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.
Couples can host a multitude of wedding-related events at Harrybrooke Park, including ceremonies, receptions, engagement parties, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners. Upon request, couples will be provided with an event planning service to aid them in the design and implementation of their envisioned celebration. 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:
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.
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Matt W · Married on 09/19/2019
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.Sent on 09/20/2019
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!
Megan Song · Married on 08/11/2019
Amazing view with the best service
Harrybrooke Park is an amazing place for wedding. It has great view, like pavilion, a lot of trees, stairs and pathways among trees, pond and creek. It's very spacious as well. A 3 bedroom museum, a small pavilion, a large pavilion, a ceremony garden, and a huge lawn area ---- enough to put a huge tent, plus picnic, game, photo booth and anything you want. Service is another outstanding feature here. Billy and Lindsey cannot be more helpful for my wedding. Lindsey walked me through the whole preparation, and provided lists of catering companies, florists, etc. They are there for the rehearsal the night before, and as on-site coordinator at the day of. You can imagine how important they are. I thought I've fully prepared with a 5-sheet spreadsheet arranging everything for the decoration and the day of, but without Billy and Lindsey, my wedding won't be as smooth. The venue is also very flexible. I had tours in several venues, and Harrybrooke Park is the only one that you can use it for the whole weekend. We started decoration on Saturday noon, left for rehearsal dinner at around 8:30pm and my wedding is at Sunday noon. Some venues only allow you to arrive 4 hours in advance. I don't know how people can finish setting up in that short time, especially if your wedding will be at noon.Sent on 08/22/2019
Oh, I forgot to mention, the colors in the park are AMAAAAZING!! My photographer was inspired right away when he got into the museum, where my bridesmaids and I did the makeup and dressed up. Turquoise and classic warm flowers, they are perfect in pictures.
All in all, you won't regret choosing this venue. Billy and Lindsey are my family now. My husband and I said we would come back for our anniversaries in the future.
Harrybrooke Park and Harden House Museum's reply:Megan, from us at Harrybrooke we are honored to have been able to host your special day! Thank you so much for your thoughtful and kind words. We look forward to seeing you at the park in the future to celebrate your anniversaries! We wish you both and your families a life full of happiness, laughter, and love! :)
Paige Vaillancourt · Married on 06/15/2019
Could not have asked for a better venue!
From start to finish, Harrybrooke and its staff were amazing. They were accommodating, professional, and so much fun to work with. Lindsey was excellent at keeping the event moving smoothly and making sure all the small details were taken care of. Billy, the Park Director, was our officiant and he wrote vows tailored for us that made everyone laugh and cry. The passion that the staff have for the park and its history truly shows. And the park and museum itself were breathtaking. Our photographer had a field day with the location. Being able to get ready in a beautiful museum with all its gorgeous lighting was different and the perfect scene for pictures. The immaculately manicured gated garden was made to be a ceremony location. Guests were able to take a short walk to the pavilion for cocktail hour and the reception, play lawn games, and had access to actual bathrooms (which was hard for us to find for a park setting). The park is also close to hotels and amenities, which was great for our out-of-town guests. This place really had it all: wonderful staff, water features, wooded areas, gardens, the museum, and, oh yeah, peacocks! The hidden gem of New Milford absolutely lived up to its name.Sent on 06/16/2019