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Harrybrooke Park and Harden House Museum

New Milford, CT View map

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NOTICE:
ALL of Harrybrooke Park's Wedding pricing that was previously sent out will expire as of Valentine's Day, Feb 14th, 2021 and new pricing and packages will be effective for every wedding not booked by this date. All old pricing sheets and pricing quotes will be considered invaliid at this time.

Harrybrooke Park and Harden House Museum is a historic wedding venue located in New Milford, Connecticut that offers couples a serene place to achieve their marriage milestone. This unprecedented park is home to the Harden House Museum and 48 acres of natural appeal, which includes the park gardens, pavilions, duck pond, nature trails, wetlands, and Still River. Nestled in the Litchfield Hills, this secluded location offers picturesque views ideal for any wedding celebration. The staff will welcome you to utilize the park as your own space, where you can feel at home while planning your dream event.

Facilities and Capacity

The Harden House Museum in Harrybrooke Park functions as a get-ready room and is complete with breathtaking views of the Still River. At the heart of Harrybrooke Park, the museum offers an elegant home adorned with vases, art, and 1940s-era glassware and furnishings. Couples can wed in the Gated Garden, which is a grassland area that overlooks the glistening trees of the park. The garden features an innovative aisle, which is comprised of engraved custom bricks that commemorate couples who have been married in the garden. The venue’s outdoor pavilions and tented options are the perfect backdrops for wedding receptions, with endless details to marvel at and photograph as the sun sets around the grounds.

Services Offered

Couples can host a multitude of wedding-related events at Harrybrooke Park, including ceremonies, receptions, engagement parties, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners and down the road, who knows ... maybe a baby shower. The staff at the venue can render setup and cleanup services to help with day-of coordination. Although the venue welcomes outside professionals to service weddings at the park, they can also equip couples with a list of preferred vendors, which includes the following categories:

  • Caterers
  • Florists
  • Photographers
  • Rentals
  • Hairstyling and makeup artists
  • Bakeries
  • DJs and live bands

History

The museum and grounds once served as the home of Frank and Elizabeth Harden. The grounds functioned as the couple's haven away from city life. When they found this harmonic retreat, Frank and Elizabeth were married on the property and became the first couple to be wed on the grounds. When Elizabeth and Frank passed away in 1964 and 1965, respectively, the lovely estate was left to the local individuals in New Milford, who now continue to preserve the couple's memory with their appreciation for Harrybrooke Park.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Museum
Park

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up
Rated
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Recommended by 100% of couples
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9 User photos

  • Bre
    Bre Married on 11/07/2020
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    Best Wedding Venue!

    Harrybrooke Park alone is a beautiful location! Then you add in working with Billy, who has a true passion for this place, and then you will get a day you will truly never forget. Being a bride in 2020, I had to make many last minute adjustments, but the staff at Harrybrooke worked their amazing magic and helped to make my day unforgettable.
    I was able to have my bridal shower here. Then I had my rehearsal here. My bridal party got to get ready in the Harden House. I got to have a beautiful ceremony in the garden and my photographer took some beautiful pictures because of the scenery that Harrybrooke has to offer.
    I would recommend Harrybrooke Park to anyone looking to have a one in a kind day!
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    Lauren D. Married on 05/09/2020
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    Amazing outdoor wedding venue

    Gorgeous outdoor space with views of waterfall and lovely garden to be married in. You and your bridesmaids get to get dressed in the amazing Harden Home which looks like you took a step back in time. The building is also a museum and shows the rich history of the couple that used to live there and gives a look into what the past was like. Bill Buckbee knows so much history about the land and previous owners. The grounds are nicely manicured for a public park. It was the perfect place for our country style outdoor wedding and had plenty of room for guests. The waterfalls, giant trees and flowers garden served as perfect places for photos. Bill was hands down the kindness and easiest person to work with. He has an eye for detail and really knows how to help make your special day even more amazing! He honestly took a lot of the stress out of the wedding planning for the venue and has a lot of vendors that he works with to make suggestions. I can not recommend this venue enough! If you want a lovely, stress-free, beautiful wedding experience you should choose Harrybrooke Park.

    Harrybrooke Park and Harden House Museum's reply:

    Thank you, Lauren. We were so happy to make your day happen and your guests were wonderful as well. Thank you very much for the kind words. We will see you soon I’m sure!
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    Matt Married on 09/19/2019
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    Unique and gorgeous

    The staff was extremely accommodating and the venue is beautiful and unique. It was a very special and memorable experience to have our wedding here. I couldn't have imagined a better experience.

    Harrybrooke Park and Harden House Museum's reply:

    Thank you very much for your kind words, Matt! It was our pleasure to host your special day - and we wish you both a lifetime of love, laughter, and happiness!

Awards

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100 Still River Dr. New Milford, CT, 06776
860-799-6520
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Harrybrooke Park and Harden House Museum frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Harrybrooke Park and Harden House Museum?

Harrybrooke Park and Harden House Museum includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Harrybrooke Park and Harden House Museum, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Harrybrooke Park and Harden House Museum includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

What are the most important characteristics of Harrybrooke Park and Harden House Museum in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Harrybrooke Park and Harden House Museum for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Museum
  • Park

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Harrybrooke Park and Harden House Museum for wedding events?

Harrybrooke Park and Harden House Museum offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Harrybrooke Park and Harden House Museum offer?

Harrybrooke Park and Harden House Museum offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Harrybrooke Park and Harden House Museum offer for wedding events?

Harrybrooke Park and Harden House Museum offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Preferred Vendors Only
  • Set Up

What percentage of users recommend Harrybrooke Park and Harden House Museum and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Harrybrooke Park and Harden House Museum is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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