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The capital of Connecticut, Hartford is among the oldest cities of the country, founded in 1635. The vintage vibes of this city are unparalleled and can be incorporated in your Hartford wedding photography too!
Home to the oldest public art museum in the entire country, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford is a house of many institutes which are of historic significance. Among the others are, Hartford Public High School, the second-oldest secondary school and Bushnell Park, the oldest publicly funded park.
We assume your wedding’s around the corner. Well, that’s why you are here! And we would be glad to be of some assistance to you. After you have decided to get married, the next thing is when and where! While the when is totally up to you both, we can certainly help you with the where.
Picking that right wedding venue is a lot of struggle. Various things have to be considered such as the look of the venue, the convenience factor, cost-effectiveness and of course, being able to represent you as a couple. Once the wedding venue is finalized, more than half of the battle is won!
And in case you are still in the engagement announcement stage, we also have the perfect engagement locations in Hartford for you, that will make for a rocking Hartford engagement photography!
So, coming straight to the point, let’s take a look at some of the wedding venues in Hartford that we have hand-picked for you. These venues are exceptionally good from a wedding photography perspective too! Read on and take your pick!
For couples looking for a classic Hartford engagement photography, Elizabeth Park is a great place to explore. This hundred-acre park is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a splendid background for both wedding photography and engagement photography, alike! Our Hartford engagement photographers love capturing couples posing romantically amidst the green lawns, the rustic stairs, and charming walkways. The waterfront spots also make for great photogenic spots and so does the canopy formed by the trees! It’s like they are framing your love, in the most natural and scenic way!
Glastonbury Boathouse is a great option for Hartford engagement photography! Walk hand in hand with your partner, along the river and let our Hartford engagement photographers work their magic! You just sit at the dock, with a glass of champagne in your hands, announcing your engagement with a big Cheers! You get more props like a blanket to snuggle by the dock, gazing into the sunset! Foodies, you could also include food items in your engagement photography. Click here to know how!
Located just ten minutes away from one of the most popular wedding venues of Hartford, the Barns at Wesleyan Hills, Lyman Orchards is a place straight out of a storybook! Feel every bit like a princess, wed to her prince charming, picking fruits at the orchard farmlands in your wedding photography, post or pre! The vibrant backdrops are in the most gorgeous hues of greens, reds, and yellows! From fruit-picking to having adorable animals in the background, these orchards are also ideal for your Hartford engagement photography. Let the fragrance of fresh fruits blend in with your romance and produce some exceptionally romantic engagement photography at Lyman Orchards.
Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery
The Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery is another gaw-geous engagement location. This beautiful engagement location in Hartford is around half-an-hour away from a popular wedding venue, the Bond Ballroom and is found in the humble town of Wallingford. Started by a family in 1997, the winery has a unique Tuscany touch! It’s a great place to bring some props and enjoy a wonderful day picnicking around! Click here for more ideas! The glorious vines and rolling hills provide a charming backdrop for some countryside engagement photography.
Devil’s Hopyard State Park
And if you are looking for another option, you could visit the Devil’s Hopyard State Park. With a wooded vibe all over, the park is synonymous with dreamy romance. The showstopper is the Chapman Falls which fall from a height of 60 feet. The falls add a sense of dreaminess to your Hartford engagement photography, apart from adding depth! The trails located within the woods of the forested park are great spots for a memorable engagement photoshoot. As you walk hand in hand, our Hartford engagement photographer captures all the nuances of the romantic moments!
Pond House Cafe
This gorgeous Hartford wedding venue houses two spaces to hold your wedding celebrations - The Garden Room and the Terrace. The Garden Room is a magnificent event space to accommodate around 175 guests. The hall is sheer beauty, adorned with high ceilings and cathedral windows. The opulence is complemented by the serene views of the surrounding greens. It all makes for a spectacular backdrop for your wedding photography. There are so many locations at this venue that add depth to the romance between the bride and the groom! As the bride shines in the best attire of her life, that she’s been always longing to wear, the groom’s dapper look compliments hers. Together, they are perfectly complemented by the interiors of this wedding venue. As the sun goes for slumber, the high ceilings look ethereal in the soft glow of the twinkling string lights. The stone-gas fireplace plays a beautiful role and sets in the perfect romantic tone for your first dance. The Terrace is another place of beauty with huge floor-to-ceiling windows and exposed brick accents. The exposed beams, hanging decor and beautiful drapes add rustic yet elegant charm to the whole look. It overlooks the pond and park - all things perfect for your wedding and wedding photography! The rustic vibes of this wedding venue are brilliantly blended with classy decor. To match the rustic interiors, you could even opt for using monograms and initials for your wedding.
The Glastonbury Boathouse
One word for this venue before we say anything more - DREAMY! Well, let us explain. This beautiful Hartford wedding venue is all about lush greenery, panoramic views of the Connecticut River and elegant decor. Now, isn’t that the complete package? You could have your wedding ceremony under a pretty floral arbor, overlooking the gorgeous river and your Glastonbury Boathouse wedding photography would be cherished for generations to come! Our Hartford wedding photographers love capturing wedding celebrations at this milky wedding venue. In fact, the landscape around the venue is great for precious daddy-daughter-moments photography too! The abundance of natural light makes all the beautiful features like the exposed white beams and decor stand out. And as the sun goes down, the whole venue gets transformed into a romantic hall, breathing softly in the warm glow of string lights and romance all around. And if you wait till the golden hour, trust us for some insanely romantic wedding photography. Those precious moments, the serene water, the vibrant sky, those reflections on water and you two - do you wish anything more?
