When I was building my portfolio for The New England Institute of Art as a senior in high school, my number one goal was to be featured in a magazine. Ten years later I’m excited to announce I’ve checked that off of my to-do list!! Nate + Alex’s September wedding at Lighthouse Point Park was featured in The Knot Magazine Spring/Summer 2019 Edition!!
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As the sun sets over the glistening waters of Long Island Sound, casting a warm golden glow on the rugged coastline, imagine exchanging your vows at one of Connecticut’s most picturesque locations. Lighthouse Point Park, nestled in the vibrant city of New Haven, it offers a truly enchanting setting for couples seeking a unique and memorable wedding experience. With its historic lighthouse, breathtaking views, and charming ambiance, Lighthouse Point Park is an idyllic destination to say “I do” and embark on a lifetime of love and adventure.
A Scenic Oasis: Lighthouse Point Park is a hidden gem that seamlessly blends natural beauty with rich history. Situated on a peninsula jutting out into the Sound, the park boasts sweeping views of the water, sandy beaches, and lush greenery. The iconic Lighthouse, a historic structure dating back to 1847, serves as a picturesque backdrop, evoking a sense of maritime romance and timeless elegance.
Ceremony Spaces: One of the highlights of Lighthouse Point Park is the variety of ceremony spaces it offers. You can choose to exchange your vows on the sandy shoreline, with the waves gently crashing in the distance. Alternatively, opt for a ceremony on the park’s manicured lawns, surrounded by blooming gardens and a panoramic view of the Sound, or in front of the carousel. Regardless of your preference, each location provides a unique atmosphere, creating a truly personalized experience for you and your beloved.
Captivating Photo Opportunities: Lighthouse Point Park provides an abundance of captivating backdrops. The lighthouse itself is an iconic feature that adds charm and character to every frame. The rugged rocks along the coastline, the expansive beach, and the vibrant flora offer endless possibilities. The carousel provides both a whimsical background for photos and during your reception as well as nostalgic entertainment for guests! The Carousel House has a spacious interior, stunning views, and a dance floor where you can celebrate with your loved ones. Outdoor tented receptions are also a popular choice, allowing you to dine under the starlit sky while relishing the refreshing sea breeze.
Nearby Attractions and Accommodations: New Haven, known for its vibrant arts scene, prestigious universities, and diverse culinary delights, offers a myriad of attractions to explore before and after your wedding day. From art galleries to museums, historic landmarks, and a lively downtown area, you and your guests can indulge in a wealth of cultural experiences. Moreover, the city provides a range of accommodation options to suit every taste and budget, ensuring a comfortable and convenient stay for your loved ones. Previous couples have used the Omni Hotel in downtown for getting ready and overnight stays.
For couples seeking a wedding experience that combines natural beauty, history, and coastal charm, Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, Connecticut, is a dream destination. Its scenic landscapes, iconic lighthouse, and enchanting ambiance create an idyllic setting for a truly memorable celebration of love. From the serene ceremony spaces to the captivating photo opportunities and versatile reception venues, every aspect of your wedding at Lighthouse Point Park will be imbued with romance and timeless elegance. So, let the waves whisperas you embark on a new chapter of your life, surrounded by the captivating beauty of this hidden gem along the Connecticut shoreline.