Plan the Perfect LGBTQ+ Wedding in Connecticut Last Updated: October 2022
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Wedding bells are ringing! If you’re planning to tie the knot, Connecticut is home to many exquisite venues to match any aesthetic you’re dreaming of – from rustic and chic to elegant and oceanside. Here’s a guide to finding the perfect LGBTQ+-welcoming place for your big day. And find even more ideas here.
On the Waterfront
When you get married on the waterfront, the ocean can be your “something blue”(!) – and provide the most breathtaking of backdrops, of course.
Enjoy a stunning ceremony directly by the ocean at Water’s Edge Resort & Spa in Westbrook and The Madison Beach Hotel, or by the marina at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina, which also offers great guesthouses for your party to stay.
Perhaps you’ll celebrate by the river or lakeside at lovely venues like The Riverhouse in Haddam, Riverview in Weatogue, The Candlewood Inn in Brookfield, Waterview in Monroe, or Interlaken Inn in Lakeville.
Below are more waterfront locations to consider.
In a Mansion or Castle
Envisioning the grandeur of a mansion? Or the fairytale feeling of a castle? You’re in luck! Here are a few options to consider.
In a Rustic Setting
Those who love a barn-chic aesthetic will find much luck in Connecticut. Discover a picturesque reception space with exposed beams and gorgeous lighting at StoneHurst at the Hampton Valley. Or find beautiful barns at historic Wethersfield’s Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, Candlelight Farms Inn in New Milford, or The Barns at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown.
If a vineyard wedding is your type of rustic, say “I do” at Chamard Vineyards in Clinton, Saltwater Farm Vineyard in Stonington, or Hopkins Vineyard in New Preston.
Below are more venues that will add refined rural beauty to your special day.
Ballrooms & Banquet Halls
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Some of the most elegant weddings take place at Connecticut’s fine banquet halls. Here are a few to consider.
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If out-of-the-box is your style, Connecticut is certainly home to some unconventional options.
Recite your vows amongst antique carousels (and enjoy free rides) at the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol, get an industrial-chic venue with a retro arcade room at The Loading Dock in Stamford, or plan the boho indie glamping celebration of your dreams at Tamarack Lodge in Voluntown.
Below are a few more unique wedding venues to check out.
Small Weddings & Elopement Packages
If your ideal big day is small and intimate, here are a few spots that offer elopement packages and spaces for small weddings.
A Little Help Planning
Want to take the weight of planning off your shoulders? Working with a wedding planner decreases stress and increases your chances of a picture-perfect wedding. Below are just a few wedding planners in Connecticut that can help make your big day unforgettable.