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A REQUEST TO ALL BRIDES, GROOMS, LIMOUSINE DRIVERS/COMPANIES AND PHOTOGRAPHERS;
If you are considering Tarrywile Park and Mansion as the location for your wedding photo's or quick ceremony at the gazebo please call the office first to ensure that we do not have a wedding already scheduled for that date. Tarrywile Mansion event paying rentals have priority use of the gazebo, grape arbor and upper and lower parking lots. It is because of these rentals Tarrywile Park and Mansion is able to remain the beautiful property that it is, so please be considerate of our request.
The Staff and Board of Tarrywile Park and Mansion
While I was on vacation, events at the Mansion progressed. We had a rehearsal dinner and two weddings.
Friday night commenced with a rehearsal dinner for Fred and Susan's daughter who was getting married the next day (at a different location). This dinner has been in the works for quite awhile so it was great to hear that it was a success.
Saturday marked the wedding date of Alicia and Brian who were pronounced man and wife under the grape arbor, hosted cocktail hour on the veranda while the went to have their photo's taken, then proceeded to celebrate under a beautiful tent on our conservatory lawn.
Sunday saw the blessed union of Hannah and Karl as they were married under the grape arbor then proceeded to "eat, drink (soft drinks) and be merry" inside the Mansion! I heard from my inside source that everyone had a great time!
Thank you all for choosing Tarrywile Mansion as the venue for your wedding celebrations. We would like to wish you all many blessings in your marriages and in the many, many years to come!
~Becky, Anne-Marie, Ginny, George, Cesar, Alessandro, Lex and Alex
Congratulations to Stephanie & Jose who were married on Saturday. The reception to follow was held inside the Mansion. Congratulations also to Sarah and Dan who celebrated their wedding and reception on Sunday.
~Many blessings to you all with good health, laughter and the love of family and friends
Congratulations and good wishes go out to Cynthia and Joel who were married at the Mansion this past weekend. The ceremony took place under a Huppa while the guests looked on beneath the entwining vines of the grape arbor. The wedding party and guests then moved to inside the Mansion where the celebration really started.
We wish you many blessings, good health and love to last a lifetime.
Congratulations to Amanda and Raheim, who were married under the grape arbor this past weekend. The stormy weather held off, unfortunately not the humidity. I had the opportunity to see everything set up and decorated and to smell the popcorn from their popcorn bar and it was lovely.
We'd like to wish you both many years of joy in each other and in your little family, laughter during the tough times and to love and be loved always.
We would like to congratulate Melissa and Osea who were married at the Mansion this past weekend. They are such a lovely couple and wonderful to work with. The ceremony was held under the grape arbor with the reception celebrated with a Caribbean flair inside the Mansion.
We would like to wish you both many years of good health, happiness and above all, love.
Congratulations and felicitations to Leslie & Richard from Mahopac NY who were married at the Mansion this past weekend. I heard from the House Supervisor that the ceremony under the grape arbor was beautiful, everyone had a good time, enjoyed delicious food, and soaked up the romance and history of Tarryiwle Mansion.
The Staff at Tarrywile would like to wish you both many blessings in your marriage and in the many, many years to come.
Happy Birthday goes out to Susan's Mom who celebrated her 80th year surrounded by family and friends. Thank you Susan for choosing Tarrywile as the venue to celebrate such a joyous event.
We would like to wish your Mom many more healthy and happy birthdays to come.
Despite the turbulent weather of this past weekend, both of my brides managed to pull off a beautiful wedding celebration and wedding.
Congratulations to Annie & Anthony on your marriage and many blessings to you both in the future. The happy couple had to move the ceremony into the conservatory as a result of the sudden spring/summer storm. After being pronounced man and wife the entire clan moved outside to a lavish tent reception, complete with hanging baskets, twinkle lights and paper lanterns. I heard that everyone had a wonderful time dining and dancing the night away. Thank you for choosing Tarrywile Mansion as the venue for your joyous celebration.
Our next bride and groom Emily and Alex, were fortunate to have missed the summer storms and were able to have their ceremony under the grape arbor. They chose Tarrywile Mansion as the venue because it was the site of their first date. How romantic is that?
