Venues who allow outside catering?

posted 3 years ago in Connecticut
Post # 3
27 posts
  • Wedding: July 2014

I know the Branford House does. 

Post # 4
41 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

The Farmington Club does – and their staff is amazing


Post # 5
47 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

Washington Club Hall in Washington, CT was great!  It is really a blank canvas, though, and turned into a total DIY project (I have tons of stuff if you’re looking for second-hand decorations.. haha!)


Just don’t go with Connecticut Caterers / Saltwater Grille in Litchfield — that’s my one regret 🙁

Post # 6
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I’ll pipe in with our venue.  The Wadsworth Mansion.  We love this place!  Haven’t got married yet, but it is really beautiful.  Has the history and vintage feel, but has been updated to actually have features that brides want.  Like actual working fire places!!!

At first glance, you think that they don’t “really” allow outside catering.  Meaning, they have a prefered catering list.  BUT, they allow outside caterers if you pay a fee.  I believe the fee is something lik 750. 

But here is the crazy thing about it.  We signed with the Wadsworth, fully expecting to go with one of their caterers (there are like 12).  But, all of them were SOOOO over priced, and to be honest most of their food did not impress me.  Especially not with what you had to pay for it.  Also, a lot of them wanted to charge us for a tasting.  Ummm, no thanks.

So in a surprising turn, we booked an outside caterer, are paying the small fee, and are saving something like $3000… yes, THOUSAND, dollars, and are getting a heck of a lot more food for what we are paying.  And we are not paying a fee for our tasting. 

So far, it has worked out great!!!

Post # 7
5 posts

Catering By Christine caters all over the State of Connecticut,  If we are not on a list we will take care of any outside fees.  We customize all of our menus to work with your tastes and budget.  We work at the Branford House quite often and The Washington Club.  Lighthouse Point Park, Saltwater Farm Vineyard, Hopkins Vineyard, Waveny, etc.  just to name a few.  We would love to cater at Wadsworth and we have a special offer for any Wadsworth weddings.  We are blogging about a wedding there for Style me Pretty.  If you are interested please contact me

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