Saltwater Farm Vineyard in Stonington, Connecticut, is proud of all of our wedding couples and their experiences at the vineyard. It is our pleasure to share some of their reflections with you.

Merrily and Michael,

We wanted to send a huge thank you from Boston from all of your help, hospitality and recommending, all of which made our wedding our own. We couldn’t have asked for a better venue to say “I do”, and we cannot wait to come back and visit for years to come! You both are amazing and you have done a great job with your projects. It is truly impeccable! We also wanted to thank you for the matching SFV t-shirts – we were so happy to get them and wore them proudly while hanging out with a colony of 2100 African penguins on our amazing honeymoon to South Africa. 


Jordan & Kendra
Married 11/12/2016

Dear Merrily and Michael,

Thanks so much for being such a special part of our wedding day! Nick & I fell in love with Saltwater the moment we stepped foot inside last November. Thanks for allowing us the opportunity to plan the wedding of our dreams at such an amazing venue!


Mr & Mrs Nicolas Carlson
Married 11/4/2016


Our dreams came true on Saturday with our beautiful wedding at Saltwater. It was so much better than we even imagined it would be and we honestly believe if we did it again, it wouldn’t be anywhere near as perfect as it was. We are so thankful.

All of the staff and vendors made this night so memorable and one that we will never forget. Our friends and family can’t stop talking about how stunning the venue and vineyard are and how lucky we are to have had our wedding there.

We are looking forward to seeing you and Michael again soon. Many thanks again to you and Michael. We are forever grateful.

All our best,
Jen & Kevin
Married 10/29/16

Merrily and Michael,

Thank you both so much for allowing us to use your beautiful vineyard as the setting for our October 7th wedding. It was a real life fairytale and we know that would not have been possible had we chosen any other setting. We are forever grateful! You will definitely see us in the future – your wine is unmatchable! 

All the best,

Aubrey & Robert Wright
Married 10/7/2016

Merrily & Michael,

We can’t thank you enough for all that you did to make our wedding so special. From start to finish, you and your staff were responsive, flexible and professional. You made us feel a part of the SFV family and we couldn’t be more appreciative. Many thanks and happy holidays! 

Mark & Rebecca
Married 10/1/16

screen-shot-2016-12-10-at-2-52-47-pmMichael and Merrily,

Jeff and I want to thank you both for your generosity towards us. Your venue was perfect for our wedding! We wanted to make sure that you got some handmade chocolates made with your wine! Enjoy them and we will come visit soon!

Love always,

Jessica & Jeffery
Married 9/24/2016

Dear Merrily, Michael & Staff,

Michelle and Connor’s wedding clearly was our highlight of 2016. We cannot thank you enough for all of your attention and detail which made their special day absolutely perfect in every way. 

Our family felt so welcomed, from the very first day we met, and continues to this day. Merrily and Michael – you make everyone feel as if their wedding is the only wedding and it shows in all you do!

Warmest wishes to our new Saltwater family for good health and happiness in 2017.

Lisa & Mike
(parents of bride Michelle) 
Married 9/9/16

Dear Merrily & the staff at Saltwater Farm,

Thank you so much for your support as we planned our big day! Thank you too for all the work you put in during our wedding. You have a beautiful venue; our guests could not stop raving about it. We look forward to our anniversary wine tastings in the future!

Thank you,

Ken & Jessica
Married 7/24/16

Merrily, Michael and everyone at Saltwater Farm,

Thank you! From the bottom of both our hearts, thank you. Our wedding was truly perfect and we cannot thank you enough for everything you did to make that happen. Thank you for being so welcoming and making us feel at home right from day one! You are all truly amazing and we are so excited to  come back to the vineyard for many years to come.

Ian & Adrienne
Married 6/25/16

Hello Merrily & Michael!

Matt and I returned from our honeymoon on Sunday night and have finally settled back into our lives in NYC. We remain filled with so much joy and happiness from our wedding that it’s impossible to get back to reality.

I’m sure you hear this from all of your couples, but we wanted to let you know that our wedding at Saltwater was truly the most magical day of our lives.

I don’t even know where to begin with thanking you two, the team, and Daly. Your pure patience along with all of your vendor recommendations, assistance with the floor plan, decor help, and more, is truly appreciated – never went unnoticed. You two have been so accommodating and kind, each visit to Saltwater when we get to see you is a pure joy.

Every single thing was perfect at our wedding. The weather, the venue, the food, the company … thank you for providing us a memory that will last many lifetimes. We are so thrilled to join the Saltwater Farm wedding family. With Stonington as our second home, we can assure you that we will be visiting the tasting room multiple times a year to relive our special day. It may be hard to get rid of us!

