9 Unique Connecticut Wedding Venues For Unconventional Couples

couple posing for night photos on the bridge at Avon Old Farms Hotel, a gorgeous Connecticut wedding venue

From elegantly rustic barns and vineyards to historic mansions and gardens, Connecticut has something for everyone when it comes to wedding venues! Rich in history and natural beauty, this state is packed with unique, awe-inspiring event spaces to host the party of a lifetime! If you and your love are planning a Connecticut wedding and want something a little different from the norm for your big day, don’t miss this roundup of awesome unconventional Connecticut wedding venues.


Beautiful & Unique Connecticut Wedding Venues


The Lace Factory

A truly unique, out-of-the-box venue located on the Connecticut River, the Lace Factory is a former factory turned industrial-chic event space, perfect for couples who want a modern celebration with classic touches. Elegant drapery and chandeliers adorn the exposed beams in the sunlight-flooded reception room, giving the venue its unique character. The Lace Factory is also enough of a blank canvas that couples can truly make it their own with details & decor.

The Lace Factory can accommodate up to 225 guests, making it an ideal venue for both small, intimate weddings and larger soirees!


Interlaken Inn

Dreaming of an outdoorsy wedding with a fun, laid-back yet whimsical vibe? Interlaken Inn is your place! Nestled in the Litchfield Hills, this unique venue offers a gorgeous, serene lakefront setting for your big day. Ceremonies typically take place by the lake (which, of course, is also a great photography spot), while receptions are held under the tent, surrounded by a lush landscape for a true garden party vibe.

Interlaken Inn offers fully customizable package options to suit each couple’s unique needs. Whether you’re envisioning a cozy, intimate winter wedding or a grand evening under the stars, you’ll be in excellent hands here throughout your planning process!


The Carousel at Lighthouse Point Park

Picture this: A sweet, heartfelt, intimate ceremony on the beach, then an elegant reception in the house of a gorgeous carousel – all in one location? Sound like your dream wedding day? You need to check out the Carousel at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, CT. The historic carousel makes the perfect centerpiece for a truly unique and memorable event. And the waterfront location – complete with a charming lighthouse – is PERFECT for dreamy sunset portraits!

The Carousel at Lighthouse Point Park is located at 2 Lighthouse Road, New Haven, CT 06512. 


Avon Old Farms Hotel

This unique hotel wedding venue is charming, beautiful, and easy to customize! Guests will instantly fall in love with the unique details: the beautiful furniture in the hotel lobby, the magical glass terrace that brings the outdoors in, and the lovely bridge that makes a perfect spot for group photos.

The ballroom at Avon Old Farms Hotel can comfortably accommodate up to 150 guests for a sit-down dinner reception. 


couple posing for night photos on the bridge at Avon Old Farms Hotel, a gorgeous Connecticut wedding venue


Saltwater Farm Vineyard

Vineyard wedding venues are perfect for couples who want a romantic, timeless, and totally unique vibe for their big day! That’s exactly what you’ll get at Saltwater Farm Vineyard in Stonington, CT. Your ceremony will take place among the gorgeous vines – a naturally stunning backdrop to say your “I do”s. Then, you’ll move into the grand Tasting Room for your reception, with its amazing rustic touch that’ll make your guests feel right at home. 

Contact the vineyard directly for more info about hosting your big day here!


Aqua Turf Club

This unique venue in Plantsville, CT is nothing short of magical! It’s also very customizable – there are several gorgeous ceremony space options, both indoor and outdoor, and even several different banquet room floor plans so you can create the ideal reception setup for your unique event. With its elegant stone features and beautifully manicured grounds, and even more stunning interior details, Aqua Turf Club is a picturesque and very unique place to host your big day!


The Pavilion on Crystal Lake

A charmingly rustic venue on a sparkling lake? Sign me up! The Pavilion on Crystal Lake is an ideal Connecticut wedding venue for love the outdoors, and want to celebrate their big day surrounded by natural beauty. One of the standout features of this venue is, of course, the picturesque lake, a perfect backdrop for portraits. And the Lake Cottage, where receptions are held, is woodland-inspired and so unique!

The Pavilion on Crystal Lake is located at 144 Prout Hill Road, Middletown, CT. The dedicated staff offer a variety of super customizable packages with lots of unique options to make planning your big day here exciting and fun!


Bill Miller’s Castle

Why not go all-out for your non-traditional fairytale wedding and get married in an elegant castle?! Every inch of Bill Miller’s Castle in Branford, Connecticut, both inside and out, is absolutely epic: the magnificent banquet room, the ornate bridal suite unlike anything you’ve seen before, and the idyllic lawn & patio. Originally built in the late nineteenth century as a horse barn, the building was transformed into a castle in the 1960’s and has been hosting unique, memorable weddings ever since! Truly, Bill Miller’s Castle will leave you and your guests in awe.


Wadsworth Mansion

If dancing the night away under the stars on a romantic terrace sounds perfect to you, definitely add Wadsworth Mansion to your must-see venue list. This lovely historic mansion and its meticulously landscaped grounds offer an amazing wedding experience unlike any other venue in Connecticut. 

Ceremonies typically take place on the sprawling lawn, surrounded by trees and gardens that also serve as stunning photo backdrops. Cocktail hour takes place in the light-flooded loggia, and then the party begins on the open-air terrace! Wadsworth Mansion offers the absolute best of both natural and man-made beauty. Learn more about this unique venue here!


Connecticut Wedding Venues

Are you already picturing your dream wedding day at one of these gorgeous venues? If you think you’ve found the Connecticut wedding venue that fits your vision perfectly, reach out to schedule a tour! It’s always best to book your venue as far in advance as possible.

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