Throughout the Connecticut area, there are numerous wedding venues to choose from when it comes to planning your wedding day. The New England area offers a slew of spaces ranging from rustic barns, to historic buildings, and even a lakefront oasis or two. Instead of trying to stress about which venue is best for you, I have put together a list of unique Connecticut wedding venues that may just tickle your fancy.
Located in Canterbury CT is Wright’s Mill Farm. This farm offers a rustic colonial style with picturesque grounds. Their indoor barn is a large post-and-beam area with an outdoor covered deck, while the seasonal outdoor pavilion is a large open space featuring a dance floor, fire pit, horseshoes, and more! Throughout the property, you will also find numerous photo opportunities with a silo, waterfalls, and covered bridges to name a few.
❖ Address: 65 Creasey Rd, Canterbury, CT 06331
❖ Phone: (860) 774-1455
❖ Average pricing for 100 guests: $13,000-$15,000
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The Stonehurst at Hampton Valley is such a super unique wedding venue in Connecticut as it offers two distinct sites for events. One being a mansion and the other a gorgeous barn. Both provide abundant parking, dedicated ceremony areas, both bridal & groom suites, & MORE! Stonehurst occupies over 90 acres of beautiful land with killer views and absurdly glorious landscaping.
The Mansion is a log cabin made of earth and wood ( if you know you know ) with room for up to 300 of your guest and offers a gorgeous entryway, stone fireplaces, post and beam aesthetics, and wrought iron doors. It has a dedicated ceremony area along Little River where you can hear the peaceful sounds of the river. The Barn is slathered in rustic elegance with room to host up to 120 of your guests and has a rustic cocktail room, an outdoor fire pit, and its Enchanted Forest ceremony site nestled 360 degrees of wooded goodness.
❖ Address: 119 Providence Turnpike, Hampton, CT 06247
❖ Phone: (860) 377-4816
❖ Pricing varies on venue and guests. Please contact Stonehurst for more info.
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Maple Lane Farms is a 325-acre Christmas tree farm and event venue located in Preston, Connecticut. The surrounding lawn and pond offer a banging view with numerous photo opportunities. The barn is a simple, yet elegant space featuring high ceilings exposed woodwork and chandeliers. Overnight accommodations are also available just steps away at the 1751 House.
❖ Address: 57 NW Corner Rd, Preston, CT 06365
❖ Phone: (860) 889-3766
❖ Starting Price: $4,500
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The history of the Millpond Gathering wedding venue dates back to the early 1800s. Its newly renovated space encompasses five different brands in one destination. Such as their steakhouse, tavern, event venue, and soon-to-be-completed market and inn. The area is surrounded by beautiful farm views with numerous farms and wineries surrounding the property and providing a stunning backdrop. The main wedding space, the event hall is a rustic venue featuring custom wood and steel work as well as a balcony.
❖ Address: 1565 Middletown Ave, Northford, CT 06472
❖ Phone: (203) 714-4700
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Located in Middletown, Connecticut, The Pavilion on Crystal Lake features some killer water views, rustic barn vibes, or a cozy outdoor ceremony gazebo. The gazebo is a cozy ceremony space surrounded by sprawling pine trees. The indoor barn features rustic wood walls, warm market lighting, a center dance floor, and a built-in bar.
❖ Address: 144 Prout Hill Rd #1, Middletown, CT 06457
❖ Phone: (860) 347-7171
❖ Average pricing for 100 guests: $19,000-$21,000
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This Connecticut wedding venue offers a little bit of everything when it comes to wedding spaces. Rustic reception…check! Beautiful gardens… check! Outdoor ceremony by a fountain…DOUBLE-CHECK! Salem Herbfarm is a 12-acre farm in the heart of Salem, Connecticut dating back to the early 1840s. The grounds feature numerous gardens, a gazebo, fountains, and a rustic barn.
❖ Address: 320 Hartford Rd, Salem, CT 06420
❖ Phone: (860) 861-5100
❖ Starting Price: $5,000
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The Barn at Allen Hill Farm is located in Brooklyn Connecticut and has that New England post and beam charm you are looking for. Sitting on 350 acres alongside the Quinebaug River, this unique rustic farm is now in its sixth generation. The venue has many details, including “The Big Rock”, amazing outdoor views that host one of the best sunsets around btw, an outdoor fire pit surrounded by wooden benches, and of course the rustic barn which in case of inclement weather, can also host your ceremony.
❖ Address: 502 Allen Hill Road, Brooklyn, Connecticut, 06234
❖ Phone: (860) 779-0762
❖ Starting Price: Contact the venue for details
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This venue can be best described as the Nappa Valley of Connecticut slathered with old-world charm. Originally built in 1790, the grounds are covered in historical elements, a cozy vibe, and a splash of elegance. The main event space features large hand-cut beams, reclaimed wood walls, a stone patio, a pergola, and custom-built farmhouse tables.
❖ Address: 90 Welles Road Mystic CT 06355
❖ Phone: (860) 415-1212
❖ Starting Price: $2,000
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The Lace Factory is hands down one of the most stunning Connecticut wedding venues with its rustic industrial vibe. Brick, wood, windows & lace OH MY! It offers large spaces with amazing panoramic water views. In addition, the amazing atmosphere is very flexible when it comes to creating your dream wedding regardless of how intimate or grand.
The Lace Factory has large windows that offer an abundance of natural light to brighten its rustic timber flooring and steel industrial rafters. Starting to get dark out…fear not, The Lace Factory has lighting fixtures with an industrial vibe that hang from above alongside its long flowing white drapes. For those looking for an intimate wedding, Its Riverview Room is perfect and features stunning exposed beams, wooden flooring, and views of the Connecticut River. Are you looking for an outdoor ceremony at The Lace Factory? You have access to the outdoor patio where you can take in all that ocean-view goodness and its iconic building. When it comes to catering Cloud 9 is the exclusive catering service that provides fresh and locally harvested meals as well as vegan menus.
❖ Address: 161 River Street Deep River, CT 06417
❖ Phone: 860-526-4445
❖ Starting Price ( no catering ): $6000
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While you are looking for venues…have you thought about the most important part of your wedding day? Who will document all the moments that mean the most to you?
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