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Following are some recent notes about our happy couples:

We had our ceremony and reception in the historic Farmington wing of this venue, rather than in the more “traditional” ballroom side. We loved the historic character of all the spaces, antique furnishings, and exposed wood and brick; it was really perfect for us given our interests. Christine was a joy to work with in the weeks leading up to our wedding, and she really took the time to answer all of my detailed questions. Jake was our on-the-day point person, and he was just a doll. He was on top of everything, calm, kind, and just wonderful.

The food was delicious! It went above and beyond what one might expect from a “catering hall” or from “generic wedding food.” All of our guests were raving about the appetizers and the entrees.

I wish I could do my wedding all over again to spend more time at this place, with this staff, and eating this food!

- Wedding: 05/24/2014


Belle Terrace was the perfect location for our wedding reception – they offered everything we were looking for, and had absolutely perfect service. Elizabeth was amazing to work with – she was very responsive and accommodating. Jake did a fantastic job coordinating the day-of events – I didn’t have to worry about a thing on my wedding day. My guests had a wonderful time, everyone commented on how good the food was, and how everything ran smoothly. I would definitely recommend holding your event here!

- Wedding: 04/05/2014


Belle Terrace is a beautiful venue. We had our wedding in the old section of what used to be Avon Old Farms Inn. It’s a beautiful 18th century building, which includes the Farmington Ballroom, a blacksmith’s forgery, parlor, and the tavern (where cocktail hour is held). Our guests loved the venue, particularly its sense of history, and the food. We had dinner stations and chose the potsticker station in addition to the carving stations. Everyone raved about the food. Because we got married in January, which is wedding off-season, we were offered a great deal. We wanted to get married during the Christmas season (our wedding was right between New Year’s and epiphany) and couldn’t have picked a more beautiful venue. The Christmas decorations were gorgeous. The staff were always polite and helpful and made everything easy for us. (And if you have a wedding at Belle Terrace, choose Creative Cakes by Donna as your wedding cake option–her cake is amazing. We keep receiving compliments on it and it seemed that all our guests wanted to take pictures of it).

- Wedding 1/03/14


“My husband and I cannot thank Belle Terrace enough for giving us the perfect wedding. It was more than we could have ever imagined. The venue is stunning, the food is amazing, the staff are absolute professionals. Working with Elizabeth during the planning process was so incredibly easy – she was always very responsive, helpful, and accommodating. Desmond, who was our event coordinator for the rehearsal and actual wedding day, was the BEST. He was everywhere – making sure the set up was perfect, assuring everything was running on time and smoothly. And everything did go just as planned and looked exactly as we hoped. Our guests raved about the venue and especially the food. This is not typical wedding food. It is above and beyond anything you ever see at a wedding or large reception. Again, we cannot thank Belle Terrace enough. Engaged couples out there, check them out! You will not be disappointed!!”


“We had our son’s rehearsal dinner at Bella Terrace, wish we had the wedding there. Everything was perfect! Food was excellent, staff was incredibly accommodating. Beautiful venue, recommend the venue highly.”


“After having just been married at Belle Terrace at Avon Old Farms, I can tell you that the venue absolutely lived up to our expectations and beyond. Everything was exceptionally clean from the moment we walked in, and the bridal suite was much nicer than we had remembered it being. It was all ready for us with champagne and other drinks so that we could enjoy getting ready. The staff were very attentive (Jake in particular was great!) and made sure that even as the bride and groom we had food and drinks at all times. The service was fabulous for our guests and they all mentioned how wonderful the venue was. The staff really made sure that every single detail was worked out and that nothing was left to chance. I wholeheartedly recommend this venue for a beautiful location, great food and excellent service. We are so so thrilled we found this place as we looked at a number of others in Hartford and were consistently disappointed by their ripped linens, dirty carpets, unattractive views or less than polite staff. Finding this venue made up for all of the troubles in the search!”


“Beth, Jake and the rest of the team at Belle Terrace were absolutely phenomenal. We walked away without a single, solitary complaint. Every request was met quickly and with courtesy and professionalism. The service was exceptional, and our guests raved about the food all night long. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!”


