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.
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.
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:
- Champagne toast
- House beer
- House liquor
- House wine
- Premium liquor
- Signature drink
- Specialty beer
- Specialty wine
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.
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Greenwich Historical Society frequently asked questions
What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Greenwich Historical Society?
- Clean Up
At Greenwich Historical Society, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?
At Greenwich Historical Society, what does the bar service starting price include?
- 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?
- Historic Building
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Greenwich Historical Society for wedding events?
- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
What kind of wedding events does Greenwich Historical Society offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner