Stone Acres Farm Weddings
Outdoor, farm/garden atmosphere, plant life, tent reception
Essentially none (see later notes)
393 N Main St.
Stonington, CT 06378
Tucked away in Stonington Borough just a stone’s throw away from the Point and downtown Mystic, Stone Acres Farm offers 63 acres of natural bliss for your wedding day. I met with Jane Meiser, Stone Acres’ Director of Operations and Events, to hear firsthand what this Connecticut wedding venue has to offer you on your wedding day.
Before you read on for the full feature, take a look at this quick video summary on YouTube, including a message from Stone Acres Farm on why you should consider them for your wedding day!
Venue Vibe and Features
Here are some of the key features of Stone Acres Farm:
- Outdoor weddings
- Preparation suite available for rental
- No minimum or maximum guest count
- Open-air ceremony courtyard
- Tented and open-air reception area
- Multiple preferred caterer choices
As a wedding venue, Stone Acres Farm provides a great balance between picturesque New England views and rustic farm feels. The name says it all, folks:
- Stone: This is beautiful Stonington, which I’ve told you about before. Legend has it that the name pertains to the abundance of stone walls and…stones. If you’re considering a southeastern Connecticut wedding, Stonington should definitely be towards the top of your list.
- Acres: With 63 of them on Stone Acres Farm, there will be ample opportunity for your wedding day photo ops. But the land is about more than just aesthetics: Stone Acres Farm and its business partner team feel strongly about farm-to-table provisions and sustainable farming practices.
- Farm: Rooted in sourcing food responsibly, Stone Acres Farm grows vegetables every year, including both seedlings for your garden and vegetables for your dinner table. It’s involved in restaurant partnerships, too, including its local sister restaurants Oyster Club, Engine Room, and Grass & Bone.
- Nature: A wedding at Stone Acres Farm is a plant-lover’s dream. The beautifully-manicured grounds include flowers, trees, shrubs, and vines. There’s also a greenhouse. The staff take excellent care to keep the venue looking beautiful. This makes sense when you think about the farm’s roots (I apologize for the pun).
And regarding guest counts, Jane made it clear to me that Stone Acres Farm can reasonably accommodate a wedding of any size. The property is quite large, so this makes sense!
History and Other Info
Anchored in the Connecticut farming industry since 1765, Stone Acres Farm has an interesting history as a wedding venue here in the southeastern part of the state. It survived the Revolutionary War, used to be a dairy farm, and has maintained some family ties over time.
This Hartford Courant piece is a great profile of Stone Acres’ modern beginnings. Its current chapter starts in 2015. At that time, Jane and her restauranter husband, Dan, joined a team of investors who purchased the farm. This fits really well with the vision of 85th Day, the restaurant group of which they are a part. Ever heard of three little Mystic restaurants named Oyster Club, Grass & Bone, and Engine Room? Yeah me neither (we call that sarcasm!).
Have a look at these photos to see what Stone Acres Farm has to offer you.
Mary and Ted’s Stone Acres Farm Engagement Session
I had the pleasure of photographing Mary and Ted’s engagement session at Stone Acres Farm this fall. Check it out! Their fall 2021 wedding here is going to be a blast and we’ll be sure to take advantage of these great views at that time, too.
Learn More About Stone Acres Farm Weddings
As you plan your Connecticut wedding, you’ve got options for checking Stone Acres Farm out. You could join them for one of their summer evening dinners. If cooking and/or gardening is your thing, then visit their Farm Stand Market. Or, just contact Jane outright and express your interest!
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