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Couples interested in having an outside wedding ceremony must arrange a meeting with Michael, our Justice of the Peace, to discuss their plans and design an event that will be both meaningful and memorable.

"Thank you for making our wedding special. The food 
was delicious, the flowers beautiful, and
Mike's words a true reflection of our feelings."
Maureen and Larry

Michael is a retired orthodontist, a Justice of the Peace, and an Award-Winning Poet of the Vietnam War Experience. He takes pride in meeting and talking with couples so he can create a ceremony that is both meaning and memorable. Learn more about Michael's poetry at-


There are several focal points to choose from, such as the gazebo, formal gardens, white trellis and open lawn areas, depending on the number of people and the time of day to take advantage of the natural lighting of the spring and summer flowering seasons as well as the spectacular New England foliage.

"Thank you for making us feel like the only two people in the world!
It was absolutely perfect - a dream come true. The gourmet dinner
was phenomenal - Kevin truly is a talented chef." Suzi and Todd 

Nancy takes pride in designing, planting and maintaining her gardens throughout the two and one half acre property. After the colorful Fall foliage is over, it is possible to see some activity on the Connecticut River from the formal gardens.

A Special Place for  
an Intimate New England  Elopement and Wedding Experience

"We would like to thank you both so much for one of the most
special days ever. Everything was spectacular."
Judy and Peter

​​Alicia Rohan, of Seaside Invitations, creates personalized invitations and announcements at www.apdesignco.com.

"Having our wedding in your garden and staying in your
Inn added to the memories not only for us, but for every-
one that attended." Merrill and Ryan

Outside Ceremonies at

A Cardinal House

The formal gardens present the perfect backdrop for not only an intimate ceremony but also for picture taking to remember this most special day.

It is our aim at A Cardinal House to create for you an intimate, memorable and stress-free event. We are able to help you with all aspects of your special wedding ceremony including suggesting professional photographer Erin Tyrol at www.erintyrolphotography@yahoo.com and musician Kathy Schiano at www.millenniummusic2.com.

A Cardinal House specializes in providing memorable ceremonies outside, on our property, for parties of up to twenty five guests. Secluded from Main Street, the large landscaped yard and formal gardens abut town-own land bordering on the Connecticut River. The beautiful and tranquil park-like setting provides the perfect outdoor theater for your special day.

"Thank you so much for making our wedding celebration so special. We received many compliments on the ceremony and wanted to let you know how much we appreciated your role and Nancy's hand-made Unity Candle."
​Michele and Terence

A Cardinal House does not rent it's property. All events are preformed by Michael, 
​Nancy, and Kevin and all rentals are done through A Cardinal House.

A Cardinal House       

2205 Main Street
​Glastonbury, Connecticut