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Branford House Mansion

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About

The Branford House Mansion is a historic mansion and wedding venue on the Avery Point Campus of the University of Connecticut in Groton, Connecticut. Located on the Connecticut shoreline, the venue offers panoramic ocean views, sprawling grounds, and elegant event space, making it the ideal setting for every couple's wedding day. With close proximity to accommodations and attractions, like historic Mystic Seaport, Foxwoods, and Mohegan Sun casinos. The Branford House Mansion is the perfect location for couples and their guests' special day.

Facilities and Capacity
From the outside, amidst a sea of green spaces and clear skies, the main building stands out. The Branford House Mansion is a stunning building that captivates attention from afar. As couples and their wedding party draw nearer, its architectural brick beauty becomes clearer. The Grand Ballroom and East and West Wing rooms can accommodate up to 200 guests. For larger wedding events, a tent on the lawn provides a beautiful outdoor venue with great water views. Events can also be held in the garden venue, adjacent to the bluestone patio with oceanside views.

Services Offered
The Branford House Mansion provides a personal event planner to ensure that the wedding is a stress-free experience for couples. With the assistance of the events coordinator, every couples' nuptials will be planned according to their liking, style, and preference. This venue offers services for wedding ceremonies, receptions, engagement parties, bridal parties, and rehearsal dinners. Guest can select the caterer, music, color scheme, and more to ensure the event is a reflection of their personality and taste. Some other options that couples can avail of at The Branford House Mansion include:

  • Get ready rooms
  • Valet
  • Event rentals
  • Setup and cleanup

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$5,600

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,800

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Parking
Tables

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$25

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Mansion
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What event items are available?

Chairs
Furniture
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December
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    Taylor Married on 10/16/2021
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    Wedding of our dreams at the Branford House!

    The most amazing wedding venue! Bethany & Bailey were fabulous to work with! I am so glad we picked the Branford House for our Fall wedding in CT. The house, the lawn, the water view, the wrap around patio - everything at the Branford House is picturesque. We were able to do our ceremony on the lawn, cocktail hour on the patio, and dinner and dancing inside the Branford House. It flowed perfectly and the venue was the perfect size for our 135 person wedding. The ability to work with any vendor (beverage must be done through Uconn) and 10 hour venue rental timeframe are two of the many factors we loved. This gave us plenty of time for our first look, ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner and dancing all at the Branford House. Would highly recommend this venue!
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    Mandy Married on 04/30/2017
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    Wonderful place! Ask easy to work with!
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    Lauren Married on 01/07/2017
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    This is such a stunning site for a wedding. Katherine was very easy to work with--she was responsive and helpful and very accommodating. The house has everything you could hope for, from a great kitchen for the catering staff to a beautiful room for the bridal party to get dressed in, and the fireplaces are stunning. Plus, you can bring your own vendors/caterer in, which very few other sites in the area allow. This flexibility allowed us to have exactly the wedding we wanted. We had a wonderful winter wedding here and walking down the staircase to get married in front of the main fireplace was like something out of a fairytale. The views out to the ocean are stunning and you really feel as though you have stepped back in time. The woodwork is incredibly intricate too, which makes for exceptional photo opportunities. I could not be happier with the venue!
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

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1084 Shennecossett Road Groton, CT, 06340
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