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Pond House Cafe

West Hartford , CT
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LOCATION

1555 Asylum Ave, Elizabeth Park
West Hartford, CT 06117 US (map)

PHONE

860-231-8823

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ABOUT US

As you walk into the Garden Room you will image all those dreams about your wedding day being realized when you see the high ceilings adorned with twinkle lights, floor to ceiling... Read more
As you walk into the Garden Room you will image all those dreams about your wedding day being realized when you see the high ceilings adorned with twinkle lights, floor to ceiling cathedral windows beaming with sunlight, a glowing field stone gas fireplace and the beautiful park setting in the backdrop. The Garden Room is beautiful any time of day and any time of year. Meticulously decorated with seasonal flowers and plants, attention is given to every detail. Step outside the side door of the Garden Room onto our brand new Terrace overlooking the pond and the park! The Terrace provides a beautiful space for your cocktail hour, ceremony, pictures, lounge area and even dining.

Even more than the beauty of the Garden Room and the tranquil park setting, the food at the Pond House will steal the show. Our food is unique, made from fresh, local ingredients and absolutely delectable. The presentation from our stunning Hors d’oeuvre trays to our beautifully decorated buffet table and our spectacular plated meals, will create quite a buzz amongst your guests!

A Pond House Wedding Coordinator will guide you through planning your entire reception and will be there to answer all your questions along the way. They will see to every detail the day of the event from arranging the placecards and lighting candles to placing favors at each place setting. We look forward to being a part of one of the most special days of your life. 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, Plated, Server(s), Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, 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, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
175
What event services do you offer?
Cake, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
25
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

