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Ann Howard at the Bond

Hartford , CT

LOCATION

338 Asylum Street
Hartford, CT 06103 US (map)

PHONE

860-278-0105

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As you begin planning the most important day of your lives together, we invite you to consider Ann Howard @ The Bond. From it's spactacular 5000 square foot sky-top ballroom, floor to... Read more
As you begin planning the most important day of your lives together, we invite you to consider Ann Howard @ The Bond. From it's spactacular 5000 square foot sky-top ballroom, floor to ceiling windows offering panoramic views of the cityscape, to it's convenient downtown location, The Bond offers the perfect setting for you and your guests on your most special day.



Our event specialists are committed to making every detail of your special day exactly as you had envisioned. From the delicate butlered hor d'oeuvre, through a gourmet meal, right down to the hand-dipped chocolate strawberries and crisp heart shaped sugar cookies, our specialists will ease you through the seemingly overwhelming details to ensure a flawless event.



Several packages to choose from. Personalized wedding planning, bridal hospitality suite, 5 hour open bar included, a private tasting, complimentary parking, one event at a time, we are located in a hotel building for overnight guests, and yes we have space for ceremonies! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
100
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
City, Glamorous, Vintage
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
275
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Cake, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Chairs, Dance Floor, Drapery, Furniture, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
0.0/5.0
My grandmother was married at the Bond Ballroom, so after my fiance and I got engaged I was excited to visit the venue for our own wedding. I called on a Monday and spoke to Joe, who borderline rude and seemed to be in a rush to get off the phone, but we made an appointment for 3:00 pm on Friday afternoon. My mother and I both took off work for the afternoon and my sister drove three hours to join us for the appointment. We parked in the hotel parking lot and were charged $6, even though the Ann Howard website says that parking is free, and went to the lobby where Joe said he would meet us. At 3:05 he hadn't arrived, so the receptionist called up to his office. No one answered. We thought he may have meant to meet him in the other lobby so we walked back and forth every few minutes to see if he was waiting in either lobby. At 3:15, he still didn't show so I called up to his office. Still no answer. We waited 10 more minutes and finally left at 3:25. I still have not received a call nor email from him. We tried to show ourselves the ballroom, but the elevator requires a key to get to the 12th floor where it is located.

I was disappointed to read some of the reviews about working with Joe on several websites, especially since I had my heart set on the Bond Ballroom. After this experience, I see that they were accurate. I am very angry and let down from my experience in dealing with Ann Howard Catering.
My grandmother was married at the Bond Ballroom, so after my fiance and I got engaged I was excited to visit the venue for Read more...
My grandmother was married at the Bond Ballroom, so after my fiance and I got engaged I was excited to visit the venue for our own wedding. I called on a Monday and spoke to Joe, who borderline rude and seemed to be in a rush to get off the phone, but we made an appointment for 3:00 pm on Friday afternoon. My mother and I both took off work for the afternoon and my sister drove three hours to join us for the appointment. We parked in the hotel parking lot and were charged $6, even though the Ann Howard website says that parking is free, and went to the lobby where Joe said he would meet us. At 3:05 he hadn't arrived, so the receptionist called up to his office. No one answered. We thought he may have meant to meet him in the other lobby so we walked back and forth every few minutes to see if he was waiting in either lobby. At 3:15, he still didn't show so I called up to his office. Still no answer. We waited 10 more minutes and finally left at 3:25. I still have not received a call nor email from him. We tried to show ourselves the ballroom, but the elevator requires a key to get to the 12th floor where it is located.

