Unusual Places to Get Married in Essex

Updated July 20, 2017

Set on the banks of the Connecticut River, Essex, Connecticut, is a small, quaint town of just over 6,000 people.Located in Middlesex County, Essex comprises three villages: Ivoryton, Essex Village and Centerbrook. Those who live here boast that it is the "best small town in America." Essex offers a rich historical setting, exciting cultural entertainment and the beauty of the Connecticut River. For a lovely wedding on the water, Essex might be the perfect place.

Left Bank Art Gallery

The Left Bank showcases various types of art and design and is perfect for a wedding of artists or people who simply appreciate art and beauty. With a courtyard and over 500 square feet of event space, the gallery caters to clients of all kinds and showcases paintings, sculptures, and home furnishings among other mediums of art. It also showcases works that benefit charities and local initiatives.

The Left Bank Art Gallery

10 Main Street

Essex, CT 06426


Connecticut River Museum

Situated on Main Street in Essex, the Connecticut River Museum is on the banks of the Connecticut River and provides a beautiful, unique location for a wedding. The museum is dedicated to showcasing exhibits on the people, wildlife and history of the Connecticut River. The galleries and boathouse provide ample indoor space for a wedding. For an outside wedding, plan to use the large lawn that overlooks the Essex Harbor. Or, for a smaller wedding on the water, the museum can arrange for you to use the historic schooner, the "Mary E," accommodating up to 25 people for an intimate affair.

Connecticut River Museum

67 Main Street

Essex, CT 06426


Ivoryton Library

The Ivoryton Library, built in 1889, is still housed in its original structure and has been operating for over 100 years. For a quaint, small wedding for those who love all things literary and historical, the library is the perfect spot. Located on Main Street in Ivoryton, the library houses more than 7,000 books and holds great historical significance for the town. This is an excellent place to say your vows if you are an avid reader, writer, or simply one who appreciates history and creativity.

Ivoryton Library

106 Main Street

Ivoryton, CT 06442


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Kathleen Anne is a development professional and writer living in London. She graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2008 with a B.S. in human and organizational development. Anne has covered travel, home decor and the arts for various online publications.