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Woodwinds Connecticut

Woodwinds wedding venue in Branford, CT is owned by Award-Winning Chef and Cookbook Author Chef Silvio Suppa. Chef Silvio is also the owner and executive chef of the highly acclaimed Cafe Allegre in Madison, CT. Under the meticulous guidance of the Suppa family, Woodwinds creates the perfect setting for guests to experience Chef Silvio’s delectable and remarkable cuisine.

All the right elements have been incorporated to transform this facility into a space of utmost beauty and grace. A sumptuous color palate plays out in a totally sophisticated environment.

WoodWinds offers a wide range of wedding packages and menus that are tailored to your special needs. They are dedicated to providing the highest level of excellence in food and service.

Whether you envision standing on the grand staircase, taking pictures in a magnificent garden, toasting outdoors on a landscaped patio or dancing the night away on a marble dance floor, the WoodWinds experience will exceed your expectations. A reception at WoodWinds will be remembered for its exquisite ambiance, gourmet menu offerings and superb service. Accommodations are available for 75 to 600 guests.


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Woodwinds was voted the 3rd best wedding venue in Connecticut by the experts.


Connecticut wedding professionals have this to say about Woodwinds:

Woodwinds is Amazing! What it does not have in a beach view like Anthony’s Ocean View but far makes up for the beauty of the grounds, the incredible cuisine and the staff! The rooms are spacious and modern with its built in up-lighting is mind blowing . This staff (I have to mention Scotty) goes above and beyond to make sure your day is more than perfect, you could not ask to have your event in a place where you have to worry about absolutely nothing. Can’t wait to work back here again. Bob Adamowicz – Entertainment Unlimited of New England

The Cafe’ Allegra group totally transformed Woodwinds into a Disney like facility with two beautiful ballrooms, and food that would rival a high end restaurant. Mike Fernino – Music in Motion

Beautiful grounds, wonderful food, and the staff is amazingly helpful.  Lynne Wentworth – Lynne Ann Photography

Woodwinds offers a choice of several party spaces, a photogenic staircase, a large lobby for cocktails, and excellent food in an Italian catering style. Ginny Bales – Bales Gitlin Band

Contact Info

29 Schoolground Road Branford, CT 06405
(203) 481-6577
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Went here for Easter dinner. Absolutely amazing food - great variety. Well worth it. Just need a little more time to enjoy it all without rushing to eat.
SophterLight Photography
Well-cared-for grounds with lovely stone work provide many opportunities for interesting and unique photos. The staff is warm, friendly and attentive.
The Woodwinds was a great venue to have our wedding. They have a variety of outdoor ceremony spots to choose from. The grounds and building are beautiful. The food was out of this world good and there is no way you will find a better service around. We had a two personal assistants for our day who kept us on time, fed, and even provided aspirin for a headache. They are extremely professional. But the best feature is their price. I visited at least 25 locations all around Connecticut and we bought a package for $88/person at the Woodwinds. That package far surpassed packages that I saw at any location that had even remotely similar aesthetics. They threw in free centerpieces, free alcohol, extra Hors d'oeuvre's, and let me and my dad drive up in Scott's (the maitre d') vintage car.
My husband and I got married at The Woodwinds. Our experience from the beginning was incredible. Joanna, who booked us, was friendly and accommodating; most other places we looked at told us "how they do weddings," but Woodwinds asked us what WE wanted our wedding to be. Throughout the planning process, WW was quick to respond to emails and answered all of our questions thoroughly. On the day of the wedding, the grounds were beautifully manicured, the food was AMAZING, and the timing was all perfect. Scott and Antonella are BEYOND INCREDIBLE. Everything ran like clockwork because of them. They were the only reason that I got to relax and just have fun on the day of (also the only reason I ate!).
Mr. & Mrs. Zopfii
Our family, the grooms family and all our friends can not thank the staff at Woodwinds enough, for the way that you made Brenden & Allisons wedding day so wonderful. Scott was exceptional, doing things that only a true proffesional could do. His assistant Antabella (Hope I spelled It right) was also above was we could have hoped for. The grounds were perfect, the room was perfect, and the food was out of this world. So many people came up and said this was the best wedding they had ever been to. Once again, we can only say THANKS SO MUCH!! Paul and Jane Zopfi!
I am responsible for booking a company holiday party every year. We booked here for 7 or so years in a row! Never have I worked with a more reliable professional location! Scott is helpful, friendly and smooths over any problems with a smile! Food is ample and elegant. Staff seems happy to make sure guests are all taken care of! Best place in CT!!
Scott and the Woodwinds staff exceeded my expectations for my wedding day, they were absolutely amazing. Scott was right there with anything and everything we needed, the food was delicious and the service was absolutely spectacular. I was blown away with how great my wedding was and highly recommend Woodwinds for any event!
Christina Durso
We got married here last September and people are still talking about our wedding. The flow of the whole day went off without a hitch because of the amazing staff. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone on their special day.
Tai Yeske
My husband and I had our reception at Woodwinds on May 24th and we were extremely pleased with the quality of the service and food we received. From the first moment we met Josh we knew it was the place for us. Scott the maitre de, was absolutely incredible and took care of us every second of the night. He was one step ahead of us and our night ran so smoothly. Our guests are still raving about the fantastic food and we are still receiving compliments on how beautiful this place is. Although it was a little drive for us and our guests, it was all worth it and we wouldn't have changed a thing! Thank you to Josh, Scott, and the entire Woodwinds staff for an unforgettable and amazing experience. Don't pass this one up! Sincerely, Mark and Tai Cichocki
My Fiance and I are still on the search for reception places but I have to say that Josh at Woodwinds is WONDERFUL! They are certainly at the top of our list. Not only is the place BEAUTIFUL Josh French is just amazing. He did not rush us, he was more like a friend than someone trying to sell us the place. He even called to follow up and say how nice it was to meet us. Believe me, if we don't choose Woodwinds it certainly isn't because of the service or the place! VERY impressed so far!!
The NEW Woodwinds is amazing. I experienced the exceptional cuisine of Chef Silvio Suppa (from Cafe Allegre in Madison) at The Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce Event. I was impressed with the level of quality and service. The newly rennovated interior is elegant. It is a great comfort knowing that the Suppa family is behind the scenes. They are a hard working, simply beautiful family that cares a great deal about their customers. They have made Cafe Allegre in Madison a destination and they are sure to put Woodwinds on the map as the top Wedding, Corporate Event, Bar & Bat Mitzvah & Holiday Celebration Facility!
Woodwinds has 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 11 user reviews.