15 featured reviews
Member Since: 2/20/2013
The venue is beautiful, overlooking the River. Very easy to find the venue off the highway; it is far enough away from any commercial areas of Mystic to be quaint but close enough to enter/exit efficiently. Parking at the venue is easy (large parking lot across from Latitude).
Coastal Gourmet Catering is so accommodating (specifically Jenna Landon). I felt as if we 'clicked' right away because she is very meticulous and pays attention to detail. After speaking with her - it was clear she knew exactly what I wanted done. My husband and family brought all of the decorations for the venue the day before the wedding, and when we arrived at the Reception, it was exactly as I had imagined + more.
I had a Bridal Assistant the entite night to get me drinks, make sure everything was going ok, etc. When we first arrived my entire Bridal Party gathered in the Bridal Suite to have a few Hors d'oeuvre & drinks.
Overall excellent quality, Jenna Landon is spectacular at her job - I would recommend specifically working with her.
Many many thanks,
Member Since: 6/6/2008
We had a great experience with Coastal Gourmet right from the start. Our coordinator, Jenna Landon, communicated with us the whole way through; she was truly excellent and very well-versed on anything we had questions about.
Of course, the food was great. They offered a variety of both creative and traditional dishes, and there is a lot of flexibility on what you want served and how you want to serve it. You really can't beat the food.
The service was overall very good. The catering staff was excellent and operated smoothly throughout the event. We also had a great experience with the cake chef as we planned out what we wanted there.
A couple of downsides; the prices changed about halfway through the engagement, which was frustrating. However, the contract states that this can happen, and it sounds like this is a possibility with most caterers and venues. Secondly, we were not happy with the service from our "personal bridal attendant" on the day of. While she was very nice and wanted to be helpful, she was not able to answer basic questions and we did not see her much throughout the wedding. This was a stark contrast to the experiences of friends who've gotten married at our venue, before. However, we didn't clarify what exactly to expect of the bridal attendant before hand, and we are a couple who doesn't need much anyway, so all in all it wasn't a big deal.
Overall, I cannot recommend Jenna Landon or Coastal Gourmet enough. Experienced, professional service and awesome food- they are truly a slam dunk.
Member Since: 12/26/2012
Outstanding service from top to bottom. Could not have been happier. Very professional and acute attention to detail. Excellent, timely, detailed follow-ups from our coordinator Alyson. Able to answer and help with all questions that arose or provide recommendations to other vendors, where appropriate. Extremely flexible working with us on our tight budget to maximize the dollars spent and find areas where we could save. Patient in running numbers on different price and execution scenarios to find the best combination. Her guidance and opinions were very much appreciated and were critical to what turned out to be an awesome wedding! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them again highly ...
Member Since: 9/26/2010
Latitude 41 was the perfect place to have our wedding. We worked with Jenna, who made sure we did not have to worry about a thing throughout the planning process as well as on our actual wedding day. The servers were attentive and everything ran right on schedule. The food was amazing. The location is classic coastal Connecticut, and our pictures came out beautiful. I would highly recommend Latitude 41 if you are searching for a wedding venue!
Member Since: 5/8/2011
This location was everything I ever dreamed of. My wedding reception was located in the Boat Shed at Mystic Seaport and the ceremony was in front of the light house. The boat shed was such a romantic place especially after the sunset. Being right on the water having cocktail hour on the docks with the lights around the river dancing in the water was magical! The staff at Coastal Gourmet was phenomenal. So attentive to detail and accommodating. Now the food!! We had our rehearsal dinner at their restaurant located at the Seaport, Latitude 41. The food that night, an Italian buffet, had my wedding party in anticipation of what was to come the next day at the wedding. We choose to have food stations with beef brisket, roast turkey, a pasta station with penne, tortellini, topped with either a vodka or alfredo sauce, and a seafood station with pan seared tuna and scallops. I received numerous comments from my guest on how great the food was. They said that they had never had such delicious food at a wedding before. Then the wedding cake came with the package we chose. What a convenience! We chose a 3 tier cake with one layer of vanilla and two of layers carrot. Needless to say everything was outstanding!! I would not change a thing from that day if I had it to do all over again. Thank You Coastal Gourmet for making my wedding perfect!
Member Since: 12/25/2011
Coastal Gourmet at Latitude 41 and the mystic seaport was the most magical place to have our reception!! The event coordinator was beyond amazing, she helped with every last detail right up until the last second. The staff was very professional and so nice!! The grounds was exceptional and very well maintained!! Every guest loved everything about Latitude 41, the staff and the food was great. People are still talking about the food and of course the sunset views on the north lawn. This venue was exactly what my husband and I dreamed of having!!!! Thank you so much for allowing our dreams to come true!!!!!!!!
