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Wickham Park

1329 West Middle Turnpike Manchester, CT 06040 – View on Map
(860) 528-0856

"No one does gardens like Wickham Park."  Located on 250 acres, Wickham Park can provide the ceremony site of your dreams.  In our themed gardens, you will encounter a variety of plant materials, design styles, structures and statuary.   Enter the English Garden through the cherry or lilac walk with detours into the rose walk and hydrangea corner.  Take your vows in an elegant wrought iron gazebo.  Or choose from other gardens that feature ponds, fountains and Wickham Park's famous Moon Bridge. 

To have a reception and ceremony  “Connecticut’s Finest Park” provides the ideal setting in a half acre size garden and amphitheater showcasing a stunning panoramic view of the Hartford skyline. Choosing your own vendors, the cabin package allows you to plan your wedding in your own unique style, from formal to casual.  An historic log cabin and adjacent frame tent provide for an unforgettable reception.  For unique photo opportunities, there are 25 additional acres of distinctive ornamental gardens.   Options are available for more than 150 guests.


Clarence H. Wickham, a Manchester industrialist, wanted the public to enjoy his beautiful estate, The Pines, as much as he and Mrs. Wickham had enjoyed it during the many years it was their home.  He left instructions with his trustee, Hartford National Bank (now Bank of America), to develop the estate into a park after he and Mrs. Wickham died.  He established a trust fund to finance its operation and maintenance.

 Today the estate is maintained independently as Wickham Park.  With additional land acquired by the trust, it consists of 250 acres of gardens, woodlands, open fields, ponds, picnic areas and sports facilities. 

Venue Type:
Unique Venues


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Cabin Package for wedding ceremonies and receptions, gardens for only ceremonies and picnic areas for corporate or family events

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1 Event

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Recent Renovations:
air conditioning of Log Cabin, addition of Cabin amphitheater for ceremonies and the new Scottish Garden debuting in the fall of 2011,

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Kosher Available

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