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Fire at wedding venue leaves brides concerned

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Wrights Mill Farm was seriously damaged and left some brides worried about their scheduled weddings at the venue. (WFSB) Wrights Mill Farm was seriously damaged and left some brides worried about their scheduled weddings at the venue. (WFSB)
CANTERBURY, CT (WFSB) -

After a fire broke out at Wrights Mill Farm in Canterbury Wednesday night, many brides-to-be feared the worst.

The fire destroyed the farm's kitchen and damaged their lodge. 

The farm takes reservations for weddings two years in advance and many wondered if they would be cancelled.

Channel 3's Kevin Hogan spoke with a woman whose wedding will go on as planned.

When Erin Szarkowicz got engaged to her fiance last year, she had only one place in mind for her outdoor wedding. 

The bride-to-be said she never worried her outdoor wedding would be compromised.

"I've had faith with the whole way that they were going to work something out for us," said Szarkowicz.

In fact, it was the farm she worried about, even though her wedding is booked for June 10.

"Of course the nurse instinct in me was to hope everybody was okay," said Szarkowicz.

Szarkowicz said she heard the news from her cousin.

"My cousin actually texted me because she's part of the fire department," said Szarkowicz.

Szarkowicz was later informed by the farm that her wedding could go on as planned.

Most scheduled events at the farm have not been cancelled.

One person was treated for smoke inhalation. The fire was determined to be accidental

The farm said the majority of the weddings will take place in the farm's pavillion.

They said although they are devastated by the incident, the farm is slowly working it's way back up to speed.

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