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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36 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 4.7
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.5

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  • Ashlee

    Ashlee · Married on 09/21/2019

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

    Amazing Wedding Day!

    We are thrilled with our wedding at Pond House! I actually found them right here on Wedding Wire searching around. We initially wanted the rustic barn style wedding, but after researching more, I realized we needed something a bit more hands off. I loved the look of Pond House. It is so romantic, and the main room is so stunning when you walk in. (I'm a sucker for high ceilings.)

    We set our first appointment for the walkthrough with Diana. We then sat down next door for lunch, and tired a few different items to get an idea of the food. Although we had another meeting at another venue booked later that week, I cancelled it, and we booked with PH about 1 1/2 years before the wedding day.

    I encourage you to go to any open houses or tastings they hold. We were able to try apps and the cakes at 1 event. (Donna's cakes are to die for!- See that review as well!) We also had a great time at the food tasting. I'm a HUGE foodie, so that is another reason why PH was a great fit. A few of mine and our guests favorites: Apps: Mini Chicken and Waffle. Thai Chicken Skewer. Smoked Salmon on a Potato pancake. The star of dinner with the Moroccan chicken. Everyone was raving! (and that is something we would have never picked unless we went to the tasting!)

    The night flew by!!! My advice would be to stop and take it all in. We did head inside about a half hour before the ceremony started and was able to see the room set up. It is decorated so beautifully. All we had to bring in was the florals, the favors, and extra things like the seating chart, guest book, and some photos of family members.

    Throughout the process we worked with Brittany. She was great with keeping us organized, and answering any questions we had! I'm secretly hoping someone I know has a wedding here, so I can also experience it as a guest! Thank you Pond House!!

    Sent on 09/26/2019
  • Sam

    Sam Angles · Married on 09/14/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
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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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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
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

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

Map

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