73 total reviews
I am happy to say that after my wedding, I had absolutely NO regrets in having my reception at Saybrook Point Inn. When why husband and I first got engaged, we had time to look around CT venue sites, and Saybrook Point was the most professional one that we visited. I loved how the setting was right on the water, and there was only one wedding at a time. To me, that made the most difference. During the big day, the staff was so attentive that I didn’t have to worry about a thing! They made sure we ate, bustled my dress (which my MOH was super happy that she didn't have to do it...) and brought all the gifts up to our room at the end of the night. The room my husband and I stayed in that night was just beautiful, and it was nice that we just had to go upstairs.
After the wedding, I had an outpour of complements from friends and family. People were RAVING about the food, and others were so happy about the attention they received with dietary needs. They went out of their way to make every guest (all 190 of them) happy!
Since my wedding, my husband and I have been back twice to eat at their restaurant Fresh Salt, and we already plan on spending our anniversary there!
I cannot say enough positive things about Saybrook Point Inn! I’m sure this sounds like a repeat of all the other reviews, but this place is truly amazing and a class act. In a world where service barely exists, Saybrook Point Inn goes above and beyond to ensure that your wedding day is the perfect day that you have always dreamed of! We fell in love with Saybrook Point Inn during our initial tour and knew this is where we wanted to get married. The tasting and vendor night only reinforced all of our reasons for choosing Saybrook Point Inn. This is a fun evening where all couples from upcoming weddings get together for a faux wedding with a sit-down dinner to try some of the popular dishes and meet a variety of different vendors. What’s not to love with the beautiful water views and gorgeous ballroom though! On the day of our wedding the service was outstanding, the food was delicious, and the venue was beautiful. We worked with Sara for planning our wedding and she was amazing. I’m not sure how she keeps it all straight, but I never had a worry on my wedding day or throughout the entire planning process. From Sara, Ellen, Donna, Joe and everyone in between, the team here is the best and made the day as memorable as it was.
In addition, we just recently returned for our first wedding anniversary. Everyone at the Inn remembered who we were and treated us just as special as they did on our wedding day! I can completely understand why this venue continues to win The Knot “Best of Weddings” award, they will always deserve it!
We fell in love with Saybrook Point Inn from the minute we arrived for our initial tour and knew this was where we had to have our wedding reception! The staff is extremely attentive and will go above and beyond to make everything perfect... and in fact, our wedding was just that... PERFECT! The setting is picturesque, the food is superb, and the staff is amazing. Family members have already returned to Saybrook Point Inn due the phenomenal time they had at our wedding! We look forward to visiting Saybrook Point Inn for years to come and will always cherish the memories of our time there.
One of the best decisions I made in my life (besides marrying Jason M., of course) was to have my wedding ceremony and reception at the Saybrook Point Inn (SPI). They really made the most important day of my life the best day of my life.
From the tour of the inn to the time after the wedding, SPI was always so welcoming and accommodating to all of my questions and requests. The staff was some of the most professionals I have ever met. Sara Sheiffele, the wedding coordinator at SPI, was the best! She was very experienced and hard working while being down-to-earth. She always answered my questions quickly, thoroughly, and honestly, which made my wedding planning experience relatively stress free. Donna, who oversaw the wedding day, was so warm and organized, which calmed my pre-wedding jitters. Joe, my wedding "butler", got me everything I wanted during the reception. My wedding guests complimented on how friendly and attentive the staff was at the reception. And they loved Rory the bartender.
What made SPI stand out from other local venues was that it could be a one-stop shop if you wanted it to be. One could have the ceremony, reception, and the post -wedding breakfast, which I had all three. I got a room for the day to get ready, but SPI will give the married couple a room for the night of the wedding. The rooms were clean and spacious with spectacular views! Wedding guests got a discount for their stay, but they were also many local hotels/motels for guests on a budget. There was also Fresh Salt bar, which opened until one a.m., available for after dinner drinks!
Food was freakin' fantastic! I had the beef tenderloin with the truffle au jus and it was the best piece of beef I've ever had! From the appetizers to the cake, guests thoroughly enjoyed their meals and were full! Jason and I had the opportunity to go to a tasting so we were able to sample their food before selecting the menu.
SPI was not cheap, but you got so much more in service and quality than the other venues I had looked into. Since there was a discount per person during the mid-peak (November, December, April), we decided to have our wedding on November 8, 2014 instead of late September or early October. There was even a bigger discount for off-peak (January, February, March). At least with SPI, they were cut and dry about how much you pay and what you got. Never did they hit us with an unexpected fee. The contract was clear (unlike the wishy-washy one from the now defunct Jordan Caterers at Guilford Yacht Club) and pretty much the wedding package was an all-inclusive deal, which saved us money and time from bartering with different vendors. Most importantly, we were treated like royalty.
