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Wedding on a Historic Train or Riverboat: That's Unique!
Your wedding is an opportunity to enjoy and display your unique tastes and character. Why not think of a place that will render your guests rapt with delight? Think about taking your vows or hosting your reception on a Mississippi-style riverboat, the Becky Thatcher, or on a spacious 1920s-era dinner train along the Connecticut River, on a rail line laid in 1871. The Connecticut River – nearly undeveloped here, with views of green hills and distant mansions – is a pleasure to see close-up. Similarly, the large windows of the dinner train or riverboat open to lovely green hills and views of the river. An art gallery, restored hall, or a lawn at historic Essex station offer stationery places for vows and in-house catered dining. Please check our website regularly for 2020 schedules and updates.
Romantic indoor and outdoor winery venues ensure memorable, one-of-a-kind weddings
Your guests will talk about your wedding for years when you gather with friends and family in one of the many Connecticut Wine Trail vineyards that offer ceremony and reception sites. A sampling: Priam Vineyards offers wedding packages for up to 500 guests and a tent overlooking the entire vineyard. At Stonington Vineyards, romantic wedding settings include a gazebo, by stone walls, on a patio and a tasting room to seat 50 to 75 guests. The White Silo Farm & Winery’s tasting room is an 18th century dairy barn restored to an elegant rustic space ideal for intimate weddings. Jonathan Edwards Winery has a charming tasting room, deck, stone patio and tent. There are several lovely private rooms at Haight-Brown Vineyards and Hawk Ridge Winery.