Thank you all for choosing Tarrywile to share in your happy day. I wish both couples many blessings in your marriage, many years of good health, happiness and to be surrounded always with the love of family and friends.
We would like to send our congratulations out to the 2015 graduating class of C.H.A.N.G.E. This home school group celebrates their students graduation at Tarrywile Mansion year after year. It's wonderful to have so many fresh young minds going out into the world hopefully to make it a better place.
Another busy weekend at the Mansion, it's a blessing to have so many rentals to help us financially maintain the Park and Mansion.
On Friday: Ability and Beyond made use of our Conference Room/Lounge for a staff meeting/retreat. After lunch they went for a quick hike and then got down to business. What a nice alternative to a stuffy board room.
On Saturday: A beautiful day for a wedding underneath the grape arbor and a reception in the Mansion. The happy couple resides in Texas but chose Tarrywile for it's beauty and proximity to family and friends. Congratulations Annabel and Jonathan , we wish you many blessings in your marriage and a future filled with love, laughter, family and friends.
On Sunday: Another beautiful day for a wedding under the grape arbor and reception in the Mansion. Thank you for choosing Tarrywile as the venue for your wedding and reception. Congratulations to Brian and Kelly we wish you many blessings in your marriage and in the many years to come.
Hoping Mary with Community Action Agency had a successful findraiser last night. They hosted a Wine and Cheese Party with an expected turnout of 90. We are happy to be available to help all our non-profits in any capacity we can. Thank you Mary.
Had another festive weekend that just passed; Congratulations to Rohanna and Michael who were married under our lucious grape arbor, then proceeded to in our wonderfully air conditioned Mansion. We wish you many blessings in your marriage and in the years to come.
We would also like to give a Happy Birthday shout out to D'Arcy who came to one of your Mansion events and decided on the spot that this was where she wanted to celebrate her birthday with all her family and friends. We wish you many happy and healthy birthdays surrounded by the love of family and friends.
THANK YOU!! We had 22 people join us this morning and volunteer for National Trails day. We appreciate all your hard work today.
We had a great Memorial Day weekend at the Mansion, Saturday Chelsey and Peter were married under the grape arbor and proceeded to celebrate their union with dinner, music and dancing under a beautuful tent. Thanks to you both for choosing Tarrywile as your wedding venue and congratulations to you both as well. We wish you many blessings in your marriage and in the years to come.
Congratulations and thank you to Joel, who received his Eagle Scout award, which included building a bridge to make hiking easier for our park users. Brenda, his mom held the ceremony at Tarrywile and then rented the Mansion to celebrate his achievement with his family and friends.
Good luck with all your future endeavors, Joel.
Sam Crews Memorial. Many of you have asked if the Park would be doing a memorial for Sam. We talked with his family we will be erecting a bench in his honor. Anyone wishing to make a donation in his memory towards the bench, can send a donation to Tarrywile Park, 70 Southern Blvd., Danbury CT or just stop in to the Park office (located on the second floor of the Mansion). Or if you wish, donations can also be made in Sam's name to the Victory Christian Center. Once the bench is erected, we will have a weekend dedication ceremony and will publish details here on our website.
The past weekend launches the official start of Wedding Season at the Mansion. Congratulations to Al and Lisa who were married in our beautiful conservatory on Saturday. What a wonderful couple they are so full of joy in each other and a pleasure to work with.
We would like to wish you both many blessings in your marriage and in the many years to come.
~Becky, Anne-Marie, George and Alex, the house supervisor for your event.
I would like to send a thank you out to Shomara, who chose Tarrywile Mansion as the venue for her sister's baby shower. It was a beautiful day to celebrate the coming of a beautiful new life.
Many blessings to the new family.
~Becky, Anne-Marie, George, and Alex, the house supervisor for your event
We are saddened to share the news this morning that we have lost a dear friend, our Grounds & Building Foreman Sam Crews. Sam started working here in 2004, he was a dedicated family man who was passionate about his job and always had time to share a smile and wave for Park users. He will be missed by his family, the friends, our staff and Park Users.
