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Colonial Tavern

Oxford , CT
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LOCATION

24 Hawley Road
Oxford, CT 06478 US (map)

PHONE

203-264-8244

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ABOUT US

The pond at the front of the property is perfect for pictures, especially in the Spring and Summer, when the flowers are in full bloom.



The floor plan of the... Read more
The pond at the front of the property is perfect for pictures, especially in the Spring and Summer, when the flowers are in full bloom.



The floor plan of the banquet room allows plenty of room for guests to dine and move about comfortably. There is a spacious dance floor for guests to enjoy. The room is also spacious enough for the wedding party to be kept at one table; or if you prefer, a sweethearts table is an option, while the bridal party is seated among the guests.

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A variety of linen colors are available for both tablecloths and napkins. Chair covers are available upon request, with several options for sash colors.

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Before you and your wedding party join your guests, enjoy a private party in the bridal suite, on the balcony over-looking the banquet room.



Many couples choose to have cocktail hour on the patio during the warmer months. Additionally, some couples choose to hold the reception on the patio as well. For a more casual option, picnic menus are available, and the pool can be open upon request.



Our gazebo is available for couples who wish to have their wedding ceremony take place on site, outdoors. The gazebo can also be enjoyed for those special occasion photos. Read less

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Cajun, French, Italian, Local, Mexican, Southern, Spanish
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
25
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Farm
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Rustic, Vintage
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
240
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Cake, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Liability Insurance, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor

REVIEWS

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Ghisselle
Wedding:
9/18/2016
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was on September 18, 2016, this venue is absolutely beautiful! It has a romantic rustic feel to it and unbelievable charm. My wife is very detail- oriented and Tom, his wife and the staff were able to replicate our vision for the ceremony and reception to a T. We got so many compliments on the food, the venue, the service and the decorations.This place is definitely a hidden gem, we are so happy we got married there and that our family and loved ones were apart of our celebration. Thank you!
Our wedding was on September 18, 2016, this venue is absolutely beautiful! It has a romantic rustic feel to it and Read more...
Our wedding was on September 18, 2016, this venue is absolutely beautiful! It has a romantic rustic feel to it and unbelievable charm. My wife is very detail- oriented and Tom, his wife and the staff were able to replicate our vision for the ceremony and reception to a T. We got so many compliments on the food, the venue, the service and the decorations.This place is definitely a hidden gem, we are so happy we got married there and that our family and loved ones were apart of our celebration. Thank you! Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
7/16/2016
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception at Colonial Tavern on 7/16/16 and our guests are still raving about how great it was when we see them! From the first time I contacted Tom about visiting he was quick to respond and was very flexible when we were trying to finalize a date and time for both the church for our ceremony and Colonial Tavern for our reception. Tom always replied to my e-mails quickly with the info I was looking for. We did not have to finalize the colors, menu, and cake details until just a few weeks before the wedding which was great for me as I didn't want to feel rushed to make too many decisions early on and then wish I could change my mind! I was absolutely thrilled with everything about the venue at our reception. The set up was exactly how I wanted it, the place looked amazing, and the food was phenomenal! The price is amazing and cannot be beat, especially for the personalized touches and amazing quality you receive here!
We had our wedding reception at Colonial Tavern on 7/16/16 and our guests are still raving about how great it was when we Read more...
We had our wedding reception at Colonial Tavern on 7/16/16 and our guests are still raving about how great it was when we see them! From the first time I contacted Tom about visiting he was quick to respond and was very flexible when we were trying to finalize a date and time for both the church for our ceremony and Colonial Tavern for our reception. Tom always replied to my e-mails quickly with the info I was looking for. We did not have to finalize the colors, menu, and cake details until just a few weeks before the wedding which was great for me as I didn't want to feel rushed to make too many decisions early on and then wish I could change my mind! I was absolutely thrilled with everything about the venue at our reception. The set up was exactly how I wanted it, the place looked amazing, and the food was phenomenal! The price is amazing and cannot be beat, especially for the personalized touches and amazing quality you receive here! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Maria
Wedding:
8/29/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I visited several venues before stumbling across The Colonial Tavern, at the time there website was being worked on so we only saw a few pictures. From the moment we stepped inside we knew this was our venue! The Tavern has high wood beam ceilings, french doors that lead out to a patio and three fireplaces that all made the perfect backdrop for our rustic theme. Pictures don't do it justice. Tom who is the Tavern's owner is absolutely amazing! He was always there to answer my questions. Tom was patient, kind and truly invested in making sure that all our visions came to life, I sent several pictures and not once was I told I can't do that, even sending him a on hunt for a wine barrel we so desperately wanted to use as our cake table. On the day of our wedding my husband and I took a second to view the venue before all our guests entered, we were amazed at how beautiful everything looked. The day went by so fast but their leading lady Linda made every effort possible so that we could enjoy our day and we did!
Thank you so much Tom and staff for allowing us to have the wedding of our dreams, our guests had a great time, they enjoyed the food and the experience.
Best of luck in the future!
My husband and I visited several venues before stumbling across The Colonial Tavern, at the time there website was being Read more...
My husband and I visited several venues before stumbling across The Colonial Tavern, at the time there website was being worked on so we only saw a few pictures. From the moment we stepped inside we knew this was our venue! The Tavern has high wood beam ceilings, french doors that lead out to a patio and three fireplaces that all made the perfect backdrop for our rustic theme. Pictures don't do it justice. Tom who is the Tavern's owner is absolutely amazing! He was always there to answer my questions. Tom was patient, kind and truly invested in making sure that all our visions came to life, I sent several pictures and not once was I told I can't do that, even sending him a on hunt for a wine barrel we so desperately wanted to use as our cake table. On the day of our wedding my husband and I took a second to view the venue before all our guests entered, we were amazed at how beautiful everything looked. The day went by so fast but their leading lady Linda made every effort possible so that we could enjoy our day and we did!
Thank you so much Tom and staff for allowing us to have the wedding of our dreams, our guests had a great time, they enjoyed the food and the experience.
Best of luck in the future! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Our wedding day was perfect, thanks in large part to Tom and The Colonial Tavern, which held our ceremony, photo session, and reception. Tom put my very-stressed mind at ease and took care of everything, ensuring every little detail was what we wanted, from making sure I wasn't cold in the bridal room to setting up our decorations according to my drawing! The food was great, the service was wonderful, and the prices were extremely reasonable. My messsages were always returned promptly, Knowing the details were being attended to allowed us to relax and enjoy our day. Thanks again!
Our wedding day was perfect, thanks in large part to Tom and The Colonial Tavern, which held our ceremony, photo session, Read more...
Our wedding day was perfect, thanks in large part to Tom and The Colonial Tavern, which held our ceremony, photo session, and reception. Tom put my very-stressed mind at ease and took care of everything, ensuring every little detail was what we wanted, from making sure I wasn't cold in the bridal room to setting up our decorations according to my drawing! The food was great, the service was wonderful, and the prices were extremely reasonable. My messsages were always returned promptly, Knowing the details were being attended to allowed us to relax and enjoy our day. Thanks again! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
3/14/2015
5.0/5.0
I cannot put into words how much I loved everything about the Colonial Tavern. My husband and I only looked at one venue when we were planning our wedding, and the Tavern was it. After we walked in, we knew right away that it was the perfect place for our wedding. The Tavern has a unique rustic quality to it- it looks exactly how one might picture a "Colonial-era Tavern" to be. Everything about the appearance of the Tavern is beautiful. The bridal suite on the top floor is perfect, as well! My bridesmaids and I arrived at 10am the day of my wedding and spent the while afternoon getting ready, so there were a total of 16 people in the bridal suite. We never felt cramped or crowded.

The owner of the Tavern, Tom, is incredible. He was always so kind and easy to work with. I must have emailed him 100 times in the year that I planned my wedding. He was never frustrated and was always happy to answer questions.

