Wedding Venues

Aria Wedding & Banquet Facility Prospect, CT

image9

"Aria Wedding and Banquet Facility is a premier wedding venue located in Prospect, Connecticut. Owned and operated by the Geloso Family, the venue has been providing unmatched service and exquisite wedding cuisine for three decades. Aria offers sculpted gardens, breathtaking views and extravagant ballrooms, making it an ideal, romantic setting for your wedding day. The venue offers a variety of wedding packages that are each customizable to fit your specific needs. Each wedding package includes a diverse selection of cuisine options that can be customized to fit your needs, budget, dietary restrictions and taste. Aria provides an elegant setting for your special day, with excellent service, custom dining menus and beautiful facilities.

Facilities and Capacity
Aria Wedding and Banquet Facility can accommodate up between 200 and 500 guests in Grand Ballroom A, their larger ballroom. The smaller option, Grand Ballroom B, accommodates between 75 and 200 guests.”

Contact

Birchwoods at Oak Lane

image10

"The banquet halls in Birchwoods Banquet Facility are an ideal venue for weddings in Connecticut. We have 3 banquet rooms to accommodate small intimate affairs or large event celebrations. Hosting a rehearsal dinner, birthday, or anniversary in our Connecticut banquet halls is bound to impress your guests.  We have some of the nicest banquet halls in CT and invite you to host a graduation party or your next business meeting here.  Use our banquet venues for a tasteful location for a bereavement reception.

Formal and professional, our newly renovated banquet facilities are an ideal location for your upcoming event. Weddings, business meetings, and other occasions are enhanced by Birchwoods Banquet Facility.Birchwoods Banquet Facility is the premiere venue for any worthwhile occasion in Connecticut. A combination of class, luxury, and elegance lead to great times and great memories by all in attendance. We look forward to serving you our fine food and drink and hope you'll choose us for all your event-planning needs. Come find out for yourself why we are Connecticut’s favorite location for weddings, corporate events, and so much more!”

Contact

Cugino’s Banquets Room, Farmington, CT

image11

Cugino's opened in 2001 in the beautiful town of Farmington, CT.  Staffs are very friendly.
 

A banquet & meeting room is available for special events or corporate meetings.  There's something for everyone!

Contact

Glastonbury Boat House, Glastonbury, CT

image12

This facility is awesome, received great customer service from Manager, I highly recommend it.

"Exceptional view, incredible events.

The Glastonbury Boathouse is a waterfront wedding venue situated along the Connecticut River in Glastonbury, Connecticut. The venue boasts the beauty of rural New England, along with panoramic river views, beautifully manicured grounds and a waterfront patio. The banquet hall’s white, exposed beam ceilings and expansive windows illuminate the room with natural light, creating a stunning reception setting in all seasons. The staff work closely with you to bring the wedding of your dreams to life. The venue’s preferred catering partners work with you to create a custom wedding menu that fits your tastes, style and budget. The Glastonbury Boathouse provides the perfect, picturesque backdrop for your wedding day in a convenient location for you and your guests. The venue is in close proximity to local hotel accommodations, restaurants and spa options, and Bradley International Airport.

Facilities and Capacity
The Glastonbury Boathouse’s new banquet hall can accommodate up to 150 seated guests or 250 guests for a standing cocktail reception. The covered observation deck is perfect for cocktails with panoramic river views.”

Contact

The Mill on the River, South Windsor, CT

image13

Absolutely beautiful!


"Podunk Mill dates back more than 200 years in South Windsor’s History.

It’s original dam, built by Colonists and Indians, is the oldest in Connecticut. The first mill was destroyed by a huge flood in 1750. In 1775, the mill was rebuilt by Joseph Rockwell. Corn, buckwheat, and rye were ground at the grist mill and stored in large bins until ready to be sold. The kitchen area was then the first Post Office with the miller as the postmaster. A brick yard and ice house were also on the property. Ice was cut on the pond, stored and covered with sawdust which made it last all year.

The Podunk Indians were once three clans, the Nameroke of Warehouse Point, the Hockanum of East Hartford, and the Scanticookes. They camped on the river, fishing for shad and salmon, hunting for deer and small game, raising corn, beans, squash, tobacco, and helping the Colonists build the dam. In return, the settlers gave them protection from the warring tribes of the Pequots and Mohigans.

Eventually, the dam was widened and recapped over the original field stone once built by the Indians, with a covered bridge. The building was completely restored with timbers and boards from nine tobacco sheds. This once crumbling, condemned, ex-mill, is now one of the most picturesque restaurants in Connecticut.

Today, with a reputation of excellence for over thirty years, The Mill on the River is the flagship restaurant of the Mill Restaurant Group. The Mill on the River is the perfect blend of traditional New England comfort and upscale dining elegance.”

