The Best Outdoor Wedding Venues In Connecticut

Connecticut has some of the most beautiful wooded lands in in New England to host your wedding. But which one is right for you? Here is my list of the best outdoor wedding venues in Connecticut.

Stone Acres Farm

Welcome to Stone Acres Farm, a historic Connecticut wedding venue nestled in the charming coastal town of Stonington. Established in 1765, this working farm offers a truly picturesque setting with 65 acres of land. Say “I do” in the enchanting formal boxwood gardens, surrounded by the rich history of the property. Afterward, your guests can enjoy cocktails on the scenic croquet course before heading to a beautifully arranged tent for a farm-to-table meal and unforgettable dancing. The venue can accommodate up to 250 guests, and the team ensures your day is seamless with provided chairs and tables. With an emphasis on the farm’s natural beauty, you can enhance your celebration with in-season flowers from the on-site gardens, adding a touch of romance to your special day. Don’t miss the chance to make your wedding day magical at Stone Acres Farm. Book now to secure this idyllic venue for your dream wedding.

Address: 393 North Main St, Stonington, CT 06378
Phone: (860) 245-4414
Website: Stone Acres Farm

Hill-Stead Museum

Discover the enchanting Hill-Stead Museum, a captivating Colonial Revival-style house designed by trailblazing architect Theodate Pope Riddle in 1901. Imagine your dream wedding in the midst of picturesque landscapes, with breathtaking views of the Litchfield Hills and an extraordinary collection of impressionist masterpieces. Hosting up to 350 guests, this Connecticut wedding venue offers five stunning indoor and outdoor event spaces. Exchange vows in the Sunken Garden’s vibrant surroundings, or enjoy the Grass Court’s panoramic views of the historic home. The West Lawn & Veranda boasts sweeping vistas of hills and meadows, while the Makeshift Theater sets an intimate indoor ambiance. Pamper yourself in the separate dressing areas, and let us provide the essential amenities, including tables, chairs, a podium, coat racks, and an LCD projector. Create unforgettable memories at the Hill-Stead Museum for your special day!

Address: 35 Mountain Rd, Farmington, CT 06032
Phone: (860) 677-4787
Website: Hill-Stead Museum

Inn at Mystic

Get ready to say “I do” to an extraordinary Connecticut wedding venue – The Inn at Mystic! This 14-acre property boasts a stunning mansion, hotel, restaurant, lush lawns, and breathtaking views of Mystic Harbor and Fishers Island Sound. With space for up to 200 guests, you can choose a romantic outdoor ceremony in the lovely garden or an elegant indoor setting in the historic Haley Mansion. Enjoy a delightful cocktail reception or sit-down dinner at Rocks 21 Restaurant and Raw Bar, right by the water. The Executive Chef will work with you to create your dream menu. The Inn at Mystic offers year-round options, including a heated terrace for colder months, and provides complimentary glassware, tables, chairs, linens, votive candles, and a ceremony arch. Plus, there’s a wedding suite and 52 rooms and suites available for your guests. Make your special day unforgettable at The Inn at Mystic!

Address: 3 Williams Ave, Mystic, CT 06355
Phone: (860) 536-9604
Website: Inn at Mystic

Interlaken Inn

The Florence Griswold Museum, a stunning Connecticut wedding venue nestled along the Lieutenant River in Old Lyme. Our 13-acre site boasts a cultural haven with masterpieces reflecting the essence of Connecticut, complemented by a Georgian house and breathtaking riverfront views. Accommodating up to 150 guests, our outdoor options include the romantic Adrian P. Moore Garden Terrace, offering a picturesque backdrop for your ceremony beside the river. The veranda and Belding Riverfront Green are equally enchanting spaces. For indoor events, our Marshfield House features three elegant rooms connected by a hallway. Enjoy the convenience of year-round availability, and during the first two hours of the reception, guests can explore the Krieble Gallery (with photography allowed in selected areas). We provide a tent for outdoor events and a catering staging area at the Garden Terrace. Please note that items such as tables, chairs, linens, and china can be rented separately. Experience a captivating celebration at the Florence Griswold Museum – a true gem in Connecticut’s wedding landscape.

Address: 74 Interlaken Road, Lakeville, CT 06039
Phone: (800) 222-2909
Website: Interlaken Inn

Florence Griswold Museum

The Florence Griswold Museum is located along the gorgeous Lieutenant River in Old Lyme. The 13-acre site features a museum full of masterpieces that focus on the culture of Connecticut, a stunning Georgian house, and lovely riverfront views.The venue can accommodate up to 150 guests. If you want to celebrate outdoors, then go for the Adrian P. Moore Garden Terrace. Have a romantic ceremony in front of the river. You can also use the beautiful veranda and the Belding Riverfront Green. Marshfield House is great for indoor events. There are three elegant rooms with a connecting hallway that you can use. The venue is available all year round. As an additional unique bonus, the guests will have the opportunity to visit the Krieble Gallery during the first two hours of the reception (photography is allowed in selected locations).The Florence Griswold Museum will provide a tent for an outdoor event. The Garden Terrace has a catering staging area. Such items as tables, chairs, linens, and china would have to be rented separately.

