10 Of The Best Connecticut Wedding Venues…And Why You’ll Love them

With so many charming places to get married in Connecticut, it’s hard to choose favorites! Offering a mix of options that include wineries, historic buildings, a resort and a farm, here are 10 of the state’s best wedding venues in no particular order.

The Lace Factory
  • Location: 161 River Street, Deep River CT
  • Style: Historic, industrial
  • Fab Feature: You can arrive via the Essex Steam Train, which runs just feet from the venue.
  • Event Space Highlights: The vintage warehouse itself is open and airy, with light flowing in through walls of windows. The metal tresses overhead and warm, wood-plank floor add lots of character. There’s also a gazebo/ceremony site across the street, river views, and plenty of photo ops all around.
  • Notable Services: Event cuisine is handled by Cloud Nine, a catering company that uses fresh, locally sourced food and loves preparing vegetarian dishes.
  • Catering: Provided in-house.

Lace Factory

Lace Factory

Lace Factory



Country Loft
  • Location: 557 Main Street, Woodbury CT
  • Style: Romantic country estate
  • Interesting Tidbit: Country Loft Antiques is THE resource for authentic French Country antiques, as well as an extensive collection of European and American antiques.
  • Event Space Highlights: Celebrate beneath a white tent next to a lake or inside an 18th-century barn, appointed with antiques, reproduction furnishings and handcrafted lighting fixtures.
  • Notable Amenity: The colonial home and guesthouse has 7 bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen and 4 bathrooms for overnight guests.
  • Catering: Provided in-house.

Country Loft

Country Loft

Country Loft



Chamard Vineyards
  • Location: 115 Cow Hill Road, Clinton CT
  • Style: Rustic country winery and farm-to-table bistro
  • Fab Feature: If you’re a wine-loving couple, you can arrange for a private wine cellar tour and tasting for your guests.
  • Event Space Highlights: Ceremonies and receptions are held outdoors, with the vineyards as a beautiful backdrop.
  • Notable Services: Every menu is customized by their chef and features fresh, local ingredients. Family-style farm dinners are popular!
  • Catering: Provided in-house.

Chamard Vineyards

Chamard Vineyards

Chamard Vineyards



Saltwater Farm Vineyard
  • Location: 349 Elm Street, Stonington CT
  • Style: Vineyards meet industrial chic
  • Interesting Tidbit: Back in the 1930s and ’40s, the property was used as a small community airport. In 2001, the then-owner decided to convert the old airfield into a vineyard and the vintage hangar into a winery while preserving much of the building’s original architectural qualities.
  • Event Space Highlights: Their vintage 1930s hangar/winery, outfitted with original wood sheathing, massive timber trusses and an aluminum exterior, opens to terraces with bucolic views of the surrounding property. 
  • Notable Service: This award-winning winery will pair its exceptional varietals with your menu and host a wine-tasting for your guests.
  • Catering: Select from list.

Saltwater Farm Vineyard

Saltwater Farm Vineyard

Saltwater Farm Vineyard



Branford House Mansion
  • Location: 1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton CT
  • Style: Turn-of-the-century castle and grounds
  • Interesting Tidbit:  Built in 1903 to rival the mansions of Newport, RI (and at a cost of $3 million), the 31-room “summer cottage” features a winding staircase of imported Italian marble, paneled walls carved by Italian and German craftsmen, and a two-story fireplace.
  • Event Space Highlights: You can dine and dance in the East and West Wing rooms or in the Grand Ballroom, which opens onto a sprawling veranda (fabulous for cocktails). Outdoor celebrations often take place beneath a tent on the lawn, where you’ll enjoy spectacular water views—a scene that’s especially beautiful at sunset. 
  • Notable Services: An on-site coordinator will help you and your coordinator make all the arrangements for your wedding, including referring you to other event professionals you may need, like caterers, florists, bands, tent rentals, etc.
  • Catering: BYO