Member Since: 9/15/2012
Mystic Seaport was a beautiful location for our wedding, and the weather was perfect! Coastal Gourmet did a great job of organizing everything in addition to providing the food, which was excellent. We received many complements on the food, and the day as a whole. Wouldn't change a thing :)
Member Since: 2/20/2012
If you are looking for a place to get married in CT on the water, a professional team, event coordinator who you can trust will ensure you have a perfect day, beautiful location and expect high quality delicious food - then booking an event with Coastal Gourmet at the Latitude 41 restaurant is a must!
I recently had my wedding (ceremony and reception) in August 2013 with Coastal Gourmet at Latitude 41 Restaurant. My ceremony was on the North Lawn with the boats and water as my backdrop, cocktail hour under the covered pavillon and reception was inside in the River Room. Alyson Clark, our event coordinator from Coastal Gourmet, had been working with me from the start and ensured our wedding went off without a hitch. She was extremely friendly, professional, responsive and got everthing done and handled! The day of the wedding, Alyson took control of the event and made it seamless so I actually didnt have to worry about a thing!
The food was also a huge hit of the event. We had passed hors d'eouvres including mini beef sliders which were so delcious. We also had the sit down dinner with a fish, beef and vegetarian option. All of our guests raved about the entrees and everyones plates were clean after dinner service! We also had an ice cream sundae bar which was so fun and everyone loved it.
We had 211 guests and it was just overall a great location to have our wedding! If you are undecisive about location and/or caterer - Coastal Gourmet Catering is fantastic along with the Mystic Seaport and Latitude 41 Restaurant (North Lawn & River Room)!!
Member Since: 4/1/2013
The food from the tastings to the day of was wonderful. The service from the staff and the attention they gave us with planning, to the day of, to the next day's brunch was impeccable. I cannot thank them enough for making our wedding perfect!
Member Since: 9/27/2011
True professionals that treated my wedding like it was their one and only. Words canny express how much I appreciate the detail and effort they put into my wedding and made it look effortless! They truly gave me the perfect wedding!!! Great site, great people, great value!
Member Since: 8/3/2011
The River Room at the Seaport was the BEST place we could have chosen to have our wedding reception. The view of the Mystic River is amazing and having cocktail hour outside under the tent was one of the guest’s favorite parts of our wedding! We arrived by boat and all of the guest’s gathered on the North Lawn to watch us come in – that was a big hit and so much fun!! The room is the perfect size for 200 or less guests and had a wonderful nautical vibe to it, which is exactly what we wanted. The dance floor was the perfect size for lots of people dancing and having that big bar was great, there were no lines for drinks all night. We also got access to the entire seaport for wedding party photos which was awesome! The staff at the seaport was incredible! The bar tenders were dancing along with the DJ and guests as we danced and everyone was having a great time!! Maureen who was our personal waitress that day went above and beyond to make sure our food was good, our drinks/waters were always full, and to make sure we had everything we needed. She was AMAZING and we can’t thank her enough!!! I highly recommend the River Room for a wedding…ours was everything we could have imagined and more!
Member Since: 7/1/2008
Our food was absolutely incredible. We did stations and they were such a big hit. Guests were able to choose from a raw bar, pasta, filet and pork. A little bit of everything. We always wanted stations and were so happy CG was able to accommodate exactly what we wanted. Not only was the food incredible but the service was also amazing.
Member Since: 9/29/2011
Our wedding really was everything we hoped for and wouldn't have been without the help of Latitude 41. The staff was so awesome, patient, and so wonderful throughout the whole wedding planning process, as well as made our wedding day run smoother then smooth. Plus the location was just simply beautiful and our pictures on the seaport came out amazing!!! Our guests had nothing but great things to say about the food and service at Latitude 41.
For a practical matter in Northeast CT, you will not find a better deal in regards to price and location.
Member Since: 1/10/2012
This caterer does EVERYTHING and does it to perfection. Work with Keri
Member Since: 12/27/2007
My husband and I basically picked our venue because of the food. Our guests were raving about the food after the wedding. We were definitely happy.
Tall ships, fresh air, and beautiful water views
Mystic Seaport magic beckons with its verdant landscape and snug historic village pleasingly perched along beautiful Mystic River. Choose the River Room’s bright elegance and stone patio; the North Lawn’s lush outdoor ceremony and tented reception area; or the Boat Shed’s airy, casual chic pavilion.
- Price Range: $$$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
- On the Water: Yes
- Tented Area: Yes
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: Yes
- Outside Caterers Allowed: No
- Kosher Available: No
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: No
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: No
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
- Liability Insurance: Yes
- Site Fee: No
- Capacity: Up to 250
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Museum/Gallery, Restaurant
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2010