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 your dream wedding. Acquired in 2007 by the Suppa Family, the venue combines the highest level of family-style service, exquisite Italian cuisine and amenities to accommodate all your needs.
Facilities and Capacity
The two elegant ballrooms at The WoodWinds can accommodate up to 600 guests. There are two luxurious suites upstairs that offer comfort and privacy for the bride-to-be. Up to 200 guests can be hosted at the restaurant, Café Allegre.
The Woodwinds is the perfect venue for all occasions, and offers the following services:
Recommended by 99% of couples
Daniel · Married on 05/12/2018
I don't know what else to say that hasn't been said already. The staff here is about as incredible as I have ever seen in any area of service anywhere in the world. I have provided 5 stars in every category, and I cannot think of any reason to downgrade the Woodwinds in any respect. Service, food, location- all top notch.
Scott is so kind. He respects the importance of your big day and treats your wedding as if it was a network television live event. Thank you, Scott, and everyone at the Woodwinds for what you did for my wife and I.
Cindia · Getting married on 10/13/2019
We chose this venue because as soon as we walked into the door we felt very welcomed and catered to. All the staff down right to the cleaning crew made us feel calm and at ease. We got there 1hr early due to me mixing up the schedule and the cleaning crew welcomed us, sat us down, served us coffee, and let us explore the venue. Even though they were super busy cleaning and getting ready for a wedding. I got to see the place beautifully decorated. When my consultant arrived she gave us the tour and was very attentive to our needs and wants. We fell in love with the place after looking high and low for venues. The process is easy, they are not pushy and they even do financing. They let us tweek the menu to fit our unique style too!! They even gave us a gift bag with suggestions from local vendors and complimentary signature spaghetti sauce. We were so impressed.
Karissa · Getting married on 12/01/2018
I highly recommend the Woodwinds for your wedding venue. My fiancé and I are currently in the process of planning our wedding and the staff at the Woodwinds have made it that much more of a pleasurable experience. We had been to 4-5 venues before going to the Woodwinds, and just when I thought I lost hope, this venue was everything I could have imagined. My fiancé and I both had so much relief after we booked. Vanessa is awesome! We are currently working together with her to pull our Christmastime wedding off! Her flexibility in scheduling is great as well as her response time. So very helpful, making what a stressful time planning that much more exciting and a breeze! They are so easy to work with. Menu options are fantastic and so reasonable, good quality for a fair price. The venue is beautiful, especially for a winter theme in which I am having! So far our experience has been great. We absolutely have no doubts on having gone with different venue.
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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!