The Griswold Inn is ideal for many types of private events, from small gatherings to business meetings to large parties. Our smallest dining room can be used for intimate groups of up to 14 people and our largest venue can be used for a celebratory party of up to 150 people. Our other dining rooms can accommodate all sizes of gatherings in between.  Some of our dining rooms have fireplaces and each is its own unique space, showcasing our celebrated art collection. Our historic Hayden House, just across the lane from the Inn, may also be used for private celebrations or business meetings. Wireless access is available throughout The Griswold Inn property. Let us customize your event – please contact Lauri Makuck, our Private Events Manager, by email at or by calling 860.767.1776.

DECEMBER is a wonderful time to experience The Griswold Inn and an easy way to gather with family, friends or colleagues! Fully dressed in wreaths, garlands and white lights, the "Rockwellian vibe" is in the air. The month-long celebration features a Holiday Bill of Fare with game selections as well as more traditional Holiday favorites and Gris Classics. Each evening, while served by costumed wait staff, The Royal Court Singers perform seasonal classics tableside. An added bonus on December 1 - the Coast Guard Idlers, a talented all-male a cappella group, perform throughout the dining rooms. Festive indeed! Special lunch and dinner menus may be arranged.

Holiday Dinner Menu