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 exude 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 d'oeuvres, 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.
89 Reviews for Lawn Club Fine Catering
Recommended by 99% of couples
8 User photos
Emily R. · Getting married on 05/08/2022
Every last detail was thought out and on the day, orchestrated by the venue. It was a great feeling as a bride to know you are in good hands, despite having to change many plans (due to Covid and then rain!) and the day was still perfect. Christine is wonderful at what she does and knew exactly how to help vendors, design the room and make the day go seemlessly.Sent on 10/05/2020
Alisa P. · Married on 11/21/2020
The best venue!
I’m not sure where to begin with this amazing place. For starters, it is beautiful. All on its own, it’s truly so stunning inside and out. We were able to have our wedding here on 11/21/20 and feel so lucky to have done so. The staff is phenomenal. And Christine was such a blessing to have during this last year. From the day of our tour/booking, our food tasting and everything leading up to the wedding, Christine was there to answer all of our questions. This year was unlike any other. We faced so many changes due to Covid and Christine was just a phone call away to calm us or reassure us that NHLC would do all they could to make sure our day was amazing. I know Christine had to have so many hard conversations with couples, but we appreciated her candor and willingness to go above and beyond. And despite all the changes, we were able to have a smaller more intimate, but truly beautiful wedding. Our guests felt comfortable with all the protocols in place and still had a great time. The food was fantastic and a hit with everyone. Christine and Karen were there any every point in the night to make sure we were taken care of and having a great time. You cannot go wrong with the Lawn Club. The venue paired with the exceptional service and food makes this place truly hard to beat!Sent on 01/03/2021
The G. · Married on 11/07/2020
Christine and her team at the Lawn Club were absolutely phenomenal! The entire process was easy and the guidance and flexibility were most appreciated. Despite the challenges of a global pandemic, Christine and everyone at the Lawn Club made our wedding beautiful, fun, and everything that we wanted it to be! Everything was amazing, from the food and service to the ambience. We could not have asked for a better day!Sent on 07/17/2020
This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:
Lawn Club Fine Catering Price Rates
Plan your wedding in the months of January, February, or March and we will waive the site fee for our beautiful venue (value of $3,200).
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!!