Expanding between the towns of Manchester and East Hartford, Wickham Park has been deemed “Connecticut’s Finest Park” because of its gorgeous gardens and expansive lawns. Sprawling over 250 acres, most of this stunning parcel of greenspace was gifted by prominent politician Clarence H. Wickham and has since become a local favorite for hosting beautiful garden weddings! Each themed garden possesses its own singular ambiance that can be utilized for weddings. The English Garden is classic, featuring a lush green lawn, wrought iron gazebo, flourishing perennials, and a thousand feet of finely trimmed hedges. The Oriental Garden is dappled with Asian-inspired art, a luminous Moon Bridge, pagoda, and lovely teahouse. The Italian Shrine boasts unique stucco pillars that evoke the beauty of ancient Roman ruins, complemented by statues of Saints and blooming flowers. Located in the park’s center, the Lotus Garden contains a Japanese-style pagoda, paper lanterns, and several water features that add an air of serenity to the area. Offering many versatile spaces for hosting stunning outdoor weddings, Wickham Park is ideal for soon-to-be-wed couples.
Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception
Max Indoor Ceremony: 110 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 180 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 180 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 180 guests
Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 11:00PM.
The rental fee ranges from $3,500 to $4,000 for a ceremony and reception and includes 8 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time The fee is $375-$600 for a ceremony only wedding. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $200/hr. A refundable security deposit of $500 is required. Please note, is using an outside caterer there is a $400 fee. Venue is not available November thru March.
The average wedding cost at Wickham Park is estimated at between $9,651 and $18,446 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.
Choose from List
|Tables and chairs provided|
|Venue set up and clean up|
|Day of onsite manager|
|Kitchen for prep only|
|Large parking lot|
|No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.|
|Choose from a list for catering|
|Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors|
|Smoking outside only|
|Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer|
|Music must end by 11:00PM|