9 Of The Best Wedding Venues In Connecticut

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Bride and groom sharing an intimate moment on the grand staircase of the Connecticut wedding venue The Woodwinds
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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 castle or two that would set the perfect stage for your day. Instead of trying to stress about which wedding venue is best for you, I have put together a list of 9 Connecticut wedding venues that may just be what you are looking for.

The Lace Factory

Elegant wedding reception setup at The Lace Factory in Deep River, CT, with beautifully arranged tables, soft drapery, and warm lighting, perfect for a quintessential Connecticut wedding venue.
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The Lace Factory presents an inviting atmosphere for wedding celebrations with its expansive windows bathing the space in natural light, accentuating the venue’s historic charm. The high ceilings draped in sheer fabric add a touch of softness to the industrial chic of the exposed brick walls. Its versatile layout, featuring a mix of round and rectangular tables, offers flexibility for personalized seating arrangements. The polished wooden floors and thoughtful placement of greenery bring a natural, earthy feel to the elegant setting.

Venue Details:

  • Name: The Lace Factory
  • Address: 161 River Street, Deep River, CT 06417
  • Phone: (860) 526-4445

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The Aria

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The Aria offers an air of sophistication and grandeur with its majestic architecture and ambient lighting. The venue boasts a spacious outdoor terrace, perfect for evening celebrations under the stars or a picturesque sunset ceremony. Elegant archways and warm wall sconces create a romantic setting, while the expansive views add a dramatic backdrop to any event.

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Stonehurst At Hampton Valley

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Stonehurst at Hampton Valley stands as a striking example of rustic elegance, with its impressive stone masonry and sweeping gabled roofs. Stonehurt’s grandeur is matched by its picturesque surroundings, creating a storybook setting for any wedding. The expansive courtyard provides a welcoming entrance for guests and an exquisite backdrop for couple’s photos.

Venue Details:

  • Name: Stonehurst at Hampton Valley
  • Address: 119 Providence Turnpike, Hampton, CT 06247
  • Phone: (860) 377-4816

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The Waterview

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The Waterview in Monroe, Connecticut, provides a serene lakeside setting that epitomizes New England charm. The venue features a modern facade with a series of elegant balconies overlooking tranquil waters, framed by mature trees and manicured lawns. The spacious interior allows for large gatherings, and the ample windows ensure the natural beauty outside is part of the celebration within.

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Maneeley’s Banquet & Catering

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Maneeley’s Banquet & Catering offers a warm and inviting atmosphere for wedding events, featuring an elegant outdoor pavilion with a classic wooden arbor. The paved aisle, complemented by its surrounding greenery, will offer a natural yet refined setting, ideally suited for both ceremonies and receptions. This venue is well-suited for those seeking an intimate celebration under the open sky.

Venue Details:

  • Name: Maneeley’s Banquet & Catering
  • Address: 65 Rye Street, South Windsor, CT 06074
  • Phone: (860) 528-6622
  • Web: https://maneeleys.com

The Pavilion At Crystal Lake

The Pavilion at Crystal Lake offers a romantic outdoor setting with a charming wooden gazebo, ideal for intimate ceremonies and memorable photographs. Nestled among trees, the venue provides a serene, natural backdrop, with a brick-paved area for guest seating that complements the rustic ambiance. This idyllic spot is perfect for couples looking for a blend of simplicity and elegance in a picturesque outdoor setting.

Venue Details:

  • Name: The Pavilion at Crystal Lake
  • Address: 144 Prout Hill Rd, Middletown, CT 06457
  • Phone: (860) 347-7171

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The Woodwinds

A joyful bride and groom celebrating outdoors in front of an elegant mansion with white columns and a porch
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The Woodwinds in Branford, Connecticut, presents an elegant entryway that sets a grand tone for any wedding event. The foyer is highlighted by a sweeping dual staircase, perfect for making a memorable entrance. Flanked by classic balustrades and adorned with decorative plants, it offers a sophisticated space for photo opportunities. The venue’s warm lighting and welcoming ambiance ensure a luxurious experience from the moment guests arrive.

Venue Details:

  • Name: The Woodwinds
  • Address: 29 School Ground Rd, Branford, CT 06405
  • Phone: (203) 481-6577
  • Web: https://thewoodwinds.com

Allen Hill Farm

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Allen Hill Farm in Brooklyn, CT, offers a classic country setting with a picturesque red barn that doubles as a charming backdrop for ceremonies and receptions. The expansive green lawn is perfect for outdoor seating, providing guests with an open, airy space to enjoy the rural scenery. Allen Hill Farm captures the essence of a quintessential New England farm wedding.

Venue Details:

  • Name: Allen Hill Farm
  • Address: 502 Allen Hill Rd, Brooklyn, CT 06234
  • Phone: (860) 779-0542

Click here to learn more about Allen Hill Farm

Bill Miller’s Castle

Bill Miller’s Castle offers a distinctive and grand setting for weddings with its lofty wooden beams and grand stone fireplace that creates a warm, inviting atmosphere. The towering stained glass windows add a touch of medieval elegance, while the intricate chandeliers and rustic decor provide a unique and majestic charm. The spacious interior accommodates a large number of guests, with well-arranged seating that allows everyone to partake in the celebration’s warmth and grandeur.

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