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The 11 Most Amazing Bristol Wedding Venues

Bristol is a charming suburban city located in Hartford County. Nicknamed “Mum City” for being the former leader in chrysanthemum production, Bristol is a relaxed city that is overflowing with history and intrigue. From being the home of ESPN to the home of America’s oldest continuously operating theme park, there is no shortage of fun and interesting things to be seen in Bristol. There are also plenty of gorgeous Bristol wedding venues to choose from!

outdoor wedding venue with string lightsWhether you are from the city or looking to travel to this locale, it is truly an amazing place to have your wedding. Not only is it home to many wonderful historic attractions, it is also home to some phenomenal, one of a kind wedding venues. 

Keep reading to find out more about the eleven best wedding venues in Bristol, Connecticut!


Bristol, CT Wedding Venues

  1. Farmington Gardens
  2. Krystal Gardens Wedding
  3. La Bella Vista
  4. Larimar at Chippanee Country Club
  5. New England Carousel Museum
  6. Palace Theater
  7. Saint Clements Castle and Marina
  8. Tarrywile Park and Mansion
  9. The Barns at Wesleyan Hills
  10. The Hinterland
  11. Tunxis Country Club


Farmington Gardens

999 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06032
Phone: (860) 678-1353
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If you are looking for something spectacular, look no further than Farmington Gardens. Whether you are looking for simple elegance or a grand gala, Farmington Gardens has the resources, staff, and space available to make your wildest dreams a reality.

With over 5,000 square feet of event space, they can accommodate all weddings large and small. Have your ceremony outside beneath their stunning pergola. Then follow that up with a reception in their lovely greenhouse decorated with custom paper lanterns and featuring a full cherry bar.

Best of all, Farmington Gardens is home to some world class chefs that can create a customized menu for your big day.


Krystal Gardens Wedding

1146 Spindle Hill Rd, Wolcott, CT 06716
Phone: (203) 879-4050
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If you are looking for the perfect ceremony and reception location all in one, Krystal Gardens is the banquet hall for you. The convenience of this type of location is unparalleled. 

With two different sized banquet halls, Krystal Gardens can accommodate small, intimate weddings or grand, large weddings. There is also the option to have your ceremony in their scenic garden complete with a gazebo and bridge.

This venue also has an on-site consulting staff that will do everything in their power to make your day as unique as you and your spouse.


La Bella Vista

380 Farmwood Rd, Waterbury, CT 06704
Phone: (203) 527-4006
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Luxury and sophistication come together at La Bella Vista. With equally stunning indoor and outdoor locations, La Bella Vista has something for everyone. Their grand foyer features gorgeous high ceilings and a marble turret, while their private courtyard has a water feature and pergola. Both backdrops guarantee you will get some amazing photos.

Weddings at La Bella Vista are private at this full service reception location. The seasoned staff will work with you to create an experience and a menu that are perfect for you. With packages allowing for a six hour reception, there will be more than enough time to eat, drink, and dance the night away.


Larimar at Chippanee Country Club

6 Marsh Rd, Bristol, CT 06010
Phone: (860) 384-2620
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Located on the grounds of the 150 acre Chippanee Country Club, Larimar is a romantic and unique wedding venue. Inside the venue you will find one of a kind designer mirrors, a seating area around a stone fireplace, white velvet linens, and a neutral color palette that will match perfectly with any theme or decorations. 

This venue is perfect for any couple that is looking to have access to an indoor and an outdoor space. Outfitted with a heated wrap-around porch, stone patio, and a gas fire pit, there is no shortage of space to mingle outside Larimar and overlooking the grounds of the country club.

Host your ceremony and reception at this stunning location in central Connecticut. 


New England Carousel Museum

95 Riverside Ave, Bristol, CT 06010
Phone: (860) 585-5411
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There is no shortage of amusement and joy to be found at the New England Carousel Museum. Located in a historic post and beam factory, the New England Carousel Museum is a one of a kind venue.

Get married amongst priceless treasures and antiques before continuing the festivities in their stunning ballroom. Your fee to rent the space allows you to select any caterers and vendors you see fit. Best of all, it includes rides on the museum’s antique Venetian carousel.

All fees go toward the preservation and restoration of the museum and its artifacts.


Palace Theater

100 E Main St, Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone: (203) 346-2000
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If the 1920s are calling your name, consider getting married in the grand Palace Theater. This restored performing arts venue has three gorgeous lobbies and a grand stage to host your reception. 

