The Woodwinds

29 School Ground Rd., Branford, CT 06405 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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For 100 Guests $10k-$13k
Guest capacity 75 to 600
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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 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.

Services Offered
The Woodwinds is the perfect venue for all occasions, and offers the following services:

  • Bridal suite
  • Event planning
  • In-house catering
  • In-house bar
  • Outside vendors
  • Event rentals
  • Bartenders
  • Servers
  • Lighting
  • Dance floor
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141 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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    Cindia · Getting married on 10/13/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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.

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    Karissa · Getting married on 12/01/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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    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.

    Karissa Berube

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Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$9,501 - $12,755
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Bridal Shower
  • Ceremony
  • Engagement Party
  • Reception
  • Outside Vendors
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Cake
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Liability Insurance
  • Set Up
  • Wifi
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Barware

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
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 600
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 75
  • 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

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 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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