I was disappointed to read some of the reviews about working with Joe on several websites, especially since I had my heart set on the Bond Ballroom. After this experience, I see that they were accurate. I am very angry and let down from my experience in dealing with Ann Howard Catering. Read less
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David & Michele
Wedding:
1/23/2016
5.0/5.0
Adam and Amanda's wedding
January 23, 2016

Our daughter's wedding.
Everything was fantastic!
Highly recommend this venue.
Adam and Amanda's wedding
January 23, 2016

Our daughter's wedding.
Everything was fantastic!
Highly Read more...
Adam and Amanda's wedding
January 23, 2016

Our daughter's wedding.
Everything was fantastic!
Highly recommend this venue. Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
7/10/2015
5.0/5.0
We had the best day of our lives at the Bond! We were working with Joe, and emailing with Ellie, so it was a little confusing at first as to who we were actually working with. Joe did our wedding, and he was lovely to work with!! He was very accommodating and flexible. We had several guests with severe nut allergies, and they adjusted the menu accordingly. The room and views are just GORGEOUS! We did extend our reception an hour, and I HIGHLY recommend this...if not two hours! The day just flies by. Our ceremony was off site, and our limo driver got lost getting to a place we wanted photos done at, and Joe was great about keeping our guests in the cocktail hour in the downstairs ballroom so we had time to get upstairs and do some photos before everyone got up to the main ballroom. The food was DELICIOUS, and we got nothing but rave reviews about it! We were nervous about the cake, because it was not included in the tasting, and they make the cake onsite. It was moist and tasty as well! We opted for cupcakes, and I asked for funfetti for one of our flavor choices, which was not a listed option, and they happily provided me funfetti! I must have overlooked the "Top Shelf" bar options when we were looking at the packages, because I am somewhat of a Vodka snob, and their top shelf vodka was Smirnoff, which I don't particularly care for (but MY mistake). I would have opted for the "Premium" bar package had I realized, and no complaints, this was my error. The staff was all very accommodating, and made sure we were well taken care of! I would absolutely have a function here again, and all of our friends want us to have a do-over because they had so much fun!
We had the best day of our lives at the Bond! We were working with Joe, and emailing with Ellie, so it was a little Read more...
We had the best day of our lives at the Bond! We were working with Joe, and emailing with Ellie, so it was a little confusing at first as to who we were actually working with. Joe did our wedding, and he was lovely to work with!! He was very accommodating and flexible. We had several guests with severe nut allergies, and they adjusted the menu accordingly. The room and views are just GORGEOUS! We did extend our reception an hour, and I HIGHLY recommend this...if not two hours! The day just flies by. Our ceremony was off site, and our limo driver got lost getting to a place we wanted photos done at, and Joe was great about keeping our guests in the cocktail hour in the downstairs ballroom so we had time to get upstairs and do some photos before everyone got up to the main ballroom. The food was DELICIOUS, and we got nothing but rave reviews about it! We were nervous about the cake, because it was not included in the tasting, and they make the cake onsite. It was moist and tasty as well! We opted for cupcakes, and I asked for funfetti for one of our flavor choices, which was not a listed option, and they happily provided me funfetti! I must have overlooked the "Top Shelf" bar options when we were looking at the packages, because I am somewhat of a Vodka snob, and their top shelf vodka was Smirnoff, which I don't particularly care for (but MY mistake). I would have opted for the "Premium" bar package had I realized, and no complaints, this was my error. The staff was all very accommodating, and made sure we were well taken care of! I would absolutely have a function here again, and all of our friends want us to have a do-over because they had so much fun! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
The Bond was perfect the room is gorgeous and the food was excellent. Most of the guest text us to say how great the food was.Even the dishes and glassware were great. Working with Joe and Ellie was a pleasure willing to go out of there way to make it our special day. Thank you so much for creating a wonderful memory :)
The Bond was perfect the room is gorgeous and the food was excellent. Most of the guest text us to say how great the food Read more...
The Bond was perfect the room is gorgeous and the food was excellent. Most of the guest text us to say how great the food was.Even the dishes and glassware were great. Working with Joe and Ellie was a pleasure willing to go out of there way to make it our special day. Thank you so much for creating a wonderful memory :) Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
We had a fantastic experience with the Bond Ballroom and Elli and Joe. We heard nothing but good things from our guests. We did our ceremony in their first floor ballroom (we had 150 guests, while there were chairs, a lot of people also stood to the side to see better as there are some pillars). Then up to the 11th floor ballroom – I think people were blown away by how pretty the ballroom and view are. We loved the space, and loved that the hotel was attached – it made our day convenient for everyone. We did our entrances via the staircase and then loved the huge dance floor. Got lots of compliments on the food – we did spinach stuffed chicken with sherry cream sauce, steak (huge portion), the delicious gratin potato side, and then we did pasta with tomato alfredo sauce instead of salad – people really seemed to like this. We also did cupcakes instead of cake which were a hit (they still made us a cake top to cut and keep). We had our cocktail hour and reception in the Bond Ballroom – it seemed people liked having access to the tables early if they wanted. While it was busy taking elevators up from first floor after ceremony, it’s easier than driving somewhere! We did first look pics offsite beforehand so then we just did some family pictures during cocktail hour. They did a great job executing everything we discussed. I would absolutely recommend a wedding there! Feel free to reach out to me with any questions.
