Wadsworth Mansion is a nineteenth-century Beaux Art-style mansion situated in Middletown, Connecticut. It is a 16,000 square-foot classical revival mansion nestled on 103 acres of wooded parklands and manicured lawns.
The Mansion highlights the Wadsworth Estate Historic District. Formal landscape and acres of parklands border the Wadsworth Mansion. The Mansion is a quintessential estate that demonstrates a luxurious life.
The Italianate facade of the building presents magical scenery for the newly-weds. You and your guests will experience a majestic dance under the stars in the Wadsworth Mansion.
Wadsworth Mansion is a perfect wedding location for any wedding themes you can think of. Brides and grooms at the Mansion personalize their weddings, and the venue is impeccable in giving you a wedding like no other.
This incredible wedding venue in Connecticut offers a variety of facilities that caters to every style of wedding, including:
- A quintessential country estate
- An Italianate facade that gives a majestic backdrop
- A grandeur that gives your wedding the ambiance of intimacy, elegance, and exclusivity
- One event at a time
- Centrally located in Connecticut and only two hours from New York and Boston
- 103 acres of manicured grounds and parklands
- Fully accessible to people with disabilities
- Several interesting nature trails
Brief History Of Wadsworth Mansion
Colonel Clarence S. Wadsworth built the estate in 1900, three years after his marriage to Katharine Fearing Hubbard. They had spent their summer and spring in the Wadsworth estate and maintained it until 1947.
A portion of the land was willed to the State of Connecticut for use as a public park after Colonel Clarence’s death in 1941.
The property was then sold to The Religious of Our Lady of the Cenacle in 1947. The Religious of Our Lady of the Cenacle used the land for 40 years. The property was subdivided, and the house was broadened during this time. It also had a lot of owners since then.
The City of Middletown acquired the land in 1994. Since then, the mansion and the grounds became available for the public to tour and lease for events and weddings.
The Reception in the Wadsworth Mansion
The Wadsworth Mansion caters to one event at a time with a maximum seating capacity of 200 guests. The standard rental period at the Wadsworth Mansion is nine hours.
The Mansion provides the bride’s dressing room, full catering kitchen, working fire-places, Mansion supervisor, discounted rates for midweek and off-season wedding events, free on-site parking, and full access for every type of guest.
The areas offered for rental include the first floor of the mansion except for the office and the Museum Room, the balcony, and the bride’s room on the second floor. Selected areas of the grounds including Exedra, the Tennis pavilion, and the Vista are also available for lease.
Wadsworth Mansion offers a magnificent selection of wedding locations such as the grounds, the Vista, and the tennis pavilion. The tennis pavilion gives you a nostalgic atmosphere as the vines of roses surround you during your ceremony. Guests will also revel in the sprawling views of the Vista while sipping their cocktails.
Wadsworth Mansion offers three wedding packages such as Ceremony Only, Micro Wedding, and Full Wedding. The Ceremony Only package allows you to have an intimate ceremony for a small gathering and grants you three hours of access to the Mansion grounds for ceremony and photos. The Micro Wedding package can host up to 35 guests, perfect for your private wedding or elopement celebration. The Full Wedding package is ideal for a couple who is ready to host their dream wedding with a streamlined experience from the Wadsworth Mansion.
Pricing, Packages, and Potential Fees
The cost for Saturdays, Holidays, and Eve of Holidays from April 1 through November 30 is $6,500, while the fee for Fridays and Sundays of non-holiday weekends is $6,000.
Late Booking Reservations costs $4,500. Reservations for this category are accepted no more than four months in advance. You also have to contact the staff at Wadsworth Mansion for the partial rental category.
The cost of rental for New Year’s eve is $10000. The event on this day has a curfew at 2 am.
The Winter Rate at the Wadsworth Mansion takes place from December 1 to March 31. Weddings under the winter rate happen on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. It includes the full use of the Mansion for $4500.
Full usage of the Wadsworth Mansion or weddings for Monday through Thursday events is $4000. The rental fee for One Ballroom, Bar, Loggia, and Kitchen for Monday through Thursday events is $2500.
Wadsworth Mansion requires a refundable deposit of $500, $750 for an outside caterer, and $50 per hour for excessive cleaning services performed by Professional Service.