The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Outdoor Venues. The outdoor areas at Cascade Fine Catering are absolutely mesmerizing. Rich wood tones in the garden’s gates and trellises create an inviting atmosphere, while meandering stone pathways provide endless photo opportunities and also invite the bride and groom to slip away for some quiet time during the reception. Manicured plants and artistic floral arrangements add flair to the lush greenery present. But the real star of the exterior is a large stone waterfall with a small pond.
Indoor Venues. Inside, prepare to be wowed. Wood floors add warmth to every venue and combine well with the golden mood lighting present. Abundant natural illumination is relaxing during the afternoon and lets you watch the setting sun with your wife, while enjoying a glass of champagne. High ceilings make for a spacious feel, and large hanging chandeliers add romance.
What You Should Know
Besides the dreamy venues and decor, you should know that the food at Cascade Fine Catering is phenomenal. Plan on spending a bit more than the bare minimum to have access to some of the culinary staff’s specialties. Of course, no matter the package you choose, a maître d’ is on hand to make sure everything goes smoothly from start to finish. Butlered hors d’oeuvres are provided for any reception.
Some of the dinner options available are antipasto caprice, baked manicotti, prime rib, stuffed jumbo shrimp and risotto Milanese—to name a few. They’re all prepared on-site by talented chefs. Numerous rave reviews mention the food as one of the biggest pluses at Cascade Fine Catering. Considering how great everything else is, that’s saying a lot.
Having an on-site wedding ceremony costs extra, but the additional charge includes 100 white ceremony chairs, use of the bridal suites 30 minutes prior and an included ceremony rehearsal. Other extras that are worth every penny include a customized ice sculpture and valet parking. There is a 50-person minimum on food items, and full payment is required two weeks before your wedding day.
If your favorite package doesn’t include them, think about selecting optional specialty stations during dinner. They’re popular both with kids and adults, especially newlyweds. Some possibilities are sushi, caviar, pizza, focaccia and paninis, a chocolate fountain, a Viennese table and an extreme sundae bar.
As a premier wedding venue, Cascade Fine Catering offers several amenities to make the bride and groom’s day more pleasant, leaving a lasting impression on their guests.
- Personalized wedding invitation
- Custom wedding cake
- Fresh floral centerpieces
- Guest party favors
- Five-hour open bar
- Champagne toast
From the Vendor
...Elegance & Ambience
At The Cascade, you'll find elegance, luxury, and charm. Enjoy succulent cuisine prepared by our Culinary Institute of America Alumni chef and cocktails by our waterfall terrazzo. Your reception will be under a sky of Austrian Crystal Chandeliers.
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning
(Mother of the Bride) Fairy Tale Wedding!! So many many special things here: *150 or more people means you do not have any other people or parties in the building or in the parking lot, except your guests. *Reasonably priced *Excellent food and outstanding presentation *Rosa is a rock star and Dominic as well. Start to finish, they aimed to serve in every way. They gave us beyond what we agreed to. *The ballroom with high ceilings, grand stair case and crystal chandeliers made it feel like a scene from Beauty and the Beast. *We choose the Sweet Indulgence Table in place of a cake and it had gorgeous chocolate covered strawberries, pignole cookies and gorgeous Italian pastries from cannoli, to sfogliatelle and giant 'lobster tail' pastries. We also added the Belgium Waffle Ice Cream Sundae Station. Impressive display *They let me bring in any special touches I wanted. Our kids are at the age where we are constantly going to weddings, and I am not easily impressed, but Cascade gave us a Fairy Tale Wedding in every sense of the word.
We had our wedding at Cascade on 4/15/17. I cannot say enough good things about this venue. We have heard nothing but wonderful things from our guests since the wedding day. The food is to die for, the staff is fantastic and the venue is beautiful. If you have the chance to work with Rosa, trust me when I say you are in wonderful hands. Her attention to detail is spot on. Every little detail we discussed was executed perfectly. We cannot thank you enough Rosa and the entire Cascade crew!
Lots to say about this place! Food: The food is their trademark. They have delicious, high quality food with incredible presentation, taste, and portions. Our guests kept expressing how impressed they were. They did a great job of making sure the wedding party had plenty to eat and drink while we were getting ready and taking photos. Venue: Easy to find, plenty of parking, beautifully maintained building and grounds. Recently renovated so this place looks brand new. First class all the way. Lots of options here. Staff: Great personalities, lots of fun, and very dedicated and experienced. More than once, staff came to our rescue to do things like brainstorm ideas, give advice, and even helped with my insanely complicated bustle. My husband had foot surgery right before the wedding and they helped us figure out how to stage everything for his mobility. Price: There are a lot of options here and you can customize for your budget. We chose the Winter Wedding Special, which was an incredible package with perks and since our wedding day fell in early April (the week before Easter), we had beautiful, warm weather. I would definitely put Cascade on your list of places to see and seriously consider for your wedding or any other event!
