12 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.


The Garden House at Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center

Ridgefield, CT

Fab Features: beautifully restored collection of historic buildings in the heart of Ridgefield • variety of lovely event spaces from the bricked wall garden with a reflecting pool surrounded by lush landscape to the Garden House with French doors leading to a quaint terrace • intimate receptions beneath a white tent or inside the charming Garden House with ornate crown molding and antique chandeliers

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$
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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: $ • $$
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Roseland Cottage

Woodstock, Connecticut

Fab Features: dazzling 1846 Victorian Gothic Revival house adorned with distinctive gables • intimate al fresco events in the intricately patterned, boxwood-edged gardens, designed in the traditional 1850s parterre style • your rental fee supports Historic New England's mission to preserve and share New England heritage

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $
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l'escale

Greenwich, Connecticut

Fab Features: stylish restaurant where you can arrive by boat for dockside dining • chic, authentic Provençal 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: $$ • $$$
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Interlaken Inn

Lakeville, Connecticut

Fab Features: charming, historic inn & resort • exchange vows next to a peaceful lake, in the gardens, or under the tented pavilion • weekend wedding packages include use of their cozy 83 guest rooms

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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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: $ • $$
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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: $
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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: $ • $$ • $$$
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The Hartford Club

Hartford, Connecticut

Fab Features: 1904 Georgian Revival Clubhouse with 10 upscale residential-style banquet rooms boasting city views • the private, secluded garden patio is an urban oasis, perfect for small gatherings • innovative menus feature a delectable interpretation of fine global cuisine

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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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: $$ • $$$
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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: $ • $$
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Florence Griswold Museum

Old Lyme, CT

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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