Pickwick probably had no connotations in the public mind beyond "something English and somewhat amusing." Dickens and all that.

No surprise to anyone that the Pickwick Room was at the Pickwick Arms.

Says the Greenwich Time website:

During the '30s and '40s, because of a quirk in Connecticut law, the hotel and its location became a popular spot for weddings. By coming to Connecticut to proclaim their vows, many couples, including some Hollywood celebrities, were able to avoid a waiting period that was required in other states.

The anti-Reno, then.