Minutes from Hartford, the Pond House Cafe offers an elegant oasis for your wedding ceremony and reception. Tucked away in Elizabeth Park, The Garden Room offers a beautiful and tranquil setting for your wedding day, with floor-to-ceiling cathedral windows, a stone gas fireplace and overlooks to the pond and park. Made from fresh, local ingredients, the food at the Pond House Cafe is unique, eclectic, and delicious. From beautifully arranged buffet tables to superb hors d'oeuvre trays and uniquely crafted meals, they create a memorable food experience for your special day.
Facilities and Capacity
The Garden Room can accommodate up to 175 guests and offers a beautiful year-round setting. Attached to the Garden Room is The Terrace, which is the perfect space for your cocktail hour, wedding ceremony and lounge area. It even serves as an outdoor dining area. The Terrace overlooks the park and pond, making it a beautiful backdrop for pictures.
A wide array of American-style cuisine options are available to best fit your needs, with plated meals, brunch, hors d'oeuvres and buffet-style service. The Pond House Cafe has a variety of wedding packages to fit your perfect wedding requirements.
The Pond House Cafe provides a wedding coordinator to help guide you through planning your reception to make the process simple and stress-free for you. They also offer services including:
Recommended by 93% of couples
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jenelle · Married on 04/22/2017
My husband and I just recently had our ceremony and reception at the Pond House. Everyone said planning a wedding could be dreadful but I have to say this was an amazing experience. Diana and Susan were the 2 women I worked with and I can’t even tell you how easy they made this whole process. They were professional, sweet and caring the whole time. Our wedding was a Christmas themed wedding the decor and the space was stunning. The food was phenomenal as all of our guests are still telling us how good it was. The staff (servers, bartenders etc.) was fantastic and as nice as could be. I can’t say one bad thing about the evening or the whole planning experience because they truly are an amazing group to work with. If I could get married 20 more times (all to the same husband of course) I would do it again and again at The Pond House!Sent on 12/15/2014
Sarah · Married on 12/29/2018
Love this place!
Loved the Christmas trees/ decorations here! They were so beautiful and a great background for photos. I had my ceremony and reception at the pond house. The ceremony was a little tight because we had 120 people and there were only 30 chairs, but it was short so didn't really matter. The reception was amazing, I loved all of the natural light that came in from the big windows. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful, and the food was delicious (the servers kept coming back to me and making sure I had enough to eat!). I especially recommend the lamb.Sent on 01/09/2019
Elizabeth · Married on 04/28/2018
The Pond House Café was our first and only choice for our wedding venue. We initially met with Diana and she sold us right away on the all-inclusive aspects of the venue, the cost of which was priced very fair for our 100 guest wedding. We decided to have the ceremony on the adjoining terrace and it is a lovely setting, especially in spring and summer with the gardens and the pond in full view. Another plus is that if it rains and you planned for a terrace ceremony, it is very easy to move the whole thing inside in front of the gorgeous fireplace (luckily we had fantastic weather). The venue really maintains their property inside and out, which was a huge plus for me because I was not big on decorating the space and I didn’t need to at all! There were flowers and décor already in place and it all looked fantastic on our late-April Saturday daytime wedding. Erin was our coordinator leading up to the big day, and she was incredibly accommodating, responsive and helpful as we planned all the details together. My husband and I were able to come in several times to meet with Erin, and sample the food we were going to serve (which is wonderful! I highly recommend dining at the attached restaurant if you want an idea of the food quality). We met another coordinator, Cindy, for our rehearsal and reception, and she was great with rallying everyone and keeping the bridal party and guests happy during the reception. Erin was also great with making sure my husband and I got a chance to eat during the reception (thank you for that, it is easy to forget you’re also there to enjoy the meal when you’re the bride and groom!). I also appreciated that she also made sure my guests with food restrictions were taken care of. Erin and Cindy handled all the notes I had about the placement of my own décor and props perfectly. I highly recommend the Pond House for your wedding or other special event, you will not be disappointed with the quality of service given to you on your special day.Sent on 05/04/2018
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!
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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