Dominic, Alexa, and the entire Cascade Staff, Deven and I can not begin to thank you enough for everything you have done for us. From day one, the minute we stepped into the venue we were comfortable with you and felt supported in every possible way which made our wedding day PeRfEcT. Because of Cascade and the staff, our wedding night was everything we could of dreamed of and more. Dominic and Alexa we can't begin to thank you for all your help. We never once worried about a thing having you two by our sides on our wedding day. We knew we were well taken care of. The food was excellent and you had all our guests talking about it for days. As a bride having a million things to set up between decorations, place cards, etc. I did not stress because we had total faith and trust in you. Everything about the Venue was absolutely beautiful and perfect. It was truly a night to remember and one that was so unforgettable. I would recommend Cascade Fine Catering a million times over if I could to all for any event. Thank you Again for making December 2 everything we could of dreamed of.
We got married on September 17, 2016 at Cascade and had a fantastic wedding! We looked at many venues across Connecticut but decided to travel an hour away from our ceremony site to Cascade and were not disappointed. The grounds are well maintained and the main ballroom is very elegant from the grand staircase to the beautiful chandeliers! Rosa, Alexa, and Domenic were very professional, quick to respond to our questions, and very helpful with the planning process which made our big day run very smoothly. They made sure we were always taken care of on our wedding day so we wouldn’t have to worry about a thing. The food was also fantastic as there was a large selection of hor d’ourves and main course options. All throughout the night and even weeks after our wedding, we received many compliments from our friends and family about the beautiful venue and great food! My wedding day was everything I could’ve imagined and Cascade helped make this day very special and memorable! We would definitely recommend Cascade to anyone looking for a beautiful venue at a reasonable price!
We got married at Cascade Fine Catering on October 16, 2016! I still cannot believe that the day is over! It went by so quickly because everything ran so smoothly; thanks to the staff at Cascade :) Rosa and Domenic answered my many questions throughout the planning process and always welcomed us to come by to help with our planning. All of our guests are telling us how it was the best wedding they have been to in a while and that the food was phenomenal. (My husband and I agree!) The salad was even impressive and gorgeous! Rosa made us feel special through out the night and even quickly bustled my dress for me and consistently remembered what we were all drinking and delivered it to us. They paid close attention to our grandparents as well which was very nice! We were extremely impressed with the service at this venue and the one thing we wish was that we made the reception longer so we could continue to have a great time! It was so nice to have the hospitality instead of just "workers." I will definitely put in a good word for anyone who is looking!
I had my wedding at Cascade this July, it was absolutely amazing! Alexa, Rosa and Dom helped me plan the wedding of my dreams. My guests still are talking about the stuffed lobster tail and filet mignon dinner. The whole staff was very friendly and helpful. My bridal party had two head waitresses, Angela and Jessica, they brought us appetizers and drinks during cocktail hour. They helped me with my wedding dress when my bridesmaids were too busy enjoying the party. Our ceremony was in the gardens, then cocktail hour in the Garden Room, plenty of food, drinks and seating for my guests. Then the reception was in the main ballroom, which looked so elegant. We danced all night long, and at the end, my head waitresses even packed everything up for us. If I had to do it all over again, I would only change one thing, I would add more time to the party. It flew by so fast, and even though we danced all night long, I wish it didnt have to end. Thank you everyone from Cascade ! I loved every second of my wedding!!!!
Cascade it not only beautiful but the experience is unforgettable! Rosa, her family, wait- staff and bartenders are fabulous and professional. As a bride you picture your wedding reception to be stress- free and unforgettable, I did not have to worry/ stress about ONE thing. My husband and I had the best and most unforgettable time. From the planning to then celebrating our day, Rosa's experience and expertise guided us to plan and have the best wedding reception! The reception ran so smoothly it was just perfect! All of our guests were raving about how excellent the food was, from cocktail hour to the late night pizza bar! The entrees were phenomenal and the service was excellent. The venue is gorgeous and the dance floor is a perfect size for a party filled event! If you want to have a stress- free, unforgettable wedding reception, leave it to Rosa and her staff at cascade, you won't have to worry about thing! I without a doubt recommend cascade as the best choice for your CT wedding venue!
Words can't express how grateful I am to Dominic,Rosa and the Cascade staff. From the help of Dominic through all the planning and Rosa's help the day of the wedding. She was great. Had everything organized and everything was beautiful from the ceremony right through the last minute of the reception. The staff was always right there to serve the Bride,Groom and wedding party. Wish I could do it all over again.
