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Pond House Cafe

West Hartford Wedding Venue
1555 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, Connecticut 06117
Contact: Susan Salafia
Phone: 860/231-8823

Why We Like This Place

3 things we love most about the Pond House Café:

The famous flowers: Nestled away in Elizabeth Park, America’s oldest public rose garden, this site is a cozy oasis perfect for a relaxed wedding. The natural surroundings are a delight no matter what the season and provide a lovely backdrop for your photographs.

The beautiful ballroom: Cathedral windows in the Garden Room offer a stunning view of the treelined pond outside. The high wooden ceiling, stone fireplace, and seasonal foliage arranged indoors turn the space into a hidden paradise.

The special service: Their dinner package includes a five-hour block of time, gold Chiavari chairs, butler-passed hors d’oeuvres, and a wedding cake. The professional wait staff will ensure that everything goes off without a hitch.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 200
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 200
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 200
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 0


  • Max. Seated: 200

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

A $1,000 nonrefundable deposit is required to reserve your date. 50% of the food and beverage minimum is due halfway between the first deposit and the event date. The final balance is due 3 days prior to the event. Dinners range $60–85/person. Buffets start at $67/person. Tax, alcohol and a 20% service charge are additional.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners

Venue Views

Forest/Wooded Area
Fountain/Water Feature

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility

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