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Karen
I can't thank everyone enough for a wonderful job on my son's wedding. The room setting,flowers,food,drinks, attention to details and service was amazing.
The bride's parents and I were receiving compliments the entire evening. They were heartfelt raving reviews not just the obligatory compliments.
From the planning stages to walking out the door to leave for honeymoon Dan & Jenn were overwhelmed with the attention,care and warmth they felt from everyone involved. Their wedding day was in every detail the day of their dreams.
Thank you
gail
April 30th, 2017
I want to thank Bobby and staff for a wonderful job catering Ashley and Sterling's wedding on June 20, 2015. It was fanatstic!! Food, drinks and service...all perfect!!!
Linda Drake
Rosedale Farm

July 6th, 2015
Our daughter and son in law's wedding reception was beautiful. Every aspect was perfectly executed by the staff and the grounds were a perfect backdrop for the photos. Our guests continually commented on the quality of the food and service. Thank you for making their day so perfect!
Marion Driscoll
Cromwell CT

September 10th, 2014
If you are looking for a venue for your wedding I suggest you to stop looking and book your date at this Venue! The staff is great and Larry the General Manager is amazing! There are no words to describe what a great job he does! I can assure you that this venue is the best decision you can ever make for your wedding! Book, sit, relax and enjoy!
Diana
MA

June 30th, 2014
On June 14, 2014 we had our daughters wedding in The Wagon Room at Aqua Turf. We went with the Royal Wedding package. There are so many words that can describe the treatment, service, and overall experience we had. The best word I can think of is phenomenal! I would like to thank Karen, and all the management staff, Larry our Head Waiter, who took care of every detail and made us feel like family, the entire wait staff, bartenders, chiefs, floral department, and grounds staff. You all have given us a day to never forget.
If anyone happens to read this testimonial and is considering Aqua Turf, I have one suggestion, don't walk, run there and say yes, you won't be disappointed. They are simply the best.
David & Pamela Savo
Derby, Ct

June 16th, 2014
We had our wedding here a few years ago and had an absolutely amazing experience. We will be married for 4 years this August and are STILL getting compliments on our wedding. The staff went above and beyond our expectations and could not have been any better than they were. From bringing the cocktail hour out on the grounds to us while we were having our photos taken to helping load gifts into the cars at the end of the night. They knew us by name and I felt like they were family just hanging out with us for the night. I have should have written this 4 years ago to praise Everyone that works there. If I could get married all over again I would not change a thing, it was an incredible experience and we could not have asked for anything more. Thank you again so very much.
Allison Marchetto
Chicopee, MA

January 16th, 2014
We had our wedding reception at the Aqua Turf Club in June 2013 in Kays Pier North. We couldn't be any happier with how everything went before and after the wedding day. Planning everything with the office staff was so easy and they were so flexible and accommodating with all of our needs. The weather on our wedding day was perfect which was great for taking advantage of the beautiful grounds for pictures. When we arrived we were greeted and catered by the wonderful staff they have working there. They even asked us to see our reception room before our guests arrived to make sure it was exactly how we wanted it! We had asked for a unique style wedding party table, and they didn't hesitate to give us exactly what we wanted! The food was wonderful, as always, which isn't a surprise because its always good there! The room was beautiful and the large dance floor certainly served its purpose! We are so happy we used the Aqua Turf for our reception! We were told by so many of our guests after that the night was flawless & it was so great to just have a great time and not worry about a single thing!!!
Shana & Casey Grant
Meriden

January 3rd, 2014
I cannot say enough about the Aqua Turf. Although it has been five years since our daughter had her reception there, I still go to every bridal show there because it's such a great place.

