Wedding Testimonials

Lakefront Wedding Ceremony

Lake front wedding ceremony

Wedding ceremony with trellis

Wedding ceremony with trellis

White birch trees at the lake

White birch trees at the lakeside wedding site

What our wedding couples have said about us...

We had a fabulous stay at Interlaken last weekend at the Soltis/D'Augusta Wedding. The Wedding setting overlooking the Lake was spectacular. My daughter took a fabulous picture of the setting and everyone that sees it asks "Where is that?" and cannot believe it is right here in CT!!  Of course the weather co-operated, and that does help, but every venue was beautiful-The Cocktail Hour was perfect and the Wedding Tent/Setup was beautiful.  All the food was exceptional.  Especially loved the appetizers at the Cocktail Hour and  the appetizer crabcake at dinner.  Joe and Darcie picked a beautiful wedding venue for their destination wedding.


Thanks for your e-mail and so much for your outstanding support throughout the time in planning for the wedding of Jeremy and Ali.  You and the staff at Interlaken did an absolutely fantastic job in all the planning for the weekend events and in doing such a great job for the Friday dinner and Saturday wedding and reception events.  I personally thank you for working so well with us on planning for the rehearsal dinner on Friday which turned out to be a great event and evening.  

Diana and I really enjoyed our time at Interlaken and you and your staff have every reason to be very proud of your resort.  We hope to see you again sometime in the not too distant future,  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 


Our recent stay at the Interlaken Inn was everything we had hoped it would be.  Stephanie was attentive yet not intrusive and made us all feel at home. All of the guests enjoyed their meal and the beauty of the premises. The entire staff did an excellent job! We would recommend the Interlaken to anyone who is planning a wedding. In a nutshell, my daughter's wedding was everything I had hoped it would be and then some.

Michele Giroux




We are so thankful for you and your wonderful team at the Interlaken Inn.  Our wedding day was Perfect!  We had an amazing time celebrating our love and joy with all of our loved ones.  Again we thank you for all the time and effort you put into making our day special! 

Much Love,

Joseph & Eleni



Hey Stephanie!! It's so wonderful to hear from you, I hope everyone is doing well! We want to say thank you again for an absolutely flawless wedding, everyone still cannot stop telling us how amazing everything was and how perfect of a venue we chose. We have heard so many times how it was the best wedding they have been to. You guys were exceptionally generous and we are so grateful to have worked with you. We're dying to see photos too, it may be a little longer till we get ours from the photographer but I will send them to you right away!! We would be absolutely honored if you used them on your website. Everything was beautiful, I can't wait to see it all again. I'll email you when we get them. Talk to you soon!!




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My husband and I got married here on 10/13/13. We had the most amazing time ever, largely in part to the event coordinators Stephanie and Brandon. They were extremely helpful throughout the process and made everything stress-free. On the day of the event everything went seamlessly. It is a truly beautiful property and the people there make it even more perfect. I would HIGHLY recommend this place for your wedding or event. The food is also fantastic!



I told you this would happen, we miss you!  

Every single thing about the wedding weekend was absolutely perfect.  We knew it would be as soon as we went up that first weekend in March.  All of you guys are so warm and caring, we felt like we were at home away from home (6 miles, in this case), but nicer, and with everything completely taken care of.  What a perfect launch for a marriage!  We'll definitely be back soon.

Thanks for all, Hedi, Carl and company. :)



Dear Stephanie

We want to thank you for coordinating with your staff a beautiful and amazing wedding for Laura and Michael Lennon at Interlaken Inn.  We were so delighted from the dinner rehearsal, ceremony, to the cocktail hour and the reception.  The wedding day and arrangements were perfect.

Our compliments to Chef Brandon and his staff for preparing delicious meals enjoyed by all of our guests.

We left the Interlaken Inn with beautiful and cherished memories for our daughter and son-in-law.

Thank you,

Linda and Joseph



Steph, Brandon & The Entire Staff,

From the day we got the tour back in November, to our wedding day on September 15th, You all have been absolutely amazing!  Thank you so much for everything – you made our wedding perfect!  From the planning, to the food, to the A+ service – Perfection!  You all are incredible at what you do!