Even though it has been a month since my wedding, I'm still getting compliments on the event, many coming from guests with very particular tastes!
When people say that your SPI wedding was the best wedding ever, then it is recommended that you look into SPI for your next life celebration event!
Thank you, SPI!
Having our wedding at Saybrook Point Inn was the best decision we made for our wedding. Yes, it is expensive, but you get way more than you pay for in terms of the quality and service you receive. Our families were blown away at how attentive and professional the entire SPI staff was, and it truly made our day special. During the entire day of the wedding we did not have to think about one thing when it came to the logistics, the entire staff took care of us and made it so we could actually enjoy ourselves and our guests. Sara was amazing from the first time we met her. She was very patient with all of our questions and was very responsive, especially in the coming weeks/days before the wedding. I couldn't have asked for anyone better to help plan our wedding! The day of, Donna really took care of us with all the details and was so friendly! She was even there the following day at our breakfast and took care of everything there. The location is great, the food is wonderful and the staff is amazing - I couldn't have asked for anything more from our venue! I highly, highly recommend them!
Everything was wonderful! The staff were friendly and very accommodating to all of our guests. The food was delicious and the venue was stunning!
Was just married at Saybrook Point this month and we could not have been happier. Everything about the day was incredible. Our guests had nothing but rave reviews. We would recommend this venue to anyone. The food is fabulous, the staff amazing, and the setting is perfect.
From the moment we stepped onto the Saybrook Point Inn's property we knew this was the wedding venue for us. Beyond it's New England charm and incredible views of the water and marina, the venue had so much to offer. We arranged a tour of the site one morning on a whim. Boy, were we thankful for that "whim"! We were warmly welcomed and accommodated by every staff member on site from the moment we walked through the door even before we made it official. The venue is family-owned so we experienced outstanding, personal service throughout our planning process. We never felt like "just another client".
We specifically worked with Ken, Ellen, and Donna on the sales and banquet teams who were all absolutely marvelous. Ken was incredibly accommodating with our needs and made sure everything in our contract was clear, understood, and to our liking. Ellen took it from there and was with us every step of the way planning our special day. Always prompt to respond, she answered every question no matter how small and constantly offered solutions and enthusiasm for every idea and detail. Donna, our banquet manager, made sure the day-of went along without a hitch. We interacted with her occasionally throughout our 9-months of planning and she always greeted us with a hug and huge smile. I cannot say enough good things about the staff. As a former corporate event planner, I have worked with many planners but this team is top-notch, seasoned, and dedicated! They make you feel like you're planning your wedding with your friends, not hired professionals.
Our wedding took place on a Friday in early October. We were fortunate to have beautiful weather that day so we had the ceremony on their back patio overlooking the marina. Cocktail hour followed also on the patio and the reception in the ballroom. We always had indoor backup locations for the ceremony and cocktail hour because the SPI only hosts one event at a time. We really liked this because we never felt like we were vying for the attention of the staff. The exact opposite actually! The staff checked-in with us even when we weren't reaching out to them to see how everything was going and how they could help.
The day of the wedding could not have run any smoother. Everything from the complimentary shuttle that brought our guests from another local hotel to the SPI for the ceremony and reception, to the banquet team making sure the wedding party got plenty of food and drink during cocktail, and finally to Donna making sure we were able to enjoy our meals at the reception amidst greeting all our guests. As if they hadn't done enough, they even surprised us with champagne in our room and complimentary SPI glasses for us to take home at the end of the evening.
And we must mention the food. Oh the food! We kept hearing about how great the food was from previous reviews. Well, let us just say - it's true! We attended a group tasting (think "attending a pretend wedding with all the venue's preferred vendors") and the food presented was good. We were happy with it but wouldn't give it it's own paragraph in our review. But on the day of the wedding, the food was INCREDIBLE. Our guests raved about each and every course and the service that went along with it.
We truly cannot imagine having had our wedding anywhere else. The entire process was stress-free and fun! We cannot wait to go back to the SPI to celebrate our future anniversaries. It will always have a dear place in our heart.
I knew I wanted to go back to my CT shoreline roots to get married and investigated several of the venues available in the area that offered the elegant, waterfront setting I was looking for. I got the feeling very early on at Saybook Point that we were on the same page in terms of how to throw an elegant and memorable affair - and I was RIGHT. I'm so happy I chose an amazing venue like the SPI that knows what they are doing. They made everything so easy for a busy bride like me! The in-house wedding planning with Sara was perfect, she was responsive to my questions and accommodated the few special touches I wanted to add. Choosing my other vendors was also so easy with SPI's vendor recommendations - it became very obvious that it's a selective list and again made my life so much easier.
