(Closed) Small beach wedding in CT

posted 10 years ago in Connecticut
Post # 3
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Try google-ing CT elopements… there are a few places that pop up, like the Angel Watch Inn: http://www.angelswatchinn.com/elopement_wedding.htm and the Westbrook Inn: http://www.westbrookinn.com/elopement.htm.  I found a list here:http://www.connecticut-weddings.net/smallwedding.shtml.

Also, check Harkness State Park… I think you can have just your ceremony there for not too much money. (If you have the reception there, site fee is $4500! Ouch! But it’s absolutely gorgeous.)  Website is here: http://www.ct.gov/Dep/cwp/view.asp?A=2716&Q=325214

Post # 4
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I know I have seen people get married at Rocky Neck State Park in Niantic, not sure on the costs: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325256.  

Do you have any friends/family that are members of a private beach in CT?  Something like Cornfield Point or Giant’s Neck could be nice.  

Post # 6
695 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Waters Edge in Westbrook has a beach and a nice restaurant all onsite. They may even have small private rooms available for dining if you want. Or, if you don’t mind switching from beach to riverside, what about Mystic Seaport in Mystic and then dinner at the Seaman’s Inn? Or in Essex, the CT River Museum has a great grassy area right on the river where they do weddings sometimes and then you could do dinner at the Griswald Inn or Black Seal.

Post # 7
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

check out the madison surf club in madison, ct – it sounds exactly like what you’re looking for.

Post # 8
2889 posts
Sugar bee

I don’t know about CT specific beaches but, I’m from RI and if you want to have a small ceremony as you mentioned, I think you could just do it on the puiblic beach. Our venue is on the town beach and they basically told us that we can’t have any things on the beach (tables, chairs, etc.) but if we wanted to have a standing ceremony that would be okay. I know there are other beaches that have picnic sites which are very cheap to rent and give you some space where you could set up cake and coffee on a table or something if you wanted to socalize a bit before dinner. I would suggest finding the website of towns you are interested in, especially if Fiance has family who are residents, and seeing what areas are able to be reserved. Usually resident discounts are substantial on town property – our venue would have been 50% cheaper if we were residents of the town.

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