A couple enjoys their first dance during their ballroom wedding in Connecticut.

Wedding Ballrooms in CT

Sometimes, a simple (or fancy) ballroom is what someone’s looking for as their wedding venue. Fortunately, CT has plenty. Here’s a list of ballroom wedding venues in Connecticut.

1. Saint Clements Castle & Marina (Portland)

Saint Clements Castle is a tried and true wedding venue in Portland, Connecticut with great roots. While it doesn’t have on-site accommodations for overnight stays, this venue functions like an estate in the sense that it’s a big sprawling venue with multiple areas to spread out into. If you’re picturing a fairytale wedding day, this might be the venue for you.

It has two ballrooms, a big ceremony lawn (ideal for outdoor wedding ceremonies), and a new marina portion right along the Connecticut River. The indoor and outdoor spaces give you a lot of flexibility. Accordingly, everything from large to small is fine here, with a capacity of over 600 people if you desire.

The closeness to downtown Middletown is one reason to give Saint Clements a good look. One bonus is that this city is one of Connecticut’s best on the food scene. This means that you’ll have plenty of options the night before for your rehearsal dinner.

The closeness to downtown Middletown is one reason to give Saint Clements a good look. A couple that I worked with said, “At the end of the day, we just loved the beauty, elegance and location of Saint Clements and having the gorgeous Inn at Middletown only 15 minutes away–it felt like the perfect duo. Not to mention the awesome strip in Middletown to keep everyone entertained leading up to and after the wedding with brunch, restaurants and more.”

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A bride and groom pose outside of St. Clements Castle during their Portland celebration at one of the more popular wedding venues in Connecticut.
Saint Clements Castle & Marina

2. Anthony’s Ocean View (New Haven)

Face it: even though it’s on the coast, Connecticut isn’t popular for its beaches. Anthony’s Ocean View seeks to fix that with its human-made beach (complete with palm trees). This venue boasts four tasteful ballrooms from which to choose, as well as a pretty extensive menu.

One couple who wrote a review of Anthony’s says it was love at first sight with this CT wedding venue: “From the moment we stepped foot in Anthony’s, we knew that was where we were getting married.”

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3. The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station (Haddam)

The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station is an elegant, 300-seat ballroom on the western side of the Connecticut River. This venue has wedding amenities figured out, with optional extras like food served to your wedding party, sushi during cocktail hour, and plenty of late night snack options.

Where Goodpseed really shines, however, is outside. Correspondingly, you’ll enjoy awesome views of the river, including Goodspeed Opera House and the Haddam Swing Bridge.

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4. Candlewood Inn (Brookfield)

A great waterfront place to get married in CT, Candlewood Inn has a lot going on. It borrows its name from Candlewood Lake, the state’s only human-made lake. From intimate gatherings to 300-person bangers, this venue has you covered in ballroom style.

Getting outside should be one of your goals; Instagram-worthy sunsets are popular here. It’s not often that stunning wedding venues in CT have an entire lake right next to them.

One great thing about this venue is that Candlewood Inn is located in a lakeside community in Brookfield. Therefore, this makes the venue a great destination wedding location if you’re up for renting some Airbnbs.

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A bride and groom pose in front of the lake at Candlewood Inn, one of the more popular places to get married in Connecticut.
Candlewood Inn

5. WoodWinds (Branford)

Another ballroom venue, WoodWinds is remarkable because of its really nice outdoor spaces. Out back is a patio with a waterfall and plenty of greenery, perfect for smaller to medium ceremonies. Out front, larger ceremonies can take place on the front lawn. Around the side is a nice garden and patio area. This venue has some flair for sure.

Perhaps its most popular feature is the WoodWinds’ elegant staircase.

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A bride and groom stand at the altar during their ceremony at one of the best ballroom wedding venues in Connecticut, WoodWinds.

6. Birchwoods at Oak Lane (Woodbridge)

Birchwoods at Oak Lane is yet another great ballroom-style place to get married in Connecticut. The indoor portions of the venue give you two levels to enjoy with your guests, with three space options. Step outside for a ceremony by the pergola and portraits on the rolling hills.

One couple wrote a particularly glowing review, saying, “My husband and I are so happy that we chose Birchwoods as our wedding venue. Of all the beautiful venues we toured when we were wedding planning, Birchwoods was the best for many reasons…The ballroom is stunning with huge windows across the back wall and a beautiful backdrop outside.”

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7. The Lake House (Walcott)

The Lake House is a beautiful ballroom CT wedding venue in Wolcott. Its two spaces, the Parlor Room and Grand Ballroom, can hold up to 150 and 300 guests, respectively. Better yet, as long as your wedding guest count reaches a specified minimum, then the entire property becomes yours for the day. Although the name may be a cute misnomer (this venue is technically next to a pond), The Lake House is an excellent ballroom choice.

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8. Silver City Ballroom (Meriden)

Another former bank turned wedding venue, Meriden’s Silver City Ballroom is one of only a few places to get married in CT in this particular city setting. Huge windows, brass fixtures, and marble flooring adorn the indoor space. This venue really shines, literally, if a up-lighting and spotlights are your jam. And don’t forget to have couples portraits in the vault.

One reviewer had this to say about Silver City Ballroom in their review: “Absolutely gorgeous venue! So unique and original! Great spot for a wedding, and there’s so much to do around the area as well!” This is definitely true if you love restaurants and bars for before or after your wedding day.

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9. Aria (Prospect)

If you could look up “ballroom venue” in the dictionary, there would be a picture of Aria there as the definition. This venue has wonderfully manicured grounds and immaculate everything else inside.

There are two big ballrooms (one of them is huge, actually, accommodating up to 500 people), plenty of restrooms, and getting ready suites. On the whole, the staff of Aria are experts given that the venue hosts so many Connecticut weddings each year.

Is Aria among people’s favorite places to get married in Connecticut? Absolutely, since it has over 800 reviews and nearly a five-star rating. And if you’re on a budget and don’t mind skipping a weekend wedding, consider booking a discounted weekday event with Aria’s romantic atmosphere.

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A bride and groom dance inside a ballroom during their wedding night at Aria, one of the most popular ballroom wedding venues in Connecticut.

10. The Waterview (Monroe)

The Waterview is a modern ballroom venue in Monroe. It sits on a beautiful stretch of waterfront property and offers stunning views of Long Island Sound. This venue is quite big, offering wedding couples multiple options. Rumor has it that it can handle weddings of up to 700 guests (yes, 700).

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11. La Bella Vista (Waterbury)

One of the state’s top ballrooms, La Bella Vista is an indoor and outdoor Connecticut wedding venue in Waterbury. One of the great things about this one is its versatility: it can comfortably host weddings from 75 up to about 300 people (depending on the day of the week and season).

La Bella Vista is apparently also known for its great catering. One reviewer says that to this day, “I am still getting calls and texts about the wedding and how amazing everything was, mostly complements on the food!”

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12. Cascade Fine Catering (Hamden)

Hamden’s Cascade Fine Catering is another excellent ballroom option. Featuring an outdoor garden ceremony location and two ballroom options, the venue also has a single getting ready suite upstairs. Therefore, the venue can handle all-inclusive weddings as well as reception-only bookings.

Food options shine here, with plenty of dining package options prepared by the in-house executive chef. Having eaten here multiple times, I can honestly say that Cascade serves some very good wedding food.

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The bride and groom dance with glow sticks and string lights inside their CT ballroom wedding venue.

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