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Aquariums:
Mystic CT- Mystic Aquarium- 55 Coogan Blvd, Mystic, CT. The Main Exhibit Floor provides an intimate and distinctive space for your wedding day, whether you're hosting a small reception for 50 or a large reception for more than 300. Your wedding will be an enchanting world of coral reefs, undersea beauty, and deep-sea mysteries- the perfect spot for a magical and memorable evening.  Call (860) 572-5955, ext. 520
Norwalk CT - The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk- 10 N. Water St., Norwalk.
For a unique, one-of-a-kind, elegant wedding venue, have your ceremony and reception with sharks and seals, at The Maritime Aquarium. On-site caterer. Up to 250 for dinner and dancing.
(203) 852-0700, ext 2217.
 
Vineyards:
Ledyard, CT- Maugle Sierra Vineyards & Winery, 825 Colonel Ledyard Highway (On Route 117, Ledyard, CT. (860)-464-2987  
Litchfield, CT- Haight-Brown Vineyard, Litchfield, CT. This historic vineyard offers a unique, rustic location for intimate weddings. Wine-tastings for your guests!  2- 60 people.  Call (860) 567-4045 or email events@haightvineyards.com
New Hartford, CT- Jerram Winery, 535 Town Hill Road, New Hartford, CT  06057
small weddings, tent on the lawn for larger weddings. (860)-379-8749
New Preston, CT- Hopkins Vineyard, 25 Hopkins Rd, New Preston, CT. Have your wedding in a landscaped area with country stonewalls and views of the vineyards and Lake Waramaug. Tours and wine tasting available for your guests. (860) 868-7954

Jonathan Edwards Winery, North Stonington, CT

North Stonington, CT- Jonathan Edwards Winery, 74 Chester Maine Road, North Stonington, CT. Classic New England Style winery. Stone patio, English style gardens, stone fireplace, deck. Small weddings, or an elegant tented event on the lawn.  photos. (860) 535-0202
Sandy Hook, CT- Mc Laughlin Vineyards, 14 Albert’s Hill Road, Sandy Hook, CT.  (203) 426-1533, (866) 599-9463
Stonington, CT- Stonington Vineyards, 523 Taugwonk Rd, Stonington, CT. Formal gardens, gazebo and decks over looking the vineyards. 1-800-421-WINE, 860-535-1222

Boats:

Haddam, Hartford, and Middletown CT ports.  Lady Katherine Cruises- Have your wedding ceremony on the top deck, your reception down below.  Spectacular view of the Connecticut River, and an enjoyable ride for all your guests!  866-867-4837.

Saybrook, CT- Saybrook Point Inn, 2 Bridge Street, Saybrook, CT.  Waterfront.  New England clambake on a private yacht moored in Saybrook Point Marina,  or a candlelit dinner for 250 in the Grand Ballroom 800-243-0212 or 860-395-2000
Stamford, CT-  The Skyline Princess .  Connecticut Private Wedding Yacht.   Tri-level, 120-ft luxury motor yacht. Have your ceremony on-board, and your reception, too!  Views along Long Island Sound, dining, dancing.  Cruising NY Harbor or Long Island Sound.  Sailing or dockside.  Large or small.  Up to 450 passengers. CT ports in Stamford and Norwalk.  718-446-1100
Mystic CT - Valiant Yacht Charters - 73 Steamboat Wharf,  Mystic.  Weddings under way or dockside. Guests enjoy music, dancing and beautiful scenery. Up to 80 passengers. (860) 536-8300.

Museums:
Bristol, CT- The New England Carousel Museum,  95 Riverside Avenue, Rt. 72 , Bristol, CT.  Ceremony and reception. Have a cocktail reception amid antique carousel horses!   (860) 585-5411    
Essex, CT- Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St,  Essex, CT- indoors for small groups, outdoors on the lawn for large. 860-767-8269
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. Tented receptions may be held on the west lawn. (860) 677-4787, ext. 132
Ledyard, CT- Mashantucket Pequot Museum, 110 Pequot Trail, Ledyard, CT. state of the art Native American Museum. Events indoors or terrace and garden.  Accommodates 15-800 guests.  (860) 396-6891
Mystic, CT- Mystic Arts Center- 9 Water St, Mystic, CT. Art exhibitions.  On the Mystic River, with riverfront terrace and garden area. 860- 536-7601

