These Small Wedding Venues in Connecticut Are Perfect For a Cozy Crowd

Plan your nuptials in New England at one of these gorgeous Connecticut venues.
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Jacqueline Mann
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Jacqueline Mann
The Knot Contributor
  • Jacqueline writes articles for The Knot Worldwide that cover an array of wedding-related topics.
  • She previously worked as a marketing manager for a wedding venue where she learned the intricate details of wedding planning.
  • Jacqueline graduated from Bluefield University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and communications.
Updated Apr 12, 2023

Whether you're looking for romantic B&Bs, waterfront ceremonies or lush garden backdrops, you'll love our favorite small wedding venues in Connecticut. As the southernmost state in New England, Connecticut is known for its natural beauty and cultural heritage. It's also home to gorgeous spots for all of your wedding day events.

Sometimes bringing together just your closest loved ones to celebrate your big day with you creates a more meaningful experience. As you're planning your small wedding, think about those who mean the most to you and include them on your guest list. And don't forget to check out The Knot Marketplace to find all of the vendors and venues you need for your intimate wedding.

From rustic romantic barns to flower-filled conservatories, we're sure you'll love these cozy spaces for your wedding. Ready to say "I do" in New England? Keep reading to find the best small wedding venues in Connecticut.

Green Haven in Pomfret Center, Connecticut

The beauty of nature is the ultimate wedding backdrop at Green Haven. The small wedding venue in Northeastern Connecticut is a tranquil paradise of wildflowers and wooded spaces. With six clearings showcasing amazing views in any direction, you have your choice of several outdoor ceremony and reception locations. Get married in front of the towering sugar maple called The Tree of Life, in The Owl Glade with its whimsical stone owl sculptures, alongside a picturesque apple orchard, or at the overlook with views of the wooded landscape and rolling hills. Choose a spot to dine outdoors with up to 30 of your family and friends at rustic farm tables during your reception.

The Westbrook Inn Bed and Breakfast in Westbrook, Connecticut

Built in 1876 by a local sea captain, the Westbrook Inn Bed and Breakfast is a charming vintage inn located just steps from West Beach. Get married on the riverfront lawn among towering trees, or in the vintage gazebo, which is also a beautiful location for post-ceremony photos. Host your reception outside among the gardens, or choose the Carriage House for a cozy indoor option with open beams and lots of natural lighting. The venue can accommodate up to 50 wedding guests and the inn is home to 10 guest rooms. Out-of-town loved ones can stay on the property and enjoy a home-cooked breakfast the next morning.

Nielsen's Florist in Darien, Connecticut

Say your vows among a beautiful botanical oasis at Nielsen's Florist. The breathtaking small wedding venue in Connecticut is home to lush gardens that double as décor. Host your ceremony outside in the garden with towering trees and vibrant greenery. Then move indoors to the Victorian glass conservatory for your reception. Tall ceilings, tons of natural light, tropical foliage and aromatic flowering plants make this a unique and magical space. Add decorative twinkle lights for an enchanting backdrop after the sun sets. Nielsen's Florist can accommodate up to 60 guests for your ceremony and reception.

Heavitree Bed & Breakfast in Griswold, Connecticut

Host your romantic rustic wedding celebration at Heavitree Bed & Breakfast. This small wedding venue in Connecticut is home to vast meadows, a rustic farmhouse and a charming B&B. The neighboring Christmas tree farm adds to the beautiful sprawling vistas on the property.

Celebrate your newly-wedded status with loved ones in the classic red barn knowns as the Carriage House. With space for up to 50 guests, this reception space has a neutral interior and large barn doors that open out onto the patio. Next door is the 18th-century tavern that is now a B&B and houses four bedrooms for overnight guests. Welcome guests in the Great Room, with its historic doors, chestnut floorboards, stone fireplace and antique glass.

The Copper Beech Inn in Ivoryton, Connecticut

Celebrate love at this charming bed and breakfast in the Connecticut River Valley. The Cooper Beech Inn's award-winning hotel restaurant offers several outdoor and indoor locations for your wedding. Host your ceremony and cocktail hour near the calming fountain in the romantic English garden. For your reception, dine on French-American cuisine in the Comstock Room, which accommodates up to 28 seated guests. This moody and romantic location includes dark wood paneling, a gas fireplace and a view of the moss-carpeted cedar grove via a large bay window. If you need a little more space, hold your reception in the Ivoryton Room, which can host up to 75 guests.

