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Our Catering Partners

A Thyme To Cook
426 NW Corner Road
North Stonington, CT 06359
(860) 887-5932

Cloud Nine Catering
256 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
860-388-9999

Coastal Gourmet
769 Stonington Road, Route 1 Stonington, CT 06378
860-572-1111

Gourmet Galley Catering
860-440-3315


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General Information

•Available for evening functions from 5:00pm to 10:00pm from June through September.
•Exclusive use of the venue with only one event per day.
•Sweeping lawns, spectacular gardens and interesting farm animals.
•Accommodates 150 guests.
•A 40 by 80 foot, triple peak tent with 8-foot cathedral window sidewalls.
•On-site wedding ceremonies.
•Salem Herbfarm staff present throughout the entire event.
•Centrally located between New York and Boston on a picturesque Connecticut farm.



Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the rental fee?
How long do I have use of The Salem Herbfarm venue?
Does The Salem Herbfarm provide catering or may I bring my own?
Can I have my event catered by a caterer not on the Salem Herbfarm list?
What about decorations, flowers and any other special arrangements I may want?
Are candles allowed?
What are the delivery, set-up and takedown schedules?
How do I arrange for music and dancing for my event?
Do you have on-site parking available for my guests?
Can The Salem Herbfarm host wedding ceremonies?
How is liquor service handled?
Is a representative from The Salem Herbfarm on-site and available throughout my event?
Is The Salem Herbfarm event venue available for smaller functions like birthday parties or family gatherings?



What is included in the rental fee?
The Salem Herbfarm provides a 40 by 80 foot tent. Eight-foot sidewalls with cathedral windows are available at no extra charge. The venue also includes complete access to the grounds immediately adjacent to the tent and the three formal gardens, parking for 35 cars, field parking for an additional 40 cars when weather allows, and space for a 20 foot by 20 foot catering tent. A bride's changing room is also available inside the gift barn as well as a handicap accessible bathroom on the south side of the barn. General access to the gift barn and greenhouses is not available.

How long do I have use of the Salem Herbfarm Venue?
The rental period is seven and one half hours. Two hours are included for set-up, five hours for the event (5:00 to 10:00pm) and one half hour for breakdown.

Does The Salem Herbfarm provide catering or may I arrange for my own?
We have a limited number of select caterers available to service your special event. Since each caterer is familiar with The Salem Herbfarm layout and facilities this will ensure that your special day is stress free with the highest level of quality and service possible. Working directly with the caterer, you can customize your menu and incorporate your personal tastes. Whether you want an elaborate formal sit-down dinner, a simple buffet or custom stations presenting the latest culinary trends, our select caterers will help you create the reception of your dreams. Please feel free to contact any of our preferred vendors directly. We know you will be as impressed with them as we are.

Can I have my event catered by a caterer not on the Salem Herbfarm list?
Although we feel you will be most happy picking from one of the caterers we have pre-selected and listed on our web site, you can make your arrangements with any catering service of your choice.

What about decorations, flowers and any other special arrangements I may want?
The Salem Herbfarm provides the venue described above and in our contract. Everything else you could desire for your event, from the tables and chairs to the decorations and lighting, will be arranged through one of our preferred caterers (or an alternate caterer of you choice). Relying on a single point of contact for planning and servicing your event means that nothing will be mixed-up or overlooked on your big day. You can just relax and have a good time.

Are candles allowed?
We allow candles as long as they are fully enclosed in hurricane globes, votive cups or similar holders.

What are the delivery, set-up and takedown schedules?
Essentially, two hours are provided for set-up, and all rental equipment and supplies must be picked up prior to 10:00am on the morning following the event. All vendor deliveries should be scheduled during the two-hour set-up time frame. Since all of our caterers are familiar with The Salem Herbfarm's layout and facilities, these arrangement details are just another thing you don't have to worry about.

How do I arrange for music and dancing for my event?
The Salem Herbfarm is located in a quiet section of a sleepy little Connecticut town. The proximity of residences is such that venue sounds, particularly sounds related to music, must be kept below a certain level. In general, bands and DJs are welcome as long as our sound limitations are followed. The dance floor can be arranged through your caterer.

Do you have on-site parking available for my guests?
The Salem Herbfarm parking lot has a flat, crushed stone surface and can accommodate approximately 35 to 40 cars. An additional 40 cars could park on a grass field immediately adjacent to the event venue if the weather allows. Parking along the state highway (Route 85) immediately in front of The Salem Herbfarm is strictly prohibited.

Can The Salem Herbfarm host wedding ceremonies?
During your rental time period you have complete and exclusive access to The Salem Herbfarm grounds described in the contract. If you would like to have your wedding ceremony conducted on-site, feel free.

How is liquor service handled?
Your caterer will arrange for a trained bartending staff and is responsible for coordination and supervising alcohol service. Alcohol service must end at least one half hour before the event is scheduled to conclude.

Is a representative from The Salem Herbfarm on-site and available throughout my event?
To help make your day even more stress free, a Salem Herbfarm staff member will be on-site during your event to take care of any unexpected facility situations and to assist the caterer as necessary.

Is The Salem Herbfarm event venue available for smaller functions like birthday parties or family gatherings?
Unfortunately, we do not rent the venue by the hour or during hours outside of 5:00pm to 10:00pm. We can accommodate smaller gatherings during our normal venue hours, but at the same rental fee described in the contract.

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