About this Vendor

Progressive American Cuisine

We believe that great meals start with the best ingredients, friends, family, (and of course), our favorite wines. In our charming neighborhood restaurant, we serve seasonal American dishes, inspired by elm’s farmers and fishmongers, and on occasion, a far away place. Our semi private chef's table is perfect for an intimate gathering of up to 12 people, or for an event that requires use of the entire restaurant, elm has a seated capacity of 75 and can accommodate standing cocktail receptions for up to 120. Offsite catered events are available as well. The options at elm are limitless and our team is dedicated to providing an exceptional experience.


Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Venue Capacity




Wedding Activities

Engagement Party, Getting Engaged, After Party, Bachelor Party, Bachelorette Party, Bridal Luncheon, Bridal Shower, Rehearsal Dinner, Welcome Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Day After Brunch

Wedding Categories

Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Service Staff


Contact Info

73 Elm St, New Canaan, CT (203) 920-4994

Reviewed on 1/10/2017

Elm was the perfect start to our wedding weekend. Jess was extremely responsive and accommodating to our needs and we were able to customize the menu to offer a high quality offering that fit within budget. After having looked at several restaurants in the area to host our... Read More rehearsal dinner, Elm was by far the best choice on flexibility, customer service, budget and of course the perfect seasonal menu...even the children had their own special experience! I would recommend Elm as a first choice for any wedding or other important family function where you know it has to be perfect!

Meet The Manager

Kara Koehmstedt

Dining Room Manager and Pastry Chef Kara Koehmstedt attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Professional Studies, Baking and Pastry Art Management. Past work experiences include James Beard Nominated NYC restaurant, Cosme, Daniel Boulud's restaurant empire and at the critically acclaimed Blackbird restaurant in Chicago. She enjoys working closely with the guests and enhancing their experience whether it be a casual dinner or larger event such as a bridal or baby shower.