Connecticut Beach Weddings

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Harkness State Park
Rocky Neck State Park
Gillette Castle State Park
Mystic Aquarium
Mystic Seaport
Avery Point
Stonington, CT
Lighthouse Point Park

Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, CT offers beautiful views of Long Island Sound and formal gardens for weddings.

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 Harkness Mansion is also available for indoor wedding ceremonies.

The amphitheater at Harkness Park is one of couples' favorite places to take wedding pictures in Connecticut. Call me at (860) 543-2334 to talk about great places for your wedding pictures.

Rhiannon's father built the wedding trellis for his daughter's beach wedding at Harkness.

Please visit my Harkness Memorial State Park Weddings Page for more information and more pictures.

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Rocky Neck State Park Weddings in East Lyme, CT are fun for families.

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 Connecticut.

The Jetty and beach at Rocky Neck State Park, in East Lyme, 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. It is one of the most versatile of the Connecticut State Parks for weddings. There is plenty of handicapped parking available. The stone pavilion at Rocky Neck is wheelchair-accessible, too.

The Rocky Neck State Park pavilion, in East Lyme, CT

Please see my Rocky Neck State Park Weddings Page for more information and more pictures.

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Have you ever wanted to get married at a castle? You can get married at Gillette Castle in East Haddam, CT.

Gillette Castle offers views of the Connecticut River, and weddings usually take place on the terrace that looks out on the river.

Gillette Castle in East Haddam, CT is an exciting place for your special day.

There is no charge for parking or visiting the grounds; there is a charge for touring the castle. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome at your Gillette Castle wedding ceremony!

The stone bridge near the lily pond is a favorite place for pre- or post-ceremony photos

For more information please visit my Gillette Castle Weddings Page.

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Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut could be considered a pseudo-beach. You and your guests can watch whales, and they'll watch you back!

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.

During the exchanging of wedding rings the whales watched us.

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.

The blue water complemented the colors of the bridesmaids dresses and the flowers contrasted nicely.

Visit my Mystic Aquarium Weddings Page for more photos and information.

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Mystic Seaport, a destination wedding favorite, is also in Mystic, CT, just down the road from Mystic Aquarium.

Destination weddings at Mystic Seaport are especially popular in the summertime. You could have your wedding on the water aboard the steamboat Sabino. There are plenty of hotels and motels nearby, and more than enough local attractions for you and your guests to enjoy during your stay.

Jennifer and Kevin after their wedding at Mystic Seaport.

Kimberly Aubin and her staff will help make your destination wedding a success. Nearby bed & breakfast accommodations, plus local 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.

How about a water wedding by the lighthouse at Mystic Seaport?

Visit my Mystic Seaport Weddings Page for more information.

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From the Branford House Mansion at Avery Point in Groton, CT you can see three lighthouses, Long Island Sound, the Thames River, sailboats, ferries, and even the occasional submarine.

Avery Point is appropriate for a seaside wedding on the lawn or a formal wedding in the Branford House Mansion.

Preparation for a seaside wedding at Branford House Mansion at Avery Point in Groton, Connecticut

Please see my Avery Point Weddings Page for more information on Avery Point weddings.

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Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, CT has a lighthouse, sandy beaches, and a working carousel.

For a wedding on the water, you can get married on the beach near the lighthouse then have your reception inside the carousel building.

Jeannine and Ryan getting married at Lighthouse Point, CT

Of all the Connecticut beaches to get married, Lighthouse Point Park offers the most choices: Lighthouse wedding, beach wedding, or carousel wedding.

Carousel reception after the Lighthouse Point Park Park wedding

Please see my Lighthouse Point Park Weddings Page.

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In Stonington, Connecticut you can get married at a lighthouse, on the beach, or at a winery.

The Borough of Stonington, Connecticut is a fishing village with real New England charm. Stonington is a great place for an informal beach wedding or a formal wedding at a special place such as a winery. Have your elopement on a Connecticut beach!

The Stonington Lighthouse Museum, in Stonington, CT, near sunset

Your lighthouse wedding could take place on the grounds of the Stonington Lighthouse Museum or your beach wedding at nearby duBois Beach. The Captain Nathaniel Palmer House, operated by the Stonington Historical Society, offers good possibilities for an indoor wedding if the weather doesn't cooperate.

DuBoise Beach in Stonington, CT has a wooden pavilion

Elsewhere in the Borough, or in the Town of Stonington, there are other great places to have your wedding and reception.

Please see more Stonington pictures at my Stonington, CT Weddings Page.

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