About this Vendor
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.
Amenities + Details
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$$$ – Moderate
Ballroom, Waterfront, Museum, Restaurant, Tented
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Tents, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
We could not have a more positive experience with Coastal Gourmet and the Mystic Seaport! We fell in love with Latitude 41 from the moment we first saw it and it only got better after meeting with Jenna, our wedding coordinator. Jenna was organized, easy to work and communicate with and helped make our night so amazing. The food was incredible, it was hard to choose after the tastings! We were married on the North Lawn, just outside Latitude 41 on the water and managed to have perfect weather and a beautiful sunset during the ceremony. The scenery was beautiful and the pictures in the Seaport came out beautifully. The day of the wedding, we were able to drop off the remaining decorations for setup. When we arrived later that day, we had an attendant who remained with Ryan and I throughout the evening making sure we had water through pictures, food during cocktail hour and took care of all our other needs. Jenna stayed throughout dinner to assure that all went according to plan. Her, along with the rest of the staff, made the evening more spectacular than we ever could have imagined. Highly recommend the this venue!
The bestReviewed on 10/22/2015 Lauren S
I cannot say enough great things about our wedding at the River Room at Latitude 41! Some things I loved: THE SERVICE & CONVENIENCE Jenna, our event manager, was amazingly professional from start to finish. She •Patiently and promptly answered all of my questions •Helped explore budget friendly options •Helped us find a peak season date just 8 months out! •Accommodated all our crazy brunch menu ideas (crepe station, yep they could do it!) •Recommended great hotels and restaurants in the area •Arranged for an extra entree choice and our Bellini signature drink without charging us extra •Asked the event staff to place flowers on each and every place setting for us (also free of charge) Also, we had our ceremony in the Greenmanville Church, the beautiful chapel on the Mystic Seaport grounds. It’s less than a 2 minute walk away from the River Room, and our guests LOVED the convenience of being so close! I was having difficulty finding a church that wasn’t already booked too since I was planning the wedding just 8 months out. By booking the River Room at Latitude 41 though, you have exclusive use of the chapel right there (for a reasonable fee), and Jenna was also able to recommend the best independent Catholic priest to perform our ceremony (Father Shawn Smith http://www.mysaintjoes.org/?page=staff). They were also doing some construction near the church (which I was aware of when I booked everything) and Jenna made sure that the construction was completed ahead of schedule so it looked beautiful! THE FOOD AND VALUE Initially I thought that Latitude was going to be too expensive with our modest budget, but I found that by having a daytime or off season wedding it’s actually affordable. The minimums are low during those times, and the venue doesn’t charge you a horrible venue fee (like $5,000 just to walk in the door). Instead at Latitude, you pay for what you eat and drink. That’s it. So if you’re on a budget you can work with your menu selections, drink options, and number of guests to make it affordable. And, what you get for the money is AMAZING! Our guest were raving about the food! By keeping our guest list down we were able to go with top shelf food and drink; filet mignon, ahi tuna, Thai glazed salmon! It was all SO GOOD, and I had more than one guest tell me it was the best food they’ve ever had a wedding. THE VIEW AND SPACE Lastly, I loved the event space. The River room is very charming, and the setup is perfectly linear; the dance floor, leads right into the seating area, and that leads to the gorgeous tented patio (with a 2nd bar), which is right by the lawn, which boarders the river. It’s a straight line to all the spaces which meant that anytime during the reception you can see and spend time with all your guests as opposed to having to go room to room. With the River Room you also have use of all the spaces the whole time which enabled our guest to move freely between the patio and the dance floor… to stroll by the river or go play the lawn games, or to go to the photo booth we set up overlooking the river. They had free reign of the whole space which led to a very relaxed atmosphere that people really enjoyed. I HIGHLY recommend Latitude 41 and can’t thank Jenna enough for making our special day better than I could have ever hoped!
