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Top Venues For A Fall Wedding In Connecticut

September 2, 2014 8:00 AM

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(Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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June may be the most popular month for weddings, but in Connecticut, there’s nothing like getting married in September, October or November. Summer’s heat and humidity have left and the leaves are bursting with color, making for an enjoyable ceremony and reception with spectacular photos. Here are some of the best venues in the state for staging a memorable autumn wedding.

Candlelight Farms Inn
214 Candlewood Mountain Road
New Milford, CT 06776
(860) 210-0594
www.candlelightfarmsinn.com

This inn at the top of Candlewood Mountain provides an excellent romantic backdrop for any couple’s special day. It offers several different wedding packages to accommodate a range of budgets. If you want to pull out all the stops, spring for the Candlelight Exclusive Wedding Weekend, which gives you and your fiancé exclusive use of the inn from Friday afternoon to Sunday morning. Among other perks, you may invite guests to the Clubhouse for pre-wedding cocktails on Friday evening, gather with your bridesmaids and groomsmen around the fire pit on Saturday night and use the inn for a catered farewell brunch for everyone on Sunday morning.

Interlaken Inn
74 Interlaken Road
Lakeville, CT 06039
(860) 435-9878
www.interlakeninn.com

Interlaken Inn in Connecticut’s Northwest Hills has been the site of many a ceremony in front of peaceful Lake Wononscopomuc. Its staff works hard to design creative weddings suited to each season, and its Fall Wedding Packages are no exception. It can prepare an autumnal menu that includes warm apple cider, rustic soups and roasted meats and even a pumpkin wedding cake. Tables can be decorated with wildflowers, pinecones and apple-shaped seating cards with red, gold and orange tablecloths. You and your spouse can even celebrate your new marriage with a horse-drawn hayride.

Tarrywile Park & Mansion
70 Southern Blvd.
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 744-3130
www.tarrywile.com

Set on over 700 acres of woodlands, this handsome 1896 mansion is an ideal venue for a picturesque fall wedding. Ceremonies may be held in several different areas on the grounds, each equally beautiful. They include the outdoor Grape Arbor, the veranda which overlooks the property and the Victorian Conservatory inside. Tarrywile Mansion provides separate second-floor rooms for the bride and groom and their respective parties to relax and prepare before the ceremony. It grants six hours for the reception (plus an additional three for setting up and cleanup), and since it hosts just one event a day, when those hours are is up to you.

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Webb Deane Stevens Museum Barn
211 Main St.
Wethersfield, CT 06109
(860) 529-0612
www.webb-deane-stevens.org

Wethersfield’s Webb Deane Stevens Museum gives visitors a re-creation of New England life in the early 19th century through several historic homes and buildings. One of them, The Webb Barn, can also be reserved for a unique wedding. It’s nestled away behind the museum’s Colonial Revival Garden so you’ll be enveloped by lush foliage. The barn seats 135 people and has plenty of space for dancing, and you can set up tents outside for additional guests. The lawn area may be used for certain games and sports or even for grilling.

Bill Miller’s Castle
834 East Main St.
Branford, CT 06405
(203) 488-4583
www.billmillerscastle.com

In 1965, Branford businessman and designer Bill Miller remade his Route 1 property into a grand castle that’s a perfect setting for a stylish wedding. Couples may get married outside on the gazebo or by the trellis, or inside in the chapel or the grand ballroom with its majestic fireplace. For the reception, choose among four buffets, including brunch, or one of its four-course meals. All packages include open bar, champagne toast, event coordinator and a private bridal suite. The Miller family will work with you to make it a day you’ll never forget.

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Joshua Palmes is a freelance writer covering all things Connecticut. His work can be found on Examiner.com.

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