If you’re looking for a waterfront wedding venue that is sure to make a memorable and lasting impression, then L’Escale at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor could be the perfect location for you. This sophisticated venue is known for setting up refined and stylish tables to match the elaborate, modern event spaces. Upon entering, you will be greeted by exquisite 200-year old terracotta tiles from Provence and a grand wood-burning fireplace that adds to its luxurious ambiance. Each ballroom is carpeted and decked with classic chandeliers that are suitable for your chosen wedding theme. The largest reception hall called the Antibes Ballroom leads to an expansive waterfront terrace where you and your guests can enjoy the magnificent view. Outside, there are lush herb and citrus trees, plus a spectacular private dock that will make you feel like you’re in Southern France.
This upscale and elegant wedding venue in Connecticut can provide you with the following:
- Lobby finished with authentic, vintage terracotta tiles and a classic wood-burning fireplace
- Three options of indoor reception areas including one ballroom and two banquet rooms that can host 100 to 350 guests
- 2,000 SQM Antibes Ballroom accompanied by a private waterfront terrace
- Highly flexible indoor venues that can be divided into sections for intimate gatherings
- Modern, stylish ballroom and banquet rooms with carpet and chandeliers that can match with any wedding theme
- Outdoor cocktail area at the Terrace which can accommodate up to 300 guests
- 500 feet private dock for guest arrivals and departures
- Stunning backdrop for all your photographs
- Refined ambiance thanks to the gorgeous and fragrant herb and citrus trees inspired by Southern France
Brief History Of L'Escale Restaurant
Located in the historic Delamar Greenwich Harbor Hotel, L’Escale adapts the same classic ambiance of Provence and brings it to Connecticut’s Gold Coast. The restaurant was established by Rick Wahlstedt in 2003 and L’Escale eventually became a landmark on its own through the award-winning menu exclusively designed by Executive Chef Frederic Kieffer. At present, it is one of the top choices for upscale waterfront wedding venues in Connecticut.
Since L’Escale is part of the Delamar Greenwich Harbor Hotel, you will get to enjoy the convenience of having an elegant bridal suite right by your wedding venue. The luxury hotel offers spacious, relaxing rooms which you and your guests can easily access to and from the restaurant. Plus, the hotel gives discounts for bulk bookings of ten rooms or more!
Accommodations for Ceremonies
L’Escale offers three indoor reception areas and one outdoor option. Intimate gathers of 100 guests or less may opt for the Deauville Banquet Room or half of the Antibes Ballroom. Meanwhile, those who are expecting up to 350 guests can make use of the full 2,000 SQM Antibes Ballroom. It is connected to the outdoor Terrace venue which can host up to 300 guests and is perfect for cocktails on the first hour of your reception. A few steps down from the Terrace is the private dock for yachts and boats that will bring your guests to and from the venue. You may also consider sailing out after the reception programme and treat it as your after-party.
The ceremony is usually held in the ballroom as well. Its long aisle and large windows that perfectly frame the water makes it the ideal spot to hold your wedding rites. However, you may opt to set it up at the outdoor terrace for some fresh air and an equally stunning view.
Parking won’t be an issue as the venue provides free valet for all your guests and your bridal car.
Pricing, Packages, and Potential Fees
The site fees at L’Escale are on a “per person” basis and prices depend on whether your wedding will be held on a weekday or a weekend. According to eventective.com, the rate on Mondays to Thursdays and Saturdays is $179 per person while Fridays and Sundays come with a $159 per guest. The wedding package includes use of your reserved reception area for five hours, a premium open bar for five hours, one hour tray passed Hors D’ Oeuvres, artisanal cheese display, three-course meal, champagne toast, and valet parking. You may choose between a buffet set-up or a seated dinner meal without additional charges.
To find out more about this sophisticated, upscale wedding venue in Connecticut, feel free to check out their website.