Venue Spotlight | Eolia Mansion

The Venue Spotlight Series

Over the past few years we’ve photographed a lot of wedding venues. Like, a lot of venues. We thought that we’d bring something a little different to the blog to highlight some of these wonderful spaces. In the coming months, we’ll feature some helpful information and beautiful photos and videos of wedding venues around Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut that you are going to absolutely love. So, without further ado, here’s the next edition of our venue spotlight series: Eolia Mansion at Harkness Memorial State Park!

 

Eolia Mansion

 

Harkness Memorial State Park is located where the land meets the sea in historic Mystic Country, Connecticut. Eolia, named after the island home of Aeolus, god of the winds, was the elegant summer mansion of the Harkness family. Now, it’s managed by the State of Connecticut Parks and Recreation Department. The park, the mansion, the gardens, the ocean, it all adds up for the perfect wedding setting.

 

For photos, you really can’t beat this location. The views of Long Island Sound are truly unparalleled. Want more than just water views? You got it. The elaborate gardens provide ample space and beautiful season gardening. And that mansion. So gorgeous. Marble fireplaces? Check! High ceilings? Check! Beautifully restored rooms and spaces to explore? Check! It’s really all here.

 

If you’re a Rhode Islander, you might be thinking, “That’s a really long drive!” It’s actually about an hour’s drive from Providence, so it’s not all that far! If you’re looking for a waterfront mansion, this location should 100% be on your list. If you go and check them out, be sure to tell the staff that Blueflash sent you!

 

Check out our other posts from Eolia Mansion and Harkness Memorial State Park: Melissa & David | Amy & Rikky | Caroline & Paul

 

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Amy and Rikky | Harkness Park Engagement

If you’ve got the cold weather blues, we’ve got a great little pick me up for you. Today, we’ll be bringing you photos from Amy and Rikky’s Harkness Park engagement session. Matt spent the afternoon with this great couple and got some shots that you are absolutely going to love. Without further ado, here’s the session!!

 

Harkness Park Engagement

 

After much deliberation, Amy and Rikky chose Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, CT as their engagement session location. We had been here for an awesome wedding (Melissa & David’s Wedding) and an engagement session (Caroline & Paul’s Engagement) a few years back. Both visits were in much cooler weather, so it was great to see the beauty of the park with all the plants in full bloom.

 

Amy and Rikky were up for an adventure, and really showed off that adventurous spirit by getting a little wet in the sprinklers! It resulted in some seriously cool shots. After a change of outfits, we caught an epic sunset. Thanks to Amy and Rikky for being so cool and for hanging with us today! They recently tied the knot at Rhode Island Country Club, so stay tuned for some gorgeous wedding photos! Photo highlights from this Harkness Park engagement are below. Be sure to check them out.

 

Here are some more fantastic engagement sessions for you to check out: Jessica & Jared | Kristin & Jeremy | Nicole and Steve

 

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Caroline and Paul | Harkness Memorial Engagement

Emily met up with Caroline and Paul at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, CT for their engagement session. We were there a few years back for a wedding and I remember how cool of a place it was from that.

 

Caroline and Paul are getting married this October and we’re looking forward to being a part of their wedding day. It’s going to be a party – we’re photographing, making their wedding film, and bringing along the Bluecube! Check out some highlights from their engagement session below…

 

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