See you in August!! oxox

Genevieve & Matt
Married 6/17/2016


We had an absolutely wonderful wedding day! Thank you for providing the backdrop to one of the most memorable days of our lives. We look forward to the many visits back to the vineyard!

Michelle & Nick
Married 7/3/16

Dear Merrily & Michael,

Thank you so much for letting us use your beautiful venue for our wedding! The day was picture perfect and went by flawlessly. You and your staff did an amazing job throughout our entire wedding process.

We hope to visit the vineyard again soon to see the vines in full bloom! Enjoy the rest of your wedding season!


The Schmidts
Married 6/4/16


Thank you so much for the Saltwater Farm t-shirts and for allowing Dan and me to use your venue. We had the perfect day and I will be sure to visit next time we are in CT. Thanks again!

Lindsey & Dan Grunert
Married 5/27/16

Dear SFV Staff, Merrily & Michael,

How can we say thank you for such a perfect day? We were truly blown away on October 30th, 2015! Thank you for working with us and helping us orchestrate an amazing day, and truly unforgettable memories. And your sweet gifts- our shirts- are some of our favorites. We had a perfect day with the most perfect backdrop. We never doubted we made the right choice when we chose SFV for our venue!

All our love,

Katie & Thor
Married 10/30/15

mandtHi Merrily,

I just wanted to write and say what a wonderful day we had at our October 23rd wedding. Everything was perfect and we will always look back on the day with the fondest of memories. We had such a wonderful experience with all of our vendors, particularly Michael and the CG team. SWFV was the perfect venue and we are still talking with our guests about what a wonderful space it was. We will be back for wine tastings and hugs in the future.

Thank you so much again it was an absolute pleasure working with you and the SWFV team. You are forever in our hearts.

Warmest Regards,

Meagan & Todd
Married 10/23/15

Dear Michael & Merrily,

Thank you so much for providing such a breathtaking atmosphere for our wedding! All of our guests were blown away and we couldn’t have been happier with how everything turned out.

All our best,

The McCarthy’s
Married 10/16/15

Michael & Merrily,

We can’t thank you enough for helping to make our wedding day so special. From the time we first came to visit the vineyard both of you and your staff were so warm and welcoming. We are so happy to have such an amazing place to come visit where we can share our memories of one of the best days of our lives. Wishing you all the best!

With sincere love and gratitude,

Jj & Tara
Married 10/04/15

AshleyandErichMerrily, Michael & SFV Staff,

Thank you so much for the shirts and all of your support that made our wedding day perfect. We absolutely love Saltwater Farm Vineyard not just for the wine but for how wonderful you all are! We look forward to seeing you for our one year!


Ashley & Erich
married 10/3/15

Dear Merrily and Michael,

Thank you just doesn’t say enough about how we feel about everything you have done to make our wedding so special. You have been so kind, accommodating, and we just can’t say enough about the vineyard! Beautiful is an understatement!

Thank you,

Maria and Eddie

Hi Merrily & everyone at Saltwater Farm,

We just wanted to thank you again for making our wedding day so perfect. Saltwater Farm was the perfect venue! The setting was beautiful and you and your staff were a pleasure to work with. We plan to visit often so we can have a glass of wine and think back on our incredible wedding day.

We hope you have a wonderful 2016!

Kate & Corey

Hi Merrily!

I hope you are enjoying fall. I just wanted to say thank you so much for your warmth and hospitality throughout the weeks leading up to the wedding! It was such a pleasure visiting the vineyard and planning with Daly. I also can’t rave enough about the stunning and truly special place you and Michael have created at Saltwater. Our guests are still talking about the beautiful vineyard and how much fun they had at the wedding.

All the best,

Stephanie & Eric

Dear Merrily, Michael and all the Saltwater crew,

We can’t thank you enough for all your help in creating the most perfect space and seamless series of events on our wedding day. The vineyard was picture perfect, our guests loved the wine tasting and the s’mores bonfire was exactly what we envisioned! We feel tremendously lucky to have found such a wonderful, fun and supportive group of people to work with as we planned our special day. Everything turned out better than we could have ever imagined and we couldn’t have done it without you.

We look forward to many more wine tastings at Saltwater!

Thank you also for the Saltwater Farm t-shirts! They were such a thoughtful surprise and we love them! Saltwater Farm will forever hold a special place in our hearts. Thanks to you all.