We had a fantastic experience with the Bond Ballroom and Elli and Joe. We heard nothing but good things from our guests. Read more...
We had a fantastic experience with the Bond Ballroom and Elli and Joe. We heard nothing but good things from our guests. We did our ceremony in their first floor ballroom (we had 150 guests, while there were chairs, a lot of people also stood to the side to see better as there are some pillars). Then up to the 11th floor ballroom – I think people were blown away by how pretty the ballroom and view are. We loved the space, and loved that the hotel was attached – it made our day convenient for everyone. We did our entrances via the staircase and then loved the huge dance floor. Got lots of compliments on the food – we did spinach stuffed chicken with sherry cream sauce, steak (huge portion), the delicious gratin potato side, and then we did pasta with tomato alfredo sauce instead of salad – people really seemed to like this. We also did cupcakes instead of cake which were a hit (they still made us a cake top to cut and keep). We had our cocktail hour and reception in the Bond Ballroom – it seemed people liked having access to the tables early if they wanted. While it was busy taking elevators up from first floor after ceremony, it’s easier than driving somewhere! We did first look pics offsite beforehand so then we just did some family pictures during cocktail hour. They did a great job executing everything we discussed. I would absolutely recommend a wedding there! Feel free to reach out to me with any questions. Read less
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JOAN
Wedding:
4/26/2014
0.8/5.0
They ERRONEOUSLY CHARGED THE WRONG ACCOUNT, WHEN THEY WERE GIVEN SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS TO NOT CHARGE ONE ACCOUNT, WHEN THEY DID IT TOOK THEM OVER THREE DAYS TO REVERSE THE CHARGE, WHICH CAUSED A DOMINO EFFECT AND BANK CHARGES, AND THEY CONTINUE TO CHOOSE NOT TO ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR. I AM EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED IN THEIR LACK OF PROFESSIONALISM AND BUSINESS ETIQUETTE, AS THE MANAGER BLAMED THE CHEF, THEN WHEN PRESENTED WITH A DETAILED- TIMELINE, ELLE SAYS " THIS HASN'T HAPPENED BEFORE" , INSTEAD OF ADMITTING THE MISTAKE AND REIMBURSING FOR THE FEES THEY CAUSED, THEY IGNORED THE LETTER. I AM GOING TO THE BETTER BUSINESS AND CONSUMER PROTECTIONS AGENCY, AND IF I HAVE TO SMALL CLAIMS COURT. BECAUSE THEY'RE LARGE, THEY FEEL THAT THEY CAN DISREGARD THEIR MISTAKES, BUT I AM A PERSON OF PRINCIPLE. I HAVE BOTH WITNESSES AND PHONE RECORDS, BANK ACCOUNT TRANSACTIONS THAT PROVE THEY MADE THE MISTAKE, AND THEY'RE TOO CRAPPY TO BE STAND UP AND MAKE IT RIGHT, TERRIBLE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT. I'D GLADLY DISCUSS THIS OPENLY TO ANYONE THINKING OF DOING BUSINESS WITH THEM. PLEASE CONTACT ME, I AM NOT AFRAID OF THE TRUTH. MY NAME IS JOAN AND MY PHONE IS DOUBLE 7 zero- TWENTY THIRTY THREE.
They ERRONEOUSLY CHARGED THE WRONG ACCOUNT, WHEN THEY WERE GIVEN SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS TO NOT CHARGE ONE ACCOUNT, WHEN Read more...
They ERRONEOUSLY CHARGED THE WRONG ACCOUNT, WHEN THEY WERE GIVEN SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS TO NOT CHARGE ONE ACCOUNT, WHEN THEY DID IT TOOK THEM OVER THREE DAYS TO REVERSE THE CHARGE, WHICH CAUSED A DOMINO EFFECT AND BANK CHARGES, AND THEY CONTINUE TO CHOOSE NOT TO ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR. I AM EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED IN THEIR LACK OF PROFESSIONALISM AND BUSINESS ETIQUETTE, AS THE MANAGER BLAMED THE CHEF, THEN WHEN PRESENTED WITH A DETAILED- TIMELINE, ELLE SAYS " THIS HASN'T HAPPENED BEFORE" , INSTEAD OF ADMITTING THE MISTAKE AND REIMBURSING FOR THE FEES THEY CAUSED, THEY IGNORED THE LETTER. I AM GOING TO THE BETTER BUSINESS AND CONSUMER PROTECTIONS AGENCY, AND IF I HAVE TO SMALL CLAIMS COURT. BECAUSE THEY'RE LARGE, THEY FEEL THAT THEY CAN DISREGARD THEIR MISTAKES, BUT I AM A PERSON OF PRINCIPLE. I HAVE BOTH WITNESSES AND PHONE RECORDS, BANK ACCOUNT TRANSACTIONS THAT PROVE THEY MADE THE MISTAKE, AND THEY'RE TOO CRAPPY TO BE STAND UP AND MAKE IT RIGHT, TERRIBLE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT. I'D GLADLY DISCUSS THIS OPENLY TO ANYONE THINKING OF DOING BUSINESS WITH THEM. PLEASE CONTACT ME, I AM NOT AFRAID OF THE TRUTH. MY NAME IS JOAN AND MY PHONE IS DOUBLE 7 zero- TWENTY THIRTY THREE. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
7/27/2012
4.9/5.0
The Bond was an incredible place to have a wedding, and Elli and Joe were wonderful, professional people to work with throughout the planning. Everything went very smoothly and things were done in a timely manner. All my emails/calls received quick and informative responses leading up to the wedding day. An example of their willingness to work with me is my hesitation regarding the traditional cocktail hour room. It seemed a little stiff to me, just not 100% what I was looking for. Elli asked us if we would want to hold cocktail hour in the actual reception ballroom. I thought this was a great idea, and we did this. We hired a string quarter for cocktail hour to differentiate between the band at the time of reception. It was a huge success, and people enjoyed having access to their tables immediately so they could put their belongings down and then meander about the gorgeous ballroom while they socialized and looked out on breathtaking views of Hartford.

