Mystic Wedding Locations

Things are moving along in your wedding planning and you’ve decided that a Mystic wedding venue is what you two need. You’ve done your reading and know that Mystic is actually a village which straddles Stonington and Groton, so you understand that the area is actually larger than meets the eye.

Well, I’ve got some insight which may help. In addition to being a wedding photographer in the area, my wife and I actually got married in Mystic. So, I was once searching for the perfect Mystic wedding venue like you.

To the general public, Mystic, CT is known as a village with a happening downtown area with restaurants and shops. But it’s also one of the best locations in New England to get married. Where can you have a wedding in the Mystic area?

The Best Wedding Venues in Mystic, Connecticut

  • Inn at Mystic
  • Mystic Seaport Museum
  • Mystic Yachting Club
  • Mystic Aquarium
  • Stone Acres Farm
  • Stonington Point
  • Stonington Vineyards
  • Saltwater Farm Vineyard
  • Jonathan Edwards Winery
  • Branford House / Avery Point
  • The backyard of a private residence

Downtown Mystic Wedding Venues

First and foremost, people know Mystic for its small-town-downtown charm. This is the area from the famous Mystic River Bascule Bridge all the way to Old Mystic. Here are some of the best places to get married in downtown Mystic.

Inn at Mystic

Full transparency: I love this place because my wife and I got married here. Home of Haley Mansion, Inn at Mystic is truly special as a Mystic wedding venue.

Photographed by me for RC Zajac Photography.

Mystic Seaport Museum

With perhaps the best views of the famous Mystic River of any venue, Mystic Seaport Museum is a terrific wedding location. This collective includes The Boat Shed at Lighthouse Point (i.e. the Thomas Oyster Co. building), the Greenmanville Church, and the huge North Lawn. A Mystic Seaport wedding is definitely a great choice.

Mystic wedding venue Mystic Seaport Museum on a summer day.

Mystic Yachting Club

Located on the same property as Mystic Shipyard, Mystic Yachting Club has boat-lovers covered. This venue can accommodate indoor and outdoor weddings and is literally on the river.

Mystic Aquarium

Aquatic wildlife lovers look no further. Mystic Aquarium weddings offer a unique way to tie the knot in this area.

Stonington, CT Wedding Venues

Since half of Mystic is located in this town, Stonington wedding venues deserve strong consideration.

Stone Acres Farm

A real working farm that grows vegetables and has animals, Stone Acres Farm is a vast, 60-acre property has room for any guest count. And for plant lovers, it doesn’t get any better than this. There’s also a tented area on this awesome venue as well as a house which has getting ready suites.

Stonington Point

A bride and groom walk in the snow at their Stonington, CT wedding venue.

A small yet stunning piece of public access land just perfect for your Connecticut elopement, Stonington Point in the Borough offers a 270-degree view of the water. After your elopement, you can explore the rest of the borough and are just minutes from Mystic, New London, Groton, and the casinos. Because the point is publicly accessible, it’s an often-overlooked (and somewhat unconventional) Stonington, CT wedding venue.

Saltwater Farm Vineyard

Possibly the epitome of the southeastern Connecticut winery wedding venue, Saltwater Farm Vineyard is just stunning. (It’s sort of reminiscent of Newport Vineyards, which isn’t too far away.)

Stonington Vineyards

As if the wine isn’t good enough, Stonington Vineyards offers tons of outdoor space and beautiful views.

Other Mystic Area Locations to Get Married

The so-called “greater Mystic area” contains a number of other great venues, too. While they may not be in Mystic proper, they’re definitely worth considering if this area is attractive to you.

Branford House

Owned and operated by the State of Connecticut, Branford House in Groton is a big, stone mansion located at Avery Point. The building is beautiful as is the huge, sprawling waterfront landscape behind it. Long Island Sound creates the backdrop here and three lighthouses are in view.

Eolia Mansion

The younger/smaller sibling to Branford House is Eolia Mansion at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford. It’s about 25 minutes from Mystic and offers more seclusion, much more room, and sweeping water views.

Jonathan Edwards Winery

A very popular vineyard and wedding venue in North Stonington, CT, Jonathan Edwards is a staple of the southeastern Connecticut portion of the wine trail. It makes a great venue for a wedding.

North Stonington, CT wedding venue Jonathan Edwards Vineyard.

A Private Residence

One of the other great things about a wedding in the Mystic area is the privately-owned real estate down here. Residences for rent in locations like Groton Long Point (pictured), Noank, and Mason’s Island are great options for a backyard wedding.

Bride and groom walking hand in hand in front of the water during their Groton Long Point wedding.
Photographed by me for Esteban Gil Photography.

Hotels Near Mystic for Your Wedding

Hotels near Branford House include Hilton Garden Inn Mystic/Groton, Hilton Mystic, Holiday Inn Express Mystic-Groton, Mystic Marriott, Inn at Mystic, and countless Airbnb and Vrbo rentals.

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