One Railroad AvenueEssex, CT, 06426Phone: 860-767-0103Toll-Free: 800-377-3987
Begin Your Life Together In a Memorable Riverside Place
A Connecticut wedding near the banks of the lush, undeveloped Connecticut River, a historic watery boulevard that flows from Long Island Sound to the Canadian border, would be beautiful all by itself. If you add the options of a ceremony or reception on the Mississippi-style riverboat Becky Thatcher or a 1920s-era steam train, you are creating a memorable day and extra-romantic celebration for everyone involved. Essex Steam Train & Riverboat can off those venues, along with an art gallery, event hall, or shaded lawn at the historic Essex station. Fans of historic railroads or river travel would love such a theme, but loving the gorgeous Connecticut countryside is enough all by itself. In-house catering with exceptional menu items is prepared and presented by an attentive staff. Please check our website regularly for 2020 schedules and updates.
Celebrate your big event in colonial style at this traditional inn
Celebrate in style – both modern and colonial – when you have your wedding, rehearsal dinner, reunion, anniversary brunch or other event at the famous Griswold Inn. A selection of venues, big and small; customized menus; an experienced and attentive planning staff: It’s a combination that ensures your event will come off just as you imagined it, completely hassle-free. This magnificent inn, which began its tradition of hospitality in 1776, boasts impressive period artwork throughout, lovely outdoor venues including a patio and terrace) and, inside a cozy, colonial atmosphere (fireplaces, inviting dining rooms that exude character and charm) with all the modern amenities. Check the website for the latest health guidelines, openings and details about the inn’s impeccable cleaning protocols.