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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, Caf茅 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.


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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Champagne Toast
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Banquet Hall

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Covered Outdoor
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Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
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Cocktail Reception
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Hors d'oeuvres
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Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
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Dance Floor

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Wheelchair Access
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Alicia K. Getting married on 08/12/2025
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Highly recommend Woodwinds!

Couldn鈥檛 have choose a better wedding Venue! I knew this was going to be our pick as soon as I spoke with Vanessa. So happy to have found Woodwinds on this app. The staff has already went above and beyond to accommodate us, you can truly feel the difference from this family owned venue and other venues we鈥檝e visited. Our wedding isn鈥檛 until next summer and it has been the best working with Woodwinds. Highly recommend this venue!
Hannah T. Getting married on 01/13/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Welcome staff and unbeatable prices

Our experience with the Woodwinds has been amazing so far! They have been available to answer any questions, and have made us feel so excited for the big day! I would recommend looking into their winter wedding packages because they are such an amazing deal!
Victoria F. Married on 10/14/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Perfect

Woodwinds catered my wedding offsite in October and we could not have had a better experience. From the very first conversation with Randy it was clear that they were professionals. The planning was seamless and communication was great, any questions were answered promptly and they had dates set to go over certain aspects of the wedding which helped me stay on top of things.

During the wedding everything on their end was incredibly smooth, we especially appreciated having someone bringing us food and drinks while we ran around taking photos and speaking to guests. Food was awesome and we got a lot of comments on the dishes especially the lamb. Was so happy with all the choices for the buffet and the appetizers.

I would 100% have Woodwinds cater another party for us in future and would recommend them highly for any occasion. They took a huge weight off our shoulders during the planning process.
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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!

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