The food was out of this world. Our guests area always telling us how delicious our wedding dinner was! Tom and his staff made sure that my husband and I ate the night of the wedding, as well!

I would recommend the Tavern to anyone looking for the perfect rustic wedding. The Tavern isn't a wedding factory, and that fact alone made it stand out to me. If I could do my wedding over again, I'd choose the Colonial Tavern every time!
I cannot put into words how much I loved everything about the Colonial Tavern. My husband and I only looked at one venue Read more...
I cannot put into words how much I loved everything about the Colonial Tavern. My husband and I only looked at one venue when we were planning our wedding, and the Tavern was it. After we walked in, we knew right away that it was the perfect place for our wedding. The Tavern has a unique rustic quality to it- it looks exactly how one might picture a "Colonial-era Tavern" to be. Everything about the appearance of the Tavern is beautiful. The bridal suite on the top floor is perfect, as well! My bridesmaids and I arrived at 10am the day of my wedding and spent the while afternoon getting ready, so there were a total of 16 people in the bridal suite. We never felt cramped or crowded.

The owner of the Tavern, Tom, is incredible. He was always so kind and easy to work with. I must have emailed him 100 times in the year that I planned my wedding. He was never frustrated and was always happy to answer questions.

The food was out of this world. Our guests area always telling us how delicious our wedding dinner was! Tom and his staff made sure that my husband and I ate the night of the wedding, as well!

I would recommend the Tavern to anyone looking for the perfect rustic wedding. The Tavern isn't a wedding factory, and that fact alone made it stand out to me. If I could do my wedding over again, I'd choose the Colonial Tavern every time! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't thank Tom (the owner) and the staff at Colonial Tavern enough for everything they did to help make our wedding perfect. From start to finish the experience working with them was great. Tom always got back to my emails within a day, usually within an hour (and there were LOTS of emails). Even though I was very particular and had a lot of unique touches and decorations, he never once told me "no you can't do that." He was so accommodating, he even purchased shepherd's hooks for us to use because I wanted them for the ceremony! The venue is in a small town sort of secluded from the main roads and I liked that they only did one event at a time. The wood floors, walls, and cute chandeliers worked perfectly with our rustic DIY theme.

Although we barely had time to eat, lots of guests told us how great the food was. About 6 months ago Tom gave my fiance and I a private tasting, which I know a lot of other venues don't do. He also provided complimentary mimosas while the girls were getting ready in the bridal suite that morning...much appreciated!

Most of all we liked that everything was included in our VERY affordable package...the cake (which was delicious!), the flowers for the centerpieces, the chair covers and colored napkins, and of course, the open bar! It was great not having to make separate arrangements with a florist and baker. We just told Tom what we wanted and he made it happen! The staff was also very attentive to us the night of the wedding, constantly checking on us to make sure we were okay. I didn't have to worry about a thing!

I'm so grateful we chose Colonial Tavern for our wedding, and I hope more couples start to discover this hidden gem!
I can't thank Tom (the owner) and the staff at Colonial Tavern enough for everything they did to help make our wedding Read more...
I can't thank Tom (the owner) and the staff at Colonial Tavern enough for everything they did to help make our wedding perfect. From start to finish the experience working with them was great. Tom always got back to my emails within a day, usually within an hour (and there were LOTS of emails). Even though I was very particular and had a lot of unique touches and decorations, he never once told me "no you can't do that." He was so accommodating, he even purchased shepherd's hooks for us to use because I wanted them for the ceremony! The venue is in a small town sort of secluded from the main roads and I liked that they only did one event at a time. The wood floors, walls, and cute chandeliers worked perfectly with our rustic DIY theme.

Although we barely had time to eat, lots of guests told us how great the food was. About 6 months ago Tom gave my fiance and I a private tasting, which I know a lot of other venues don't do. He also provided complimentary mimosas while the girls were getting ready in the bridal suite that morning...much appreciated!