With Love,

Josh and Kim



Posted on Tripadvisor on August 28th, 2013: 

We hosted our wedding at the Interlaken Inn in August 2013 and it was the best decision we made! We were put up in the bridal suite, with a private patio and hot-tub. The hotel was perfect, with plenty of activities for our guests to have an amazing weekend. We had a BBQ on Friday night, followed by a lakeside bonfire. On Saturday, our guests enjoyed the canoes, tennis, nearby hiking, basketball, pool, volleyball and other lawn games on the grounds. The lake is an idyllic spot for the ceremony and the tented reception area is perfect for the reception. On Sunday, we hosted a brunch with more delicious food served up. The onsite wedding coordinator, Stephanie, is a pleasure to deal with and very helpful. The head-chef Brandon runs a great show as well. Many thanks for helping to make our wedding weekend perfect. Our guests all commented on how much they liked the Interlaken!

Click on Tripadvisor to see some photos from their wedding weekend!



We just wanted to let you know that we were extremely happy that we chose the Interlaken Inn for our children's wedding on September 8, 2014.  We had stayed there about ten years ago, and loved everything they had to offer.  It's such a beautiful country inn and we always wanted to come back.  Our families came up on Saturday and they enjoyed the lake, pool, tennis, game room and the restaurant and we felt that the inn provided a perfect setting for our weekend wedding.  The rooms were very comfortable and we found the staff to be very accommodating to all our needs.  My sister needed to change her room and Kevin was extremely friendly and helpful in attending to her needs.  The wedding itself was a wonderful event; one that we will never forget!  Of course, Stephanie and Brandon helped make it fabulous and flawless.  Everyone is still talking about how good the food was!  Stacy and Steve want us all to come back for a few days again next year and we would love to return. 

Michele and Jed


Just wanted to say thank you for a beautiful wedding! Everything went off without a hitch thanks to you. Everyone had a ball and loved the food, especially Spencer and me. Thank you for being so courteous, supportive and helpful throughout this process! We can't thank you enough for making our big day incredibly special and memorable for both us and our families.

Thank you again and good luck with everything!! 

Margaret and Spencer



Thank you so much again for everything!!! You were such a huge part of this experience for me and it was really fun!  I'm going to miss it actually! :)  Every single thing about that weekend was perfect.  More then i could have imagined!  I will most definitely send you the pics as soon as i get them.  Mike is working on them as we speak!!

Thanks again for everything!  We will definitely be back to visit!



Thank you borth for helping us have the perfect wedding.  Our guests loved Interlaken and they raved about the food. 

Warm Regards Karen & Mel



Thank you for helping our dreams come true!  You Rock!!!! 

Matt & Jacqueline



Thank you so much for all your help as we planned and made it through our wedding. It was such a pleasure to work with you. Everytime we met with you and Brandon we left feeling happier and even more confident about the wedding. Your sensitivity, confidence and joy on the day made everything fall into place. We're so glad we got to work with you!
Shelby & Jonah Flateman



We had the best wedding ever and can't say enough about the interlaken. Whether our guests stayed over or went home..all were thrilled with the surroundings, the entertainment, the service, the food, the works. Andrew sky and I are still blown away by it all. Stephanie went above and beyond the call of duty at all times. Even with my detailed requests, she made everything picture perfect and with a smile. Brandon too was super and the food amazing. Thanks again for everything. We are already planning every anniversary with a stay!!