I would like to send out a heartfelt congratulations to Matt and Charlene who were married at the Mansion on a lovely sunny day this past weekend. These two are such a sweet couple, I fell "in love" with them on our first meeting. They were easy to work with, respectful of the Mansion and all around adorable.
We would like to wish them both many blessings in your marriage and in the MANY years to come.
We, the staff at Tarrywile would like to congratulate Katie & Joshua in their marriage and wish them many years of good and happiness. Thank you for choosing the mansion as the venue for your wedding, may you both be surrounded by the love and support of family and friends.
A big thank you goes out to Katie and her ladies for choosing Tarrywile Mansion as the venue for the wedding shower of her good friend and former Immaculate High School graduate. Despite the snow on Saturday and stress of out of town cancellations, the ladies "carried on" and had a good time anyway. I would like to wish the future bride and groom many blessings in their coming marriage and in the years to come.
Congratulations to Ali and Juan who were married here this past weekend. Ali has worked many events in the Mansion through Carriage House Caterers. It was good to see her celebrate her big day with us.
I wish you and your little family many years of good health, and to be surrounded by the love of family and friends.
Well I think this past weekend is our last wedding blitz weekend for 2014, but I'm always hopeful we'll get some last minute brides.
Congratulations to Diane and Bernard who were married at the Mansion this past Saturday. These two lovebirds are the perfect example of finding love again later in life. Thay both had stars in their eyes and silly grins on their faces, their love for each other apparent to anyone who sees them.
Another congratulations goes out to Marci and Will who celebrated their marriage with the wind blowing and the leaves swirling outside of our conservatory glass windows.
I pray many blessings on each of these special couples and that their lives be filled with the joy of laughter and the love of family and friends.
We had a great time this year at our Harvest Hayride and Mini Maze fundraiser, despite the rain. I want to thank our volunteers; Joe the tractor driver, Lin our faithful story teller and the young men from the Danbury High School Greenhouse Project. We couldn't do it without you.
A huge thank you to all the schools, Moms, and Moms clubs who come out every year to support us. Your participation helps to ensure that Tarrywile Park continues to be maintained in the style you are accostomed to.
~Becky, Anne-Marie, Sam and George
Congratulations to Leslie and Ryan who were married at the Mansion this past weekend. It was a beautiful day for an outside wedding in the Grape Arbor. We wish to thank you for booking us as your wedding venue.
We would also like to thank Ryan for his service to this country, we truly appreciate your time and sacrifice also, thank you to Leslie who supports her husband's career choice.
We wish you many blessing in your marriage and may you be surrounded by the love, laughter and support of family and friends.
Congratulations to Andy and Debbie who celebrated their recent engagement by having a party at the Mansion hosted by Andy's parents. Thank you Linda for choosing Tarrywile as your venue and for singing our praises. I would like to wish the happy couple many years of good health, abudant laughter through good times and bad, and to always be surrounded by the love of family and friend.
The staff at Tarrywile would like to congratulate Kate and Richard who held their wedding ceremony under our lush grape arbor. It was a pleasure working with Kate and I wish them both many years surrounded by the love of family, good health and an abundance of laughter.
We would like to congratulate Emily and David who celebrated their marriage surrounded by family and friends in the Mansion this past weekend. I know there were quite a few family members traveling from overseas, I hope they enjoyed a bit of New England charm. We would like to wish them both many blessings in their marriage and in the years to come.
Weekly Fire Danger Index 9/5/14: Build-up = 30, Spread = 10, Danger = "Moderate"
We would like to wish Belinda and Lucas heartfeld contragulations on their recent marriage which took place at Tarrywile Mansion, this past weekend. The weather was humid but sunny, the grape arbor ready to preside over another happy couple and the tent was gleaming in the late summer sun. We would like to wish you both many blessings in your marriage and in the years to come.
We would also like to thank Lucas for his dedicated service to our armed forces. You make us proud.
Thank you Esha for choosing Tarrywile Mansion as the location for your traditional Henna party. The Mansion looked beautiful decorated with all the jewel tone colors. I would like to wish you both many blessings int your marriage and in the years to come.