We had Kays Pier South back in August. No exaggeration but to this day, my son-in-law's family who were scattered between upstate NY to Ohio say it was the best wedding they ever went to. From the second we put the deposit down, the Aqua Turf answered every "silly" question I had. The staff was fabulous, the dinner spectacular. The one thing I had to have was the Venetian table. The presentation of that was beyond words. I have a younger daughter also who has a few years before thinking yet but I know I will definitely be at the Aqua Turf again. The food is beyond delicious. We were never pressured about anything. They advised us every step of the way! I LOVE THIS PLACE.
Doreen Zywocinski
Portland, CT

January 2nd, 2014
I attended a wedding on October 5, 2013 and it was FANTASTIC!!!
The attention to detail was extraordinary, the service was great and the food was really wonderful. We all know that it is no small task to feed over one hundred people and have everything hot and delicious, the food was exceptional. The Wedding that we attended was in the elegent Wagon Room, the event was classy and elegant.
I take exception to the comment from the person from Chicago who made the ridiculous comment about it lacking elegance, obviously they were at a different venue than we were. The Aquaturf Club is a wonderful venue, this is the first wedding that I have attended there and I have attended 12 trade shows there and hey we're just as tasteful as the wedding. I highly recommend The Aquaturf Club.
K..R.
Southbury

October 29th, 2013
The Aqua Turf knows how to host a wedding! Great food, beautiful grounds, exceptional service, gorgeous venue, the list goes on!
Grace
October 5th, 2013
Aqua Turf exceeded my expectations!! I worked with Debbie in the office and she was always very responsive, helpful, and friendly. My Banquet manager was Karen and she worked seamlessly with my DOC. She and the rest of the staff continually checked with myself and my *husband* to see if everything was up to our standards of it we needed anything. They even went as far as fulfilling a special request for my elderly grandmother. Our ceremony was in the Chapel and our reception in the Glass Room. The food was impeccable! Guests kept coming up to us all night commenting on how good and plentiful the food was (we went with the contemporary reception). The filet melted in your mouth!! The Venetian table was amazing and I would highly recommend it to anyone. There is literally any dessert you could want on it. Aqua Turf is a beautiful facility with amazing staff!! We would highly recommend Aqua Turf to anyone looking for a venue for their wedding.
Sara
September 28th, 2013
AMAZING! From start to finish the Aqua Turf Club staff helps make your wedding PERFECT! Our guests are still raving about our venue.

The grounds are perfectly manicured and maintained. The food is absolutely amazing and it keeps coming....our guests were able to choose between 5 different entrees (3 meal choices in addition to the 2 vegetarian choices). When they were finished eating their plated meal, they were asked if they would like more....this is unheard of at wedding venues.

Above and beyond does not even come close to describing the service! Our ring bearer was down for the count as soon as the reception began (6pm). At most venues, the kids curl up on a couple chairs placed together in the corner. NOT at the Aqua Turf! The staff carried in a love seat from the foyer for him to comfortably sleep on, and he did. Our guests were simply floored!

As a bride, I had so many little loose ends that I needed to tie that day....no need, the staff was there from the moment we arrived on property to take care of anything we needed. From finding hairspray and band-aids to tracking down my candles for the chapel and getting them in place.

Guys...it wasn't just the girls that received all the extra attention! The groom and groomsmen had the same experience. The staff helped pin on their boutonnieres, let them know where they were supposed to be and helped keep the bride and groom from seeing each other for a full 3 hours on the property before the wedding (we took many of our pictures ahead of time to allow us all to enjoy our reception to the fullest).

The service level at this venue is beyond imagination. I simply cannot find the words to explain easy they made the whole wedding process for us. They provided us with the wedding of our dreams!