Most of all we liked that everything was included in our VERY affordable package...the cake (which was delicious!), the flowers for the centerpieces, the chair covers and colored napkins, and of course, the open bar! It was great not having to make separate arrangements with a florist and baker. We just told Tom what we wanted and he made it happen! The staff was also very attentive to us the night of the wedding, constantly checking on us to make sure we were okay. I didn't have to worry about a thing!

I'm so grateful we chose Colonial Tavern for our wedding, and I hope more couples start to discover this hidden gem! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Outstanding service, staff and food. Been to this venue twice and it has always exceeded our expectations.
Outstanding service, staff and food. Been to this venue twice and it has always exceeded our expectations.
Outstanding service, staff and food. Been to this venue twice and it has always exceeded our expectations. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
I was able to have my dream wedding at The Colonial Tavern! Tom (the owner) was very easy to work with and realistic which was such a nice change from some of the other venues we met with. I fell in love right away with the tavern and absolutely loved rustic feel it had! Tom was super flexible with our budget and was able to get us the most for our money. We had about 180 people at our wedding and it was very comfortable and there was still lots of room to dance. Their property is beautiful and right down the street from the Southford Falls which is a great spot for wedding pictures. This is not your typical tacky wedding venue but its unique and beautiful and something guests will still talk about years down the road. We will always highly recommend the tavern!!!
I was able to have my dream wedding at The Colonial Tavern! Tom (the owner) was very easy to work with and realistic which Read more...
I was able to have my dream wedding at The Colonial Tavern! Tom (the owner) was very easy to work with and realistic which was such a nice change from some of the other venues we met with. I fell in love right away with the tavern and absolutely loved rustic feel it had! Tom was super flexible with our budget and was able to get us the most for our money. We had about 180 people at our wedding and it was very comfortable and there was still lots of room to dance. Their property is beautiful and right down the street from the Southford Falls which is a great spot for wedding pictures. This is not your typical tacky wedding venue but its unique and beautiful and something guests will still talk about years down the road. We will always highly recommend the tavern!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
We just had our wedding at the Colonial Tavern. At first, we were unsure since the CT wasn't your typical 'wedding factory' business. We then realized that was what we loved about the CT. Tom was great from our first meeting to the big day. He was never stressed about anything but had it all under control. The first time we saw the venue, we didn't know how it was going to look with table settings and decor but we trusted Tom completely. Both of us were amazed when we saw it the day of the wedding. It was more beautiful than any of the other venues that we saw. Tom never rushed us and made us feel like we owned the place. His staff was amazing and helpful, the food was perfect, and the fact that we had an indoor and outdoor space along with a gorgeous campus for photos made us feel like we picked the best place to have our wedding. Thanks Tom!!!!!
We just had our wedding at the Colonial Tavern. At first, we were unsure since the CT wasn't your typical 'wedding Read more...
We just had our wedding at the Colonial Tavern. At first, we were unsure since the CT wasn't your typical 'wedding factory' business. We then realized that was what we loved about the CT. Tom was great from our first meeting to the big day. He was never stressed about anything but had it all under control. The first time we saw the venue, we didn't know how it was going to look with table settings and decor but we trusted Tom completely. Both of us were amazed when we saw it the day of the wedding. It was more beautiful than any of the other venues that we saw. Tom never rushed us and made us feel like we owned the place. His staff was amazing and helpful, the food was perfect, and the fact that we had an indoor and outdoor space along with a gorgeous campus for photos made us feel like we picked the best place to have our wedding. Thanks Tom!!!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Michaela
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
I loved having my reception at the Colonial Tavern. The staff was wonderful, the food was superb! The center pieces were as I liked them. Over all a wonderful place and will definitely have more events there in the future!
I loved having my reception at the Colonial Tavern. The staff was wonderful, the food was superb! The center pieces were Read more...
I loved having my reception at the Colonial Tavern. The staff was wonderful, the food was superb! The center pieces were as I liked them. Over all a wonderful place and will definitely have more events there in the future! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue

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