Established in 2023

Creating beautiful memories

The Rustic Retreat and host of Backyard Venues by Design, provides a picturesque backdrop with beautiful surrounding gardens.

Nestled in a secluded and serene setting, it features 4 large beds, 3 full size bathrooms, a cozy open concept kitchen, family room with antique wood beams, two-story fieldstone fireplace, reading loft, pool room, hot tub, and large backyard perfect for hosting micro weddings, events or get-togethers of at least 70 people.

This Connecticut shoreline attraction provides the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor space and comfort, which allows for flexibility in terms of setting the date, style, and personality of your special occasion.

We provide the personalized setting, ambiance, and decor, and you provide your vendors and desired guests! Available for bookings today, please contact us to discuss our all- inclusive packages.

We look forward to your stay.

The Backyard Venues By Design Team


To provide an intimate back yard space for celebrations.


To create multiple locations for unique intimate gatherings of friends and loved ones.