About this Vendor

Dreaming of a lovely garden wedding & reception?

The 280 acre Park has two (2) wedding and reception venues: Cabin at hilltop-Wed in our hilltop amphitheater with spectacular Hartford skyline, stroll through your cocktail hour and photos in the breathtaking garden onto your dining tent which adjoins your reception in the log cabin. The quarter-acre site offers plenty of room for lawn games, equipped with exterior lighting so your guests can stroll, have conversation on the porch and enjoy the evening under the stars. Emerald Room-Gorgeous backdrop of flowers, ivy and any decorations you choose for garnish. With adjoining half-acre Irish Garden- perfect for a cocktail hour and photos. The stone building is surrounded by more flowers & water fountain set inside 6' stone & wrought iron fencing. The private lounge, an awesome retreat!

Amenities + Details

  • Bridal Suite

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Liability Insurance

  • Indoor

  • Outdoor - Covered

  • Outdoor - Not Covered

  • Reception Area

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$$ – Moderate

Ceremony Types

Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony, Elopement, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-Religious Ceremony, Religious Ceremony, Same Sex Ceremony, Second Wedding , Vow Renewal Ceremony

Venue Capacity



Backyard, Ballroom, Barn, Garden, Historic Venue, Park, Tented

Wedding Categories

Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Tents, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff

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Contact Info

1329 Middle Turnpike West, Manchester, CT (860) 528-0856

Reviewed on 7/29/2017 Melissa M

Everything about Wickham Park was wonderful! From the first time we met, Pam the event coordinator was so helpful as well as calming and sweet for a nervous bride. She answered many questions throughout the months leading up to the wedding, including asking past guests their... Read More opinion on something I was concerned about. She met with us the month before at the site to make sure all my questions were answered and logistics were set up. The park is absolutely beautiful! We got married at the area near the cabin up on the hill in July. The gardens were stunning and the pictures were beautiful. They have everything you need in terms of tables, etc. and are flexible in the set-up to make it just as you want. The cabin turned out adorable with our decorations. Everyone commented on how beautiful the venue it was and how different it was, being able to spend time inside and outside throughout the night. Couples got great pictures overlooking the fields and Hartford. We even got to see the Hartford fire works that night! Wickham will always have a special place in my heart.

2017-10-01T10:36:15 Response from the vendor

Melissa & Robert, I cannot thank you enough for sharing and we are still blown away that you asked what our staff wanted to eat, pretty beautiful gesture. Thank you both again for choosing the Park. Your fan, Pamela Slocum

Reviewed on 7/15/2017 Danielle K

We had a beautiful wedding at the Cabin Garden at Wickham Park. Pamela at Wickham was wonderful to work with, and she guided us throughout the whole planning process. She recommended After Hours for our DJ and Log Rolling Catering for our food and bar service, and they were... Read More both outstanding. Our guests had a wonderful time enjoying the wedding festivities, as well as walking through the beautiful garden. Wickham will always hold a special place for us and our family. <3

Reviewed on 7/14/2017 Karen-Rose S

Spectacular views and absolutely lovely. Ample space for guests to roam through the gardens, gazebo, relax in rocking chairs on the porch and enjoy the city lights on the horizon. They even found the perfect place for the corn-hole game we brought. The staff was available... Read More for any of our needs. Working with Pam throughout the planning was great. She's attentive, prompt, and responsive.

Reviewed on 11/21/2017 Tara B

I loved having my wedding at Wickham Park. Pam was terrific to work with, and was very attentive on all of our needs. It was a great venue, especially since we were allowed to have our dogs attend the wedding too. Everybody loved the entire experience there. Can't say... Read More enough great things about this venue, would highly recommend it to other couples looking for a beautiful venue and ceremony location for a really reasonable price.

