45 total reviews
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,
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.
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 ...
Our wedding was at the Mystic Seaport Boat Shed on August 1st! Yay, we're married! This venue was exactly what we were looking for in terms of location/atmosphere, quality of food, and the flexibility we were given to make it our own. Let the praising and gushing begin. First off, the food was incredible. We chose the lobster bake menu, which came with everything under the sun; a harvest table complete with an array of cheese, crackers, fruit, tapenade & hummus, hor d'oeuvres including a clam fritter with lemon caper sauce (delish), strawberry & feta salad, bread, chowder, corn on the cob, chipotle BBQ chicken, and of course an enormous lobster...and I know what you're thinking- how does one crack open and eat a lobster in wedding attire? With a bib, and help from an amazing staff. Instead of a cake, CG's pastry chef made cupcakes which were to die for! Everything was so delicious, the guests were raving. I can imagine whichever menu option you choose, you'll be impressed. The location is just perfect for what we had envisioned for our day. Outside, on the Mystic River, crushed seashells and stones under your feet, it was breathtaking. The weather was cloudy (but I'm not complaining because overcast days = AHmazing pictures! Despite the clouds, it was still so beautiful. We spend the majority of our summer days either on boats or near the water, so the boat shed was a no brainer. Its rustic, barn style was perfect for a lobster bake. Lastly, our amazing coordinator, Jenna Landon, really made everything come together. She was there from our very first meeting, to the day of, tying lobster bibs around our guests as everyone sat down for dinner. She made us feel taken care of and yet we never felt pressured into any decision. We HIGHLY recommend Mystic Seaport/Coastal Gourmet for your wedding!!!
Making the decision to use Coastal Gourmet Catering as our wedding reception venue, caterer, and wedding coordinator was the most important decision we made in terms of how the day itself ran. And it ran perfectly and smoothly. Our reception was held in the River Room at Latitude 41, and we also reserved use of the North Lawn. It was so nice having that outdoor space, without taking the chance it might rain on your reception. I could not have asked for a better setting for the best day of my life. The room, patio, and lawn were all beautiful and the perfect backdrop to the many DIY aspects we incorporated into the day.
Our coordinator Kim was so organized and efficient, I knew we were in good hands the moment we met. After working together for 11 months, our relationship really contributed to the overall personal feel of the day itself. We had a few last-minute cancellations, and Kim made sure everything worked out smoothly. The rest of the wait and bar staff were excellent, my guests are still raving about how courteous and attentive everyone was.
The food was absolutely amazing. My husband and I knew this going in, and we made sure we had an opportunity to finish our dinners completely since they were too amazing to walk away from. The wedding cake was not only a beautiful sight to behold, it tasted as good as it looked! So many of our guests were surprised, as wedding cakes have a reputation for looking good but not tasting so great.
Thinking back, there is not a single thing I would do differently. Coastal Gourmet Catering will work with you to make your day special and uniquely yours. If I could go back and do it all over again, I would absolutely chose them in a heartbeat. As a bonus, you get to take your wedding photos at the Mystic Seaport and as a New England girl born and bred on the coast of Connecticut, why would you ever go anywhere else?
Easy to plan with and very accommodating for requests my husband and I wanted. Work very well with all the vendors to make everything flow smoothly. We worked with Jenna as our coordinator and she was fabulous. The food was outstanding...I got many complements for the dinners and appetizers. The Mystic Seaport was a beautiful backdrop and we were able to take pictures throughout the grounds getting some beautiful shots especially on the river. Our reception was in the River Room, which as able to hold our 160 guests nicely and very pretty rustic nautical decor. I highly recommend these guys if you are looking in the southeastern CT region. The location at the seaport is just breathtaking.
This vendor was more than accommodating. After looking at three other options before Latitude, we knew the minute we met with the consultant and got a glance at the beautiful room that we would be having our wedding at Latitude 41. We had a New Year's Eve wedding so we had a discounted winter menu which is completely customizable (and delicious!!). The lobster bisque was to die for. They let us bring in our own cake and handled the linens as well. Our wedding coordinator was available whenever we had questions and the night of the wedding we were very well taken care of. We had our ceremony and reception in the same room which is gorgeous - exposed beams and a fireplace - which fit the 100 people we had there very well. We did choose to get extra lighting to make it look special and the venue helped by giving us the name of someone they work with often. I cannot emphasize enough how taken care of we felt throughout this entire process. We are both from CT, but wanted to make our day a bit more special by doing it a bit of a distance from home especially since people would be staying over anyway. This location is perfect because it is in such a picturesque town, but is actually right off of 95.
