Weddings / Rehearsals Dinners

Although this time in history is a highly unusual and challenging one, life goes on and we continue to – must celebrate! Certainly we are still hosting wedding celebrations – they just may look a bit different. Our goal under any circumstance is to create a very special and memorable occasion. Please call our Private Events Manager, Lauri Makuck, 860.767.1776, to discuss your celebration plans. And…congratulations!!!


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. Select wines from our award-winning wine list and let our Private Event Manager, Lauri Makuck, help create a special event that is uniquely yours. To view some of our most popular menu options, click on the links below. We are also happy to work with you to create custom menus.

For more information, please contact our Private Events Manager, Lauri Makuck,
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