Make your wedding a truly unique event on the waterfront in Essex Village.

Connecticut River Museum staff look forward to working with you to make your special day all that you hoped it would be! The Museum’s dramatic river views make it a beautiful location for spring, summer, or fall weddings. The Museum has facilities to accommodate small intimate celebrations and grand parties of up to 150 guests. Please contact the Museum’s Event Coordinator for further pricing details.

Our Spaces


River Front Lawn


In addition to the gorgeous panoramic views of the Connecticut River, experience refreshing river breezes and watch colorful sailboats cruise along as you celebrate!


Boathouse Room and North Deck


Located at the back of the Museum building is the Boathouse Room which adjoins the North Deck. These spaces work together and the North Deck stretches out over the river. Beautiful lighting and a large awning are sure to make your cocktail hour, corporate function or even celebration of life very special. The Boathouse Room occupancy limit is 55 and North Deck can manage 100+.

Arrive by Boat

Make your celebration truly memorable by arriving at the Museum docks, or by departing on your own boat. Please contact the Museum’s Event Coordinator for further pricing details.

Start Planning!

    To make an appointment to meet with our
    Event Coordinator please fill out the form below
    or call 860.767.8269





    The Connecticut River Museum offers a list of vendors to help you plan your event. Tent rentals, caterers, photographers and florists are included on the list. If you have a vendor that you would like to work with who is not on the list, please let us know and we are happy to schedule a meeting with them.


    Book Now