Posted on Yelp:

We held my daughter's wedding for 150 guests at the Interlaken Inn on 8/18/12. We picked the Interlaken as a "mini destination" spot in the middle of the winter based on the charm of the place and the ability to have the ceremony on the edge of the lake. Since we didn't know of anyone that had been to the Interlaken, we booked the place on good faith that it would be beautiful in the summer and that all would turn out fine. And we were pleasantly surprised as everything turned out better than we expected! The grounds at the Interlaken were gorgeous in the summer with great landscaping and pretty flowers. The food and service were terrific. The guestrooms were clean and comfortable. Our guests had a lot of fun all weekend long as there is a lot to do without ever leaving the grounds of the Interlaken. We started with a bonfire on Friday night and then moved on to fishing, boating, kayaking, tennis, local tours, the pool and various other activities. The wedding ceremony and reception were fantastic. The staff - especially Stephanie (wedding coordinator) and Brandon (executive chef) - was very accommodating and focused on all of the details of our affair. They were extremely flexible and tailored the food, beverages and logistics to our liking and without any additional or hidden charges. The original price we agreed on was the price we paid. The wedding was a huge success and I whole heartedly recommend the Interlaken!



Hi Stephanie,
Morgan and I had an absolutely amazing time. The weather was crazy, but still everything went off without a hitch :-) Thank you and Brandon so much! You were both wonderful and made this a truly memorable day for us both!
Next time we are in the area we will bring over some pictures!

Thanks again
Ashley and Morgan



We had a great weekend. Staff was amazing. The coffee was the best I have had ever. Thanks for making my daughter's wedding weekend so special.




Hi Steph,

Thank you so much for everything. We must have said this to you a million times, but everything was perfect, and much better than we had hoped for. The memories (and pictures) will last a lifetime. Things are still a bit busy with Karen's family visiting (they're leaving tomorrow), but it'll be nice to sit back on reflect on everything once we're back to life as usual.

I'm sure Karen and I will visit Interlaken very soon. It's a very special place for us:)




We had a fabulous stay at Interlaken, thank you. The wedding was wonderful and could not have gone more smoothly thanks to Stephanie, who is a terrific asset to the Inn. Just a lovely weekend.

Thanks again.




A very special thank you to all the Interlaken staff from our family. Our daughter Carey envisioned a family event that allowed for flexibility as well having all of the traditional wedding pieces. Interlaken pulled it off spectacularly!

The food was scrumptious only surpassed by the patience and skills of the waitstaff, hotel staff and of course Stephanie and Brandon. You blended the casual and the formal without missing a beat! You gave us the freedom to change some of the events to meet our needs. And of course Stephanie guided us through the day without being pushy.

Over the weekend we had bonfires, barbecues, and breakfasts that went like clockwork. Of course the reception dinner was superb. Our guests kept giving us praise on the site, service and food. Of course it was Interlaken who did it all.

One of our guests commented that this was the second best wedding they had ever attended. Their wedding was first of course!

Thanks again for making our event special and spectacular!

Alan and Joan



Thanks you so much for making our Daughter’s Wedding Weekend so memorable. Brandon and all of the staff were so accommodating. Our Suite was very large and well appointed. All of our family and friends could not say enough nice things about the arrangements and the food.

I cannot thank you enough for making Aaron and DJ's wedding such a success.

You were very easy to work with, accommodating when you could be, and always a pleasure to be around. You handled weather emergencies as if they were nothing, while we were all panicking!!

I don't know what I expected; but with five events I guess I expected something to go wrong. But I was wrong. Everything went very smoothly. I know how hard you and your staff had to work to make it so perfect.

Let me thank you again for a wonderful weekend!

My best,


Mike and I want to thank you again for everything. All of the details were perfect and the day played out exactly how I imagined. It was beautiful!

Thanks again!

Michael and I want to give you and your staff a very big, heart felt thank-you for the part you played in making Heather and Bryan’s wedding weekend perfect!!! A wonderful time was had by all thanks to you! Just wish we could do it “all-over-again”. Hope to vacation at the Inn next summer – hopefully will see you again!

Our appreciation,

June & Michael

Two weeks after Tim and Courtney's wedding we are still on Cloud Nine! It was just what they wanted and your helpfulness and knowledge did much to make it turn out well. They sensed ahead of time that you would be the one they wanted to work with throughout the process, and they were so right. Your willingness to get us whatever it was we wanted took a lot of pressure off and we all appreciated it. And most of all, your attentiveness to us once we were there was comforting and calming.

