13 Connecticut Venues Perfect For A Small Wedding

Planning a small wedding? Connecticut offers an array of stellar options for an intimate celebration! Go for glam at a historic luxury resort, fun at a bowling alley bistro, or rustic at a restored 19th-century barn.


Westbrook Inn Bed & Breakfast

Westbrook, CT

Fab Features: exchange vows beside the babbling river or beneath a flower-draped gazebo • intimate receptions in the historic dining room • opt for a sweet couple's elopement or book the whole inn (with lodgings for 20!) for a weekend-long celebration

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

l'escale

Greenwich, Connecticut

Fab Features: stylish restaurant where you can arrive by boat for dockside dining • chic, authentic Provencal décor incorporates 200-year-old terra cotta tiles, a fireplace from a country castle, and oak cabinetry made from French window frames • inventive menu brings a special French flair to everything from hors d’oeuvres to desserts

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Tarrywile Park and Mansion

Danbury, CT

Fab Features: expansive park and historic mansion nestled in the rolling hills of Fairfield County • dreamy ceremonies bathed in dappled light under the vine-wrapped Grape Arbor, or in the covered veranda • tented receptions on the lawn or in the glass-wrapped Conservatory

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Green Haven

Pomfret Center, CT

Fab Features: stunning natural setting surrounded by mature trees, beautiful glens and meadows, and sweeping views of the area's verdant hills and valleys • gorgeous al fresco ceremonies under the massive sugar maple named the "Tree of Life" or in the wildflower-dotted Orchard • customizable packages include the assistance of a skilled event planner, with plenty of room for your unique vision

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$

The Spinning Wheel

Redding, CT

Fab Features: 1742 saltbox house-turned-restaurant with lovely garden • classic early Connecticut architecture, like a great stone hearth and reclaimed timber, exude rustic charm • delectable in-house menus and a warm, welcoming atmosphere

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Burr Mansion

Fairfield, Connecticut

Fab Features: historic landmark in the heart of Fairfield’s Old Post Road district • 4 acres of lush gardens and reflecting pools provide endless photo ops • the 15 different event spaces are designed with high ceilings and classic details

Catering: BYO
Price: $

Graduate Storrs

Mansfield, CT

Fab Features: cool, quirky hotel nestled on the UConn campus • lovely design details include wood-beamed ceilings, custom light fixtures, and fanciful artwork • cheeky, eclectic guest rooms are designed with a mix of classic plaids and locally inspired art

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Madison Beach Hotel

Madison, Connecticut

Fab Features: luxury resort with private beach • say “I do” on the sand or from a raised porch with stunning water vistas • guests can indulge in activities like golf, kayaking, and spa treatments

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Inn at Middletown Hotel

Middletown, Connecticut

Fab Features: the colonial-style inn boasts a beautiful red-brick façade and a two-story curving staircase • intimate celebrations in the mahogany paneled Patriot Room • large picture windows overlook Middleton’s historic Main Street—voted “America’s Most Romantic Main Street” by the Huffington Post

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

The Spa at Norwich Inn

Norwich, Connecticut

Fab Features: Georgian Colonial Inn • the oval reflecting pool with fountains, perennial gardens, and century-old oak trees form a beautiful backdrop for your wedding • all wedding packages include a Swedish massage for the couple

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Avon Old Farms Hotel

Avon, Connecticut

Fab Features: luxurious hotel nestled on 20 acres of manicured grounds • garden ceremonies bordered by tall trees • the terrace of the Towpath Ballroom provides the perfect space for enjoying cocktails and views of the lovely landscape

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

Florence Griswold Museum

Old Lyme, Connecticut

Fab Features: receptions in the Colonial Revival manor house with its spacious veranda provides a great indoor/outdoor flow for events • al fresco celebrations overlooking the Lieutenant River • dine beneath the stars or under a grand tent on the Garden Terrace

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$


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