If you want the perfect wedding at an unbelievably reasonable price (full open bar included), please do yourself a favor and speak with either Debbie or Melissa at the Aqua Turf Club!
Marcia
September 21st, 2013
The Aqua Turf Club met and exceeded all of our expectations! Melissa couldn't have been nicer! She was there to help us every step of the way. My husband and I could not have been happier with Larry! His help through out the night made everything run smoothly. The food was exceptional. They even offered seconds to our guests!!!! Highly recommend for all events.
Christine
August 31st, 2013
The Aqua Turf Club was the most beautiful setting for our wedding. The grounds are just spectacular. From day 1, the staff was courteous and helpful each time we talked to them. We were in the Wagon Room, which is so unique and beautiful. The food is absolutely amazing! Our guests were amazed at how delicious it was. When the staff came out with seconds and "doggie bags" to take some home, people couldn't believe it! On our wedding day, all of the staff made everything run so smoothly. They paid attention to every little detail to make our day perfect!
Melissa
August 3rd, 2013
You can't go wrong with the Aqua Turf. The food is excellent and your guests will talk about it for years after your wedding! There are a variety of packages, and the value is unbeatable! My package even included the floral centerpieces, which were absolutely beautiful! They were exactly what I had dreamed of! We also had ice sculptures as part of our package, and they custom made the to look like our college mascot and logo! We wanted to have a Bourbon station, and they not only provided that as an option, they obtained special décor to make it look beautiful by using a half barrel as part of the bar. You should seriously choose the Aqua Turf - you will not be disappointed.
Margaret
July 6th, 2013
Perfect Venue! Couldn't be happier with how the day went thanks to the unbelievable service we got at the Aqua Turf! They made our day so special for us! We knew what we were getting when we booked with them, but they went far beyond our expectations! People are still telling us how beautiful the day was & how great the food was! If we could do it all over again we wouldn't change a thing!!
Shana
June 15th, 2013
Highly recommended! I had worked with Bobbi for my wedding day. Everything about this place is unbelievable. Everyone of my guest could not believe the quality and amount of food that was offered to them, they were asked if they wanted seconds and it they wanted to bring their leftovers home! My guest said in all honestly it was the best food they ever had at a wedding. Bobbi was there for anything and everything I needed. From telling me its time to walk down the isle to putting together my amazing candy station. Love these guys! Wish I could relive the night!
Melissa
June 7th, 2013
I cannot say enough wonderful things about the Aqua Turf. We had our ceremony there on June 2nd in the Chapel and then reception in the Wagon Room and I could not have asked for a more perfect wedding. Before the wedding I worked with Alyssa in the office and she was fantastic to work with. Any questions I had I emailed her she got back to me right away.

On the day of our wedding the weather was very hot, but the AT made sure the chapel was nice and cool for our guests. After the ceremony as we were taking pictures outside they brought out platters of food and a drink cart to us. Larry was our maitre d’ and he went above and beyond to make sure not only the wedding party, but every one of our guests was taken care of.

EVERYONE kept telling us how phenomenal the food and the service was. I cannot tell you how many of our guest told us it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to because of the food, service and the venue itself.

Not only was the food fantastic there was plenty of it. People could not believe how much food there was and the size of the portions. Most people only ate half of their entrée so the Aqua Turf gave to-go boxes if you did not finish!! (I have never seen that at a wedding!)

Choosing the Aqua Turf was the best decision we have ever made. Thank you so much Aqua Turf for making our special day so amazing!!
Anonymous
April 3rd, 2013
My daughter's wedding was February 8, 2013--the day of Blizzard Nemo in Connecticut. Aqua Turf Club was AMAZING! They were accomodating and most welcoming. I can go on forever telling you all the great things about them.
First of all, because of the Blizzard they allowed us to cancel guests. I don't know of any other place that would allow that. They even allowed us to move everything two and half hours earlier. Secondly, their staff was amazing. Melissa, who works in the office went above and beyond her job to make sure we all stayed calm and knew that they were there for us. Their wait staff actually slept there overnight because they couldn't get home.
Thirdly, the food was unbelievably delicious. All our guests were commenting on their meals, including the hor dourves.
Lastly, the room looked amazing. I love the Aqua Turf and recommend it highly. (By the way, My husband and I got married there over 26 years ago too! It was perfect then too)
Katherine
February 8th, 2013
Growing up in Bristol, my husband and I had all of our proms at the Aqua Turf. This made us very reluctant to even look there for our wedding. However, we took a chance and went to look at the different rooms they had to offer and fell in love with the Wagon Room. We booked the site for our reception and would not change a thing about the day! We worked with Karen from the Aqua Turf and already miss her! She helped to make our day everything we wanted it to be. She accomodated us in every way she could and was always going above and beyond making sure no one in our family was doing anything other than having fun during our night! To this day, our guests are still raving about how delicious the food was and how amazed they were when seconds came around and when the bar stayed open all night. Our immediate family continues to rave about how wonderful Karen was to them as well as to us that night. Our bridal party worked with Lori and also rave about how amazing she was...always making sure they had a new drink in hand when they were getting low and so much more.

