The Woodwinds

29 School Ground Rd., Branford, CT 06405 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Woodwinds

The Woodwinds is an award-winning wedding and events venue in Branford, Connecticut. With stunning gardens, landscaped patios, a grand staircase, and marble dance floors, the venue has the feel of an elegant European country manor. Offering intimate garden weddings, superior cuisine, and elegant ballrooms, The Woodwinds is the perfect setting for any dream wedding. Acquired in 2007 by Owner and Executive Chef, Antonio Suppa, the venue combines the highest level of family-style service, exquisite Italian cuisine, and amenities.

Facilities and Capacity

The two elegant ballrooms at The Woodwinds can accommodate up to 600 guests. Here, a marble dance floor is perfect for dancing the night away, and end elegant dining rentals create an atmosphere fit for royalty. A pair of luxurious suites offer comfort and privacy to get ready, and both allow food and beverage accommodations. In addition to these spaces, up to 200 guests can be hosted at the restaurant, Café Allegre. There is also a reception area named The Foyer that greets guests with well-appointed facilities and amenities. An alternative to indoor settings, a ceremony may be set up outside on the lawn for an open-air celebration.

Services Offered

The Woodwinds can be the perfect venue for all occasions. Bridal suite use is included in event rentals, and event planning is available through in-house services. Catering can be accommodated by The Woodwinds staff or by an outside vendor of the couple's preference. Event rentals are made available to bring a dream-come-true event to life, as is both lighting and a dance floor. Servers and bartenders complete a well-rounded event, ensuring that guests are both happy and satisfied.

Cuisine

The Woodwinds has various menus that couples can select from for their big day. This includes a range of premium, buffet, and sit-down meals. Also available are hors d'oeuvres, platter enhancements, and late-night snacks. Wedding cakes can be created on request and are sized per the number of guests attending the wedding. Cake tops and fresh flowers can be added on as extra embellishments, making for a stunning centerpiece for any wedding occasion.

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Couple's portrait
Couple's portrait
Couple's dance
Couple's dance
Wedding gazebo
Wedding gazebo
Uplighting
Uplighting
Couple kissing
Couple kissing
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Couple kissing on the lawn
Firelight patio
Firelight patio
Couple's first dance
Couple's first dance
Classical musicians
Classical musicians
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Winter wedding
Winter wedding
Assorted cakes and pastries
Assorted cakes and pastries
Lobster tails
Lobster tails
Bacon wrapped filet
Bacon wrapped filet
Assortment of cheeses
Assortment of cheeses
Cake cutting
Cake cutting
3 layer wedding cake
3 layer wedding cake
Gazebo ceremony
Gazebo ceremony
Sweetheart table
Sweetheart table
Willow tree ceremony
Willow tree ceremony
Garden room
Garden room
Bridal suite
Bridal suite
Cordial service
Cordial service
Fireplace ceremony
Fireplace ceremony
Firelight room
Firelight room
Bridal party
Bridal party
First dance
First dance
Venetian table
Venetian table
Bridal party
Bridal party
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Couple on the walkway
Waterfall ceremony
Waterfall ceremony
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Sparkler send-off
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Front entrance
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Gazebo ceremony
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Willow tree ceremony (dusk)
Willow tree ceremony (dusk)
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162 Reviews for The Woodwinds

Recommended by 99% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Allison M. · Getting married on 09/11/2021

    5.0
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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
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    So far, great!

    Only booked with them so far, but extremely impressed with the attention and service at these beginning stages! Can’t wait to see what the next 14 months will bring!

    Sent on 07/16/2019
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    Jessica T. · Getting married on 05/21/2021

    5.0
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    Simply amazing!

    This venue is simply amazing. I had sent an email to Vanessa just days after getting engaged and she was able to get us in that upcoming weekend to check out the venue. It is beautiful there! From the cocktail space, to ceremony space and the Garden Room itself EVERYTHING is perfect. Pricing is all inclusive and easy to understand. We booked on the spot! So excited for our day 05/21/2021

    Sent on 12/10/2019

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The Woodwinds FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Outside Alcohol
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access

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  • Marsal Studios Wedding Photographers

    Wonderful setting for a beautiful wedding! Every details is handled with care and love. I often think the couple must be related to the WoodWinds team, Then I realize they, like us, put the couple first and will do anything within their power to insure the couple has an amazing wedding day! We love them so much we even had our daughter's wedding at Woodwinds in 2008! Scott was amazing then and now! The whole team was spectacular!

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  • 29 School Ground Rd. Branford, CT, 06405 See on map
    203-403-2524 (Phone number)
    2034837945 (Fax Number)
    Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday: Closed
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