Hartford Flavor Company in Hartford, Connecticut

You'll find rustic and industrial touches throughout this unique small wedding venue in Hartford, Connecticut. Hartford Flavor Company is a woman-owned distillery with room for up to 50 seated guests. Grab a custom cocktail in the tasting room with its rustic bar, cross-back chairs and high-top tables. Then wander into the distillery room for dinner and dancing among distillery drums and barrels. Hartford Flavor Company prides itself on creating one-of-a-kind, small-batch spirits at its award-winning distillery. Send your guests home with a mini bottle of liqueur as a wedding favor.

Tiffany Juliet House in Glastonbury, Connecticut

Gather with 50 of your nearest and dearest at Tiffany Juliet House located in the National Historic District of Curtisville. The 1865 Victorian Italianate home is warm and inviting with stunning hardwood flooring, a fireplace and modern amenities. Antique furniture throughout the home provides an elegant backdrop for photos or a first look moment. Hold your reception dinner in the cozy 750 square feet ballroom that was added by the current owners. This historic home also received a "green" upgrade during its renovation and uses geothermal energy to heat and cool the building.

Roseland Cottage in Woodstock, Connecticut

Roseland Cottage's 1846 historic home is easily spotted by its original pink exterior. Host your ceremony outdoors with the Gothic revival-style cottage, mature trees and bright flowers as your backdrop. Make sure to plan a few pre and post ceremony photos near the boxwood edge parterre-style gardens that were originally planted in the 1850s. The restored Carriage House is a simple and cozy space to hold an indoor reception for up to 60 seated guests. This space features hardwood floors, white posts and a neutral backdrop. Or if the weather is right, dine alfresco near the gardens.

Worthington Pond Farm & Gardens in Somers, Connecticut

Surround yourself with 10 acres of tranquil park settings when you host your wedding at Worthington Pond Farm & Gardens. The winery wedding venue in Connecticut is home to 20 gardens that change throughout the year, providing a stunning backdrop in every season. Several varieties of day lilies, hibiscus, hydrangeas and more fill the property. Outdoor patios offer views of small ponds and gardens and are ideal for an open-air ceremony. Host a seated dinner at the Warming House with room for up to 50 guests. Built using wood harvested from the property, this building has a rustic cottage vibe. Head outside on the deck to enjoy a cocktail and take in the calming waterfront view.

Chamard Vineyards in Clinton, Connecticut

Nestled in the shoreline town of Clinton is a beautiful barn small wedding venue in Connecticut. Also serving as a traditional New England winery, Chamard Vineyards can accommodate up to 50 guests for a ceremony and reception. The 40-acre property is home to 20 acres of established vines. Join together for your ceremony on the lawn with views of the vineyard and a hand-built stone wall. Then head over to the barn for your reception. This lofty, rustic space opens out to the adjacent patio and provides sweeping views of the property.

Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut

Florence Griswold Museum sits on the banks of the Lieutenant River in Southern Connecticut. Once an inspiring location for American Impressionist artists, the venue features 12 acres of lush gardens and grounds perfect for photos or an outdoor ceremony. Our favorite place for an intimate wedding is Marshfield, the venue's Colonial revival house overlooking the river. Step inside the living room of the home, which can accommodate up to 50 seated guests for dinner. Guests can then mingle throughout the rooms of the house, or step outside on the veranda for a view of the water.

Garden House at Keeler Tavern Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut

Designed by renowned architect Cass Gilbert, the Garden House at Keeler Tavern Museum is a stunning and elegant small wedding venue in Connecticut. Beautiful and intimate, the Garden House features 20-foot ceilings, crown moldings, a fireplace and chandeliers. The house is framed on three sides by French doors that open to a brick terrace. Follow the marble steps leading from the terrace to a secluded, brick-walled garden with a reflecting pool and fountain. Rose-covered arbors and flowerbeds line the pathways that surround the venue. Host your ceremony in the romantic, secluded garden, then celebrate with family and friends in the Garden House, which has space for up to 80 guests.

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