Contact

The Aqua Turf, Plantsville, CT

image14

"The Aqua Turf Club is a premier wedding venue situated on 35 acres of land in Plantsville, Connecticut. The venue offers the perfect setting year-round, with beautiful, spacious indoor spaces, the New England-style “Chapel in the Pines” and an outdoor garden path leading to picturesque gazebos. It also features fountains and a windmill. The expert sales and banquet staff work to provide personalized service and unmatched attention to detail to ensure your wedding is executed flawlessly. On your wedding day, you will have a Maitre D’ who will work with you and coordinate with your vendors to make the day stress-free for you. The Aqua Turf Club is a memorable, elegant location for your bridal shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony or reception.

Facilities and Capacity
The Aqua Turf Club is home to the “Chapel in the Pines,” a non denominational chapel that can seat up to 240 guests. The chapel offers heating in the winter and air conditioning in the summer for the comfort of you and your guests. With four spacious rooms, the Aqua Turf Club can accommodate up to 1,600 guests for your wedding day. Each room – the Wagon Room, Kay’s Pier North, Kay’s Pier South and The Glass Room – offers its own bridal suite, bar and restrooms.”

Contact
image15

A Villa Louisa’s

Absolutely Beautiful

“A Villa Louisa’s elegant Grand Ballroom is the perfect venue for your wedding ceremony and reception. You will create breathtaking memories on our beautiful and picturesque grounds. Exceptional service, superb menu & top quality foods will complete your special day. Your guests will marvel, for years to come, about our level of quality. YOUR DREAMS WILL COME TRUE at A Villa Louisa: call now (860) 646-3161

You, your family and friends will luxuriate in our elegant and spacious Grand Ballroom. With high ceilings, chandeliers, and fireplaces, our Grand Ballroom is ready to entertain your wedding for as many as 300 of your family and friends. Our wedding reception venue includes a welcoming foyer, adjacent to the Grand Ballroom, complete with a waterfall fountain and a wall of windows overlooking beautiful Birch Mountain.

For smaller, intimate weddings, our Sunset Room has been renovated to suit all occasions and can accommodate from 25 to 70 guests. With large windows, a wraparound bar, and a flagstone porch, it overlooks breathtaking sunsets atop scenic Birch Mountain.

Our wedding ceremony venue sits atop exquisitely manicured grounds. Here you can use our pergola, charming white bridge, and landscaped gazebo for your onsite wedding ceremony and as elegant backdrops for your pictures.

Plan Your Wedding Ceremony & Reception at A Villa Louisa

Our professional wedding staff knows your wedding day may be the most important day of your life, so we strive for perfection. Our all-inclusive wedding packages and a five hour reception with impeccable service will complete your perfect day. An experienced wedding coordinator will assist in planning your wedding every step of the way. YOUR DREAM WEDDING WILL BE FULFILLED at A Villa Louisa.

We can also host your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, after wedding party, or celebrate that special anniversary with a celebratory party at A Villa Louisa. We invite you to view our menus and all-inclusive packages. Call now at (860) 646-3161.”

image16

Absolutely beautiful, staffs are amazing. I would highly recommend this venue!

“Crystal Peak is an Extremely Focused Special Events Facility. Their goals are identical to yours. They strive to make sure every person who visits leaves with the feeling they have experienced one of the most special events of their lives. That is what you deserve as their customer and it is the only thing we will accept for our reputation. If there is anything you desire for your special day do not hesitate to ask.”

Contact
image17

image18

Love it, absolutely beautiful, I highly recommend this venue. “Over the last decade, Cascade Fine Catering has been regarded as one of Connecticut's premier Wedding Facilities. As your guests are welcomed at the main entrance, they will experience the elegance and sophistication of their surroundings. Captured by breathtaking views of our beautiful, newly decorated piano foyer, 20ft cathedral ceilings depicting a sky of magnificent Austrian crystal chandeliers, which is adjacent to picturesque waterfall gardens and terrazzo.

You and your guests will enjoy the attentive personal service of our seasoned, professional staff and the succulent cuisine of our Executive culinary chef.

We invite you to contact our Wedding Specialists for a private tour of our beautiful facility and to further assist in the planning of your Special Day!“

Contact
image19

Absolutely gorgeous, staffs were amazing. For more information, please click the contact tab below. 

Contact
image20

“Elegance East of the River

Georgina’s Banquets is a locally owned and operated restaurant and banquet facility that caters to weddings and a variety of additional special occasions. We serve Hartford, Manchester, Vernon, Windham, South Windsor, Glastonbury and all surrounding CT towns. It is our goal to ensure that your occasion is organized, elegant and tasteful. We offer many different catering packages to meet every guest’s needs. We are proud to have earned a 5 star reputation on Weddingwire.com, Tripadvisor.com, and Theknot.com. Our reviews speak for themselves. We welcome you to contact us anytime to set up a private showing of our wedding and event venues.“

Contact
image21

image22

PARKS

Elisabeth Park 1561 Asylum Ave West Hartford, CT 06117 Phone number (860) 231-9443

image23

This park is absolutely beautiful, it consist of numerous gazebos to conduct the ceremony of your choice.


