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Host your small wedding at a peaceful Connecticut green, inn, or vineyard

Small is sometimes perfect, and intimate weddings in Connecticut come in all styles and picturesque settings. Celebrate your special day with family and friends in historic inns, quaint hotels and magnificent resorts that offer every amenity and special touches to meet your dream preferences and desires. Or choose a beautiful Connecticut vineyard or sightseeing cruise boat to host your special day. You’ll find event managers, planners and vendors for every detail, and chefs and culinary teams to make your wedding memorable and delicious in every sense.

104 Goose Green Road Barkhamsted, CT, 06063 Phone: 860-379-4050

Small, scenic and perfect

Celebrate your love and life together in rustic elegance and style at this intimate wedding venue on 68 picturesque acres in northwest CT. This unique facility has everything you need in size and setting to suit your style and tastes. Host a casual barbecue or a formal sit down dinner. Indoors take your vows near the grand fireplace looking out on the Litchfield Hills. Outdoors gather in the Pavilion in a casual and airy atmosphere. The attentive staff and culinary team will ensure that every detail for your ceremony and reception however large or small is attended to and meets your budget. The Village is committed to accommodate any and all requests to help make your wedding day a fairy tale.

36 Main Street Essex, CT, 06426 Phone: 860-767-1776

At the Griswold Inn, small weddings are memorable events

The Griswold Inn, set in picturesque Essex Village, has long been known as one of the area’s best venues for memorable small weddings. Our smallest dining room can be used for intimate groups of up to 14 people and our largest venue can be used for a celebratory party of up to 150 people. Our other dining rooms can accommodate all sizes of gatherings in between. Each of our venues showcases our celebrated art collection, and some have fireplaces. We're happy to work with you to create custom menus. Select wines from our award-winning wine list and let our private events manager help you create a wedding that is uniquely yours. There is no other venue with the extraordinary atmosphere you'll find at the Griswold Inn.

7 Main Street Middletown, CT, 06457 Phone: 860-854-6300 Toll-Free: 800-637-9851

Nothing small about the attention this inn pays to wedding couples

Small weddings still get the big-day treatment at the Inn at Middletown, where a dedicated professional staff will help you plan your shower, wedding ceremony, reception – even your post-wedding breakfast. The inn’s intimate Patriot Room, perfect for smaller ceremonies and cozy private receptions, is paneled in the rich mahogany that harkens back to the inn’s 1810 origins as a gracious two-story home. Another romantic touch is the spectacular two-story curved staircase, a dramatic showcase for that grand entrance. Another site to make a big splash for photos? The balcony above the inn’s welcoming doorway. Catering, from passed hot and cold hors d’oeuvres to sit-down dinners, is provided by the award-winning Tavern at the Armory.

One Haynes Street Hartford, CT, 06103 Phone: 860-246-1881

Sophistication a hallmark of weddings big and small at this downtown hotel

Sophisticated does not have to mean huge when it comes to weddings. That’s the philosophy at The Goodwin, where wedding couples who want more intimate ceremonies and receptions will find a staff ready and able to make their smaller gatherings special. Those efforts are helped by the thoughtful decisions made when the historic 19th-century hotel was renovated. For example, cozy private suites (perfect for small ceremonies), are dramatic statements with rich black walls and contrasting white trim, plus decorative fireplaces refinished from the original Goodwin. As for reception menus, let the Harlan Brasserie, the onsite restaurant, help you plan something beautiful, delicious – and individual to your tastes. No matter the size, your Goodwin wedding will be a sophisticated success.

20 Coogan Boulevard Mystic, CT, 06355 Phone: 860-572-0731

Hilton offers an historic and romantic venue for your intimate wedding

Gather your most special family and friends for a small, intimate wedding in the romantic and historic village of Mystic, CT. No detail is too small for the experienced event and catering staff and Hilton’s own impeccable service and amenities will ensure that you enjoy a wedding of incomparable style and grace. The Clipper and Cutter ballrooms are perfect for smaller events and you can book the Commodore parlor room for a spacious bridal suite on your special day. The hotel provides on-site catering, wedding packages, A/V equipment rental and other amenities to create a rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception that fit your needs. The hotel hosts but one wedding per day to give you the undivided attention you deserve.