Are Getting Married!



We're grateful to have our loved ones joining us from near and far! Thank you for coming to East Haddam to celebrate with us. We hope you fall in love with the area - like we did - and enjoy all the things East Haddam and beyond has to offer!


Smith Farm Gardens is located at 60 Smith Farm Road, East Haddam, CT 06423.

One of the things we love about Smith Farm Gardens is how connected to nature it is! This also means that major hotel accommodations are not close by. We encourage our out of town guests and those who want to enjoy a weekend away to take advantage of the local inns, cabins, and lakefront Airbnbs & VRBOs nearby - but if you'd prefer a more traditional hotel, the Quality Inn Old Saybrook is only a 20 minute drive from the venue.


Getaway Machimoodus

298 E Haddam Moodus Rd, Moodus, CT 06469

Getaway Machimoodus is a great option for our guests who want to have a luxe "glamping" weekend in one of 45 tiny cabins located on 86 acres. The tiny cabins at Getaway Machimoodus are pet friendly and include everything you need for yourself and your pups and encourages guests to immerse themselves in nature while staying in a well equipped cabin for 2 or 4. Getaway Machimoodus is a 9 minute drive from our venue.

Boardman House

8 Norwich Rd, East Haddam, CT 06423

The Boardman House offers luxury accommodations in a quaint B&B. The Boardman House is a 6 minute drive from our venue.

Quality Inn Old Saybrook

100 Essex Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475

The Quality Inn Old Saybrook is just over 20 minutes from Smith Farm Gardens and has competitive room rates for the night of our wedding or the wedding weekend. Old Saybrook is a beautiful beachside town with lots to do and see when you're not busy celebrating with us!

While we don't have a room block reserved here, prices are lower when you book online versus contacting the hotel via phone. You can receive a more discounted rate when you use a AAA or AARP discount.

Things To Do


Food & Drink

Two Wrasslin' Cats Coffee House

374 Town St, East Haddam, CT 06423

While Max and Jodi are firm dog lovers, Two Wrasslin' Cats is wonderful enough to turn us into cat people for the morning! Only a 4 minute drive from Smith Farm Gardens, the owners, a cat-loving couple, make the best cup of coffee Max says he has ever had! Aside from the coffee, they have delicious breakfast and lunch options and a "cat room" where you can go in to hang out with the cats - and if you catch the schedule right, even do a yoga class.

If you're not a cat person or are allergic but still love them - no worries - their cat room is fully enclosed and separate from the coffee shop. You can admire the cats through the windows or sit outside on their beautiful deck or in the garden near their pond. Cat lovers, dog lovers, or just plain good food lovers will appreciate our favorite spot in East Haddam!

Yankee Cider Co.

23 Petticoat Lane, East Haddam, CT 06423

Yankee Cider Company specializes in crafting delicious New England Style
hard ciders from apples grown in East Haddam, CT. They are open for beverage service, growler fills, and bottle sales. Try flights and pours of their ciders and Staehly Farm Winery wines.



Clinton Premium Outlets

20 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton, CT 06413

Forgot an accessory or had a wardrobe malfunction? Clinton Premium Outlets is about a 30 minute drive from Smith Farm Gardens and has lots of stores at outlet pricing.


Outdoor & Nature

Ray of Light Farm

232 Town Street, East Haddam, CT 06423

Ray of Light Farm is an animal rescue and therapy center. They aspire to be a "healing presence in a wounded world." You can visit the farm for free, but donations are appreciated to help keep the farm running and helping their animal rescue efforts. You can feed their goats and sheep for $1/cup during their regular operating hours or visit any of their other animals, which include: Equines (horses, ponies, donkeys, mules and a Zedonk), Goats, Sheep, Llama, Miniature cattle, Poultry, Waterfowl, Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, Tortoises

Devil's Hopyard State Park

67 River Road, East Haddam, CT 06423

Bisected by the Eight Mile River, the 860 acre park features trout fishing, picnic areas, and 15 miles of hiking trails. The Connecticut Ornithological Association lists the Hopyard as one of the 10 best birding sites in Connecticut. A main feature of the park, spectacular Chapman Falls drops 60 feet in three main cascades. According to the Eastern Waterfall Guide, it is one of the Top 10 falls in Connecticut. The potholes at the base of the falls are said to be the hoof prints left by the devil as he hopped from ledge to ledge to keep dry.

Gillette Castle State Park

366 Hopyard Rd, East Haddam, CT 06423

The grounds of the Castle are almost as interesting as the Castle itself. William Gillette had three miles of narrow gauge railroad, which are now hiking trails and include river views, trestles and tunnels. The railroad station "Grand Central" has been restored and one of Gillette's trains is on display at the Visitor’s Center. Stone walls, a goldfish pond, scenic overlooks and wooded areas with picnic facilities are just some of the other highlights of the park. Admission to the grounds is free.