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While Connecticut has no direct access to the ocean, many couples plan waterfront weddings in Connecticut every year.  There are many different wedding venues available in Connecticut including rose gardens, sandy beaches, wineries, banquet halls and restaurants.  

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With at least 10 large cities, Connecticut has many metropolitan areas where you can go to shop for all the essentials on your wedding checklist. Whether you are wanting to browse through different styles of wedding gowns or shop for your wedding centerpieces, you will be able to find a vendor that will suite your style and taste.  

If you will be planning a beach type wedding in Connecticut, Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut is a great place to consider.  While you are not actually at the beach, you can have that beach feel with the sea life watching you and your guests while you are watching them.  

Another unique location for a beach wedding is Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, Connecticut.  You can actually say your vows on the sandy beach with a lighthouse close by and then host your reception in the carousel building and treat your guests to a ride on the actual working carousel.  

Now if you are planning an intimate wedding and would like to do something outside the box for the area, you can host a winery wedding at Maugle Sierra Vineyards & Winery in Ledyard, Connecticut.  

There are also numerous community and state parks that would make beautiful backdrops for your wedding ceremony and reception.  One of the many available is Bluff Point State Park located in Groton, Connecticut.  The park offers the unique option to get married by the water on horseback.  If you are your partner are nature lovers, this may be just the spot to host your wedding.  You and your guests can spend some of your free time hiking, picnicking or just relaxing and enjoying nature.  

It is safe to assume that no matter what type of wedding you are planning, you can find the perfect spot in Connecticut.

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