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.
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.
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:
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41 Reviews for Pond House Cafe
Recommended by 92% of couples
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Sam A. · Married on 03/20/2021
Best day of our lives!!
All thanks to the Pond House and their amazing team for making our wedding out of this world perfect in a less than perfect covid time. Stephanie was our coordinator and I just loved her! She was so personable and easy to reach, ask questions to and so reliable the day of. I would never ever regret working with the pond house in our day. The food was so amazing! They even helped make a special meal for my mom who has a very picky taste. Thank you thank you thank you- Kyle and I are forever grateful for the amazing memories, full stomachs, laughs and picture perfect pristine venue.Sent on 04/03/2021
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Stephanie L. · Married on 12/31/2020
The best wedding venue
I can’t say enough about the Pond House. The food is amazing, the venue is gorgeous and they have been more than accommodating while we were planning our wedding especially during covid. The wedding planner, Stephanie, is great, so helpful and very attentive. Diana and all of the staff have been so amazing and kind to us. We couldn’t have picked a better venue and are so happy to say we had the wedding of our dreams.Sent on 01/17/2021
Ashley M. · Married on 10/24/2020
Beyond Our Expectations
How do I give ten stars? The Pond House hosted both our ceremony and reception, and it was the most wonderful experience. The pictures of this venue speaks for itself -absolutely stunning. The food from the venue was also incredible, we received so many compliments from our guests about their meals.
The entire day was well organized and absolutely beautiful, but one of the best things about The Pond House was how great they were during the planning process. Planning a wedding during COVID was so challenging, and Stephanie helped us through every single step. We had to significantly change the size of our invite list, and at one point had planned to move everything onto the patio due to COVID restrictions. Stephanie was a calming presence, and was always very accommodating and flexible. Thankfully the big day ended up being everything we had envisioned and more.Sent on 10/28/2020
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!
I have been a preferred vendor at The Pond House Cafe for years and the staff, service and food is top notch!
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!
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