Reviewed on 10/16/2017 Bailey M

We had our wedding at Wickham Park September 2017 using the cabin/tent space and the venue was perfect for the garden wedding we envisioned. The gardens at the park are absolutely beatiful, as is the ceremony space. Gorgeous view overlooking the Hartford skyline. There are also... Read More plenty of beautiful spaces for wedding photos. All of our guests commented on what a lovely space it was! The cabin where they have the bar and dancing also has a cozy and romantic feel to it with the large stone fireplace. Pamela, who we worked with up to the wedding day was also a pleasure to work with and always felt very helpful and accommodating. The park staff that were there on the day were very nice and helpful as well! Thank you to Wickham Park for helping make our day so special and beautiful! Would definitely recommend to other couples lookinh for a garden or rustic venue that's a setting outside of your typical catering hall. Also, even though a good portion of our wedding took place outside, they do have a sufficient back up plan in the event of bad weather.

Reviewed on 10/14/2017 Patty M

My husband and I got married at the Log Cabin at Wickham Park on a beautiful Friday night in September. We cannot say enough good things about this place. The staff has always been wonderful, especially Pamela the event coordinator who made our experience as relaxed and easy as... Read More possible. The general consensus among our guests after the wedding was that it was truly one of the most beautiful and fun weddings they had ever been to. We strongly have Wickham to thank for that. The Log Cabin and its adjoining garden and white tent make for a beautiful and relaxed place to have a wedding. It was without a doubt the happiest day of our lives and we have some incredibly stunning pictures to remember it by. I would recommend Wickham Park to anyone.

Reviewed on 10/04/2017 Rachael L

I recently had my wedding at the new Emerald Room in the park and it was perfect. The venue is stunning and we received so many compliments from our guests. The stone walls, the fountain and the plantings surrounding the venue were gorgeous and made for great photos. We loved... Read More being able to have an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour and an indoor reception. Even though we always wanted an outdoor ceremony, having the option of the indoor reception space for the ceremony as a back up in case of rain was nice. The bridal suite in the Emerald Room was also a huge plus. It was nice to have a place to relax while guests were arriving. The staff at the park were also great. Pam was always quick to answer my (many) questions in the months leading up the wedding and was very accomdating. The ranger staff and venue attendant were all very helpful the day of our event. With the stress of wedding day and wanting everything to go smoothly, it was so nice to go into the day having full confidence in Wickham!

Reviewed on 10/03/2017 Kym B

All I can say about our day is prayers came to life. Between the beautiful gardens, PERFECT weather ( 68° and sunny), and overall dreamy feel of the park this day was truly a dream come true. Pam was super responsive (which I needed to keep me calm!) and helped so much along the... Read More way with layout, flow, and vendor communication. A+!

Reviewed on 9/13/2017 Alexandria U

Amazing views, amazing pictures- even in the rain. Yes, I am the bride that had a torrential downpour the day of the wedding. That being said we had our ceremony in the cabin (standing room) and it was perfect. The rain stopped just as we said our I dos and the pictures of the... Read More overcast clearing are breathtaking. It's true most people complimented more on the venue than they did anything else! Pam, the coordinator was available but would sometimes take a day or two or need additional reminders to get back you which was my only qualm as I was planning from across the US and I couldn't be there in person. I also never saw the inside of the cabin or the inside of the tent before the day of and it was perfect! Don't let rain make you think your wedding is ruined..... it's still magical and perfect here!

Reviewed on 9/12/2017 Heather S

My guests had a wonderful time at Wickham Park. We got married at the Cabin on the hill overlooking Hartford 8/26/17. The view was breathtaking. Pam was very kind and helpful in answering all of my questions, and was very responsive. The day of the wedding, the cabin staff, was... Read More very helpful too (kudos to Dana for his extra help in the morning). I had a 100 person wedding and it felt like the perfect space for us. Thank you to the staff at Wickham Park for helping to make it a special day.

2017-11-30T09:52:34 Response from the vendor

Heather & Mike, Thank you for all the kind words, it was our pleasure hosting your day! I made sure Dana heard and saw your mention, (he was blushing). It truly was a pleasure. Your friend at the Park, (among many!), Pamela

Reviewed on 9/03/2017 J S

Beautiful space. We got more compliments on the location than anything else. Even the dress.

