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Weddings at Mayflower Inn and Spa

Your love story just got better

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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
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Your day, your way, with a bit of magic

Venues
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.
Exceptional Services
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.
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Catering

Our world-class dining team will work with you on custom themed menus that incorporate the best of what’s in season in the Connecticut countryside.

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The Mayflower Inn is extraordinary. The service is exemplary, the site is breathtaking, and the food is exquisite.
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Wedding Amenities

Outside Vendors

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.

Family Programs

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.

Couples program

Enjoy a romantic candlelit side-by-side massage and more intimate experiences designed just for couples.


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Be inspired by beautiful moments we’ve created for couples embarking on happily ever after.

Perfect for every occasion

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Proposals

Take a stroll through our beautiful and serene Shakespeare Gardens, a hike through our private forest trails, or enjoy an intimate dinner set up in our Garden Room overlooking beautiful woodland. There’s no shortage of breathtakingly romantic spots to pop that all-important question.
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Elopements & Intimate Weddings

Our wedding specialists are here to help you take the stress out of the planning process and allow yourselves to truly enjoy the sentiment of your intimate ceremony.
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Start your new life together in a truly magical setting nestled among gorgeous landscaped gardens, lavish accommodations, and a staff that will discreetly cater to your every want and need.

Wedding and Banquet Facilities

Room Name Square Feet Reception Dinner Conference U-Shape
Shakespeare Garden Acres 150 - - -
Teahouse 1,200 75 40 20 30
Wicker Porch 688 40 20 12 -
Tap Room 630 50 20 - -
Garden Room 630 25 15 10 10
Parlor 616 40 - - -
Library 325 6 - - -
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Wedding Day Spa Services

Since its inception, our award-winning spa has delivered unique and highly customized experiences. We will work with you to plan everything from individualized treatments to group activities.

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 cheesemaking class at a family-run farm, the unrivalled pleasures of the Litchfield Hills await.

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Our Wedding Stories

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Celebrate Meet Melody Rodgers at the Mayflower to Find Your Something Old and Something New

Melody Rodgers, who’s estate jewelry has graced the pages of numerous publications and glimmered on the arm (or ears, necks and wrists) of many a celebrity, knows that the allure of vintage jewelry is about the story they so exquisitely hold. Our newly-engaged couples enjoy the opportunity to work with Melody one-on-one in creating their customized memory piece. With each repurpose and repair, Melody works as part designer, part storyteller, as she assists in weaving your cherished history with the precise kind of wearable sparkle you had envisioned.

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Sales & Event Manager
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Celebrate Two Ceremonies on Your Special Day? The Mayflower Inn Has Your Wedding Covered

Witnessing the Mayflower Inn’s lawn transform from a blank canvas into a grand celebration of love is nothing less than breathtaking. Artfully tucked into acres of sculpted gardens and woodland, the Mayflower Inn’s venue affords an uncompromising wedding ceremony or reception. Two ceremonies? Twice as magical. Brought to life by a bride and groom of Jewish and Kalmyk faith, a past couple celebrated their union with two ceremonies to honor both of their heritages.

Allison Fodor
Staff
Sales & Event Manager
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Go A Getaway To Gilmore Girl's Stars Hollow

Any fan of the television series “Gilmore Girls” has undoubtedly fallen for the show’s fictional town “Stars Hollow.” Boasting legendary New England charm, the parallels between Stars Hollow and Washington Depot, Connecticut are striking— and it’s no accident. In fact, Gilmore Girl’s writer, Amy Sherman-Palladino, drew inspiration for the comedy-drama during her stay at the Mayflower Inn & Spa (later to influence the show’s fictional Dragonfly Inn). Seven seasons later, the cult classic’s first Gilmore Girls Fan Fest was held in Washington Depot, attracting over 1,300 fans in 2016. However, you don’t have to attend a fan fest to get a taste of life in Stars Hollow. In simply exploring the whimsical towns within Litchfield County, you might find yourself retracing the steps of the Gilmore Girls.

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Reiki

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.

Ann Moureau
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Reiki Master in the Traditional Usui System
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