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The Woodwinds

Branford, CT View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
167 reviews
$9k - $11k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

About

$9k - $11k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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

WoodWinds features two elegant ballrooms, which can also be combined into one flowing, spectacular room for the ultimate experience, can accommodate up to 600 guests. Each room features a marble dance floor perfect for dancing the night away, and 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

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

167 Reviews

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    Tifani A. Married on 01/15/2022
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    Amazing Wedding

    After having to cancel and reschedule our wedding due to covid, we finally had our dream wedding at Woodwinds on 1/15/22 and it was everything we could have dreamed of. Woodwinds was extremely accommodating with our situation , as we live in Alabama and everything had to be done virtually.

    Originally, our wedding was planned for 1/2/21, but with the way covid was panning out, we made the call in August ‘20 to move the wedding to 2022. Ken was extremely helpful through this whole process and they honored all of our original contract details and deposits with our wedding date move.

    As we approached closer to the wedding, we worked with Randy who was also very helpful and responsive in our final months leading up to the big day. Our biggest concern was with the new covid variant and people deciding they no longer want to come/test positive for covid. Randy reassured us that we have up to 7 days before the wedding to finalize the guest list/number of guests attending. We ended up having about 25-30 guests back out in the last month, thus pushing our total guest count below the required minimum of 125 with the venue. Although we paid for 125 guests, Randy allowed us to use the extra money we paid to go toward add-ons with the venue, which we ended up with a late night Buffalo wing bar, pretzel bar, and chocolate liqueur cup station that were all such a big hit.

    The wedding was perfect, absolutely no complaints. Our coordinator for the weekend was Sergio. He did an amazing job through the entire day to ensure everything went smoothly and flawlessly. He also made sure there was a drink in my hands at all times, and I appreciated that! They still had their beautiful holiday decor up which was the perfect touch for all of our photos. The bartenders were great and they made a phenomenal Espresso Martini that was wanted by all. The food was absolutely unreal. From the cocktail hour to the dinner, everyone raved about all the amazing appetizers and entrees. Chef Silvio’s Sunday Sauce is no joke!

    Their Winter Wedding Package deal was awesome. It included everything with the venue, the DJs, the wedding cake and some of the basics from the florist. It was everything we could have dreamt of and still well within our budget. The team at Woodwinds takes pride in their work, and it definitely shows. Highly recommend for weddings. Especially in the uncertainty of the covid era, they will not leave you out to dry and will help you along the way.

    Thanks again for everything, Woodwinds
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    Autumn I. Married on 12/04/2021
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    Absolutely amazing

    We had a date conflict with our original venue which we had assumed would be a very cheap budget friendly option, so we decided to tour Woodwinds and we are nothing but happy with our experience. So affordable and you get so much for what you are paying. It even came out to be more affordable then our original venue option! So much is included, so it's a lot of stress off of the couple's shoulders. The staff is also wonderful. Vanessa is the absolute best! Booked our wedding the day we toured!
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    Meghan L. Married on 11/04/2021
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    Great place for a fundraiser!

    I attended The Woodwinds on 11/4/21 and have nothing but wonderful things to say! The lights outside make the place shine magically before you even enter. The bartender remembered our drinks. The second time I went up I didn't even have to say what I wanted, he just recited the exact drinks I needed and said "I never forget a face." The food was great too. But the BEST part of the great service at the Woodwinds was that it was service with a SMILE, and yes you could actually see the staff's smiles because they were not wearing masks. :) A major plus for me!!!

Awards

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Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Marsal Studios 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
2034816577

Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday: Closed
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