If you’re looking for a classic New England wedding, perhaps this isn’t the article for you. Spotted around Connecticut are a few noteworthy venues for weddings with all the charm of historic New England, but all the gusto of a modern matrimony. While these Connecticut-based venues are in the heart of New England, they’re fresh and unique enough to take you to another world.
Saint Clements Castle & Marina in Portland, Conn., is a picturesque waterside castle overlooking the Connecticut River. The grounds, gardens and courtyards are maintained to perfection for your pictures, and all catering can be done on site, complete with butler service.
Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill in Middletown, Conn,. is an ideal location for a quiet, private outdoor wedding at a historically significant, distinguished locale. The facility can accommodate up to 200 guests, indoors, tented or on the lawn. They can also help recommend preferred vendors for catering, cakes, flowers, music, photographers and more.
The Stafford Palace Theater in Stafford Springs, Conn., is not just for concerts. You can tie the knot center stage with your name in lights and a balcony full of your closest friends and family.
Jonathon Edwards Winery in North Stonington, Conn., is for a classic and elegant affair in a unique location. They are close to historic seaside towns, casinos and beaches, while maintaining a gorgeous, rustic atmosphere. The venue can accommodate up to 120 seated guests.
The Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, Conn., is where you can say your vows against the backdrop of an open ocean exhibit. A balcony spot overlooking the harbor seals can seat up 50 guests, while 75 guests can mingle around the jellyfish tank or sea turtle exhibit. Up to 225 guests can be seated in the newly renovated Newman’s Own Hall.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
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