12 Wedding Venues in CT for New England Nuptials

Consider one of these spectacular venues for your event.
Sarah Title - Bridal Fashion & Shopping Expert.
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Sarah Title - Bridal Fashion & Shopping Expert.
Sarah Title
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Updated Apr 23, 2024

Whether you want an intimate gathering or a big celebration, Connecticut has an endless variety of event spaces. So much so that it can feel a bit overwhelming. So, we've compiled a list of wow-worthy wedding venues in Connecticut for you to choose from. From the coastal shoreline to central landlocked locations, we've rounded up venues for everyone. Ready to form your wedding vendor team or want to look for even more CT wedding locations? Head to The Knot Vendor Marketplace to find venues to tour. And head here for even more Connecticut wedding tips.

Water's Edge Beach Resort in Westbrook, Connecticut

This luxurious wedding venue is nestled right on the Long Island Sound. There are multiple event spaces throughout the property as well as guest rooms, suites and villas available to rent so you and your guests can stay right on site. Hold your ceremony on the manicured garden terrace or expansive lawn with a stunning seaside backdrop. For the reception you can choose from multiple event spaces, including two waterfront ballrooms. You can host up to 300 guests. It's a full-service venue complete with on-site catering and wedding coordinators. You can choose from three wedding packages which include services like a cocktail reception, open bar, group tastings and more. Every package includes an overnight stay, a couples massage and an anniversary dinner.

The Barns at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown, Connecticut

This former dairy barn steeped in history is filled with rustic charm. You'll have the full event space to yourself so you can only surround yourselves with the people you love. The barn is a blank canvas, allowing you to create whatever kind of atmosphere you want. They offer a selection of chandeliers, alternative lighting options and gorgeous fabrics to choose from. Complete with an upstairs loft area, you and your partner can escape the chaos of the evening at any time and get a bird's eye view of your reception. If you want to exchange vows outdoors, the picturesque grounds are a stunning place to do so. They have an in-house culinary team that can put together a plated dinner menu, buffet-style menu or culinary stations. They also have a list of preferred venues, making it easy to put your wedding team together.

Pond House Cafe in West Hartford, Connecticut

For a true restaurant wedding experience, look no further than this gorgeous event space set in the middle of a beautiful public park, which serves as an excellent backdrop for wedding photos. It features high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, seasonal florals and pants. There's an attached terrace which is perfect for cocktail hour, a ceremony or wedding pictures. Their culinary team can craft customized menus that range from tasty hors d'oeuvre trays to delicious buffet tables. They also have an in-house wedding coordinator to help with all the details.

Lounsbury House in Ridgefield, Connecticut

This stunning mansion is a national historic site built by a former Connecticut governor. All the original details of the home have been preserved and can fit up to 150 guests. The venue boasts white floral wallpaper, chandeliers and vintage furniture inside. Outside their gardens are flawlessly landscaped and feature a gazebo, pergola and a fountain, which are perfect photo opportunities. Cocktail hour can be held on the wrap-around porch and there are multiple rooms on-site to get ready in. For a traditional wedding celebration with historic charm, this is the spot for you.

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From barns to ballrooms, discover reception venues that feel like you.

Saint Clements & Marina in Portland, Connecticut

This riverfront venue offers three unique event spaces with a scenic backdrop. The main estate hosts the Waterford Room, which features historical architecture details like Waterford Crystal chandeliers and new hardwood floors. The Prince Edward Ballroom features eight Firenze crystal chandeliers and has a neutral airy vibe. Lastly, the River's Edge Ballroom, an intimate space with the river in sight, is nestled in the Saint Clements Marina and boasts wall-to-wall windows and lofted oak beams. The castle sources local ingredients that promote sustainability. The central Connecticut location makes it easy for guests to get to.