If you are looking for a place to have your reception, the Aqua Turf was so much more than anyone could have imagined and the food was out of this world. Many people who attended our wedding did not even know the Wagon Room existed. But felt the same feeling of comfort and relaxation we felt in there the first time we walked in.
Anonymous
October 8th, 2012
I cannot say enough good things about the Aqua Turf. We had our wedding there and every detail was perfection. I'm an event coordinator for a living so I'm very particular about how I'd like things done and I had a million little details. From start to finish, Aqua Turf made every part of the wedding process a pure pleasure. I not only never heard the word "no" out of them, but I did things above my expectations. I worked with Melissa during the planning process and she was an absolute joy. She met every one of my requests and if I brought up anything that I was hesitant about or perhaps getting nervous about, she calmed my nerves. Louise, the florist, was fantastic at matching my centerpieces to our bouquets. I couldn't have asked for anything better. The food was phenomenal and the service is the best I have ever seen. Larry and Jamie made the actual night run perfectly. Over and over throughout the night, I was impressed as to how attentive they were and how quickly and seamless they made the night run. I really can't say enough good things. It was worth every last penny and I have no regrets or anything negative to say. It was perfection!
Krystal
November 23rd, 2012
We were initially attracted to the Aqua Turf Club because of their reasonable prices and room ambiance options. We are beyond thrilled that we were able to have our wedding there - the best day of our life became the best wedding almost everyone who attended had ever been to! The food, staff, grounds, venue exceeded our expectations. Weddings are their business but at no point did we feel like "just another wedding". We were treated like we were their only client and the day of we were pampered and catered to as if our wedding was just as important to them as it was tous . We cannot say enough great things about this venue and their employees. Every bride should visit the Aqua Turf Club before making any decisions- if you go with them you will not be sorry!
Shawn
November 11th, 2012
The Aqua Turf Club was a wonderful venue! They were very responsive and easy to get ahold of for questions prior to the wedding. The chapel was clean and beautiful; you get a gorgeous but "blank" canvas to make it your own. Everything went smoothly and the food was great! The space was perfect for the 150 people we had (we were in the Glass Room) and we definitely could have fit more. The dance floor had plenty of space as well! They take care of all the small details without you even knowing and the day of coordinator was very attentive. I still have friends and family commenting on how beautiful and professional Aqua Turf was. It was a great day!
Anonymous
November 24th, 2012
I cannot speak for Aqua Turf as a wedding venue, but I will say GLORIOUS things about them as an off-site caterer. Aqua Turf catered my wedding at the Wadsworth Mansion, and I can honestly say that they (in conjunction with the Wadsworth's incredible staff) were the main reason my wedding was so successful. I will start first by saying that their staff is a freakishly impressive well-oiled machine that does weddings like no one else can. Michael, the head honcho, is incredibly friendly, helpful, communicative, and open to basically any menu ideas you might have. Bobby, their Maitre D', is... what can I say? He's The Regulator. He oversees the whole wedding day process and does pure magic. And the catering staff is helpful, friendly, fast, efficient, and overall, just awesome. We were never without a drink, they brought food and beverages to the whole bridal party during the photo session, and were always making sure we were taken care of (and eating. If you are the bride or the groom, they will make sure that you feed yourself, and will almost go as far as follow you around the room with a steak and a glass of wine to ensure you get a sufficient protein intake). Also, the food was incredible. I had a unique seated stations menu with an Autumn & Thanksgiving theme, and the fare was DELICIOUS. Not your usual forgettable wedding fare. The turkey was moist and juicy. The mashed potato bar was out of this world. Even the salad was fresh and delicious. Finally, their pricing for off-site catering is the best I've found for the value they offer. Run, don't walk. You will not be disappointed.
Lianne
October 12th, 2012
Having grown up in CT and having attended many events at the ATC in the past, I was against having my wedding there just because it wasn't new for me. Once my fiance saw the venue, however, he convinced me how beauitful it was and that it was a no brainer for our large wedding.

