Elopements, Small Weddings & Recommitments at New England Inns, Part V – Connecticut

waterfront weddings at Inn at Harbor Hill MarinaWe’ve had fun exploring the options for elopements, small weddings and recommitment ceremonies at New England inns in our Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) blog series.  This is the final chapter in the series.  After offering some great options for elopements and small weddings in Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine today we’ll focus on Connecticut and the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina.  Whether it’s a recommitment ceremony or any other kind of small New England wedding, all of the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England offer up ideal locations for that special ceremony and/or the honeymoon afterward.

The Inn at Harbor Hill Marina, recently named “Best Waterfront Lodging” in the Connecticut Yankee Magazine Editors’ Choice Awards, offers the ideal venue for both small Connecticut weddings and elopement and/or honeymoons.  Consider the setting – a beautiful white gazebo, located next to a beautiful marina with the harbor and ocean beyond.  There’s room on the lawn for your guests, or simply make it intimate with you, the officiant and a witness.

wedding couple at Inn at Harbor Hill MarinaBecause elopements have become so popular, especially at this Connecticut seashore inn, the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina has developed an elopement package for couples who want an affordable and “less stressed” wedding.  The package includes:

  • Use of the inn’s grounds for small / elopement style wedding ceremony
  • Welcome fruit, cheese and chocolate platter upon arrival
  • Chilled bottle of champagne
  • Two etched Inn at Harbor Hill Marina champagne glasses for you to have as a keepsake
  • A $50 gift certificate as a gift toward a future return visit

The package is offered year round.  Simply add on $300 to your room costs and your elopement is complete.  Of course, if you want to add additional guests, a cake, flowers, or need help finding an officiant, the innkeepers at the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina are happy to help.  As you might expect, add-ons to the package will impact the price, but your innkeepers have great insight into the local scene and will work with any budget you have.

Once you’ve enjoyed your small wedding in Mystic Country, why not make it easy and add on the honeymoon at Inn at Harbor Hill Marina?  The innkeepers have created fabulous itineraries filled with activities for their guests based on their inside knowledge of the area. You can be as busy or as relaxed as you wish on your Connecticut Shore honeymoon.

Weddings at Inn at Harbor Hill MarinaThe Inn at Harbor Hill Marina offers a Romance Package that doubles as a nice addition to your honeymoon package. Then, a year later, take advantage of their Anniversary Package, the perfect way to relive the love!

DINE has created the ideal guide to elopements, small weddings, recommitment ceremonies and honeymoons throughout New England at DINE properties. Now it’s time to book your stay.

In Connecticut: Inn at Harbor Hill Marina in Niantic

In Maine:  Captain Jefferds Inn in Kennebunkport & Camden Maine Stay Inn in Camden.

In New Hampshire:  Manor on Golden Pond in Holderness & Chesterfield Inn in West Chesterfield.

In Vermont:  Rabbit Hill Inn in Lower Waterford & Grafton Inn in Grafton

In Massachusetts:  Harbor Light Inn in Marblehead, Gateways Inn & Restaurant in Lenox, Deerfield Inn in Historic Deerfield and Captain’s House Inn in Chatham on Cape Cod.