Kerry & Kyle


Dear Merrily and Michael,

Thank you for providing the most incredible backdrop for our wedding last Friday. Matt and I are over the moon ecstatic! The day could not have been filled with more love and beauty. Seeing everyones reaction to how gorgeous the vineyard is was so special – the blue moon rising between the vines was like living in a movie.The day was perfect and we are so grateful.

Matt and Shelby


I just wanted to thank you and Michael for providing a perfect venue for Julie and Andrew’s wedding!  Despite the weather everything worked out great having wedding, cocktails and reception inside.  In fact, I think it made it really cozy and intimate!  One guest even commented that it made everyone feel like family!  The wine tasting was also a huge success,  so congratulations on both a great venue and great wines!   I especially appreciated your flexibility and responsiveness leading up to the wedding day and I would also tell you how pleased we were with all the vendors you recommended, especially Keri and Gourmet Galley.  One vendor I might add is Professional Limousine who provided the vintage car for their send-off!   Thank you for helping to make it the wedding of Julie’s dreams!

With sincere appreciation,


borabora2From: Robert and Sarah
To: Saltwater Farm Vineyard
Subject: Sitting on the dock of the bay

Your heart is now in Bora Bora

Thank you so much.  Love you guys

Robert and Sarah

Received 6/20/2015

This is Karin Romans’ mom. Just wanting to let you know our family still talks about the venue of Karin & Bill’s wedding! Tom & I have thought of you all winter, storm after storm! Hoping all is well…hoping to visit at some point or two.

Take care,

Janie & Tom Romans
(Karin & Bill married 8/15/14)
Received 6/2/2015

flowers2Dear Michael and Merrily,

We can’t thank you enough for the amazing time we had at our wedding. The vineyard was spectacular and you both made everything so easy and enjoyable for us. We wish you the best and hope to see you again soon. Go Hoyas!

Jon and Sarah
Received 5/30/2015

Merrily and Michael,

We cannot thank you enough for our perfect wedding planning process and even more wonderful wedding day! We could not have imagined a better venue or team to be working with. SFV will always hold the most special place in our heart, along with you both as well. Thank you for all the help, advice, wine corks (ha!), wine and swag to get us through the big day. We cannot wait to visit again soon with you all.


Daisy and Mike Koltov
Married 5/24/2015

Hi Merrily,

I wanted to thank you for an absolutely perfect wedding venue.  Saltwater Farm Vineyard completely surpassed my expectations and was truly the most beautiful place that I had ever been.  Absolutely everything was so so lovely.  I could not have been happier.  My parents were THRILLED with everything as well.

I also wanted to say how much I appreciate all your partnership and collaboration leading up to the big day. You were always SO quick to respond to my emails and a constant source of help.  I really appreciate that!

Ben and I hope to come back again soon to visit!

Thank you again for everything!

Em DeClue

Merrily and Michael,

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful Saltwater Farm with us!
We couldn’t have imagined a more beautiful space to have our wedding.
Our friends and family raved about the views; everyone had a great evening.
Thank you for being so accommodating. We are so glad to have worked with you.
We are very excited to show off our new t-shirts on our adventures.

Thank you for the thoughtful gift.

See you soon,

Ali & Bryan

girlsDear Michael, Merrily and the Saltwater Farm Team,

Thank you, thank you for a wonderful wedding! The setting was absolutely perfect – even more beautiful than we had imagined. It was a true pleasure to get to know you all.  Thank you for the t-shirts- we love them!

Warmest regards,

Sara and Brittany


We just wanted to say thanks to you and the Saltwater Team for such an amazing night last weekend. It was truly special — and our friends and family LOVED the vineyard!

And thanks in particular for the t-shirts — we will think of our wedding weekend every time we wear them!

If there is anything we can do to help the world know what a great place SFV is to do a wedding (testimonials, web reviews etc) we’d of course be happy to do that — please let us know at your convenience.

Thanks so much!


Tim and Ruthie

2014 Wedding Testimonials

What an amazing wedding – SFV received so many compliments for the wine and the venue. Truly magical. Thank you and Michael for making this experience so special and effortless. Will definitely send pics of the tees (also many thanks! Enjoyed lounging in mine in front of a fire last night).


Kim and Mark

Dear Michael, Merrily & the crew at Saltwater Farm Vineyard,

There is no way to express our gratitude to you for the assistance and use of your charming venue for our wedding.
We had a delightful experience and will treasure the memories. Your vineyard will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Thank you also for the SFV t-shirts! We have a photo of the both of us wearing them on 12/21 the day after the wedding. We love them! Pic to follow.

