Barberry Hill Farm has all of the delights one might hope for on a farm. Stands bursting with colorful produce stacked in crates. Ducks waddle past whitewashed barns, chickens scratch in the yard, and sheep gather under the maple trees in the pasture.
A family farm in Madison, Connecticut, the owners cultivate vegetables and cut flowers on the property. Grown with old fashioned methods, and without pesticides, the fresh produce, their CSA program is in high demand. The property has been in the Goddard family for nearly a century, but they really started developing it into a working farm just a few decades ago. And now the farms crops run the gamut from blueberries to maple syrup.
For couples looking to tie the knot on an idyllic farm, a Barberry Hill Farm wedding fits the bill perfectly. Guests drive up through white gates and down a tree-lined lane when they arrive. Ceremony chairs can be set up on the lawn, under ancient, spreading trees. The rustling breeze and distant contented farm sounds provide background music. Reception tables can be set up on the lawn. Tents are recommended in case a rain comes up. And a bonus is that minimal décor is needed – the property already brims with beauty.
One of the charming things about this farm is that it is uniquely beautiful in every season. In springtime blooming bulbs abound and you might even spot a baby lamb. During the summer months, fresh produce rolls in each day – the farm’s specialty is heirloom tomatoes. And fall brings cool, crisp air and beautiful changing colors. Leaves float down and create a colorful carpet.
The fields of flowers, picket fences, and tree-lined dirt roads all provide scenic backdrops for your wedding day photos. And as you know, I’m always on the lookout for great photo ops. So if farm nuptials appeal to you, consider having a Barberry Hill Farm wedding.