Weddings & Events
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Tall ships, fresh air, and beautiful water views make a wonderful backdrop for any event. With a variety of unique venues, Mystic Seaport is the perfect setting to create unforgettable memories. Whether you’re planning a wedding, meeting, corporate event, memorial luncheon, family reunion or other special event, our outstanding venues capture the area’s historic New England charm, providing you and your guests the perfect spot for your special day.
Wedding and Reception Venues
River Room at Latitude 41° Restaurant
For a New England-style venue with unsurpassed views of the historic Mystic River, the River Room at Latitude 41° is the perfect spot. With a Terrace Patio for cocktails, this location provides the perfect blend of both an indoor and outdoor venue for up to 200 guests. For our winter events, the fireplace provides a cozy atmosphere for your winter wedding or company holiday party.
A peaked white tent under the stars or an outdoor ceremony overlooking the Mystic River is just a touch of the endless possibilities of our lush North Lawn. For events with up to 500 guests, the North Lawn is a memorable location for events of all kinds.
The Boat Shed at Lighthouse Point
For those looking for the complete New England experience, the Boat Shed at Lighthouse Point is the perfect place for a relaxed yet stylish reception, with spectacular views of Mystic Seaport and the Mystic River. This open-air pavilion is known for serving casually elegant clambake receptions and buffets on the riverbanks. The Boat Shed will host 200 guests.
The 19th-century charm of the Morgan Suites makes a perfect spot for cozy receptions or relaxed business meetings. The Morgan East room can accommodate up to 70 guests and the Morgan West room can accommodate up to 45 guests. These rooms can either be rented together or separately.
Your private charter aboard steamboat Sabino begins at Mystic Seaport and travels three miles down the Mystic River to Fisher’s Island Sound. You will pass many sea captains homes, slip under the famous bascule drawbridge, and capture views of the historic fishing village of Noank.
- Capacity: The maximum capacity of Sabino for charter is 75 guests, including musicians engaged for the cruise. This U.S. Coast Guard regulation is strictly enforced.
- Entertainment: Small bands are permitted aboard Sabino. For suggestions, please contact your sales manager. Please be advised there are no electrical outlets aboard.
- Menu selection: Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages aboard your cruise. Due to the unique layout of Sabino it is not possible to accommodate a sit-down dinner aboard the boat.
- Captain’s policies: The Captain reserves the right to terminate the charter at any time if, in his judgment, the safety of the passengers, crew, or boat is endangered for any reason, including weather conditions or passenger misconduct.
- Charter times: From mid-May to Columbus Day, Sabino may be chartered for a private event daily at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Hold your ceremony at the historic Greenmanville Church and you are a pleasant stroll away from your reception — no matter where on grounds you choose to have it.
Built during the heyday of shipbuilding activity in Mystic about 1851, the Greenmanville Seventh-Day Baptist Church was the focus of the town’s considerable Seventh-Day Baptist community. The congregation, which was an offshoot of the Greenman brothers’ own home parish in Westerly, Rhode Island, built the church (the original site is adjacent to the present main entrance to Mystic Seaport) largely through the support of the Greenman and Fish shipbuilding families.
With the decline of the shipyard during the 1870s and 1880s, the congregation was depleted and the church was finally closed in 1904. After passing from hand to hand as a private residence and apartment building, the old church was acquired by Mystic Seaport in 1955. The Greenmanville Church is available for ceremonies from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Make your next event a work of art when you host it in our noted Maritime Gallery. Located at historic Mystic Seaport, the Gallery overlooks the beautiful Mystic River making it a prime spot for cocktail receptions for up to 60 people. For more than 30 years, the Maritime Gallery has been privileged to exhibit the works of leading maritime artists from across the globe.
10% member discounts are not applicable to personal special events such as weddings, business dinners, etc.