With its historic buildings, beautiful riverfront overlooking the Connecticut River, and lovely parks, Hartford, Connecticut is a beautiful location for a wedding, with many diverse options when it comes to choosing a venue. Couples can opt to say their vows beneath a riverside arbor, in the courtyard gardens of a beautiful event center, at an art gallery or botanic garden, or in a number of other great venues.

Whether a couple is trying to build their own wedding from scratch or create an amazing day with an inclusive package for as little stress as possible, Hartford has a plethora of options to suit every couple’s specific needs.

1. Delamar West Hartford

Delamar West Hartford
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The Delamar, located in West Hartford, is a beautiful hotel, which in itself makes it a great wedding venue option due to the accommodation opportunities it affords for guests and wedding party alike.

The event facilities at the Delamar West Hartford are elegant and varied, with rooms for intimate weddings and cocktail receptions of under 100 or even under 50, and a larger space called the Mystic Ballroom which can accommodate up to 400 guests for a cocktail reception or 300 for a seated dinner reception. This beautiful event venue boasts crystal chandeliers and opulent window hangings, and can be set up with a dance floor.

1 Memorial Rd, West Hartford, CT 06107, Phone: 860-937-2500, Map

2. Bond Ballroom

Bond Ballroom
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Bond Ballroom boasts an impressive five thousand square feet of event space for weddings, with incredible views that overlook Hartford’s gorgeous skyline. The ballroom has one of the largest dance floors in the state of Connecticut (measuring in at twenty by forty feet), and enough room for couples to celebrate their nuptials with as many as 350 of their closest friends, family members, and loved ones. Both the space and the wedding packages offered by Bond Ballroom are completely customizable, so couples can really make their wedding their own, and the space is even a part of Hilton Homewood Suites, so after the party is over, guests and wedding party won’t have far to go at all.

338 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103, Phone: 860-519-5572, Map

3. Farmington Club

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Farmington Club was once a swim and tennis club that was open only to members, but over time it has grown into one of the premier and most beautiful wedding venues in the Hartford area. Venue spaces include two lovely dining rooms, which can each accommodate up to 125 and 300 guests, respectively, as well as a massive picnic facility for outdoor wedding receptions that has room for up to one thousand wedding guests. There is also an outdoor venue for cocktail hours and cocktail receptions, a beautiful gazebo that makes a perfect spot for on site ceremonies, and 20 acres of gorgeous grounds where couples can take some stunning wedding photos.

Farmington Club, 162 Town Farm Rd, Farmington, CT 06032, Phone: 860-677-7341

4. Hartford Marriott Downtown

Hartford Marriott Downtown
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Couples who choose to host their wedding and/or reception in the Hartford Marriott Downtown will have their pick of ten different event rooms, the largest of which is suitable for parties of up to 550 guests for a wedding reception. The venue has an urban-chic feel, and is located right downtown, meaning it’s close to a lot of attractions, accommodations, and urban ceremony venues, making it very convenient for the wedding party. The venue itself overlooks the Connecticut River, and has a beautiful foyer area that makes a nice backdrop for pictures. There are several event and wedding packages that couples can choose from when planning their event, and of course there is a hotel on site that offers discounted group rates.

Hartford Marriott Downtown, 200 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103, Phone: 860-249-8000

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5. Lyceum Resource & Conference

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The Lyceum is a red brick conference center located in Hartford, Connecticut, which has tall, lofty ceilings, big arched windows, and neo-classical revivalist touches in its beautiful architecture. There are four event spaces at the Lyceum Resource and Conference Center, the largest of which can accommodate up to 150, and the smallest of which would be great for intimate weddings with just a few close loved ones. The Lyceum recommends using Kitchen Catering, a company located just across the street with whom they often partner for meetings, conferences, weddings, and special gatherings.