My husband and I got married this past July 2016, we are a gay couple and were worried about how we would be treated at any location. Alexia at Cascades was the absolute best! She was so warm and welcoming and was there for us every step of the way. She was our very own wedding planner. She gave us her personal cell phone if we had any questions, who does things like this? The venue was perfect! Every single guest we had raved about the food, and 2 guys with huge Italian families, the food had better be good - And it was outstanding. Alexia and Rosa and the staff personally brought us our favorite cocktail throughout the entire evening without even having to ask. Every single thing we needed or wanted was taken care of without question. If anyone is getting married in the area, do not look anywhere else, Cascade is the place for sure! THANK YOU THANK YOU!
I was weary about booking any site that seems to pump out weddings weekend after weekend but, after getting recommendations from two close friends and my coworker, my husband and I decided to reach out to Cascade. We had almost 300 guests (Italian/Greek wedding) which made me nervous to begin with! Cascade had open dates in the fall which I wanted first and foremost (not many but enough to even consider them), very reasonable pricing compared to other venues in the area, excellent food (in my opinion and that was mentioned by almost all of our guests) and Rosa and the team are also so personable, flexible and fun to work with! The entire staff reminds me of my Italian family and they made the whole process easy and stress-free! Not to mention, the interior and exterior of the venue are constantly being updated with great new features, beautiful décor and pretty details that I certainly appreciated. I also loved, unlike most venues, that Cascade didn't have obnoxious carpeting or wall paper. Again, it's a small detail but it made picking décor much easier and I was able to pick colors and items that I wanted rather than what went with the venue. All of our guests said they had an amazing time and the room fit us with more than enough room to spare - and yes, we did quite a bit of dancing! Another point worth mentioning is that food was served quickly and with great quality. Out of all 24 tables, no one was left waiting for their entrée while another guest was moving on to the dance floor. If you're looking for a great experience in planning your wedding, then go to Cascade. They know what they're doing and there was never an point in the process where I felt unsure and if I did, I simply asked the staff and they had an immediate and very helpful answer for us!
Cascade did a wonderful job for our wedding! The food was absolutely delicious. Guests still tell me how much they enjoyed our wedding.
We could not imagine a more perfect place to have had our wedding in September. From the first meeting we had with Rosa I knew immediately I wanted to get married here. Rosa was SO personable as well as professional and made me feel very at ease with every crazy question or request I had. The ballroom is absolutely beautiful and the grounds are stunning. We were able to get married outside in the back and it was stunning. We did a station set up for our dinner and everyone could not stop raving about the food. The brand new bar that was just built is also gorgeous. Dominic also was super helpful answering my emails right away. Alexa was more than attentive the day of and my husband and myself never were without a drink :) She was always checking on us to make sure everything was perfect. Rosa also set up the room and cocktail hour exactly how I wanted it, actually better than I could have imagined! If I could do it all over again I would do it as Cascade a million times over. Thank you guys so much!!
My husband and I cant thank the staff at Cascade for making our special day the most amazing day we ever could have ever dreamed of. After meeting with Domenic and Rosa we knew that Cascade was it for us. I cant thank Domenic for helping me up until the big day came and for Rosa and her team for putting all my worries aside when it came to setting up the venue room for all my guests. It was more beautiful than I ever could have imagined it to be. The food was amazing and the staff was really great and such a pleasure. Thank you Domenic and Rosa and the rest of the staff at Cascade.
My wedding went off without a hitch at Cascade. Dominic, Rosa and Alexa were amazing leading up to my big day and not a detail was missed. They went above and beyond to ensure my dream wedding came to life. The food was amazing (people are still talking about the mashed potato bar at cocktail hour and entrees), bar service was on point (I did not want my guests waiting for drinks) and they really personalized the experience for me and my husband and our bridal party. We did our first look at the venue and we had a perfect September day. I cannot say enough good things about this place and I cannot thank the staff enough for making all of the details fall in to place.
My husband and I had our dream wedding become a reality at Cascade Fine Catering! The beautiful gardens and waterfalls look stunning from every angle outside throughout the summer, the double staircase leading into the ballroom makes for an impressive entrance, and there is a separate room for the cocktail hour with a full bar and outdoor access. We also chose cascade due to the fact that we were the only wedding going on so the staff was completely dedicated to us, we didn't worry about sharing the grounds, or any other part of our special day with another couple. We attended the food tasting, which was for an additional cost and cash only so beware, as well as the bridal fair which was useful for finding a bakery for the cake. The food at cascade is absolutely phenomenal and I haven't had anything there that i did not enjoy, especially the filet mignon, stuffed sole, and clams casino. The staff at cascade - Rosa, Dom, and Alexa - were wonderful throughout the entire year of planning, very informative, always willing to help, and so friendly. Rosa was present for the night of the reception, and constantly checked in that all was going as planned, brought extra hors d'oeuvres to the bridal suite for the bridal party, personally bustled my dress for me, served the groom and I an extra entree, and overall was so helpful, but not overbearing. I had no complaints for the entire reception; our wedding reception was perfect thanks to this gorgeous venue and wonderful staff! We could not be more pleased!
