When you choose a historic estate with lush lawns, a grand ballroom and elegant courtyards, you get the intimacy of a home wedding with the drama of period detailing, plus a staff of experts to handle the logistics. For a quintessentially New England wedding the Lounsbury House, 316 Main St., Ridgefield, 203-438-6962, lounsburyhouse.com, exudes a 19th-century aristocratic grace. Enter your ceremony in the main hall from a dramatic staircase, then hold your reception in connecting rooms beneath the sparkle of chandeliers. A wraparound veranda overlooks lawns and a wildflower garden. Seated capacity: 150. Outside caterers allowed. Rental fee: $3,500.