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Harkness is appropriate for either a formal wedding in the garden or amphitheater, or an informal beach wedding. Eolia, the Harkness Mansion, is perfect for your seaside wedding reception. Because Harkness is a Connecticut State Park, renting the Mansion may be more affordable than you would expect.
The amphitheater at Harkness Park is one of couples' favorites places to take wedding pictures in Connecticut. Call me at (860) 543-2334 to talk about great places for your wedding pictures.
Please visit my Harkness Memorial State Park Weddings Page for more information and more pictures.
Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration is highly recommended, especially for a destination wedding. Mystic Aquarium will give you and your guests great memories of your wedding.
The Aquarium staff are very helpful. There are plenty of hotels and motels nearby, and more than enough local attractions for you and your guests to enjoy during your stay.
Visit my Mystic Aquarium Weddings Page for more photos and information.
Destination weddings at Mystic Seaport are especially popular in the summertime. There are plenty of hotels and motels nearby, and more than enough local attractions for you and your guests to enjoy during your stay.
The staff will help make your destination wedding a memorable success. Nearby bed & breakfasts, plus many hotels and motels, will help you and your guests relax and enjoy your stay.
The Mystic restaurant formerly known as The Seamen's Inne is now known as Latitude 41 Degrees. The North Lawn of Mystic Seaport is immediately behind Latitude 41 Degrees Restaurant.
Visit my Mystic Seaport Weddings Page for more information.
Avery Point is appropriate for a seaside wedding on the lawn or a formal wedding in the Branford House Mansion.
Please see my Avery Point Weddings Page for more information on Avery Point weddings.
The white sand is perfect for a beach wedding. There is a seasonal charge for parking. Other than that, Rocky Neck is a great free place to host a wedding in Southeastern CT.
You can have your wedding by the water, in a clearing in the woods, by a pond, overlooking the rocky portion of the beach, or several other places at Rocky Neck. There is plenty of handicapped parking available, and the Rocky Neck stone pavilion is wheelchair-accessible, too.
Please visit my Rocky Neck State Park Wedding Page for more pictures and descriptions.
Get married on the beach near the lighthouse then have your reception inside the carousel building. Or even have a carousel wedding!
Please see my Lighthouse Point Park Weddings Page for more photos of the lighthouse and carousel weddings.
Stonington, CT has real New England charm. Stonington is a great place for an beach wedding or a wedding at a special place such as a winery.
Your lighthouse wedding could take place at the Stonington Lighthouse Museum or your beach wedding at nearby duBois Beach. The nearby Captain Nathaniel Palmer House offers your wedding in a historic building.
Please see more Stonington pictures at my Stonington, CT Weddings Page.
Gillette Castle offers views of the Connecticut River, and weddings can take place anywhere on the grounds.
There is no charge for parking or visiting the grounds; there is a charge for touring the castle. Gillette Castle has great backgrounds for a spring-green wedding, flowered summer wedding, or color-filled fall wedding.
For more information please visit my Gillette Castle Weddings Page.
Weddings in Elizabeth Park can take place in the gazebo, in the pergola, by the ponds, or in one of the gardens.
When the roses are in bloom, there is no more picturesque spot! Parking is free and there is no admission charge.
The Pond House, near the north end of Elizabeth Park, is picture perfect for your reception.
Please see my Elizabeth Park Weddings Page for more information.
The gazebo on the North side of the garden is convenient for weddings. For a small group of people, having everyone inside for a gazebo wedding might be ideal.
For a larger group of guests, having your wedding ceremony by the sundial just outside the gazebo and having your guests watch from the garden might be a better solution.
The arches of roses provide aisles suitable for wedding processions, and the rose arches are ideal for framing a newly-married couple.
Parking is limited to the streets. Carpooling is strongly urged.
The Mohegan Park Rose Garden is a small part of the much larger Mohegan Park. Both are just a few minutes from the Mohegan Sun Casino and less than a half-hour from the Foxwoods Casino. Please visit my Mohegan Park Page to see pictures of the larger park with its fountains and gazebo.
Bluff Point State Park in Groton, Connecticut offers both meadows and views of Long Island Sound. Parking is free and there is no admission charge!
Bluff Point is the perfect place to elope in CT during warm weather. From the Groton Town Hall (where you would get your marriage license) to your Bluff Point wedding would be less than a mile.
Access is by a dirt road. Once you and your guests are there, you can picnic, launch a boat, hike, and enjoy nature. How about a beach wedding and then a picnic reception under the trees?
If you would like to bring dogs, horses, and other animals to your wedding, Bluff Point may be just the place you're looking for.
Chatfield Hollow State Park also has a covered bridge, beaches, and shady groves, all good CT locations for wedding ceremonies and photographs.
Chatfield Hollow State Park is usually uncrowded and it is easy to find peaceful places such as this pond. Chatfield Hollow is one of the CT State Parks that are not open all year. Please check when the park is open before planning your wedding there.
Roseland Cottage is a great background for your wedding. It is known far and wide for its color, architecture, and unique gardens.
Your garden wedding could take place at the side of Roseland Cottage in the parterre garden. Tours of the house and gardens are given in the warm weather.
Roseland Park weddings are often held in historic Roseland Park, near Roseland Lake. With more than 60 acres of woods and pleasant land, Roseland Park is seldom crowded. If you do a Web search for "Roseland Park", be sure to include the word "CT".
Located in "The Quiet Corner" of Connecticut, The Mansion at Bald Hill offers the serenity of a bygone time with the elegance and comfort of modern amenities.
The garden overview below only hints at its beauty. From the ivy-covered wall and sundial through the pergola to the gazebo, you and your guests will enjoy your outdoor wedding even more in these idyllic surroundings.
Imagine walking slowly through the pergola to meet your beloved at the gazebo.
Allegra Farm, owned and operated by John Allegra, belongs in its own category, but there's no "Barn Wedding" category....
John has many kinds of horse-drawn vehicles, from open-topped carriages to sleighs. Can you imagine arriving at your winter wedding in a horse-drawn sleigh?
Located in East Haddam, Connecticut, Allegra Farm is beautiful year round. Autumn weddings are spectacular with the foliage colors reflected in the pond.
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