Our Dream Wedding Come TrueReviewed on 10/22/2015 Melissa B
I can’t say enough good things about Coastal Gourmet…highly recommend them! From day one we felt confident in our choice to work with Coastal Gourmet. They truly have got this wedding business down to a science. I had the pleasure of working with Jenna Landon over at Latitude 41 Restaurant and Tavern. My husband and I have nothing but praises for the staff and how the entire process went, from the day we signed a contract to the very last dance on our wedding night…it was perfect. Jenna always answered my emails even though I sent a ton. With having to plan a wedding from San Diego, trust me I sent a ton. She was extremely helpful and understanding and I always felt like things were taken care of. We had a ton of last minute changes with a lower guest count and had to figure out how to make it work. I was so nervous things were going to be a mess and she made it a breeze and turned my stress into excitement! We dropped off all of our decorations, gave her a quick idea of what we wanted and boom…my dream wedding appeared! I don’t know how she does it but she is fantastic! CJ, my bridal attendant, was also amazing. She was nice enough to bring over a plate of appetizers for myself and my groom and made sure we at them! It was nice to have someone constantly looking out for us and our family the whole night. I couldn’t quite comprehend what a bridal attendant would do, but now I can’t picture the day without her! The food…my goodness the food was so good!!!! Our guests raved about every detail and particularly enjoyed their filet dishes. The raw bar was a huge hit as well. I actually had a guest come up to me and tell me that they had gone to a big fancy wedding in Manhattan the night before and that our wedding “kicked its butt.” Cozy, coastal, romantic, and fun!!! Coastal gourmet and Latitude 41 delivered! Thank you all so much.
Our wedding at Latitude 41 was more perfect than we even could have imagined! We immediately knew we loved the venue and from the day we signed the contract to the day of our wedding, the process was low stress thanks to our wedding coordinator, Jenna Landon. She was so organized, attentive, and ready to give us real advice. I felt so at ease knowing she was working so hard, and thanks to her, it was a perfect day. Food, decorations, and ceremony space were gorgeous. So many guests commented on how special our day was and how wonderful the staff was. Highly recommend!
Mystic Seaport is a beautiful place to get married! We had our ceremony outside next to the river on a gorgeous day and it was more than I could have hoped for. Kim Aubin and Coastal Gourmet provided us with an amazing wedding. Kim was great about getting back to me with information quickly and made the whole process so simple. The food was excellent and everything ran smoothly the whole night. Our only small complaint was that it was very hot and the air conditioning had not been on the day before, so it never really cooled down enough inside the reception room. You will not be disappointed with this venue and catering company.!
We got married at Mystic Seaport this June and could not be happier. We had our ceremony on the North Lawn and reception in the River Room. There are a few location options on site but we loved our choice because it was a great indoor/outdoor flow. Cocktail hour was held on the patio and after dinner guests were able to grab some fresh air on the patio as well. We were lucky enough to have a beautiful day, and let's face it, everybody is happy on their wedding day, but our day could NOT have been better. Our coordinator, Jenna Landon, was awesome since they day we booked the venue. She was always professional, organized and attentive. I admittedly wasn't the most organized bride during the planning process but she was always patient and had a great attitude during the whole process. They offered a lot of flexibility with the menus, general setup and extras. You really can't go wrong with menu options because the chef and restaurant our totally on point. I'm a vegetarian and Jenna was quick to point out if their were any meal items that I should look out for. As everyone told us, your wedding night will fly by but you won't want to miss out on your dinner. We still regret not wrapping up a few of the risotto cakes for later in the night! Also, "wedding food" is commonly sub-par or what I like to refer to as "banquety" but our guests are literally still raving about the food. We took our photos throughout the seaport grounds prior to the ceremony and our bridal attendant, MJ, was so great at keeping up with our wild wedding party. She was also very helpful at the end of the night when we had to pack up all our decor. One thing I'll note, is be sure to have a few members of the wedding party stay behind after the last dance to gather all the centerpieces and decor. To sum it up, it was awesome and you will not be disappointed!
Every aspect of our experience with Coastal Gourmet was fantastic - our wedding coordinator (Allison) helped us through every step of the process and was a great resource. The venue itself was amazing, with both the outside lawn and the room itself providing a fantastic atmosphere. The food was amazingly good, from the appetizers to the main course. We cannot recommend them highly enough!
I can truly say my husband and I had the wedding of our dreams in the River Room at Latitude 41! We would not change a thing! The staff is friendly, accommodating, and a pleasure to work with. Alyson, our wedding coordinator, made this new and scary process exciting and easy! She was easily accessible and timely in her responses. We could not have paid to have the beautiful sunset over the water, gorgeous! The lawn allowed our guests to enjoy cocktail hour by the water and take a breather from the dance floor throughout the night. The venue is clean and unique giving our wedding the laid back, rustic feel we wanted. We would highly recommend!
We were so blessed to have been able to have our wedding at Latitude. Alyson was amazing. She responded incredibly quickly to our emails and our concerns. She worked our coordinator flawlessly. The food was amazing and the venue is just beautiful. Everyone loved the food and was kvelling over the venue. Alyson was prepared with a rain contingency (which we ended up needing). They made everything work. The bridal attendant was incredibly sweet and attentive. We felt right at home.
