The Wedding Reimagined

Updated: May 13, 2020

Top 5 Places In Connecticut to Elope

" At first it was just devastating. Then once the dust started to settle a bit I saw hope. Because you know what, LOVE IS NOT CANCELLED because life is not cancelled. Isn't it true that love is the greatest gift of all?!!"

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When circumstances arise that are out of our hands, we have two choices to make. We can pause or we can pivot. There's really no wrong choice here.We have found ourselves in uncharted territory, smack in the middle of pandemic that seems like no one saw it coming.


While we struggle to find the silver lining, its important that we keep in mind that all of these feelings of anger, sadness, disappointment we're experiencing are very real and valid.


I'm naturally inclined to be pessimistic which I think (i hope) makes me feel better prepared when unexpected situations arrive. That same personality trait is responsible for quite a bit of advanced troubleshooting and out of the box ideas. So naturally, my solution-focused self, was at a loss of words (i know! can you believe it?) when trying to console these sweet brides with all of their "best laid plans" crumbling before them. At first it was just devastating. Then once the dust started to settle a bit, I saw hope.Because you know what, LOVE IS NOT CANCELLED because life is not cancelled. Is it not true that love is the greatest gift of all?!!


I saw couples pause and I saw couples PIVOT. I saw partners so invested in what was supposed to be the beginning of their forever, that they weren't about to let a pandemic get in their way. They married quietly and privately with their most dearest and resigned to the fact that the big celebration would have to be put on hold. And it was OK. This may not be for everyone and that's perfectly OK too! Either way, what a story you'll have to tell your grandchildren some day!

So I thought it would be fun to research and create a list of beautiful, unique places to elope, right here in Connecticut. Enjoy!





Riverwind Inn

Deep River,CT

https://www.riverwindinn.com/ct-elopement-packages

An award-winning bed and breakfast in the heart of the Connecticut River Valley,

this place is seriously darling! Their "SIGNATURE PACKAGE" package includes 2 night accommodations in the "Champagne & Roses Room", champagne to celebrate, a fresh flower bouquet and locally crafted chocolates. They offer 2 options for the ceremony to take place and provide a Justice of the Peace as well as music. A dining credit to one of the areas fine dining restaurant, a cake for to and BREAKFAST IN BED (yessss!) each morning



The Haley Mansion, Inn at Mystic

Mystic, CT

https://innatmystic.com/elopements/

Let me tell you,the water views here are just incredible!

I just adore Mystic. It really is your quintessential New England seaside town.The property boasts 14 acres including a number of beautifully maintained gardens. They offer a basic package starting at $350 with a number of personalized add-ons that you may choose from. There's a lot of flexibility afforded you with this choice of venue so you can really make it as simple or extravagant as you'd like!

Packages start at $350



The Spa at Norwich Inn

Norwich,CT

https://www.thespaatnorwichinn.com/connecticut-wedding-venue/small-weddings-elopements/

It's a spa, need I say more?! Voted "Best Destination Spa in New England" for several consecutive years, and highly rated for both large weddings and intimate ceremonies. This venue is pretty much a no-brainer. They offer two different elopement packages starting at $1130. A great value considering it includes your choice of ceremony setting, and all of the following: suite accommodations for one night, a gourmet three-course dinner for two, a romantic scattering of rose petals, one dozen jumbo strawberries dipped in chocolate and a bottle of bubbly, breakfast for two, a couple's Swedish Massage along with white velour robes, embroidered with “Bride” & “Groom” and a special spa gift(let me know what it is when you find out!)



The Cornwall Inn

Cornwall,CT

https://www.cornwallinn.com/private-parties/special-occasions/wedding-packages/

Family owned and operated, this place is truly a gem! I can't stop thinking about how picturesque it would be to take photos at the Cornwall Bridge or Kent Falls! Elopement packages range from $595 to $795 depending on your chosen date. They include a two night stay at the Cornwall Inn & Restaurant, champagne or wine, ceremony personalized and officiated at one of the following sites: Cornwall Inn, Kent Falls, Covered Bridge, early check-in to get ready and breakfast! Seriously, this is a steal!



Winvian Farm

Morris, CT

https://www.winvian.com/packages/elope-at-winvian-farm/

Located in the rolling hills of Litchfield County, no need to be a country girl to fall in love with this venue because it is straight-up luxurious.

From farm-to-table dining to an on-site spa, they've got you covered. If you're not familiar with this corner of the state, it is brimming with small local vineyards with some of the BEST green space Connecticut has to offer. Mid-week packages starting at $2863 include an exquisite array of offerings and options, too numerous to list. Check it out for yourself and you'll find that everything about this place is top-notch!



Riverwind Inn

Deep River, CT

https://www.riverwindinn.com/ct-elopement-packages


The Haley Mansion, Inn at Mystic

Mystic, CT

https://innatmystic.com/elopements/


The Spa at Norwich Inn

Norwich, CT

https://www.thespaatnorwichinn.com/connecticut-wedding-venue/small-weddings-elopements/


The Cornwall Inn

Cornwall, CT

https://www.cornwallinn.com/private-parties/special-occasions/wedding-packages/


Winvian Farm

Morris, CT

https://www.winvian.com/packages/elope-at-winvian-farm/


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