Newark, NJ 07101
973-268-3500, ext 254
The nation’s oldest county park was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead in 1895. Paths meander along a large lake and brook in this peaceful four-mile-long park. This park also features a butterfly garden, pedestrian bridges, and an entrance gateway. Prime time for romance here is April, when Branch Brook’s 2,000 Japanese cherry trees are covered with pink and white blossoms. Consider holding your ceremony at the magnificent Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, then crossing the street for a garden reception in a cherry tree grove. Call to arrange a permit, tent, catering, and other details.