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Exploring New England’s Finest: A Summer Road Trip to Luxury Wedding Venues

New England is home to some of the most luxurious wedding venues on the East Coast, and this summer, I’m embarking on an exciting journey to visit them all! I want to share my adventures with you as I explore these stunning locations. Whether it’s historic Connecticut mansions or boutique hotels in the Catskills, this guide will give you a sneak peek into the top New England luxury wedding venues before I dive into the details.

1. Smith Farm Gardens | East Haddam, CT

Type of venue: Garden, Farmhouse, Countryside
Smith Farm Gardens is a historic estate in East Haddam, embodying the charm of the New England countryside. With 15 acres of breathtaking property, it features an 18th-century farmhouse, spacious lawns, romantic apple orchards, and beautiful walking trails. This family-owned estate is cared for with immense love and dedication, making every event special. I’m thrilled to explore this venue and share my experience with you all!

New England Luxury country Estate

PC: Smith Farm Gardens

2. Wadsworth Mansion: | Middletown, CT

A Luxurious Wedding Venue in New England

Type of venue: Historic Mansion, Tented Country Estate

A beautiful and personal favorite New England Luxury wedding Venue is Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown, Connecticut, which radiates New England elegance. Nestled in serene parklands, this estate spans 103 acres and offers an array of sophisticated settings for your celebration. Having enjoyed working here before, I’m excited to revisit and share its splendor with you.


New England Luxry Wedding Venue Wadsworth Mansion

PC: Kasia Photography

3. Eolia Harkness Mansion | Waterford, CT  – New England’s Romantic Wedding Venue

Type of venue: Mansion, state park, garden

Sweeping views of Long Island Sound, expansive lawns, sprawling gardens, and an enchanting seaside mansion—what more could a couple dream of for a romantic wedding in Connecticut? Eolia, the Italian villa-style mansion at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, was once the stunning summer home of the Harkness family. It is now a highly sought-after wedding venue that perfectly blends historical elegance with natural beauty.

Luxury Wedding Venue in New England Garden


4. OceanCliff | Newport, RI: A Premier New England Wedding Venue

Type of venue: Historic Estate, Oceanfront|Tented

OceanCliff in Newport, RI, on the top of my favorite New England luxury wedding venues, is an enchanting venue with 10 acres of rolling lawns and stunning ocean views stretching as far as the eye can see. This historic estate, built in the 19th century, perfectly blends timeless elegance and natural beauty, creating a magical backdrop for any wedding. I’m beyond excited to visit OceanCliff and capture its captivating charm.

Luxury New England Wedding Venue Mansion in Rhode Island

PC: OceanCliff

5. Inn by the Sea | Cape Elizabeth, Maine Top Wedding Luxury Wedding Venue in New England

Type of venue: Oceanfront, Garden, Tented

Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, is a venue I’m particularly excited about. I’m unsure if time will allow me to visit Maine this summer, but we will see. This luxurious oceanfront inn offers a stunning blend of natural beauty and refined elegance, making it one of New England’s top destinations for weddings and special events. The inn provides breathtaking ocean views and beautifully landscaped gardens on a mile of unspoiled sand beach. The expansive lawn overlooking Crescent Beach and the Atlantic Ocean is perfect for tented weddings, providing a picturesque setting for your celebration.


A sailcloth tent for a wedding in Maine.

PC: Inn by the Sea

6. Mayflower Inn & Spa | Washington, Connecticut |An Elegant New England Wedding Venue

Type of venue: Country Retreat, Garden

Mayflower Inn & Spa, located in Washington, Connecticut, is a luxurious country retreat on 58 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and woodlands. This venue is renowned for its charm and elegance, making it a perfect destination for weddings. One of the highlights is the Shakespeare Garden, surrounded by lush seasonal blooms and formal boxwood hedges. This serene setting provides a picturesque backdrop for both large and intimate ceremonies.


Shakespeare type garden at Mayflower Inn in Connecticut

PC: Mayflower Inn

7. The Sagamore Resort | Bolton Landing, NY | A Luxury New York Wedding Venue

Type of venue: Historic Resort, Lakefront

The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, NY, is another jewel on my summer road trip. Perched on a private island on Lake George, this historic resort offers stunning views of the lake and the surrounding Adirondack Mountains. The lakeside ceremony spaces, beautifully manicured gardens, and grand ballrooms offer versatile options for intimate gatherings and grand celebrations. I’m excited to visit The Sagamore Resort and share its timeless charm.

Lake George lake front with tables and chairs set for a summer day.

PC: The Opal Collection Resorts


Stay tuned as I take you on my travels to discover more inspiring New England luxury wedding venues. Each location has its unique charm and story, and I can’t wait to share them with you!  I’ll also include some beautiful Upstate New York wedding venues on this trip.


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