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.
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.
162 Reviews for The Woodwinds
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Autumn I. · Getting married on 12/04/2021
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!Sent on 08/10/2019
Allison M. · Getting married on 09/11/2021
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
Jessica T. · Getting married on 05/21/2021
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 05/21/2021Sent on 12/10/2019
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!