Haley Mansion is the premium wedding venue in Mystic, Connecticut. The sprawling, scenic grounds and gorgeous mansion create the perfect backdrop for your celebration.The Haley Mansion is a lovely Colonial Revival mansion that was built in 1904 by Katherine Haley, widow of Albert Haley who was one of the late 1800’s owners of the Fulton Fish Market. This beautiful building sits atop the hill of our spacious grounds and is surrounded by magnificent gardens, a waterfall, meadow pond, and sprawling lawns for your outdoor ceremony and formal wedding photographs.
Listed on the National Registry of Historical Places in America, the Haley Mansion features original 18th-century pine paneling imported from the home of an English Duke in 1945, mingled with hand carved fireplaces and Dutch tiling. The Mansion’s second floor consists of five elegant suites adorned with period style furnishing and antiques. Several of these unique suites have water view balconies overlooking the Long Island Sound.
The tented terrace on our lower level adjoins the veranda of the mansion and comfortably accommodates up to 225 people. The chandelier lit, 40’ x 70’ tent offers a great area for hosting a variety of events and our gazebo proves to be a perfect spot for dancing. In addition, the 36’ x 36’ tented deck made of Polopai wood is the perfect location for your cocktail reception. Your guests can enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on our veranda with views of the sea, stroll through the formal gardens, and experience the charming ambiance of this historic mansion that offers you all the solitude and elegance of a private estate.
On the hill beyond the center of the resort, you’ll find even more unique lodging options. Behind the 1904 Haley Mansion is a romantic Gate House with four intimate guest chambers. The Gate House’s room number eight has the romantic distinction of being the hideaway where Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall honeymooned in 1945. Bogart was a friend of the mansion’s owner, Frederick Mosel, who bought the home in 1940 and owned it until 1980 when he sold it to the Dyer family. Mosel loved to entertain and many celebrities visited him at the mansion, which served as host to spectacular private parties and memorable celebrations over the years.