This month, we are in Connecticut enjoying the magical season of fall and researching some of the state's finest wedding venues.
Connecticut, situated in the southern heart of New England, is a small yet remarkably diverse state renowned for its rich history, picturesque landscapes, and historic sites. Within its borders, Connecticut proudly showcases an impressive array of extraordinary wedding venues, ranging from stately country mansions to scenic marinas.
We have diligently delved into the offerings, and we're thrilled to present our carefully curated selection of what we've discovered to be Connecticut's most enchanting wedding venues.
Each of these venues has been handpicked for its unique style and distinctive features. Whether your dream wedding leans toward a rustic-chic celebration, a romantic historic setting, or an urban soirée, our ‘Pick’s of the Mix’ list has something for a diverse variety of couples.
Get ready to be inspired as we reveal the perfect venues to make your wedding day truly remarkable.
Wright's Mill Farm- Rustic Romance
Nestled in the picturesque Connecticut countryside in Canterbury, CT, Wright's Mill Farm is an idyllic setting brimming with charm and stunning natural beauty, providing the perfect backdrop for your special day. The breathtaking surroundings provide a multitude of enchanting locations for capturing your wedding photographs.
Ceremonies can take place in the outdoor pavilion or by the waterfall, a perfect location for a whimsical wedding ceremony. The waterfall is just a short horse-drawn carriage ride or a leisurely stroll from the parking lot, offering a romantic and private setting.
The reception hall, a converted barn, retains its authentic charm with wooden beams and a warm ambiance. This versatile space can be customized to suit your unique style and vision, whether you're dreaming of a classic or contemporary celebration.
Wright's Mill Farm is also committed to farm-to-table cuisine, ensuring your guests savor fresh and delicious meals. Photo Credits- Jenn Marie Photography
The barn includes farmhouse guest tables and wooden chairs, while the patio features a customized fire pit for s'mores bars and offers patio games like cornhole and giant Jenga. Additionally, the barn provides a state-of-the-art bridal suite with accommodations for your hair and makeup artists.
In conclusion, if you're searching for a rustic and romantic wedding in Connecticut, Wright's Mill Farm is where your country wedding dreams can truly become a reality.
Contact us for our bespoke planning and design service catered to a celebration at this idyllic venue.
The Lace Factory- Industrial Chic Meets Vintage Charm
Deep River, CT
The Lace Factory in Deep River, Connecticut, exudes vintage charm and timeless elegance.
Although constructed in 1875, the main ballroom has been modernized for comfort while still retaining its undeniable old-world charm, offering couples an enchanting space for their special day.
An outstanding feature of this venue is its exclusive partnership with the Essex Steam Train, providing couples and guests with the opportunity to make a stylish entrance aboard their historic Pullman coach.
Overlooking the Connecticut River, the venue's history dates back to the 1800s when it housed a lace factory that was a cornerstone of the local community.
As you step into the space, you're transported back in time in this meticulously restored factory with its original architectural details preserved, including exposed brick walls, wooden beams, and enormous windows that fill the space with natural light.
Photo Credit - Scarlet Roots Photography
The factory can comfortably accommodate celebrations of up to 225 guests, with the main ballroom featuring an inviting selection of rustic furnishings, including hardwood floors, overhead rafters, and hanging chandeliers that cast a soft glow over every occasion.
One of the hallmarks of The Lace Factory is its versatility. Whether you're envisioning a vintage-inspired celebration or a more contemporary affair, the venue's team can help bring the style you have envisioned to life.
If you're in search of a truly unique wedding venue with nostalgic charm from a bygone era, look no further than The Lace Factory. It's the perfect choice to make your special day absolutely unforgettable.
Contact us to create your tailor-made design story that will harmonize beautifully in this unique venue.
Gillette Castle State Park- A Step Back in Time (Ceremony Only)
East Haddam, CT
Situated in the heart of East Haddam, Connecticut, Gillette Castle State Park is a picturesque venue that serves as an ideal backdrop for your wedding ceremony.