Much love,

Jen & Alex Meyer


Hi Merrily,

We are back from a wonderful week in Vermont and I just wanted to send a note to say thank you so much for all of your help and coordination over the past year! Our wedding last weekend was the best day of our lives, and Saltwater was the perfect setting for everything. Thank you for always being so helpful and responsive with all of our questions, and so accommodating through this process! We could not be happier that we got married at Saltwater, and we could not have asked for a better contact to work with! Thank you for the shirts – we will be sure to send pictures in them, and we look forward to coming in for visits for years to come. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and holiday season and we hope to see you next time we stop by!


Cara and Jason


Samantha and I wanted to thank you for providing us with the opportunity to have the wedding of our dreams. SFV is such a beautiful venue, we knew from the first time we walked in that SFV was exactly what we wanted.

The wedding was beautiful, all the initial pictures we have seen are wonderful, and we can’t wait to see the rest.

Thank you for being such a professional & courteous contact. You made us feel important and even remember details of our day. We look forward to many years of return visits to relive memories of our special day!

Samantha & Tyler

“Thank you so much for everything Merrily & staff! Our day was just perfect! We hope to see you soon at the holiday party and at tastings – we hope to help with the harvest next year!” -S

Hi Merrily,

We just wanted to say THANK YOU to you and the rest of the Saltwater staff for helping to make our dream wedding a reality. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day and everything went absolutely perfectly. There’s not one thing we would have changed. Everyone was such a pleasure to work with and made the entire process SO much easier. We wish we could do it all over again 🙂 Attached is a teaser photo that our photographer took that we absolutely LOVE.

We will definitely be back soon to sip on some wine!

Mary & Cory

Merrily & Michael,

We cannot thank you enough for allowing us to use you gorgeous vineyard for the night for our wedding. Our guests loved the venue, and we couldn’t be happier we got to start our lived together in such a gorgeous space. We will definitely send pictures in out SWF t-shirts!


Jackie & Alex

Dear Merrily and the Saltwater Farm Vineyard Team,

We cannot thank you all enough for helping us to create the wedding of our dreams! From the start, you welcomed us into your family and were so helpful throughout the process. Thank you so much for the SFV shirts – we wear them with pride! We received so many compliments about the beautiful unique venue and we have you all to thank! Our wedding day was incredible and we look forward to many more memories at the vineyard.


Charlayne & Matt

10-12-14Hi Merrily,

Happy New Year!  We got our wedding pictures back and I just wanted to share a few with you.  Our wedding was absolutely everything we could’ve ever dreamed of at the most perfect wedding venue.  Thank you to you and your team for making our day a day we will remember for a lifetime.  We looking forward to visiting Saltwater soon!


Adrienne and Chris

Dear Merrily & Michael,

Thank you so much for having the perfect venue for Keith & my wedding. You were both wonderful to work with and SFV worked out perfectly on our special day. We’d also like to thank you for the delicious wine tastings & the awesome t-shirts! We’d love to share our pictures with you as well so I’ll follow up with an email. Thank you again! It was the best say ever and better than we could have imaged.


Jess & Keith


I just wanted to let you know how grateful we all were that Jessica chose to have her wedding at your winery. Everything was beautiful and you and Michael could not be more accommodating throughout the entire process. I’m sorry that I didn’t get to see you on that day…I did see you from a distance and was on my way to say hello but then got sidetracked.

Jessica’s wedding day couldn’t have been more perfect! Thanks for arranging for the gorgeous weather that weekend, too!


Anne (Mother of the bride)

Merrily & the Saltwater family,

Thank you for everything you all have done to make this entire experience absolutely perfect! I could not imagine getting married anywhere else. We cannot wait to come back and visit as husband and wife!

Thank you!

Abby & Brenden

JoyDear Merrily & Michael,

This note is long overdue – my apologies. Yuri and I wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for allowing us to celebrate the beginning of our lives together as husband and wife – in your beautiful vineyard. I honestly can’t imagine reciting our vows, with the sun shining down, surrounded by family and friends – in any other setting.

From the moment Yuri and I walked the grounds with Michael, we knew SFV was the place. It just felt right. You both have always made me feel so welcomed – like family. So being at SFV felt like home. Everything that day was perfect. Thank you for allowing us to share such a special place with all our guests. AND – thank you for our t-shirts. They will be well traveled, we promise. I will send photos.

We wish you a wonderful holiday filled with love and joy.

Heidi & Yuri


Hi! Jared and I just got back from our honeymoon in Hawaii – which was wonderful!

