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Small and Intimate Wedding Locations in Connecticut:

Hopkins Inn, New Preston, CT

For small wedding venues, look for small, private rooms at romantic inns, restaurants, or bed and breakfasts, or unique and unusual settings such as art galleries, vineyards, or museums. Think about having your wedding ceremony  in a quaint New England chapel.  And there are many beautiful outdoor settings in Connecticut.  Beach, park, and garden weddings are lovely. Many town greens or city parks have gazebos or fountains, ponds or woodsy settings.  How about your own home or backyard or the home of a friend or family member?  Or where you first met?  Or where he proposed?   Here are some ideas to get you started.  Most of the restaurants listed below have private rooms that would also work well for rehearsal dinners or bridal showers:

Avon, CT- Avon Old Farms Hotel, 279 Avon Mountain Rd,  Avon, CT. Outdoor wedding ceremony. Gardens, gazebo, stream. Ballroom and terrace for up to 170 seated guests.  Other rooms can accommodate up to 30, 55, or 60 people. (860) 677-1651
Bethlehem, CT-Woodward's, 4 The Green (West Rd.) Bethlehem, CT.  Zagat rating Top 10 for Private Room, Food. New American, Decor, Service. 203-266-6902.
Bolton, CT- A Villa Louisa, 60 Villa Louisa Rd, Bolton, CT.  Ceremonies can be held in the gazebo. Sunset Room for 25-90 guests. (860) 646-3161.
Branford, CT- La Luna
Cheshire, CT- Brix, 1721 Highland Ave, Cheshire, CT.  Small weddings. (203) 272-3584
Chester, CT- Sage American Grill, 129 W. Main St, Chester, Ct. Beautiful waterfall with a covered bridge entrance, stone fireplace, and outdoor patios.  The Posh Room has a beautiful view of the waterfall, access to a private patio and seats up to 36 guests.  The Pattaconk has views of the Pattaconk Brook and can accommodate up to 56 guests.  The entire restaurant is yours when you book a daytime event Monday through Saturday for up to 142 guests.  (860) 526-9898
Danbury, CT- Tarrywile Park and Mansion, 70 Southern Blvd, Danbury, CT- Romantic Victorian mansion.  Ceremonies may be held in the mansion's glass conservatory, or outdoors, use the gazebo, the veranda, or the grape arbor.  Gardens. Tents permitted. The Mansion can accommodate up to 100 people for a sit-down dinner or buffet and dancing. On weekends, rental is $1500 for Danbury residents, $2000 for non-residents.  Note: if space is available 60 days before a weekend, it can be rented for only $100/hour.  Mid-week: $50/hour, day rental- $75/hour, evening rental for non-residents.  (203) 744-3130
Darien, CT- The Waters Edge at Giovanni's, Darien, CT Small and large weddings.  (800) 726-9979

