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The Schooner Argia Mystic, CT
The Argia is listed first because she is in a class by herself.
Picture the two of you sailing under a blue sky with light breezes carrying you from being two people in love to being a happily-married couple. Is it bright and sunny? Or is it near sunset? Will you bring close friends and family with you at the start of your marriage journey? Or will you elope?
The staff and crew of the Argia are friendly and accommodating. During your cruise you may hear good stories about local places and events, but they will not be intrusive. Be sure to bring your cameras! I’ll be happy to take your pictures in front of lighthouses and other romantic places.
The Argia is located near the Mystic River Bridge, at 12 Steamboat Wharf, Mystic, Connecticut 06355. If you have visited Mystic before, you’ll find the Argia is now easier to get to and it is much easier to park! Please visit the official “Argia Mystic Cruises” website at WWW.ArgiaMystic.Com. You can see directions and a map when you click on the “Contact Us / Find Us” button. Route I-95 Exit 89 is the best exit to use, as the directions state. The local speed limits are strictly enforced. We don’t want you to get a ticket!
If you get married aboard the Argia you will get your marriage license from the Groton Town Clerk’s Office at 45 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT 06340. The Town Clerk’s Office can be reached at 860-441-6796. The official Groton, CT website is WWW.Groton-CT.Gov.
Please call me at 860-543-2334 to talk about your wedding on the water.
Amarante’s Sea Cliff New Haven, CT
With an unsurpassed panorama of the Quinnipiac River and New Haven Harbor, Amarante’s Sea Cliff has a large lawn and a romantic wedding gazebo. Your guests will be comfortable and have a clear view of your ceremony. You may decide to have a cocktail hour on the deck overlooking the water after your wedding ceremony. You and your guests will enjoy the fine food and service as you take in the scenery, either outside or inside in the Grand Ballroom or the Inn.
Amarante’s Sea Cliff is at 62 Cove Street, New Haven, CT. Their website is Amarantes.Com, where you can see photos and videos which do Amarante’s better justice than the above photo. Amarante’s phone number is 203-467-2531, and you can reach me at 860-543-2334 for wedding help.
If you get married at Amarante’s Sea Cliff, you’ll get your marriage license at the Office of the Director of Vital Statistics, 165 Church Street, New Haven, CT 06510. You can reach the her office at 203-946-7931 or go to her website at WWW.CityOfNewHaven.com/VitalStatistics.
Anthony’s Ocean View New Haven, CT
Yes, those really are live palm trees that you see in the photo above. Anthony’s Ocean View is on the east bank of the Quinnipiac River, and is a wonderfully romantic place for a sunset wedding. Or have your waterfront beach wedding at any time of day with a majestic view of New Haven Harbor.
Of course, your wedding ceremony is just the beginning of your special day at Anthony’s Ocean View. You and your guests will be pampered with fine service and outstanding cuisine, as you enjoy the water views. The gardens are filled with flowers which make an outstanding background for pictures of you and your beloved, and your guests as well.
Anthony’s Ocean View is located at 450 Lighthouse Road, New Haven, CT. Their website is WWW.AnthonysOceanView.Com, and their phone number is 203-469-9010. Please call me at 860-543-2334 to arrange for your wedding officiant.
If you get married at Anthony’s Ocean View, you’ll get your marriage license at the Office of the Director of Vital Statistics, 165 Church Street, New Haven, CT 06510. You can go to her website at WWW.CityOfNewHaven.com/VitalStatistics or reach the her office at 203-946-7931.
Aqua Turf Club Plantsville, CT
The windmill, shown above, is just one of several spots for a romantic wedding at the Aqua Turf Club. (Most people just say “Aqua Turf.”) Other spots include the Waterfall, the Chapel in the Pines, the Wagon Room, or near one of the fountains. Whether you choose an outdoor wedding or an inside ceremony, no matter what season of the year you decide on, the Aqua Turf has a romantic setting just right for you.
The Aqua Turf is situated at 556 Mulberry St. Plantsville, CT 06479, and covers 35 beautiful acres. The Aqua Turf’s phone number is 860-621-9335. The Aqua Turf Club’s website is WWW.AquaTurfClub.Com, where you can see many more photos, videos, menus, and more. Please call me at 860-543-2334 to talk about your wedding at the Aqua Turf Club.
If you get married at the Aqua Turf, you’ll get your marriage license at Southington Town Hall, because Plantsville is a village in the town of Southington. Southington Town Hall is located at 75 Main Street, Southington, CT. The official Southington, CT website is WWW.Southington.Org, and the Town Clerk’s Office phone number is 860-276-6211.