Branford House Mansion

Branford House Mansion

Branford House Mansion



Winvian
  • Location: 155 Alain White Road, Morris CT
  • Style: Luxury country resort
  • Fab Feature: You can stay overnight in a treehouse, a greenhouse or a musical conservatory in addition to more traditional individually designed cottages!
  • Event Space Highlights: The historic Gordon Brown House and its tentable patios create a wonderful indoor/outdoor experience.
  • Notable Amenities: Their 5-star farm-to-table restaurant and sommelier-curated wine selection from 13 countries; the tranquil spa, a 40-foot swimming pool, bikes available at every cottage, and acres of grounds to explore.
  • Catering: Provided in-house.

Winvian

Winvian

Winvian



The Munger Barn at the Dudley Farm Museum
  • Location: 2351 Durham Road, Guilford CT
  • Style: Historic rural retreat
  • Fab Feature: The 300-year-old working farm not only includes herb and flower gardens, meadows and woods, it’s also home to sheep, chickens and oxen that you might encounter during a stroll around the property!
  • Event Space Highlights: Exchange vows under the trees, stars, or in a garden full of colorful flowers. Then dine and dance amidst the rustic simplicity of the charmingly reconstructed Munger Barn, originally built in 1890.
  • Notable Amenity: You can arrange a tour of the farmhouse, barns, equipment and animals and introduce your guests to turn-of-the-century life on a family farm.
  • Catering: BYO

The Munger Barn at the Dudley Farm Museum

The Munger Barn at the Dudley Farm Museum

The Munger Barn at the Dudley Farm Museum



The Loading Dock
  • Location: The Industrial Park at 375 Fairfield Avenue, Stamford CT
  • Style: Modern industrial-chic
  • Fab Feature: If you need a more intimate space, there’s an urban-hip ballroom with cement floors, exposed duct work and brick walls.
  • Event Space Highlights: At this loft-like 10,700-square-foot venue, parties flow from the gallery entry into large and small ballrooms—there’s even a retro game arcade!
  • Notable Services: Catering and full event planning are handled exclusively by Abigail Kirsch, a company that’s “developed wedding catering into an art form”.
  • Catering: Provided in-house.

The Loading Dock

The Loading Dock

The Loading Dock



Great River Golf Club
  • Location: 130 Coram Lane, Milford CT
  • Style: Sophisticated, classic
  • Fab Feature: The picturesque landscaped grounds, waterfall and clock tower are popular backdrops for photos.
  • Event Space Highlights: Outdoor ceremonies are held in a white gazebo that overlooks the verdant golf course. Serve cocktails on the patio or rent Monty’s River Grille and enjoy the gorgeous views of the golf course and Housatonic River. For the main event, their lovely ballroom impresses with its high, vaulted ceiling, chandelier and exquisitely draped tall windows.
  • Notable Amenities: You have the services of your very own Bridal Concierge throughout your event, and a luxurious bridal room for you and your bridesmaids. The groom and groomsmen can hang out in a separate lounge.
  • Catering: Provided in-house.

Great River Golf Club

Great River Golf Club

Great River Golf Club



The Bond Ballroom
  • Location: 338 Asylum Street, Hartford CT
  • Style: Elegant, grand
  • Interesting Tidbit: The opulent Hotel Bond, which made front-page news when it opened in 1921, was THE place where Hartford’s elite socialized during the twenties. It dazzled with gilt chandeliers, damask Louis XIV drapes and stunning Hartford views.
  • Event Space Highlights: French doors open into the Bond Ballroom, where 17 towering, arched windows afford unobstructed views of the city, and a magnificent crystal chandelier captures your attention. 
  • Notable Amenity: The Bond Bridal Suite on the 12th (top) floor, is a private room with a balcony where the bridal party can enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, pose for romantic photos, and make an easy entrance down the adjacent sweeping staircase.
  • Catering: Provided in-house.

The Bond Ballroom

The Bond Ballroom

The Bond Ballroom



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