Lyceum Resource & Conference, 227 Lawrence St, Hartford, CT 06106, Phone: 860-244-0077

6. Maneeley's Banquet & Catering

Maneeley's Banquet & Catering
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Maneeley’s has been a staple in the Connecticut catering circuit for over 25 years, but they also are home to some beautiful venues for weddings and other events. They have two on site venues for receptions, both of which are beautiful and will help create a special atmosphere for a special day. First, there’s the Grand Ballroom, which is best for larger events of 125-500 guests, with crystal chandeliers, warm lighting, and an elegant atmosphere. Then there’s the Grand Lodge, with tall ceilings, wooden walls with exposed beams, and a huge wrap around patio that guests can use to get some fresh air and enjoy a drink away from the music and noise of the dance floor. And of course, Maneeley’s will provide an excellent menu for the event as well.

Maneeley's Banquet & Catering, 65 Rye St, South Windsor, CT 06074, Phone: 860-528-6622

7. Marquee Events & Catering

Marquee Events & Catering
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Marquee Events and Catering has two incredible venues for couples to choose from—The Gershon Fox Ballroom and The Views at Powder Ridge. Both of these locations are simply stunning and will provide the perfect setting for an unforgettable wedding. In The Gershon Fox Ballroom and Mezzanine Lounge, guests will be floored by the elegant and beautiful Art Deco details, which provide an atmosphere that is resplendent in Old Hollywood romance. Their other venue, The Views at Powder Ridge, is located at a ski resort, and has a beautiful mountaintop gazebo location for ceremonies (where guests and wedding party will arrive by chairlift!) as well as Fire at the Ridge Restaurant, which is a gorgeous venue for receptions.

Marquee Events & Catering, 960 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, Phone: 860-278-4466

8. Pond House Cafe

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With its exposed brick, floor to ceiling windows that stretch up to the top of the tall walls, large stone fireplace with a roaring gas fire, and exposed metal beams across the high peaks of the wood paneled ceiling, Pond House Cafe provides a venue that is at once industrial-chic and peacefully elegant, like a greenhouse mixed with a stately mansion. This space, known as the Garden Room, can accommodate weddings of up to 175 guests, and even includes the use of a gorgeous outdoor terrace, which is connected to the space and boasts lovely views of the surrounding park and even a scenic pond.

Pond House Cafe, 1555 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117, Phone: 860-231-8823

9. Riverfront Boathouse

Riverfront Boathouse
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In the Riverfront Boathouse, part of Riverfront Recapture, Inc., weddings of up to 150 guests can take place in a beautiful space with wooden ceilings, warm welcoming lighting, and of course, an unbeatable riverside location. Outdoor weddings can also be accommodated, with tenting options that can accommodate up to a thousand people. Wedding packages include tables, chairs, parking, and the use of the venue for up to five hours, with additional fees for each hour after that, and options to include other add-ons like additional venue spaces in the form of patios, insurance plans, and AV equipment.

20 Leibert Road, Hartford, CT 06120, Phone: 860-713-3131, Map

10. Saint Clements Castle & Marina

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Located on the banks of the Connecticut River with over one mile of gorgeous waterfront property, Saint Clements Castle and Marina is a grand and beautiful wedding venue that evokes a certain fairy tale romance with its ivy covered tower, red roofs, colorful gardens, and Tudor-style exterior. Weddings at Saint Clements Castle and Marina, which has over 90 acres of beautiful grounds, are exquisite and elegant, with venue locations in grand ballrooms as well as outside, and incredibly beautiful ceremony locations in front of the river. Couples can choose to rent a horse drawn carriage to play up the fairy tale aspect of their day, and photos in and around the property will be romantic and truly one of a kind.

Saint Clements Castle & Marina, 1931 Portland-Cobalt Rd, Portland, CT 06480, Phone: 860-342-0593

11. The Connecticut River Valley Inn

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New England is such a historic part of the United States, with old farmhouses dotting the countryside and history at every turn. The Connecticut River Valley Inn, which is located in a historic converted farmhouse built in 1740, evokes the history and enigmatic appeal of such places. Although it has been renovated and outfitted with all the modern amenities, weddings at The Connecticut River Valley Inn will still have that aura of simplicity, tranquility, and of course, romance. The beautiful inn and its gorgeous manicured grounds are perfect for small, intimate weddings of up to 15 guests. Wedding packages include such details as an officiant, a two-tiered wedding cake, and full use of the inn for the wedding.

