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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, 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.
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Highly recommend Woodwinds!
Welcome staff and unbeatable prices
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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