Wickham Park

Connecticut

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Description

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.

Venue Style

Private Estate, Barn/Farm/Ranch, Park/Garden, City/Skyline View, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor

Services

Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception

Capacity

Max Indoor Ceremony: 110 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 180 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 180 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 180 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 11:00PM.

Rental Fees

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.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Wickham Park is estimated at between $9,651 and $18,446 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.

Catering

Choose from List

Alcohol

Provided

Amenities Included

Event coordination
Ceremony arch
Dance floor
Tables and chairs provided
Outdoor lighting
Security
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
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