22 Unique Wedding Locations that Connecticut Wedding Experts Love

[shareaholic app=”share_buttons” id=”4830626″]Much to our delight, Connecticut is just bursting with exceptional and stunning wedding venues! To bring you even more beautiful and top-rated venues for your wedding day, we’ve compiled a list of 22 unique wedding venues that Connecticut wedding experts love. If there is anyone that knows which wedding venues are the most unique in Connecticut, it is the photographers, DJs, florists, wedding planners, and other professionals that attend dozens of wedding venues each year.

This list is bursting at the seams with one-of-a-kind scenery, top of the line amenities and services, and wedding dreams waiting to come true! So don’t delay, dive right in and find the perfect wedding venue for your wedding day! We have no doubts that you’ll be swept off your feet and planning your day in no time at all!

1. Candlelight Farms Inn

This Connecticut venue has wedding planning down to an art and offers special packages that really do go above and beyond! However, Candlelight Farms Inn isn’t just perfect for your wedding day, it makes for an excellent honeymoon location as well. Stay at the gorgeous historic inn, go riding horses down at the stables, enjoy beautiful views of mountain ranges, or cozy up next the fire. In the world of weddings, this location really does have it all and plenty of rustic details to make your day picturesque and lovely!


Another favorite wedding location of ours is the scenic Candlelight Farms Inn.  This is a first-class outdoor wedding experience, from the gardens, to the views, to the accommodations, everything is absolutely stunning.  Weddings from 40-350 can be accommodated at the Farm either in the Lower Barn, Clubhouse or tented on the lawn. Nancy, the Innkeeper is the sweetest and makes the most amazing breakfasts.  We promise you will fall in love with this property as soon as you visit.  Heidi Hanson – Always & Forever Weddings

2. The Lake House 

This new Connecticut wedding venue has captured our attention immediately, like no other we have seen before. The warm decor and striking floor to ceiling windows, providing a breathtaking view of Lily Lake, will immediately make a grand impression on your guests creating an unforgettable experience anytime of the year. The culinary team is proud to offer an endless array of fresh dining options designed to appease any taste with a nod toward the farm to table concept. Their a la carte menu eliminates the need for guests to pre-order meals. Instead, orders will be taken that day and since service is their focus, they are proud to offer one server per table, so every detail is observed. This hidden gem is certain to impress.

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“I am so happy I booked with The Lake House. After meeting the team I am excited to have my wedding in this extradionary location, and believe this venue will be well worth the wait!” Jennifer M.

3. Carousel at Lighthouse Park

For a unique venue that certainly has no equal on earth, Carousel at Lighthouse Park is perfect. Home to a historic carousel, enchanting views of the Long Island Sound, access to the beach and a wonderful lighthouse, you can enjoy the whole day exploring, taking walks along the boardwalk, and experiencing magic at its finest.

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This is such a fun wedding venue! I love that there’s endless decor possibilities and when the windows are open there’s an awesome salty breeze. I’ve done weddings here with traditional catering and one with a pizza truck! Carissa Lockery – CR Socials

4. Interlaken Inn

For a wedding day that feels like you’re spending time at your home away from home, Interlaken Inn is the place to be. Nestled close to many breathtaking historic, natural, and shopping sites, the inn is the ultimate wedding venue for those who love to soak up the beauty of the earth while also enjoying superb lodging accommodations. and fun. Truly, for a wedding venue that finds it unparalleled in all respects, this lovely location is for you.


From a rehearsal dinner bonfire to after wedding brunch, this scenic venue provides the ultimate in a destination weekend wedding. The space provides an on property tent so couples don’t have to pay additionally to rent a tent, and the lakeside view to take your vows, is breathtaking. Christine Ringuette – Down The Aisle 

5. Lord Thompson Manor

Lord Thompson Manor has that quality of being frozen in time. Resting on 40 beautiful acres, this charming old home captivates with private nature paths, romantic forest views, and an easy going and no stress approach to wedding day bliss. The best part? The grounds and the manor are lit up at night and give the whole atmosphere a glamorous and sparkly essence that makes for stunning wedding photos!  The elegance of the Manor House is the perfect setting for their custom “weekend weddings”.


