb job in helping us to plan our event. Likewise, all of the staff who assisted us on our wedding day were very accommodating and always professional. The food was outstanding! Need we say more? In closing, we highly recommend Independence Harbor to anyone who is searching for a wedding venue."

Dr. Lisa Raposa Millar

-  via Wedding Wire


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"J said...
Independence Harbor... is... amazing! From the awesome ladies we worked with to book the venue, choose the menus, and discuss the decor/color scheme to the incredible staff who worked on the day of our wedding coordinating the ceremony, ensuring that our guests were well cared for, and that there was enough time to do everything we wanted to do, everyone and everything was PERFECT. We found this place via web search while checking out venues in Massachusetts area and despite going to ~6 difference places we fell in love with this place. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous and offers a great combination of indoor/outdoor for those looking for an outdoor wedding. There's no need for additional decor, really, because the beauty and charm that's already there definitely speaks for itself. The people we worked with were so on top of things, which is invaluable when planning something like your wedding day. They were seriously the best and helped make the whole (typically stressful) event relatively painless! The whole experience was little short of perfect. It was worth every penny and was very competitively priced at that. Furthermore, they offer brunch once a month where you can go and taste their (fantastic) food! We got so many compliments on the food from our guests! If we are able to, we plan on going there for brunch in the years to come around our wedding date because we loved the place that much. Highly, highly recommend!! Please check this place out at the very least. You won't regret it!

Wedding: 06/11/2017
Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Reviewed On: 01/29/2018"

June 2017 Wedding

-  via Wedding Wire


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"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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