On the West Hartford/Harford town line is beautiful Elizabeth Park.
It’s a perfect place for couples to have a quick ceremony, especially for
couples coming from out of town. If it’s just the two of you (plus me of course) and perhaps a photographer to capture the events of the day, then you don’t need to get a permit to have your ceremony. You can walk around, enjoying the park, find a nice spot and get married! The best times to do this are in the morning hours during the week because the park gets rather busy later in the day and certainly on the weekends. After your ceremony, you can pop in to the Pond House Restaurant for a celebratory lunch!
Elizabeth Park has a duck pond, many, many rose gardens and arbors which are gorgeous. There is a greenhouse and perennial gardens as well as a large gazebo (in case of rain!) Plus, it is not only a people friendly park, it is also dog friendly…and that makes it okay in my book! http://www.elizabethpark.org/