I love the old world feel of this venue. I also am infatuated with the all white ‘cottages’ that the bride and her bridal party can stay in. Jackie and her staff at Lord Thompson Manor can create an entire weekend out of your wedding and it is pure magic! – Beth Chapman – White Dress by the shore

The Lord Thompson Manor is a gorgeous venue with amazing grounds. It is great for private weddings, I love the concept of their ”weekend wedding”. I also love the Cottage House where brides get ready, it is so bright and airy and makes for some incredible wedding pictures.” Candace Jeffery – Candace Jeffery Photography

6. Stafford Palace Theater

Fun and individuality define Stafford Palace Theater! The exposed brick walls, the retro decor, and the friendly staff definitely make this place ideal for a vintage or industrial styled wedding in Connecticut! If character and personality sound like a slice of heaven, this venue has your name written all over it.

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If you are looking to have a cool and unique wedding, the Stafford Palace Theater is a great choice. They will let you transform their venue any way you would like, and with a little design creativity you can turn it into an one of a kind wedding.  Shawn Tait – Laird Productions

7. The Webb Barn

The Webb Barn dates back to the 19th century and my oh my is it completely gorgeous. Dripping with stunning details inside the barn itself and bursting with florals just outside the door, this Connecticut venue is no doubt a one-of-a-kind location for your wedding ceremony and reception. Throw a soiree of 135 people inside the barn alone or expand outside via tents for even most guest fun. This location is definitely a go to wedding venue for any bride or any style — kick back with a laid back cookout style reception or embrace elegance with a luxurious sit down dinner under candlelight. There is truly no style that The Webb Barn doesn’t complement!

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The Webb Barn Located in the oldest settled town in Wethersfield CT.  Located off of Old Main Street in Wethersfield CT this site has an authentic barn with a beautiful extended outdoor area for your ceremony by the garden or big oak tree. Awesome outdoor space for cocktails & ordure’s on the  slate patio during the summer or fall months with tons of old town charm located off of Interstate 91 but well hidden. Note: they do not have an onsite caterer for this place but do have great recommendations if you call.  Bob Adamowicz – Entertainment Unlimited of New England

8. Farmington Gardens

Boasting of magnificent garden views, a gorgeous grand dining room, a stunning greenhouse with a accompanying cherry bar and paper lanterns, and an excellent staff, this venue is all about providing you with a magical experience for your day. Host your day inside for a more modern look or have a garden chic inspired wedding on the grounds — either way, this wedding venue is perfect for any Connecticut wedding day!


Farmington Gardens has a unique building.  The cocktail area was the old greenhouse and it’s really pretty. The main ballroom is spacious, with a fantastic vaulted ceiling. It’s simple, which leaves a lot of opportunity for couples to personalize. It’s a small family owned business, the food is fantastic, and every wedding we’ve done there had a customized menu.  It’s not the usual “Beef, Chicken, or Fish”. They are really good to work with, both from what we’ve heard from clients and what we’ve experienced as vendors.  Beth Miller – Generation Photography

9. The Lace Factory

If you’re looking for a hidden gem for your Connecticut wedding venue, then The Lace Factory is without a doubt the spot for you! The name itself even drips with promises of romance and gorgeous details. Boasting of a long history and a ideal location just on the Connecticut River, this industrial style venue is romantic, historic, charming, and an outright delightful place to be on your special day! The views for perfect, the venue itself is beyond lovely, and we just know that this is the swoon worthy venue that you may be looking for. Just take a gander at their website and we know you’ll be swooning with us in no time at all!


This venue is truly unique. For the bride who wants an ‘out of the box’ venue, this is one of my faves!  I love the rustic feel of this venue and how special that the guests can be escorted to the party on a steam train? Beth Chapman – Beth Chapman – White Dress by the Shore

10. Mystic Seaport

This unique Connecticut wedding venue floors us with its beautiful ships, waterfront views, and nine, yes nine, ceremony and reception locations to chose from for your special day. If having a backdrop that is unlike any other is a key component to making your day as amazing as it should be, then Mystic Seaport is calling your name. On top of all of this, the venue has magnificent wedding packages and catering services that only boost their rating with brides and Connecticut wedding experts. Select this port location and we promise you’ll be sailing away into a land of wedding magic in no time.


