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Graduate New Haven – New Haven, CT

Have you thought about getting married just a few blocks away from your alma mater? There’s a fast-growing hotel chain that offers carefully designed and hand-crafted hotel campuses found in some of the best university towns across the United States. Imagine a gorgeous cheerleader who meets a science lab rat — and they fall deeply, madly in love. These hotel campuses make you feel like a local even if it’s your first time setting foot in town. If you’re looking for an ideal Connecticut wedding venue, you have come to the right place!


What do you think about having one of the most important days of your life at a campus hotel that reminds you of a classic New England Tavern? Would you like to have a taste of history and elegance as you and your significant other exchange vows? If so, let me tell you about the Graduate New Haven wedding venue. It sits right at the heart of downtown New Haven, CT, and gives you the commodity and aesthetic of a five-star resort, with all of the amenities you will ever need for your wedding, including:


    • Get married in a historical landmark in New Haven, CT
    • Celebrate your big day at a famed hotel that was originally constructed in 1894
    • Enjoy a memorable dining experience at the Old Heidelberg with up to 100 of your family and friends
    • Create timeless memories and take artistic snapshots with imaginative woodwork, a charming full-length bar, and stained-glass fixtures
    • Allow your furry friends to witness your wedding for only $25 per pet each night
    • Explore the great city of New Haven on two wheels — rent bikes at the Front Desk and pedal away
    • Prepare your body for your wedding — enjoy complimentary access to Yale’s Payne Whitney Gym
    • Accommodating up to 55 seated guests for wedding ceremonies and up to 75 seated guests for receptions


If you are still searching for your perfect venue be sure to bookmark our List of Wedding Venues in CT!

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Graduate New Haven


1151 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06511, United States

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+1 475-207-7070

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Brief History Of Graduate New Haven

Graduate New Haven wedding venue was originally the Hotel Duncan, which was a 92-room single-room-occupancy hotel founded in 1894. The property was sold by the former owner, Stirling Shapiro in 2017 and was rebranded as a college-themed 72-room boutique establishment. It aims to preserve some of the structure’s historic original designs and features. Today, it is a favorite wedding destination among couples who are looking to add college vibes to their nuptials.

Noteworthy Features

This historic Connecticut wedding venue has a lot to offer. But if I were to pick one or two, the first one has to be the location itself. You are steps away from Yale University, the city’s best art galleries, shops, restaurants, and don’t forget one of the largest indoor athletic facilities in the United States, Yale’s Payne Whitney Gym.


Second, the well-preserved woodwork, stained-glass fixtures, and the original designs and features dating back to 1894 are too significant to ignore. Who wouldn’t want to have these elements as the backdrop for their wedding?

Accommodations for Ceremonies

Graduate New Haven wedding venue gives you classic New England tavern feels! This amazing estate can accommodate up to 55 seated guests for wedding ceremonies and up to 75 seated guests for receptions. For cocktails, the hotel has a capacity of up to 75 standing guests.

Pricing, Packages, and Potential Fees

Whether it’s an elopement or a ceremony and cocktail, you can host your event at the Graduate New Haven wedding venue. The “I Do, with Only You” elopement is priced at $1,500 for the ceremony and accommodation. The “Short & Sweet” is a 3-hour package that comes at $3,500. You can invite up to 15 guests with this deal. “Tie the Knot” is a package based on a 4-hour reception where you can have up to 75-100 guests for the celebration, toast, and photos. For more information, check out this page:

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