DCA Meadowlands

Wedding Venue in Darien, CT – Historic Mansion & Garden

Fall in love with our beautiful mansion and create the wedding of your dreams. Whatever season, whatever style, this historic home opens its doors and becomes yours for the day. Dress in our romantic bridal suite. Get married in our formal garden – it makes a magnificent stage for your outdoor ceremony. Commemorate your special day with photos taken in our manicured gardens or on the sweeping front lawn. And finally, celebrate with a reception in our spacious Garden Wing and other unique, historic rooms.

Whether you envision an intimate gathering or a formal banquet, our preferred caterers offer wedding packages to meet your every need. Your dream wedding awaits, with possibilities limited only by your imagination.

Please scroll down to see Sarah and Shawn’s wedding photos as our DCA Featured Wedding below.


Clients have the ability to choose a caterer who best fits their style. We also have a list of preferred caterers available. Catered events include the use of DCA-owned tables, chairs, china, flatware, and coffee urns (inventory details are available). Only one event is held each day when the entire house is rented.

Contact us

For further information or a tour of the estate, please contact Laura Boulton, our Catered Events Coordinator, at events@dariendca.org or 203-655-9050 extension 12.

View the DCA Meadowlands Rental Contract for Catered Events including rental fees through this link.
View wedding testimonials.
FAQ for DCA Meadowlands


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“We want to take this opportunity to thank you for all you’ve done to make our wedding very special. The guests fell in love with the venue and with just a few sprinkles at the beginning of the ceremony - the courtyard was spectacular!”

— MaryAnn

“I can't say enough about the DCA and how perfectly our wedding night went. When we first visited the mansion, it was love at first sight! The mansion is so cozy and charming. It has a lovely garden which is beautifully designed from top to toe. Everything about the venue was so positive and appealing. The DCA was the first place that we visited, and we directly booked the mansion without hesitation, which was one of the best decisions we have ever made.”

— Ozden and Erdem

“The DCA is beautiful…the garden is the absolute selling point, every bride’s dream! The dressing room was beautiful and spacious. Thank you so much to the DCA.”

— Shavon and Derek

“The bridal suite upstairs was one of my favorite rooms overlooking the garden… There are photo opportunities all over the property — you’re spoiled for choice!”

— Jessica

“We just had our wedding at the DCA and I can't say enough good things about it. The grounds are gorgeous, the rooms are spacious and charming, and the staff is incredible.”

— Emily and Jared

“On our wedding night, our guests fell in love with the DCA. We are still hearing great comments from families and friends about how everything was so perfect about our wedding. We had our ceremony and cocktail hour in the garden, and everyone enjoyed the surroundings while they were sipping their drinks on a beautiful summer night.”

— Ozden and Erdem

"It was the wedding of our dreams! The DCA Meadowlands is beautiful, tastefully furnished, and private. The many rooms mean that the bridal suite, groom suite, ballroom, dining room, and separate sitting rooms are all in one place but also let your guests spread out. The formal garden is a showstopper and doesn't need any extra decoration to make a stunning ceremony backdrop. Finally, the DCA is so easy for guests to get to. It's a 5 min drive from the Darien train station, has tons of parking, and is near a number of large hotels in Norwalk."

— Sarah and Shawn


David’s Soundview Catering
A culinary powerhouse and event producer crafting menus for how people are eating today, David’s team is committed to creating memorable events, starting with your ideas.
davidscatering.com | 203-658-8889 | events@davidscatering.com

Diane Browne Catering
From intimate dinners to corporate lunches to large fundraisers, Diane Browne and her professional staff have provided elegant catering in Fairfield County for over 25 years.
dianebrowne.com | 203-656-1920 | dlbrowne1@mac.com

Known for the finest in catered foods, creative presentations, and detailed event planning, what sets Festivities apart is the individual attention Roe and Bill give to each client.
festivitiesevents.com | 203-847-7774 | info@festivitiesevents.com

Michael Joseph’s Catering
Michael Joseph’s Catering, a full-service caterer that has served the Darien community for 30 years, prides itself on making the host feel like a guest at his/her own party.
michael-josephs.com | 203-656-9616 | joseph@michael-josephs.com

Palmer’s Catering & Events
Exceptional food, spectacular wedding cakes and dessert bars, custom floral designs, professional staffing, and full-service design and event planning are all under one roof.
palmerscatering.com | 203-655-2077 | palmers.catering@gmail.com

Tim LaBant Catering & Events
Tim LaBant Catering and Events is dedicated to providing fresh, local, interesting and inventive food and beverage menus to suit your special event. Your party is our pleasure.
timlabantevents.com | 203-571-8990 | rthorpe@schoolhouseatcannondale.com

Watson’s Catering
Established in 1992, Watson’s is a full-service catering and event planning firm serving Fairfield and Westchester Counties and New York City. Watson’s is known for exquisite food and professional, courteous service.
watsonscatering.com | 203-532-0132 | info@watsonscatering.com

Featured Wedding – Sarah and Shawn

                                                                                                                  (photo credits: Shaina Lee Photography)

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