The gift of sharing a new destination with guests is always rewarding. When having your event at the Mystic Seaport you are giving your guests a taste of historic seaside whaling village and a weekend in beautiful Mystic. The Coastal Gourmet offers ceremonies and receptions throughout the seaport. For a rustic New England reception consider the boat house which is located on the Mystic River within sight of the Mystic lighthouse. This is the quintessential spot for a New England clambake. Weddings and receptions can also be held on the North Lawn tented in front of Mystic River under a Sperry Tent. The River Room located in Latitude 41 is a beautiful vaulted ceiling space with access to a tented blue stone patio that faces the Mystic River. Ceremonies can also take place in the historic Greenmanville Church located in the seaport which is part of the historic village. A horse and carriage can be booked through the seaport. The staff at the Mystic Seaport and Coastal Gourmet are wonderful to work with. Deborah Dempsey – A Gala Affair

Location location location. The photographic possibilities here are amazing. Brides & grooms that book here receive a private seaport walk for photos. The buildings and boats are an amazing backdrop full of color and texture. Latitude 41 offers a relaxed nautical restaurant vibe…. a great match for it’s surroundings. Kevin Kelly – Kevin Kelley Photography

11. Waveny House

Select the Waveny House for your Connecticut wedding day and you’ll instantly feel that you’ve stepped onto the grounds of a stunning 18th century home…because you have! Located in New Canaan, CT, this beautiful history venue is a kind of gorgeous that goes beyond definition. Take a stroll through the gardens or plan tour the fine details that give the Waveny House character, such as the stately library, the ceiling-high windows, the wood floor, and winding staircases, and you’ll instantly see your wedding play out before your eyes. Host a lovely ceremony outdoors on the grounds or inside the grand home and dance the night away under the stars! All that this place lacks is your wedding day!


I may be biased because I love mansions.  You can’t beat a mansion on the water!  It’s impressive and magical all at the same time. Candice Milliard – Candi’s Floral Designs

12. Gelston House 

Overlooking the Connecticut River, the Gelston House is a vision of beauty on the horizon. Decked out with historic details, a fabulous restaurant, and the most stunning views you can imagine, this quaint little bed and breakfast is a one stop shop for all your wedding needs, but the landscape is definitely the feature that stole our hearts away.


This venue has a lot of history and is located next door to the Goodspeed Opera House. Couples have the option to tie the knot by the river followed by an intimate reception with gorgeous views. This venue does allow for overnight stay in the lodge and gives you that British Colonial feel. Tamie Myers – Event Connoisseur

13. Gwyn Careg Inn

This historic inn is location in Pomfret Center, Connecticut and our list just wouldn’t be complete without its inclusion. In terms of garden receptions, there is truly no comparison as the options for your day are truly limitless when it comes to this wedding venue. The backdrop is certainly a unparalleled bonus, but what scores the beautiful Gwyn Careg Inn a spot on our list is the unique service they offer to their brides and grooms – the whole weekend! Unlike most venues where you choose a weekend for your day that may be packed full of other events and weddings, this venue books the whole weekend just for you. That means you can have your wedding day on your on time and can enjoy every moment soaking up the atmosphere and your once in a lifetime experience!

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Located in Connecticut’s quiet corner,  this location is a charming B&B style Inn with a large stone patio and walled “Spanish” garden and views of a lovely pond.  Perfect for a more refined country wedding. Gabriele DeFrances – Gabriele’s Hand Designs

14. Bill Miller’s Castle

Whether you are looking to host an intimate affair of just a few guests or a grand celebration of up to 250, Bill Miller’s Castle is determined to make your day all about your, your dreams, your style, and most importantly, your love story! At the castle they offer four ceremony locations, a beautiful gazebo reception area, and a perfectly dream-worthy ballroom. You are swept up in beauty, amazing service, and fairytale magic when you plan your day at this location fit for a prince and princess!


Bill Miller’s Castle is just a very cool space to have a wedding. The exterior is quintessential Hansel and Gretel, the inside medieval charm. Kim Terril – Kim’s Cottage Confections

15. Priam Vineyards

At Priam Vineyards, you can have the peace of mind that everything, literally every last detail, is taken care of for your day. Offering comprehensive packages, the best of the best in wedding vendors, and out of this world professionalism, this Connecticut venue is the sort that brides day dream about — and for good reason. Not only is the vineyard itself awe-inspiring, you can be certain that your wedding in the New England countryside will surpass all your expectations and will be a place you can treasure for years to come!


photography by Tommy at Wedding Couture by Netmartin

16. Hill-Stead Museum

Hill-Stead Museum takes place as one of Connecticut’s most exceptional wedding venues. Bursting with scenic views, a centuries old historic home, a blooming sunken garden, and outdoor and indoor ceremony and reception locations that would complete any fairy tale wedding day. Little details and amazing amenities make this one of our favorites in the state for any style wedding day!


