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Getting Married in Connecticut

No matter where you plan on getting married, the most important thing is that you and your partner should find a venue you both love. It should be the kind of place that can live up to the dreamy expectations you have for your wedding. It also needs to be within your budget. Considering this, if you are planning on getting married in Connecticut, there are a few venues you might want to take a look at.

Remember that seeing a few pictures is never the same as actually going to see the place in person, so take some time off your agenda to make a tour and visit these properties. If there is one you like in particular, you could even ask to see it while a wedding is taking place so that you can get an idea of how it would look like during your own celebration.

  1. For an outdoor reception, you might want to take a look at Webb Barn. This 19th century construction offers both the area inside the barn and the beautiful gardens around it to host a party. It is the kind of place where you would be able to have a unique and different kind of wedding, rather than going down the traditional lane.
  2. Crystal Peak is a great option two. They are very conscious about people’s budgets so you might get your dream wedding in this lovely venue even if you don’t have such a big budget destined for the party. Check out their packages and offerings.
  3. The Gwyn Careg Inn opens up all of its spaces to people who are looking to get married. This might give you a lot of flexibility if you are unsure about what it is that you want exactly. With the woods around it, you will definitely get some lovely wedding pictures to save.

These are just a few of the Connecticut wedding venues that await your special day.

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Your Dream Venue in Connecticut

Onechurch-188087_960_720 of the most important parts entailed in the planning of a wedding, and one of the first decisions you’ll have to make, is finding the perfect venue where you will hold it. Couples have all kinds of tastes in venues, but Connecticut wedding venues are something that can bring more value and fulfill the dreams of anyone who is getting prepared to get married.

From farms, to lake houses, a castle, resorts, inns and even vineyards, the Connecticut wedding venues available for weddings can help you turn that day into a real fairytale. In this state, you will be able to find numerous options and there will surely be one that fits your needs, wants and even your budget.

Closing the venue is one of the biggest and most important steps because it will help you lock down the date. Once you do this, you will be able to send out Save the Date notifications to all the people you will be inviting, and you will be able to start working on the catering, decorations, music, the dress, and everything else that comes with this big celebration.

If you are looking for a more classy and indoor wedding, you will also be able to find a few really nice spots in Connecticut like the Society Room of Hartford or the Aria where elegance and class won’t be missing. If you are more interested in an outdoor wedding with a spectacular view that can provide pictures you will always be proud of, you might want to consider checking out the lake houses or places such as the Candlewood Inn or the Lyman Orchards. If you are looking for something with a bit more significance, check out the Stafford Place Theater, a very unique and particular place that will turn your wedding into the talk of town!

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What to Consider for the Wedding Reception Venue

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A wedding day is one of the most special days in a couple’s life together. There are millions, at least that’s what it feels like, of things to consider when planning a wedding, and do before the day arrives. One of the most important decisions to make is the wedding reception venue. What is the style and feel, will it be at the same place as the wedding or will people have to travel to another venue, is there plenty of parking, and the list goes on. Here are just a few basic, but important, things to consider when selecting your wedding reception venue.

Time of Day

What your venue looks like during the day may not be what it looks like in the evening, and vice versa. The time of day of the reception can make a difference in the ambiance of your venue.  Don’t be afraid to check out the venue at the time your reception will be held. See what the venue is like during that time of day, and make sure it matches the ambiance you are envisioning.

Number of People

With wedding reception ideas, is your reception going to be hundreds of people or just 20 of your closest family and friends? Are children invited to the reception, or is it adults only? These are the questions you must ask in determining how large or small the venue should be.  Once you know the approximate head count, this will help you to decide the best space for your reception.

Service

An integrated part of the style and feel of the reception is the type of service you want. Do you want buffet style with a cash bar, or service with a wait staff and an open bar? What the venue actually can do and offer is important to know before making your decision.  Also keep in mind all of these choices are attached to a price tag and that may also steer you in a certain direction as well.