“Belle terrace made my daughter’s wedding the most incredible day to remember. The food was delicious the tables were gorgeous. My florists flowers made the tables look beautiful. And let’s not forget Jake that made everything happen. There was not any detail that he did not attend to . It was a magical night. Thank you everyone at Belle Terrace.”


“From the moment we took a tour of Belle Terrace to the day of our wedding, we loved everything about the venue. Elizabeth, Christine and the rest of the team were extremely professional, always very responsive, and made wedding planning so easy. We had 200 people attend our wedding, and despite this being close to maximum capacity at Belle Terrace, everything was flawless. The food was absolutely phenomenal – our guests raved about the hand passed appetizers and their entrees, and surprisingly, there was never a line at the bar! We were so impressed with Jake, who managed everything the day of the wedding. He made us feel so at ease and was very professional and organized. Everything was set up perfectly right down to every detail. Belle Terrace really exceeded our expectations and made our wedding day a dream come true!”


“The shower went beautifully.  The presentation of the reception was beautiful, the brunch was fabulous and the rooms were beautifully done.  Thank you so much for your expertise in making this a wonderful day for Courtney.  Everyone couldn’t stop talking about how wonderful everything was.”


“Elizabeth – I just wanted to write you a quick note and thank you so much for a beautiful shower at Belle Terrace for our daughter Maura. It was absolutely perfect in every way. The food was exceptional and setting gorgeous. I want to particularly thank Jake (even went out to my car with some gifts at the end for me…!!!) and Julie, who provided such exceptional service, and all with a smile. We had a wonderful time! I appreciate all the planning you did  and your staff executed it to perfection… It was wonderful working with you…Thanks so much again!”


Amanda Ritsick (Kraimer)

Hi Christine!!

I cannot wait to write your reviews online and tell everyone how great you are, but I personally wanted to thank you for a spectacular event. I will never forget it as long as I live. It could not have been more perfect and it is all thanks to your hard work and willingness to work with us to create our vision. I still to this day am receiving comments from friends and family letting us know how amazing the night was. The food was beyond expectation – absolutely delicious, and the ambiance you created for us – from the place settings, the bar etc – were devine!

I know your job must be stressful as you are responsible for a big moment in people’s lives (among other events) but in the end I hope it is all worth is for you because you really do make people’s dreams come true.

Take Care.
Amanda Ritsick (Kraimer)


MaryAnn D’Ambrosio, MBA, Ph.D.
Y.E.S. Prosperity Coach

Dear Matt,

A gigantic thank you to you and your staff for creating the perfect brunch for Stephanie’s bridal shower. The food was delicious, the servers highly attentive and professional and the sun-filled cheery room was just the right size for our intimate gathering.

The guests loved the venue and had a great time! And, Stephanie was totally WOWed with this experience and is still in the after-glow! : )

Thank you for being wonderful to work with and creating a magical day for Stephanie, the bridal party, our family and friends!

With gratitude,
MaryAnn
Y.E.S. Prosperity Coach


Jessica Signor, Student Bar Association, UCONN Law School

The overall atmosphere of Belle Terrace was absolutely breath taking. The event space has the most gorgeous architectural details combined with lovely décor. Combined with the event set-up and the extraordinary staff, the venue was lovely. The addition of the outside space made for a nice outdoor alternative for guests. The ballroom was really lovely. Every table was set to perfection and made for a lovely evening. The food in particular was outstanding. We chose a chicken dish for our event. It was both our opinion and that of everyone else with whom we sat that it was the moistest chicken they had ever had at a catered event (in some cases, the moistest chicken ever). For our table, every bite was better than the previous. Truthfully, the food was better than most restaurants where meals are cooked from scratch, let alone a catering venue where a chef is making the same meal for 150 people.

Jessica Signor
Student Bar Association
UCONN Law School


Marilyn, The Simon Konover Company

Thank you, Matt.

Everything yesterday was perfect…we could not have asked for more. Your staff was wonderful, the food was terrific, and the venue was amazing. Thank you for all your help. I hope to come back soon.

Marilyn S.
Executive Assistant
The Simon Konover Company