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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41 Reviews for Pond House Cafe

Recommended by 92% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.6
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.4

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    Stephanie L. · Married on 12/31/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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
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    Ashley M. · Married on 10/24/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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    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

Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

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 Real Weddings

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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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!

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • 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 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 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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