We got married at the Boat Shed at Mystic Seaport and the event was catered by Coastal Gourmet. Not only was the scenery in itself stunning, the service and help we got was impeccable. Our bridal attendant, Abby was so attentive, sweet and professional. Everything about the day was perfect and literally stress free! I would recommend this venue and catering company to ANYONE.
Latitude 41-Coastmal Gourmet ReviewReviewed on 11/14/2015 Laura R
Coastal Gourmet was a wonderful company to work with. Our reception was beautiful and Jenna (our coordinator) thought of everything and made the process so easy for us. The staff was great throughout the entire reception!
Coastal Gourmet and Jenna Landon!!Reviewed on 11/02/2015
My husband and I couldn't be happier with choosing Coastal Gourmet . Jenna our contact was amazing, she was professional and helped my husband and I so much with the planning process. Jenna on the day of the wedding, had back up plans and keep us on a timeline even with the rainy weather not cooperating in our outdoor ceremony. All my wedding guests were so impressed with the apps, wedding meal and late night snacks. They also enjoyed the cake, all provided by Coastal Gourmet. We couldn't have chosen a better vendor for our catering needs for our wedding! I would highly recommend Coastal Gourmet, and ask for Jenna!
More than just a caterer!Reviewed on 10/28/2015
We worked with Jenna Landon at Coastal and I honestly don't know what we would have done without her. She helped us with every step of the process and planning of every aspect of our wedding. She was so much more than just a caterer! Because of her and her team our wedding turned out to be everything we ever dreamed of and more. Coastal coordinates with your other vendors, sets up all the decorations for you, gives you an attendant who waits on you hand and foot the day of your wedding, cleans and packs up all your decorations so you can just get in the car and go after the wedding, and helps structure the day of. The staff are very professional and wonderful. The menu was created perfectly to suit our tastes and guests raved about the food! I cannot say enough amazing things about our experience with Coastal and Jenna.
Our experience with Coastal Gourmet Catering was phenomenal! Our wedding was in August with the ceremony taking place on the North Lawn of the Mystic Seaport and reception following in the River Room of Latitude 41. Our venue coordination, Alyson Clark, made the planning process very easy. Every step of the way was well defined and she was on top of it all! From planning to execution, our day was everything we could have hoped for and more. Our guests were very impressed with the locale of the venue itself, the cuisine, and the fluidity of the event in general. Our bridal attendant, Elvia, was a blessing as she catered to me and my husband's every need, ensuring we were hydrated, comfortable and everything in between. We would highly recommend Coastal Gourmet at Mystic Seaport for your upcoming nuptials!
PerfectReviewed on 10/25/2015 Megan B
My wedding at Latitude 41 and the Mystic Seaport was perfect. The entire planning process was manageable even doing it all over 2,000 miles away! Jenna, our wedding coordinator at Latitude 41 was amazing, along with all the staff working there. You plan for so long and put so much effort and time into one day I just wanted everything to be flawless and it was.
Our best day ever!Reviewed on 10/22/2015 Meg D
The best day ever is how I describe our wedding day. Wedding planning was made easy with the help of our own event manager that was assigned to us. She guided us through the process and attended to every detail and wish that we could have dreamed of. We were made to feel like we were hosting THE most important wedding of the year ( even though I know they have many to plan for!) Our bridal attendant even entertained my infant nephew during photos the day of the wedding. I could not recommend this venue more!
Beautiful Venue, Great Food and ServiceReviewed on 10/22/2015 Jinny N
My husband and I had our wedding at Mystic Seaport based on a co-worker's recommendation. We had our ceremony outside on the North Lawn and the reception inside the River Room (Latitude 41). The river view was a beautiful back drop for the ceremony and we didn't need to spend a lot on floral decorations. The staff did a great job helping out my florist with the centerpieces and decor. I had an attendant (Sunny) on the day of my wedding who was very accommodating and went above and beyond her job. I also had an on-site coordinator who was my point of contact for the venue. Jenna did an amazing job. She was very organized and reliable, which took some of the stress off esp on the big day. She was able to work with our budget and was very responsive to our emails. We received many compliments from our guests regarding the venue and food. The venue and staff helped made our wedding an even more special day. We highly recommend this place!