Perched atop a hill with breathtaking views of the Connecticut River, this park offers a fairytale-like setting, making it perfect for couples seeking a unique wedding experience.
The serenity of Gillette Castle, combined with the natural beauty of the surrounding park, creates an idyllic setting for an intimate and memorable wedding ceremony, complete with boundless photo opportunities. It's a whimsical playground for your photographer.
If you're in search of a location that combines nature's beauty and heritage style, Gillette Castle State Park is an excellent choice, but please keep in mind that this venue is exclusively for the ceremony itself, so you'll want to plan your reception at one of the nearby venues in East Haddam or the surrounding area.
Photo Credit- Au-delà du paysage
To secure your wedding ceremony at Gillette Castle State Park, you'll need to obtain a special events permit from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). If you require assistance with obtaining the required permit or need help in finding suitable reception venues nearby that cater to your specific needs, don't hesitate to contact us.
Winvian Farm- Country Chic
Located in the picturesque Litchfield Hills of Connecticut, Winvian Farm offers the perfect New England country wedding venue. This exclusive 113-acre estate is a haven of natural beauty and refined luxury, making it the ideal backdrop for your special day.
The allure of Winvian Farm lies in its harmonious blend of rustic charm and modern elegance, creating a unique atmosphere that promises a wedding like no other.
Your wedding at Winvian Farm will be an unforgettable celebration amidst lush gardens, serene woodlands, and elegant accommodations.
The venue offers various settings for indoor and outdoor celebrations, ensuring that your wedding reflects your personal style and vision.
The estate also boasts a top-rated luxury spa that the wedding party and guests can enjoy before or after the excitement of the big day.
Contact us for design and planning assistance at this charming countryside wedding venue.
Photo Credit - Scarlet Roots Photography
Wadsworth Mansion- Stately Vibes
Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown, CT, is a historic wedding venue celebrated for its timeless elegance.
Dating back to 1900, it offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for special events and celebrations, accommodating up to 200 guests. Custom Artwork Credit- Travelle Studio
The lush gardens are perfect for ceremonies and cocktail hours, while receptions can be held outdoors or in the elegant ballrooms adorned with chandeliers and fireplaces.
This venue is a perfect choice for classic-chic, historically-inspired weddings. Regardless of the season, the picturesque setting exudes understated grandeur, highlighted by its Beaux-Arts architectural style.
The Bushnell Performing Arts Center- Artsy Art Deco
Located in the heart of Hartford, CT, this venue is a true gem with its timeless architecture and historic charm creating a spellbinding setting for a unique wedding celebration.
The Bushnell offers a variety of versatile event spaces for weddings and events each offering their own appeal.
Within the interior architecture of The Bushnell, Art Deco elements shine through. You'll discover intricate details and stylish embellishments throughout the building, offering dramatic photographic opportunities.
The venue boasts architectural treasures such as ornate details, decorative motifs, sleek lines, elegant lighting fixtures, and streamlined geometric patterns. These elements add a touch of glamour and sophistication to the theater's interior spaces, making it a unique and visually captivating venue.
Photo Credit - Wedding Wire
Contact us for assistance with design and planning to host an event in this iconic venue.
Now that you may be closer to selecting your wedding venue, the next step is to define your unique wedding look. A carefully curated wedding design takes into consideration all the little details, ensuring there is a cohesive look throughout the event.
Furthermore, you can easily share this design concept with your wedding venue and vendors, helping to communicate your envisioned style, color scheme, and design story effectively. We offer 5-star rated wedding design packages tailored to your specific needs, your chosen venue, the event season, and the dreams you have for your special day.
The process starts with a design questionnaire and consultation to gather the information needed to create your very own unique wedding design plan. After that, you can both sit back and let us work our magic!
To make your wedding planning process even more straightforward, we offer a large catalog of Pre-made Wedding Design Concepts and a 13-page design guide with all the details you need to bring your wedding story to life.
Please feel free to contact us for more information about the wedding and event design services we offer.