Address: 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371
Phone: (860) 434-5542
Website: Florence Griswold Museum

Heritage Homestead

Discover Heritage Homestead, a charming Connecticut wedding venue nestled in the picturesque hills of southern Connecticut. As an event division of 3B Ranch, known for organic fruits, vegetables, and naturally raised cattle, this 80-acre property has a rich family heritage spanning three generations. Now, they invite happy couples to celebrate their love in this stunning space. With the capacity to host up to 200 guests for a cocktail reception and 120 for a sit-down dinner, Heritage Homestead offers the perfect canvas for your dream wedding. The pavilion can be fully customized to your taste, allowing you to design the wedding you’ve been envisioning. Embrace the magic of this exclusive venue, with only one wedding hosted per weekend for an intimate and private experience. Please note that candles are not permitted, but an array of LED tea lights awaits to set the mood. From April 1st to October 31st, Heritage Homestead stands ready to create unforgettable memories for your special day. Let’s craft your perfect celebration together at this picturesque Connecticut gem!

Address: 66 Lanes Pond Road, Northford CT 06472
Phone: (203) 410-8475
Website: Heritage Homestead

The Overlook at Geer Tree Farm

The Overlook at Geer Tree Farm is a historic Connecticut wedding venue nestled amidst 140 acres of lush nature. Say “I do” against rolling green hills, surrounded by the beauty of farmland for a memorable outdoor wedding. Our venue accommodates up to 200 guests and offers a 7000-foot patio for dining and dancing. Capture stunning photos and cherish the moments in this picturesque setting. Get ready in the charming 18th-century tavern, and cozy up around the fire pit to add a special touch to your celebration. Contact us to book your enchanting outdoor wedding at The Overlook.

Address: 137 Norman Rd, Griswold, CT 06351
Phone: (860) 334-0467
Website: The Overlook at Geer Tree Farm

Chatfield Hollow Inn

Welcome to Chatfield Hollow Farm and Inn, a stunning 26-acre Connecticut wedding venue located in the heart of Killingworth. With its close proximity to the area’s main attractions, this picturesque farm offers the perfect outdoor setting for your special day. Choose from our beautiful ceremony spots by the ponds, Birch Grove, or Fruit Orchard, surrounded by nature’s finest backdrops. Accommodating up to 200 guests, our venue provides a clear top pole tent, tables, chairs, grounds, and venue lighting. While linens and additional tents are not included, you’ll have access to a charming paver patio. Get ready in our dressing room, and for your convenience, we offer on-site accommodations for up to 8 guests. Reserve your dates between April to June or September to October, and let Chatfield Hollow Inn be the backdrop to your unforgettable wedding celebration.

Address: 10 Firetower Rd, Killingworth, CT 06419
Phone: (860) 452-4147
Website: Chatfield Hollow Inn

The Inn at Woodstock Hill

Discover the historic charm of The Inn at Woodstock Hill, a stunning CT wedding venue constructed in 1816 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With a captivating clapboard house and picturesque spaces accommodating up to 200 guests, it’s the perfect backdrop for your special day. Choose between the charming gazebo and side lawn for outdoor ceremonies, or the elegant front rooms for indoor vows. With 21 lovely overnight guest rooms and all essential amenities provided, including tables, chairs, linens, glassware, and a spacious dance floor, let The Inn at Woodstock Hill create an unforgettable wedding experience in the heart of Connecticut.

Address: 94 Plaine Hill Rd, Woodstock, CT 06281
Phone: (860) 928-0528
Website: The Inn at Woodstock Hill

Green Haven

Photo by: Ladman Studios

True to its name, Green Haven is a cozy micro wedding venue tucked away in a quiet corner of northeastern Connecticut Located in Pomfret center. It has six different clearings with amazing views in all directions with flower beds that are surrounded by gardens, wooded foliage, and that piece and quiet your intimate mirco wedding is looking for. Green Haven has many great locations for your ceremony from gardens, to its Tree Of Life, and even an orchard, however one of the most unique is The Owl Glade. This location is nestled into the back of the property to ensure a quiet secluded ceremony the likes of something out of a fairy tale. It is surrounded by a large wooded area and wildflowers where you will find several owl statues that circle the area.

Address: 44 Bradley Rd. Pomfret CT, 06259
Phone: (860) 428-0968
More Info: Green Haven

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