Welcome to Tarrywile Mansion, won’t you come and “tarry a while”?
Originally built for Dr. William C. Wile in 1896 by the New York City Architectural firm “Chold & Degol”, Tarrywile Mansion, a sprawling 24 room home was named as such by Dr. Wile because he wanted his guests to come and “tarry w while” at his expansive home.
In 1910 the house was sold to Charles Darling Parks, President of the American Hatters and Furriers Co. Inc. the nations leading supplier of furs and hatting. C.D. Parks expanded the property over the next several decades to include a farm, and vast woodlands. He enclosed the original estate with a stone wall, created a lake and several ponds, constructed a greenhouse and added a conservatory to the main house.
Tarrywile Mansion was the home of C.D. Parks and his family for nearly seventy-five years. Through the years, it was a home where many happy family events and activities occurred.
Now owned by the City of Danbury and governed by Tarrywile Park Authority, Tarrywile Mansion has become a premier venue for hosting a wide range of functions, carrying on the legacy of Wile and Parks by making Tarrywile a place where people gather.
Today, you can step into the romantic elegance of the Victorian Era and envison getting ready for your wedding ceremony in our beautiful bride and groom rooms, see your guests enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while you are freshening up after your ceremony and the wedding photos are complete.
Have your wedding ceremony in our spectacular glass conservatory, or in the warmer months in our luscious grape arbor. Walk down the grand staircase as husband and wife for the first time then join your guests for cocktails on our magnificent wrap around veranda.
Our four large fully air conditioned rooms open into a grand entry hall that’s perfect for dancing the night away. We supply the framework, you make it shine. Create an atmosphere that reflects the inner you then let the Mansion’s charm sweep you and your guests away to make your experience truly unforgettable.