Weddings

Union League Cafe

New Haven, CT View map
Rating 4.9 out of 5
   14 reviews
Up to 150 guests

About

Up to 150 guests

Union League Cafe is a French-inspired restaurant and wedding venue located in the heart of the theater district in New Haven, Connecticut. The 19th century Beaux Arts building offers a classic elegance that's perfect for any bridal shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony or reception. The venue is known for its exquisite cuisine and unparalleled staff and service. The professional staff specialize in creating custom-tailored menus and wine pairings. Union League Cafe offers wedding packages that can be customized to match your wedding theme, budget and needs. Situated directly across from Yale University, the venue offers a picture-perfect setting in a convenient location.

Facilities and Capacity
Union League Cafe can accommodate up to 160 guests. The Ballroom and main dining room are perfect for wedding receptions. The Sherman Room and Club room are ideal spots for your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and dancing the night away.

Services Offered
Union League Cafe offers the following services for your wedding day:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Cake
  • Event planning
  • Lighting
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Barware
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$25.00

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Premium Liquor

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Cake
Clean Up
Event Planner
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Set Up

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

14 Reviews

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    Lauren W. Married on 12/21/2020
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    The Perfect Evening!

    We had our wedding reception here on 7/25/21 and we had a phenomenal experience! Our guests were impressed with the exceptional service, incredible food, and the elegant ambiance. Christina, the event coordinator, went above and beyond to make sure the evening was perfect. I highly, highly recommend this venue!
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    Hywel Married on 08/10/2019
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    Amazing Venue

    Christina and the team at Union League provided us with the perfect post-wedding reception / party. A few items we really appreciated about the whole day:
    - We were invited in for a tasting 3 months in advance, where the chef was able to provide tastings of everything we were planning to serve to the guests and the sommelier curated the wine list and cocktail list; an added bonus of the Union League is that guests were able to choose their meal on the day, vs. having to select in advance
    - We were able to fully customize our reception, including seating plan, cocktail list, hors d'oeuvres, timing of servings (we did a cocktail hour upstairs, two-course seated meal downstairs, then a live band upstairs with a desert bar in a separate room)
    - Our guest count was 135 and this allowed us to have a 7 piece band and a dance floor, great bar service and a "make-your-own G&T" bar - great space and allowed for a fun atmosphere
    - Christina was super responsive at all times and made the day all about us
    We couldn't imagine a better venue and everyone had a blast.
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    Tiffany Married on 04/14/2018
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    I cannot say enough wonderful things about our experience with Union League Cafe. The staff walked my husband & I through the planning process, they were always ready to answer our questions, they suggested reliable vendors (who were amazing), and they handled all day-of issues so smoothly. Any anxiety I thought I would have concerning planning was unnecessary and quickly dissipated because Union League handled each and every detail so well. From easy wheelchair accessibility for our guests to letting our photographer know the best locales for photos around the neighborhood, we felt so taken care of. The atmosphere, the cuisine-- all of it was stellar. The waitstaff was lovely, our entire menu was so delicious-- every detail was just superb. We have received many compliments on our wedding (including from some notoriously hard to please family members!), and I know all the credit goes to Christina, Rachel and the entire staff. It's such an incredibly beautiful venue with an unparalleled menu-- it was the only venue we ever seriously considered, and my husband & I are so grateful to everyone there. It was just a dream, and we are so thankful to everyone at Union League Cafe for all their hard work!

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1032 Chapel Street New Haven, CT, 06510
2037722053
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Union League Cafe frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Union League Cafe?

Union League Cafe includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Union League Cafe, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Union League Cafe includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At Union League Cafe, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Union League Cafe includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Premium Liquor

What are the most important characteristics of Union League Cafe in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Union League Cafe for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Union League Cafe for wedding events?

Union League Cafe offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does Union League Cafe offer?

Union League Cafe offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Union League Cafe offer for wedding events?

Union League Cafe offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Cake
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up

What percentage of users recommend Union League Cafe and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Union League Cafe is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in professionalism, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility and 4.9 in value.

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