1. MYSTIC, CT
A quaint town of 4,000, Mystic, Connecticut lies within New London County. It is a leading seaport in the area and is known for its quiet, northeastern beauty, the Mystic Aquarium, and Mystic Seaport, the nation’s largest maritime museum. Perhaps most notable about the town is the Julia Roberts movie that made famous a little mom and pop pizza restaurant in downtown Mystic, Mystic Pizza. The crisp sea air, beautiful scenery, and serene vibe of Mystic make this hidden gem the perfect location for a fall wedding. The Mystic Seaport museum offers complete wedding packages with some of the most idyllic settings imaginable. Ceremony locations offered are the Greenmanville Church, The North Lawn, and Life House Point, all overlooking the Mystic River. The trendiest choice of the reception options is The Boat Shed. The Boat Shed is relaxed, yet stylish and offers absolutely spectacular views of the Mystic River and Mystic Seaport. A wedding in Mystic would be charming, intimate, and idyllic.
2. KENNEBUNKPORT, ME
Historically, Kennebunkport, Maine is a shipbuilding and fishing village. It has a quaint downtown that hasn’t lost its charm. It is one of the wealthiest communities in Maine and is known as a fabulous summer escape. Notable residents include the Bush family and Taylor Swift. This small town would be an idyllic location for a wedding. The Clay Hill Farm, a restaurant, wildlife habitat, and bird sanctuary, has won numerous awards as a wedding venue. There are 11 acres of land and private property for the guests to enjoy on the special day. There are cocktail rooms, private docks, rolling hills, and rocky beaches on and surrounding the property to enjoy. As the only restaurant certified as an environmental sanctuary in the country, you are actively helping support and protect the natural beauty of Maine. A wedding here would be natural, simple, and peaceful.