Reviews & Inspiration
“We celebrated our daughter’s wedding at Valley View Farm 2 weeks ago. Valley View is overwhelmingly beautiful; from the pastoral fields filled with sunflowers, and grazing horses, to the Yellow Barn, Pavilion and the extravagantly large patio that connects the two. The space itself needs little adornment, as it reflects a simple elegance on its own. We held three days of events, beginning with games on the lawn Friday afternoon, to a fun filled evening with food trucks on the patio. The Ceremony on Saturday took place in the pavilion, and we partied in the Yellow Barn., culminating with brunch in the Pavilion Sunday. Having the flexibility of keeping all of our events on the farm made for easier planning and a cohesive and community building experience.
The staff at Valley View Farm went over the top to make our wedding seamless. Suzy the owner, accessible, warm and creative, went so far as to take a fussy, napless 3 year old flower girl on an excursion to see the horses to help avert a meltdown just before the ceremony. Suzy, and her event manager Alex, worked closely with us over the course of a year to co-create and plan our wedding. For a 3 day event to happen without a hitch speaks to their level of expertise and commitment. They not only communicated closely with us, but coordinated with all the vendors as well. On the weekend of the wedding, we were able to be guests at our own event, knowing everything was covered.
In addition to the venue, the bridal party and friends rented the Farm House and Apple House on the premises. The houses were lovely, filled with antique furniture and spotless. Remaining on the farm enabled the bridal party and friends to continue playing and bonding throughout the weekend. Our guests, approximately 200 hundred, had a fabulous time, and were all blown away by the beauty of the venue and the three days of fun filled and joyful celebration.”
Mother of the Bride, August 2018
"The wedding of my younger sister was one of the best days for our family. Not a single person had a bad time! The venue is so beautifully designed it had a way of meeting all the brides expectations for elegance and beauty, but also passed the “flower girl” test for homeyness and lounge-ability. Thank you Valley View for hosting us, we felt so comfortable and at home on your farm. We will be singing your praises for years to come!"
- Sister of the Bride, August 2018
"As my daughter was leaving for the hotel, she said to me "Thank you. This was everything I dreamed of and more." Thank you so much for the perfect wedding day! VVF was the first and only venue we looked at in January 2017. Every time we saw new pictures, it just got better and better! Every time my daughter thought there was a timing crisis, you made it work. Your staff was wonderful to work with. They made it easy! I enjoyed every bit of the planning and seeing the beautiful day come together. We loved staying in the farmhouse. The beds were comfortable and the sheets so soft. I just wished my granddaughter would have slept past 5 am. Thank you for making dreams come true!"
- Mother of the Bride, June 2018
"When B and I first met with you, Suzy, you welcomed us warmly, gave us a thorough tour, and answered all our questions. You know me; I had many! We walked away completely understanding why A & A fell in love with Valley View. Besides the gorgeous setting, Valley View was owned and managed by a caring, capable, professional couple who appeared to run a tight ship, which we loved! Suzy, you were supportive, caring, reassuring, and genuinely warm from day one.
Little did we know what happy bonuses lie ahead of us. Then Alex appeared on the scene! Alex, you made the wedding planning as smooth as could be and actually fun. You met with us multiple times, answered my next hundred questions, and were a calm, assuring, helpful presence throughout the whole planning process. You responded to my emails promptly, took my phone calls, and gave me whatever information or advice I needed. In addition, you always welcomed us with a warm smile whenever we came back to take one more look and took the time to sit down with us and give us whatever help and suggestions we needed. With all the weddings you are managing, I still don't know how you manage to keep every one of us straight yet make each of us feel like we are the only one you are helping. You rock!
Then another bonus -- Dan came long! Just like Alex, Dan you were a calm, positive presence who constantly reassured us that everything would turn out great. And you were right! We loved your attention to detail, your thoroughness, your knowledge of the area and its resources, your experience with weddings, your quick response to our inquiries, and most of all your warm smile and relaxing presence. We greatly benefited from both your and Alex's wisdom you shared with us about what to pay attention to and what not to worry about. You were terrific!
The morning of wedding day, we greatly appreciated all the help he received from Alex and Galit. They carried boxes in, helped unwrap things, and suggested where to place items that A & A wanted displayed. They offered to take care of things and made the morning set-up easy and pleasant.
The entire wedding day turned out to be the happiest, most beautiful, joyful, memorable day it could possibly be -- thanks to each of you and all you did to make it possible. Choosing Valley View Farm was the best decision we made. It gave us exactly what we had hoped for in every way. Their family and friends who traveled from 13 states plus Japan to be there were absolutely blown away by Valley View Farm. Many said it was the best wedding they had ever attended. "
- Mother of the Bride, June 2018
"First of all, thank you so much providing such an incredible venue and services for our wedding. We were blown away when we saw the venue the first time (we were basically one-and-done with looking at venues), and it ended up being such a beautiful setting. We got our photos back recently, and Valley View served as such an amazing backdrop for everything. The ceremony and reception went so smoothly, and the layout of the pavilion/patio/barn made it easy for guests to have some variety in their experiences. The VVF staff were flexible, effiicent, and friendly, and clearly know what they're doing. We are still receiving so many compliments from our guests on the venue and experience (many said it was the best wedding they'd ever been to). Additionally, being able to have our after-party on-site was such a perk (and the guests who stayed at the farmhouse loved it!), it definitely increased the turnout! We are also grateful that we were able to get our decorations up to the farm ahead of time and really appreciate how accommodating Alex and you were with helping out. There is essentially nothing we would have changed about our wedding, and we are so lucky that such an incredible venue was (newly!) available in the exact area we were looking!"
"From the moment i saw a picture of the barn on pinterest, to the moment i hunted down the location to see the venue, I knew this was where i wanted to celebrate mine and and my husbands marriage to eachother. The added bonus was that Suzy and Dave were the most kind, helpful, and organized people! Between the two of them and all of their WONDERFUL staff, they helped create the most magical day for our celebration without making us have to do hardly any work at all! The venue is beautiful, Suzy's recommendations and input on vendors are spot on, and their wedding planners are organized and super helpful. I can not rave about this venue enough, if you're looking for the most beautiful and romantic venue, where they are organized, efficient, professional, and treat you like family-this is your place!"
"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!"
"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
"A thousand sincere thank yous! The sun came out , the birds sang and the barn just sparkled! Your amazing vision became our delight as we had the honor of celebrating the first wedding on the hill. You and your staff were a pleasure to work with and we will be sure to recommend The Valley View Farm as the best local functions venue. Handsomely rustic meets refined elegance! Bravo!"
- Mother of the Bride
"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!"
"On July 29, 2017 I got to take everything that I love about Western Mass (to name a few: sunsets, smells, crickets, stars and s'mores 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."
"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!"
"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!"
"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
"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
"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)."