Nathaniel Clarke presents a trio of historic wedding venues in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. Offering a combination of rustic charm, cozy interiors, vast outdoor spaces, and a cheerful feel, couples seeking a venue that feels like home are in luck here.
Facilities and Capacity
Nathaniel Clarke offers a variety of venues - each one boasting their own individual appeal and atmosphere.
The Cottage is located a stone’s throw from the shoreline, so it is little wonder the interior is embellished with nods to the nearby nautical landscape. Featuring deck chairs, comfy couches, two large bedrooms, and a number of communal areas ideal for gathering the wedding party for late-night drinks, this space has a lot to offer. Outside, picnic tables, benches, and a route towards the dock lend it a refreshing, breezy ambiance. An ideal retreat for the happy couple, it can sleep up to six people.
The Guilford House is equipped with four bedrooms (a king, two queens, and three twin beds), so it can easily sleep over half a dozen guests. This would be suitable for select members of the wedding party to stay the night following the reception. Alternatively, for elopements or very intimate wedding celebrations, it could host ceremonies and receptions. The warmth of the fireplace creates a homely atmosphere, cultivated further still by its red brickwork. Pastel colors and light marine splashes decorate the interior which is laid out with armchairs, sofas and a self-contained kitchen. Not far from the waterfront, there are opportunities galore for photos to be taken on the sandy strand.
The Nathaniel Clarke House is the largest of the three spaces. With five bedrooms, it can accommodate up to 14 guests. A blend of quaint and modern touches inside provide it with a unique feel that is complemented perfectly by the outdoor swing, deck chairs, and graceful wraparound porch.
The standout features of our venues are their individual charm. However, they come equipped with several convenient amenities, too. With WiFi, a gas grill, coffee-maker, and DVD player in each venue, there are enough modern touches to please everyone. What’s more, each venue is pet-friendly - so couples who want to involve their pawed companions can do so without hassle. In terms of catering, cake-cutting, dessert, servers, and more can be made available.
The setting is undoubtedly what makes Nathaniel Clarke such an appealing venue choice. Regardless of which one you opt for, comfort, natural beauty, and ease-of-use are guaranteed. What better way to toast your marriage than in a delightful seaside location with your favorite homemade cocktail in hand?
Recommended by 100% of couples
Vanessa Love · Married on 08/18/2018
With a limited budget, I was looking for something where I could just relax, have fun, and have this wonderful celebration of my relationship. A friend referred me to Yvette and she quickly assuaged my worries about ever finding an affordable place to have a wedding. We loved that we could rent out the entire property and have our friends and family with us the entire day and night of the wedding. Yvette was a great resource for all that we needed for the day. There were a couple of hiccups, as it is with any wedding, but nothing that was in Yvette's control. We enjoyed our time there and that we had a chance to create a completely unique wedding. We decided to have a food truck and a BYOB, which worked out for us.Sent on 04/29/2019
Jacquelyn Petrella · Married on 11/09/2016
Wonderful place to stay!
My friends and I had a wonderful time at the Old Saybrook house. Yvette the host was very accommodating and easy to communicate with. The house itself was very well maintained and perfect layout for us to enjoy each other’s company and not be on top of one another. The outside was just as nice as the inside with plenty of space to sit and hang out. The house is in a great location close to the beach and other great spots. It was very close to the wedding venue and rehearsal dinner we attended. I would definitely stay there again!Sent on 05/06/2019
Nathaniel Clark House Price Rates
3 night stay, which may include space for rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, reception. $5,000 flat rate without any other services. For additional fees, optional add-on services may include catering, cake, flowers, bar, tent, porto-potties, signage, clean-up.