Lawn Club 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 providing a defining luxurious experience.
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 that helps to make every wedding unforgettable. The venue offers additional services such as setup, cleanup, event planning, event rentals, and more. They also have bar and catering packages that are available for selection. For services that are not offered in-house, Lawn Club Fine Catering has a list of preferred caterers on-hand.
Executive chef, Adam Soliwoda, and his team incorporate international elements in American cuisines to create delectable menus. These include 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 to this, extra food and beverage items are included. These may be barware, glassware, linens, china, or flatware.
The venue provides multiple facilities in addition to the ones listed above. These come in the form of a bridal suite, onsite parking, and wheelchair access. There is also shuttle and valet services available.
This destination is located a block away from Yale University. There are plenty of culturally interesting areas that surround the property, all of which can be reached by foot or public transportation. There are also many overnight accommodation options in the area, meaning that couples and their guests will find lodging with ease. New Haven is accessible via Interstate 91 or Interstate 95.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Lindsay · Married on 12/08/2018
Gorgeous Venue - Amazing Service
We heard about the New Haven Lawn Club from a friend who had worked there previously. From the start, the service and responsiveness were unmatched. We didn't want a typical wedding factory - yes the Lawn Club does a lot of weddings - but they are by no means a wedding factory. They have their work down to a science and do one wedding per day which makes them incredibly flexible. We worked with Karen who was there for all of the planning, the rehearsal, and the day of the wedding. She is incredible to work with, very responsive, and gives great advice - we would highly recommend her! There staff there was also amazing! We have been to many weddings over the past few years and the staff at the Lawn Club was by far the best. The venue itself is stunning. We could not even keep track of how many people commented on how beautiful the building is. We had our wedding in December and the holiday decorations they have up take weeks to prepare and further add to the character of the building. The rooms are full with natural candle light and fireplaces which gives it such a warm feel. Lastly, the food is incredible! Not typical wedding venue food - but more like a high end restaurant. They were also extremely flexible with food allergies for some of our guests (one person was allergic to onions - which are in everything - and they didn't bat an eye).Sent on 12/28/2018
A wedding requires so much planning, so many details, so many moving parts - if you have your wedding at the Lawn Club you can be confident that you have a gorgeous venue with a professional/attentive staff.
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!Sent on 09/06/2018
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 FamilySent on 08/24/2018
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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!!