The week of your wedding is chaos. Know that in advance. However, the staff at SPI handled it all in stride with me as I showed up with tons of boxes for decorations and specialty items. When the day came, they had everything set up perfectly - not a thing out of place. It was actually set up even better than I had pictures in my head.
The day itself was fabulous. It's been a month now since our wedding, and I am STILL hearing from friends and family who were in attendance how much they loved the venue. People were just blown away by the food and the service provided by the staff. As well as the unmatched ocean front views and accommodations of course.
The staff also helped me just be a bride and enjoy the day as much as possible. Right from when we arrived from the church to do photos, my husband and I were greeted with champagne and passed apps so we didn't miss all the good stuff happening at our cocktail hour. Little did I know it at the time, but that fabulous gentleman would become our "keeper" for the rest of the night (which I say incredibly fondly!). He checked in with us constantly, made sure we ate food, visited tables, danced, etc. Between him, the event manager Donna, and the vendors I had chosen, they orchestrated the most well-run large event I've ever been a part of. I wanted an upscale and classy but fun wedding and SPI was the perfect place to make it happen. I would have my wedding there again in a heartbeat!
Do yourselves good ladies, check out the Saybrook Point Inn!
My husband and I were blown away by the service that Saybrook Point Inn provided. We truly enjoyed our day! During and after our wedding, our guests raved about the experience they had.
Thank you Saybrook Point Inn for the many memories!
Ashley & David
Saybrook Point Inn did a great job of capturing the essence of our wedding day! From day one, they listened to what we wanted as the bride and groom. Following our wedding, our guests talked about the venue, food, accommodations, and overall service of our special day for weeks. Even though we had torrential downpours on our wedding day (on the 4th of July), you never would have known from the photos given the amount of love that was felt by all! It truly was the most amazing day of our lives and we could not have been happier with everything! The service was amazing and we truly felt valued on our day and not "just another couple getting married." Thank you Saybrook Point Inn!
Oh my! How can we ever thank all of the wonderful folks at Saybrook Point Inn for the most wonderful fairy tale wedding reception? The beautiful waterfront setting is fantastic and the staff is incredible and will go above and beyond to make everything perfect... and in fact, our wedding was just that... A+++! It began last fall with a chance visit looking for our wedding reception site. We fell in love with SPI from the minute we arrived and knew this was where we had to have our wedding reception! While walking around, we were greeted by superstar Dean. He gave us a memorable tour and assured us that it would be the reception of a lifetime! Later we met up with wedding planner extraordinaire Sara who took charge of all of our arrangements. She was professional, knowledgeable and could not have been nicer…..even when we sent hundreds of emails!! Wedding planner Ellen did a terrific job when Sara was on maternity leave and they worked together seamlessly. They also helped with numerous other things like referring hair stylist April Murallo who went right to the bridal suite and did an amazing job! They set us up for quite a day! The day started with the perfect wedding at St. John’s church along with Father Greg and the music of renowned musical director Tim Stella. As we came out of church to head over to the Saybrook Point Inn, we were greeted by the first of two rainbows of the day (sent from heaven!) and the Westbrook Junior Colonials Fife and Drum Corp. We stepped off the Jolly Red Trolley to a glass of champagne and the beginning of our dream evening. Cocktail hour on the patio above the docks was unbelievable. The hor d’oeuvre displays, including specially requested watermelon carvings were out of this world. We also had the Caribbean Vibe steel drum band playing and that along with the second rainbow made that an enchanting experience. Then it was into the main event….Our reception was excellent beyond words thanks that night to Donna and Joe and all the staff. Donna, Donna...we can’t thank you enough for all of the countless things you did (most that we would have never thought of) including sitting on the floor getting a stain out of my dress and bustling it 3 times! Joe anticipated our every need and all of the staff was top notch. The food and ambiance was exceptional and our guests are still raving about the entire experience. We had several special requests and Sara, Donna, the Chef and entire staff, made them all happen. The chocolate devastation cake from one of their recommended bakeries, Pastry Fusion, was to die for. Many recommended The Cartel’s for our band and that was the perfect choice for us. Karen and the whole orchestra had the whole evening choreographed flawlessly and they worked seamlessly with SPI. The dance floor was always full and an awesome time was had my all! We also loved the history and beauty of the entire Inn and especially the guest rooms which were elegant, spacious and luxurious (fireplaces). We know some of our guests have already returned! We stayed on for a few days and were treated like royalty. All staff were special, every restaurant visit was great, the Spa was absolutely wonderful...the experience was magnificent!
We highly recommend Saybrook Point Inn to anyone looking for the perfect place for a wedding venue. Thanks to all involved for being a part of our wedding. Dean was so right…it was a fairy tale time of our lives.
Saybrook Point Inn was a dream venue. The facility is beautiful and the staff is out of this world. I felt like I was a princess. The attention to detail and personal attention we received was exceptional. The day was more than I could have imagined. They are experts at what they do!
