A Guide to Box House Hotel Weddings in Brooklyn, NY

A Guide to Box House Hotel Weddings in Brooklyn, NY

Box House Hotel weddings in Brooklyn, NY are a city lover’s dream! Located just off the East River in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood, the Box House Hotel is a boutique hotel offering a unique mix of old-school Brooklyn with a modern, hip vibe. 

Originally a door and window factory, the Box House was completely reimagined and renovated. During the remodeling process, the Box House had four stories added on allowing guests the option to experience a modern hotel stay or a historic loft-like experience complete with industrial factory details and high ceilings.

With it’s hardwood floors, soaring ceilings, antique furniture, and, local Brooklyn artist, Kip Jacobs, commissioned paintings, the decor throughout the hotel is eclectic, bright, and fun while maintaining a decidedly warm and homey feeling. 

And, saving the best for last, the rooftop of the Box House has beautiful 360 degree views of the Manhattan skyline. Who wouldn’t want to say “I Do” at the Box House Hotel!? 

What I Love about Box House Hotel Weddings as a Photographer

As a wedding photographer in Fairfield, CT, I love to photograph weddings in/around the five boroughs. As a former upper east sider, a regular dose of city life keeps me sane 🙂 And Brooklyn is fast becoming my new favorite destination for weddings. There are so many cool hotels and venue spaces in Brookyln!

I really enjoy having some variety when I photograph and the Box House Hotel has a bunch of different nooks and crannies to take advantage of. The lobby is gorgeous and the rooms are super hip with tons of natural window light. Outside the hotel, you can stroll around the local streets for an urban, city-style shoot and take advantage of the hotels’ vintage Yellow Checker Taxi Cab that’s parked right out front. 

And, of course, you simply can’t beat the Box House Hotels’ rooftop space! Whether you have your ceremony and reception on the rooftop, or just your reception, you and your guests will simply be wowed by the views. It’s a breathtaking spot and a photographer’s dream!

Box House Hotel Wedding Ceremony and Reception Locations

The Box House has a few venue options for your wedding.

  • Meeting Space 206 35 guests seated
  • Lobby Restaurant: 50 seated guests; 100 standing guests
  • Rooftop: 220 seated guests (with a band); 250 seated guests (with a DJ)
  • Penthouse: 20 guests seated; 35 standing guests

The Rooftop space is, obviously, the hotel’s feature wedding space. In a word, it’s stunning. You get the best of all worlds on the rooftop – open air, city views, and that undeniable Brooklyn vibe. It’s even cooler in the evening with the glow of the city lights and the sounds of the city streets below. 

Why you’ll love the Box House Hotel for Your Wedding Day

Who wouldn’t want to get married on a rooftop in Brooklyn, NY!? Seriously! If you’re a city-girl or city-guy and have a vision for a New York style wedding then Box House is definitely a contender. From a photographer’s perspective, Box House offers ample space for your ceremony and reception, an open-air, al fresco setting, and gorgeous city views. All of which make for some picture-perfect backdrops for photos!

Box House Hotel Wedding FAQ

Box House Hotel Reviews

There are over 100 Reviews on The Knot and Wedding Wire for the Box House Hotel.Check these out to see what real couples had to say about their wedding experience at the Box House Hotel. 

Box House Hotel Wedding Packages

According to Here Comes the Guide, weddings at the Box House Hotel can range between $25k – $80k depending on your guest count and the package you choose. For a more accurate estimate, contact the Box House Hotel Events or email directly at events@theboxhousehotel.com

What is Included The Venue Fee for Rooftop Weddings?

According to the Box House Hotel Events website. The venue fee includes the following: Setup & breakdown of the space, retractable roof awning, Heating & Air conditioning, Security, Glass sliding windows, Various tables, Chairs, Flatware, Glassware, White linens, Intimate string lighting, Coat check, Candles, Vintage checker cab, Menu printing, Full service planning and coordination.

Is There Parking Available On Site? 

There is ample street parking at Box House Hotel for guests. On weekends there are no alternate side of the street parking regulations. Valet can also be provided at an additional cost.

What additional services do you provide for weddings?
Per Box House Events, the following services are provided: All food, beverage, event staff, planner, day of coordination, and a
tasting of food and beverage options are provided by the BHH.

