Weddings at Mayflower Inn and Spa
Your love story just got better
Our specialists are romantics at heart who delight in collaborating with each couple to create a wedding that reflects their vision and the details that matter most. Along with this highly personalized approach, our exquisite country retreat entices with 58 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and woodland. Exchanging vows in our formal Shakespeare Gardens as the sun dips below the surrounding woodland is just one way your story can go. At Mayflower Inn & Spa, your wedding will be as unique as you are.
Total Rooms: 30 luxurious rooms and suites
Located 90 miles from New York City, and easily accessible from Oxford Airport (private) and Bradley International Airport
Your day, your way, with a bit of magic
From welcome drinks to farewell brunch, our alchemy gives each wedding event special meaning in its own distinctive setting. You might treat your bridal party, for instance, to indulgent spa treatments followed by a Champagne tasting in the Spa House Garden Room lined with vaulted floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking beautiful woodland. Thousands of square feet of outdoor and indoor space exude natural eloquence and understated sophistication, allowing you to host events without repetition. One constant? Unparalleled New England charm.
Beautifully landscaped garden with formal boxwood hedges and lush seasonal blooms that can accommodate a large reception or intimate event.
Warm and present, our team has a true talent for sparking joy. We’ll work to make your big day your own and handle any plot twists gracefully.
We hosted our intimate wedding at Mayflower Inn & Spa and it was such a special, festive event. Every part of the weekend was even better than we had imagined - from the beautiful rooms that our guests stayed in, to the delicious food at each event, to the impeccable service provided all weekend by the entire staff. The events team was a pleasure to work with during the planning process and throughout the weekend. Samantha, Summer of 2021
Our professional staff can help with any technical requirements, from a state-of-the-art speaker system for your reception to DJ setup.
Receiving and set-up
From greeting your guests upon arrival and providing in-room amenities to setting up a Champagne toast, no detail will be overlooked.
Music and entertainment
Our specialists can arrange everything from a live instrumental band to local wedding djs or harpists.
Welcome amenities & VIP gifts
From assorted snacks and beverages to exquisite one-of-a-kind Connecticut countryside offerings, we can customize welcome bags and nightly amenities based on your preferences.
Adventures the whole family can enjoy range from cycling a scenic 8-mile loop around the banks of Lake Waramaug to taking an artisan cheesemaking class at a nearby dairy farm.
Enjoy a romantic candlelit side-by-side massage and more intimate experiences designed just for couples.
Be inspired by beautiful moments we’ve created for couples embarking on happily ever after.
Perfect for every occasion
Elopements & Intimate Weddings
Wedding and Banquet Facilities
$100 Resort Credit, Stay Your Way
Spend your time in the countryside with a custom unforgettable experience throughout the week. Have the flexibility to create an experience totally customized to your tastes and preferences by booking the Stay Your Way package, available Sunday - Thursday nights. Receive a $100 resort credit per stay to be used for dining, drinks or other on-property hotel offered experiences.
Fun for groups
From a private naturalist-led hike through meadows, wooded ridge and wetlands and cycling along the banks of Lake Waramaug to taking a Field and Farm Cocktail Class with our expert beverage team, the unrivaled pleasures of the Litchfield Hills await.
Our Wedding Stories
Learn Learn How to Heal Your Body with Reiki
I’ve been studying Reiki for 26 years when my path to the healing art began in 1990 when my hands started talking to me. The message was clear: they wanted to be used as instruments for change. Now as a Reiki Master in the Traditional Usui System, my technique includes channeling healing energy to you through my hands, which activates the natural healing processes of your body to restore your physical and emotional well-being, shifting your perspective on life and allowing space for you embrace self-responsibility to operate from a place of love instead of fear.
Do Former Chef-in-Residence April Bloomfield on her experience at Mayflower Inn & Spa
When one door closes, another one usually blows wide open. And that’s exactly how Chef April Bloomfield ended up as chef-in-residence at Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection from 2020 - 2021. After her beloved Manhattan gastropub The Breslin closed down last March per COVID protocol, the British-born chef found herself in a position she hadn’t been in for nearly 30 years. “I’ve been working solidly since I was 16, so of course I didn’t really know what to do with myself. I was going stir crazy and feeling a bit restless,” she says. “So when I got the offer I was in the right place to start spreading my wings.”
Do Celerie Kemble on her design vision for the Mayflower Inn and Spa
Kemble approached the redesign to Mayflower’s historic site with “great trepidation, respect and a sense of enthusiasm.” More than a hotel, she says the Mayflower Inn & Spa feels like someone’s home, with a sense of gracious hosting, comfort and personality. The idea was a refresh, not a demolition.. She picked out the things that were worth preserving, that had aged well and brought a sense of authenticity to the site, including mahogany four-poster beds and lamps, refectory tables, chinoiserie chairs, a papier-mache chinoiserie coffee table and game tables. She mixed in Scandinavian and colonial American design influences with sisal carpets, Turkish rugs, hand-crafted ceramics, wicker, as well as textiles from Schumacher, Sister Parish, and Penny Morrison.