At nighttime, the dock serves as a spectacular place to get romantic portraits clicked with your partner.
The Barns at Wesleyan Hills
Rusticity, elegance, fountains, old-world charm of the wooden accents, ponds and bridges - ingredients of an unforgettable wedding and forever-cherishable wedding photography. Located in the suburbs of Middletown, the Barns at Wesleyan Hills is a 140-year old wedding venue and is suitable for up to 225 guests. The rustic wedding venue in Hartford comprises two event spaces - the Historic Barn and the Middle Barn. The interiors of the barns have a perfectly rustic feel to them, with exposed wooden beams, dark wood floors, romantic bistro lighting, and glamorous chandeliers. The barns have notable wooden accents all over the walls and ceilings. The wall paneling adds to the charm of your Barns at Wesleyan Hills wedding photography. Our Hartford wedding photographers love capturing the rusticity of the venue, coupled with the romantic lighting, perfect for setting the cozy vibes of your wedding reception. The newlywed couple could also go up to the loft to get some portraits, against the brilliant backdrop of their guests relishing the party! The wedding photos will be proof enough of everyone having a blast on your big day! You could even have an outdoor wedding ceremony, amidst the serenity of mature lush trees. The lush greenery provides a perfect backdrop for your wedding photos! As the sunlight peeps through the trees, onto your faces, your blushing faces glow in the soft warm angelic light! The pond and the bridges make for great photo ops!
An elegant wedding venue- for a grander-than-grand wedding celebration, Bond Ballroom is the Bond of all! Located in downtown Hartford, this spectacular wedding venue is home to luxurious interiors, dominated by a humongous crystal chandelier, that welcomes you with all its grandeur! The entry is marked by beautiful French doors, which are great as your pre-wedding photography backdrop too! This Hartford wedding venue houses the Grand Ballroom which spans an area of 5,000 square feet. The ballroom also has a one-of-its-kind dance floor which covers an area of 20 feet by 40 feet, the biggest in the city! So, if you know that you are gonna have a lot of dancers (well, good or bad!) at your wedding reception, then this is the place to book! This venue was built in 1921 as a hotel and therefore, has an inbuilt historic charm everywhere. The beautiful ballroom houses three beautifully-windowed walls which offer the most breathtaking views of the surrounding city. Plus, the Bond Ballroom is right next to the Hilton Homewood Suites Hotel, which is a great place to have your outstation guests (if any) stay at! The list of pluses is a long one at this venue, with natural light being the most beneficial for your wedding photography! The huge arched windows not only provide awesome views of the city but also lavish natural light which makes your wedding photo look glorious! The grandeur of the Bond Ballroom, complete with the huge chandelier, gorgeous drapes, and elegant decor, gives a royal feel to your wedding photography. The photo album of your wedding will tell your love story just like a fairytale.
Saint Clements Castle
This dreamlike Hartford wedding venue is located in Portland, in the suburbs of Hartford. It is a breather when it comes to wedding venues due to its unique renaissance European vibes. The event space is located along the Connecticut River and spans over an area of 90 acres. If there is a princess in you, Saint Clements Castle is the place where you need to be for the biggest day of your life! The construction of the venue dates back to 1898 and is inspired by European castles of that era. The exteriors of the building bear a look of a castle and can be very well incorporated in your pre-wedding photography and family portraits after the wedding ceremony. The gardens provide lush backdrops too, coupled with a courtyard housing gorgeous arches that are draped in vines. The manicured lawns extend towards the river and make an absolutely breathtaking landscape. The lush greens overlooking the sparkling river make for a great backdrop for your wedding photography. It is also a great spot to have your wedding ceremony, full of beauty and serenity. The combination of white chairs, a floral arbor, greens around, blue skies and water in the background is quite blissful for your Saint Clements Castle wedding photography. Inside, the venue is a sheer delight! It houses a couple of event spaces to suit everyone’s needs. The Prince Edward Ballroom is lavish, adorned with a huge dance floor, coffered ceilings, and sparkling chandeliers. The Waterford Ballroom has wooden accents and provides a rustic background to your wedding photography. The adjoining tavern and courtyard provide extra space and look gorgeous in your wedding photos as well! While the ballrooms have a contemporary existence, the look is very historic. The old-world charm feels lent by the wainscoting and chandeliers are hard to miss. For a couple who wishes to have a wedding in a grand historic style, Saint Clements Castle is the place! The grand wedding venue is great for a classic Hartford engagement photography as well!
The mentioned wedding venues are our top favorites when it comes to weddings and wedding photography! There is a uniqueness in every couple and that’s what makes you decide on the wedding venue that is the most suitable for you, that suits your personalities and portrays your style as a couple! Since a wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion, the venue should meet your desires that you’ve always had about the happiest day of your life! For more wedding inspiration, check out the rest of our blog!
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