$$$ – Moderate
Beautiful venue with warm and wonderful staffReviewed on 9/12/2015 Carolyn K
My husband and I got engaged while living abroad in Liberia, so I dispatched my sister to scout wedding venues for me. I had always wanted to be married at the Haley Mansion at the Inn at Mystic, which is located five miles from my childhood home. My sister solidified my choice when she reported back that Tiffany, the coordinator, was amazing; that the place was being renovated and would be even more gorgeous by the time of the big day; and that it seemed like the staff would really make sure our day was special - in other words, that they were going to invest in us as much as we were investing in them. I'm happy to say this assessment was 110% accurate! Tiffany and her colleague, Malana, were wonderful and accommodated our every wish, answered our every question, and helped in any way they could. They let us allow our guests to choose not only their entrees but also their appetizers, they added a cot to a mansion room so a friend who traveled all the way from Liberia could stay with my maid of honor, they let us add decor wherever we wanted...they were just excellent to work with. The food was also AMAZING and the staff were friendly and gracious. Our guests gave many compliments on both fronts - and we had guests who traveled from Israel, South Sudan, Senegal and Liberia, so this meant a lot to us. Finally, as compared to other venues in the area, you get a LOT for your money here. The cost I listed includes Chaviari chair rentals, ceremony fee (we had it on the grounds), mansion rental (five rooms for us and some guests), all gratuity and taxes, and an extra hour of open bar for our 102 guests. Oh, and with the Inn and the Harbour House Restaurant with a bar on site, you can move the party to the bar easily at 10 PM, when the music must be turned off at the mansion due to local noise laws (just make sure you talk to the bartenders at the restaurant first to ask them to stay open for you, because they might close before 10 if they have a slow night). I highly recommend this venue. If you are worried about rain, the tent is over a patio that is directly attached to the mansion, so at the worst case it may rain, but your guests will not have too walk on the soggy ground. We got very lucky and had a beautiful sunshiney day! Hope this review helps at least a few brides-to-be! Lots of love and luck, Carolyn Ziv
Spectacular location for a wedding!Reviewed on 9/24/2014
My best friend had her wedding here and everything about the Inn at Mystic is the opposite of all the other reviews here, so I had to post our recent experience. The Inn is under new ownership and management (thank goodness!). The staff and management team were extremely professional and accommodating. The rooms have been renovated and the on-site restaurant the Harbour House provided all the food. Our meals were fantastic!!! The location of this property, the views and the Haley Mansion exceeded all of our expectations. The bride and groom fell in love with this place and the bridal accommodations in the Mansion. I feel bad about the poor reviews listed here. Tiffany, the wedding coordinator was a dream to work with - you won't be disappointed.