Branford House Mansion 1084 Shennecossett Road • Groton • Connecticut 06340


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Rising like a castle at the edge of the water, this turn-of-the-century mansion, with its carved Gothic paneling and Baroque fireplaces, will make any bride feel like a princess.
  • Lush rolling lawns and panoramic views of both the Long Island Sound and Fishers Island set the stage for a romantic outdoor ceremony.
  • Extravagance made reasonable—once built for a cost nearly 10 times the money held by the biggest bank in Connecticut, this amazing place is now part of UConn and an absolute bargain for weddings and event rentals.


Video by Alex Lewis.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $3,500–6,100/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Time of year
  • $6,100 | Peak Season May 1–October 31
    $4,300 | Mid Season April & November
    $3,500 | Off Season December 1–March 31$5,600 from May 1 - October 31

    There is an additional $2,000 lawn usage fee for tents over 1,600 square feet.

Additional Info
  • There is a $500 fee for patio or lawn tents (rented from an outside vendor) that are 1,600 square feet or less.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 200 350
Cocktails, etc. Standing 350 350
Reception Seated 200 350
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 150.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Late Night

Essential Info


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Couples have the option to choose their own full service caterer.



Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, Friday–Sunday & holidays, until midnight. Weddings take place in 10-hour blocks.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Ballroom
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Mansion
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Unique
  • Beach / Ocean

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Ocean / Bay
  • Panoramic


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