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"We could not have asked for a more beautiful venue, having our fall wedding at Valley View was a dream come true. Sue and David love their property and it shows in the care they put into every detail of maintaining the grounds and making sure everything is picture perfect. Any guest we talked to could not get over how beautiful the farm was and we were so lucky to be married there, we wish we could do it all over again!"

-Bride & Groom

"Words can simply not express how extremely grateful and appreciative we are for Sue, David, Alex and her team for the most unforgettable and best day of our lives. The entire wedding planning process with the Valley View crew was seamless. From the first time we stepped foot on the farm to checkout the venue to the day of our wedding, we felt like we were the only couple getting married there!! The team truly wants you to have the best day of your life and leaves no stone unturned. They are incredibly responsive, warm and truly amazing people. We feel like we are a part of their family! We highly recommend valley view for a wedding venue. It is truly a magical place with a quintessential team that we are forever grateful for."

-Bride & Groom

"My wife and I got married at Valley View in September of this year. Prior to the wedding date, we had set up appointments to visit several other venues in the area. Those plans went out the window once we met the owners Sue and David and walked around the property. Immediately my wife and I knew that this was the venue for us, there was no need to continue our search. 

"Sue and David are two of the most laid back, thoughtful and attentive people that we have met. Sue was open to all of our ideas and was incredible when it came to suggesting little touches here and there that would allow for the unique wedding day that we desired!"

"The venue itself is second to none. You truly have to make a visit to really appreciate the hard work that David and his crew did re-constructing the barn, building the beautiful stone sugar house and making each table and chair out of reclaimed wood. The results are absolutely amazing. If you’re looking for a vintage farm type wedding with just enough modern touches than you’ll absolutely want to consider Valley View Farm for your wedding!"

"We can’t thank Sue and David enough for their friendship and guidance and for making sure that our wedding day was absolutely perfect! We’ll be sure to visit whenever we’re in the area to say hello!" 

-Groom

"Valley View Farm is amazing! I had my wedding on September 3, 2017. It poured during my ceremony but Sue and the team made sure the pavilion looked beautiful!!! The barn and patio are gorgeous and the love nest where the bride gets ready is so die for!!! We had such a perfect wedding day and are so grateful for Sue, David and the whole team at Valley View Farm. If you are trying to find a wedding venue, look no further this place is hands down the best!"

-Bride

“I got married at the Valley View Farm and it was so convenient to be able to get ready beforehand on the property and to be able to stay at the house after our reception. We loved our time spend on the farm!”

-Bride

“I got married at the Valley View Farm and it was so convenient to be able to get ready beforehand on the property and to be able to stay at the house after our reception. We loved our time spend on the farm!”

-Bride

"My daughter was married at Valley View Farm on July 22 and it far exceeded all of our already high expectations. The venue is exceptional because of the care taken to every detail and the options - you can get married in a field under a hickory tree; or a romantic covered pavilion with beautiful views and a breeze or in an impeccably renovated barn. We had 175 people who were very comfortable eating and dancing in the barn. The pavilion and patio are perfect for cocktails and also a quiet space for those who want a break from dancing - including a firepit. The "lovenest" upstairs in the barn is a dreamy boudoir perfect for the bridal party dressing/makeup and then afterwards for our photobooth. The wedding party and friends also rented the two houses on the property (beautifully decorated) and some were also able to tent on the lawn - so they could continue celebrating safely (and quietly) until dawn. Suzy, David and their staff are warm, friendly, cooperative, professional and have done an amazing job. This is an exceptional venue in every way including value - no need to rent tents, table cloths, chairs, tables etc. We and all our guests had the best time ever."

-Mother of the Bride

 

"On July 29, 2017 I got to take everything that I love about Western Mass (to name a few: sunsets, smells, crickets, stars and smores by the fire, our favorite tacos from Mission Cantina…) all my ideas for the most beautiful, succulent-filled artsy shabby chic wedding I could muster and I got to marry the woman of my dreams all at Valley View Farm. Starting with the owners, Sue and David, they are warm and loving and when they say they want this to be the beginning of our relationship with the farm, I think they mean it! They were responsive, warm and kind and they have an awesome can-do attitude. The day-of crew was on it – they nailed it! They are both professional, sentimental and straight up know what they’re doing. All of our guests remarked that this wedding was the most beautiful and fun wedding they had EVER been to. The space is truly magical and the people special. I highly, highly recommend this venue for your wedding day."