The Interlaken Inn was a wonderful place for our families to come together for these two dear young people. It was a special moment in the life of our family.

I hope all your clients appreciate your talents. We feel privileged to have benefited from them and thank you for making our experience a pleasant one.

All the best,

I just got your message and wanted to tell you what an amazing job you and your staff did! Our waitress during the night was outstanding, and every single guest raved about the food, the setting, the rooms, etc. It was by far the most fun and beautiful wedding any of us had ever been to.

I'll forward some pics to you ASAP - wait until you see them! I am so thrilled that I get to cherish the memory of my wedding weekend as everything I have ever dreamed of ... and for someone who has planned her wedding since she was 10, that's saying a lot!

Thank you again, and all the best!

Thank you so very much for your time, energy and PATIENCE! It was a very long and at times painful (!) meeting but you met everyone's needs and made everyone feel comfortable and taken care of. We greatly appreciate it!

So thank you and we of course will be in touch.



Just wanted to drop you a line and thank you for all you did to make our day perfect! Everyone (but most of all us) had a fantastic time starting at the rehearsal dinner and right through to the brunch. We have had lots of comments about the great service and of course wonderful setting. We were so lucky with the weather and thank goodness we had the sides off the tent!

Will see you for dinner in the next few months.

Katrina and Lou

It has been over 6 months since our wedding at The Interlaken Inn, but if it is still OK for us to be receiving wedding gifts at this late date, then it is still OK to write to you the letter that we have been meaning to write to you for the last 6 months.

Though words, belated words at that, can’t express our gratitude to you for helping to create the most wonderful experience of our lives, we’re going to give it a try.

Brandon, from the moment we met you we knew that you were the person we wanted to guide our wedding process. We had heard other people’s stories of great wedding planners, terrible wedding planners, and average wedding planners. We had concocted thoughts of what our relationship with “our wedding planner” would be like and how we would relate to him/her. We weren’t sure we would ever be that comfortable with the “wedding planner”. As you noticed, we both have slight control issues that you can chalk up to our careers as a Producer and an Assistant Principal. But with you, it was easy and perfect.

What we found in you was a friend, an advisor, and a maestro of epic proportions. You helped lead logistical situations with a calming hand. You helped navigate emotional situations with a lovely grace. And you helped create the most unforgettable celebration of our love and partnership in a way that felt so exactly “us”. It was as though you had known us for years and you were using personal knowledge of our relationship in order to put things into place that felt unique and special to us.

Brandon, we will never ever forget our experience at The Interlaken Inn, nor will we ever forget you and everything you did to make our wedding so truly special. And what is also amazing, is because of you, your staff, and the talent and skillful ways that you do your job, 165 guests that celebrated our wedding at Interlaken will never forget their experience either.

Much love and appreciation,

Stephanie and Eva

Words can not express the perfection of the weekend, all of which is attributable to you, and your incredible staff. We are awed by your competence and calm and wish you all good things in live

Love Renee & Harold

Thank you! Thank you! For the million things we knew you were working on and the 2 million behind the scene things that we have no clue about! You have been such a pure joy to work with and you put every family member at ease. Your hard work & expertise is appreciated one thousand times over. Many, Many thanks

The Bowes & Arbeitman Families

What a great weekend! Chris & I can not say enough about our experience in working with you over this past year. We were so pleased with how smoothly the ceremony and reception went and how beautiful everything was! The wait staff was great, everyone was very attentive.

We received numerous comments from family & friends mentioning what a wonderful place the Interlaken was & how much fun they had.

It was a crazy year & it was a great comfort knowing that you all would have everything under control & planned for!

Thank you!

Lauren & Chris

PS – Also, many comments regarding the delicious food! YUM!

This is long overdue, but we just wanted to thank you for all the work you and your staff did for our wedding.

Everything turned out just the way we wanted and couldn’t have asked for anything more!

If you ever need us for a recommendation please let us know!

Hopefully we’ll see you next time we are up in the area.

Thanks again!

