12 Unique Connecticut Wedding Venues

Connecticut offers a range of venues that can make your celebration anything but ordinary. From a riverfront museum and dramatic performing arts center to a historic mansion & gardens or former lace factory, here's a selection of unique Connecticut wedding venues well worth checking out.


Mystic Aquarium

Stonington, CT

Venue Superpowers:

Contemporary Design

Interactive Galleries

Animal Photo Ops

Fab Features: stunning interactive indoor & outdoor spaces will awe your guests (and your fee goes towards funding further research and preservation) • say "I do" alongside the extraordinary belugas, then join your guests to explore the gorgeous galleries, filled with colorful fish and fascinating exhibits • enjoy delectable, curated menus from on-site caterer Lancer Hospitality

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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The Carousel Museum

Bristol, CT

Venue Superpowers:

Fascinating Museum

19th-Century Factory

Affordable

Fab Features: marvel at over 100 years of carousel art and history at this museum housed in a quintessential 19th-century New England factory • two remarkable event spaces boast a treasure trove of antique horses, gleaming wood floors, a Venetian crystal chandelier, and even a working carousel! • fees help support the Museum's mission to preserve and restore these unique works of art

Catering: BYO
Price: $
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Mystic Seaport Museum

Mystic, CT

Venue Superpowers:

Living Museum

River Views

Seasonal Menus

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: $ • $$
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The Lace Factory

Deep River, CT

Venue Superpowers:

Grand Entrance by Train

Huge Windows

Riverside Setting

Fab Features: airy vintage warehouse outfitted with metal tresses, a high ceiling, and wood plank floors • arrivals via the Essex Steam train, which runs just feet from the venue • catering from Cloud Nine highlights fresh, local foods and offers multiple vegetarian options

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Stamford, CT

Venue Superpowers:

Gilded Age Mansion

Working Farm

Affordable

Fab Features: charming museum and working farm offering vistas across the pastures and barns, maple sugaring house, and organic gardens • celebrate in the chic modern Farmhouse, with its natural finishes, high exposed-beam ceiling, and large outdoor terrace with lovely views • or, opt for the historic 19th-century European-inspired mansion, which is surrounded by picturesque classical statues, sculptures and plantings

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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The Garden House at Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center

Ridgefield, CT

Venue Superpowers:

Garden Romance

European Vibes

Fees Support the Museum

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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19Main

New Milford, CT

Venue Superpowers:

Art Deco Bank

Charming Location

Furnished Dressing Suites

Fab Features: former bank nestled at the edge of New Milford's historic town green • gorgeous architectural and design elements like exposed brick, a stately granite facade, a dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows • unique photo ops inside the elegant interior or around the charming surrounding streets, which are peppered with sweet shops, vintage streetlights, and an Art Deco movie theater

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Tamarack Lodge & Glamping Resort

Voluntown, CT

Venue Superpowers:

Camp Vibes

Secluded Forest

On-Site Accommodations

Fab Features: gorgeous retreat set on 28 forested acres abutting Beach Pond Lake • events in the rustic-chic lodge, under the al fresco bandstand, or rent out the entire estate • cozy vintage cabins, glamping tents, and RV and tent sites are available for overnight stays—and all include access to kayaks, boats, and canoes!

Catering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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The Maritime Aquarium

Norwalk, CT

Venue Superpowers:

Modern Architecture

All-Inclusive

Nonprofit

Fab Features: beautiful, beloved nonprofit aquarium located right on Norwalk Harbor • floor-to-ceiling exhibits showcase exotic marine life—dine, dance, and mingle surrounded by sharks in a 110,000-gallon tank, or steal a kiss with a backdrop of gently floating jellyfish • along with the expansive event hall and delicious in-house food & beverage options, your fees will help support conservation efforts

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

Old Lyme, CT

Venue Superpowers:

Intimate Celebrations

Historic Manor & Barn

Riverfront Ceremonies

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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Hill-Stead Museum

Farmington, Connecticut

Venue Superpowers:

Gilded Age Art

Sunken Garden

Manicured Landscape

Fab Features: the turn-of-the-century homestead showcasing the integration of family life with avant-garde art & design • say “I do” in the renowned Sunken Garden, then sip cocktails with sweeping views of the Litchfield Hills • 152 acres of manicured grounds, meandering pathways, and expansive lawns

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

Hartford, Connecticut

Venue Superpowers:

Dramatic Architecture

Downtown Location

In-House Catering

Fab Features: the dramatic Autorino Great Hall is completely enclosed in glass with a spectacular Chihuly chandelier suspended from the 35-foot-high ceiling • other spaces offer hand-carved woodwork, chandeliers, an outdoor terrace, and an Art Deco interior • the innovative event staff will help you plan your celebration

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