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.
82 Reviews for Lawn Club Fine Catering
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Katie Pisano · Married on 12/07/2019
The Lawn Club makes wedding dreams come true!
You will be hard pressed to find a team of professionals that could surpass what Karen, Christine make happen. They are simply a amazing. We hosted our wedding reception with just under 200 guests here on 12/7/19. The Lawn Club is exquisitely decorated for the holidays, it is jaw-droppingly beautiful. If you have any interest in a December wedding, you must see photos or come by next December to see it in person! Karen and Christine have such a personable, patient, kind and professional way about them. No question or request is too silly, nor something they will try to make happen for you! Their attention to detail is unbelievable, and they make you feel like the only thing they are working on is your big day, when in reality they are juggling so much. Their guidance is invaluable and I couldn’t have planned so many logistics without them and the amazing preferred vendor list they provide you. The food was absolutely delicious with so many unique options. Our guests continue to rave about the Mac and cheese bar at cocktail hour! We also were even able to have my golden retriever come to the reception for photos! They are dog friendly! There was not a stone left un-turned before the wedding, including a walk through the week before and Karen contacting each of our 6(!) vendors in the days leading up to ensure seamless execution and organization. We were so proud to host our wedding at the Lawn Club and could not say enough about this incredible venue. You need not look further! 😊 I don’t yet have our professional photos but sharing a few from friends below.Sent on 01/09/2020
Jennifer · Married on 11/02/2019
The New Haven Lawn Club is perfect!
The atmosphere is amazing, the food is terrific, and the staff will go above and beyond. What more could you want on your wedding day! Christine, the director of weddings, will help you organize every step of the way and provide you with a list of vetted vendors that will make your special day run smoothly. The building and the grounds (think brick, vines, candles, fireplace, balconies) lend itself to amazing photos. And your guests will rave about the food (the filet mignon is a huge crowd pleaser).Sent on 11/04/2019
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.
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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!!