OMG!! What a wedding! We had the absolute best time ever – expectations were exceeded. I do not think that there is a better venue for a wedding than SFV. Our guests were completely crazy for the space – which provides picturesque views plus has every extra amenity you can think of thanks to you and Michael. You are a superstar. All your advice was right on, you are lightening quick with your responses and your recommendations for vendors were flawless. I felt right at home from the start that you are completely confident and you demonstrated the type of professionalism that completely gained our trust. Jared and I cannot thank you enough.

Gourmet Galley was the only choice for us [and] Verdant Floral was also fantastic. We were completely wild for band NYC Swing and our photographer Cappy Hotchkiss was next level.

I want to keep reliving the day over and over – it was magical. We hope to convince some of our friends to get married there so we can enjoy it as guests!


Joanna & Jared

Merrily & Michael,

We are so happy and grateful to have had out September wedding at Saltwater Farm. It was absolutely beautiful and more than we could have ever imagined. Also a huge thank you for your help and support throughout the planning process, especially being so far in Texas! We will back back soon to visit!

Anthony & Jessica


So many compliments on the venue. It was an amazing time! You and your husband were so warm and welcoming. I couldn’t be happier with the venue I chose for my once-in-a-lifetime!

Thank you for everything! We plan to stop by for a wine tasting from time to time 🙂


Dear Merrily & Michael,

KareThank you both so much for all your help during our wedding planning. It was truly an honor to work with you! Our families and friends have also been very complimentary and thankful! What you have created with Saltwater Farm Vineyard is undeniably beautiful, rustic, elegant, romantic and more than we could ask for! To end our evening with a lovely starry night just added to the already existent beauty! We now have gorgeous memories that will last a lifetime & we will definitely be back to visit.

Please pass along a special thank you to your staff that were also a joy to work with, not only that day but every day prior. We definitely enjoyed our tastings & look forward to purchasing another bottle of your amazing 2012 Estate “Gold Arc” Chardonnay before it is gone (if it ever is).

Again many thanks for sharing our special day and thanks for our great t-shirts, we love them! We will highly recommend you to everyone we know! I have attached a few pictures that I thought you may like.


Karen & Francisco

Merrily & Michael,

Thank you so much for your help and guidance on planning our wedding. Will and I had the most beautiful and memorable wedding day!

Your vineyard is one of the most breathtaking locations a bride could hope for!

We cannot wait to come back for a visit on our one year anniversary. We also would like to thank the members of your staff who are amazing and helpful!

With utmost gratitude,

Lindsay & Will

Dear Merrily and Michael,

We want to thank you so much for all you did to make our wedding day wonderful. From thoughtful recommendations to beautiful details, it was a comfort knowing you both were in charge. The whole team was great! And thank you for the great t-shirts! So thoughtful! We’ll see you this summer!

With thanks,

Karin & Billy

9.2.14Hi Merrily,

One thing about being a teacher is that once summer comes to a close, time really gets away from you. I can’t believe I am sending you these photos so late! Our Saltwater Farm shirts were worn with pride at the Ritz in Puerto Rico!

Every moment of our wedding was wonderful and we know this is because we picked the perfect venue. Thank you. You, your husband, and your staff were a pleasure to work with. I never once felt the stress that I was expecting during the planning process. Thank you a million times over for being so welcoming and accommodating to Gerry and me, but also to our family and friends on our wedding day and other times we have visited the vineyard. Our guest continue to compliment us on how “relaxing” and “absolutely perfect” Saltwater Farm was for our wedding. We have nothing but happy memories about our experience and the best night of our lives.

We hope to see you soon and send you our best wishes.

With thanks,

Ally and Gerry

Merrily, Michael and the entire Saltwater Farm Team,

Thank you for providing us the opportunity to have the wedding of our dreams on August 1, 2014!

Merrily – thank you for all your help and recommendations over the year. You always were prompt and thorough and made us feel special.

The vineyard is the perfect venue for a celebrations – we knew from the moment we walked in that it was where we would wed.

Thank you for making us feel like family. We can’t wait to visit in the spring!

With love and gratitude,

Mary & Brad


We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your staff for making our wedding so wonderful. Everyone LOVED the wine and were blown away by the beauty of the vineyard. Thank you for being so responsive throughout the process and for accommodating my last minute requests. Everything was perfect!

Lastly, thank you for the gift We love our SFV shirts! We cannot wait to come back to the vineyard for more fun memories.

Valerie & Jon 7/12/2014

7.12imageDear Merrily & Michael,

Thank you for creating the breath-taking atmosphere of Saltwater Farm, it was everything we had ever dreamed of for our wedding. The day was absolutely perfect, even with a hurricane passing over us and we will cherish the memory of it forever, we hope to stop by soon and see you both while enjoying your spectacular wine. Thank you again.