Breath taking views of Hartford is not something one hears about every day, but the Bond Ballroom does just that: provides some of the most beautiful shots of Hartford that there are. Guests who had never been up to the ballroom before could not believe that this was in Hartford. It is a hidden gem.

Elli was great on the actual day of the wedding, overseeing everything personally and making sure whatever needed to get done, got done!

The food was delicious. We went with sea bass, filet mignon, and the vegetarian option. I have heard nothing but positive feedback regarding all courses. My personal favorite was the penne ala vodka but I have heard different opinions from many different people, all favorable.

This place was so great that I actually have a friend who already booked her wedding there for August 2013. Absolutely loved it! I highly recommend checking out the Bond to any future brides.
The Bond was an incredible place to have a wedding, and Elli and Joe were wonderful, professional people to work with Read more...
The Bond was an incredible place to have a wedding, and Elli and Joe were wonderful, professional people to work with throughout the planning. Everything went very smoothly and things were done in a timely manner. All my emails/calls received quick and informative responses leading up to the wedding day. An example of their willingness to work with me is my hesitation regarding the traditional cocktail hour room. It seemed a little stiff to me, just not 100% what I was looking for. Elli asked us if we would want to hold cocktail hour in the actual reception ballroom. I thought this was a great idea, and we did this. We hired a string quarter for cocktail hour to differentiate between the band at the time of reception. It was a huge success, and people enjoyed having access to their tables immediately so they could put their belongings down and then meander about the gorgeous ballroom while they socialized and looked out on breathtaking views of Hartford.