The Water's Edge at Giovanni's, Darien, CT

Derby, CT- Grassy Hill Lodge, 77 Sodom Lane, Derby, CT. Rustic. Ceremony and reception. Gazebo, waterfalls, gardens.  Stone fireplaces, antiques, beamed cathedral ceilings. From 50 to 325 guests. (203) 734-1616
East Windsor, CT- The Nutmeg Restaurant and Banquet Facility, 297 South Main Street, Route 5, East Windsor, CT.  Ceremony and reception. Gazebo, gardens.  Small and large groups. (860) 627-7094
Essex, CT- The Griswold Inn- Main Street , Essex, CT. Historic Inn.  Welcomes small weddings.  The Covered Bridge Room seats 80 people.  The Library Room seats 30. The Wine Bar and Steamboat Room seat 20- 75.  The Hayden House, a charming historical house just across the lane from the inn, is separate and private.  With two living rooms, both with fireplaces, it is a charming setting for a small wedding ceremony and reception.  Call 860-767-1776
Farmington, CT- Apricots Restaurant, Farmington, CT. 20 - 125 guests. Ceremony can be on a patio overlooking the scenic Farmington River.  Three dining rooms. Dance in the trolley room.   860-673-5405
Farmington, CT- Grist Mill Restaurant, 44 Mill Lane, Farmington, CT.  Romantic.  Patio, private dining room.  View of Farmington River. Zagat rating Top 10 for Private Room, View, Waterside, Decor, Continental.  860-676-8855
Farmington, CT- Hill Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road, Farmington, CT.  Colonial Revival estate and art museum. Small weddings may be held in the historic garden or rustic theater. Pope Board Room with stone porch for cocktails seats 30. Tented receptions may be held on the west lawn.  Up to 80 guests seated indoors,  200 guests outdoors. (860) 677-4787, ext. 132
Greenwich, CT- Morello Bistro. 253 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, CT.  Italian cuisine. Zagat rating Top 10 for Private Room.   203- 661-3443.
Greenwich, CT- Thomas Henkelmann, 420 Field Point Rd, Greenwich.  "Chestnut Room"- 10-14 people, "Living Room"- 20-30 people.  Zagat rating Top 10 for Private Room, Romantic, French, Decor, Service.  203-869-7500.
Ivoryton, CT- The Copper Beech Inn, 46 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT- Historic 4-star country inn. The Ivoryton Room: seats up to 55, The Comstock Room seats 28, The Copper Beech Room seats up to 25.  (888)809-2056
Lakeville, CT- Wake Robin Inn, 106 Sharon Rd (Rte. 41), Lakeville, CT. Ceremony and reception. Large or small weddings.  Indoor (up to 100 seated guests) and outdoor (up to 250 guests.) Tent, porches and decks. (860) 435-2000.
Litchfield, CT- La Cupola Ristorante & Inn, 637 Bantam Rd, Litchfield, CT. Gardens. Intimate dining room (up to 35 people), or larger room for 100-200 guests, or tented reception by the pond.  (860) 567-3326
Madison, CT- Madison Beach Hotel- 94 West Wharf Rd, Madison, CT 06443. 50- 120 people. 203-245-0005.
Manchester, CT- Manchester Country Club, 305 South Main St, Manchester, CT.- large or small weddings.  Call 646-0103  
Milford, CT- Aldario's, 240 Naugatuck Ave, Milford, CT.  Ceremony and reception.  60-200 guests.  203-874-6096
Milford, CT- Great River Golf Club, 130 Coram Lane • Milford, CT. Small or large groups. Ballroom or outdoor tent overlooking the river. (203) 876-8051
Mystic, CT- Capt.  Daniel Packer Inn, 32 Water Street, Mystic, CT.  Private rooms for 14, 20, and 40 people.  (860) 536-3555.
Mystic, CT-  Mystic Seaport catering provided, clambakes. Tall ships, waterviews, and New England charm!  Boat Shed- 60-100 people; North Lawn- 60-300 people; Seamen's Inne /Morgan Suite- 20- 60 people, Seamen's Inne/River Room- 65- 250 people.  (860) 572-0711
Mystic, CT- The Old Mystic Inn, 52 Main Street, Old Mystic, CT. Gazebo ceremony.  Reception: up to 50 people under a canopy, or 16-20 in dining room.  Booking guest rooms required. (860) 572-9422

New London, CT- Lighthouse Inn Resort- 6 Guthrie Place, New London, CT.  Restored Victorian mansion, historic hotel, 4 star dining.  Ocean views, sculptured fountain,  gardens, gazebos, private beach.  Wedding packages can be customized for either large or small weddings. (888) 443-8411 or  (860)443-8411

New Haven, CT- 116 Crown- 116 Crwon St, New Haven, CT.  Zagat rating Top 10 for Private Room, Decor. 203-777-3116
New Haven, CT- New Haven Lawn Club/NHLC Catering 193 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CTElegant Georgian Mansion.  From 12- 250 people.  Ballroom. Bridal Suite. (203)777-3494
New Haven, CT- Sage American Grill, 100 South Water Street, New Haven, CT.  Fireplace, outdoor deck, Great water views.  Main dining room- seats 125 people, City Point Room- 45, Oyster Point Room- 36.  The entire restaurant is yours when you book a daytime event! (203) 787-3466

Union League Cafe, New Haven, CT

New Haven, CT- Union League Cafe- 1032 Chapel Street New Haven, CT . The elegant upstairs ballroom features high ornate ceilings, wood paneling, a grand working fireplace, marble columns, plus a dance floor.  Connecticut Magazine rates it as most romantic for New Haven County, and best French cuisine for Connecticut. The New York Times and Zagats give it rave reviews. Up to 135 dinner guests.  203-772-2053.
New Preston, CT- The Hopkins Inn, 22 Hopkins Road, New Preston, CT.    Country inn overlooking Lake Waramaug. Private dining areas for up to 60 people.  860-868-7295. (see photo at top of page.)
Newton, CT- Dana-Holcombe House- 29 Main Street, Newton, CT.  Classic New England Inn.  Intimate catering facility- up to 75 people.  (203) 426-2000.
Newtown- The Inn at Newtown, 19 Main St, Newtown, CT.  Up to 75 people.  203 270-1876. 
Niantic, CT- Fourteen Lincoln Street, 14 Lincoln St, Niantic, CT.  Historic church and B&B.  Intimate atmosphere for wedding ceremonies and receptions.  (860) 739-6327

Norfolk , CT- Mountain View Inn, 67 Litchfield Rd, Norfolk, CT.  Victorian B&B.  Victorian Courtyard for weddings.  Working fireplace. Great Room seats up to 25 people.   Outdoors 65 people, indoors 50 maximum.  (866) 792-7812.