Weekly Fire Danger Index: Build-up = 27, Spread = 6, Danger = "MODERATE" 8/29/14
We would like to wish Erica and Gabriel many blessings in their marriage, which was celebrated here at the mansion this past weekend. What a beautiful weekend to get married. I heard through the grapevine that everyone had a great time. Thank you for choosing Tarrywile Mansion as the venue for such a special occasion.
Contratulations also to Chris and Marie who chose to hold their ceremony in our beautiful Conservatory surrounded by 40 of their closest friends and relatives. We would like to wish you both many blessings in your marriage and in the years to come.
I have a little catching up to do on my thank-yous since I was on vacation all last week, be sure to read this post all the way through so you'll be aware of all the fun and amazing events we have had at the Mansion this past week.
First of all I would like to thank Lauren for hosting her bridal shower with us. I hope you all had a fun time and are ready now to proceed to the wedding day. I wish you both many blessings in your upcoming wedding and through-out your marriage.
Thank you Jasmine, who along with her fiance', hosted their baby shower at the Mansion. It was a lot to pull together with your busy work schedule, I hope it went well for you and your guests. I wish you both good health and many years surrounded by the love of family and friends.
Thank you to Michelle and the Hord Foundation who chose our beautiful veranda to host their scholarship awards picnic. I hope you had a great turnout and were able to celebrate with many of your scholarship recipients.
I heard the crew of Pitney Bowes had a grand time at their outdoor picnic/luncheon. The front lawn was put to good use with many games of bocci. It was a beautiful day to relax after their informative "Town Hall" meeting back at the office.
Thank you to Andrew and Sari for choosing Tarrywile Mansion as their venue for their rehearsal dinner. What a great relaxing atmosphere to enjoy the evening before their wedding day. I wish you many blessings in your marriage and in the years to come.
Finally, congratulations to Jolene and Bryan who were married under the grape arbor this past weekend. It seems the weather cooperated, aside from a little humidity, and everyone enjoyed the food, music, dancing and especially the Mansion's central air!
Congratulations Samantha and Chad, we heard you all had a wonderful time at your wedding ceremony and reception last night. It was a beautiful night to celebrate your special union. We're so glad you chose Tarrywile as your venue, we really appreciate how much care you all put into treating the Mansion with respect and leaving her perhaps cleaner than you found her.
We wish you both many blessings in your marriage and as you start your new family. May the years to come be filled with hope, love, good health and the love of family.
Weekly Fire Danger Index: Build-up = 18, Spread = 6, Danger = Low
Congratulations Ryan and Annie on your marriage, you two are one of the nicest couples I have had the pleasure to work with. I heard that you had a little excitement at cocktail hour but after that everything went smoothly.
We wish you both many blessings in your marriage and in the years to come.
Weekly Fire Danger Index: Build-up 9; Spread 4; Danger; LOW
Thank you Reverand Leopold for bringing your wonderful Peace Camp program to Tarrywile for yet another year. From the laughter I heard upstairs in the office it sounded like your campers had a wonderful time!
Thank you David for thinking of Tarrywile Mansion as the venue for you and your wife's baby shower. I wonder if the predominant color was blue, pink or yellow for we don't know yet. I hope you all had a great time. I pray that your child will be blessed with good health and that you both find much joy in the life you created.
~Becky, Anne-Marie, Sam and George
We'd like to take a moment to congratulate Kim and Brian who were married this past weekend at the Mansion. The weather was perfect, the grape arbor was lovely and the Bride and Groom resplendent. We wish you both many blessings in your marriage and in the years to come.
Congratulations to Carina, who was part of the 2014 graduating class of Bethel High School. Her grad party, hosted by Mom and Dad, was held in the Mansion. We wish Carina many wonderful opportunities in her future and a chance to make her dreams come true.
We would like to wish Elizabeth and Steven many blessings on their marriage, which took place this past weekend in our beautiful grape arbor and was followed by a reception in the Mansion. We would like to wish you many years of good health and happiness.
