From the amphitheater at Harkness Memorial State Park with its fine view of Long Island Sound in the background to Gillette Castle State Park overlooking the Connecticut River, your water wedding will give you beautiful pictures and great memories. Rocky Neck State Park rounds out the trio here for State of Connecticut Park weddings on the beach of the Connecticut coastline.
For your destination wedding, both Mystic Seaport and Mystic Aquarium offer your guests entertainment after your ceremony and reception. There is plenty of parking and shopping near by.
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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' favorite 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.
Gillette Castle offers views of the Connecticut River, and weddings usually take place on the terrace that looks out on the river.
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!
For more information please visit my Gillette Castle Weddings Page.
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.
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.
Please see my Rocky Neck 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 wedding photos and information.
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.
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.
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.
For a wedding on the water, you can get married on the beach near the lighthouse then have your reception inside the carousel building.
Of all the Connecticut beaches to get married, Lighthouse Point Park offers the most choices: Lighthouse wedding, beach wedding, or carousel wedding.
Please see my Lighthouse Point Park Weddings Page.
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.
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.
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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