While there are many different benefits for having your wedding outside, here are a few of our favorites.
Next to the bride, what could be more beautiful than Mother Nature's gifts. We have many here at Harrybrooke Park, including, the Gated Garden, Still River Falls, the Pond adorned with two elegant fountains. There are so many options for not only saying your vows in any of these special areas, but also, just imagine the pictures you will get here! Between the vibrant colors of the flowers in the Gated Garden, or the presence of the Still River Falls, your photographer will be delighted to have such a beautiful backdrop to work with and you will have gorgeous memories captured forever.
Who doesn't like to save money? With the flowers in the Gated Garden and the lush greenery all over the park, you won't have to spend a lot of money on floral arrangements or other decorations because Mother Nature has done for you. You can keep things very simple and elegant with the natural ambiance just by adding lantern lighting or simple white string lights to enhance the setting. It won't take much to add to the charming setting of Harrybrooke Park.
Did you know that Harrybrooke Park is a non-profit park? That's right! Founded in 1965, given to the People of New Milford, by Frank & Elizabeth Harden. This was their home and it was their wish to see it be used for events just like this. For recreation, for family, for fun! When you have your wedding at Harrybrooke Park, you are helping to raise funds to keep the park open. Harrybrooke Park receives no funding from the town or state and we work very hard to plan park wide events, such as weddings, to raise the money needed to keep this gem alive. So you see, by having your wedding at the park, you are giving back!
Sit Back, Relax, Enjoy Your Special Day
Probably the most important reason to have your wedding outside. Outdoor weddings tend to give off a more casual feel, allowing for not only your guests to kick back, but the bride and groom as well. Just being in the warm, fresh air is comforting, it's soothing. Also, the luxury of the extra space will provide you and your guests with the freedom to move about more and not be confined to one or two rooms. Everyone will enjoy themselves in such a relaxing atmosphere and love will be sure to fill the air!
To learn more about having your wedding outside at Harrybrooke Park, please contact Valerie at:
firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a tour of the beautiful grounds.
There are a few constants to every wedding in the history of weddings. The first and most important is that the bride is beautiful. Regardless of "good hair days" or weather or even if the cake falls over, the bride herself will be beautiful. She may not always believe this and certainly may be too preoccupied with the events of the day and the schedule she keeps, but rest assured, the bride is the glowing center of the universe on her day. Every single person will notice and if her essence doesn't bring a tear to your eye, they you are cold hearted, my friend, and you don't belong at weddings. Open your heart. Yeesh! It is her day to be the center of everyone's attention and her beauty is on display for all to take notice. The photos will be amazing. The mental notes will be of tremendous beauty.
A bride deserves the backdrop.
Every photographer has unique gifts, angles and tricks to make your photographs unique. You hire them because they have talent. If not, you'd let cousin Charlie use his iphone and you'd capture moments, but let's be clear here. How many days in your life will you hire a photographer to capture moments professionally. Not just for your facebook feed but to proudly display on your mantle for your grandchildren to see how beautiful the bride was on her day? Most people hire a professional only a handful of times in their entire life. IF that. Some only hire a pro for THIS DAY. This photographer can utilize props and your centerpieces, but they can work better if given a larger canvas. Imagine the backdrop of a park. Natural beauty and natural lighting. Blooming trees and flowers not plucked from the ground but a garden deserving of the bride's beauty.
Your photographer deserves the backdrop.
Ok, so what do I mean by the backdrop? Is it a pretty wallpaper on the reception room wall? Maybe. Is it a church? Perhaps. We have many beautiful ones in Litchfield County. But when we step outside into nature's beauty, we find infinite backdrops and choices. The backdrop of rolling waterfalls, of a well manicured garden and blooming trees provides the natural beauty that compliments the bride.
If you walk Harrybrooke Park, there are so many options and so many opportunities that have never been utilized in any photograph. Why? Because it's always changing. The flower in the garden is there for the exact moment in time for you to capture, just like your love and your vows. Unique to you.
Give us a call and come take a walk with our staff who can show you the unique backdrops that this park provides so that you can show your grandchildren exactly what moments were grown for you.
Showers. The party before the party. Baby showers. Bridal showers. I don't quite get "Jack & Jill" showers because it's like "Wedding Lite" or "pre-gaming" but they're also quite popular. We get a lot of calls to reserve a pavilion for a shower. A lot. While weather pending, it's a great way to spend the day outside and bring in the sunshine. Unfortunately, Mother Nature doesn't always shine on these outdoor events and it can be a bit frustrating. You'd think as a mother she would understand the importance. But that being said, how can you control that in a park? Welcome to the Harden House Museum.
Most people think of museums as marble buildings with vast open spaces and one small painting behind velvet ropes. What if you could go behind the ropes and shrink the building so that it would be a cozy setting? Couches and chairs from the 1940's and paintings you can look at closely. A beautiful love story to the building, the property and the people who gave their home as a museum. THEN, what if this beautiful museum sat along a waterfall with a patio so that you had outdoor and indoor access so that you can enjoy BOTH aspects in one day?
So many people do not know what Harden House Museum is, or what it HAS for the people in this area. As an affordable location, we have hosted more and more weddings on the grounds, but so many brides have said "I wish we knew about the house for the shower!" We are now booking baby and bridal showers here in the museum. For 20-50 people it's a gorgeous location to introduce an element if style, history and nostalgia. Elegance and class mixed with a serene view of the falls makes Harden House Museum the true hidden gem of shower venues. Large halls that hold 200 people end up displaying a lot of empty space.
As beautiful as this location is for a large or small weddings on the grounds, the museum is intimate, classic and truly unique for your next shower. Give us a call and set up a time for a tour. THIS is the new hot spot for all things shower.
Arielle Barker (Current)