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Inspiring Idyll

Available exclusively for events, a rustic business retreat just 45 minutes from New York City

Set on 66 acres of rolling hills, meadows and woods, Dolce Norwalk is Fairfield County’s premier destination for inspired business meetings, romantic weddings, and unforgettable events. Our resort, the former St. Mary’s Seminary, is known to generations of Norwalk locals as “Ferndale,” due to the abundance of ferns growing on our grounds.

Our hotel, comprised of stately red brick buildings with an abundance of soaring gables and tall windows, offers over 10,500 sq. ft. of IACC-certified function space, including 17 multi-purpose meeting rooms and a 3,612 sq. ft. ballroom. Basketball, racquetball, volleyball, tennis, a fitness center with pool, and two restaurants provide plenty of post-meeting opportunities. Planning a wedding? Brides in the know choose Dolce Norwalk for their big day because we deliver it all: total serenity, a countryside setting that stuns in all seasons, and personalized service - from details to décor to dining. Dolce Norwalk is conveniently located in Norwalk, Connecticut only 15 minutes from Stamford and 45 minutes from New York City.


"Dolce is a wonderful conference center. It is efficient, comfortable and charming. Above all, the people are warm and always responsive to the needs of the customer."

Willie P.


Exterior of Dolce Norwalk hotel in Norwalk, Connecticut
Guest room at the Dolce Norwalk in Norwalk, Connecticut

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