Lawn Club and Fine Catering is a wedding venue in New Haven, Connecticut. The club was founded in 1891 and sits inside a regal Georgian mansion in New Haven's renowned East Rock neighborhood. For centuries it has been a prominent venue for the city's most exquisite social gatherings. The striking architecture and Art Deco lighting preserve its history while defining luxury.
Facilities and Capacities
Couples can host up to 210 guests in the stately elegant rooms. The ballroom's barrel-vaulted ceiling and checkered terrazzo floors execute style and grace that will charm your guests. The spaces have marvelous, yet simple decor so couples can make each room unique.
Lawn Club and Fine Catering is a full-service venue with an in-house chef and event coordinator to make every wedding unforgettable. The venue offers additional services such as:
Executive chef, Adam Soliwoda, and his team incorporate international flare in American cuisines to create delectable menus including hors devours, cocktail reception, plated dinner, food stations, tastings and dessert accompanied by servers. Couples also have the option to bring in an outside cake. In addition, extra food and beverage items are included, such as:
The venue provides multiple facilities in addition to the ones listed above, like:
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Kaitlyn · Married on 08/25/2018
My wedding ceremony and reception were held at the Lawn Club on 8/25/18. Everything about the day was perfect! The venue itself is absolutely stunning and full of so much charm and character! It has a very classy and elegant feel. Many guests thought that the ballroom was gorgeous! The wedding coordinators, Christine and Karen, are amazing at what they do!!! Throughout the whole wedding planning process, they were always available to answer any questions in a timely fashion and offer any help. We feel so grateful to them for making our day so amazing. Honestly, they are top notch and the best of the BEST at what they do! Even some of my vendors were raving about them!! You will be in good hands with both ladies! The food at the Lawn Club is delicious. Several of our guests told us that it was the best “wedding food” they’ve ever eaten. We loved that the portion sizes were adequate, therefore no guests left feeling hungry. The ballroom itself is beyond beautiful. As a bride with a specific vision, I was unsure of how things would end up looking all put together by someone else other than myself! Let me tell you that Christine and Karen exceeded my expectations. Things were lovely! We even ordered a late night snack to be brought in by Pepe’s and Christine set everything up for us. Our interactions with other Lawn Club staff were great, everyone is so nice and helpful. There are several great spots to have first look photos and bridal photos taken. I’m so happy that I chose to have the Lawn Club be the setting for the most important day of my life. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a beautiful venue with great food and great wedding coordinators!!!!! Thank you Christine and Karen!
Peggi · Married on 08/18/2018
This past weekend we celebrated our daughter's wedding in New Haven, culminating in a reception at The New Haven Lawn Club. We just do not know where to begin except to say our daughter and new son told us it was the Wedding of their dreams!! Christine Brush and Karen Wilson made it happen! From the moment we first visited their site to the day after when we returned to gather our belongings, they have been our go-to people! Professional, attentive, reactive to ALL our needs, experienced and always with wonderful attitudes!! We tasked them both with a very detailed plan and they met every item spot on!! The food, the Ballroom, the Cocktail Area, the Living Room - were all so impressive that our families and guests are still emailing, calling and texting us that it was the best wedding they have every attended. Comments such as, romantic, impressive, outstanding, delicious, over-the-top, well-run, fantastic and we could go on. Thank You, Christine and Karen for making our only daughter's wedding reception a dream come true for her and her new husband and for my husband and I as well! We wish you both continued success! The M Quatrano Family
Charla · Married on 06/02/2018
When my husband and I were looking for a wedding venue we had a long list of must haves, and one of them had to be hardwood floors and lots of natural lighting. We saw about five different venues, and after our walk through with Christine we knew the hunt was over. We immediately fell in love with NHLC, it checked off everything on our list. The building has a lot of character, and the inside is very elegant. When we did the tour we saw cocktail hour room first and I thought that was the main room, and was blown away with how gorgeous the room was with all the hidden details. Then we were brought into the main reception area and I knew from that moment on our wedding was going to be here. It's just breathtaking.
I can't say enough about Christine, I think I probably sent her over 100 emails during the duration of my wedding planning and she was always so sweet, accommodating and helpful. Never once did she seem bothered by my million questions. Even though the wedding itself at times was stressful planning, the NHLC never once stressed me out, they are so organized, and competent I always felt like everything was under control. Christine is truly amazing at her job, and she always made us feel so relaxed and offered help in any way she can.
My guests are still talking about the food, everyone has complimented that their meals were excellent and service was impeccable. All of our guests raved that they have never been to a wedding so beautiful, and it truly was. We had such a wonderful time, we enjoyed every minute of it. If I had to do the wedding planning all over again, I wouldn't change any detail, it was perfect!
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Having been in the industry for over 15 years, I can honestly say that the staff at The New Haven Lawn Club is one of the most caring, detailed oriented, professional and fun in CT. We often design weddings there and it is such a pleasure as they make us feel like family. The history and decor of the venue is also one of the most unique. Crystal Chandeliers and sconces, columns, fireplaces, mantels, floor to ceiling windows.... You won't find anything else like it.
A venue with beautiful architecture, delicious food, and friendly wait-staff- what more could you ask for?! Coming from a vendor, John, Christine and crew are ALWAYS very accommodating and we always feel welcomed into their "home".
Very classy facility. Architecture and Decor is absolutely beautiful. Food is exceptionally good, and the staff is great; works very well with customers as well as vendors. We highly NHLC!!