As a bride, I couldn't have dreamed of a venue being easier to work with. Every question I asked was answered quickly and in detail, I got yes's to 99% of my wish list, and since they are so experienced I was able to rely on their knowledge to help me make my decisions. The value of the dinner packages (we did the station style dinner) which include top shelf alcohol made this a NO BRAINER for the 220 guest list we were expecting.

As for my guests, I still haven't stopped getting "amazing", "beauitful", "best venue ever" comments from them on the food, the ballroom (Kay's Pier North) and mostly the Chapel where we held our ceremony.

There isn't a single thing I would have changed, and I have high standards for events and event management.
Christina
September 22nd, 2012
We used the Aqua Turf for our reception (ceremony was at a church) on a summer Saturday evening. I will say I was initially hesitant because this was where my senior high school prom was held as well as school banquets, so I wanted something more "original". However, after meeting with them and going over prices and services, it really was the not only the best value, but also the best accommodations and service as well.

Honestly, everything worked out pretty much perfectly. We were in the Wagon Room, which is gorgeous, and had the contemporary dinner (buffet style with carving stations, pasta stations, etc), and 5 hours of open bar. The food was good (although I wasn't really eating that day due to nerves, sadly) and we had RAVE reviews. People came up to us and told us it was the best wedding they had been to (and these are people who haven't been shy to tell us negative opinions in the past) Close friends in the midst of wedding planning had asked (for informational purposes) if they could inquire about prices and they were shocked to learn that everything was $88/person - they would have guessed it was well over $100 based on quality, quantity, and overall atmosphere.

Our wedding was about 165 people and on a Saturday evening. We wanted to make sure that our wedding wasn't too formal or stuffy, but still classy and elegant and the Aqua Turf brought us this. We got comments about how classy, elegant, yet laid back, fun and relaxed everything was - which was exactly what we wanted.

the Maitre d' brought me and my husband food and drinks throughout the evening to make sure we were taken care of.

I was hesitant at first, but would do it all over again here in a second.

