Perhaps overdue, we welcome you to the Harrybrooke Park Weddings website. With the growth of this opportunity in the last few years, we felt it was necessary to dedicate a page directly to the special and most important days of the lives of so many couples.
Harrybrooke Park was the gift of Frank & Elizabeth Harden who used to enjoy this weekend/summer estate until their passing in 1964 & 65. With no children of their own, they left the park to the "People of the town of New Milford and surrounding areas for the benefit of recreation and pleasure." they could have easily left the property to family or simply given it to the town itself. By entrusting a Board of managers to oversee the property with very specific instructions and an endowment of funds, we are able to provide this beautiful park at no cost to the tax payers of the town.
Now this endowment doesn't go as far as it once did. The economy in 1965 compared to 51 years later is significant, so we need to be a bit more creative in how we maintain operations. Opening up to park-wide fund raising events is certainly one way and we are growing in that aspect as well . But in commemoration of the first wedding held on this property (that of Frank and Elizabeth on June 15th, 1943) we felt weddings offer a wonderful opportunity to share the beauty that is known as Harrybrooke Park.
In addition to a professional staff that will help you as much as you need, we can also custom fit each and every wedding to the needs and budget of each lucky couple. We can be as simple or as elaborate as you'll need. We have had simple 3 person ceremonies on the patio of Harden House Museum and we have hosted grand affairs with large tents, garden receptions and we can even shut down the entire 48-acres for JUST YOU.
Your special day has enough for you to be concerned with, so when you give us a call you will get REAL PEOPLE who will not treat your day as just another event in their facility. you will get competent professionals who will welcome you to the Hardens' home and treat you like family. We are even in the process of creating a "forever walkway" in the garden with individually named bricks so that your memory of the day will be set in stone (so the speak) forever in Harrybrooke Park.
I thank you for coming by the page and checking us out. I hope you give us a call for your next event, and we welcome you to come explore the grounds here in Harrybrooke Park. Your wedding day can simply be "a walk in the park."
- Billy Buckbee