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Best Places to Get Married in Connecticut

The proposal is in the books, you’re engaged, and now you need a Connecticut wedding venue. Let’s see if I, a wedding photographer, can help a little as you look into places to get married in CT.

Here on this page, I’ve created the most complete list of wedding venues in CT that you’ll ever find. The venues are in categories based on my assessment of each venue’s primary feature or vibe.

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Questions About Wedding Venues in CT

There are at least 125 wedding venues in Connecticut. In addition to dedicated event venues, this amount takes into account historic mansions, museums, hotels, parks, farms, and other types of spaces.

While every couple’s definition of “expensive” may vary, there are a wide range of budget options for CT wedding venues. There are plenty of very expensive wedding venues in the state. If you’re willing to get creative, there are also plenty of affordable options, too. And don’t forget the option to elope: CT is great for elopements.

It is absolutely possible to have a wedding for under $10,000 in Connecticut. Start by keeping your guest list very small; your wedding doesn’t need to have hundreds of guests. Look for affordable wedding venues, like a park. To be even more budget-conscious, consider eloping in CT or having a backyard wedding.

Further Breakdowns of CT’s Best Wedding Venues

If you’re looking for Mystic wedding venues or Hartford wedding venues, I have a pages for those. If you’re looking to minimize your venue costs, consider my affordable wedding venue suggestions or my elopement guide. Also consider these Rhode Island wedding venues if you’re still searching around in southern New England.

Main Categories of Wedding Venues in Connecticut

Two grooms smile and walk together at brewery CT wedding venue BADSONS.
  1. Mansion/Estate Connecticut Wedding Venues
  2. Connecticut Artistic/Historic Venues
  3. Ballroom Wedding Venues in CT
  4. City/Urban CT Venues
  5. Golf and Country Club Wedding Venues
  6. Park/Garden Wedding Venues
  7. Connecticut Inn/Hotel Wedding Venues
  8. Barn and Rustic CT Wedding Venues
  9. Industrial/Nautical CT Wedding Venues
  10. CT Beer/Wine Wedding Venues
  11. DIY and Inexpensive Wedding Venues in CT

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Other Categories of Wedding Venues in Connecticut


A. Venues on the Water in Connecticut

Madison Beach Club

Connecticut has a multitude of wedding venues on the water: Inn at Mystic, Branford House, Connecticut River Museum, Saint Clements Castle & Marina, Anthony’s Ocean View, The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station, Candlewood Inn, The Lake House, The Waterview, Madison Beach Club, Madison Beach Hotel, Inn at Longshore, Lake of Isles, Saybrook Point Resort & Marina, The Glastonbury Boathouse, Mystic Seaport, Mystic Yachting Club, The Pavilion on Crystal Lake, The Pavilions at Penfield Beach

B. CT Wedding Venues with Interesting Architecture

The Society Room of Hartford

The following places to get married in Connecticut are noteworthy for their architecture: Eolia Mansion, Branford House, Lord Thompson Manor, Saint Clements Castle & Marina, Wadsworth Mansion, Silver City Ballroom, 19Main, Hartford City Hall, The Society Room of Hartford, Bill Miller’s Castle.

C. Dark CT Wedding Venues Places

The Barns at Wesleyan Hills

These are good options if you’re looking for a darker, moodier venue: The Society Room of Hartford, Bill Miller’s Castle, The Barns at Wesleyan Hills, Saltwater Farm Vineyard.

D. Small Wedding Venues in CT

Stonington Point

You should consider the following venues for elopements and intimate weddings: Inn at Mystic, Inn at Middletown, Stonington Point, Haley Farm State Park, Harkness Memorial State Park, Green Haven, Wooster Square Park, Silver Oak, GrayBarns on the Silvermine River.

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