Lyman Orchards

Private Event Venues

Outdoor Event Space for Group Outings and Social Gatherings

Lyman Orchards is centrally located, minutes from Middletown, Wesleyan University and Wadsworth Falls State Park.  With great venue options (outdoor and indoor) and delicious menus, you can count on Lyman Orchards for a memorable get-together! Gathering with co-workers, family or friends, all can enjoy a carefree day filled with good fun, tasty food and fresh air. Offering a unique location for social events including, baby and bridal showers, corporate picnics or meetings.  Make it a full day and add an activity to your event, including our famous corn maze, sunflower maze and seasonal pick-your-own fruit!  Group rates are available.

With great venue options (outdoor and indoor) and delicious menus, you can count on Lyman Orchards for a memorable get-together! Whether it be with co-workers, family or friends, all can gather here for a carefree day filled with good fun, tasty food and fresh air. Providing a unique location for proms, showers and family reunions.

Apple Nine Pavilion - 1,360 sq. ft. Outdoor patio and event space (must be booked with a driving range package), capacity of 70 guests

Apple Barrel Tent - 2,400 sq. ft. Casual outdoor tented picnic area, with volleyball and cornhole option (May - October), capacity of 100 guests

Golf Pavilion - 4,000 sq. ft. Outdoor, tented event space (May - October), capacity of 267 guests

Our hospitality professionals will handle all the details and work with you to create a special day. From picnics and a la carte offerings to tented affairs, we can serve gatherings from 20 to 200 guests.

Corporate Meetings or Retreats

A revered symbol of the Lyman Family's heritage, the Lyman Homestead is located on the northeastern corner of the original parcel of land first purchased by John Lyman in 1741.

Overlooking scenic meadows and golf courses, and nestled within the beauty of the surrounding orchards, the historic Lyman Homestead provides an ideal venue for weddings, celebrations, social occasions, and corporate events. The Lyman Homestead was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.

Contact us to learn more about reserving the Lyman Homestead and outdoor venue space at Lyman Orchards.
Contact Director of Events and Catering, Becky Critchley at 860.349.6046 or via email:

Event Inquiries

Director of Events & Catering Becky Critchley can provide you with a customized proposal outlining details for your event. Simply call her at  at 860.349.6046 or via email: .

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to rent a venue? 
Venue rental pricing varies based on location Please contact us for pricing.

What does the rental include? 
Venue rental includes linens, tables and chairs. 

What catered menu options are available?
Please refer to our catering menus and pricing.

Can I have my wedding ceremony on-site?
We would love to host your ceremony on site.  There is a $500.00 site fee.

Are the venues accessible to guests with disabilities?
All venues are ADA accessible.


If you’re looking to stay in the area as part of your Lyman Orchards experience, we can help. With several accommodation partners to choose from, our staff can help with recommendations depending on the type of stay you’re looking for. They can also help make the arrangements for you and ensure that you receive the best price for your stay as well. Just call Becky Critchley at 860.349.6046 or via email: .
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The Apple Barrel

Monday-Thursday: 9:00AM-6:00PM
Friday-Sunday: 9:00AM-6:00PM

32 Reeds Gap Rd
Middlefield, CT 06455
Phone: 860-349-6000

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lyman golf

Monday-Friday: 7:00AM-5:00PM
Saturday-Sunday: 7:00AM-5:00PM

700 Main Street
Middlefield, CT 06455
Phone: 860-349-6031

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Pick your own

CLOSED for the season.

105 South Street
Middlefield, CT 06455
Phone: 860-349-6015

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