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The Loading Dock – Stamford, CT

If you’re looking for a contemporary, SoHo-like setting to host your wedding in Connecticut, then this may be your best option. The Loading Dock brings the chic style and ultra-modern vibe of New York to the heart of Stamford CT. Walking into the lobby immediately feels like you’ve been transported to an art gallery in The Big Apple. It will then lead you to multiple rooms which are all decked in an unexpected industrial-chic aesthetic. The white spaces are styled with exposed ductwork, hardwood floors, and brick walls. Through the help of the venue’s renowned professional catering team, your bare space will come to life with the most exquisite decor.


When you book this stylish wedding venue in Connecticut, you will receive access to the following:


  • 15,000 square feet of event space that can be subdivided into smaller reception venues
  • 5,466 square feet main ballroom 
  • Industrial-chic backdrops in each event space that is easy to decorate according to your chosen theme
  • Gallery entrance that leads straight to the main ballroom
  • The entire furniture collection of The Loading Dock which are loaned for wedding celebrations
  • Customizable wedding menu

If you are still searching for your perfect venue be sure to bookmark our List of Wedding Venues in CT!

venue spotlight

The Loading Dock


The Industrial Park at 375 Fairfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902

phone number

(203) 357-7400

venue type

Ballroom, Indoor Venues

Brief History Of The Loading Dock

The Loading Dock is owned and operated by Abigail Kirsch, a leader in catering and events known for serving exceptional cuisines and creating innovative set-ups. Abigail Kirsch Catering started in the business as a culinary school that has trained some of the up and coming chefs in the state. In recent years, she built a line of exclusive event venues including this industrial-chic space in Stamford, Connecticut.

Noteworthy Features

What’s most remarkable about this stunning wedding venue in Connecticut is its unique finishes that will transport you from Stamford to New York upon walking into the gallery entrance. It stands out among the typical wedding venues in the state that feature the signature New England charm. So if you’re one of those brides who are after a one-of-a-kind and highly customizable ceremony and reception, then this venue will surely meet your criteria. 

Accommodations for Ceremonies

The Loading Dock offers four event spaces of different sizes ranging from approximately 1,200 square feet to 5,466 square feet. This allows them to cater to intimate weddings to more elaborate celebrations. Although this chic venue is more commonly rented out for cocktails and receptions, you may also reserve another space for your ceremony should you wish to hold all events for the day in one place. 


In terms of the set up, each event space is equipped with hardwood floors so you won’t need to set-up a separate dance floor. Plus, you also have the liberty of choosing your desired furniture, lighting, and decor. The professional team of Abigail Kirsch Catering will work closely with you to make the wedding of your dreams a reality.

Pricing, Packages, and Potential Fees

This unique wedding venue can be rented at $5,000 for five hours of use. On top of the site fee are the catering packages which start at $175 per person. Their wedding menu includes your choice of 8 hors d’oeuvres for cocktail hour, liquor, gourmet pasta and carving stations, five-course served dinner, an ice cream cart, and a wedding cake. Also part of the package are Abigail Kirsch signature sweets that you may give away to your guests.

Check out their website to learn more about this chic venue and all of their package inclusions.

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