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Woodwinds Catering of Branford, Connecticut, brings over 40 years of experience to the wedding and catering industry to the beautiful Gardens and Farm Scenery of Kalmia Garden at Gastler Farm in Durham, CT. These two family-run businesses make All Inclusive Farm Wedding dreams a reality!

Gastler Farm is a 4th generation-family enterprise, continually being reinvented for the times. Since 1908, the Gastler family has raised chickens, milked cows, grown strawberries, cultivated our own renowned strains of pansies for over half a century, and raised large-scale ornamental trees and shrubs as a nursery business. Today, you can see the history of four generations made available to the surrounding community as an event space for your creative, wellness, and celebratory endeavors. Here, we love vision and making dreams a reality for our community to enjoy.

Highly respected throughout New England, WoodWinds Catering and Planning boasts the brand of hospitality that makes your wedding and catering needs a top-tier occasion, setting a standard of excellence sought by couples nationwide. The team at Woodwinds Catering strives to deliver a wonderful celebration, allowing you and your partner to avail of the stunning scenery and service. Antonio takes pride in sharing his family's iconic recipes and legacy, with Woodwinds at Gastler Farm guests, adding that personal touch to every occasion and maintaining standards and techniques passed down through generations. Their cuisine and culinary prowess are widely known, and having an event with WoodWinds Catering ensures a truly inspirational dining experience.

Frequently asked questions

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

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
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Barn
Farm/Ranch
Garden
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Chair Covers
Decor
Furniture
Tables
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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Woodwinds at Gastler Farm frequently asked questions

Woodwinds at Gastler Farm includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Woodwinds at Gastler Farm includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake
The bar service starting price at Woodwinds at Gastler Farm includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine
The space offered by Woodwinds at Gastler Farm for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
Woodwinds at Gastler Farm offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Woodwinds at Gastler Farm offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Woodwinds at Gastler Farm offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
Woodwinds at Gastler Farm offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Tables
  • Tent Accessories

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