Places to Elope in Connecticut
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Branford Mansion at Avery Point Groton, CT
The Branford Mansion is part of UConn’s Avery Point Campus in Groton, CT. The campus entrance is at 1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT 06340; then follow the campus roads. The grounds of UConn Avery Point include a sculpture walk, a gazebo, a platform overlooking the water, and a large lawn between Branford Mansion and the water.
You’ll also see a lighthouse at the southeastern border of the Branford Mansion lawn, right at the edge of Long Island Sound. The official UConn Avery Point website is AveryPoint.UConn.Edu. If you're planning a formal wedding, please visit the official Branford House website: AveryPoint.UConn.Edu/Branford.
If you get married at Avery Point, whether you elope or have a formal wedding, you’ll get your marriage license from the Groton Town Clerk’s Office at 45 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT 06340. The Town Clerk’s Office can be reached at 860-441-6796. The official Groton, CT website is WWW.Groton-CT.Gov.
Elizabeth Park Rose Garden West Hartford, CT
You can get married in the Elizabeth Park Rose Garden, by the gazebo, in the Elizabeth Park Perennial Garden, under the pergola, or even elope by one of the ponds.
Enter Elizabeth Park at the West Hartford entrance at 1555 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT. The official Elizabeth Park website is WWW.ElizabethParkCT.Org.
If you get married in Elizabeth Park, whether you elope or have a formal wedding, you’ll get your marriage license from the West Hartford Town Clerk’s Office at 50 South Main St., West Hartford, CT 06107. The West Hartford Town Clerk’s Office can be reached at 860-561-7430. The official West Hartford, CT website is WWW.WestHartfordCT.Gov.
Gillette Castle State Park East Haddam, CT and Lyme, CT
The entrance to Gillette Castle State Park is at 67 River Road, East Haddam, CT 06423.
Tina and David, shown above, eloped on the bridge near the lily pond at Gillette Castle.
Bridges are very symbolic of making the transition from being single to being married. The bridge by the lily pond at Gillette Castle State Park is in the town of East Haddam. The East Haddam / Lyme town line goes right through the park.
If you elope in this part of Gillette Castle State Park, you’ll get your marriage license at the East Haddam Town Clerk’s Office at 7 Main Street, East Haddam, CT 06423. The Town Clerk can be reached at 860-873-5027. The official East Haddam website is WWW.EastHaddam.Org.
The Gillette Castle State Park Office phone number is 860-526-2336, and the official website is www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?A=2716&Q=325204.
Monica and Pedro eloped on the Terrace of Gillette Castle in early November.
Because Gillette Castle sits high above the Connecticut River, fall foliage is especially beautiful during October, and often lasts into early November. In spring and summer there are other great views of the river valley, usually with the Chester - Hadlyme Ferry and other water craft.
If you elope on the Gillette Castle Terrace, you’ll get your marriage license at the Lyme Town Clerk’s Office at 480 Hamburg Road (Route 156), Lyme, CT 06371. The Lyme Town Clerk can be reached at 860-434-7733, and the official Lyme, CT website is TownLyme.Org.
Please call me at 860-543-2334 if you have any questions about which town you plan to elope in at Gillette Castle!
Hammonasset State Park Madison, CT
Hammonasset State Park is located at 1288 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443. There is a very good connector from Interstate 95 which makes it a breeze to get to Hammonasset. You can call the Hammonasset Park Office at 203-245-2785
If you elope or have a beach wedding at Hammonasset, you’ll get your marriage license at Madison Town Hall, 8 Campus Drive, Madison, CT 06443. The Madison Town Clerk’s Office phone number is 203-245-5672, and the official Madison, CT website is WWW.MadisonCT.Org.
Harkness Memorial State Park Waterford, CT
Harkness Memorial State Park has beautiful gardens for your wedding, an amphitheater with seating for your guests, a boardwalk so you can walk easily to elope on the beach, and a mansion if you prefer a formal wedding with catered reception.
Harkness Memorial State Park is located at 275 Great Neck Road, Waterford, CT 06385. The Park Office phone number is 860-443-5725, and the official Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Harkness Park website is WWW.CT.Gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?A=2716&Q=325214.
If you elope at Harkness, you’ll get your marriage license at the Town Clerk’s Office in Waterford Town Hall, 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT 06385. The Town Clerk can be reached at 860-444-5831. The official Waterford, CT website is WWW.WaterfordCT.Org.
Lighthouse Point Park New Haven, CT
There is plenty of room on the beach at Lighthouse Point Park, right by the lighthouse, for a large wedding. Or you can use one of the pavilions to elope, possibly with a picnic reception. The carousel building, with a real working carousel, is available for a catered reception. There is an admission fee to visit the Park, but it is much affordable than a commercial wedding venue.
Lighthouse Point Park is located at 2 Lighthouse Road, New Haven, CT. You can call the Lighthouse Point Park Office at 203-946-8327.
If you have a beach wedding or elope at Lighthouse Point Park, you’ll get your marriage license at New Haven Town Hall, 200 Orange St., New Haven, CT 06510. The New Haven Town Clerk’s Office phone number is 203-946-8346, and the official New Haven, CT website is CityOfNewHaven.Com/TownClerk.
Mystic Aquarium Mystic, CT
Juno, probably Mystic Aquarium’s most famous resident, loves brides! The white whale seems to think that every bride comes just to see him.
In addition to Juno’s huge tank, which he shares with other Belugas, there are many other outdoor and indoor settings at Mystic Aquarium for either an elopement or a formal wedding. (The penguins are already wearing their tuxedos.)
The Mystic Aquarium is located at 55 Coogan Blvd, Mystic, CT 06355, and the official Mystic Aquarium website is WWW.MysticAquarium.org.
If you elope at Mystic Aquarium, you’ll get your marriage license at the Stonington Town Clerk’s Office at 152 Elm Street, Stonington, CT 06378. The Town Clerk can be reached at 860-535-5060. The official Stonington, CT website is WWW.Stonington-CT.Gov.
Rocky Neck State Park Niantic, CT
Rocky Neck State Park is ideal for a sunset wedding, as seen in the photo above. The beach is just one possible location for your elopement, because there are pavilions, a lawn overlooking the water, and a meadow surrounded by trees.
You will find the entrance to Rocky Neck State Park at 244 West Main Street, Niantic, CT 06357. You can call the Rocky Neck Park Office at 860-739-5471. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Rocky Neck website is www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?A=2716&Q=325256.
If you elope at Rocky Neck, you’ll get your marriage license at East Lyme Town Hall, 108 Pennsylvania Avenue, Niantic, CT 06357. The East Lyme Town Clerk’s Office phone number is 860-739-6931, and the official Town of East Lyme website is ELtownHall.Com.
Wickham Park Manchester, CT
Wickham Park consists of 250 acres of gardens, open fields, woodlands, ponds, picnic areas, and other attractions. It would take at least a dozen pictures to show just a few of the beautiful places to elope! The entrance to Wickham Park is located at 1329 West Middle Turnpike, Manchester, CT 06040. The Wickham Park Office phone number is 860-528-0856, and the official Wickham Park website is WWW.WickhamPark.Org. If you are planning a formal wedding instead of an elopement, there is a special section for wedding reservations at WWW.WickhamPark.Org/reservation_info_wedding.html. You can find Wickham Park on Facebook, too, at WWW.Facebook.Com/Wickham.Park.
If you get married at Wickham Park, you’ll get your marriage license at the Manchester Town Clerk’s Office at 41 Center Street, Manchester, CT 06045. The Town Clerk can be reached at 860-647-3037. Manchester's official website is WWW.TownOfManchester.Org.