The Inn at Middletown Hotel offers the distinct, authentic New England charm that is perfect for dreamy and rustic weddings. Their newly remodeled inn and event spaces will give you a cohesive blend of old-world colonial style meshed with contemporary elements. Upon walking into the venue, you will be welcomed by a gorgeous lobby with a dramatic spiral staircase as its focal point. Its elegant and romantic vibe extends to each ballroom which are tastefully furnished with exquisite chandeliers, carpeted floors, and a modern fireplace. To make the ambiance even more fairy-tale-like, the ballrooms feature views of the historic Main Street through its large glass windows.
This unique wedding venue in Connecticut offers the following:
- Three indoor reception venues to choose from which can accommodate either 40 or 120 guests
- Ballrooms come with classy chandeliers, carpeted floors, a fireplace, and a dance floor
- Weitzman and Wesleyan ballrooms with stunning views of the historic Main Street
- Use of the foyer for intimate wedding ceremonies
- Dramatic lobby furnished with curated pre-colonial pieces and a grand, two-storey spiral staircase
- Iconic entryway which is perfect for pictures
- Charming guest rooms where you and your guests can check-in for added convenience
- Comfortable and cozy yet elegant and romantic ambiance in the entire hotel
Brief History Of The Inn at Middletown Hotel
This charming wedding venue in Connecticut was built in 1810 as the personal residence of the former president of Middletown National Bank. However, in 1919, the property was acquired by the State of Connecticut. It then served as an armory of the Connecticut National Guard until the structure faltered. Things started to turn around in 1996 when Mr. and Mrs. Weitzman purchased the property with a vision of transforming it into a cultural center that featured art and music. Unfortunately, they met a tragic car accident which took both their lives. In the late 1990s, Middletown’s leaders acquired the property to develop it into a conference venue or inn and became successful in that venture, much so that the hotel we know of today opened its doors in November 2003.
Accommodations for Ceremonies
The Inn At Middletown offers three different reception rooms which are the Patriot, Weitzman, and Wesleyan ballrooms. The room with the smallest floor area is the Patriot which is 588 square feet and can host up to 40 guests. It is located on the third floor of the inn and may also be used for cocktails. Meanwhile, on the second floor are both the Weitzman and Wesleyan ballrooms. Each one can accommodate up to 120 guests in their 1,276 square feet area. The two ballrooms have a pre-function area by the curved staircase.
Wedding rites, on the other hand, are held at the foyer which can host up to 30 guests seated. Should you need space for more guests, you may also rent out either the Weitzman or Wesleyan ballrooms for your ceremony. The fireplace in each of these indoor venues is commonly used as the backdrop for marriage rites.
Pricing, Packages, and Potential Fees
This charming and romantic wedding venue in Connecticut offers varying rates depending on the day of your target date. According to their website, site fees on Fridays and Saturdays is $2,000++ for the entire second floor, while on Sundays, it’s priced at $1,800++ for the same floor area. If you’re having a smaller gathering, you may opt to rent only half of the second floor for $800++ on Fridays and Saturdays, and $600++ on Sundays. These packages include the use of the foyer for your ceremony, five hours of venue use, four hours open bar, set-up of tables and chairs, floor length champagne linens, napkins color-coordinated with your theme, centerpieces and votive candles, champagne toast, a wedding cake, four pass around hord’oeuvre, and three entrees.
In terms of catering, there are three options you can choose from– the boutique wedding package worth $99 per person, the New England charm package priced at $115 per person, and the so “inn” love wedding package that costs $135 per person with a complimentary suite for the newly-wedded couple. Additional charges apply for the rental and set-up of the dance floor which costs $500. Likewise, if you’d like to add more food and beverage options or gourmet stations, it will entail extra charges depending on the menu you choose.
To learn more about the features, specific packages, and catering menu of The Inn at Middletown, check out their website.