Water’s Edge, 2748 (203-325-9979/watersedgedarien.com) offers waterfront meeting and banquet rooms and suites for parties as large as 300.

The Darien Community Association’s Meadowlands, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, may be rented for group meetings, receptions, parties and weddings. Encompassing almost eight acres, it includes a bird sanctuary and formal garden. For information, call the rental office at 203-655-1054 or visit online at dca.darien.org.