With prices starting at $3,000 depending on the season of the wedding, you can choose from the venue’s preferred vendors list or have them create your own personalized wedding package. No matter what you choose, be sure to snap some photos on their marble staircase. If you are lucky, you will see your names in shining marquee lights.


Saint Clements Castle and Marina

1931 Portland-Cobalt Rd, Portland, CT 06480
Phone: (860) 342-0593
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A scenic wedding is well within reach at Saint Clements Castle and Marina on the Connecticut River. Seated on 90 acres of rolling land, this lovely estate is as grand as it is unique. 

Every wedding package includes a dour and a 1/2 hour premium brand open bar, champagne toast, dedicated wedding sales manager, day of banquet manager, personal bridal attendant, private bridal suite, table settings, and so much more!

A wedding at Saint Clements Castle is a one of a kind affair that everyone will remember for years to come.


Tarrywile Park and Mansion

70 Southern Blvd, Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: (203) 744-3130
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Tarrywile Mansion is the Victorian Era mansion you have always dreamed of with all of the luxury and amenities of a modern mansion. Situated in Fairfield County, Tarrywile is conveniently located for access to or from New York City and Westchester County as well as New Haven, Hartford, and other surrounding Connecticut counties. 

Specializing in smaller, more intimate weddings, Tarrywile has no guest minimum and a guest maximum of one hundred fifty. From four indoor rooms and a grand front entryway to a grape arbor and a large veranda, there is no shortage of places to socialize and have the time of your life.

No matter what type of wedding you are looking to have, Tarrywile prides themselves on their ability to create an event that is personalized for you and your spouse. 


The Barns at Wesleyan Hills

616 Long Hill Rd, Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: (860) 347-7171
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Breakaway from the traditional wedding venue at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills. At over 150 years old, this former dairy barn is a rustic retreat that you can customize to suit your needs. You can also opt to have your wedding on their sprawling grounds that feature a sparkling lake and luscious greenery. 

Their outstanding staff will work with you to create a one of a kind day that you will treasure for years to come. The Barns also feature an excellent catering staff as well as award winning seasonal menus that couples will not want to miss.

Come for the amazing setting and gorgeous views and stay for the delicious food and memories that will last a lifetime. If you’ve always wanted to get married in a charming barn, this is the perfect venue.


The Hinterland

308 Arch Rd, Avon, CT 06001
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The Hinterland in Avon is truly a hidden land. With a maximum of eighty two guests, this 2100 square foot traditional barn turned wedding space is the perfect spot for those looking to have a small-scale event. Located on the Miller’s Farm, The Hinterland is a great escape from bustling city life.

Starting at $600 for fifteen guests and five hours of event time, The Hinterland is certainly an affordable location. All rentals include early access for the bride and bridal party to use the Bridal Powder Room, early access to decorate, rights to the property for photography, tables and chairs, and a parking lot and grass area to accommodate guests.


Tunxis Country Club

87 Town Farm Rd, Farmington, CT 06032
Phone: (860) 677-1367
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Situated in central Connecticut, Tunxis Country Club is a dreamy location to have your wedding. With two indoor and outdoor locations for your reception, the country club has the ideal spot for you.

Seated amongst a copse of pine trees, their seasonal pavilion is the ideal outdoor space that can accommodate up to three hundred guests. Their year-round tavern is a quaint indoor spot that can hold up to one hundred guests. Both locations are charming and gorgeous in their own unique ways. 

On the grounds of the country club is Willow Pond, which will act as the ideal backdrop for all of your wedding day photos. The grounds are sure to draw you in before you even get to the reception spaces. The dedicated staff at Tunxis Country Club is ready to help with all of your planning needs from menus to music. All you have to do is reach out. 


Final Thoughts

Bristol is all of the charm of suburbia in a lively city locale. Finding a wedding venue can be difficult since there are so many amazing ones to choose from. Bristol has everything from rustic barns to classic banquet halls. No matter what style of venue you are looking for, you are sure to find your ideal wedding location in Bristol. 

For more information about any of the venues mentioned, check out their websites linked above or get in contact with any one of their skilled and dedicated event coordinators. All of them would love to hear from you.

Did we leave a venue out of this list? Make sure you leave us a comment and we’ll check it out!

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Laura Gooch

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