Private Gatherings

Let’s Celebrate!

Fortunately we are still able to have private gatherings to celebrate life but the way in which we offer food service – e.g. no buffets at this time – may be a bit different. We encourage you to call, 860.767.1776, to find out what we are permitted to offer you during this challenging time. We look forward to helping plan your next celebration, tailoring your event for the current circumstances, while making yours a truly special and memorable occasion.

The Griswold Inn, with its variety of dining rooms, is ideal for many types of private events, from small gatherings to business meetings to large parties. Some of our dining rooms have fireplaces and each is a 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. French doors from one of two living rooms open onto a wonderful patio for entertaining alfresco! 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 gather with family, friends or colleagues! With our “halls” fully decked, 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 table-side. An added bonus on December 1 – the Coast Guard Idlers, a talented all-male a cappella group of cadets, perform throughout the dining rooms. Festive indeed! Special lunch and dinner menus may be arranged.

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