What are the Coordinator’s duties?
Per Box House Events, Planners/Coordinators are responsible for: Point person for anything involving the venue and the wedding, Floor plan consultation and design, Generates a detailed timeline for the event, Coordinates a tasting of food & beverage options, Facilitate all meetings and walkthroughs with outside vendors, such as DJ, band, photographer, videographer, florist, etc., Finalizes all logistics relating to the wedding, Execute a detailed schedule for your wedding ceremony and reception, Organize floorplan, Inform your vendors where everything will be placed and provide them a detailed timeline of events, Ensures that linens, décor, flowers, etc. are setup according to your

Are there any additional costs aside from the food & beverage costs and the venue fee?
Per Box House, in addition to our Venue and Food and Beverage costs, there is a 22% administration fee and 8.875% NY state sales tax.

Additional FAQ’s

Box House Hotel Events has an extensive list of FAQ’s on their website. You can also download a copy right here – Box House Hotel FAQ (opens PDF)

Box House Hotel Wedding Photos

Eva and Nico’s Wedding at Box house Hotel


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Guide to the New Haven Lawn Club Wedding Venue

Guide to the New Haven Lawn Club Wedding Venue

New Haven Lawn Club weddings in New Haven, CT, are in a stately, Georgian-style mansion with a rich history. Originally founded in 1891 by a group of prominent New Haven families, the club has evolved from its early days as a ‘lawn tennis’ club into what is now a full service country club and event facility catering to its members and the public for events and functions. 

Designed by the local New Haven Architectural Firm, Douglas Orr and Associates, New Haven Lawn Club’s aesthetics are reminiscent of the gilded age styling of its time and offer a tranquil setting for your big day. Not only is it stunning with its exterior brick facade, manicured gardens and its interior art deco decor throughout, but it’s also convenient for guests due to its close proximity to New Haven’s hotels, museums, and, of course, Yale University. 

Everything in this article is written based on information from the venue itself, and my 15 years of experience as a Connecticut wedding photographer.

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What I Love About New Haven Lawn Club Weddings as a Photographer

New Haven Lawn Club in New Haven, CT really stands out as a venue that’s both super convenient and impressively beautiful with an understated elegance. Located on Whitney Avenue, and just a short walk from Yale’s Peabody Museum, I like to think of the Lawn Club as a hidden gem right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of downtown New Haven. 

From a photography standpoint, it’s a dream. The front lawn and the entryway portico offer a stunning backdrop for portraits. Inside, the club has a rich interior with marble floors throughout and floor to ceiling windows that make for some very dramatic lighting. The main ballroom features a gorgeous vaulted ceiling and period chandeliers that really put a unique stamp on the space. Despite its grandeur, New Haven Lawn Club offers a warm and intimate setting for anyone wanting a wedding that feels both grand and relaxed.

Why You’ll Love This Venue

According to guest reviews, The New Haven Lawn Club is a hit. Couples, guests, and industry vendors (myself included), not only rave about the space, but the Lawn Club Fine Catering team as well. Christine, The Director of Weddings at the Club, is hands-down one of the top wedding coordinators in the state, Adam, the Executive Chef is as talented as they come, and the management and staff treat your event like you’re sitting down to a gourmet meal at a 5-star restaurant.

New Haven Lawn Club Wedding Ceremony and Reception Locations

The Ballroom

With a capacity of 200 guests (with a dancefloor), The Ballroom is the Club’s original social gathering room. It’s a magnificent space with hardwood floors, a 25-foot barrel-vaulted ceiling decorated with star accents, floor-to-ceiling windows, a large wood-burning fireplace with a period-style mantle to ceiling mirror, four Austrian Art Deco crystal chandeliers, crystal wall sconces, a built-in stage, and a terrace overlooking the tennis courts. I’ve been photographing weddings in Connecticut for over 15 years and I can tell you from experience, The Ballroom is an absolutely gorgeous space for your ceremony and reception.

The Main Dining Room

The Club’s original member’s dining room, a bright room with two wood-burning fireplaces, three spectacular Waterford crystal chandeliers, regency columns with benches framing the dining area, a black and ochre checkered terrazzo floor, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the tennis courts, and doors that open out onto a terrace overlooking the tennis courts. Perfect for pre-dinner cocktail receptions and smaller wedding ceremonies. Capacity – standing 250; Seated 110. 

