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Pond House Cafe

$12k - $15k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests
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Highly recommended


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.


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

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Uncovered Outdoor

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    Would recommend

    Would highly recommend! The planning process was great with our coordinator, they were quick to adapt to changes in the plan due to inclement weather and the coordinator set up all the decor we brought to make sure our vision came to life! Great night and a fantastic wedding
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    Marisa Married on 04/29/2023
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    Perfect venue

    Perfect location for a wedding. We chose to have a day wedding and the venue was able to accommodate easily whether it rained or was sunny! Leslie was our coordinator and we couldn’t have asked for a better person to support us for our day. She made the entire process seamless and stress free. The food was spectacular and all of our guests gave fabulous reviews on the food and the decorations within the venue. Highly recommend this venue for you wedding reception!
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    Heather D. Married on 03/18/2023
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    The Perfect Day

    The staff at the Pond House are so attentive and professional! They made our day so special, we are so happy that we chose the Pond House for our wedding.
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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 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!

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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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