Weddings

Greenwich Historical Society

Cos Cob, CT View map

About

Greenwich Historical Society is a museum and wedding venue located in Cos Cob, Connecticut. Couples choosing this site for their big day are guaranteed a one-of-a-kind setting that they and their loved ones will remember for years to come.

Facilities and Capacity

This venue has a number of event spaces for your various wedding events. The Great Lawn offers an expansive site for larger groups, where a tent can be accommodated to provide shelter from unpredictable weather. This lush garden setting surrounds Bush-Holley House, a National Historic Landmark. The tranquil environment allows for plenty of opportunities for memorable wedding photos as you say “I do,” dine, and dance the night away. Couples can also opt for the Vanderbilt Education Center, a restored barn from the mid-19th century. Here, you’ll find an ambience full of rustic charm in addition to numerous furnishings, an audio/video system, and a kitchen that’s fully equipped. For smaller gatherings, you can choose the welcoming Museum and Courtyard. This intimate space provides picturesque views of the courtyard and Tavern Garden.

Services Offered

Greenwich Historical Society is equipped to host a variety of wedding-related celebrations, such as engagement parties, bridal showers, elopements, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. The venue’s dedicated events team strives to provide every couple with an unforgettable experience that is as free of stress as possible.

Cuisine

When booking your special day here, you will have access to a wide range of bar services. Couple may choose between and open or a limited bar for their event while also enjoying the following:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne toast
  • House beer
  • House liquor
  • House wine
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty beer
  • Specialty wine

History

The Greenwich Historical Society was begun in 1931 as a means to gather and maintain the rich history of Greenwich, Connecticut. Originally housed in the Old Greenwich library, it soon outgrew its space. The Society purchased Bush-Holley House in 1957, and in 1958, they opened their doors to the public as a museum. They built the William E. Finch Jr. Archives and later hired an archivist and their first director in 1987. After several other purchases and restorations, the Visitor Center was opened in 1997, and the Society was accredited by the American Association of Museums in 2005.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

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

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Clean Up
Parking

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

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

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

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Barn
Historic Building
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

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

Map

47 Strickland Road Cos Cob, CT, 06807
203-869-6899
Location of (Greenwich Historical Society)

Greenwich Historical Society frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Greenwich Historical Society?

Greenwich Historical Society includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Clean Up
  • Parking

At Greenwich Historical Society, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Greenwich Historical Society includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At Greenwich Historical Society, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Greenwich Historical Society includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Greenwich Historical Society in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Greenwich Historical Society for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Historic Building
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Greenwich Historical Society for wedding events?

Greenwich Historical Society offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Greenwich Historical Society offer?

Greenwich Historical Society offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

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