These are just a few ideas to get you started on planning your special day. You can go through our site and get more information on what you will need to make this day come to fruition just like you imagined.

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Vendor Spotlight: Tarrywile Mansion

Whatever season you choose for your wedding, you want a venue that will look gorgeous. Whatever style of wedding you are planning, you want a venue that will meet and exceed your expectations. Whatever the wedding, Danbury’s Tarrywile Mansion is an excellent choice for the venue.

Tarrywile offers exclusive use for your wedding day, meaning yours is the only event they have going on that day. This gives you the chance to make it your own, and really experience all it has to offer. From the beautiful surrounding park to the stunning architecture of the mansion, a wedding at Tarrywile lets you take a step away from the ordinary and into something truly special.

Offering a beautiful location for outdoor weddings, and a gorgeous indoor space, Tarrywile offers everything you could want in a wedding venue. They are experienced and can help you create the wedding of your dreams, whether it’s a formal event or a casual event. The beauty of Tarrywile is its flexibility to suit any wedding with total perfection.

To find out more about Tarrywile and other great Connecticut wedding vendors, check out our directory or come to one of our upcoming shows!

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Wedding Vendor Spotlight: Testa’s Banquet Facility

If you’re looking for a family-run venue that has all you could want for your wedding day — a great location, fabulous food — look no further than Testa’s Banquet Facility in Southington. Along with being an excellent wedding venue, it’s also the venue for our next bridal expo.

Testa’s offers a variety of packages for your wedding, meaning you can have the day you want at the price you can afford. Their experienced planners will help you arrange everything from the meal to the entertainment.

Their banquet rooms can accommodate an intimate wedding or a bigger wedding. Whether you have 30 guests or 250 guests, though, you’ll get the same excellent service from the staff at Testa’s. You and your guests will be taken care of, meaning you won’t need to worry about the logistics on your big day.#

Of course, another reason to choose Testa’s is their food. Their menus are full of Italian family favorites, including cheeses, meatballs, and their famous sauce!

If you want to find out more about Testa’s Banquet Facility, the best way is to visit, and there’s no better time to visit than at our upcoming bridal expo there. Join us there on November 17!

 

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Wedding Vendor Spotlight: Fox Hill Inn

Do you want something different than a hotel for your big day? Brookfield’s Fox Hill Inn could be just the place for you. The mansion-style home is easy to get to yet still feels secluded. It’s a venue that is perfect for you and your guests to escape to for a bit of Victorian charm and elegance.

The Fox Hill Inn is perfect for weddings, and has a capacity of up to 250 guests. Their wedding package includes everything you’ll need for the ceremony and reception of your dreams, from a delicious meal to a fabulous custom-made cake.

Whatever the season, the Fox Hill Inn can offer everything you need. It’s also the location for our next bridal show. When you come to the Fox Hill Inn on October 15th, you can check out the fantastic venue while also meeting many of Connecticut’s top wedding vendors.

Buy your tickets and find out more about it today!

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Wedding Vendor Spotlight: Candlewood Inn

If you come to our next show, you’ll get a chance to check out one of Connecticut’s best wedding venues. The Candlewood Inn in Brookfield is a beautiful choice for your big day, and the location of our next bridal show.

The Candlewood is a perfect choice for big weddings, with a capacity of up to 300. Their wedding package can make your wedding planning very easy – the Candlewood can take care of everything from the escort cards and centerpieces to the meal and wedding cake.

Of course, the real selling point for a wedding at the Candlewood Inn is the stunning location. With a special spot on Candlewood Lake, you get the beauty of a waterfront venue. You can choose to have your ceremony on the shoreline or in the contemporary elegance of the banquet hall.

To really understand the beauty of the Candlewood Inn, you’ll have to visit, though! To make the most of your visit, come to our next show, which will be held at the Candlewood Inn on August 20th. You’ll get a chance to meet some of Connecticut’s best vendors and can meet the casting producers of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress! To find out more about upcoming shows and to purchase tickets, click here!