Pond House Cafe

1555 Asylum Ave Elizabeth Park, West Hartford, CT 06117 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Pond House Cafe

The Pond House Cafe is a wedding venue located in West Hartford, Connecticut. Hidden away in the heart of scenic Elizabeth Park, it is an idyllic retreat for couples and their guests to celebrate. Offering refined comfort and peaceful seclusion, this venue combines impeccable surroundings, exceptional cuisine, and outstanding service to create unforgettable wedding experiences.

Facilities and Capacity

The Pond House Cafe is a picturesque setting for both indoor and open-air weddings. Ornately decorated for celebrations year-round, the indoor Garden Room has a capacity of up to 175 attendees. Complete with high ceilings and a refined stone fireplace, it features cathedral windows that offer panoramic views of the lush surroundings. Overlooking the park and pond and lined with beautiful floral arrangements, the Terrace is a vibrant setting for outdoor ceremonies and cocktail receptions.

Services Offered

The Pond House Cafe has an extensive selection of wedding packages, all of which can be customized to meet couples’ needs and requirements. Each client is provided with an experienced wedding coordinator to make every stage run as smoothly and hassle-free as possible. From arranging the seats to clean up, they will be on hand to help from start to finish. Event rentals such as furniture, linens, china, and glassware are also available.

Cuisine

The catering team is passionate about crafting menus that will give couples and their guests a culinary experience they will never forget. Using only the freshest local ingredients, they specialize in preparing an extensive array of diverse and delectable American-style dishes. Knowing that presentation matters as much as flavor, each menu option is expertly presented to ensure that its appearance rivals its taste. From delicious butlered hors d’oeuvres to sweet desserts, each choice can be customized to accommodate any dietary requirement or taste palate. Professional waitstaff are on hand to deliver each course in a timely manner and to secure guests’ complete satisfaction. Beverage options include top-shelf open bars and craft beer packages with an extensive array of beer, wine, and spirits available. Further culinary options include:

  • Buffets
  • Stations
  • Desserts
  • Champagne Toasts
  • Signature drinks
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35 Reviews for Pond House Cafe

Recommended by 93% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.5

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    Sam Angles · Married on 09/14/2019

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    Gorgeous venue with wonderful staff. AND THE FOOD!

    My wife(!) and I couldn’t have been happier with the pond house cafe for our wedding. Its gorgeous, with the great hall and it’s wall to ceiling windows overlooking the water.

    But, for us, it was the staff that made the venue shine. Brittany Philips was our rock!! She was cool and collected on a notoriously chaotic day. She took the rain in stride, moving our ceremony inside. She sent a stream of appetizers to our table, making sure we ate. And apparently she added a guest-needed table for us halfway through dinner. I was never bothered, her and the staff just figured it out 🤷‍♂️👍

    And the food was flawless, too. Everyone was raving about it afterwards. So happy :)

    Thanks for a wonderful night!

    Sent on 09/25/2019
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    Sarah · Married on 12/29/2018

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    Love this place!

    Loved the Christmas trees/ decorations here! They were so beautiful and a great background for photos. I had my ceremony and reception at the pond house. The ceremony was a little tight because we had 120 people and there were only 30 chairs, but it was short so didn't really matter. The reception was amazing, I loved all of the natural light that came in from the big windows. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful, and the food was delicious (the servers kept coming back to me and making sure I had enough to eat!). I especially recommend the lamb.

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Pond House Cafe FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? No
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 700.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 700.00
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Server(s), Wedding Cake
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 1
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Garden, Park, Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services, Cake, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking
  • What months are included in your peak season? May, June, July, August, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April, November, December

2 Wedding Deals & Discounts

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    Remaining 2019 Dates

    Ask about our amazing promotions for booking any remaining 2019 date! Our packages include an on-site wedding coordinator who will help you plan. Pulling off a 2019 wedding is completely do-able!

  • Pond House Cafe 2
    NYE WEDDING 2020

    Throw the celebration party of the year when you book our NYE 2020 wedding! We are offering an amazing NYE package complete with a champagne toast at midnight!

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • Joan Dylan
    Joan Dylan Wedding DJs

    I have been a preferred vendor at The Pond House Cafe for years and the staff, service and food is top notch!

  • Moscarillo's Garden Shoppe
    Moscarillo's Garden Shoppe Wedding Florists

    The Pond House Cafe is always a pleasure to work with as a venue. Their staff is courteous, polite, and on point at all times. It's always great to see people working hard behind the scenes to make sure someone's special day goes off without a hitch!

  • PartyProDJ llc
    PartyProDJ llc Wedding DJs

    We've worked at The Pond House many times. Our couples love the park setting and the ballrooms wall of windows. The Pond House has a high level of attention to detail. And the food is a home run! Beth Angel PartyProDJ llc

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  • 1555 Asylum Ave Elizabeth Park West Hartford, CT, 06117 See on map
    860-484-7493 (Phone number)

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