2017-11-30T09:55:26 Response from the vendor

Julie & Dan, we didn't mean to outshine your dress, (and that was probably not true!), but thank you for sharing your thoughts on your day and thanks again for choosing the Park back on a cold and windy day in January! Your friend at... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 8/13/2017 Kevin M

Everything about the wedding at the cabin was unbelievable. The weather was awesome for a wedding in August. Even if we had bad weather or it being too hot it still would have been unbelievable. What a spectacular venue. Our guests have not stopped talking about Wickham Park... Read More when they are sending us pictures that they took.

2017-11-30T09:58:13 Response from the vendor

Is this Marla & Matt? I encourage our future couples to use live music, (the violinist!), it compliments nature so well! If you wanted to share any of your pictures with us, that would be great! Your friends at the Park, Pamela

Reviewed on 8/04/2017 Melanie L

My first impression wasn't a great one. I'll admit it. After deciding to go with this venue we asked to do a walk through with The administrator. We were paired with a new bride who hadn't decided and unfortunately lots of attention went to the undecided bride, which was very... Read More frustrating since we were really trying to work in other plans for our wedding. However, once the wedding day came and a woman by the name of Monica was assigned as our venue assistant for the day of, all frustrations we may have had went out the window. This woman was Wonder Woman. Any vision I had in my head she telepathically transmitted into real life and our wedding was transformed into a magical wedding. Monica is a must have day of!!! I would have been lost without this woman!!!! Thank you to her for really pulling off everything I wanted and more.

2017-11-30T10:03:01 Response from the vendor

Hi, we appreciate your thoughts on your experience. I am not sure which couple you are? But I was sure to share with our Cabin Attendants: Merideth and MacKenzie, (we don't have a Monica, so I am assuming it was our brunette-Merideth or our stawberry... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 7/14/2017 Jeff M

Wickham Park is amazing! The park is beautiful and it's a great place for pictures and overall having a good time. The cabin may look small but it is a great place for dancing. The people there were very helpful with the set up and they did so much for us the day of. Pam is... Read More awesome to work with and every wedding should be done a Wickham

2017-11-30T10:05:03 Response from the vendor

Ellie & Jeff, Thanks for the great words, it was our pleasure working with you. Knowing our couples enjoy their day is what we strive for. Thanks for taking the time! Pamela

Reviewed on 7/02/2017 Natalie S

Finding a venue that matched our personalities was very important to my now husband and I. We wanted something outdoorsy, but also could provide comfortable shade in case of inclement weather. We wanted beauty and nature. We wanted a view and we wanted something unique. Wickham... Read More park provided all of these qualities and then some. Everyone at my wedding including venders were in awe of our venue and everyone we spoke to said it was the best wedding they have been too. Choosing Wickham park was one of the best choices we made and I'm so grateful that our friend pointed us in their direction. Pamela was extremely friendly and accommodating. Very lovely to work with. The staff during the wedding was also great and smiley! We Highly recommend Wickham park to anyone who wants their wedding to be complete and full of natural beauty!!

2017-11-30T10:07:12 Response from the vendor

Natalie & Tim, I still share the story of how you decided on the spot that this was your wedding site, it still moves me! Thank you so for taking the time to write such a great review. Your friends at the Park! Pamela

Reviewed on 6/29/2017 Natalie G

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this venue and its staff. Seriously, everything about this place is top-notch. We had the most perfect wedding day last month at Wickham Park's cabin venue, with our ceremony in the amphitheater, cocktail hour in the garden, dinner... Read More under the tent, and the rest of the party continued on in the cabin. Options for photos at Wickham Park are endless.. no matter where you look the views, variety of gardens, and greenery are absolutely beautiful in every direction you look. We really enjoyed the fact that us and our guests could enjoy both the indoors and outdoors at this venue. Rather than being stuck in one spot inside like a typical wedding hall, we had so many options for enjoying the night.. dancing the night away in the cabin, smoking cigars in the garden, enjoying the sunset from the porch.. you name it. Pamela was such a delight to work with during the entire planning process. She eased my mind making everything so simple & easy for us, and was there for me with every question or concern I had along the way. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

