Union League Cafe

1032 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06510 Map · Phone number
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About Union League Cafe

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

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Couple kissing
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Just Married
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Couple portrait
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On site ceremony
Yale gates, across the street
Yale gates, across the street
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Wedding ceremony
Traditional French wedding cake
Traditional French wedding cake
Petit Fours Display
Petit Fours Display
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Exterior view
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Reception area
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Dining room
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Table setting
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Wedding cake
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Wedding cake
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Couple dancing
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Wedding reception
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Cake cutting
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Raw Bar Display with ice sculpture
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13 Reviews for Union League Cafe

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.8
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    Hywel R · Married on 08/10/2019

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

    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.

    Sent on 09/03/2019
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    Tiffany · Married on 04/14/2018

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

    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 · 2+ years ago

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

    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

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Union League Cafe FAQ

  • 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
  • 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

Map

  • 1032 Chapel Street New Haven, CT, 06510 See on map
    2037722053 (Phone number)
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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 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.