Included Amenities for Weddings at New Haven Lawn Club

At New Haven Lawn Club, you’ll have the chosen ceremony and reception spaces all to yourself in the evening. They’ve got you covered with on-site tables, chairs, and furnishings, so you won’t have to sweat the small stuff. There are on-site dressing rooms for your hair and makeup. The bride and her bridesmaids are typically in The Lounge and the groom and his groomsmen are usually in the Lower Card Room. 

Estimated Wedding Costs at New Haven Lawn Club

According to Wedding Spot, the site fee is $3,000 for a reception and includes 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The ceremony fee is $2,000. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $950/hr. For more information, contact the New Haven Lawn Club on their catering website.

New Haven Lawn Club Wedding FAQ’s

New Haven Lawn Club Reviews

There are over 80 5-Star Reviews on The Knot for New Haven Lawn ClubAnd over 100 5-Star Reviews on Wedding Wire for New Haven Lawn Club.

New Haven Lawn Club Wedding Packages

According to Wedding Spot, wedding receptions with 50 guests at New Haven Lawn Club start at STARTING AT $17,975

Is There Parking On Site? 

Yes. There is ample parking at New Haven Lawn Club for guests. Buses are permitted.

What Is the Backup Plan for Rain?

Ceremonies are held inside the main ballroom so there is no need for a backup plan should it rain on your wedding day. 

Can You Do a Sparkler Exit at New Haven Lawn Club?

Yes, you can! See the photos below.  

New Haven Lawn Club Wedding Photos

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The Inn at Longshore. A Westport, CT Classic.

The Inn at Longshore. A Westport, CT Classic.

The Inn at Longshore Wedding


The Inn at Longshore is one of the best Westport, CT wedding venues you can find and one of the few CT shoreline wedding venues in the state. Its setting on the shores of the Long Island Sound make it one of the most sought after wedding venues for couples planning a summer wedding with a coastal vibe. If you are looking for wedding venues in CT on the water, look no further than The Inn at Longshore. 

Category: Banquet Hall / Historic Inn

Features: Outdoor ceremony; outdoor cocktail; shorefront; water views; large capacity

Website and Address: The Inn at Longshore 260 Compo Rd S, Westport, CT 06880

Getting Ready Accommodations at The Inn at Longshore

The Inn at Longshore features a bridal suite upstairs in the Inn so you can have your hair and makeup done onsite as well as store away any of your personal items during the day. Having an on-site getting ready option is really nice convenience for brides and their bridal party making your logistics of the day much simpler and less stressful. 

Ceremony at The Inn at Longshore

Outdoor wedding ceremony on the lawn of The Inn at Longshore in Westport, CT

If you have your heart set on an outdoor wedding ceremony in Connecticut with ocean breezes, The Inn at Longhshore is the perfect place for your nuptials. The Inn features a large lawn that stretches right up to the inlet of the Saugatuck River on the Long Island Sound – an ideal spot for an outdoor wedding ceremony. 

Cocktails and Reception at The Inn at Longshore

Wedding receptions are always elegant and fun at The Inn at Longshore in Westport, CT

The Inn features indoor/outdoor options for your after-ceremony celebration. The outdoor patio is perfect for an al fresco cocktail hour. Receptions are held inside the Inn’s ballroom which can accommodate up to 300 guests. But don’t let the large size fool you, The Inn at Longshore maintains a warm and intimate ambiance no matter the size of your wedding.

The Inn is managed by OntheMarc Events, one of the top event management and catering companies in Connecticut. Rest assured that you and your guests will be well taken care of throughout your experience at The Inn at Longshore – and their food is always outstanding!

Locations for Inn at Longshore Wedding Photos

The Inn at Longshore has plenty of options for stunning bridal photos on your wedding day

The Inn at Longshore offers quite a bit of options for your bridal photos. You can have your pick of Long Island Sound views, beach front access, tree lined grounds, or even ‘tee it up’ on the nearby golf course. 

Inn at Longshore Wedding Cost

The starting rate for peak season rentals is $500. Please inquire with The Inn at Longshore for more detailed pricing information.  