Sorry for the long review, but I really can't say enough good things.
Anonymous
May 22nd, 2013
We had our wedding at the aqua turf on June 30th, 2012 in Kay's Pier South, a Saturday evening. From the moment we got to the venue to the moment we left - we were VERY impressed and extremely pleased with the way the day was run. It was so organized and the staff was SO friendly and helpful - all of our friends and family were very happy from start to finish. Our day was perfect - and I wouldn't change a thing. I highly recommend the aqua turf for any event - they are so professional and they really know how to run the event smoothly which is important since we had 260 guests!
Maria
June 30th, 2012
Quality and quantity of food is superb! Staff knows what they're doing! Prices are reasonable and worth every penny!
Jenny
May 12th, 2012
Aqua Turf Club was the perfect choice for our ceremony and reception. The service was excellent. The food was absolutely delicious. A year later and our guests from the wedding still comment about how good the food at our wedding was. I cannot offer one complaint about our experience with the Aqua Turf. The entire day went off without a hitch.
Ashley
November 5th, 2011
People are still raving about the food and the portions! Hot hors d'oeuvres were amazing (at least 20 choices brought out!) Reasonable cost, comparatively to other venues. Great atmosphere, beautiful grounds.
Angela
September 24th, 2011
I love the Aqua Turf! They are so professional there and everything about this venue is amazing! The grounds are absolutely beautiful! We had a wonderful maitre'd who made everything go so smoothly there! We got married in the chapel on the grounds and it was so nice! Also, all of the guest were saying how great the food was and everyone was so impressed with the Viennesse table! The spread is amazing and absolutely delicious!
snowflake
September 2nd, 2011
Absolutely perfect! Nothing but the best services and nothing but compliments for them. My guests have stated "it was the best wedding they have ever attended". They went out of the way to make sure we were happy and had everything just right. Even when our limo bus driver disappeared for 1/2 an hour they were on top of it finding him so that my mother could enjoy the wedding and reception. FANTASTIC!!!The food keeps getting compliments weeks after the wedding!
Kathryn
July 17th, 2011
I booked the Aqua Turf Club nearly a year in advance for my April 2011 wedding. It was a pleasure to work with them throughout the process. We worked with Michael Aberg for a year and he was very responsive and organized with all of our details. We used both rooms in Kays Pier and the Wagon Room. The whole day went smoothly and I cannot thank Michael and the rest of the staff at ATC for the time and energy they put into making the whole day a success. Even at the end of the night, the staff came up to me and made sure I had eaten dinner and they brought me out a plate. We received many compliments from our guests on their staff and their food. I would highly recommend the venue to anyone. The ATC does a fantastic job of keeping their facility and grounds in pristine condition, and has excellent service all around.
Swati
April 23rd, 2011
Wonderful! This is the place to have your wedding and reception. Karen went out of her way to help me make this a successful and memorable day. Worth every single penny. Guests have been raving about the great night they had ever since. I can't say enough about this vendor.
Cynthia
April 9th, 2011
I had my wedding last month at the Aqua Turf Club and it was amazing. Everyone who worked there was so nice and very helpful to me and my guest. They had everything ready for when we showed up and everything was decorated just how we wanted. The food was so good and they even offered 2nd for the prime rib which the pieces were almost bigger then the plates. I would recommend this venue to everyone as it was amazing for us. The only thing that I wasn't sure happy with was that the planner we had for the Aqua Turf made it clear that she never misses a clients wedding and it makes her feel complete and how she would have been there and wouldn't miss and she never showed up to see how things worked out.
Caitlin
March 19th, 2011
We used the chapel to get married, and our reception was in the Wagon room. Everything was great. The staff was helpful and nice, the food was great (so I heard from guests), and they were accomodating as far as requests we had or extras that we wanted to do. Also, the flowers they included on the parents table were well done.
Megan
August 28th, 2010
Very professional. Food was fantastic! Drinks were well made and the dessert bar was a necessity!!! Everyone is still talking about it.
Kayla
August 14th, 2010
There's one word that can sum up our wedding day at The Aqua Turf Club and that would be perfect. Leading up to the wedding they were so professional and easy to work with. We worked with Michael to plan everything and any question I had I could call or email him and he would respond promptly with an answer and if he didn't have the answer then he would find it out and get back to me. Our rehersal and meeting them beforehand to give them favors, deco, etc was quick and easy. On the day of the wedding Donnie was the one who took care us that day and he was wonderful! We had everything we needed and he made sure that everything went smoothly and just how we wanted it! People were telling us that it was a perfect wedding and one of the best they've been to!
TootsieR00
July 17th, 2010
Our wedding at the Aqua Turf was exceptional. There was never a stressful moment at all when planning because the staff is so experienced and nothing seems to bother them. I cannot even tell you how many guests kept saying over and over, "This is the best wedding we have ever attended." The service was fantastic, as was the food. Everything went off without a hitch.
jillyj64
July 3rd, 2010
Words cannot explain how happy we were with our experience at the Aqua Turf. They were very organized and made us feel truly special. Kays Pier North is beautiful and overlooks the fountain - everything looked beautiful. We had an exceptional wedding thanks to the Aqua Turf!!
Lisa
June 19th, 2010
I was so happy I chose to have my wedding at the Aqua Turf! The grounds are absolutely beautiful and the chapel was a great site for our ceremony. The staff was very helpful during the planning process and did a great job organizing our day! And everything is included: open bar, great food, and centerpieces! I would highly recommend this vendor!
megscals
June 5th, 2010
The Aqua Turf was excellent in providing me great feedback and keeping me informed about everything that needed to be done and brought to their attention. They even added in hanging baskets for the covered bridge for my wedding, even though there was a possible frost for the night before! Wonderful people, wonderful food, and we all had a wonderful time!
Alyssa
May 15th, 2010

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