12 Cool Connecticut Waterfront Wedding Venues

Connecticut’s coastline makes an irresistible backdrop for events. Each of these waterfront wedding venues has its own style, but all of them possess the unique quality that being on the water bestows.


The Owenego

Branford, CT

Fab Features: 19th-century hidden gem inn nestled in a scenic nook of Branford • incomparable views of the Long Island Sound and waterfront garden from the ceremony site on a grassy knoll • the venue's neutral palette, customizable menus, and expert staff ensure your vision is brought to life

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

Connecticut River Museum

Essex, CT

Fab Features: lovely riverfront museum in charming Essex • breezy receptions on the River Front Lawn with panoramic views of the water and colorful sailboats passing • from the museum's dock, make a grand entrance or a memorable exit via boat

Catering: BYO
Price: $

Mystic Seaport Museum

Mystic, CT

Fab Features: wonderful museum designed as a faithful recreation of a 19th-century seaport village • exchange vows at Lighthouse Point, overlooking the Mystic River • receptions in the rustic, open-walled Boathouse, with its beautiful weathered wood siding

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

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: $ • $$

Branford House Mansion

Groton, Connecticut

Fab Features: 1903 mansion boasts a winding marble staircase, a two-story fireplace, and warm, hand-carved wooden interiors • romantic Grand Ballroom opens onto a sprawling veranda with panoramic views of the Long Island Sound • expert on-site coordinators for no-stress planning

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

Mystic Yachting Club At Willow Point

Groton, CT

Fab Features: pretty Cape Cod and Arts and Crafts-inspired architecture is the hallmark of this gorgeous club on the banks of the Mystic River • 360-degree water views from its secluded grounds and oversized windows • rich wood accents, delicate, vintage-style fixtures, a graceful staircase, and abundant natural light accent the two-story clubhouse

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: $$ • $$$

Anthony's Ocean View

New Haven, CT

Fab Features: exquisite beachfront ceremonies on the sand, framed by palm trees and the Long Island Sound • elegant ballrooms offering outdoor access, sweeping garden and ocean views, and sparkling chandeliers • luxe packages include personal maître d' service, state-of-the-art lighting, video, and sound systems, and delectable, multi-course menus

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

The Point at Norwalk Cove

Norwalk, CT

Fab Features: exchange vows on a secluded beach with uninterrupted views of the Long Island Sound and Norwalk Islands • cocktail hour on the pier and invite guests to play games on the lawn • seasonal, bespoke menus are the signature foundation of the venue's exclusive caterer ONTHEMARC

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

Guilford Yacht Club

Guilford, Connecticut

Fab Features: al fresco ceremonies with a backdrop of the virgin salt marshes • tented celebrations on the expansive lawn • intimate receptions on the flagstone patio

Catering: Preferred list
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: $$ • $$$

Saybrook Point Resort & Marina

Old Saybrook, CT

Fab Features: exchange vows on a courtyard overlooking the marina • elegant indoor celebrations in the Lighthouse Gallery • charming accommodations in two historic guesthouses

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

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