In a quiet, woodsy setting accented by beautifully-manicured gardens, a custom-built log cabin sits atop lush green grass. The centerpiece of the living room is a ceiling-height stone fireplace and an expansive private deck that overlooks the woods - all within earshot of a rushing waterfall.
Welcome to my home in the hills of Portland, CT, an oasis of greenery and fragrant flowers. My husband Dave and I discovered this wooded land over thirty years ago, built a log cabin, and raised a family. Now, it's just me and Dave and our two cats, but it continues to sustain us as a creative outlet in terms of growing vegetables, tending to flowers and trees, and maintaining a soft, plush lawn.
Over the years, friends and family have chosen this setting for small, intimate events: elopements, vow renewals, special birthdays and more. Now, it's available to all of Judy's wedding (and other) clients for CT elopements and more.
From a spacious outdoor shower to a private guest room for changing, your small, intimate wedding can include the trappings of a country getaway, just 30 minutes from Hartford and 10 minutes from Middletown.
Her gentle guidance struck exactly the right tone.
Our wedding officiant Judy Thompson put together the perfect ceremony for us in her lovely gardens when Covid made wedding planning nearly impossible. Organizing the event on short notice might have been stressful but her gentle guidance struck exactly the right tone and kept us focused on the joy of the wedding. The cake and champagne toast was a sweet surprise and elevated our special day. Our wonderful memories will last a lifetime.
- Luanne & Pete
Got married at Judy's House... It was just PERFECT!
My husband and I got married at Judy's and it was just what we imagined it to be, it was intimate and special.. it was PERFECT! We couldn't have picked a better location or JP to do the ceremony. Judy made us comfortable and feel welcomed. She was very accommodating and helpful. Prior to the wedding she made sure that everything was in place. She kept the communication line open and was very easy to contact. She made sure that she responded right away if I had any questions or concerns about the wedding. Thank you Judy for making our day extra special!
We were surrounded by her glorious gardens.
We had a wonderful experience planning our elopement, and an awesome ceremony with Judy officiating onsite, An extra, we were surrounded by her glorious gardens.
- Jane & Art
She was very thoughtful and open to our ideas.
Judy officiated our elopement in her amazing garden. She was very thoughtful and open to our ideas when creating our one of a kind ceremony. She took the time to make sure everything we wanted was touched on and included our family in the ceremony.
- Emily & Dan