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Making Dreams Come True. One Event at a Time

Candlelight Farms Inn is Connecticut's exclusive wedding and event venue located on a private 600 acre estate on Candlewood Mountain in

New Milford, Connecticut. Candlelight Farms offers two different venues on the grounds, Candlelight Farm Inn Weddings & Hangar Weddings.

Ponds, paddocks, meadows, streams and breath taking views

make up the estate.

Take pleasure in the simple things … a quiet chat on the swing, a peaceful walk to our ponds, meadows and Candlewood Lake, visit with our resident animals, a spirited visit with friends or watch a UCONN game in the Pub/Lounge.

Let us help design your most memorable moments.
We are committed to making your special event flawless & stress free.

Turning a Vision into Reality

Jessica and Carl Dunham senior purchased the Farm in 1941.  There was no electricity on the mountain and was signed by candlelight, thus the name Candlelight Farms. Carl Dunham Jr. has devoted his life in creating his vision of Candlelight - a place of beauty, tranquility , spirituality ,and well being; where people can relax and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Carl's vision has turned into one of the most beautiful and scenic locations in Western Connecticut.

Carl M. Dunham, Jr.
Owner / Operator
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A Personal Touch to Every Detail 

"My brides are the daughters I never had" 

Nancy dedicates her time and energy into cultivating personal relationships with every one that enters Candlelight Farms exquisite property. From your first step down the aisle, to cutting the cake, Nancy will help design, plan and execute your special day flawlessly with her signature personal touch.

From a small event of 20 people to a grand affair of over 400, you will receive one-on-one attention, a warm welcome & guidance every step of the way.

Nancy Saggese
Owner/Manager & Events Coordinator
860-210-0594 |
Kathy Weaver
Event Coordinator

A Perfectionist on Every Detail 

The farm is a perfect alternative to a commercial facility and is ideal for both English and Western riding disciplines.

Susan Brandolin is the barn manager and is well known in our area. She is a highly regarded horsewoman with 30 years experience. She has enjoyed working with horses and riders in multiple disciplines and is an accomplished rider. Susan has also worked as a Veterinarian Technician—giving her a wealth of knowledge and ability to assess many health issues and treatments.

Susan Brandolin
Stable Manager & Equestrian Trainer 
475-529-5756 |
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