The Connecticut River Valley Inn, 2195 Main St, Glastonbury, CT 06033, Phone: 860-633-7374

12. The Glastonbury Boathouse

The Glastonbury Boathouse
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The sweeping porches of the Glastonbury Boathouse overlook the Connecticut River, and the second story banquet hall makes for a beautiful place to gather with friends, family, and loved ones for a joyous event such as a wedding. The Glastonbury Boathouse understands that each couple wants to make their big day as unique as the love story that led them there, so they have a “Build Your Own Wedding” philosophy when it comes to event planning. Couples can choose their own vendors to their exact specifications, and partner with the Boathouse’s talented caterers to craft a menu that speaks exactly to the type of wedding they are planning.

The Glastonbury Boathouse, 252 Welles St, Glastonbury, CT 06033, Phone: 860-652-4640

13. The Hartford Club

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Originally founded in 1873, The Hartford Club brings to its events an air of old world elegance and panache. With a beautiful ballroom outfitted with gorgeously decorated ceilings, chandeliers, and wood-paneled walls, as well as suites where both members of the happy couple can get ready for the big day with their respective wedding parties, complete with mimosas, bloody marys, or cigars, The Hartford Club has a timeless feel to it, one that will translate beautifully in wedding photos. Catering is done on site by a talented culinary staff who will serve delicious food to guests.

The Hartford Club, 46 Prospect St, Hartford, CT 06103, Phone: 860-522-1271

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14. The North House

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This lovely Connecticut restaurant, The North House, is known for its refined atmosphere, incredible American-style food, and its craft beer and cocktail menu. Seeing as all of those things are big parts of what can make a wedding a huge success, considering The North House as a venue should be a no brainer. Weddings at the North House can take advantage of its 250 year history and take pictures in the elegant foyer on the huge, gorgeous staircase, under the crystal chandeliers. Gourmet hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktails will be passed around during cocktail hour, and dinner will take place in an event venue with Chiavari chairs, gorgeous place settings, and five star food.

The North House, 1 Nod Rd, Avon, CT 06001, Phone: 860-404-5951

15. The Riverview

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It can be so easy to feel like weddings are all the same—ceremony, vows, cocktail hour, dinner, dancing, repeat—but at The Riverview, the staff prides itself on making sure that each wedding is as unique as the couple getting married. This gorgeous event venue feels both modern and historic at the same time, with all the necessary amenities as well as beautiful touches like marble floors, palatial pillars, and of course, an incredible view of the river. Wedding packages at The Riverview include the couple’s choice of several ceremony locations, an event coordinator as well as two personal bridal attendants, wine on every table as well as a five hour open bar, a bridal suite, passed hors d’oeuvres, a four course dinner, centerpieces, and even the wedding cake, tiered and lovingly crafted by the venue’s pastry chefs.

The Riverview, 10 Winslow Pl, Weatogue, CT 06089, Phone: 860-651-5005

16. The Society Room of Hartford

The Society Room of Hartford
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A night of dancing and merriment under the elaborately ornate muraled ceilings of the ballroom at The Society Room of Hartford, with massive windows curtained in red velvet, towering pillars with gold details, and even a rounded second-floor balcony with a sweeping grand staircase, will feel like an evening at Cinderella’s ball, except that for the happy couple, the romantic adventure that is marriage doesn’t stop when the clock strikes midnight. The on site catering staff will make sure the wedding meal is just as magical, and the full service bar on site will keep everyone dancing and making memories all night long.

The Society Room of Hartford, 31 Pratt St, Hartford, CT 06103, Phone: 860-524-0796

17. Town & County Club

Town & County Club
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This beautiful mansion, built in 1895, is located in the Asylum Hill neighborhood of Hartford, and with its grandiose it understated interiors, it is a perfect setting for a classically beautiful wedding. There are eight lovely event venues in the Town and County Club, including small gathering spaces for intimate weddings of under 15 people as well as larger ballrooms and galleries that can accommodate up to 250 people. Catering can be done on site and includes a variety of hors d’oeuvres and entrees suitable for any palate, and wedding packages also include tasteful details like decor.

