About Us


Set like a jewel on the shores of the largest lake in Connecticut, Candlewood Inn is an exclusive venue that offers panoramic water views and a spectacular setting for private events. The Inn underwent a million dollar update and expansion before opening exclusively for private events in 1999. Crisply styled for hosting elegant gatherings, the classic main dining room seats up to 300 guests and offers lake views through every one of its 8-foot-high picture windows.


  • Waterfront property with private pier and lakeside terraces
  • Western exposure for the perfect sunset shots
  • Privacy of an exclusive venue where only one event is hosted at a time
  • Panoramic lake views from all of our Ballroom’s windows
  • 15+ year reputation for outstanding cuisine
  • Personal event planners, service, and culinary staff
  • Awarded Five Stars by The Knot and Wedding Wire

What attracts many people to the Inn is the juxtaposition of its elegant interior with the relaxed lakefront setting. Waterfront terraces are used for hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, and wedding ceremonies can take place on the expansive lawn with nothing but lake and hills in the background.

Easily accessible from Litchfield, Fairfield, and Westchester counties, Candlewood belongs to the Fairfield Catering Group's family of facilities that have been proudly hosting events since 1986. Our three other Connecticut properties include Riverview (opened in 2008), Waterview (opened in 2004), and Fox Hill (opened in 1986).

“My daughter's wedding on June 22nd at the Candlewood Inn was beyond spectacular!! From the first booking appointment, to the last dance on the floor the event was seamless, if I could rerun that night again, I would do it in a heartbeat. The food, the service, and the venue on beautiful Candlewood Lake, I have had nothing but rave reviews from family and friends about the wedding. We made the best choice ever!”

- Virginia via theknot.com