-Bride

 

"My husband and I celebrated our wedding at Valley View and it was AMAZING! I was looking for a rustic, charming venue where we could have an elegant, bohemian celebration and Valley View did not disappoint. The farm is truly special. From the historic charm to the unique bridal suite to the pavilion outside, we were just so impressed in every way. Sue and Dave considered every detail when designing the venue and it really shows. You and your guests will not be disappointed. Celebrate at Valley View!"

-Bride

 

"Sue, David, and the whole team at Valley View made our wedding weekend the most incredible event I could have imagined. Better than I could have imagined! From my first conversation with Sue nearly a year in advance, she "got" the vision my husband and I were trying to create, provided great ideas and support, was receptive to all of our requests, and helped us find our list of vendors. Planning a wedding from the other side of the country - Sue welcomed us to the farm any time we were in town, to plan, get familiar with her space, and prepare for our wedding. Leading up to the actual day, Sue, David, and the whole Valley View team worked tirelessly to make sure every detail we'd discussed was ready - despite several last-minute changes, even of our ceremony site! Throughout the whole experience, my husband, our families, and I knew our celebration and joy were first and foremost for the Valley View team. Sue and David, from building the most wonderful venue, to supporting our planning, to cutting huppah poles (and then re-cutting huppah poles), to last minute candle supplies, to lighting and tending bonfires - you put up with anything we threw your way, improved upon our ideas, and most of all, ensured the best wedding I could imagine. For anyone reading this - if you want a beautiful farm aesthetic without sacrificing on your comfort (or the comfort of your guests) you'd be crazy not to go for Valley View!"

-Bride

 

"What a beautiful wedding that was! (I might be biased a little, as it was my son's wedding! ) A spectacular venue, great weather and a wonderful time spent with family & friends! Thank you for helping make their special day possible Sue! They couldn't have chosen a more perfect place for a wedding!"

-Mother of the Groom

 

"We just returned from our honeymoon after celebrating our wedding at Valley View Farm in Haydenville. What a fabulous experience. The farm is simply gorgeous and our ceremony in the open pavilion was dreamy.  Suzy and her staff went beyond the call of duty to add the final touches to my vision. All of our guests were wowed and so happy to join us there. There is a relaxed fun vibe that can be felt that you drive up the hill and arrive. There's something about this destination that brings people together.  I couldn't have been happier or felt more grateful for finding this farm venue. I wanted rustic and classy and I found a touch of elegance that I've not seen anywhere else. "

-Bride

 

"Where do I begin? We had our wedding at Valley View Farm on August 18, 2017. From start to finish this venue was just amazing. As a busy and stressed out Bride, it was a blessing to know that my venue was on top of their game. Sue, one of the owners responds to emails extremely quickly, answers all of your questions, and goes above and beyond to make your experience memorable. The farm itself, the barn, and pavilion are STUNNING! My country wedding dream come true. All of our guests commented on just how awesome and beautiful of a venue it was. It was worth every penny. Our wedding day unfortunately was rainy, but the event staff at Valley View Farm did everything they could to make it just as amazing. They were there to hand us umbrellas, dry things off, and Sue's husband was out on the patio and pavilion with a blower trying to dry it off before our ceremony. They have really thought of every little detail to make the venue authentic, rustic, and beautiful. During our planning process Sue met with us on several occasions so we could take notes, walk around the space, and work on decorations. We even took our engagement photos on the farm this past winter. I can't say enough positive things about our experience. We would highly recommend Valley View Farm to anyone looking for that country farm feel at their wedding. It will forever hold a special place in our hearts!"

-Bride

 

"Sue and her husband and everyone else that was a part of making this beautiful venue and our wedding day possible made our day better than we could have ever imagined. My husband and I had the time of our lives with family and friends inside the beautiful yellow barn. Friends and family cannot stop talking about the gorgeous view on top of the hill and the details and furniture you will see that Sue put so much of her heart and style into. You get the best of both worlds if you have your wedding here. A gorgeous outdoor ceremony under the pavilion and a beautiful reception inside a restored barn is everything we could have ever wanted for our wedding day."

-Bride

 

"We love playing weddings at Valley View Farm! It is a beautiful setting, inside and out, mixing old fashioned charm with modern conveniences. The staff is wonderful to work with and we look forward to playing more music there! From duo to 6-piece (or even 14-piece big band) we can play for ceremony, cocktails, dinner, and dancing. What a gorgeous place to get married."

