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29 School Ground Road, Branford, CT, Branford, CT 06405

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The town of Branford, Connecticut, has a rich history dating back to 1644 when it was founded by English farmers. Today, it's a charming coastal community with a vibrant downtown area and plenty of natural beauty to enjoy.

The Woodwinds, located in Branford, CT, is a premier wedding venue that has hosted events for over 25 years. Originally a private estate built in the 1920s, the property was transformed into a venue in the 1990s. Since then, it has become a popular destination for couples looking to tie the knot.

Getting married at The Woodwinds is an unforgettable experience. The venue offers several indoor and outdoor locations for ceremonies, cocktail hours, and receptions, all with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The ballroom, with its elegant decor and spacious dance floor, is ideally suited for receptions. The gardens and gazebo offer a romantic setting for outdoor ceremonies. The venue also has private suites for getting ready, allowing for a stress-free wedding day.

Popular locations at The Woodwinds include:

  1. The Garden Gazebo - located on the property, this charming gazebo is surrounded by lush gardens and is the perfect spot for a romantic outdoor ceremony.

  2. The Courtyard - also located on the property, this intimate outdoor space features a stone fireplace and beautiful landscaping.

  3. The Ballroom - this indoor space boasts elegant decor, high ceilings, and large windows offering stunning views of the surrounding area.

  4. The Lounge - suitable for cocktail hour, this space offers a cozy and intimate atmosphere with comfortable seating and a fireplace.

  5. The Patio - this outdoor space is located just outside the ballroom and offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

Geographically close to The Woodwinds are many popular locations for wedding photos, including:

  1. Stony Creek Beach - located just down the road from the brewery, this beach offers stunning views of the Long Island Sound. It is a popular spot for wedding photos.

  2. Branford Supply Ponds - a 15-minute drive from The Woodwinds, this natural area features hiking trails and a serene pond, offering a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the wedding day.

  3. Branford River - located just minutes from The Woodwinds, the Branford River offers stunning views of the Connecticut coastline and is perfect for sunset photos.

  4. Branford Green - situated in downtown Branford, this public park features a historic town green, making it a charming backdrop for wedding photos.

As a wedding photographer, I am well-suited to capturing the beauty and unique atmosphere of The Woodwinds. If you'd like to talk more about weddings here, get in touch!