Breath taking views of Hartford is not something one hears about every day, but the Bond Ballroom does just that: provides some of the most beautiful shots of Hartford that there are. Guests who had never been up to the ballroom before could not believe that this was in Hartford. It is a hidden gem.

Elli was great on the actual day of the wedding, overseeing everything personally and making sure whatever needed to get done, got done!

The food was delicious. We went with sea bass, filet mignon, and the vegetarian option. I have heard nothing but positive feedback regarding all courses. My personal favorite was the penne ala vodka but I have heard different opinions from many different people, all favorable.

This place was so great that I actually have a friend who already booked her wedding there for August 2013. Absolutely loved it! I highly recommend checking out the Bond to any future brides. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
7/1/2012
5.0/5.0
The Ann Howard Bond Ballroom is the perfect place to host your wedding reception. The food is amazing and Joe is very easy to work with. Our guests were shocked by how amazing everything was!!!
The Ann Howard Bond Ballroom is the perfect place to host your wedding reception. The food is amazing and Joe is very easy Read more...
The Ann Howard Bond Ballroom is the perfect place to host your wedding reception. The food is amazing and Joe is very easy to work with. Our guests were shocked by how amazing everything was!!! Read less
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donna
Wedding:
10/7/2011
4.4/5.0
We loved having our wedding at the Bond Ballroom! In my opinion, it doesn't get enough reviews. I had my reservations in the beginning - Its a pretty space during the day with character and amazing views on the 11th floor but at night and fully decorated for a wedding its breathtaking!!! The coordinator may not be the friendliest or responsive person prior to the wedding but on the day of, the entire place delivers! The food was delicious and the package pricing was very affordable for the services that you get. We had many out of town guests and they all loved that they only had to go down a few floors to get to their rooms. Thanks for everything!!
We loved having our wedding at the Bond Ballroom! In my opinion, it doesn't get enough reviews. I had my reservations in Read more...
We loved having our wedding at the Bond Ballroom! In my opinion, it doesn't get enough reviews. I had my reservations in the beginning - Its a pretty space during the day with character and amazing views on the 11th floor but at night and fully decorated for a wedding its breathtaking!!! The coordinator may not be the friendliest or responsive person prior to the wedding but on the day of, the entire place delivers! The food was delicious and the package pricing was very affordable for the services that you get. We had many out of town guests and they all loved that they only had to go down a few floors to get to their rooms. Thanks for everything!! Read less
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burke1127
Wedding:
11/27/2010
5.0/5.0
When my husband and I got engaged over a year ago we started to look at reception sites. We booked an appointment to look at the Bond Ballroom and were blown away. We actually were so happy with what we saw and heard about the Bond that we took our parents there later in the day and booked our date. We were really impressed. Not only did the Bond meet all our expectations on our wedding day of 11/27/10 they went above and beyond to make our day unforgettable. I wanted an classy, elegant, and reception site like no one else. The Bond truly delivers. The food is in a class of its own, our cake was a masterpiece and the room speaks for itself. Everyone that we dealt with at the Bond especially Joe and Elie were professional and very helpful in listening to what we wanted our day night to be like. The Bond is in a class of its own and we are so happy that our wedding day will be unforgettable not only to us but our guests.
When my husband and I got engaged over a year ago we started to look at reception sites. We booked an appointment to look Read more...
When my husband and I got engaged over a year ago we started to look at reception sites. We booked an appointment to look at the Bond Ballroom and were blown away. We actually were so happy with what we saw and heard about the Bond that we took our parents there later in the day and booked our date. We were really impressed. Not only did the Bond meet all our expectations on our wedding day of 11/27/10 they went above and beyond to make our day unforgettable. I wanted an classy, elegant, and reception site like no one else. The Bond truly delivers. The food is in a class of its own, our cake was a masterpiece and the room speaks for itself. Everyone that we dealt with at the Bond especially Joe and Elie were professional and very helpful in listening to what we wanted our day night to be like. The Bond is in a class of its own and we are so happy that our wedding day will be unforgettable not only to us but our guests. Read less
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