Connecticut Justice of the Peace
Ernest Adams — (860) 543-2334
Celebrating Your Day Your Way!
From the world-renowned Elizabeth Park Rose Garden near Connecticut's state capitol to Mohegan Park Rose Garden in the city known as "The Rose of New England", your rose garden wedding will be the highlight of your guests' summer.
Weddings in Elizabeth Park can take place in the gazebo, in the pergola, by one of 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. Other gardens in the park also provide a beautiful background.
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.
There are not enough photographs yet to have a Page for Mohegan Park Rose Garden. Sorry!
The Mohegan Park Rose Garden in Norwich, CT is perfect for an intimate outdoor wedding. 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. There is plenty of room for a large wedding party plus lots of space for friends.
Deer had been dining on the tender rose shoots and buds before the deer-proof fence was installed a couple of years ago. Now the roses are climbing over the arches, spreading out, and providing a colorful background for your wedding. The photo showing the flagpole was taken from inside the gazebo.
The arches of roses provide aisles suitable for wedding processions, and the rose arches are ideal for framing a newly-married couple. Your guests and photographers will appreciate the beauty of Mohegan Park Rose Garden.
Parking is limited to the streets. Carpooling is strongly urged.
The Norwich Rose Garden in Mohegan Park 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.
The gazebo in the Pardee Rose Garden looks like the top of a wedding cake, with the brick tiers that also hold roses and other flowers representing the cake. Imagine yourselves being the couple atop this living wedding cake!
There is plenty of room for your guests in the garden surrounding the rose-covered gazebo. The Pardee Rose Garden holds many other kinds of beautiful flowers in addition to roses.
These photographs were taken early in the rose season. Later in the year the roses and other flowers are at their peak.
The address for the Pardee Rose Garden is 180 Park Road, Hamden, CT 06514. Please call (203) 946-8020 to get a wedding permit to get married in Pardee Rose Garden. You can reach the Park Greenhouse at (203) 946-8142. The official Web Site is WWW.CityOfNewHaven.Com/Parks/gardens/pardee.asp. It has many, many photos of the specific rose varieties that are in the Park. WWW.CityOfNewHaven.Com/Parks/gardens/pardee/images/00arbor.jpg shows a different view of the wedding gazebo.
The Connecticut Rose Society Web Site has photos of several Connecticut rose gardens for weddings. Caution: The Connecticut Rose Society Site plays music without asking permission or giving warning when you enter the Site!
The American Rose Society Web Site has much more information on roses. The Site does not play music.
Copyright © 2012 Ernest Adams — All rights reserved.
Version 5.00 31 March 2012