(Closed) Off the Beaten Path Venues

posted 7 years ago in Connecticut
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

The Barn at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown is the first place that comes to mind for me.  I have seen some beautiful weddings there. 

I think that the Wadsworth Mansion (also in Middletown) allows weddings outdoors on the patio, and then you could have the option to move indoors.  It is a beautiful venue. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

How many guests do you expect?  We were married at the Mystic Arts Center (outside, but with an inside backup plan).  It was fantastic.  Might be tight if you had more than 125ish people, though. Website is here: http://www.mysticarts.org/   Branford House in Groton is also a good one if you have more people ( http://www.branford.uconn.edu ),  as is Saltwater Farm Vineyard: http://www.saltwaterfarmvineyard.com/

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Time to revive this thread… I wish I had enough budget to get married at Worthington Pond Farm, and also have picked a good time of year that would allow for it.

But Halloween around here tends to be cold.  So I’m going to look at the CT Science center this coming week.  They only allow one catering group in there.  May they be flexiable in their menu and price and liquor polices!  <Fingers crossed>

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - The Fox Hill Inn

@slymouse:  In what part of CT are you looking?

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’m looking around Hartford.  I have a small budget and am also limited by our small guest list: 70 People since most places have minimums.  At the moment, finding a place and having it catered will only work if they let us bring our own alcohol.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Got back from looking at the CT Science Center.  Not quite what I expected but FH loves it.  I can’t quite get past the layout of the lobby, you know clearly marked areas that say TICKETS and GIFT SHOP.  LOL  But the idea of the second floor for dancing seems way cool, i mean a projected piano on the floor?  Really how cool?

@kdw800 Eolia Mansion at Harkness Park is too far for us.  We are getting married late in life and my FH’s mom and all her friends are over 80.  And they don’t like to drive in the dark, (although if we have enough budget maybe we will rent a bus for all of them)

Going to look at the New England Carousel Museum on Monday.  But on Halloween they can’t start a reception until 7pm so…

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