Weddings

Wadsworth Mansion

Middletown, CT View map Visit website
Rating 4.7 out of 5
   76 reviews
$6k - $7k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

About

$6k - $7k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

Wadsworth Mansion is a 19th century Beaux Art-style mansion and wedding venue in Middletown, Connecticut. Situated on 103 acres of wooded parklands and manicured lawns, the Mansion is an enchanting, elegant setting for your bridal shower, engagement party, wedding ceremony and reception. Wadsworth Mansion is the perfect setting for a wedding in any season. The estate features glorious, blooming flowers in the spring and summer, vivid hues of red and orange leaves in the fall, and fireplaces to keep you warm during the winter.

Facilities and Capacity

Located in an exclusive country estate setting, Wadsworth Mansion can comfortably accommodate up to 200 guests for a seated dinner reception. The Beaux Arts styled ballrooms are decorated with romantic chandelier lighting and features a working fireplace. The outdoor patio set against the majestic background of the building's Italianate facade is also available for cocktails and dancing. Couples can organize for a tent to be installed in this area to accommodate further guests if needed. The estate provides multiple locations for outdoor ceremonies, including the patio, lawn, and tennis pavilion. The tennis pavilion is an intimate and secluded area enclosed by a rose trellis. The venue features a bridal suite for pre-wedding preparations, a full catering kitchen, and is air-conditioned. The Mansion is wheelchairs accessible.

Services Offered

The Mansion's experienced event staff will work with you from the moment you book until the day you say 'I do.' They can help you create a personalized celebration with your choice of vendors and your selection of caterer from their preferred vendors list. Their event supervisor will be present on the big day to assist and ensure everything runs smoothly. Wadsworth Mansion books only one event per day to ensure privacy and top-quality service. The venue will be yours for nine hours which includes three hours for setup, five hours for the celebration, and one hour for breakdown. Wedding rentals also include:

  • Tables, chairs, and dance floor
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Use of the bridal suite
  • Free on-site parking

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?

$6,500

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

$4,500

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
Clean Up
Event Planning
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Mansion
Museum

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

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
December

76 Reviews

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Recommended by 95% of couples
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  • Marina
    Marina M. Married on 07/11/2021
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    Get Married Here

    I cannot say enough good things about the Wadsworth Mansion. It was our one and only tour of wedding venues. Fell in love instantly. The people behind the scenes, Catie, Megan etc were perfect. No question went unanswered. They made our big day so seamless with their attention to detail, even after we had to postpone due to COVID. The grounds are beautiful and our guests raved about the drive in. We are so glad we chose the Mansion.
  • Kaitlyn
    Kaitlyn S. Married on 07/10/2021
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    Dream Team!

    Jessica and her team at the Wadsworth Mansion were amazing in every sense of the word! Planning a wedding in July 2021 came with a few planning obstacles and roadblocks due to covid, however we felt like we were in great hands from day one. Jessica was extremely responsive in all communications and made us feel informed and comfortable during the planning process. We were able to have about 80 guests indoors for dinner, and our ceremony and reception outdoors on the large back patio. Jessica was insightful, patient, and extremely knowledgeable when in came to planning our big day. From vendor recommendations to day of execution, we cannot recommend Wadsworth Mansion and Jessica enough! We wish we could relive our big day all over again – thank you!!
  • Maryelizabeth
    Maryelizabeth Z. Married on 06/13/2021
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    Amazing. Amazing. Amazing.

    I found the Wadsworth Mansion in a magazine under venues in New England. We were going to be driving through CT so we figured why not? Being from New York- Born, raised and living in Brooklyn, we didn't know about this place or really anything about CT.

    I left the initial site visit knowing "This is it". Jess was amazing and we decided this was the place for us.
    Pre-Pandemic- The Wadsworth, made up of Jess and a team, were always helpful and accomodating. Jess answered all 10000 of my questions and were super knowledgable and supportive throughout the process. She came through will all great recommendations and was truly happy to see our dream coming to fruition.
    Pandemic- During the stressful time of figuring out "postpone or to not postpone" the Wadsworth was nothing but understanding and compassionate. I mean, yes, you'd expect people to be understanding during a global pandemic, but they were supporting-- it never felt like business- but felt like family. The team at the Wadsworth were on top of all policies and regulations during the year and made sure to keep everyone posted.

    They were super accommodating when we decided to pivot our original plan to a strictly outdoor, covid-safe plan. It is one thing to speak and give out ideas, it is another to feel truly heard-- Wadsworth did that.

    In the end, Jess & the team helped make our wedding dreams come true. Because of all the (unexpected) time we had together, we grew to know the Wadsworth and not only respect and appreciate the wonderful staff, but see them as friends.

    Wadsworth Mansion's reply:

    Awwww! Thanks so much for your amazing review! It was so great getting to know you and working with you throughout all the unknowns - you became family, too! Wishing you both a lifetime of love and happiness!

Awards

  • 76
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2009 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Maria & Andrew
    46 photos · 11/06/2020
  • Brianna & Jennifer
    19 photos · 10/09/2020
  • Aaron & Alexandria
    16 photos · 05/15/2016

Professional Network & Endorsements

8 Endorsements
Millennium Music Millennium Music Wedding Musicians

The Wadsworth Mansion is an exceptional venue. The outdoor wedding ceremony options work particularly well for string ensembles. Both the chapel area in the pines and the patio area at the rear of the mansion provide a "shell" or amphitheater for musicians and the music carries beautifully. Bravo!!

Golden Scroll Soloists Golden Scroll Soloists Wedding Musicians

We play at Wadsworth often, and their team is always organized and easy to work with. One time when there was a rainstorm that started just before an outdoor ceremony, we saw them quickly and seamlessly move an entire ceremony indoors in a matter of minutes. Thank you for always making our job easy, and see you again soon!

Floral Affair Floral Affair Wedding Florists

We LOVE to create our magic at Wadsworth Mansion with their elegant setting inside the mansion and their spectacular surrounding grounds! Mary & Team at Floral Affair

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Map

421 Wadsworth St Middletown, CT, 06457
8603471064
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Wadsworth Mansion frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Wadsworth Mansion?

Wadsworth Mansion includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Wadsworth Mansion in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Wadsworth Mansion for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Wadsworth Mansion for wedding events?

Wadsworth Mansion offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Wadsworth Mansion offer?

Wadsworth Mansion offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Wadsworth Mansion offer for wedding events?

Wadsworth Mansion offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Wadsworth Mansion have available for wedding events?

Wadsworth Mansion offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Wadsworth Mansion and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Wadsworth Mansion is recommended by 94% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.7 in flexibility and 4.7 in value.

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