New Haven Lawn Club

New Haven Lawn Club
193 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 777-0137
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Average Base Cost: $30,000

Average base cost for a wedding at the New Haven Lawn Club is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list for a Saturday night ceremony/reception with a $150/pp food/beverage cost. Transportation to venue, entertainment, decorations, additional rentals, valet, DJ, and photography are not included. Average price includes gratuity and state sales tax. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand.

*Prices subject to change

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How it Breaks Down

Facility Rental Fee: 

  • $3,000 site fee which is for use of the Ballroom and Main Dining Room for up to five hours
  • Additional $2,000 fee for ceremony
  • Minimums:
    • Saturday weddings: $20,000 minimum
    • Friday and Sundays weddings: $10,000 minimum
    • Comprised of the site fee, ceremony fee (if applicable), food, beverage, overtime (if applicable), and service charge. Outside services, rentals and tax cannot be included in this minimum.

*New Haven Lawn Club wedding packages start at $120 per person, excluding tax and service. Each package includes five (5) hours of open bar.

What’s Included: Standard tables, chairs, linen, flatware, stemware, china, and votive candles are always included.

SEE MORE: The Best Connecticut Wedding Venues

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Extras: If you want to extend the reception past five hours, there is an additional charge of $950 per hour (or $475 per half-hour), plus additional cost for drinks consumed at the bars if you choose to keep them open.

Food/Beverage: The New Haven Lawn Club can provide in-house catering at an average of $120 per person (excluding tax and service), or outside vendors can be used.

More Stats

Space Type: The New Haven Lawn Club is mainly an indoor venue, but there are two terraces that overlook the tennis courts, as well as an area in front of the building for outdoor ceremonies. Typically, on-site ceremonies, along with dinner and dancing, take place in the Ballroom.

Size: 210 guests

Bridal Suite: Yes

Parking: Over 190 free parking spaces available

Food Service Type: Your choice

How Will Grandma Get There? Bradley International Airport is less than an hour away by car, and New York City airports are a similar distance. Trains from New York, as well as Boston, Philadelphia; and Washington, D.C. all travel to New Haven in under five hours. Considering its’ close proximity to Yale University you’ll find lots of 3-4 star hotels nearby, including the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale.

Party On! Events can be held until midnight

The Report

The New Haven Lawn Club (founded in 1891) inhabits this stately, Georgian mansion that was built in 1929 in New Haven’s esteemed East Rock neighborhood (Yale is 1/2 mile away). With checkered terrazzo floors, Art Deco lighting, and barrel-vaulted ceilings, the building’s multiple rooms each have their own vintage character.

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Woman Getting Married Says

Connecticut brides should run, not walk, to this wedding venue. I LOVE the charm this venue has, and the pricing is right on point. (The minimums [$20,000 on Saturdays and $10,000] on Fridays can easily be met given the rental fee and catering cost). Brides report being extremely happy with the on-site wedding coordinators as well as the catering. All in all I really like this Connecticut wedding venue.

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Amenities/What’s Included 8
Convenient for Grandma 10
Layout 9
Location 10
Overall Charm 9
Venue Value 8

WGM Rating

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