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Waveny House – New Canaan, CT


Waveny House is a large Tudor Mansion elegantly overseeing three hundred acres of the Connecticut countryside. It is a prominent venue for weddings, receptions, social events, and cultural activities.


The first floor of the Waveny House has a grand hall, library, sitting room, dining room, breakfast room, billiard room, patio, and commercial kitchen. Its beautiful gardens and patio complement the Waveny House’s antique wood-paneled walls and ceilings, Tudor Style glass windows, marble fireplaces, muraled walls, and wide-plank wooden floors. You will find a stunning Walled Garden at the Waveny House as you travel along the flagstone walkways through the lawn and the fish pond. The Walled Garden is an exceptional venue hosting small wedding ceremonies and receptions. 

Waveny House is a gem for couples looking for a mansion-style wedding with a touch of a bygone era in Connecticut. It gives a vibe of Wayne Manor from Batman Begins. Waveny House is also a place to go for couples who don’t want to be restricted to wedding vendors. Couples can hire their desired vendors for caterers as long as they follow the rental policy at the WavenyHouse. 


This incredible wedding venue in Connecticut comes with the following features:


  • It offers a classic and chic wedding venue
  • A gem for a mansion-themed wedding location in Connecticut
  • It offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and antiquated charm.
  • Well-manicured lawns in a 250-acre park with glorious trees, and magnificent greenery
  • An impeccable place for a Classic “New England,” old fashioned, simple, traditional styled wedding reception
  • A venue where you can choose your vendors freely
  • A taste of Bruce Wayne’s Mansion in Connecticut

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Waveny House


677 South Ave New Canaan, CT 06840

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Backyard, Estate, Garden, Historic Venue, Library, Park

Brief History Of Waveny House

Waveny House was built in 1912 in Connecticut for the Lewis Lapham family. W. B. Tubbs of Greenwich designed the manor, while Frederick Law Olmsted laid out the grounds of the mansion. The Waveny House was named after Waveny River in England where Lapham’s ancestors once lived.


The Town of New Canaan bought the Waveny House in August 1967 from Mrs. Ruth Lapham Lloyd. The Mansion and the Park serve as a recreation venue for the residents of the town. It is open for everyone to lease for different occasions through the New Canaan Recreation Department. Anyone who would wish to rent the venue shall go to the second floor of the building and look for the New Canaan Recreation Department. 

The Reception

Waveny House can accommodate up to 160 guests. Ceremonies and receptions may take place in the Walled Gardens and Grounds. The Walled Garden is adjacent to the mansion, and it is an impeccable backdrop for your wedding and photographs. This location lets you and your guest marvel through the walkways passing through the ponds, lawns, and flagstone. The Grounds offer you majestic scenery complementing the old-fashioned style and interior of the Tudor Mansion. 


There are two suites available for the bride or the groom for their bridal parties. Couples can rent the venue for ten hours, but they have to keep the curfews as follows:


  • The bars must be closed at 11:30 pm.
  • The inside music must stop at 11:30 pm on a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday event.
  • The outside music must stop at 11:30 pm on a Friday and Saturday event and 10 pm on a Sunday event. 


Waveny House does not also allow tent set-ups and smoking anywhere in the venue. Parking is not also permitted in front of the Waveny House as the entrance must remain open until your police officer comes. 


You can freely hire your desired caterer to serve you on your big day as long as they have proof of insurance. A Liquor Liability Insurance is a must for any events that allow alcohol consumption. Your caterer must also have a copy of the Caterer’s Qualified Food Operator Certificate or a Caterer’s license as a requisite at the Waveny House. 

Costs at the Waveny House

The facility can be rented on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The residents of New Canaan can enjoy a much lower fee than the non-residents of the area. The rental fees are as follows: 



  • December to March Rental Fees are $1700 for Fridays, $2200 for Saturdays, and $1700 for Sundays. 
  • April to November Rental Fees are $2700 for Fridays, $3400 for Saturdays, and $2700 for Sundays.



  • December to March Rental Fees are $2200 for Fridays, $2700 for Saturdays, and $2200 for Sundays.
  • April to November Rental Fees are $3200 for Fridays, $3900 for Saturdays, and $3200 for Sundays.


The rental fees mentioned are for the use of Waveny House, the Patio, and the lawn immediately surrounding the house. The Walled Garden is not included in the costs mentioned above, but it can be used on your wedding day with an additional user agreement. 


The Waveny House also requires a non-refundable deposit of $850 payable upon signing the contract and a clean-up bond of $750 in check only. There is also an additional furniture rental bond of $250 payable in check. It is also a requisite at the Waveny House to have a New Canaan Police Officer on duty during the event.


The cancellation policy takes effect as you change your mind. You will be responsible for 50% of fees as you cancel 60 to 90 before your wedding date, and your entire rental fee will be forfeited as you cancel 0 to 60 days before your date. 


Check out their rates and policies here for more information. They highly advise contacting the New Canaan Recreation Department for booking information and available dates.


Are you ready to be amazed by the manor on your special day? 

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