Bee and Thistle Inn Old Lyme, CT
When you leave Interstate 95 in Old Lyme, you’ll quickly forget the brisk pace of the 21st century and feel as though you’ve gone back to a gentler time. But you won’t have left the up-to-date conveniences of this century, nor modern New England cuisine. The only question awaiting you is “Where in this beautiful place should we have our wedding?” Shown above is the spacious lawn that slopes down to the Lieutenant River, which has been the subject of many paintings, especially by the Old Lyme art colony. The Florence Griswold Museum is just a short walk away.
Dining at the Bee and Thistle is simply amazing. Whether you plan to elope or have several guests, please take a look at the menus (and photos!) on the Bee and Thistle website: BeeAndThistleInn.Com. The Bee and Thistle Inn is found at 100 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371. You can call the Bee and Thistle at 860-434-1667, and you can reach me at 860-543-2334 to plan your ceremony.
The Old Lyme Town Hall, where you’ll get your marriage license, is literally just down the street at 52 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371. You can visit the official Old Lyme website at WWW.OldLyme-CT.Gov or call the Old Lyme Town Clerk at 860-434-1605.
Bill Miller’s Castle Branford, CT
Bill Miller’s Castle is unique among Connecticut wedding venues, as the photo above shows. Wedding ceremonies are often held upstairs, in a chapel-like environment. Ceremonies or wedding receptions can also be conducted on the first floor, in a large room with both a fireplace and a dance floor, plus plenty of room for a banquet. You could also have your wedding outside on the patio or in the gazebo.
Bill Miller’s Castle is about two miles from Interstate 95, at 834 East Main Street (Route 1), Branford, CT 06405. You’ll find it very easily!
Please be patient while WWW.BillMillersCastle.Com loads into your browser. If you prefer, you can call Bill Miller’s Castle at 203-488-4583. And it goes nearly unsaid that I’d love to be your wedding officiant there; you can reach me directly at 860-543-2334.
You will get your marriage license at Branford Town Hall, 1019 Main Street, Branford, CT 06405 if you decide to get married at Bill Miller’s Castle. The official Branford website is WWW.Branford-CT.Gov, and the Branford Town Clerk’s Office can be reached at 203-315-0678.
Gwyn Careg Inn Pomfret Center, CT
The Gwyn Careg Inn is lovingly maintained, while not interfering with the beauty of nature. One example of this, shown in the photo above, is the path that you would probably take to enter the Spanish Garden, your outdoor wedding ceremony space. As you would expect, there are many more pictures at the Gwyn Careg Inn website. You’ll have a warm welcome from Dennis and Rosemary Bove, the charming owners. The Gwyn Careg Inn is nestled in a pleasant country setting at 68 Wolf Den Road, Pomfret Center, CT 06259.
Please be sure to see the Photo Gallery at the Gwyn Careg Inn website: GwynCaregInn.Com. You can call 860-928-5018 to reach the Inn, and I hope that you’ll call me at 860-543-2334 to be your wedding officiant.
You will get your marriage license at the Town Clerk’s Office in Pomfret Town Hall, 5 Haven Road, Pomfret Center, CT 06259, and you can call the Town Clerk’s Office at 860-315-5730. The official Pomfret website is WWW.PomfretCT.Gov
House of 1833 Mystic, CT
The House of 1833 is much more than a typical bed and breakfast. Each room (or suite) has modern touches such a flat-screen television and DVD player, while the mansion features two parlors guaranteed to wow you. The food at the House of 1833 is worthy of the finest restaurant, and amazing to find at a New England B&B. You’ll probably find it hard to believe that the three acres of gardens and fountains is within a mile or so of Mystic Aquarium and Interstate 95. Mystic Seaport is nearby, too.
The House of 1833 is in the quiet village of Old Mystic, at 72 North Stonington Road, Mystic, CT 06355. You can see more at HouseOf1833.Com, their website. You can call their local number, 860-536-6325, and they have a toll-free number: 800-FOR-1833. Please call me at 860-543-2334 to help at your wedding.
If you get married at the House of 1833, you’ll get your marriage license at the Stonington Town Clerk’s Office at 152 Elm Street, Stonington, CT 06378. The Town Clerk can be reached at 860-535-5060. The official Stonington, CT website is WWW.Stonington-CT.Gov.
Norwich Inn Norwich, CT
Norwich Inn & Spa is an especially elegant place for your wedding. The Georgian Colonial Manor has several rooms suitable for your indoor wedding ceremony and / or reception. A secluded meadow behind the building is an ideal place for your outdoor wedding because it looks like a well-kept lawn. It has a fountain which will be functioning before and after your wedding as a backdrop for photographs, and turned off during your wedding ceremony so that your guests will hear clearly.
