Start Your Journey Together
at Amarante’s Sea Cliff

Amarante’s Sea Cliff is the perfect place to say “I do.” Imagine exchanging vows before family and friends surrounded by our spectacular, private Long Island Sound backdrop. Visualize a day during which you’re free to focus on creating “forever” memories, while our team ensures that every detail is covered.


Put Your Day in Our Capable Hands

Once you choose the date and setting, our planning team begins curating an experience featuring the perfect space; a sumptuous food and beverage experience; entertainment, accommodations, and other support; and all the amenities that will make your wedding a memorable and stress-free occasion. Trust our team to deliver a perfect, seamless day—and it all revolves around you.

Culinary Experience

Amarante’s Sea Cliff features the finest and most inventive chefs in the New Haven area. Its legacy began with founder Andrew “Sonny” Amarante, who was part of the second-ever graduating class from the Culinary Institute of America in New Haven in 1948.

Today, Executive Chef Richard Agamie, Head Chef Jaime Bayona, and Chefs Luciano Amore and Santiago Coque continue to keep Andrew’s passion and innovative kitchen creations alive. Our chefs have worked and traveled far beyond the United States to learn about different cultures and fine cuisines. Bringing a wealth of knowledge to our kitchen, our chefs can create an unlimited array of menu items to fit any style.

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Create Your Perfect Space

We offer a setting that fits your party’s size and needs, with a range of spaces, layouts, and amenities.

The Inn

The dining room with its wall of windows facing the ocean and adjacent dance floor accommodates up to 150 guests comfortably.

The Grand Ballroom

The Grand Ballroom offers a lavish yet enchanting private setting and seats up to 280 guests.

The Deck

If you’re seeking the perfect outdoor space, The Deck seats up to 150 guests and offers expansive ocean views and fronts our beautiful gazebo.

Wedding Pricing

A non-refundable deposit of $1,500.00 and a signed contract are required to secure a date. A $3,000.00 payment is due eight months prior to your wedding date. Final guest count and payment are due two weeks prior to your wedding date.

Onsite Ceremony Services include:

  • Half-Hour Time Frame—$950.00
  • Scheduled Rehearsal
  • Use of Lawn and Gazebo Area
  • Seating for Your Guests
  • Refreshment Station

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions, we have answers. Check out the FAQs below.

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

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    No. All wedding packages are priced per person.

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    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies?

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    What are the base offerings included in every wedding package at Amarante’s Sea Cliff?

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    • Private Bridal Suite
    • Chiavari Chairs and Tables
    • China, Flatware, and Glassware
    • Set Up and Clean Up
    • Comprehensive Event Planning
    • Color-Coordinated Linens
    • Parking

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

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    • Cake Cutting
    • Dessert
    • Server(s)
    • Wedding Cake from Our Partner Bakeries

    In Their Own Words

    What our couples have to say about their Amarante’s Sea Cliff experience.

    I fell in love with it.

    “It was my dream to have my wedding right on the water (ocean), and as soon as I saw Amarante’s, I fell in love with it. It was so nice having our ceremony right on the lawn next to the water. We chose to get a wedding arch instead of using the gazebo for our altar, and it made for the most beautiful photos. This venue is absolutely gorgeous, and I found it to be very affordable for an all-inclusive venue. They created a custom vegan menu for us, and it was really great! So impressed with the beauty here and the team.”

    -Liz. G.

    Highly recommend!

    “We are so blown away with our experience with Amarante’s. Their staff truly went above and beyond to make our day so special. I barely had to think about, stress, or worry about anything on our day because they took care of everything. They created a special custom vegan menu for us, and all the food was incredible. They put in a lot of time and effort to get the ingredients to put together a beautiful spread for us and our guests. Our coordinator Dominic was so incredibly responsive and helpful throughout leading up to the day. Our maître’ d, Ivan, was on top of everything the day of and was so incredibly helpful with absolutely anything and everything. The views are absolutely breathtaking. We had our photos after the ceremony right at sunset and it was just absolutely incredible! Highly recommend!”


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