My Take

Nothing says Westport, CT Wedding quite like The Inn at Longshore. It’s a staple in the local Westport/Fairfield, CT area. And for good reason. You can’t beat the setting – the perfect mix of elegant New England charm and relaxed beachfront vibes.

Personally, I love the intimate feel that the Inn embodies. It’s one of the few venues of its size in the state that feels like a warm, cozy living room … and with waterfront views to boot! 

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Outdoor photograph of a bride and groom walking along the water at the American Yacht Club in Rye, NY by Jeff Lundstrom Photography

A Guide to Small Wedding Venues in CT

A Guide to Small Wedding Venues in CT

Picking the perfect CT wedding venue for your wedding day can be a challenge, especially if you are planning a small wedding in CT. With so many small wedding venues in CT to choose from, it can almost make your wedding day planning feel like a chore instead of a joyful and fulfilling experience.

That is just one of the reasons I created this resource outlining the best small wedding venues in CT for your intimate celebration. Each of these wedding venues in Connecticut comes with some of the best ambiance, elegance, and beauty that one can find in the state.

As a wedding photographer in CT, even I had a hard time narrowing down this list. Beyond just the normal wedding day that your venue provides, each of these venues provides a warm and personal setting that will maximize that feeling of closeness and intimacy you’re looking for when it comes to your wedding day.

Although not an extensive list of small CT wedding venues, this list hopefully will serve as a launching point for you to tell your love story in the most authentic and unforgettable way possible.


Ludington House is an historic inn in Old Lyme, CT that is perfect for small weddings

Venue Type: Historic Inn

Address: 2 Lyme St. Old Lyme, CT

Website: Ludington House

The Venue:

Ludington House is a new wedding venue located in Old Lyme, CT. Well, new to weddings that is. The house has been a Bed and Breakfast for years and has earned quite the reputation as a sought after New England destination for weekenders wanting to enjoy everything that the Connecticut shoreline has to offer. If Ludington House looks familiar that’s because the home served as the manor home in the 2018 Hallmark Christmas film, “Christmas at Pemberly Manor.”

Ludington House is everything you’d expect a historic New England home to be – charming, warm, and oozing with turn of the century design and decor. Inside, the house features 9 guest rooms (3 of which are large suites), sitting room, large dining room, a cozy library, and beautiful foyer complete with a grand staircase (great for those iconic bridal portraits!). Outside, the house has a gorgeous wrap-around porch (perfect for a small wedding ceremony), garden area, an expansive lawn, and meticulously maintained grounds that offer plenty of options for outdoor bridal portraits.

Logistics are a breeze with a wedding at Ludington House. Convenient to I-95, the house is less than 2 hours from New York City and Boston. It is also situated just steps from two of Old Lyme’s Historic District churches (should couples want a more traditional wedding ceremony). But, hands down, the most appealing aspect of Ludington House is its ability to host you and your guests for the weekend making it a true destination for your wedding day.

My Take:

Personally, I believe Ludington House is a breath of fresh air for the CT wedding venue market. Small weddings are here to stay and Ludington House is simply the perfect choice for couples looking for the best of all worlds – destination location, historic setting, intimate atmosphere, and weekend accommodations. If you are planning a small, intimate wedding with less than 60 guests, visit the Ludington House website and inquire about hosting your wedding there. You’ll be glad you did!

Brooklawn CC

Photograph of a wedding reception at the Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, CT by Jeff Lundstrom Photography

Venue Type: Country Club

Address: 500 Algonquin Rd, Fairfield, CT 06825

Website: Brooklawn Country Club

The Venue:

Founded in 1895 and one of the earliest members of the United States Golf Association (USGA), Brooklawn has a rich history in the Fairfield County Community. The main dining room offers an elegant and intimate setting for your guests and cocktail hour on the patio features grand and sweeping views of Brooklawn’s pristine golf course. Brooklawn is an ideal choice for those couples looking for a warm and elegant setting for their wedding day. Accommodation for up to 120 guests.

My Take:

Country Clubs offer something no other wedding venue can – a sense of family. The couples who choose to marry at country clubs are often members themselves as are their family. So, for me, photographing a wedding at a country club is like photographing one big family session. And Brooklawn, being the institution that it is in Fairfield, knows how to take care of its family.

