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Colonial Tavern

Oxford , CT
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LOCATION

24 Hawley Road
Oxford, CT US 06478 (map)

PHONE

203-264-8244

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1961
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Farm / Barn
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Rustic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
240
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

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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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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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Amanda
Wedding:
9/29/2013
4.8/5.0
We used Colonial Tavern for out late September wedding. It was very comforting to know that there were a variety of location options available to have our ceremony in the event of inclement weather. Luckily we were able to utilize the gazebo outside. Everything was beautiful and the staff was very attentive. The food was amazing and we really like having options for the children that were invited (chicken tenders and french fries) and spaghetti and meatballs for my slightly picky husband! There was no waiting for food or beverage service, they were easily able to have another bartender at our request to ensure there were no lines and we never felt rushed! We were very happy we chose Colonial Tavern as our ceremony/reception venue.
We used Colonial Tavern for out late September wedding. It was very comforting to know that there were a variety of Read more...
We used Colonial Tavern for out late September wedding. It was very comforting to know that there were a variety of location options available to have our ceremony in the event of inclement weather. Luckily we were able to utilize the gazebo outside. Everything was beautiful and the staff was very attentive. The food was amazing and we really like having options for the children that were invited (chicken tenders and french fries) and spaghetti and meatballs for my slightly picky husband! There was no waiting for food or beverage service, they were easily able to have another bartender at our request to ensure there were no lines and we never felt rushed! We were very happy we chose Colonial Tavern as our ceremony/reception venue. 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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Cindy
Wedding:
11/13/2011
5.0/5.0
Colonial Tavern was the perfect place to have the sized wedding that I planned. I always wanted under 100 people. They kept everything very easy, and they were willing to do anything that you had thought of in your head. I did not have to deal with a bunch of different people there so it made it very stress free. I had my reception there also, and they helped with the rehearsal and gave suggestions of how we should do it. We left the favors there and all the other little things and that day they had everything set up. We had one person who kept everything going for us that day and it turned out perfect. The food was great and so were the drinks
Colonial Tavern was the perfect place to have the sized wedding that I planned. I always wanted under 100 people. They Read more...
Colonial Tavern was the perfect place to have the sized wedding that I planned. I always wanted under 100 people. They kept everything very easy, and they were willing to do anything that you had thought of in your head. I did not have to deal with a bunch of different people there so it made it very stress free. I had my reception there also, and they helped with the rehearsal and gave suggestions of how we should do it. We left the favors there and all the other little things and that day they had everything set up. We had one person who kept everything going for us that day and it turned out perfect. The food was great and so were the drinks Read less
Services Used: Catering
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vshard
Wedding:
3/5/2011
5.0/5.0
We are so appreciative to the Colonial Tavern owner Tom and his lead lady Linda for their guidance through what could have been a stressful time. Firstly, the location is wonderful - quiet and rustic without being out in the sticks and just fancy enough for a wedding without being like a hotel. Tom was always available to answer questions and Linda was a lifesaver the day of the wedding when I didn't have a clue what I was doing and she was able to guide me through it seamlessly. My husband and I received a lot of compliments on our choice of venue and we wouldn't have had it any other way. We believe we made the perfect choice and encourage others to do so also.
We are so appreciative to the Colonial Tavern owner Tom and his lead lady Linda for their guidance through what could have Read more...
We are so appreciative to the Colonial Tavern owner Tom and his lead lady Linda for their guidance through what could have been a stressful time. Firstly, the location is wonderful - quiet and rustic without being out in the sticks and just fancy enough for a wedding without being like a hotel. Tom was always available to answer questions and Linda was a lifesaver the day of the wedding when I didn't have a clue what I was doing and she was able to guide me through it seamlessly. My husband and I received a lot of compliments on our choice of venue and we wouldn't have had it any other way. We believe we made the perfect choice and encourage others to do so also. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Heather
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
we booked the venue sight unseen, upon raves from friends of ours. we finally met Tom and fell in love with the location. everything was great...the service the food...everything. we will def use his company again.
we booked the venue sight unseen, upon raves from friends of ours. we finally met Tom and fell in love with the location. Read more...
we booked the venue sight unseen, upon raves from friends of ours. we finally met Tom and fell in love with the location. everything was great...the service the food...everything. we will def use his company again. Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
What a great place to host a wedding or party. Tom is extremely professional and he does a great job. Everything went smoothly and it looked beautiful. The food was excellent and his prices are very reasonable.
What a great place to host a wedding or party. Tom is extremely professional and he does a great job. Everything went Read more...
What a great place to host a wedding or party. Tom is extremely professional and he does a great job. Everything went smoothly and it looked beautiful. The food was excellent and his prices are very reasonable. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Ceremony Music, Wedding Venue

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