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The Venue is GREAT. We were looking for a spot where we could have both our ceremony and reception at. Overlooking the water was a MUST, as well as a warm inviting venue with the wood/rustic look we were looking for. Layout of the dinning floor/dance floor is ideal as well since it was not like most venues where the dance floor is smack dab in between all the guest dinning tables. The dance floor was separated away from dinner, so everyone can mingle easily and not have to worry about crossing over the dance floor. I would definitely recommend Latitude 41 for these reasons.
The FOOOOOOD - the food was AWESOME and sadly, like most brides and grooms, we didn't have enough time in between mingling to savor the delicious bites of our dinner. I am still regretting not being able to finish the dinner and dying to go back to relish the meal we didn't get to finish. All our guests gushed about how good their chicken or their steak was! We upgraded the steak dinner and it was well worth it - cooked to perfection (Medium RARE - the only way a steak should be cooked).
Service - this is the part I really wish I could give 5 stars on. I am going to be as specific as possible so here's my breakdown:
During the wedding.. I'd say bartenders were GREAT - friendly, quick, and they know their WHISKEY (which was a must for our recommended cocktails).
Staff treated our guests very well and were also super friendly - all our guested loved every minute of the wedding (I don't think anyone had a bad time!)
On Site coordinator - I'd say I did a lot more work than I would have liked and would have appreciated a bit more assistance both during the day and the days leading up to our wedding day. I guess this is expected - but just be aware, as a bride/groom, you will have to LITERALLY PLAN OUT EVERY DETAIL AND BE EXTREMELY ORGANIZED to get the look you want. We labeled and wrote out instructions and it was painfully and meticulously drew out instruction - and still some things were missing or a bit off. For example, our florist laid out rose petals in baggies for our guest to throw as we walked down the aisle as man and wife. These were completely neglected and forgotten because no one instructed our guests that they were there to be thrown. Also, we had corn hole boards - the plastic protective covering was left on the boards and left blowing in the wind (HOW EMBARRASSING! But luckily I saw them as we walked down the aisle towards the reception and I had a groomsman get them in time before the guest saw). But all that said - these were extremely minor and did not affect us having our picture perfect wedding!
I went into this wanting a wedding that everyone would gush about and use as an example of a PERFECT wedding - I got all that and more.
I can't say enough good stuff about Latitude 41 and the amazing wedding we had there....and gosh THE FOOD! (I should add we are complete foodies and the food definitely surpassed our expectations.)
Happy wedding planning to you future bride and grooms!
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!
I have to say that Coastal Gourmet made my wedding day absolutely perfect and stress-free. My fiance and I had originally looked at Coastal Gourmet to cater and manage our wedding day but had to cancel a few meetings due to unforeseen circumstances. I felt horrible about rescheduling so many times but the representatives at Coastal Gourmet were so respectful and understanding. We worked with Kimberly to plan our day and she was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the whole process; totally professional and thankfully patient! Our ceremony and reception were going to be held in Rhode Island but we are from Connecticut. Kimberly was able to relieve my stress in coordinating with different vendors who were from RI. The food was absolutely delicious and everything went so smoothly on the day of our wedding . The staff who worked with us on the day of our wedding were so attentive to all of our guests. Even some of our family who had met Kimberly commented on how great and responsive she and her staff were. I highly recommend Coastal Gourmet to cater and meet all your needs for your special wedding day!
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!
Our wedding was exactly what we dreamed of! Thanks to Jenna Landon, our wedding coordinator, and her team we had everything we could have ever imagined. Our wedding took place at the Boat Shed, rustic and right one the water. Jenna took what we told her and turned it into an unforgettable day! The food at coastal Gourmet was phenomenal, the Mac and cheese balls were the highlight of the evening, and the cake was so delicious people decided to take a tier home! If you are considering this place as your venue ask for Jenna Landon to be your coordinator, she works with you and is incredibly organized!
Coastal Gourmet did an amazing job for our wedding. Kimberly, our coordinator was buttoned up, professional, and incredibly detail oriented. I trusted her implicitly with all the details of our special day. At the last minute the weather looked terrible and she worked with us to get a great price on a beautiful outdoor tent. Food is amazing as well. Wonderful!
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!!!!!!!!
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 :)
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)!!
This venue was great! The food was delicious, the staff was super nice. The space was a little small. All in all this venue was perfect and fairly reasonably priced. Also Jenna was amazing to work with, very organized and helpful!
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!
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!
We worked with Alyson from the time we booked the Seaport up until the day before the event. She was very flexible when we decided to switch from an evening/dinner reception to a daytime/brunch reception and had great suggestions for executing our ideas. The day of we had Jenna as our coordinator, who was also very helpful at directing our photographer to different photograph locations. Although the cost was a touch high, it was worth it because just about everything was included and it was very nice having one point person for just about everything wedding-related.
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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: $$$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Liability Insurance, Liquor License, On the Water, Onsite Catering, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Tented Area, Wheelchair Accessible
- 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