Roger Sherman Inn

Photograph of the Roger Sherman Inn in New Canaan, CT by Jeff Lundstrom

Venue Type: Historic Inn

Address: 195 Oenoke Ridge New Canaan, CT 06840

Website: Roger Sherman Inn

The Venue:

Roger Sherman Inn is everything you envision when you think of a New England Inn. Historic, charming, quaint and the ideal setting for an intimate wedding. It’s one of the top CT small wedding venues for sure! Located in the town of New Canaan, CT, Roger Sherman Inn can accommodate up to 100 guests in it’s garden room. If you have a larger guest list, you can rent out the Inn’s additional dining rooms. The Inn also features 15 upstairs guests rooms as well as a separate guest house with additional rooms – perfect for onsite getting ready preparations. You can also have your ceremony onsite in the Inn’s garden.

My Take:

Roger Sherman Inn has a long list of amenities and conveniences like onsite getting ready, onsite outdoor ceremony, beautiful grounds, and an intimate ambiance. You won’t regret saying “I Do” at the Roger Sherman Inn.

Keeler Tavern

Photograph of the Keeler Tavern in Ridgefield, CT by Jeff Lundstrom Photography

Venue Type: Historic Estate

Address: 152 Main St, Ridgefield, CT 06877

Website: Keeler Tavern

The Venue:

Keeler Tavern is the quintessential wedding venue for intimate weddings. Built around 1915 by renowned architect Cass Gilbert, the Garden House at the Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center in Ridgefield, Connecticut, is unparalleled in it’s charm. The Garden House space offers the ideal setting for an intimate reception and the English styled garden is hands down the most romantic spot in Connecticut to say “I Do”.

The Garden House can accommodate up to 80 guests. There is also a seasonal tented area located off to the side and above the main Garden House which can serve as an open air cocktail space or a ceremony location in case it rains.

My Take:

For me, Keeler Taverns ranks as one of the best small wedding venues in CT. You can’t find a more romantic outdoor ceremony location in the entire state! And you simply can’t beat the reception space for it’s historic charm. It’s my personal favorite amongst CT small wedding venues.


Since Keeler Tavern’s on-site bridal suite is, shall we say, a little on the cozy side, I would recommend booking the newly opened Fountain Inn right next door to Keeler Tavern. The Fountain Inn is an old historic bed-and-breakfast and would be a perfect choice for your accommodations.

Rock Ridge Country Club

A firepit keeps guests warm during cocktail hour at Newtown, CT's Rockridge Country Club

Venue Type: Country Club

Address: 214 Sugar St, Newtown, CT 06470

Website: Rock Ridge Country Club

The Venue:

There are not a lot of wedding venues in Newtown, CT, but it is home to one of my favorite wedding venues in CT. Rock Ridge Country Club.

Rock Ridge is unique in that it doesn’t feel like your typical country club. It reminds me more of a summer beach home on the Cape. Not surprisingly, weddings at Rock Ridge have that same feeling – comfortable, relaxing, ‘go at your own pace’.

In keeping with the relaxed ambiance, the club’s main ballroom is an elegant space that can accommodate up to 150 guests. Just off the main ballroom, the open-air outdoor patio offers expansive views of the golf course as well as a large firepit for those chilly New England evenings.

When it comes to photos, Rock Ridge does not disappoint. The club’s tree-lined fairways, cart paths, and comfortable outdoor nooks offer plenty of options for outdoor photographs. If you are looking for a venue that has a relaxed vibe and can accommodate a small to midsize guest list, Rock Ridge is a great choice.

My Take:

I’ve lived in Newtown for over 10 years so I may be a little biased, but I love Rock Ridge and I love photographing weddings here. I just love its relaxed and elegant atmosphere. A wedding at Rock Ridge doesn’t feel like a day at the office for me. It’s an easy, go-with-the-flow kind a day that feels like a vacation. If that’s the type of wedding you are looking to have, then Rock Ridge is a great choice for your wedding venue.

