The Woodwinds is on the border of Guilford and Branford, CT. This award-winning family-owned wedding reception hall and banquet hall has beautiful landscaping and renowned chefs. Chef Silvio Suppa and his wife, Vittoria honed their blend of family-style service with the best of old world tastes at Delmonaco's on famous Wooster Street in the Little Italy of New Haven. This is where Chef Silvio's of Wooster Street Italian Sauces began, as well as a long tradition of offering their guests the highest level of service and exceptional cuisine. Today, The Allegre Group, the parent company, is composed of Chef Silvio's of Wooster Street Italian Sauces, Cafe Allegre of Madison, the Inn at Layette, located right above Cafe Allegre, Pronto Express of Mystic, and The Woodwinds of Branford.

The Woodwinds because we wanted an outdoor wedding and they have intimate garden weddings on beautifully landscaped lawns, with water features, gazebos, and patios, so that even the indoor reception will be partly outside.

front entrance

patio 1




night time view of entrance


Adult reception to follow the wedding at the same location.

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Directions From Norwich, CT -

1. Merge onto I-395 S / Governor John Davis Lodge Turnpike
    toward New Haven. (11.5 mi)

2. I-395 S / Governor John Davis Lodge Turnpike
    becomes I-95 S / Governor John Davis Lodge Turnpike. (31.7 mi)

3. Take EXIT 56 toward Leetes Island Rd / Stony Creek. (0.2 mi)

4. Turn left onto E Industrial Rd. (0.3 mi)

5. Turn right onto Leetes Island Rd. (0.2 mi)
    Friendly's is on the right

6. Leetes Island Rd becomes School Ground Rd. (0.1 mi)

7. 29 School Ground Rd, Branford, CT 06405-2836 is on the right.

Total Travel Estimate: 46.78 miles - about 53 minutes


Woodwinds Directions Page / Mapquest Directions Page / Accommodations


example of dress
Attire: Dressy Casual

Men: Shirts and slacks
Ladies: Knee-length dresses

Above is a photo as a general example of the bridal party attire, although ours are a secret! For our wedding, the Groomsmen will be in suits with and the Bridesmaids will be wearing knee-length chiffon dresses, in a beautful light green color. Our other wedding colors are light pink, creamy beige, and of course white!


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