421 Wadsworth Street
Middletown, CT 06457
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Average Base Cost: $22,000
Average base cost for a wedding at the Wadsworth Mansion is calculated by figuring a 125–person guest list on a Saturday night in high season for a 5-hour wedding and an average food/beverage catering cost of $100/pp. Transportation to venue, entertainment, decorations, additional rentals, valet, DJ, and photography are not included. Average price includes gratuity and state sales tax. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand.
*Prices subject to change
How it Breaks Down
Facility Rental Fee: The rates are broken down as follows…
April 1 through November 30:
- $5,500 – Saturdays and Sundays of Holiday Weekends – (9) hour rental
- $5,000 – Fridays, Sundays, Memorial Day, Fourth of July** and Labor Day – (9) hour rental (**Saturday rates prevail if July 4th falls on Saturday)
- $4,500 – Late Booking: Full use of the Mansion for nine (9) hours. Reservations for this category are accepted no more than four (4) months in advance.
NOTES: Contact Mansion Staff for partial rental of Mansion. Price determined by size and nature of the event. Reservations for this category are accepted no more than four (4) months in advance. Middletown residents and Non-Profit Organizations are eligible for a 5% discount.
Winter Rates: (December 1 through March 31):
NOTES: Full use of the Mansion for nine (9) hours. Contact Staff for Partial Rental of the Mansion. Price determined by size and nature of the event.
New Year’s Eve:
- $6,000 – Social Event for nine (9) hours, curfew is 2:00 a.m.
Monday – Thursday Events Between 5:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.:
- $4,000 – Weddings, Celebrations,and Proms
- $3,000.00 – Corporate Evening Events with full use of the Mansion
- $2,000.00 – Corporate Evening Events with use of One Ballroom, Loggia and Bar
Monday – Thursday Events Between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Insurance not included):
- $600.00 – West Ballroom of the Mansion
- $850.00 – West Ballroom and Loggia
- $1,000.00 – West Ballroom, East Ballroom and Loggia
- $1,200.00 – West Ballroom, East Ballroom, Loggia and Bar
What’s Included: Various tables and chairs for use throughout the Mansion as well as tables and chairs for use out on the patio are included in the fee. They also provide a dance floor for use indoors.
- $500.00 – Refundable Security Deposit
- $750.00 – Non-approved Caterer
- $250.00 – Damage Deposit for Non-approved Caterer [payable by caterer]
- $750.00/hour – Exceeding the Included 9 Hours
- $500.00 – Rehearsals (2 hour) Commencing after 5:00 p.m.
- $200.00 – Repositioning of Dance Floor
- $50.00/hour – Excessive Cleaning performed by Professional Service
- $350.00 – Insurance
Food/Beverage: You can choose to use one of their caterers, or if you elect to use an outside caterer the fee is $750. You can also bring in your own alcohol and have the caterer serve it.
Space Type: Inside/Outside
Size: Up to 200 guests for a seated event. For events over 200 people, a tent must be rented for use on the patio.
Bridal Suite: Yes
Food Service Type: Your choice
View this gorgeous wedding inspiration shoot at The Wadsworth Mansion.
How Will Grandma Get There? The Wadsworth Mansion is located approximately 100 miles away from New York City’s Grand Central Station. Guests traveling and staying near the Mansion would want to look at Middleton for hotel options, such as The Inn at Middleton.
Party On! The rental period for an event is 9 hours. The nine hours includes: three hours for set up and the ceremony (if it is on site), five hours for the event, and one hour for breakdown. Additional time may be purchased. Events can run until 2 a.m.
This estate (which one stood on over 600 acres) was built starting around 1900 by Colonel Clarence S. Wadsworth. While his family spent Spring and Summer there, they also had homes in Palm Beach, Chicago, Bar Harbor, Bermuda, and New York. The Wadsworth family maintained the home until 1947, when it was sold to Our Lady of the Cenacle, who used it for 40 years. During this time the land was subdivided and the house expanded, and while it had several different owners since then, in 1994 the City of Middletown purchased the Estate. Since then the mansion and grounds, which are available for the public to tour in addition to rent for wedding and events, have been updated and restored via a $5.6 million renovation project.
Woman Getting Married Says
As most of you brides in the Tri-State know, estates on large lots are rare (especially ones that can accommodate up to 200 with inside and outside areas). While this location might be best suited for Connecticut brides, it’s not that far for New York City couples who are looking for a mini-destination wedding venue.
The mansion itself has a classic and stately feel, and the grounds are expansive and well-maintained. While the interior boasts carpet which I am definitely not a fan of, I think you can easily create a romantic/french countryside theme with a few elegant touches. I would also consider a garden party theme using mostly the exterior for a Spring/Summer wedding as well. Considering a their reasonable rental fee for the area and the fact that you can bring in your own vendors, I think this venue is a definite contender for those couples looking for a CT/NY venue with a lot of potential at a good price.