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
There are over 80 5-Star review on The Knot for Madison Beach Hotel. Wedding Wire also has over 80 reviews for Madison Beach Hotel.

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