Old Lyme, CT - Bee and Thistle Inn - 100 Lyme St., Old Lyme.  A romantic country inn. Garden overlooking the Lieutenant River.  Use of tent plus the inn.  Elegant parlor room.  Minimum 40 guests- maximum 130 guests, June through September.  Available for fewer than 40 guests off-season. Booking guest rooms required.   (860) 434-1667
Old Lyme, CT -Old Lyme Inn- 85 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT. Classic Country New England Inn.  Wedding ceremony in Winslow Dining Room- up to 60 people. Candlelight Diningroom- up to 80 people. 800-434-5352.
Oxford, CT- Colonial Tavern, 24 Hawley Rd, Oxford, CT. Ceremony and reception.  Gazebo, pond. Banquet room with rustic decor, fireplace.  Cocktails on patio.  (203) 264-8244
Pawcatuck, CT- The Morgan Inn,   16 South Broad St, Pawcatuck, CT.  Bed and Breakfast,  restored Colonial.   Small intimate weddings on the grounds and accommodations for 10 guests. Catering provided. Must book inn for two nights.(860) 599-5470 0r 1-866-StayWithUs
Pomfret, CT- Tyrone Farm- 89 Tyrone Road, Pomfret Center, CT.  Ceremonies may be held under a beautiful granite pergola or within the historic barn.  For cocktails, your guests can gather on the terrace or stroll the English Formal Garden.  Receptions may be held in the barn or on the terrace. (860) 928-3647
Ridgefield, CT- Bernard's Inn at Ridgefield, 20 West Lane/Route 35, Ridgefield, CT. Lovely wedding garden.  Cocktails on the patio. Excellent French cuisine. 10-120 guests. Zagat rating Top 10 for Private Room, Romantic, Food, Service, French, Decor, Brunch, Lunch.   (203) 438-8282

Bernard's at Ridgefield, Ridgefield, CT

Ridgefield, CT.   Elms Inn, 500 Main St./Rte. 35 (Gilbert St.) Ridgefield, CT .  "Gold Room" 8-12 people, "Music Room" 13-18, "Sunset Room" 13-18, "Burgundy Room" 25-40, entire restaurant- 100-150 people.  Zagat rating Top 10 for Private Room, American Traditional. 203-438-9206.

Ridgefield, CT- Stonehenge Inn- 35 Stonehenge Road, Ridgefield, CT.  Romantic inn with lake-side views. Dinner for two, or a wedding for up to 120 guests.  French cuisine.  Optional dance floor or tent (additional charges) Call (203) 438-6511.

Simsbury, CT- Simsbury 1820 House B & B, 731 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury, CT.  Elegant Country Inn.  Small groups, up to 120
South Woodstock, CT- The Mansion at Bald Hill, 29 Plaine Hill Road, South Woodstock, CT. Beautiful gardens and grounds for your ceremony, elegant dining in mansion.  Rental fees for the mansion start at $2,000 for a Saturday.  Tent rentals available.  Ice sculptures available.  (860) 974-3456.
Southport, CT-  Paci, 96 Station St. (Pequot Ave.) Southport, CT.  Zagat rating Top 10 for Private Room (10-40 people) , Food, Italian, Decor, Service. 203-259-9600.
Thompson, CT- Lord Thompson Manor, Route 200, Thompson, CT. Country Estate.  Outdoor ceremonies.  "Grand or intimate" weddings. (860)-923-3886
Uncasville, CT- Todd English's Tuscany, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. (Sandy Desert Rd.) Uncasville, CT. Zagat rating Top 10 for Private Room and Best Buys/All you Can Eat.  860-862-3238
Washington, CT- Mayflower Inn and Spa- 118 Woodbury Road, Route 47, Washington, CT.  Country House Hotel.  Intimate and larger gatherings.  Zagat rating Top 10 for Private Room, Romantic, Decor, Service. 860-868-9466.
Waterbury CT - Mattatuck Museum's Exhibition Cafe - 144 W. Main St., Waterbury.  Arts and history museum.  Event/reception spaces include the café, galleries, a performing-arts center, conference rooms, and gated courtyard. 25 to 250 guests. (203) 753-0381, ext. 22
Westport, CT- The Red Barn, 292 Wilton Road, Westport, CT.  Ceremonies and receptions for up to 150 can be held in this restored Colonial landmark. Fireplace, garden, gazebo. (203) 222-9549
Wolcott, CT- Mahan's Lakeview Fine Catering, 15 Grilley Rd, Wolcott, CT.  New England countryside, pond, 25' gazebo and waterfall for outdoor ceremonies, wishing well, chapel. Small and large weddings.  Full wedding packages. (203) 879-9363
Woodstock, CT- The Inn at Woodstock Hill, 94 Plaine Hill Rd, Woodstock, CT. Historic district.  Gazebo with gardens, tent, or indoor front room (up to 100 guests) for ceremony, terrace or parlor rooms for cocktail reception, banquet room (up to 120 seated guests) or dining room (up to 32 seated guests) for reception.  (860) 928-0528

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