Outdoor Wedding Sites in Connecticut

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Connecticut provides a wealth of options for outdoor weddings. In addition to the natural beauty of the outdoors, many Connecticut outdoor wedding venues provide added interest and appeal that will make your wedding especially memorable. Consider the following:

Getting married at a castle: Every bride should feel like a princess on her wedding day, but not many can lay claim to having been married in a castle! For a small, intimate wedding taking place between June and September, the terrace at Gillette Castle in Gillette Castle State Park would be a striking option. Guests can take a ferry across the Connecticut River to the castle for the ceremony.

Getting married at a farm: Connecticut offers many choices for beautiful barn and farm weddings. Wood Acres Farm in Terryville, CT offers a horse-drawn carriage to transport you to your ceremony and a charming Banquet Barn offering both indoor and outdoor seating. Because the farm hosts only one wedding per day, you can be assured of the staff’s undivided attention.

Getting married at a gallery: Facilities that showcase art are usually beautiful spaces for weddings. The Mystic Art offers breathtaking views of the Mystic River from its lovely riverfront terrace and garden area, with space and electrical capacity to accommodate music and catering needs. Even while indoors, the 16 foot ceilings with wide skylights create a spacious feel. Other advantages include a location convenient to local churches and guest accommodations.

Getting married in an aquarium: Not many people can say they said “I do” with Beluga whales in attendance, but if you choose the Mystic Aquarium as your wedding venue, you can. The Aquarium offers several unique backdrops for your vows, and an opportunity for unforgettable wedding photos.

Getting married at a vineyard: Wine-lovers will appreciate the opportunity to say their wedding vows and host their guests at a vineyard. The Haight-Brown Vineyard in Litchfield, CT offers an intimate, sophisticated setting, and customized wine labels to create unique wedding favors.

Getting married at a factory: No, not at one of those venues that churns out twelve weddings a weekend. A lace factory! The Lace Factory at Deep River offers you the chance to arrive via the Essex Steam Train, get married on the river landing, and have a catered reception in a space that has been transformed from industrial into elegant.