Wedding Plans: Fun Things to Do Around Haddam, CT

Haddam, CT is a small town in Middlesex County, Connecticut filled with rich history and with the Connecticut River running through it. It’s also a beautiful, private and serene area that people from all over the U.S. retreat to when celebrating their wedding vows.

If you’ve booked a wedding at the Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station and are looking for fun things to do around town for the weekend with your soon-to-be spouse and guests, we’ve got some great ideas worth considering.

Pre-Event Picnic

As part of the picturesque surroundings around Haddam, CT there are also a number of parks that you can visit and plan a fun pre-wedding picnic or welcome gathering for your guests.

Choose from Gillette Castle State Park, Haddam Meadows State Park, or Eagle Landing State Park. Each with a unique charm. The medieval Gillette Castle is notable for its history and hosts tours you can also book in advance. The adjoining property has woodlands, trails, and vistas to admire.

Over in Haddam Meadows State Park enjoy picnicking, fishing, and a boat launch for a day of fun. The Park overlooks the scenic Connecticut River and is the perfect way to relax pre-festivities.

Get another view of the spectacular river from Eagle Landing State Park with 16 acres of riverfront views and bird watching tours!

Wine Tasting

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What better way to enjoy the company of your closest wedding guests or relax with your bridal party than at a winery. In East Haddam, the Staehly Farm & Winery offers premium fruit wines made from fruit grown right there on the farm! They also have a farm market and the Yankee Cider Barn Tap Room where they offer tastings! This is a great destination at any time of the year as they have events that cater to the season such as a Christmas tree farm in the winters, pumpkin patches in the fall, and lots of blooming florals in the summer.

Dinner Cruise on the River

If you really want a fun and relaxing way to enjoy the beautiful CT River, you can also book a dinner or brunch cruise with Adventure Private Charters which travels the lower Connecticut River. You can even have your cruise catered by the award-winning Riverhouse Catering based right in Haddam and part of the Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station!

Our award-winning venue sits atop the banks of the Connecticut River just across the famous Swing Bridge from the historic Goodspeed Opera House. We have the very finest in food, service, and elegance for your wedding day.


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