The Townhouse

Wedding ceremony at the Townhouse in Greenwich, CT

Venue Type: Restaurant

Address: 35 Church St, Greenwich, CT 06830

Website: The Townhouse

The Venue:

First of all, can we talk about the atrium! A two-story foyer with vaulted ceiling that features a sculpted marble double staircase, a limestone fireplace, and an entire wall of windows that floods the room with natural light. What couple wouldn’t want to say “I Do” in this room!? It’s simply stunning – and the only room of it’s kind … that I’ve seen anyway … in Connecticut.

Upstairs from the foyer, the architectural grandeur continues with The Penthouse, The Townhouse’s main ballroom. With marble floors throughout, a marble fireplace, exquisite chandeliers, and one of the biggest bars I’ve even seen, The Penthouse will wrap you and your guests in an intimate and elegant ambiance you’ll never forget.

The Townhouse can accommodate up to 100 guests.

My Take:

The Townhouse is the epitome of what great design can do for a space. On it’s own, The Townhouse serves a nice little niche as a small wedding venue. But the design makes it transcend its function into what can only be described as an architectural work of art. Think I’m being a little extra? Go see for yourself – The Townhouse is open for dinner until 10pm Tuesday – Thursday and 11pm Friday and Saturday. Check out the menu.

Small Wedding Venues in Connecticut FAQ

How many guests is considered a small wedding?

The numbers may vary a little depending on what part of the country you’re in, but, in general, a small wedding typically includes 50 people or less, a medium wedding has a guest list of anywhere from 50-150 guests, and a large wedding has over 150 guests.

What is a low key wedding?

Generally, a ‘low key’ wedding refers to a more casual wedding celebration. People may dress a little more informally, the ceremony may be a little shorter, there probably aren’t any bridal party attendants – or at least not a full wedding party, and the guest list tends to be on the smaller side.

What is a realistic budget for a small wedding?

Your guest list size will determine how much you’ll need to save for your venue, food, beverages, invitations, favors and anything else you plan to give guests. As a general rule, plan to budget at least $100 per guest.

What is the average cost of a wedding in Connecticut?

If you live in Connecticut or any of the surrounding states (NY, MA, RI), then it’s not surprise that Connecticut is fairly high on the cost scale. The average wedding in Connecticut comes in around $38,500

What is a very small wedding called?

While they are sometimes used interchangeably, “microweddings,” “elopements” and “intimate weddings” are all used to describe weddings with less than 50 guests. 

Is it OK to have a smaller, intimate wedding?

It’s not just ‘OK’, I love intimate weddings! Smaller weddings tend to have a more concentrated focus on your friend and family and less on all the details of the day. An intimate wedding really allows for more quality time spent with your guests than a larger wedding. 


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Guide to Madison Beach Hotel Wedding Venue in Madison, CT

Guide to Madison Beach Hotel Wedding Venue in Madison, CT

A Madison Beach Hotel wedding is in a class all by itself. As one of the only luxury hotel wedding venues the Connecticut shoreline has to offer, weddings at Madison Beach Hotel are like a destination wedding – but without the need for plane tickets and passports!

The hotel offers couples the perfect mix of a relaxed beach wedding vibe and a premier luxury hotel and resort experience. Perfect for a beach wedding in Connecticut! 

Part of Hilton’s signature Curio Collection, the four diamond Hotel takes the utmost pride in offering unparalleled service to its guests. The event staff puts the same amount of care into your wedding day ensuring that you (and your guests) will be well taken care of.

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History of the Madison Beach Hotel

The hotel has quite a long and storied history. The original Madison Beach Hotel was built in the early 1800’s as a hostel for shipbuilders. West Wharf Beach, original site of the hotel, was one of two shipyards in Madison, CT. The hotel underwent a variety of alterations and changes through the years and was completely renovated in 1982. Many items from the original hotel were utilized in the new hotel to keep its spirit and history alive.

In October 2006, the Duques family, longtime residents of Madison, purchased the hotel and restaurant. Their goal was to maintain the traditional beachfront atmosphere while adding updated amenities and, of course, offering a unique and luxurious space for weddings.

What I Love about Madison Beach Hotel Weddings

A bride and groom post for a stunning wedding portrait a top a massive rock at the Madison Beach Hotel.

