Is this a good deal?

posted 2 years ago in Venue
Post # 32
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Newbee

I’ve been there as well. The place is enormous and even still, there’s usually a wait because it’s wildly popular. I’m vegetarian so I can’t vouch for the chicken, but my family enjoys it. The pasta is OK but not great. The food is served family style – each table gets bowls of chicken, pasta, etc and they pass it around – not sure if staff serve differently for weddings. Perhaps they are in a position to offer such low rates because they already have the large facility and staff working daily for the restaurant cranking out tons of food, and this is basically just another large room. They literally serve hundreds of people at a time throughout the hours they are open. I can’t even imagine how big their chicken farm must be to meet the demands of the restaurant! I think it’s a great deal and not too good to be true given their setup. It’s a fun place and worth looking into. Also, there is a place called Wright’s Dairy Farm not far from the restaurant and their cakes and baked goods are delicious. 

Post # 33
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616 posts
Busy bee

amyblack24 :  Umm…I’m getting married in New Haven in a waterfront venue in March, so super off season pricing…goodness knows it might snow!! I’m paying $60 a person *75 with tax and tip* so that is a heck of a deal in my book. I would guess New Haven county pricing in CT and RI pricing would be similar.

Post # 34
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57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

amyblack24 :  I live about 20 minutes away from Wright’s and have been there many times. I know when you walk in there are signs for what seems like a separate event area. I would definitely check it out in person, especially if you have never been. Wright’s is a fun place to grab dinner with friends, I would just make sure that it’s what you want for your wedding. Also, I know drinks (sodas, coffee etc) aren’t usually included in their pricing and they don’t have free refills on them. I know that’s something small but that can add up quick if it’s not included in the package either. The price seems great though, my fiancee and I are still checking out venues for next fall and the prices around here are insane!

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee

I’m in NZ so it doesn’t really compare, but we paid 10k for just the reception space, then another 20k for catering, for about 70 people. Then all the extras on top of that.

Can you do a menu tasting? Are there reviews (recent) from other couples? 

 

Post # 36
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Bumble bee

Sounds like a really great deal, however the menu is a bit boring. Is it possible to ask for menu upgrades? I know food isn’t important to you but it is to guests! Other than that, I would be stoked to pay that amount!

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