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The Pavilion on Crystal Lake is a lakefront wedding venue located in Middletown, Connecticut. This beautiful, rustic barn offers a warm and charming space with picturesque views over Crystal Lake. An intimate setting, it features wooden paneling and romantic bistro lighting, creating an intimate setting for you to exchange your vows. The venue offers several spaces for your wedding ceremony and reception and provides delectable farm-to-table dining cuisine and signature cocktails.

Facilities and Capacity

The Pavilion on Crystal Lake's beautiful indoor and outdoor areas can accommodate up to 210 guests. The romantic outdoor gazebo is well-suited for a wedding ceremony, complete with unforgettable views over the lake. while the pavilion is perfect for a reception and dancing the night away. There is also a wedding suite for couples to use, giving them some peace and privacy on such a busy day.

Services Offered

The Pavilion on Crystal Lake offers couples a range of amenities to enhance their wedding day, including support with event planning. The on-site coordinator will work closely with you to ensure your wedding day goes smoothly, just as you pictured it. The site hosts just one wedding per day, so every couple can have privacy on their milestone. Tables and Chiavari chairs are supplied by the venue, alongside linens and tableware. The venue is fitted with lighting and sound equipment that couples are welcome to use in whatever way their day requires. A dance floor completes the scene for a fun night that guests will remember for years to come.


The team at this lakeside venue prides itself on their delicious, farm-to-table inspired dining. Couples can choose between a seated banquet, a buffet, hors d'oeuvres, or a cocktail reception. Dishes are chosen based on the season, ensuring freshness and vibrancy. For couples planning a spring wedding, options like penne primavera and vegetable and quinoa-stuffed peppers are available. Bar service is also available, with beverages including top-shelf liquors, local draft beers, and seasonally hand-crafted cocktails. The wedding party is even treated to private cocktail and hors d'oeuvre service when taking photos. The culinary team is happy to provide special options for those with dietary needs.

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Dance Floor

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Jon G. Married on 08/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Perfect Day at the Pavilion

Words aren't enough to describe The Pavilion & CT Wedding Group! Our day was absolutely perfect in HUGE part thanks to them.

We viewed a bunch of other venues where we really felt like just a number & a dollar sign. CT Wedding Group made us feel special and they actually listened to what we wanted out of our day. We live in the UK so were planning from abroad and immediately felt like we could trust the team at The Pavilion to make our dream wedding come true. And boy were we right!!

The planning process was extremely smooth and clearly catered to each couple. They said they would be there as little or as often as we needed them and that's exactly how it was, we felt supported every step of the way. Some months we didn't need much help and other month's I was e-mailing them everyday and always got a response within a few hours! They made all of our wishes come true, even the ones we weren't sure were possible to make happen, they made it all happen and then some!

The venue itself is absolutely beautiful, situated right on Crystal Lake. The nice thing is that there isn't anything else immediately next door, so you feel like you have your own little oasis. The ceremony space is so incredible, I am SO glad that it's the backdrop for our wedding photos that will hang in our house forever. The pavilion with the greenery behind is just gorgeous. Every single one of our guests commented on how beautiful the space was. Inside the venue, it's an old remodelled barn with a light wood. We were looking for a rustic but not TOO rustic feel and it was perfect for us. The windows on the left side look into the lake and the lighting around the room really complimented the wood.

The FOOD. I have been to so many weddings with average to below average food. That is not the case here. The food here is to die for. Every single bit of it. I want all of my friends to get married there in the future so I can have all of the food again. Our guests also all commented on the food and how great it was!

The day ran so smoothly and it's just a clear indication of how great their team is. Everything flowed organically, even the parts we weren't sure would (we're an international couple so were doing some fun mixed tradition things). I honestly just wish we could get married there again because the day was perfect!
Melissa W. Married on 08/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best night ever

We did our wedding with the Connecticut Wedding Group at Pavilion on Crystal Lake. They were absolutely incredible from start to finish. We appreciated constant updates, communication and quick responses. No question was silly. They were so helpful throughout the whole planning process. The night of the wedding everything ran so smoothly. Many of our guests said the flow was amazing. Everyone was raving about the food especially the chicken dish. There was so much food for cocktail hour, main meal and dessert. The donuts were AMAZING!! Our wedding coordinator Lexi was absolutely incredible and I want her to be my friend. She was so attentive and listened to our vision of the night. Anything we needed she was there. We could not thank Lexi and the team enough. It was amazing night.
Deanna Married on 07/29/2023
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Pavilion on Crystal Lake Wedding

If you are considering getting married at the Pavilion on Crystal Lake, run don't walk and sign the contract ASAP. Our guests raved about the venue and the food and said it was some of the best wedding food they have ever had. Our day of coordinator Shelby was amazing, along with every other single person that helped us prepare for our big day. I emailed them so many times and they responded so quickly to any and all questions I had. It was the best day I could've ever have imagined and the Pavilion and their staff are huge reasons why! Definitely get ready in the Lake Cottage, it is right on the property and it is such a cute and awesome place to get ready with your bridesmaids! Our wedding was a dream and the Pavilion on Crystal Lake (or any of the venues with CT Wedding Group) are honestly such great choices when picking a venue, you will not be disappointed.
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