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!




"A Fun Independence Harbor Wedding Recap Video!"

Video Testimonial

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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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"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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"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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"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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"Independence Harbor is a wonderful place for a wedding! We had our reception their on Oct. 22, and it was amazing!!!! Starting with Anne & Connie, I can't say enough about how wonderful they are! They were always willing to answer any questions I had..they were responsive via email and phone! Maddie was our coordinator and she was great. Deb (I hope that's her name) was great! She was very attentive with us, our meals, drinks, etc. I thought that it would be jammed since we had 210 people but it was very roomy. The fireplace was a nice touch and friends and family loved taking pictures in front of it. It was wonderful! I can't tell you how many compliments I received on the venue and the food. I had a lot of critics, since my family is Italian and they are very particular with their food. Everyone was very pleased with their meals, which I was VERY HAPPY! It's horrible when you go to a wedding and the food stinks...well IH knows what they are doing! Everything was amazing!!!"

Cat

-  via Wedding Wire


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"The staff at IH was incredible! From planning, to the big day, it went off without a hitch. They always answered my emails quickly, and made planning easy. I could not have asked for a better wedding day. Matt was our coordinator, and he put me at ease. Not one thing went wrong that day. Martha was an absolute sweetheart, and was always checking to make sure we had everything we needed. I got many compliments on our choice of venue, and on the food. For the cocktail hour, we got the mac and cheese bar, and it was a hit! The dinner was delicious, and the ice cream sundaes they served with the cake was an excellent end to the day. We would recommend Independence Harbor to any couple looking for a gorgeous venue and a perfect, stress free day."

Cheryl

-  via Wedding Wire


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