Wedding Plans: Fun Things to Do Around Hartford, CT

Are you a newly engaged couple from Connecticut looking to plan the perfect city wedding in Hartford? The iconic downtown area is filled with historic buildings, amazing photo ops and lots of things to do to make the experience that lasts beyond just a one-day celebration.

Here are a few fun things you can do around the city of Hartford for your pre and post-wedding festivities.

Make a Mini Getaway Out of It

If you’re having out-of-state guests or just want to be able to spend more than one day with your closest loved ones in celebration of this big day – you can make a mini-getaway out of it. Take a few days and stay in the city and book some time at local attractions. The historic Bushnell Park has 37 green acres of land to explore. Spend an afternoon picnicking in the park, relax, see artwork, sculptures and ride a vintage 1914 carousel. There is also the nearby Riverfront Park and Boathouse which hosts a number of fun activities you can attend for a fun and memorable time leading up to your wedding day. Don’t forget to also check out The Connecticut Science Center, a 9-story museum with over 165 hands-on activities and exhibits.

Book a Seasonal Outing

Whether your plans are to host a welcome reception for guests or just want to have a spectacular rehearsal or post-event meal, Connecticut is known for its enchanting seasons. Each with its own unique splendor. Fall foliage, summer-blooming gardens, and picturesque snow-covered landscapes are just a few of the views you and your guests can experience.

Book a Groom’s Package

Of course, we can’t make a post about the incredible reasons to get married in Hartford, Connecticut without also talking about the amazing, glamorous Society Room of Hartford. Located right in the heart of the city of Hartford our venue is in close walking distance to shops and other amenities like hotels, banks, coffee shops, breweries, and the incredible Connecticut River!

This brings us to another amazing idea for things to do in the city. We offer a Groom’s Package as an enhancement for your wedding event that ensures he is treated like royalty throughout his big day too. We teamed up with some Pratt Street businesses to offer an experience for the groom and his special guys that rivals even the best bridal parties. Booked three weeks prior to the wedding, these special packages offer an appointment at a barbershop for a wedding day trim and shave and gift certificates to enjoy other local amenities. Have a drink to calm your nerves or head to the tobacco shop for some after ceremony cigars!

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