On April 4, 2015 Rosa and her amazing staff made our wedding dreams come true. From the early stages of planning, to the million and one questions that we asked in between, until minutes before, Rosa made sure that everything was beyond perfect. Not only did we have an amazing day at Cascade, but Rosa became family. Her knowledge and professionalism were outstanding. Her staff was helpful, courteous, and efficient. Our ceremony was by chance outside, and at the last minute they were able to set us up outside, it was amazingly beautiful and perfect. From the picture scenery, to the food and of course booze, we couldn't think of one thing to complain about. I have recommended Rosa and Cascade to everyone that I could imagine. Not only are we happy that we had our wedding here, but now we will return for every other major event that we have in our futures! We can't thank you enough!
Cascade is MagicalReviewed on 10/29/2015 Kristin C
My fiance and I had spent forever trying to find the perfect wedding venue, and once we visited Cascade, we knew it was the place for us! The venue is affordable, with a variety of options, and offers first-class service! The food is absolutely phenomenal and the staff goes out of their way to attend to every question, concern, and need. Domenic, Alex, Rosa, and our head waitress, Jessica, went above and beyond to make sure we had the most magical wedding ever! Domenic was my point of contact and kept everything organized for me, even with my hundreds of questions! Alexa and Rosa were our main contacts for the day of our wedding and they attended to every detail (even so far as helping pin corsages for the grandmothers and pinning my wedding gown to my bra so it would stay in place!) Jessica, our head waitress for the sweet heart table, was absolutely darling! She made sure that my husband and I had everything we could need and more! We had multiple people tell us that ours was the best wedding they had ever been to and it was all thanks to Cascade!
We couldn't have asked for a better place to have our wedding than Cascade Fine Catering in Hamden, CT. They were flexible, understanding, and willing to go above and beyond any of our wildest dreams and expectations. They made our wedding day literally , the BEST DAY EVER! I never had to worry or stress because Rosa and Alexa ensured me and my groom (Groomzilla hehe :) ) that everything was 100% perfect. The food was delicious, the venue was gorgeous, and the service was A Plus. Thank you so much for making us feel the way every bride and groom should feel on their big day. Couldn't have picked a better reception venue. xoxo
Where do I even begin! As soon as I walked into the Ballroom, I was speechless...the room was absolutely stunning! It was so elegant and tasteful! This was just the beginning!!! The food was delicious and Fresh. Food presentation was unbelievable and the service was superb! We did not worry about a thing! We still receive calls from our guests raving it was the best wedding they had ever gone to! I would like to thank Rosa and Domenic for all their help. They were always so helpful and full of new, fresh ideas never steering us the wrong way. I would highly recommend Cascade for all of your special occasions!!!!!!
Our wedding reception at Cascade in September was absolutely amazing! From the food to the ambiance to the staff - not to mention the beautiful grounds and waterfall for photos - everything was truly top notch! Rosa and her staff went out of their way to make sure that everything was perfect. Celebrating our special day at Cascade made it even more unforgettable and all of our friends and family are still talking about it!
This venue was perfect. I was married August 2015 and had my ceremony and reception at Cascade. The inside and outside are absolutely gorgeous. Rosa was extremely helpful from the moment we came to the Open House up until the actual wedding. She was there to answer questions and provide useful suggestions throughout the entire process. On our wedding day our maitre d' helped things to go smoothly in spite of mishaps (that were not their fault) along the way. Our wedding was beautiful, the food was delicious, and our guests had nothing but great things to say. Highly recommend!
Such a amazing staff and Rosa was amazing!! Everything was absolutely perfect and I couldn't have asked for a better day!!
Amazing!! Venue, staff, food....all was above and beyond out expectations.
I can't begin to tell you how much I loved this venue. They worked with me in everything that I needed and answered all the silly questions I had. It was too cold in March to have the wedding outside and I knew that and Dominque came up with the best solution. We had the wedding in the area right before going in to the room. It was beautiful and right in front of the piano. I couldn't thank them enough. Rosa did a fantastic job with managing everything that was going on that day and when my table numbers got lost in the shuffle (the grooms men lost them) she quickly came up with a solution. I couldn't recommend this venue anymore!