My husband and I were so happy that we chose Saybrook Point Inn to have our wedding ceremony and reception. From our very first meeting there, we knew it was the place for us. The outside ceremony/cocktail hour space was beautiful and breathtaking, as was the reception ballroom.
We cannot say enough about the staff at The Inn. Donna and Sara went above and beyond what we could have imagined and made our wedding day and the planning process perfect and easy. The two of them were an absolute delight to work with. The day of our wedding we also had Joe and Dean working with us and they were so helpful as well.
We received many compliments about the venue, food and staff and we are still getting compliments over a month later.
Saybrook Point Inn truly made our dream wedding possible. I highly recommend them.
We attended a wedding at Saybrook Point a few years ago and fell in love, and rightfully so. So, when we started looking into venues, it was a no-brainer. We met with Sara and she was so incredibly knowledgeable, professional, invested, and engaging. She was our primary consultant throughout the entire planning process and always had a very quick response time. When I hit my "Bridal Wall," she was reassuring. Sara gave her all and you could see that she genuinely enjoyed it! Donna was her right-hand woman! She radioed for seltzer when my dress got a stain on it. She and Sara were diligent and undeniably dedicated the entire process, all of the way through the wedding. I was a DIY bride and I went all-out with mason jars! They served as favors, containers, vases, and candle holders so there were probably 19 cases (give or take!). The staff was so accommodating and made me feel like I wasn't the "Crazy Mason Jar Bride." Ed, Bernard, and Francois helped us unload and load (and unload and load!) everything and were just so friendly and helpful. Scott and Brandon at the front-desk were always polite and great with all of our guests. Dean was just amazing to me and my husband, as well as our bridal party. The food was superb. We received so many compliments on everything, from hors d'oeuvres to the appetizer (the ravioli is to die for!) to the entrees. We did buffet-style, and the food was anything but! Nothing was dry or chewy or drenched in sauce. It was all perfectly cooked, presented, and served. I know this is a very long review, and awesome if you have decided to read the whole thing! We loved it there so much that we made a long weekend of it! We were married on a Friday and stayed the Thursday night before until the Monday after! This is the place to have your dream wedding! There just are not enough words to express how dynamic everything truly was! We plan on returning for our anniversary every year and look forward to doing so!
My husband and I chose this venue based on the location in Connecticut and proximity to the water and I am thrilled that we did. From beginning to end everything was perfect. Sara, my bridal consultant, was phenomenal. She was so nice and accomodating. She worked with me on every detail to make sure that it suited my needs. Donna, the banquet manager, was fabulous for the night of the wedding. She made sure that every detail Sara and I discussed was executed perfectly. Joe, my attendant, was by my side the entire night making sure that I was taken care of and everywhere I needed to be. Rubson, a waiter, was also attentive and responsive to the needs of my guests. The food was fantastic. All of my guests commented about how beautiful the venue was and how delicious the food was as well. The one negative was that we upgraded to a pasta bar during the cocktail hour, but it was set up in a corner and after the wedding a number of guest said they didn't even know/see a pasta bar, including my mother who knew that we had got one. Other than that, it was perfect and I would highly recommend this venue. It is a beautiful and tranquil setting and the people that work there are kind, accomdating and attentive to the bride, the groom and their guests.
This place is amazing. It is elegant, upscale, comfortable and beautiful. Amazing food and top notch service.
I just had my wedding last night at Saybrook Point, and I could not have been more pleased! My husband and I can't get over how perfect our day was. The staff was amazing, a few to name; Sarah, Donna, and Dean, an absolute pleasure to deal with! Dean pulled me aside to make sure I ate and my dress was bustled. Donna carried my shoes and purse and accommodated me all night long. I am truly grateful for the staff. The service and food were excellent, the honeymoon suite was gorgeous! I would gladly recommend this place to anyone and I would love to visit every year on our anniversary! The scenery is breathtaking also. An absolutely perfect wedding! Well worth every penny.
This was the perfect venue for my wedding. We had 50 guests and the ceremony and reception were all done outside. The food was excellent and my guests raved about it. The location could not have been any more beautiful. Sara was very responsive to my special requests and needs and made my planning all the easier.
Great place! everyone super helpful!
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Elegant Waterfront Weddings
For the most important day of your life, experience the luxury of the Saybrook Point Inn and Spa. Spectacular waterfront views creating memories that last a lifetime. Our wedding specialists are dedicated to seamlessly delivering every detail of your most important event.
- Price Range: $$$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Liquor License, On the Water, Onsite Overnight Accommodations, Onsite Parking, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Tented Area, Valet Parking
- Capacity: Up to 250
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Boat/Yacht, Hotel/Resort, Inn/B&B, Unusual/Alternative
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2015
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2008
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2007