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Ceremony
$700 starting price
Ceremony
$700 starting price

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On WeddingWire since 2007

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
  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

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

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$700

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Wedding Cake
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Reviews of Pond House Cafe

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4.7 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
4.7 out of 5 rating
68 Reviews
95% recommend it
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    4.8 out of 5 rating
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    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
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    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.7 out of 5 rating
Weddingwire
4.7/5 68 reviews
Google
4.4/5 898 reviews
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Marlene C. Sent on 06/13/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing ....

I can't recommend the Pond House enough. The food, the details and the flexibility of offerings. My guest were as blown away with everything as much as we were. Our coordinator Leslie was amazing and so helpful. She kept me on track through the planning right up to the big day.
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Rebecca T. Sent on 03/31/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The Perfect Venue

We had our wedding here on 3/23/24. I cannot speak highly enough about the venue itself as well as the staff. We worked with Diana and Leslie. Diana knows her stuff! She gave great suggestions and was helpful throughout the process. Leslie was beyond amazing- she nailed every detail. The venue was stunning and all the guests raved about the food. We had a seated dinner with 115 people. Everything fit perfectly. The decor was well done. The staff were incredible. We truly had the best day, and would choose the Pond House 1000 times over.
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Aimee D. Sent on 01/08/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Can’t recommend enough!

The first time I visited the Pond House I absolutely fell in love with it. It was decorated for the holidays and it felt so magical. We knew right away that this was where we wanted to get married. Two years later we got married here on 1/5/2024 and I just can’t stop thinking about how amazing it was! My guests all night kept saying how it was one of the prettiest venues and funnest weddings they’ve ever been to. How it was stunning and felt so magical. I have an old school Italian family and was so worried about the food because they can be such critics but omg. People RAVED about it. I had my rehearsal dinner here as well. Each food item better than the next. They have so many different options to choose from to satisfy and also accommodate dietary needs. The servers and bartenders were professional, hard working, personable, and so kind. My wedding coordinator Leslie, was attentive, always replied quickly, never made me feel like a bother, and her professional opinion was always appreciated. Diana was also so much help and so pleasant to work with. I wish I could relive that night over and over. I can’t recommend this venue enough. 🖤
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

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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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