13 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.


The New England Carousel Museum

Bristol, CT

Style: Gorgeous museum housed in a quintessential 19th-century New England factory, with two remarkable event spaces featuring a treasure trove of antique horses, gleaming wood floors, a Venetian crystal chandelier, and even a working carousel!

Catering: BYO
Price: $

Mystic Aquarium

Stonington, CT

Style: One-of-a-kind events hosted in multiple stunning interactive indoor and outdoor spaces, including al fresco cocktail hours among the majestic beluga whales and dining & dancing surrounded by colorful marine life.

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

Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Stamford, CT

Style: Charming museum and working farm highlighted by a chic modern Farmhouse and 19th-century European-inspired mansion, both boasting vistas across the pastures and barns, maple sugaring house, and organic gardens.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

The Mountain Room at Mount Southington

Southington, CT

Style: Make your grand entrance in a chairlift before exchanging vows at the base of a stunning slope, then follow with dining and dancing in the Mountain Room, complete with lofted ceilings, wood beams, and soaring windows that frame views of the patio and grounds.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

19Main

New Milford, CT

Style: Elegant former bank nestled at the edge of New Milford's historic town green, boasting gorgeous architectural and design elements like exposed brick, a stately granite facade, a dramatic floor-to-ceiling window in the main reception room, and three of the bank's original vaults.

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

Tamarack Lodge & Glamping Resort

Voluntown, CT

Style: This gorgeous retreat set on 28 forested acres abuts the sparkling Beach Pond Lake, with events held in the rustic-chic lodge, under the al fresco bandstand, or choose to rent out the entire estate (and invite your guests to stay over in cozy vintage cabins, glamping tents, or RV and tent sites!).

Catering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

The Loading Dock

Stamford, Connecticut

Style: Hip, industrial-chic loft-like space with brick walls, a high ceiling, exposed ductwork—even a retro game arcade!

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Pond House Cafe

West Hartford, Connecticut

Style: Cozy oasis featuring a famous rose garden, natural surroundings, and a beautiful ballroom with fireplace.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Florence Griswold Museum

Old Lyme, Connecticut

Style: Captivating riverfront setting with four event venues including a 19th-century barn, as well as a tented Garden Terrace and large Colonial Revival house, both of which overlook the river.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Hill-Stead Museum

Farmington, Connecticut

Style: Turn-of-the-century homestead that includes impeccable gardens, expansive lawns, and sweeping views of the Litchfield Hills.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

Hartford, Connecticut

Style: The dramatic Autorino Great Hall is completely enclosed in glass, while other spaces offer hand-carved woodwork, chandeliers, an outdoor terrace, and an Art Deco interior.

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

Saint Clements Castle

Portland, Connecticut

Style: Fairytale weddings at this glamorous estate modeled after 16th-century castles and featuring manicured lawns, ballrooms, and river views.

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

Burr Mansion

Fairfield, Connecticut

Style: Historic landmark with more than four acres of beautiful gardens and reflecting pools, plus 15 different event spaces.

Catering: BYO
Price: $


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