A Connecticut LGBTQ couple poses for a portrait during their BADSONS beer company wedding day.

Wedding Venue Feature: BADSONS Beer Company

Vibe and FeaturesBrewery with beer vibes, laid-back atmosphere, geared to receptions
Guest Capacity150
Location251 Roosevelt Dr.
Derby, CT 06418
Similar VenuesKinsmen Brewing Company, The Hops Company

If you live in Connecticut, you’re probably aware that craft beer is a popular theme and social industry in the state. Well, beer lovers get married, too. Here’s some info about having a BADSONS brewery wedding day.

History of BADSONS Beer Co.

Two grooms enjoy sips of beer during their wedding at BADSONS beer company.

BADSONS Beer Co., also known as BAD SONS, is a brewery in Derby, Connecticut. It’s a full-blown, self-contained operation, complete with brewing and a taproom on site. While great for beer lovers, BADSONS is also perfect for your next event, even if you’re not specifically looking for a beer or wine wedding venue in CT.

The brewery opened in the summer of 2017. The founders are brothers Mark and Bill DaSilva. The name, BADSONS, is actually an acronym taking into account seven towns in the Lower Naugatuck Valley, where the founders grew up: Beacon Falls, Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Oxford, Naugatuck, and Shelton.

Venue Vibe and Features

The front of BAD SONS Beer Company in Derby, CT.

The BAD SONS Beer Company motto is “Badass Beer for Goodass People.” Undoubtedly, this unapologetic approach to beer (and fun) is what couples love about having their weddings here. Here are some more details:

Tasting Room

This is the main front, open to the public seven days per week. It’s a happening spot, complete with a patio and outdoor games when the weather allows. (Your wedding at BADSONS brewery won’t really utilize this space.)

As far as the beer goes, BAD SONS Beer Company specializes in IPAs. They have many selections in cans and on tap, even getting into canned cocktails as well.

BADSONS Barrel Room

Two grooms adjust their bowties during their wedding at badsons brewery.

The Barrel Room is the BAD SONS private event space. It’s to the left of the public brewery area when you face the main entrance. Conveniently, you and your guests will have your own entrance/exit here. It’s more of a wedding reception or party space.

At over 3000 square feet, tt’s a good-sized rectangular room, complete with its own bar and bathrooms. There’s room just outside for your food truck caterer to pull up and serve.

By the way, the brew area is situated in between the Barrel Room and Tasting Room. As long as you have permission, the staff may escort you here to take photos.

Outside the Brewery

I’m a wedding photographer and have fun making interesting photographs out of seemingly normal locations.

Therefore, the outdoor grounds of BADSONS are really appealing to me. It’s an industrial area with plenty of brick.

Other Photo Locations Near BADSONS Beer Company

One groom adjusts the other's bowtie during their LGBTQ Connecticut wedding.

As you plan your wedding at BAD SONS Beer Company, keep logistics in mind. Depending on your plans, the following Lower Naugatuck Valley photography locations may be of interest:

Also, New Haven is about 30 minutes away (again, depending on your wedding day timeline).

BADSONS Brewery Wedding Pricing

Here’s some pricing info for Barrel Room weddings at BAD SONS Beer Company:

  • A base rental fee of just over $2000 for all-day access (12 PM to 11 PM) or just under $1000 for a three-hour rental
  • One or two beer servers at the bar, including open bar or prepaid options for beverages
  • Usage of about 20 tables and benches

BADSONS is an affordable CT wedding venue, ideal for you if you’re looking for a blank slate. Again, the one thing that BAD SONS doesn’t provide is food service. Fortunately, I have a CT food truck guide that may help.

A BADSONS Beer Company Wedding Celebration

Two grooms sit next to each other in front of a brick wall while holding beers during their BADSONS brewery wedding day.

After privately tying the knot, Danny and Chris contacted me about photographing their celebration event for their wedding at BADSONS Beer Co.

You’ll notice in the photos throughout this post that they had a great, casual wedding celebration. Laid-back weddings like this are awesome, proving that getting married doesn’t have to be stressful.

Their caterer was EST Pizza Truck. Beer was by BAD SONS, of course!

Learn More

Use the links below to start the conversation with BAD SONS Beer Company for your wedding plans.

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