Ryan & Kate 7/4/2014


Brian and I just wanted to send you, Michael and the whole Saltwater Farm Vineyard staff a huge thank you! The vineyard was the perfect setting for our perfect day and we cannot thank you enough. The whole day was absolutely wonderful. The vineyard was beautiful- as always, and the staff were so nice and accommodating. A lot of our guests had never visited before and have told us over and over how they cannot wait to come back.

Thank you for all of your help throughout the planning process. You were so sweet and quick to respond to our many questions. You made things very easy for us- which is so appreciated.

Thank you also for our new SFV shirts! We will be sure to take them along with us on our travels!

One of the very many things we love about the vineyard is that it’s a place we can come back and visit time and time again. It will always hold such a special place in our hearts. We will definitely be back very soon!!!

All our love,

Lindsey and Brian 6/20/2014

Merrily —

Thank you so so much for everything yesterday!!! You guys couldn’t have been more awesome and the venue is just incredible. All of our guests had an amazing time and everything was perfect. You guys are the best!!! I can’t say enough… It was just an incredible day. And thank you for the gift you guys are so cute! We will be back with a picnic.

Off to Italy! Xo!

Sarah & Chris

2013 Wedding Testimonials


Michael & Merrily,

From the moment I stepped into the vineyard I know i was where i wanted to get married and from the moment Matt and I met the both of you, you made us feel apart of the Saltwater family. We cannot thank you enough for all of the advise along the way and your attention to detail. We also cannot thank you enough for allowing us to have a barrel for our guest book. Everyone loved the idea and it will be an amazing piece of memorabilia and reminder of that amazing day. We look forward to many more years os visiting your vineyard and adding on to the memories we have created there.

Thank you again,
Nicole & Matt 12/29/2013

bride11-8V2Merrily & Michael,

I simply do not know where to begin! Having the opportunity to have the wedding of our dreams – at the venue of our dreams – is more than we could have imagined! We thank you both for making our wedding day a true fairy tale! You are so accommodating and pay so much attention to each and every details.

You have a magical place – we are so lucky to have been amongst those able to say “we got married there”. Thank you for being apart of our special say. We think of you like family! We will see you soon!

Much love and appreciation,
Shannon & Mark 11/10/2013

We had the pleasure of having my daughter and now son-in-law’s wedding there on Friday, November 8, 2013 – it was the best ever – the staff were amazing and everything was flawless – thank you so much for this special day!

Kathy (Mother of the Bride) 11/8/13

Thank you to Michael, Merrily, Paul and the rest of the SWF staff for our amazing wedding last night. Everyone was beyond accommodating – we truly had the best day ever at a place that will forever be special to us!

Melissa (Bride) 11/8/13

Merrily & Michael,

thankyouV5Words cannot express both Drew and I’s gratefulness to the both of you. We feel so blessed to have had the honor to share our journey and joys with you over the past couple of years as we created our dream day.

Your hospitality and generosity are unparalleled and we truly have never met such great people. We feel so lucky to be able to have had the opportunity to host our wedding at your vineyard as it was the rustic charm and natural setting that contributed to our day being so absolutely perfect!

Our experience was wonderful beyond anything that we both imagined and we are so thankful that we will get to relive all of our special memories here for years to come.

With our deepest appreciation, THANK YOU!

Megan & Andrew 10/5/13

Hi, Merrily,

Thank you very much for all your help over the last (almost) year or so. We had the wedding of our dreams at SWF. It went perfectly, and the atmosphere and beauty of the place was just surreal!

Thanks again for an incredible time. Please thank Patrick for us, too. People loved the firepit!

My best,

Zach (9/22/13)

Dearest Merrily & Michael,

I think that you both have the best jobs in the world (…not to say that it is easy). You make special and unforgettable happy times for so many. Rafael and I want to thank you once again for sharing your paradise at Saltwater Farm Vineyard with us, and our guests. Karla and Zach’s wedding on 9/22/13 was spectacular. Thank you for your calming assurance, your ‘less is more’ advice and your overall professional oversight. It could not have been more perfect.

We have to return for many more visits in the future!

Many thanks again,
Lois & Rafael(Parents of the Bride) 9/22/13

testimage8-19V2Dear Merrily and Mike,

I am not quite sure where to begin. Thank you for all you and your staff did to make Stephanie’s and Jaxon’s dream come true. I honestly believe they had a fairy tale wedding.

