A bride and groom enter their water side wedding reception from their boat in Essex, CT

Connecticut has a wonderfully diverse landscape. From its historic cities to its rolling country hills to its vast and furtive farmland to its glistening shores, Connecticut has something for everyone. Especially when it comes to planning a wedding!

In my last two posts, I focused on country themed wedding venues. In this post, I am highlighting a number of water-side wedding venues from the banks of the Connecticut River to the shores of the Long Island Sound to the historic Mystic Seaport. If you are a water lover, your are going to love these venues.

Photo of an outdoor ceremony on the water in CT at the Inn at Longshore Westport, CT

The Inn at Longshore

For an outdoor wedding on the water in Connecticut, it doesn’t get much better than The Inn at Longshore. Situated right on the shores of the Long Island Sound, the Inn is wildly popular with today’s brides and grooms, but it’s history is what makes it a Connecticut icon. Since 1890, the Inn has hosted the likes of the Roosevelts, the Rockefellers, F. Scott and Zelda Fitgerald, Frank Sinatra, and even Marilyn Monroe. So, if you decide to have your wedding at The Inn at Longshore, you’ll be in some pretty good company.

Photo of CT wedding venue on the beach in CT Jacky Durell Pavilion Fairfield, CT

Jacky Durell Pavilion

If a beach wedding is your thing, Jacky Durell Pavilion just may be your perfect venue. Personally, I love Jacky Durell. I love it for it’s laid-back, casual vibe. I love it for its family friendly feel. And I love it for it’s beach front. It feels like a summer share house in the Hamptons. The kind of place where everyone is welcome and there’s always a party! Not a bad place for wedding either!

Photo of a bride and groom at sunset on the beach at Madison Beach Hotel wedding venue

Madison Beach Hotel

Looking for ocean-side luxury for your wedding? Madison Beach Hotel is that resort-like spot you’ve been longing to getaway to. Located in Madison, CT (hence the name), the hotel is tucked away off the main road and only steps away from the waves of the Long Island Sound. It’s such a pristine beach front location that you’ll feel like you packed your bags and flew off to a destination wedding. A local destination wedding!

Photo of a wedding venue on the water in CT Latitude 41 Mystic, CT

Latitude 41 Mystic Seaport

Wanna get married amongst the tall ships!? Yeah, ya do! Mystic, CT speaks for itself. If you’ve spent any time in Connecticut, you’ve undoubtedly been to Mystic, right? The history, the ships, the shops, even the pizza! But did you know that Mystic is home to one of the perfect waterside wedding reception venues in the state? Latitude 41 and the Coastal Gourmet Group have been hosting coastal Connecticut weddings for years and no one does a Mystic wedding better!

photo of an outdoor ceremony on the CT River at Saint Clements Castle in Portland, CT

Saint Clements Castle

It may not be on the coast, but Saint Clements Castle has some of the most breathtaking views of the Connecticut River. You have your choice of saying “I Do” in a gorgeous replica English garden or on a dramatic hillside overlooking the Connecticut River. Built in 1898, the architecture of Saint Clements was incluenced by the French Tudor style and borrows some of its features from the most famous of French Chateaux (Château de Langeais was the inspiration for its medieval style Art Gallery). You will literally feel like a princess on the grounds of Saint Clements Castle.

ct vineyard wedding salt water farm vineyard

Saltwater Farms Vineyard

Love the water? Love wine? Then Saltwater Farms just may be your ideal wedding venue. At Saltwater Farms you get the romance of a vineyard coupled with some of Connecticut’s freshest sea breezes. What bride and groom wouldn’t love that!? Located on the tidal marshes of the Wequetequock Cove at the mouth of Little Narragannsett Bay, Saltwater Farms is a truly unique venue. Originally an airplane hangar back in 1930, Saltwater Farms Vineyard was masterfully (and lovingly) transformed into a sleek, modern structure that you see today. But it still maintains it’s iconic hangar-like facade. A symbol that lives on to this day on the label of each bottle of wine that Saltwater Farms produces. A wedding at Saltwater Farms is truly something special.

So, if you are looking to say I Do with a water view, then look no further than the venues listed above. Check in next time when I feature some wedding venues than defy categorization because they are truly unique.

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