If you’re planning an event around the Newtown, CT area, and you’re looking for a space that will make an impression on your guests, you’re in the right spot. There are hidden gems throughout Fairfield, Litchfield, and New Haven Counties. And all of these spaces allow you to bring your own caterer. Although Butcher’s Best provides catering to nice formal venues and corporate settings, this list is for those who are seeking a unique or rural space for their next family gathering, wedding, office party, or group event.

Castle Hill Farm, Newtown, CT
Situated on 100 acres of picturesque farmland, Castle Hill Farm is a retired dairy farm in Newtown, CT. The Paproski family has owned this unique event venue for four generations and were once of the largest dairy suppliers in Fairfield County. Events like family gatherings, office parties, and birthday parties can enjoy attractions such as private bonfires, hayrides, and pick-your-own-pumpkin events. The property is also perfect for weddings of any size. Hay fields, gardens, a greenhouse, and scenic pastures make this a beautiful and special outdoor wedding venue.

The Silo, New Milford, CT
Magical is one way to describe the Silo’s event spaces. If you’re looking for a truly unique, charming New England experience for your next wedding, office meeting, holiday party, or rehearsal dinner, then check out the Silo. And you can bring your own caterer. The Gallery space features exposed antique beams and high ceilings. It can hold up to 130 standing guests and 100 seated guests. A second event space, known as the Skitch Henderson Museum, has a fireplace, small prep kitchen, and bar, and it can hold 65 standing guests and 40 seated guests. This is the perfect charming blank canvas for you to bring your favorite caterer and create an event that you’ll never forget.

Edmund Town Hall, Newtown, CT
Some may not be aware that Edmund Town Hall has a variety of spaces available for event rentals. This unique landmark has a banquet hall, meeting rooms, a theater, and a gymnasium, making it a versatile option for weddings, family reunions, birthday parties, office parties, office meetings, and more. The banquet hall is a replica of the Alexandria Room in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The meeting rooms are charming and provide a comfortable setting for those looking to get their team out of the office occasionally.

The Hickories, Redding, CT
The Hickories is a working farm that provides fresh produce and free-range lamb and pork, as well as wool, from its flock. This rustic, natural setting is a beautiful place to host a wedding, company picnics, or any number of celebrations. The property features a large, rustic barn with twinkling lights and glowing lanterns, a one-acre pond, and pastures with grazing sheep. The Hickories only offers select dates for private events, so call ahead.

Garden House at Keeler Tavern Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Built in 1915, the Garden House at Keeler Tavern Museum was designed as an elegant space for hosting and entertaining. The space can hold up to 100 guests and features indoor and outdoor space for parties, weddings, office gatherings, and more. The grounds are adorned with lush greenery and flowers as well as charming walking paths. Features include a wood-burning fireplace and full kitchen that your favorite caterer can use. There is also a separate carriage barn that makes a charming space for a wide range of events.

The Washington Club Hall, Washington, CT
Positioned on the historic Washington Green, the Washington Club Hall is the type of space that you might see on the cover of Country Living Magazine. If you’re looking for the quintessential New England wedding or a space for parties, charity events, business meetings, or any other event that requires an elegant, semi-rustic space, check it out. The main hall features large vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, a full kitchen for your favorite Newtown-area caterer, and two covered porches that flank the main hall.