Your staff was always responsive and went well beyond what I would have expected. Your entire facility is flawless. From the vines and lawn area to the patio, the dining dancing area, the upstairs loft and bar and of course the fabulous bridal suite.

Most of all, I want to thank you Merrily for being there for me. You provided so many lists and suggestions to get us started on this journey. I appreciate the evening phone calls about the caterers, the number of steps to the loft, guidance on general etiquette, and your overall helpfulness, patience, and availability to Stephanie and me.

You played a significant part in making this a memory of a lifetime for the bride and groom, our family and friends, and for Alan and me.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.




Thank you so much for such an unbelievable wedding reception. Saltwater is stunning – the few pictures we have from Saturday are amazing and every single person I show them to comments on how “cool” the venue is. Thank you for being so helpful and supportive to my family throughout the past two years. It was well worth the wait. Matt and I can’t wait to come back and visit Saltwater soon. What happy memories we have there! And I know I mentioned this to you on Saturday, but please feel free to use me as a referral for any nervous or deciding bride.

I hope you and Michael have a great week and we look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks again!

Lauren 7/20/2013 (Bride)

Thank you so so much Merrily and Michael!!!

The best wedding ever! Everything was perfect! The rain miraculously never came, yumiko’s flowers were stunning…I can’t wait to see Maggie’s pictures…the ceremony was a blur! I do remember a gorgeous chuppah in front of the most beautiful backdrop but missed most of what we fretted over and picked out over the last 2years and 1 month!!! The bistro lights added so much to your already cool place! I loved our band and Linda’s food and presentation were amazing.

Thanks Michael for helping to make all that work out!
We are all so so so happy!

Nancy 7/20/2013

testis1Dear Paul and Merrily,

What can one say except thank you for a wonderful, warm, sunny, exciting day on June 9th? All of us are still flying high on cloud “10” after the festivities have died down, the bride and groom on their way to a honeymoon in Italy, and the rest of us running through the memories in our minds. It was a very special wedding in every respect, and you and your venue made it even more so.

Your staff were terrific, the food was great, and the warmth and love felt in every direction just added to it all in so many ways. It will be truly a weekend and a moment in time not to be forgotten.

Thank you again for your hospitality. We will take you up on a wine-tasting during the summer – what could be better?


Sheila and Howard Mark (the grandparents of the groom!) 6/9/13

Dear Merrily,

Two glorious days sandwiched between torrential rains! I cannot believe how lucky we were! We were fortunate too in finding a lovely venue at Saltwater Farm Vineyard. While it turned out that we didn’t need the tent, I loved the shading that it provided, the space for gathering around the oyster bar and listening to the music. Adams Garden did a fabulous job with the floral design. The large arrangement out in the vineyard with hydrangeas, grapevines and driftwood was fabulous. At one point, the afternoon light on the vineyard truly resembled a movie set. And the inside space was magical. Doug did a great job with the bistro lights and the uplighting, creating a warm and elegant ambiance. There was just the right amount of space for visiting among the tables and for dancing. I thought that the band, “As You Like It” was perfect. Paul and Gee did a great job and their calming influence was much appreciated throughout the evening. I remember glancing up and seeing you look down on the crowd with a satisfied smile. What an amazing vision you had when you designed the outdoor and indoor spaces!

I am thrilled that my daughter has found a true soul mate and I could not be happier with our entire celebration.

With many thanks –
Susan 6/8/13

testis2Merrily everything went wonderful. I was disappointed that the sun was not shining and there was heavy fog but I must admit the ambience in the fog gave the venue a whole magical, mystical look. It truly was a wonderful event. Your staff was professional and courteous. The vendors you recommended (A Thyme to Cook and T-Ray) were wonderful. I received only compliments about the food and music and wine. Everyone had a wonderful time and all of the Connecticut folks look forward to making a trip down on their own to sit back and enjoy the view, music, and wine.

This was a very international crowd and I was a bit nervous in planning this event given some of the wonderful places our folks are from. However, I had no reason to worry …. Your Connecticut vineyard and the beautiful building held up just fine and impressed our very international and well traveled crowd.

Thank you once again for creating this unique venue in our state… I am happy I found it and look forward to getting out there again when I am not working so I can sit back and enjoy the view, the music, and the wine.

Best regards,
Terri 6/6/13

Just wanted to thank you and your staff. Your vineyard was the most magnificent venue for Alex’s wedding. It was beautiful and your staff could not be more helpful. Consider me a reference point if you need one.