Norwich Inn & Spa’s address is 607 West Thames Street, Norwich, CT 06360. So many weddings are held at the Norwich Inn that they have a website which focuses on weddings: WeddingsAtNorwichInn.Com. You can call an event coordinator at 860-425-3686, and you can reach me at 860-543-2334 to officiate at your wedding.
You will get your marriage license at the Norwich City / Town Clerk’s Office if you get married at Norwich Inn & Spa. Norwich Town Hall is located at 100 Broadway, Norwich, CT 06360; the Clerk’s Office is on the second floor, in Room 215. The official Norwich website is WWW.NorwichCT.Org, and you can talk to the Clerk’s Office at 860-823-3732.
Roseland Cottage Woodstock, CT
A National Historic Landmark, Roseland Cottage is a Gothic Revival home built in 1846. Sometimes called “The Pink House”, Roseland Cottage sits with its own gardens on 60+ acres of wooded land known as historic Roseland Park. Volunteers maintain the magnificent gardens by the Cottage. Roseland Park contains Roseland Lake, which is easily accessible and open to the public; swimming is not permitted. The Park can be reserved for weddings, and otherwise closes at sunset. The Park phone number is 860-963-9557.
Roseland Cottage is on Woodstock Hill, across from the Town Green, at 556 Route 169, Woodstock, CT 06281. As you would expect, it is very easy to spot. Roseland Cottage’s website, WWW.HistoricNewEngland.Org/property/roseland-cottage, has some good pictures of the Cottage and grounds, and lists public events.
If you get married at Roseland Cottage, you will get your marriage license at Woodstock Town Hall, 415 Route 169, Woodstock, CT 06281. Please visit the official Woodstock website at WWW.WoodstockCT.Gov/ to see the hours the Town Hall is open, and you can call 860-928-6595 to reach the Town Clerk’s Office.
St. Clements Castle Portland, CT
St. Clements Castle is one of the most picturesque places in Connecticut to get married. Whether you get married outside on the spacious lawn overlooking a mile of the Connecticut River, or inside the Castle itself, you and your guests will receive the finest service. With St. Clements Castle and Marina filling over 90 well-maintained acres, you can choose the sunken garden, the lawn with the spectacular view of the Connecticut River, the magnificent Castle interior, or the Marina beside the river. If you are going to have an inside wedding with a limited number of guests, having your wedding ceremony in the Library is highly recommended for maximum romance.
St. Clements Castle and Marina is found at 1931 Portland-Cobalt Road, Portland, CT 06480; Portland-Cobalt Road is also known as Route 66. When you visit the St. Clements Castle website (WWW.SaintClementsCastle.Com) you will see professional photographs of both the Castle (interior and exterior) and the grounds. You can reach an Event Coordinator at 860-342-0593. Of course, I would love to be your wedding officiant! Please call me at 860-543-2334.
The Portland Town Hall, where you will get your marriage license, is located at 33 East Main Street, Portland, CT 06480, and you may reach the Town Clerk’s Office at 860-342-6743. The official Town of Portland, CT website is WWW.PortlandCT.Org.
Villa Louisa Bolton, CT
Villa Louisa (known officially as “A Villa Louisa”) is a lovely place for an outdoor wedding because of the beautiful grounds with a gazebo (with plenty of room on the lawn for seating your guests), a bridge (perfect symbolism for your journey into marriage), acres of lawn, and several areas with beautiful flowers very suitable as backdrops for your wedding photographs.
The Grand Ballroom, usually used for receptions, is a very pretty place for your inside wedding, with its tasteful decoration and large fireplace, delightful as the background for your sweetheart table. You’ll find the food and the service ideal, too. At a wedding I officiated at Villa Louisa recently, the foyer was the setting for spectacular Venetian Tables, delights for both the eye and the palette.
Be sure to watch the video at aVillaLouisa.Com, as well as check out the still photos. A Villa Louisa is at 60 Villa Louisa Road, Bolton, CT 06043. Their phone number is 860-646-3161, and you can call me to be your wedding officiant at 860-543-2334.
If you get married at Villa Louisa, you’ll get your marriage license at Bolton Town Hall, 222 Bolton Center Road, Bolton, CT 06043. The Town Clerk’s Office phone number is 860-649-8066. The official Bolton Town website is WWW.Bolton.GovOffice.Com.
Call 860-543-2334 for free help or advice.
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