The Hyland Wedding
Enjoy a more casual wedding in the heart of Massachusetts’ apple country at Hyland Orchard. Our farm is a unique orchard set on one of the highest elevations in the charming town of Sturbridge, MA. The beautiful hillside, with unspoiled surroundings, provides an idyllic setting for any occasion. Mid-April through mid-September we host weddings Friday through Sunday. We also offer Friday weddings only mid-September through October.
Click here to watch a couple’s special wedding video captured on our farm.
The Hyland Orchard Wedding experience begins with the Ceremony on the Hill. Our Ceremony area is perched 350 yards atop the Orchard and overlooks the beautiful hilltops of the area. It is serene, breathtaking and unique. It features custom bench seating for approximately 100 Guests with ample standing room for additional guests. The Custom arbor frames the picturesque orchard backdrop. Our vintage John Deere tractor wagon ride transports guests to the Ceremony on the Hill (seats 16 guests per trip) and loops through the Orchard to immerse guests in the orchard experience. Guests love this fun feature and truly enjoy the integrative experience. There is also access to park a few cars at the Hilltop, if necessary. It is a beautiful stroll from the Pavilion, as well. Please note that because of the remote setting, there is no access to electricity. DJ’s and musicians are encouraged to use a small generator or battery operated system.
The Hyland Wedding continues on to the Pavilion Reception. The Pavilion is spacious enough to seat up to 160 Guests. The Pavilion is cement floored with a covered roof. The Pavilion features gorgeous windowed sliding wooden walls that enclose the area in the case of inclement weather. The bar boasts custom beam light fixtures which give it a rustic, yet polished feel. The Pavilion features a platform stage for musical acts and DJ’s (no PA is included).
We are currently booking 2021, 2022 and 2023 weddings.
The 6 hour Hyland Wedding pricing includes:
- The Ceremony on the Hill (rainy day Ceremonies take place under the Pavilion).
- Pavilion Reception.
- Wagon rides to Ceremony.
- Bonfire (The famous Hyland firepit is lit post-dinner).
- Seating for up to 150 guests (19) 60′ round tables and 150 resin chairs.
- Table & chair setup by 10am same-day and table & chair breakdown at the end.
*Pricing does not include food/catering, linens, linen setup/decor setup. Couples are responsible for organizing linen placement, floral decor placement and setup. Couples and their vendors are responsible for clearing food-related litter and decor (such as flowers and linens) same-night.*
We provide bartenders and bar services. We do not allow outside drinks of any kind. We have ample wedding parking adjacent to the Greenhouse and nice indoor bathroom facilities, just steps away from the outdoor Pavilion.
Wedding meals are provided through our Preferred Caterer, Hearthstone Catering. The catered fine food selections offer buffet-style options. Catering contracts are handled separate from Hyland contracts. Please email Lenny at HearthstoneMarket1@gmail.com, once you have booked/placed your deposit with Hyland.
Doe is our Venue Coordinator and is here to provide tours and basic information for booking. Hyland is a DIY venue, meaning we do not provide a full-time Wedding Coordinator. Doe is here for general questions, tours, bookings, contracts, and billing. She operates a private Facebook Group for all Hyland wedding couples, communicating planning tips and advice to all couples. Doe offers Coordinator packages via Design by Doe. We strongly encourage Hyland couples to hire DbD, as it will ease the planning process. DbD packages range from basic setup and cleanup to a Day-of Coordinator package. Custom packages are also available, upon request. DbD also offers beautiful event florals.
Alongside Chris Damon, she designed the Ceremony of the Hill and was an integral part of the 2015 Hyland Orchard ‘reinvention’, which resulted in numerous upgrades and new features. Her creative expertise is part of the Hyland Orchard experience, as can be seen on Instagram @HylandOrchard and @DesignbyDoe and Pinterest (as ‘Hyland Orchard’) with ideas, inspiration and pictures of past weddings.