REVIEWS

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Heather
Wedding:
11/28/2015
5.0/5.0
The Pond House provided my husband and I and all our guests with the most beautiful reception. The room was decorated like a winter wonderland and it was so warm and cozy with the fire place running all night. What a nice touch! Andrea and her staff did a wonderful job of executing cocktail and dinner service with no flaws. The bartenders were great and all our guests had an amazing time! The food was delicious and the staff was so accommodating and friendly. It was such a pleasure working with Andrea throughout the planning process and she was so helpful and professional. Thank you Pond House for providing my husband and I with a night we will never forget!
The Pond House provided my husband and I and all our guests with the most beautiful reception. The room was decorated like Read more...
The Pond House provided my husband and I and all our guests with the most beautiful reception. The room was decorated like a winter wonderland and it was so warm and cozy with the fire place running all night. What a nice touch! Andrea and her staff did a wonderful job of executing cocktail and dinner service with no flaws. The bartenders were great and all our guests had an amazing time! The food was delicious and the staff was so accommodating and friendly. It was such a pleasure working with Andrea throughout the planning process and she was so helpful and professional. Thank you Pond House for providing my husband and I with a night we will never forget! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I recently had my wedding reception at the Pond House Café and it was everything that I hoped it would be and more! After a beautiful ceremony in Elizabeth Park, my guests were greeted by the friendly staff as they transitioned to the outdoor Terrace for a cocktail hour which included butler served, delicious appetizers and drinks!! Soon after my groom and I arrived from taking pictures in the park, I checked in to peek at the Garden Reception Room and was thrilled to see that every detail of my design for my wedding reception had been executed as requested! Andrea was a pleasure to work with and demonstrated professionalism even under the pressure of setting up all of my decorations that I provided including linens, desserts, chargers, napkin holders, votives, etc. My guests raved about how beautiful everything looked and reported that the food was amazing! The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. I would highly recommend the Pond House for those brides seeking a unique, intimate and beautiful venue for their wedding reception!!
I recently had my wedding reception at the Pond House Café and it was everything that I hoped it would be and more! After Read more...
I recently had my wedding reception at the Pond House Café and it was everything that I hoped it would be and more! After a beautiful ceremony in Elizabeth Park, my guests were greeted by the friendly staff as they transitioned to the outdoor Terrace for a cocktail hour which included butler served, delicious appetizers and drinks!! Soon after my groom and I arrived from taking pictures in the park, I checked in to peek at the Garden Reception Room and was thrilled to see that every detail of my design for my wedding reception had been executed as requested! Andrea was a pleasure to work with and demonstrated professionalism even under the pressure of setting up all of my decorations that I provided including linens, desserts, chargers, napkin holders, votives, etc. My guests raved about how beautiful everything looked and reported that the food was amazing! The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. I would highly recommend the Pond House for those brides seeking a unique, intimate and beautiful venue for their wedding reception!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The pond house is a beautiful place to have any type of ceremony but a wedding is sure to impress guests. All comments I got from friends and family were positive. The food is the highlight. The ceremony area makes for beautiful pictures. The amount of light and decoration makes you need less of extras. The help throughout the process makes everything go smooth. The dance floor was great. Overall an amazing experience.
The pond house is a beautiful place to have any type of ceremony but a wedding is sure to impress guests. All comments I Read more...
The pond house is a beautiful place to have any type of ceremony but a wedding is sure to impress guests. All comments I got from friends and family were positive. The food is the highlight. The ceremony area makes for beautiful pictures. The amount of light and decoration makes you need less of extras. The help throughout the process makes everything go smooth. The dance floor was great. Overall an amazing experience. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Great team of professional women! Very responsive, honest, and helpful!
Great team of professional women! Very responsive, honest, and helpful!
Great team of professional women! Very responsive, honest, and helpful! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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jenelle
Wedding:
12/6/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I just recently had our ceremony and reception at the Pond House. Everyone said planning a wedding could be dreadful but I have to say this was an amazing experience. Diana and Susan were the 2 women I worked with and I can’t even tell you how easy they made this whole process. They were professional, sweet and caring the whole time. Our wedding was a Christmas themed wedding the decor and the space was stunning. The food was phenomenal as all of our guests are still telling us how good it was. The staff (servers, bartenders etc.) was fantastic and as nice as could be. I can’t say one bad thing about the evening or the whole planning experience because they truly are an amazing group to work with. If I could get married 20 more times (all to the same husband of course) I would do it again and again at The Pond House!
My husband and I just recently had our ceremony and reception at the Pond House. Everyone said planning a wedding could be Read more...
My husband and I just recently had our ceremony and reception at the Pond House. Everyone said planning a wedding could be dreadful but I have to say this was an amazing experience. Diana and Susan were the 2 women I worked with and I can’t even tell you how easy they made this whole process. They were professional, sweet and caring the whole time. Our wedding was a Christmas themed wedding the decor and the space was stunning. The food was phenomenal as all of our guests are still telling us how good it was. The staff (servers, bartenders etc.) was fantastic and as nice as could be. I can’t say one bad thing about the evening or the whole planning experience because they truly are an amazing group to work with. If I could get married 20 more times (all to the same husband of course) I would do it again and again at The Pond House! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Susan
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
The Pond House was the perfect venue for my wedding... you get the beauty of Elizabeth Park and a unique setting that is not just a hotel ballroom. They even have a new outdoor patio area where we had our cocktail hour that is gorgeous! Beyond the space, my coordinator Susan was amazing. She was so patient as I changed my final count and tweaked food choices what felt like a billion times in the weeks before the wedding. On the day of she helped execute all the details I had worked so hard on flawlessly. Oh and the food was so good... the appetizers were a hit with all the guests (tempura asparagus and potato bar amongst others!) and we loved the buffet. They even provided me my own plate of gnocchi since I don't eat meat. I cannot say enough about everyone at the Pond House, they made our reception great!
The Pond House was the perfect venue for my wedding... you get the beauty of Elizabeth Park and a unique setting that is Read more...
The Pond House was the perfect venue for my wedding... you get the beauty of Elizabeth Park and a unique setting that is not just a hotel ballroom. They even have a new outdoor patio area where we had our cocktail hour that is gorgeous! Beyond the space, my coordinator Susan was amazing. She was so patient as I changed my final count and tweaked food choices what felt like a billion times in the weeks before the wedding. On the day of she helped execute all the details I had worked so hard on flawlessly. Oh and the food was so good... the appetizers were a hit with all the guests (tempura asparagus and potato bar amongst others!) and we loved the buffet. They even provided me my own plate of gnocchi since I don't eat meat. I cannot say enough about everyone at the Pond House, they made our reception great! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Samantha
