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.
Union League Cafe offers the following services for your wedding day:
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Recommended by 98% of couples
Hywel R · Married on 08/10/2019
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:Sent on 09/03/2019
- 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.
Tiffany · Married on 04/14/2018
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!Sent on 04/29/2018
User3068426 · 1+ year ago
We were married on October 7, 2017. We chose Union League because we value great service and great food. From our initial contact with the venue to picking up floral arrangements the day after, we were treated like royalty. Christina Fitzgerald, the event planner, is kind, responsive and a true professional. With Union League, you don't need a wedding planner. Everything from the set-up to coordinating vendors was taken care of by the venue. We had the ceremony and dinner/dancing in the upstairs ballroom and cocktail hour in the Sherman Room and a guest count of 80 people. Everything was absolutely flawless. In a word, MAGNIFICENT. Everyone was complimenting how good the food was, including the cake, which was made in-house. The filet was perfectly cooked and warm when served for every guest. The quality of the wine was also very good. The waitstaff was exceptionally professional and accommodating. The elegance of the interior requires little dressing up and there are plenty of beautiful photo opportunities both inside and out. For a truly all-inclusive experience, fine dining, and exceptional service at a great value choose Union League Cafe.Sent on 12/10/2017