-Vendor (Entertainment)

 

"I am the mother of the bride Maura S who wrote a review on 8/2. I agree with all she said and all the rave reviews written so far. I cannot recommend VVF highly enough for any festive occasion anytime of the year. Suzy and David have created a very special place with so many unexpected options that make it unique. There are many spaces to have the ceremony. We chose under the hickory tree in the field but the Pavilion is also a great choice. It is covered, has a lovely breeze and views and nice touches such as ceiling to floor romantic white drapes at the pillars. The renovated barn is exceptionally appointed. We had 175 guests who comfortably ate and then danced. The bathrooms are lovely and clean. The bar is beautiful and placed well. The upstairs "lovenest" is a fantastic place for getting ready, using as a quiet space or photo booth. What hasn't been noted is that there are two houses on the property available for rent which is a game changer because the entire wedding party stayed on site in the houses and some camped on the lawn, celebrating (quietly) around a firepit until dawn. Suzy, David and their staff are warm, friendly, professional and you feel they are there to help you have the best event ever - and they did. Bravo!"

-Mother of the Bride

 

"Sue, David, and the whole team at Valley View made our wedding weekend the most incredible event I could have imagined. Better than I could have imagined!  From my first conversation with Sue nearly a year in advance, she "got" the vision my husband and I were trying to create, provided great ideas and support, was receptive to all of our requests, and helped us find our list of vendors.  Planning a wedding from the other side of the country - Sue welcomed us to the farm any time we were in town, to plan, get familiar with her space, and prepare for our wedding. Leading up to the actual day, Sue, David, and the whole Valley View team worked tirelessly to make sure every detail we'd discussed was ready - despite several last-minute changes, even of our ceremony site! Throughout the whole experience, my husband, our families, and I knew our celebration and joy were first and foremost for the Valley View team. Sue and David, from building the most wonderful venue, to supporting our planning, to cutting huppah poles (and then re-cutting huppah poles), to last minute candle supplies, to lighting and tending bonfires - you put up with anything we threw your way, improved upon our ideas, and most of all, ensured the best wedding I could imagine.  For anyone reading this - if you want a beautiful farm aesthetic without sacrificing on your comfort (or the comfort of your guests) you'd be crazy not to go for Valley View!"

-Bride

 

"We could not be happier with our wedding day experience at Valley View Farm. We got married outside under the big oak tree on an absolutely perfect day. We used the breezy covered pavilion for our cocktail hour and moved into the yellow barn for dinner. We chose VVF in large part because of the flexibility it offered with the multiple venues on the farm. Every venue on the farm is beautiful, and we had peace of mind knowing that even if we couldn't hold the ceremony under the tree as we wanted (due to weather), we could divert to the covered pavilion or even into the barn (in a total weather disaster) without compromising the look/feel we wanted for our wedding.

We received compliments all day about how great the venue looked, but we spent less than $100 on decorations. In my opinion, VVF is constantly "wedding-ready" like a new house or apartment would be "move-in-ready" -- not much dressing up required at all. Our wedding had 120 guests (98 adults and 22 kids), and all fit in the barn comfortably, even with dance floor space. There is also ample space outdoors with the pavilion, patio, and fields -- the kids at our wedding had plenty of space to be kids.

Working with Sue and David was a great experience -- when we got married in early July 2017, VVF was just getting started as a wedding venue and had only hosted a handful of weddings. Despite that, our whole experience was smooth from the beginning -- I'm sure it will only be further ironed out as they put on more weddings and cement their process -- a process which for us was highly personal from touring the venue to loading out on wedding day. We had total flexibility to choose our vendors, and all of VVF's vendor policies were reasonable. Many wedding venues we considered were so set in their policies that it felt like we would have been buying a "cookie-cutter" package. We felt that the Valley View Farm experience was totally the opposite, and we are grateful to have had the opportunity to put together a wedding that was customized/tailored toward our personalities and preferences.

Without reservation, I would recommend Valley View Farm to any couple in search of a wedding ceremony and/or reception venue. We could not have asked or hoped for a more perfect wedding day, and Valley View Farm was the main attraction (besides us, of course)."

-Groom

"My husband and I celebrated our wedding at Valley View and it was AMAZING! I was looking for a rustic, charming venue where we could have an elegant, bohemian celebration and Valley View did not disappoint. The farm is truly special. From the historic charm to the unique bridal suite to the pavilion outside, we were just so impressed in every way. Sue and Dave considered every detail when designing the venue and it really shows. You and your guests will not be disappointed. Celebrate at Valley View!"

-Bride

 

"Just had my daughters wedding at Valley View Farm. Outstanding venue. Beautiful scenery great people to work with. You have to see it to believe it. 5 out of 5 stars. Everyone has been commenting on how beautiful the farm was."

-Father of the Bride