We'd like to thank the Connecticut Junior Republic for choosing Tarrywile Mansion as the venue for their wine tasting fundraiser. We hope you had a large crowd and were able to meet your fundraising goals.
We would also like to congratulate Suzanne and Rogelio, who were married on our beautiful grounds this past weekend. They then proceeded inside the Mansion to celebrate their nuptials, surrounded by the love of family and friends.
Congratulations to the 2014 graduation class of the C.H.A.N.G.E home school group. Their annual graduation dinner was held at the Mansion last night and from all accounts everyone had a wonderful time.
We wish all the graduates a lifetime full of wonderful opportunities and a future full of dreams come true.
We would like to send our thanks to the event planners from the Samaritan Health Center; Betsy and Eva, for choosing Tarrywile as the location for their annual Garden Party Fundraiser. I'm sad that I was not able to attend since it promised to be a lovely event. The weather cooperated to give them a warm sunny day and I heard that the turnout was excellent. I hope that they reached their fundraising goal.
For more information on the Samaritan Health Center see the link below:
Congratulations to our newest married couple, Nol and Rebecca, who were married at the Mansion this past Saturday. It's been more than a year since Nol first came to view the Mansion and I know there has been much plannin since then. I heard through the grapevine that it was a truly lovely wedding.
We would like to wish you both many blessings in your marriage and in the years to come.
We would like to send out condolences to Ed and his family for the loss of his Mom this past week. They had a Celebration of Life event to commemorate a wonderful life that touched so many others. I pray that they all find some peace during this difficult time.
Hats off to Francis who was tasked with finding the right venue for his engagement party while his fiance' was away on a business trip.
Fortunately Francis (with a little help from his mom Joann) found Tarrywile Mansion and made the right decision to have the party here. I wish both Melissa and Francis many blessings in their marriage and in the many years to come.
~Becky, Anne-Marie, Sam and George
Congratulations go out to Jennifer and Edward who were married at the Mansion this past weekend. Hopefully they were able to dodge the rainstorms. Jennifer and her mom put a great deal of planning into her wedding day so even rainstorms wouldn't stand a chance of ruining their celebration.
We would like to wish them both many blessings in their marriage and in the years to come!
~Becky, Anne-Marie, Sam and George
We would like to extend our congratulations to Zach and Keasha who were married this past Saturday and held their reception here at the Mansion. The brides mom and dad, Tracy and Miriam, are old pro's at this wedding business so they had everything under control early on. It was a pleasure working with them.
We wish the happy couple many blessings in their marriage and in the years to come.
We also wish to remind Tracy and Miriam that Tarrywile Mansion is the perfect venue to use for their remaining two children, should they find their significant others.
I'm a little behind in my posting of past events at the Mansion, I hope you will join me in saying congratulations to all of our celebrants.
Congratulations to John and Soo who were married a couple of weeks past. John hit my soft spot when he told me he just loves his girl to bits. Soo enjoyed spending quaility time with her mom who flew in for the occasion. It was a pleasure to see family come together in celebration in our wonderful Mansion.
Congratulations also go out to Marissa and Kevin who were joined in holy matrimony on our Mansion grounds. It was a pleasure working with the bride and her mom throughout the planning process.
Our third congratulations go out to Ashley and Robert who had to reschedule their last date due to Robert's commitment to our armed forces. I would like to thank Robert for his devotion to our contry and to Ashley who supports him in his career.
Graduation time has come to the Mansion at last, congratulations to Adrielle who just received her bachelor's degree in accounting and business administration. Her husband, Julio planned and organized her grad party here at the Mansion because he was so proud of her.
On behalf of the staff of Tarrywile Mansion we would like to wish you all many blessings in your marriages/career and in the years to come.
-Becky, Anne-Marie, Sam, and George
Thanks go out to Immaculate High Schools staff and junior class for bring their carefree laughter and youthful exuberance to the Mansion as they experience their yearly retreat.
We would like to thank Maria for hosting her daughter's Sweet 16 party at Tarrywile. We heard everyone had a great time and absolutely loved the venue. What a great way to kick off the start of our high rental season. Thanks again Maria!