I love the old style home, and it is a statement background piece in your photographs but it doesn’t overpower your day. There are many different ways to celebrate, with the sunken garden, the side yard for a tented event or the makeshift theater. It is a location that can accommodate large scale weddings or a smaller wedding.  ESTOccasions

17. Pond House Cafe

If wow worthy views and food are filling your Connecticut wedding day dreams, then look no further because Pond House Cafe definitely has the best of both worlds. Brides and guests alike rave about the extraordinary food selections that are made from fresh, local ingredients, the cathedral style floor-to-ceiling windows in the main dining room, and the lovely park setting that graces the landscape just outside those windows, but the real show stopper is the fact that each and every couple in provided with a Pond House Wedding Coordinator to help them plan their wedding reception to perfection. We don’t know about you, but this Connecticut site had us at hello!


Located in Elizabeth Park, the gardens here are amazing.  They are able to handle all your events in one lovely room, with a fireplace, a wall of windows and high ceilings enhancing the room. There is plenty of space for dancing and the food is excellent.  Beth Angel – Party Pro DJ

 18. Avon Old Farms Hotel

When it comes to Connecticut wedding venues, Avon Old Farms Hotel truly has it all. Picturesque gardens, a luxurious ballrooms, lush green outdoor spaces, full hotel services, excellent hospitality, and more characterize this one-of-a-kind venue. For any style wedding, this is truly the place for a dream come true day that stays with you long after the I dos.

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I love the timeless feel, the beautiful outdoor grounds many brides use to get married and the great indoor space available in case it rains. Gail is amazing – she goes the extra mile to make sure the bride and groom are taken care of.  The food is always great.  Christy Carmondy – Christy Murray Photography

19. Owenego Inn

If you’re looking for a wedding venue in Connecticut that isn’t only breathtaking, but provides excellent wedding planning resources and superb catering as well, then Owenego Inn is the place for you. One glance at this historic inn and beautiful views it allows of the Long Island Sound and the Thimble Islands, which we dare say is one of the most perfect places to host your wedding ceremony, and you’ll see why Connecticut brides have fallen in love with this place year after year.


The hidden jewel of Connecticut. If you like quaint Connecticut this is your place. Family run and full of love this venue is adorable. This is a beautiful wedding location for any bride who wants an intimate event with a more rustic charm. Beautiful lawn for your ceremony and amazing bluffs for your pictures! A must see for any waterfront wedding. John and his family will welcome you with open arms and for me any place where my bride is the only bride of the day gets a HUGE thumbs up! I love being at the “O”.  Lisa Antonecchia – Creative Concepts by Lisa

20. Tyrone Farm

For weddings that have a more country or rustic tone to them, Tyrone Farms definitely has that “it” factor. Resting on an expansive 170 acres, this country style home entices visitors for extensive stays with blooming gardens, a beautiful guest cottage and barn, family values, and lots of fresh air. Privacy prevails on the farm and guests love the quiet escape that this special venue provides for couples year after year.

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When you drive into Tryrone Farm you can’t even believe you are in Connecticut –  It is like you have been transported somewhere else. I also appreciate that the farm is entirely self sustaining. Beth Chapman – The White Dress by the Shore

21. Madison Beach Hotel 

When it comes to premiere wedding venues in Connecticut, Madison Beach Hotel is definitely a favorite among brides. Located just off the waters of the Long Island Sound, this gorgeous venue no only has great bragging rights, but private access to a stunning beach, a luxurious dining room that can seat up to 160 guests, star-quality catering in house, and an all around romantic setting that will truly take your breath away. Amazing views and superb service are definitely the makings of one fabulous wedding day!


Another gem along the shoreline.  Offers the best of indoor and outdoor spaces.  Large veranda looks out on the ocean and is a great place for cocktails, indoor ballroom is spacious and works well for dancing.  Ginny Bales – Bales Gitlin Band

22. Your Home or a Friends Home

If unique venues in Connecticut make your heart go pitter patter, you can’t get any more special than hosting your big day at your home or another private residence. The backdrop of these locations make your wedding day one in a million and allow you to truly take ownership of the space and make it your own!

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 We have done a ton of weddings at private residences. Now this doesn’t mean cheaper or less stressful, but it does allow family and friends to kick back a little more since they are more comfortable. From large homes on the water to quiant country homes, you can truly customize a home into anything you want! Christine Geraci – Piece of Cake Events

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