Steve and Andrea

We apologize for the long delay in writing this as it does not reflect how deeply grateful we are to you for making our wedding day absolutely perfect. You were there for us in ways we never anticipated with patience, efficiency, and always a smile. You kept everyone on track and made do with all the unexpected that came your way. When we got nervous, you kept us calm. When the storm approached you kept it at bay….yes, we even give you credit for that! Because that’s how wonderful you are!

With all our love,

Mary Ann & Jason

A spectacular place for a wedding!”

We have just returned from our daughter's wedding at the Interlaken Inn, and what a memorable weekend it was! The wedding site by the lake is stunning, absolutely picture perfect; and the reception venue is also lovely. Each dinner selection was equally delicious which is rarely the case at such a large event. Everything was perfect thanks in no small part to the outstanding effort of Brandon Scimeca, the Interlaken's wedding coordinator. He thought of everything before we did, handled every little detail with such ease, and was always there through all the months of planning as well as the event weekend to handle any problem in his calm and reassuring manner. He was amazing!
We stayed in one of the very well appointed townhouse suites with a lovely view of the garden area. It was very bright, clean and spacious with all the necessary amenities. The grounds are beautiful although we did not have much free time to enjoy and explore. Other guests were very pleased with the tennis courts and pool. We hope to return again just to relax and enjoy the resort!

We apologize for how long it has taken us to thank you for all of your hard work in helping us with our wedding over Columbus Day weekend.

As you know, we hadn't originally planned to have our wedding in Connecticut, and booked at the Interlaken after we had to make a relatively last minute change in our wedding plans. Looking back, we feel so lucky that we were able to book the Interlaken and that we were able to work with you. You were incredibly helpful throughout the planning process as well as during the wedding itself. During the planning, you helped us think through every detail, and on our wedding day, you helped us to relax as everything fell into place. Everything turned out perfectly from the food, to the ceremony arrangements, to the weather!

As we were planning our wedding, what we wanted more than anything was to find ways to bring our friends and family together in a way that would allow everyone, from the toddlers to the grandparents, to relax and celebrate. The Interlaken was perfect! Those who wanted to sit outside and enjoy the glorious New England weather found plenty of places to do so and those who wanted to run around in the game room playing ping pong and air hockey also had a great time! We really couldn't have asked for anything more.

We really cannot recommend the Interlaken highly enough. Please do not hesitate to provide us as references to anyone interested in booking an event at the Interlaken.

Thank you again,

Sarah and Dahna

I just wanted to thank you once again for a wonderful wedding weekend. It was so well planned and your attention to every detail made it happen so smoothly (I know you can't control the weather). Even the rain drops didn't dampen anyone's mood. Jocelyn and Julian were so happy with the way that everything happened and that is just what Jim and I desired.

Please thank Steph for all of her help and thank you again, Brandon, for helping to make our daughter's wedding day everything that she hoped it would be.
Have a great holiday weekend.

Very sincerely,

Well here it is a week later and the weekend forecast is for a Hurricane - it is all relative - I would take last weeks weather over this weeks any time!!!!!! I must say we were very lucky that the sun came out on Sat. and we were able to have it by the lake - I really can't thank you and everyone else who made it happen.

Just thought you might like to know that everyone thought the food was the best they ever had at a wedding - honestly it was better than the tasting. The food the whole weekend was great - the sat. Continental breakfast was lovely - presentation was perfect!!!!! Morgan's was delicious and if this is all your doing you are one amazing Chef!!!

One of our friends thought it was the best destination wedding they had been to - I think coming inside on Friday was very cozy and the mingling was great - it set up relations for the whole weekend! Everyone thought the weekend ran SOOOOOOOO smoothly without a HITCH!!!! That is when you know someone is great - like I told you or Kevin - said it to someone!!! No one knew we weren't supposed to have a tent!!!!!!!!! etc. etc.

I guess that is enough rambling - it is all part of my separating from the weekend after a summer of non stop planning - hard to believe I go back to work next week.

Take care and thank you so much for doing such a great job - I will send you pictures as soon as I get to that project - still collecting from different friends.