"GARDENS AND GROUNDS OF ELIZABETH PARK

Opened to the public in 1897, Elizabeth Park is the horticultural park of the Hartford park system. Because of its gardens, it has been called the, “Flower of New England Parks.” The rose garden is the heart and soul of the park and is the first public rose garden in the country, opened in 1904.

When the city took over the estate from Charles Pond, as Elizabeth Park, there were already a large variety of trees and existing plantings. The city hired Swiss-born landscape architect Theodore Wirth to design the park. Using his training from his work in Paris and London, Mr. Wirth created a true botanical park with Victorian formal gardens, which comprise a large variety of flowers, shrubs, and trees with a country vista as a backdrop.

Elizabeth Park is 101 acres located in both West Hartford and Hartford, Connecticut. For over 100 years, the rose garden at Elizabeth Park has been an attraction for thousands of people each year. It is a major attraction for Hartford and Connecticut residents and is considered one of the major tourist destinations for national and international visitors. “

RESERVE YOUR SLOT
Mill Pond Falls

Mill Pond Park

Garfield Street
Newington, CT  06111


 Park consist of a beautiful Waterfall  were small intimate wedding ceremonies can be performed. 

FIND OUT MORE
image24


“Hubbard Park areas are available on a first-come first-serve basis for picnics and parties.  The exceptions are the gazebo, band shell and field area which are available for rent. 

The cost for the Gazebo is $100.00 for a four hour period with a $50.00 refundable cleaning deposit.  The Gazebo can be reserved online or complete a Park Reservation Form. Contact the Facilities Coordinator at 203-630-4259 if you need additional information about renting the band shell and field.  Absolutely no staked tents or inflatable amusements (bounce houses) are allowed in the park without permission from the department.“

Reserve Now
image25

“PARK HISTORY


The majority of the land, 130 acres, was a gift from Clarence H. Wickham, whose will mandated that the property become a park following the death of his wife, Edith Wickham. A bequeath of 67 acres was given in 1967 by Myrtle Williams who owned land adjacent to the property (Private 10). Through land swaps and purchases, Wickham Park has expanded to the current 250 acres of land.

Upon his death in 1945, Clarence Wickham also left the bulk of his financial estate to fund Wickham Park. Bank of America, originally Hartford National Bank, manages the trust which finances both the operation and maintenance of the park.  While the trust provides for a majority of the operating expenses, donations, fees, and charges are required to deliver the highest quality park experience possible.

Landscape architects Olmsted Associates, Inc.,  based out of Brookline, Mass., created the park’s original design (Private 10). The plan called for the mansion on the property to be used as the home for the park superintendent. Extensive maintenance costs led to the home being torn down in 1964. The maintenance building, which now houses the park’s offices, was originally the Wickham’s carriage house. The log cabin, built in 1927 as a meeting place for family and friends, burned to the ground in 1989. A replica now stands on the original location which overlooks Hartford. The park opened officially on July 1, 1961, one year after the death of Edith Wickham.

Mr. And Mrs. Wickham wanted the public to enjoy their estate, named The Pines and while occupying the property, “derived supreme satisfaction in unselfishly, and in the spirit of sincere hospitality, permitting others to enjoy their privilege” (Case 7). Today, Wickham Park bases its development around the enjoyment of nature, an idea the Wickham’s promoted throughout their lives.“

Reserve Now
image26

image27

Most libraries have private rooms which can be reserved in advance or on a first come first serve basis where your ceremonies can be conducted. 


Hartford Library 

500 Main Street

Hartford, CT


 Has 8 rooms  available for free. You have to go on the day of your ceremony and ask to reserve a room. Or you can pay to rent one. Resevations can be made online or via phone 

(860) 695-6300 option # 6


Town of Newington 

131 Cedar Street

Newington, CT 06111


Has 2 meeting rooms available for public use by groups.

Meeting Room Availability

  • Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: not available

Meeting Room Application Process

  • Applications may be submitted no more than 8 weeks in advance of the meeting date requested.
  • Applications must be submitted and approved by the library prior to a meeting room being used.
  • Approval may take up to 2 business days, so please plan accordingly.
  • By submitting a meeting room application you are agreeing to abide by the regulations as stated in our meeting room policy.
  • Please read our Meeting Room Policy (PDF) prior to proceeding. You may download the Meeting Room Policy (PDF) online, or a copy may be picked up at the Adult Information desk at the library.

Making a Request

Choose one of the following options to request a meeting room:

Questions

For questions regarding Meeting Room policy or about applying for a meeting room, please contact Lynn Caley, Library Business Manager at 860-665-8728 or email Lynn Caley.




Back Yards

image28

Your backyard is a great place to have private intimate ceremonies. 

image29

image30