Mystic, CT- Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT.  Waterside, with wonderful New England charm.  Have your ceremony on the North Lawn. Tented or untented. 60-300 people.  Boat Shed- 60-100 people; Seamen's Inne /Morgan Suite- 20- 60 people, Seamen's Inne/River Room- 65- 250 people.   (860) 572-0711
New Britain, CT- New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington Street, New Britain, CT.
Ceremony and reception. From intimate weddings to 400 standing ,180 seated guests. (860) 229-0257
Old Lyme, CT- Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT. Indoors or outside under a tent.  Up to 150 guests. 860-434-5542
Waterbury CT - Mattatuck Museum's Exhibition Cafe - 144 W. Main St., Waterbury
Arts and history museum.  Event/reception spaces include galleries, a performing-arts center, conference rooms and gated courtyard. 25 to 250 guests. (203) 753-0381, ext. 22
Wethersfield, CT- Webb House Barn at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, 211 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT. The beautiful grounds surrounding the barn are available for wedding ceremonies; have your reception in the elegant-rustic barn. May 1 – October 31.  (860) 529-0612


Rustic Weddings:

Middletown, CT- The Barns at Wesleyan Hills, Long Hill Rd, Middletown, CT.  Rustic-elegant, country-style.  Ceremony on a small island, connected by a footbridge.  Reception in a turn-of-the-century barn.  Up to 200 guests.  Catered by Pavilion Catering.   860-347-7171

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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
Terryville, CT- Wood Acres Farm, Terryville, CT.  - Country Weddings.  Carriage rides, hayrides, sleigh rides!  Outdoor garden ceremony with gazebo, pond, waterfall.  Reception in the Banquet Barn.    Seating for up to140.Ceremony only: $675 on Saturdays. Receptions only range between $2950 (winter) and $3650.  (860) 583-8670
Wethersfield, CT- Webb House Barn at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, 211 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT. The beautiful grounds surrounding the barn are available for wedding ceremonies (have it in the garden, by the sundial); have your reception in the elegant-rustic barn. May 1 – October 31. Rental: $1,200- $2,000.  (860) 529-0612

Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, Wethersfield, CT

Woodstock, CT- Roseland Cottage Carriage Barn, On the Common, Route 169, Woodstock, CT.
Grounds with gardens (up to 250 guests) and carriage barn (up to 60 guests) may be rented for weddings. Treat your guests to a tour of the museum! (860) 928-4074

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Miscellaneous:
Deep River, CT- The Lace Factory- 161 River St, Deep River, CT.  Looking for something different?  This could be it.  Located at the edge of the Connecticut River, this is an 1875 lace factory.  You can arrive by the Essex Steam Train, have your ceremony on the Deep River Landing, then a catered reception in the old lace factory.  (860) 526-4445
East Haddam, CT- Gillette Castle State Park, 67 River Road, East Haddam, CT. Want to feel like a princess?  Get married at a castle!  Guests can ferry across the Connecticut River to the castle for your ceremony.  Castle terrace available for wedding ceremonies (10AM or  5:30PM, Saturdays only). The current rate to rent the terrace / porch area is $280. There are no fees for parking or visiting the park grounds.  A $5.00 per person charge applies for Castle tours.  No receptions permitted.  50 guests maximum.  860-526-2336
Meriden, CTCastle Craig, Hubbard Park, 199 Notch Road, Meriden, CT.- Spectacular views. Climb the observation tower to the top.  Great setting for a very small wedding.  Other scenic areas in the park include a waterfall, a pond with fountains, and daffodils in the spring.
Hartford, CT- The Boathouse,  Hartford, CT.  Waterfront. Outdoor ceremony on the patio, reception in the boathouse.  Overlooks Connecticut River and Hartford skyline. Park setting. Tent rental. A one-of-a-kind location! (860) 713-3131 x23
Hartford, CT- Old State House, 800 Main St., Hartford, CT.  Historic landmark, beautifully restored.  Get married outside on the steps- or inside. 860-240-1388
Simsbury, CT- Drake Hill Bridge of Flowers, Simsbury, CT.  (860) 658-3255
 

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