2017-11-30T10:09:21 Response from the vendor

Natalie & Francis, now your review is extremely special, you know our site so well and many others as well due to your career and you chose us, that will never stop feeling great! I still want pictures when you have a moment! Thanks for... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 6/26/2017 Samantha W

I have nothing but nice things to say about the staff at Wickham, as well as the facilities. When we first started looking for a venue we didn't even think to look at Wickham even though we were born and raised in Manchester. After some disappointing venue visits, we looked... Read More into Wickham - after our first walk through we knew it was the perfect place for us! Pamela was so helpful, answering the million questions that I had during the planning process. The day of the wedding, Wickham's staff was super helpful throughout the night. We received nothing but compliments from our guests on the beauty of the gardens, cabin and views. Our wedding was the perfect weekend as all of the roses were in bloom - can't wait to see how our pictures turned out! I would highly recommend Wickham for a wedding venue!!

2017-11-30T10:11:15 Response from the vendor

Samantha & Joshua, I just posted the thank you note you sent with the picture of you both in Mickey Mouse ears at hilltop. Thank you so much for being a dream to work with and for taking the time to write about us. Your... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 6/12/2017

Wickham Park is the most amazing place to have your wedding. The setting was just spectacular and the staff are very helpful and accommodating. We had our wedding on Friday, May 26th and the weather was questionable but the back up plan was set to go in case we needed it. We... Read More didn't! While it was overcast, the view from the top of the hill near the cabin was still amazing. We were able to bring in all our decorations and had plenty of time to set up. Our caterer, recommended by Pam at Wickham, Bourassa Catering, was to die for. Excellent food and even better service. We had a very intimate wedding, under 40 people, but small or large, Wickham would be an excellent place to have your event.

2017-11-30T10:13:28 Response from the vendor

Michelle & Tom, thank you so much for taking the time to write this awesome review. We love that you had a history with the Park which may have steered you, but of course the site won you over. Thanks for choosing us! Pamela

Reviewed on 12/01/2016 Melissa C

there is no place more beautiful for an outdoor wedding then wickham park. All the gardens are meticulously cared for. We were lucky enough to be married in the new Irish garden, with the wedding reception held in the new stunningly built emerald room, it was the perfect setting... Read More for us and our 95 guests. The staff at Wickham were more then wonderful taking care of everything we needed and the pride they take in careing for the place they work is very evident. We had a perfect day from start to finish!!

2016-12-02T08:54:45 Response from the vendor

Melissa & Phil, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your day. As I said, it was my absolute pleasure to have seen you on your day, Melissa-so lovely and such a beautiful day. You showed us off well! That floral arrangement on the gazebo,... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 11/08/2016 Susan M

Wickham Park ...a very special wedding venue. Charming , surrounded by an amazing natural setting , allows you to create the perfect wedding reception. As the wedding planner for my neices wedding, I had great expectations and was not disappointed. On a sweet October... Read More evening this venue allowed for both indoor and outdoor areas to celebrate, dance and play. Everyone ... and I mean Everyone, at our event had a truly fantastic time. If not for the Park needing to close for the evening, I do beleive our guests would have stayed till dawn! A Big Thank you to Pam and Colleen and all the Rangers !!

2016-11-09T11:42:20 Response from the vendor

If I am not mistaken, this is Auntie Susan?!!! thank you for taking the time to write such a beautiful post. I can't wait to share your words with everyone here. So glad you were all happy with the day, you truly made us look... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/25/2016 Paul T

