With 100 miles of coastline, a waterfront wedding in Connecticut offers beautiful views and atmosphere any time of year. From outdoor ceremonies overlooking the Long Island Sound, to reception hall settings that soak up the scenic shoreline, the location will make it an event to remember. The many advantages to planning a wedding on the water include elegant seaside portraits, nautical themed invitations, decor and color schemes, and a view that guests will remember. We’ve rounded up 15 seasides spots to say I do along the Connecticut shoreline.
15. Delamar Hotel | Greenwich
DELAMAR Greenwich Harbor is a beautiful place to begin your lives together. Our stylishly modern wedding venue offers an attractive ballroom and a spectacular waterfront terrace that runs the length of the ballroom. Herb and citrus trees outside recreate the air of southern France, and 500 feet of private dock come together as a stunning backdrop for photographs, ceremonies and arrivals and departures by boat. The hotel’s full-service event team creates magical weddings and events, with catering customized by Executive Chef Frederic Kieffer and the kitchen at l’escale.
500 Steamboat Road
Greenwich, CT 06830
14. The Waters Edge at Gionvanni’s | Darien
The suites at the Waters Edge feature direct water views, artistic ceilings with wood trim detail, and imported granite dance floors. You may also choose a full establishment buy-out for events of more than 350 guests. The Waters Edge at Giovanni’s is conveniently located with easy access from Connecticut and New York City at Exit 9 off I-95 with ample parking for all your guests. Event planners are available to assist you and help make your event run as smooth as possible
2748 BOSTON POST ROAD
13. The Inn at Longshore | Westport
Each and every season offers a uniquely beautiful setting for your dream wedding. The Inn at Longshore by OnTheMarc hosts only one wedding at time, so you can expect the full care and attention of on-site planners and managers. The year-round romantic ambiance and lush setting provides infinite photo opportunities. You and your guests should also expect nothing less than an extraordinary dining experience. On-site accommodations are available, including a luxurious bridal suite.
260 Compo Rd South
Westport, CT 06880
12. Amarante’s Seaside Cliff | New Haven
When a bride and groom make their first appearance as husband and wife, it is truly a Special Moment. Amarante’s Sea Cliff is the Special Place for these Special Moments. All of their staff members are aware of the importance of your wedding day, a day when a new family is being formed. All the details of your wedding celebration should be the responsibility of professionals. With 50 years of experience and tens of thousands of satisfied guests Amarante’s Sea Cliff has earned the reputation of being the professionals. Today we offer and a large assortment of price fixed wedding packages, all of which offer a variety of serving styles. Amarante’s wedding events are designed to have added value appeal and we offer greater savings in the off-season.
62 Cove Street
New Haven CT
11. Anthony’s Ocean View | New Haven
Connecticut’s only beach destination wedding and event venue featuring exotic beaches with live palm trees. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets over Long Island Sound, while endulging in our award winning cuisine and impeccable service. Treat yourself and your guests to white glove service in a resort atmosphere. Consult with their wedding experts to plan the celebration you’ve been dreaming of. The location’s tropical gardens and exotic beaches will provide the dream setting for your special occasion, picturesque ceremonies or cocktail hour.
450 Lighthouse Road
New Haven, CT 06512
10. Owenego Inn | Branford
Boasting beautiful gardens, gently rolling lawns, and five-hundred feet of direct waterfront, the Owenego Inn affords spectacular views of Long Island Sound and the legendary Thimble Islands. The views offered by this historic establishment are surpassed only by the kitchen’s fine cuisine and staff’s hospitable service. The Owenego Inn — catering from a “Sound” point of view. A staff of professionals will work closely with you to ensure that your event is a success.
40 Linden Avenue
Branford, CT 06405
9. Branford House at Avery Point | Branford
A panoramic ocean view; sailboats drifting by; and sparkling lawns – all enjoyed from the patio of a majestic, turn-of-the-century mansion. With its regal entryway, Grand Ballroom, and commanding oak-carved staircase, the Branford Mansion is the ideal setting for your special event. With its beautiful stone façade and warm, hand-carved wooden panel interiors, the Branford House Mansion hosts festive events and gala celebrations year-round. Mingle with guests on the sprawling stone veranda and enjoy dining and dancing in the ballroom. Your family and friends will be charmed by it all – stone terraces, the great room’s two-story marble fireplace, rococo ceilings, a lawn that stretches to the Avery Point Lighthouse, and waves breaking on the shore.
