Weddings / Rehearsals Dinners

Congratulations!!! If you’re considering The Griswold Inn as a backdrop for the momentous occasion, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve been part of such celebrations for over two centuries!


The Griswold Inn, set in picturesque Essex Village, has long been known as one of the area’s best venues for memorable rehearsal dinners, small weddings, bridal showers and luncheons. Our Inn’s historic Hayden House is a perfect venue for an intimate wedding celebration. Our unique dining rooms, each showcasing a renowned art collection, can accommodate rehearsal dinners, showers and luncheons. Choose from a variety of menu options and select wines from our award-winning wine list. Let us help create a special event that is uniquely yours.


We hope you’ll make your history a part of ours!

For more information, please contact our Private Events Manager, Claudia Odederken,
by email at or by calling 860.767.1776.



“Thank you to you and the staff at The Griswold Inn for creating a truly memorable wedding weekend for our family and guests! My vision became a reality! Loved it and so did they!”

-Bride, Rye, New York

“…Our deepest thanks to you for organizing such a wonderful weekend. You made the process so very easy and fielded our every inquiry with grace.”

-Bride & Groom, Chester, Connecticut

“Thank you for making our special day so perfect! Your staff was wonderful and the food was outstanding! We could not be happier with choosing The Griswold Inn for our reception.”

-Bride & Groom, Killingworth, Connecticut