We had a beautiful wedding at Wickham Pavilion, no thanks to the event coordinator. To list the number of issues we had communicating with Pamela over the past year would be absolutely ridiculous. Once the "sale" was made, little by little we found out that we were lied to and... Read More the park was misrepresented over and over. It would be one thing if Pamela were busy or spread thin, but she gave me the distinct impression that she just had no ounce of concern for our experience. The park is gorgeous, and even though in the end we had an amazing day, I would never recommend to anyone to get married there. It was a miserable frustration that came close to ruining our wedding day, which was hardly high maintenance. We had a conscious wedding--part of holding it at a non-profit park. If it weren't for the support of our amazing family and friends, we would have had to cancel or relocate last minute. I'm amazed that more reviews don't reflect the terrible service. Nearly every vendor we spoke with also said the park is difficult to deal with. Every other business we hired was a pleasure, so I know it's not us. We requested our guests donate to a charity (one where I work, the caterer we hired, our church, or their choice) as their gift, and half-way through the year I removed Wickham from that list. We were also planning on donating to each charity we worked with, but I can't in good faith support the park again. I can't imagine I'm the only bride that was treated this way, and I expect an apology to my guests more than anything. For anyone who has had this issue and not spoken up--you're doing a beautiful park a disservice by not alerting the director to this issue. I've never in my life had such a negative experience or worked with someone less professional. I wish to be connected with the director (I've requested before and been denied) so that I can recount the entire experience. It's truly a shame the park supports this type of practice, and I'll be telling everyone I know to warn their friends. I posted this review on facebook, as well, and haven't received a single communication besides the generic one they write on every post. We got married almost a month ago, and the park never contacted us with so much as a "congrats, how was everything?" Stay away from Wickham!

Reviewed on 10/12/2016 Heather H

Wickham Park is amazing! My new husband and I are so happy we chose to have our wedding here. The amphitheater overlooking the skyline was the perfect place for our ceremony and the gardens are gorgeous. Our guests are still talking about how beautiful the park is and what a... Read More unique venue it is. Pam and all her staff did a great job working with us to ensure everything was perfect for our special day!

Reviewed on 10/11/2016 Lyndsay R

The park and staff were fantastic. It unfortunately rained during our event and they had plenty of backup places to hold the ceremony. The sides in the tent come down and there was heat in the tent which made it comfortable. I would highly recommend Tatsebuds catering. Food was... Read More delicious and they had a little bit of everything as far as alcohol. Chairs and tables were set up prior to our arrival that morning and we moved them around to our liking. Easy communication with Pamela. If I had to do it again (without the rain) I wouldn't hesitate to book Wickham Park!

Reviewed on 10/06/2016 Stephanie F

we cannot say enough about Wickham park!It was absolutely amazing! There was one Garden we loved and we're set on, busy due to ceremony site changes we had to change the date of our wedding and the garden. Pam was able to lock us in the English Garden and it was beautiful! It... Read More was supposed to rain the day of our wedding, but by the grace of God it was bright and sunny! 80 degrees! I would recommend wickham park to anyone looking to have a wedding here. It's amazing and great if you want a smaller intimate wedding. My husband and I live 2 hours away and Pam was abel to work with us. We will definitely be visiting Wickham a lot in our future.

Reviewed on 10/03/2016 Megan H

I had previously written a post about how Wickham Park broke my heart after our hold on 8 Oct 2017 was removed without any prior notice due to a mishap with another event, but would like to revise my review. Wickham Park rethought their decision and offered us the other room... Read More (Emerald versus Cabin) for 8 Oct, even though it is not usually offered on Sundays. Pam was especially tremendous is trying to get this to work for us, especially after seeing how much that date meant to us. Even though the Emerald Room wasn't the original location we were looking at, I truly appreciate the gesture and do love the location. Thank you Pam for trying to make my dream come true!

2016-10-07T11:51:53 Response from the vendor

Honored to host your wedding. Pamela


Meet The Events Director

Pamela Slocum

I am going into my 5th year here; and it never gets old- the excitement of a couple when they visit the site- (I'm aware when they tune me out and see only each other) and say; "This is the spot babe", (I still get chills). My couples are just that- mine, their comfort and peace of mind is my responsibility. I tell each of them to enjoy the planning and know that everyone here is experienced and we will never let them fall too far! (if at all). Come for a tour when it works best for you , we love showing off! Pamela at 860-966-7384