My partner and I were married on the North Lawn at Latitude 41, overlooking the beautiful Mystic River. We knew immediately that we loved the setting but ultimately what made us chose Latitude 41 was their connection with Coastal Gourmet and their staff. My husband and I were planning our wedding from Australia, the distance and time difference made e-mail our main form of communication. Our coordinator, Alyson, was quick to return our e-mails and never showed signs of frustration with their length or frequency. We highly recommend Latitude 41!
What can I say - it was perfect! The setting and the staff were fantastic. It was all inclusive, and really easy for us to focus on our own special touches instead of fussing with the general logistics. My only complaint is that it was over way too soon!
The lighthouse and boat shed at Mystic Seaport are a perfect location for a wedding. Having Coastal Gourmet assist in the planning as well as providing the food ensures an event that everyone will enjoy. The staff was extremely helpful, courteous and friendly through out all the planning and on the actual day of the wedding. We received many comments from guests on what a truly spectacular time they had. We would definitely recomment Coastal Gourmet to anyone planning an event.
Best day of my lifeReviewed on 9/20/2015 Chrissy B
I am 100% satisfied with my wedding experience hosted by Coastal Gourmet. We had our event at Latitude 41 in Mystic, CT. I worked very closely with Jenna Landon during the planning process for approximately 14 months. She was attentive, responded immediately to emails/questions, and was extremely detail oriented. On the day of our wedding, every detail went smoothly. We had Sharon as our day of coordinator, Jessica as a bridal attendant, and Tom as the banquet manager. They were all lovely and executed the event as planned. The food was incredible (appetizers, entrees and desert), came out in a timely fashion and was a good temperature. They wait staff and bartenders did a wonderful job. I have no complaints with my experience at all. I think the company and venue is hands down the best place to have a wedding. I highly recommend this venue to future brides.
Our wedding was held at the Boat Shed and it was absolutely stunning! We could not have asked for a more perfect location. And with Coastal Gourmet having the food and event planning rolled in to one, made life so much easier! We would not have changed a single thing about our weekend. I would recommend Coastal Gourmet and the Mystic Seaport to anyone looking for that perfect New England setting.
Coastal Gourmet at Mystic SeaportReviewed on 9/17/2015 Megan C
I loved working with Coastal Gourmet and with our coordinator Kim. Leading up to the wedding Kim was always quick to respond to emails and had great ideas to go with our laid back wedding. She thought of great food options that we got compliments on from a lot of our guests. She also had great suggestions for other vendors to use. On the actual day everyone at Coastal Gourmet was so organized, nice, and helpful. One staff member even fanned me in the bathroom when I got hot from dancing. The whole day went so smoothly and everyone there made sure we were happy and fed the whole night. The Seaport was a beautiful location for a wedding and we also got compliments from guests on the beauty of the venue and the laid back atmosphere. Not only is the Seaport beautiful and on the water it was also an affordable choice compared with other similar venues in the area. Coastal Gourmet and specifically Kim were great and I would definitely recommend other brides to use Coastal Gourmet.
Amazing staff, food & service!!!Reviewed on 9/10/2015 Jennifer M
Having our wedding at the Mystic Seaport / Coastal Gourmet was truly one of the best decisions we could have made! Jenna was our planner and from day one she made me feel at ease, excited, and supported. She was a wealth of knowledge, efficient, and always available when we had questions and concerns. We had to move our wedding date from April '16 to September '15 and planned our wedding in 8 weeks! Jenna made this process easy and stress-free. She honestly is the reason we chose the Seaport. The actual day ran so incredibly smoothly. The venue is beautiful and we loved that everything was all inclusive. The ceremony was on the North Lawn, cocktail hour on the terrace, and reception in the River Room. The staff was kind, respectful, professional, and available for whatever was needed. The food was AMAZING and our guests are still talking about it!!! There was so much variety and choice and everything was delicious. I HIGHLY recommend this venue. My dream was to have a wedding where I didn't have to be "in charge" (I have a job running events and programs with children) and that dream was fulfilled! Not only did I not have to run things but the people running things did a better job than I ever could have done. We were so happy with Jenna and the Seaport!
Coastal Gourmet was our caterer for our wedding at the Mystic Seaport (North Lawn & River Room). The quality of the food and beverage exceeded our expectations. The selection of food and beverage was phenomenal! Our favorite appetizer was the petite clam fritter and also the clam chowder served with a wedge of grilled cheese (blue cheese with bacon inside). We especially liked the s'mores station after dinner. All of our guests complimented on how amazing the food tasted! In addition to great food, the service from the staff was awesome. The staff was professional, friendly and they worked so hard to make our event a success.