Madison Beach Hotel in Madison, CT really stands out for its location, its relaxed vibe, and its luxury experience. From a photography standpoint, I love photographing weddings at Madison Beach Hotel. The guest suites are well appointed, aesthetically decorated, and have plenty of window light. The main ballroom is a warm, intimate space that allows you to feel close to your friends and family throughout the evening.

Outside, the beachfront is perfect for ceremonies and portraits. For portrait locations, you can choose from the manicured lawn right near the beach, the sandy beachfront itself, or, if you are feeling really adventurous, you can even venture onto the enormous rocks jutting out into the sound. And since you are on the beach, the sunsets are gorgeous! And make for some seriously romantic mood lighting for portraits.

It’s just a perfect, laid-back setting for anyone wanting a destination-like beach wedding right here at home in Connecticut.

Getting Ready Accommodations at Madison Beach Hotel

A suite is included in your Madison Beach Hotel wedding package so you can have your (and your bridesmaids) hair and makeup done on site at the hotel and won’t have to worry about traveling off the property to a salon. In keeping with the luxury brand of the hotel, the bridal suites are very spacious, meticulously appointed, and, well, luxurious! You’ll feel like you are on vacation.

The groom and his groomsmen typically get ready in one of the hospitality rooms the hotel has available for their getting ready preparations. The hospitality rooms are like small conference rooms/ballrooms and make for a comfortable setting for putting on your suit and tie … and maybe enjoying a beverage or two before you walk down the aisle. 

You can always book a room (or rooms) for your groom and groomsmen preparations as well. 

Ceremony Locations at Madison Beach Hotel

The hotel has its own private beach area for ceremonies so you can get married right on the beach! One of the few wedding venues in Connecticut that offers a true beachfront wedding ceremony. Should it rain, ceremonies are moved inside and held in the Grand Ballroom.

Wedding Receptions at Madison Beach Hotel

Wedding receptions are held in the hotel’s Grand Ballroom which features 180 degree views of the Long Island Sound. It is truly a stunning location! You can also take in the ocean front views from the balcony off the ballroom. The ballroom space has a luxurious yet laid-back feel. You can comfortably mingle with your guests while also letting your hair down on the dancefloor. 


Madison Beach Hotel Wedding FAQs


How much does a Madison Beach Hotel wedding cost?

Madison Beach Hotel works on a food and beverage minimum. The minimum spend is $26,000 for weddings May through October with two packages available – $225/guest (116 guests to reach minimum) or $255/guest (102 guests to reach minimum). Each package includes valet parking and a hotel suite for the couple. Obviously, you will want to discuss the package options in more detail with the hotel wedding sales staff. 

There is also a $2500 site fee to reserve the hotel for the evening and $2500 ceremony fee should you choose to have your ceremony on site. Off-season rates are available November through April and are listed as $15,000 Food and Beverage Minimum; $1000 site fee; $1000 ceremony fee.

*Prices listed are per the Madison Beach Hotel pricing information available on the venue’s Knot Listing and are for weddings in 2023 and 2024.

Madison Beach Hotel Wedding Reviews
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CT Beach Wedding // Jacky Durrell Pavilion // Fairfield, CT

CT Beach Wedding // Jacky Durrell Pavilion // Fairfield, CT


Amanda and Mike’s Jacky Durrell Pavilion Wedding was a beachfront soiree like no other! 

Every aspect of their day was a quintessential Connecticut beach wedding  – their intimate ceremony on the pavilion deck overlooking the Long Island Sound, their open-air cocktail hour, their bride/groom portraits on the beach, the free-flowing, inside/outside reception party, even the after-party at Fairfield Beach’s own Seagrape Bar .

The beach vibe wasn’t just limited to their ceremony and reception. Amanda and Mike both got ready at The Inn at Fairfield Beach just steps down the street from Jacky Durrell and adjacent to the Seagrape which made it the ideal location for walking to and from their wedding to their hotel to the after-party. It was like a summer getaway weekend in The Hamptons!

Jacky Durrell Pavilion is one of my favorite beachfront wedding venues in Connecticut. It is the only venue, that I know of, that feels like an old, family summer beach rental house, but with a large enough space to accommodate all your friends and family. It is truly unique in the beach club/waterfront wedding venue category and a must visit if you are envisioning an intimate beach wedding in Connecticut.