1084 Shennecossett Road
Groton, Connecticut 06340
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8. Pine Orchard Yacht | Branford
Pine Orchard Yacht and Country Club offers a spectacular panoramic view of Long Island Sound and its majestic Thimble Islands for all special occasions. Guests can mingle outside for cocktails on the lawn overlooking the Sound in its lovely seaside setting before retiring to the grand dining room with its nautical theme. The Ballroom and Main Dining Room can accommodate up to 230 guests. There is a stage in the Ballroom where bands and DJs can set up. Many couples have had their first dance together on our spacious dance floor. The Pine Orchard Club is available for use by members, or member-sponsored private events.
2 Club Parkway
Branford, CT 06405
7. Guilford Yacht Club | Guilford
Guilford Yacht Club weddings and events by Gourmet Galley Catering are always ones to remember. Located on a secluded property along the picturesque Connecticut shoreline, The Guilford Yacht Club is a stunning venue to host your celebration. With a gracious lawn overlooking the water and large reception area with hardwood floors, we can accommodate weddings or special events for up to 160 guests inside or up to 300 guests under a beautiful tent on the grounds. Our venue is available to anyone to host a private event, not just yacht club members or those sponsored by members Our catering partner, Gourmet Galley Catering, has over 20 years of experience coordinating and catering custom events. From their stellar service to their passion for delicious and artfully presented food, Gourmet Galley attends to every detail to ensure your life’s moment is everything you’ve dreamed it would be.
379 New Whitfield Street
6. Madison Beach Hotel | Madison
The Madison Beach Hotel is an intimate, upscale boutique-style hotel, offering the most elegant, festive, and unique wedding celebrations on the Connecticut Shoreline. At the Madison Beach Hotel, we host only one wedding a day. We focus on one couple, one set of guests, one ceremony and one celebration.
94 West Wharf Road
Madison, Connecticut 06443
5. Waters Edge Resort and Spa | Westbrook
Traditional or unconventional, festive or understated, intimate or formal—your wedding will reflect your vision, your personality, all in front of a one-of-a-kind back drop along the Water’s Edge. Winner of the “Number One Wedding Destination in Connecticut” year after year, you’ll quickly understand why Weddings at Water’s Edge are seen in a Whole Different View. A year-round destination resort, Water’s Edge Resort & Spa claims the most breathtaking beach wedding site, hosting rehearsal dinners, ceremonies and elegant wedding receptions for decades. From ocean to garden views and indoor to outdoor spaces, this resort is all about choices. Choices to bring your vision to life. Choices to create lasting memories forever. Outdoor garden terraces and gazebos, lawns offering magnificent views, and ballrooms of every size create the perfect setting.
1525 Boston Post Road
Westbrook CT 06498
4. Saybrook Point Inn & Spa | Old Saybrook
From Elegance to Rustic New England Charm. Your special day will be a magical one with the gorgeous backdrop of the Connecticut Shoreline full of charm and unique character. Let our experienced Wedding Professionals help bring your vision to life with elegance, color and seaside charm. Saybrook Point Inn has an amazing reputation for handling weddings of all sizes and styles. With several options for your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, you can leave all the details to us.
Two Bridge Street
Old Saybrook CT 06475
3. Port N Starboard at Ocean Beach Park | New London
Overlooking Long Island Sound, the Port ‘N’ Starboard is one of the area’s largest year-round gourmet banquet facilities, catering parties from 30 to 1200 guests. The staff of “Centerplate” will exceed your culinary needs, with our Executive Chef overseeing your meal, ensuring its perfection. For smaller gatherings, we offer the same great service in The Pilot House and The Nautilus Room. For less formal gatherings, we’ll take the party out on the beach for you.
98 Neptune Avenue
New London, Connecticut
2. Mystic Yachting Center
The Mystic Yachting Center’s elegant second level grand ballroon provides an elegant atmosphere for dining and dancing. The breathtaking panoramic views of the Mystic River can be enjoyed from this riverfront location.
55 Coogan Boulevard
Mystic, CT 06355
1. The Mansion at Harkness Memorial Park | Waterford
Enjoy the panoramic views of Long Island Sound from Eolia, the elegant summer mansion of the Harkness family set on over 230 seaside acres of sweeping lawns, with stately trees and spectacular gardens. Eolia is available for weddings, private parties, seminars, conferences, luncheons and teas.
275 Great Neck Road
Waterford, CT 06385
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