Wedding Receptions at Independence Harbor

Independence Harbor is designed especially for Private Wedding Receptions and Garden Wedding Ceremonies... the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor facilities. Open year-round, "The Harbor" offers a breathtaking landscape for all seasons!"


Independence Harbor hosts one wedding at a time on it's entire 20 acre private estate. 
"The Harbor's" elegant and intimate dining and reception room comfortably accommodates gatherings of as many as 250 guests, offering extraordinary views of the magnificent gardens from all vantage points. With picture window walls, a majestic stone fireplace, a spacious inlaid parquet dance floor and elevated stage, this enchanting dining room offers a variety of floor arrangements for many style receptions:
      • Full Service Dinner Receptions
      • Buffet Dinner Receptions
      • Cocktail and Hors D' Oeuvres Receptions
      • "Stations" Buffet Receptions
      • "Brunch" Buffet Receptions

Independence Harbor is a complete wedding facility, offering an extensive array of food and beverage menus, all prepared and presented by an accomplished team of chefs, service and support personnel. Our wedding and food service planners/directors will work with you in planning "your" reception. Each "I.H." reception is individually designed, with every effort being made toward creating and implementing a wedding that is uniquely "yours".

All Independence Harbor Wedding Receptions are offered complete with:
      • Beautifully Furnished and Decorated Dining and Reception Facilities Comfortably Accommodating from 100 to 250 Guests

      • An Extraordinary Garden Landscape Completely Surrounding the Dining and Reception Facilities

      • An Expansive Outdoor Private Patio Complimented with Traditional Wicker Furniture and Sun Umbrellas

      • An Elegant Garden Gazebo Overlooking the Harbor's South Lawn Ideal for Wedding Photos and Garden Wedding Ceremonies

      • A Magnificent Stone Fireplace in the Main Dining Room Ideal for Wedding Photos and Indoor Wedding Ceremonies

      • Complete and Private Bar Service Including Professional and Certified Service Personnel

      • A Skilled and Attentive Food Service Team in Formal Attire Amply Staffing Each Event

      • A Professional Wedding and Event Coordinator and Food and Beverage Director Attending to Every Detail of Every Event

      • Independence Harbor's Acclaimed Wedding Planners Assist Throughout the Entire Planning Process

      • Individually Customized Floor Plans for All Events Using the Finest Designer Fabric Dining Chairs

      • The Finest Floor Length Table Linens Dress All Guest and Specialty Table Arrangements

      • A Selection of More Than Twenty Colors of Cotton Dinner Napkins

      • Glass Hurricane Lamp Centerpieces with Tapered Candles and Embossed Table Numbers are available for All Guest Tables

      • Fresh Floral Arrangements And Hand Carved Food Art Displays Decorate Each Specialty Buffet

      • Fresh Floral Arrangements Decorate "The Harbor's" Beautifully Appointed Restrooms

      • Complimentary Food Tasting Opportunities for the Bride and Groom

      • Large Parquet Dance Floor and Elevated Stage

Independence Harbor's wedding planners are also pleased to offer you referrals for some of Southern New England's finest wedding services:

Florists... Photographers... Videographers... Disc Jockeys... Bands... Cake-Masters... Hotel Accommodations... Justices of the Peace... Ordained Ministers... Ceremony Musicians... Limousines... Horse Drawn Carriages... Trolley and Charter Bus Services... and more...

Though not required as part of your Independence Harbor reception, we highly recommend these experienced and well regarded "preferred vendors". These vendors have been selected for the quality of their products and services and for their high level of professionalism.

Receptions may be scheduled:

All Sunday Weddings throughout 2021/2022 May Select any 5 1/2 hours from 10AM to Midnight

All Friday Night Weddings May Select any 5 1/2 hours from Noon to Midnight

Saturday Daytime Weddings from April through December, May be Scheduled from 11AM until 4:30PM 
Saturday Daytime Weddings from January 1 thru March 31 May Select any 5 1/2 Hours from Noon to Midnight.

Saturday Night Weddings, April Through December, May be Scheduled from 6:30PM until 12AM 
Saturday Night Weddings from January 1 thru March 31 May Select any 5 1/2 Hours from Noon to Midnight. 

All Monday through Thursday Weddings May Select Any 5 1/2 Hours from Noon to Midnight         

Independence Harbor... A 20 Acre Private Estate Reserved Exclusively for Your Wedding!

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The Enchanting Gazebo Set Amidst the South Lawn Gardens, Creates a Magical Setting for a Garden Wedding Ceremony.
All Independence Harbor Garden Wedding Ceremonies are Offered Complete With:

    • Impeccably Manicured Lawns and Flower Gardens Creating a Magnificent Ceremony Setting
    • The Finest White Padded Ceremony Chairs Set in Perfect Alignment Addressing the South Lawn Gazebo and Accommodating as Many as 250 Guests
    • Elegantly Appointed Private Bridal Lounge Overlooking the Patio, Gazebo and South Lawn Gardens
    • Professional Wedding Director to Coordinate the Ceremony
    • State of the Art Sound Systems for Recorded Music and Speaking Program (Indoors and Outdoors)
    • A Variety of Ceremony Music Selections are Available to be Played by Independence Harbor Personnel
    • One Half Hour Early Arrival for Guests and Wedding Party
    • Complimentary Wedding Rehearsal