Wedding:
6/27/2014
5.0/5.0
We just had our wedding at Pond House Cafe on June 27th and we were amazed with the venue! Susan was our wedding cordinator at the Pond House and she was awesome to work with and very reassuring, which was helpful with planning our CT wedding from SC! She made sure that everything was set before the big day and she was there the entire night of our wedding making sure everything went as planned! They made sure all of our little details were perfect for when all of our guests arrived and the space was beautiful as always! I would highly recommend Pond House Cafe for any event!
We just had our wedding at Pond House Cafe on June 27th and we were amazed with the venue! Susan was our wedding Read more...
We just had our wedding at Pond House Cafe on June 27th and we were amazed with the venue! Susan was our wedding cordinator at the Pond House and she was awesome to work with and very reassuring, which was helpful with planning our CT wedding from SC! She made sure that everything was set before the big day and she was there the entire night of our wedding making sure everything went as planned! They made sure all of our little details were perfect for when all of our guests arrived and the space was beautiful as always! I would highly recommend Pond House Cafe for any event! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I flew from Las Vegas to CT just to have our wedding at The Pond House. The setting is gorgeous- the room is perched in the middle of historic Elizabeth Park which is a 125 year old rose garden with a beautiful gazebo on a picturesque pond. Make sure you get photo permission from the Town of West Hartford so you can take pictures everywhere and anywhere you please! The building has huge windows look out over the property. Diana and Susan worked in tandem during contract and food decisions and were extremely well informed. Susan was our actual planner, and she did everything we wanted. She made things happen easily and was always there when we needed to talk and was by our sides for most of our event. Our cake was included in our package- and Donna from Creative Cakes by Donna literally created our cake from a pictures we gave her. Incredible! It's not easy planning a wedding from across the country. But this team made it so. The chef is INCREDIBLE. Louis is extremely talented. He did a tasting "on the fly" for us right before Easter this past year- he was preparing for the biggest brunch of the year as he was sending out plates for us to taste. The whole staff is incredibly accommodating from beginning to end. and it was all incredible. I worked in the restaurant industry for almost 20 years. This man is brilliant. Go for lunch or brunch and check it out. You're just silly if you don't at least visit this venue. The service, the food, the package deals are all generous and delicious. Look at the pictures and menus on the website. The pictures are beautiful- but even they don't do the place justice.
My husband and I flew from Las Vegas to CT just to have our wedding at The Pond House. The setting is gorgeous- the room Read more...
My husband and I flew from Las Vegas to CT just to have our wedding at The Pond House. The setting is gorgeous- the room is perched in the middle of historic Elizabeth Park which is a 125 year old rose garden with a beautiful gazebo on a picturesque pond. Make sure you get photo permission from the Town of West Hartford so you can take pictures everywhere and anywhere you please! The building has huge windows look out over the property. Diana and Susan worked in tandem during contract and food decisions and were extremely well informed. Susan was our actual planner, and she did everything we wanted. She made things happen easily and was always there when we needed to talk and was by our sides for most of our event. Our cake was included in our package- and Donna from Creative Cakes by Donna literally created our cake from a pictures we gave her. Incredible! It's not easy planning a wedding from across the country. But this team made it so. The chef is INCREDIBLE. Louis is extremely talented. He did a tasting "on the fly" for us right before Easter this past year- he was preparing for the biggest brunch of the year as he was sending out plates for us to taste. The whole staff is incredibly accommodating from beginning to end. and it was all incredible. I worked in the restaurant industry for almost 20 years. This man is brilliant. Go for lunch or brunch and check it out. You're just silly if you don't at least visit this venue. The service, the food, the package deals are all generous and delicious. Look at the pictures and menus on the website. The pictures are beautiful- but even they don't do the place justice. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
10/26/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married in October 26, 2012. We had always liked the Pond House because we would go for brunch on Sundays. I worked with Susan for part of the time but the Diana took over the rest of the planning for our wedding. I couldn't have been happier with the way things turned out. I loved the venue because it's not your traditional banquet hall. They had decorated it so beautifully and my family and friends are still talking about how wonderful the reception was. Diana was awesome to work with! She's got a great personality and is organized and easy to work with. Planning a wedding from Texas was difficult but she really put my mind at ease. The cost was reasonable, the food was delicious! The day turned out better than I could have ever imagined. Diana made everything run smoothly and it made our special day that much more wonderful!
My husband and I got married in October 26, 2012. We had always liked the Pond House because we would go for brunch on Read more...
My husband and I got married in October 26, 2012. We had always liked the Pond House because we would go for brunch on Sundays. I worked with Susan for part of the time but the Diana took over the rest of the planning for our wedding. I couldn't have been happier with the way things turned out. I loved the venue because it's not your traditional banquet hall. They had decorated it so beautifully and my family and friends are still talking about how wonderful the reception was. Diana was awesome to work with! She's got a great personality and is organized and easy to work with. Planning a wedding from Texas was difficult but she really put my mind at ease. The cost was reasonable, the food was delicious! The day turned out better than I could have ever imagined. Diana made everything run smoothly and it made our special day that much more wonderful! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We almost didn't work with Pond House because of our first encounters with Lisa. Long story short--don't work with her--go straight to Susan and you can't go wrong. Susan convinced us to give them a chance and they were the best possible venue for us. Susan is fantastic, relaxed, highly competent and remained that way until the very last detail was done. We were also extremely impressed with the chef and kitchen. They designed an entire vegetarian (and some vegan plates) buffet from some suggestions we offered about favorite ingredients and dishes we'd had at a vegetarian restaurant. The chef went above and beyond in creating little masterpieces. The food was so good, we still think about it! Even our meat-loving guests were raving about how delicious everything was. The decor was elegant and beautiful; including the hand-built bar. The bartender got rave reviews from our guests too. Everything was perfect; we're glad we gave them a chance. Totally recommend!!
We almost didn't work with Pond House because of our first encounters with Lisa. Long story short--don't work with her--go Read more...
We almost didn't work with Pond House because of our first encounters with Lisa. Long story short--don't work with her--go straight to Susan and you can't go wrong. Susan convinced us to give them a chance and they were the best possible venue for us. Susan is fantastic, relaxed, highly competent and remained that way until the very last detail was done. We were also extremely impressed with the chef and kitchen. They designed an entire vegetarian (and some vegan plates) buffet from some suggestions we offered about favorite ingredients and dishes we'd had at a vegetarian restaurant. The chef went above and beyond in creating little masterpieces. The food was so good, we still think about it! Even our meat-loving guests were raving about how delicious everything was. The decor was elegant and beautiful; including the hand-built bar. The bartender got rave reviews from our guests too. Everything was perfect; we're glad we gave them a chance. Totally recommend!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue

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