Candlelight Farms in New Milford, Connecticut

This 640-acre estate is a beautiful destination and offers three venues that can work for a variety of styles and guest list sizes. Their unique Hangar event space holds 190 guests and is right next to a private airport landing strip and offers panoramic mountain and lake views. It comes with a portable bar set-up, farm tables and twinkling lights. Old oak trees grace the estate, making it a perfect place for a photo opportunity. The second venue is The Clubhouse is an intimate, rustic setting that can host up to 35 people and is complete with wooden walls and an outdoor firepit. Lastly, the Barn features wooden beams, stone walls and twinkling bubble lights. It has an expansive covered porch overlooking the 26-acre pond and can accommodate up to 500 guests when a tent is added.

The Mountain Room at Mt. Southington in Plantsville, Connecticut

The Mountain Room boasts countryside views and is the perfect balance of restful tranquility and old-world charm. The event space can accommodate up to 200 guests, features high lofted ceilings, vaulted beams and timber accents. There's also a picturesque pergola in the garden which can be used for wedding photos. There are a variety of packages available which can include tables, chairs, on-site getting-ready rooms, linens, barware, a dance floor and so much more. The venue team can also offer bartending services. If you want to be immersed in natural beauty, this is the space for you.

The Lace Factory in Deep River, Connecticut

This industrial event space is a refurbished lace factory from the 1800s that's a vibrant and versatile setting for your big day. It overlooks the Connecticut River and can accommodate weddings of up to 225 guests. The main ballroom has been newly renovated but still boasts a rustic charm complete with hardwood floors, overhead rafters and hanging chandeliers. The adjoining Riverview Room is perfect for more intimate gatherings as it can only host 49 guests. Led by an experienced event planner, The Lace Factory is a blank canvas for you to bring your dream wedding to life.

Guilford Yacht Club in Guilford, Connecticut

This yacht club was established in 1954 and boasts nautical, timeless charm. If you're looking for a full-service, waterfront venue—look no further. They can host up to 200 guests and more intimate celebrations depending on what you're looking for. You can exchange vows outside, overlook the Long Island sound and move inside for drinks, dinner and dancing. The first-floor event room features floor-to-ceiling windows with unobstructed views of lush, manicured lawns. There's also a green lawn and stone patio, where you can set up a tent on the lawn if you prefer an outdoor reception. The venue has a list of preferred vendors so your wedding day is guaranteed to make sure things go off without a hitch.

The Spa at Norwich Inn in Norwich, Connecticut

This historic country inn is midway between New York City and Boston and is a romantic, quaint spot to tie the knot. Sitting on 42 acres of manicured lawn, the classic Georgian Colonial preserve has striking architecture. The space can accommodate up to 150 guests. The fresh natural setting of the gardens, courtyards and pristine lawns is ideal for your ceremony and cocktail hour. When it comes to the reception their elegant ballroom featuring chandeliers and an adjacent covered patio is just the spot. They've got 49 guest rooms, including suites, where you and your loved ones can stay on site. Plus, there's an award-winning spa so you can get pampered before you say "I do."

The Mashantucket Pequot Museum in Mashantucket, Connecticut

This 15,000-square-foot glass-enclosed museum is a one-of-a-kind venue that's ideal for a once-in-a-lifetime event like a wedding. This modern and enchanting event space nestled in a cedar forest features a breathtaking outdoor terrace, a second-story restaurant with a tree-top view, and their grand gathering space surrounded by glass and a panorama of the woods. Exchange vows on the terrace, with a manicured lawn and an herb garden and host your reception in the same spot or inside the museum.

Interlaken Inn Resort in Lakeville, Connecticut

This romantic hotel wedding venue spans thirty acres and includes two lakes, gardens and indoor and outdoor spaces. Exchange vows beside Lake Wononscopomuc and then enjoy cocktail hour in the gardens. The atrium and tented pavilion is the perfect spot for your reception as it includes enough space for seated dining and a dance floor. The inn features 80+ guest rooms so you and your guests can stay right on site. You can stay in an elegant penthouse, a woodside suite or the Basha cottage. Only one event is hosted daily so the vendor team is focused solely on you and your big day.

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