Susan 6/1/2013

Hi Merrily

testimonialonesieV2I hope this email finds you well! I cant believe it has been 5 months since Bryan and I got married at Saltwater! We are still working on our pictures, and the album, but our friends and family continue to rave about the venue and our entire day (power outages included – its a great part of the story!) We also cannot believe we have not gotten back to visit since we were married. But it has been quite the summer for us! I changed jobs and we found out we are expecting a little addition to the Saltwater family! We definitely had a honeymoon baby and are due at the beginning of February! Needless to say the case of Pinot Noir that we bought the day before the wedding is sitting waiting for the day Bryan and I can share it again. I will not let him open a bottle with out me!

You have all made us feel like a part of the family so we wanted to keep you in the loop on our latest and greatest. We hope to try and visit soon, but the fact that i can only enjoy the smell of the wine may be too tempting for me, although Bryan would have a designated driver.

We hope all is well with you and the team. Please give our best to Michael, Paul, Kimberly, Daley, and everyone else

Speak to you all soon
Alissyn (5/11/13)

“I just wanted to thank you again for all that you did for us throughout the wedding planning process. Yesterday was more incredible than we could have ever imagined. To say that Saltwater Farm was the ideal location for our winter wedding is an understatement. It was truly perfect. You and Michael made us feel like family from the moment we met you. Our guests loved every single detail and were in awe of the vineyard. I can’t tell you how many times we were asked, “How did you find this place? It’s amazing!” We really can’t thank you enough for everything.

I also wanted to let you know that our band, Hot Cat Jazz, was a big hit with the guests. For us, they had the right vibe and were appropriate for all ages. I thought they were a talented group and I know many people just enjoyed listening to the performance (like my 93 year old grandma, who I’m told was boogying in her wheelchair). So they might be a good one for future couples to consider!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! We will definitely see you again, Saltwater Farm will be a part of our lives forever!

Esta & Tom 1/19/2013


2012 Wedding Testimonials


Dear Merrily,

I just wanted to thank you for allowing us to use your space. It is so beautiful and I could not of asked for a better venue. It was such a pleasure dealing with you. My husband and I look forward to many more memories there.

Heather & Brian 10/5/12


testis3Dear Merrily, Mike & the Saltwater Farm team,

We just want to thank you for helping to make our wedding day perfect! Merrily, thank you for making us feel welcome from the moment we arrived to tour the vineyard and for answering all my questions throughout the year. You made the process very easy! And a thank you to your wonderful staff for taking care of us and our guests that day. Everything went perfectly, even the tornados stayed away! I don’t think we’ll ever stop getting compliments about how gorgeous the venue was! Saltwater Farm really is such a special place and I feel so luck to have
had our wedding there. Keep doing what your doing! All the best!

Seb & Lisa 9/8/2012

Hi Merrily!

We got back from Greece last week- it was an absolute dream! The trip of a lifetime! I’m a little late in responding to your email but I really wanted to say thank you. Your vineyard was truly perfection! It offered everything I had dreamed of for so long and I couldn’t be happier with the end result! So many of our guests commented that it was the most gorgeous and unique wedding they had ever attended. You, Michael and Paul were always so approachable, helpful, kind and down to earth. Working with everyone at Saltwater was a pleasure from day one. I really appreciated how responsive you were whenever I called or emailed with a question. You have no idea how much a bride appreciates getting a quick response when she’s dealing with 10 different vendors and a million details!
I can guarantee that Kenny and I will be back often to visit! Thank you, thank you for providing the backdrop to our perfect day. You helped make our day everything I had always wanted and more!

Laura & Kenny 8/17/2012

testis5“I wanted to again thank you for opening up your beautiful vineyard to us for our wedding day. It was an amazing day despite the crazy weather! All of our guests loved the venue so much and it is still the topic of many conversations! I also know that some of our guests who live around the area have visited you since our wedding! This includes my grandfather, who was so worried about the property after hurricane Sandy that he and his wife had to drop by to see how you were. Paul remembered my grandfather and shared with him a CD of pictures that he took from our wedding day. My grandfather was so thrilled and shared these pictures with us during our visit at Thanksgiving. I owe Paul a personal thank you, as he will never know how much we appreciate these photos, especially since our professional pictures did not come through.

When we booked your venue you were kind enough to offer us a document of vendors you recommended and/or couples had used previously. I can’t tell you how wonderful this was for us as an out of state couple! You took the original research off of our shoulders and this gave us a great place to start exploring to find our perfect vendors! I wanted to share with you our vendor experiences in hopes that the information might help future couples.

Steve & Shanan 07/27/2012