Town & County Club, 22 Woodland St, Hartford, CT 06105, Phone: 860-522-1100

18. United Banquet Hall

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With gleaming hardwood floors that provide over five thousand square feet of space for tables, lounging, and dancing the night away, United Banquet Hall has all the ingredients for a memorable wedding. The banquet hall provides plenty of parking for guests, and inside there is a state of the art PA system so everyone can hear the ridiculous jokes the best man and maid of honor come up with for the toast. At United Banquet Hall, couples can rent everything they need for their event so they don’t have to go through the trouble of purchasing it, including tableware, centerpieces, elaborate cake stands, and more.

United Banquet Hall, 2964 Main St, Hartford, CT 06120, Phone: 860-761-6659

19. Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill

Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill
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Originally completed in 1911, Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill screams opulence. With its broad white exterior, complete with classic pillars, arched first story windows, and set on a lawn of perfectly manicured green grass, Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill is perfect for accommodating any weddings. Some of the styles they are capable of creating range from a classic wedding, a bohemian-style wedding, a cultural wedding, and even a roaring 20s Great Gatsby themed wedding. Whether the couple wants to arrive by horse-drawn carriage or classic automobile, and celebrate the reception in a ballroom bedecked with flowers or an outdoor tend lit by twinkling lights, Wadsworth Mansion will help couples see their vision come true.

Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill, 421 Wadsworth St, Middletown, CT 06457, Phone: 860-347-1064

20. New Britain Museum of American Art

New Britain Museum of American Art
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Does anything say striking when it comes to wedding photos quite like an art museum? The unique pieces in the New Britain Museum of American Art will make a memorable backdrop for any wedding. The museum has two event spaces, which are both best suited to smaller events of up to 150 for a seated dinner reception, though they can accommodate up to 285 for a standing or cocktail event.

The Cafe on the Park is a beautiful venue with 940 square feet of space and some huge floor to ceiling windows overlooking Walnut Hill Park. The other event space is called the Stanley Works Center, and it has cherry-paneled walls and over two thousand square feet of space. Couples will have access to both for their event, with dinner in the Stanley Works Center and a bar and dance area in the cafe, as well as free reign to explore the museum and galleries during cocktail hour. More info

56 Lexington St, New Britain, CT 06052, Phone: 860-229-0257, Map

21. Farmington Gardens

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With a rushing brook that runs over smooth stones, and sprawling trees that line the circular driveway, Farmington Gardens seems like a serene, rustic place to get married, and it can be, for couples who are looking for that atmosphere. But Farmington Gardens is incredibly versatile, and it also perfectly suited for an elegant wedding. Its venue spaces include a gorgeous greenhouse-like Garden Room, with glass walls overlooking the beautiful greenery of the outdoors, as well as the banquet hall, which boasts elaborately curled iron chandeliers, exposed wooden beams across the ceiling, and enough space for over 150 guests.

Farmington Gardens, 21815 SW Farmington Rd, Beaverton, OR 97007, Phone: 503-649-4568

22. Tiffany Juliet House

Tiffany Juliet House
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This 1865 Victorian House is a beautiful setting for a wedding, both inside and out. The Tiffany Juliet House, with its sunny yellow exterior and elegant interior, has won many awards as a top wedding venue. Some of the pre-wedding services it offers include invitations, flowers, and more, and on the day of the event couples will be impressed by the fantastic food on offer and the beautiful facilities. For those planning a budget wedding, Tiffany Juliet House offers significant discounts on weddings that take place during the off season or on off-peak days of the week.

Tiffany Juliet House, 82 Naubuc Ave, Glastonbury, CT 06033, Phone: 860-633-1285

23. The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
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There are two beautiful theater spaces in the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, as well as several other event spaces that are available for rental by engaged couples planning a wedding. At the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, couples can step into the spotlight with state of the art sound and lighting equipment to say their vows in full theatrical display, before celebrating with a fantastic meal prepared by the Bushnell’s in house catering service, MAX Catering, served in one of the venues or even right on stage.The art deco architecture, the beautiful red velvet stage curtain, and other dramatic details will help make a wedding at the Bushnell truly memorable.

The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, 166 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106, Phone: 860-987-6000

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