The wide open spaces in this part of Connecticut make for memorable celebrations, says Amy Cagginello, of Amy Champagne Events, in Milford. “The amount of land you have up this way is so unusual,” she says. “You almost forget where you are. Things are done more slowly. It may take longer to get places, but it’s beautiful.”
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Oenophiles and teetotalers alike will marvel at Hopkins Vineyard’s bucolic, dreamlike setting. Cagginello suggests stringing LED-light globes and lanterns around the trees and pond—and snapping photos by the vine-covered silo.
Friends and family can take in the region’s namesake hills and breathtaking foliage from above in an Aer Blarney balloon.
DJ Lion King is a real party animal, known for keeping guests on their feet into the wee hours.
Carmen Anthony Vacalebre’s simply named Fishhouse and Steakhouse restaurants cater to all tastes.
Whether you choose pain de campagne or another of Bantam Bread Company’s petite loaves (available by special order), guests will appreciate the gesture. They are a “tasty snack at the end of the evening after too many glasses of champagne,” Cagginello says.
Check out more of this month’s wedding getaways in “Destination Ahead.”