When a couple looks at wedding venues there are many factors they have to take into consideration; outdoor space vs indoor space, bathrooms, parking, capacity, etc. It can be overwhelming to pick a place that has everything you want, let alone need to make your day everything you dreamed of. Here at Harrybrooke we pride ourselves on being able to "roll with the punches" when it comes to wedding day accommodations, because while our sprawling 48 acres offers just about everything the modern day couple needs to host a wedding, it always helps to have a "Plan b" when certain things don't go as planned. With a good staff comes the assurance that any bump in the road will be handled on your behalf, so that its still your day your way, just maybe not exactly how you originally planned it. After all its a day worth celebrating because nothing is gonna put a damper on the love you have for you partner on the day you say "I do".
With fall around the corner, and pumpkin flavored delectables making their way back onto menus and grocery store shelves nationwide, it is only fitting we talk about the highly desirable October wedding. October, as you may already know, is one of the most sought out months for weddings. There is something about the crisp yet comfortable air, beautiful foliage, and apple cinnamon aroma that makes couples swoon for an October wedding. I mean they do call it cuffing season for a reason, right?
At Harrybrooke Park and Harden House Museum, this wedding season is kind of like a unicorn. Why you ask? Because the magical once in a lifetime opportunity to get married in the month of October has presented itself. Due to the pandemic and its many restrictions and uncertainties, we had to make the very difficult decision to cancel our beloved Haunted Trail, but don’t cry! This means that couples everywhere have a very special opportunity to get married at Harrybrooke Park in the month of October! This year has been difficult for both couples looking to wed and venues, but here at Harrybrooke Park we are hoping you can take our misfortunes and turn them into something magical by celebrating your special day here with us.
If a magical October wedding at Harrybrooke Park is just the special day you were hoping for, don't hesitate to call us immediately.
It goes without saying that Coronavirus has really put a damper on countless large scale events worldwide. Within the park we’ve had to deal with cancelling some of our biggest and most popular events, from the Easter Egg Hunt, to Big Jeep Thing. And while having to cancel our events is always a bummer, there's something even more disheartening about having to cancel or postpone a wedding due to aspects out of anyone's control. We become so fond of all of our couples, and often work closely with them to make sure their day goes exactly as planned. It is a role that we consider ourselves lucky to have. We want to extend our deepest sympathies to not only our couples, but all the couples nationwide that had to cancel or postpone their weddings due to this unforeseen tragedy. No matter what true love is worth celebrating, and it is our hope that within this time all couples have been able to prosper through this experience and come out stronger than ever before. We look forward to celebrating with all our couples who had to postpone, and meeting all the new couples who choose Harrybooke as their venue. Love is stronger than Corona.
The new year is here and Harrybrooke Park is already moving forward full speed. With 48 full acres and a beautifully persevered house that has been turned into a museum, there is something here for everyone and every occasion! Our Pavilions are rented year round for birthday parties, graduations, reunions, weddings, and various other events; As are the grounds, Harden House Museum, and beautiful Gated Garden. 2020 has already brought us 7 weddings from May - September of this year and a couple more for 2021. Harrybrooke is the wedding venue that has it all, which is why so many lucky couples have had beautiful weddings in our park, and many more continue to have their special day here. There is something to be said about a venue that has its own natural beauty.
In addition to weddings, 2020 has brought us a couple new wonderful staff members, and some exciting new events. Everyone involved is looking forward to what the warmer months will bring, including the peacocks! It goes without saying that Harrybrooke is full of opportunity, so don't wait to have your special day in the park, whatever that may be.
Arielle Barker (Current)