who’s emily

Everyone wants to know! We inherited the name when we bought the business in 2003. Emily’s Catering Group has built a reputation for great food, phenomenal service and unrivaled attention to detail. We’re Connecticut caterers who work in CT, NY, MA and RI. We make weddings and events extraordinary, with creative menus, gorgeous venues and meticulous event planning.  That’s Emily’s Catering Group … where indulgence is served!

“Thank you so much for all you did
to make our wedding the ‘best wedding ever!’
(a quote from countless guests).”
– Love, Lisa & Dave (October, 2012)

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We take great pride in customizing each client's event, down to the most precise details. We provide complete event planning, coordination and execution... whether it's a baby shower for 30, a bar mitzvah for 150, a grand opening reception for 500 or a gala for 1000, we do it all!   We can support your event with lighting, audio/video equipment, creative backdrops, plants, floral arrangements and more. CT event catering   Your menu will be created by gourmet chefs who love to cook and use only the freshest seasonal ingredients. We'll work with you to ensure that your celebration is executed with flawless precision and on budget, regardless of your function's size or complexity.   Emily's Catering group has experience and expertise in providing the highest quality service for any event...we can--and do--do it all! Company Events & Holiday Parties Office Luncheons Bar Mitzvahs/Bat Mitzvahs    
If you're looking for corporate event catering, Emily's Catering Group is the place to call. We make any event more special, from pharmaceutical luncheons and doctor's office dinners to elegant corporate events. Fundraising campaign kickoff luncheons, cocktail parties and client dinners, and the best holiday parties imaginable - we do it all. You'll have complete peace of mind that every detail is covered, beautifully. [caption id="attachment_853" align="alignright" width="240"]CT Caterer appetizers finger food Add a touch of elegance to any corporate event.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_785" align="alignright" width="168"]Corporate Catering Emilys Catering Group corporate events Corporate event at Hoffman Auto Group.[/caption] Get a Catering Quote
Let us help you plan your corporate event! Whether it's a simple cocktail party, an important luncheon, or a fabulous holiday party, we'll make sure it's perfect. And we'll handle all the tough details for you, so you can have confidence things will go off without a hitch. [gravityform id="2" name="Corporate Catering Form" title="false" description="false"]
Getting ready for a crowd? Let Emily's Catering put together a satisfying spread your guests will love. Get a Catering Quote sandwich platter Our sandwich platters are delicious and beautifully arranged to impress. Hosting a doctor's luncheon? Pharmaceutical reps count on Emily's to make them look great with clients. Need a platter for a company luncheon? We've got you covered. Hosting the Superbowl party this year? We'll make you an awesome Superbowl sandwich platter and get you all set with fixin's, too. Our corporate catering services meet your schedule and your budget. We make it easy, and elegant.
We work in many synagogues throughout Connecticut. Your guests will rave about the delicious food, the impeccable service, and of course how well your child performed on their big day! We'll make your child's bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah celebration joyful, and take the stress out of planning the important details. We offer kosher-style menus that incorporate exciting and innovative appetizers, entrees and desserts.  

See the Synagogues We Work In Regularly:

Bar Mitzvahs & Bat Mitzvahs in Fairfield County, CT Get a Catering Quote

Bar Mitzvahs & Bat Mitzvahs near Hartford, CT

Bar Mitzvahs & Bat Mitzvahs near New Haven, CT

Emily's Catering Group puts a uniquely delicious and creative spin on kosher-style catering. We help families create truly special bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah celebrations at temples across Fairfield County. We're famous for really taking care of you and your guests. We make planning a breeze - so you enjoy the process, not just the party. Go beyond the expected with our creative menu ideas!   CT event catering We work regularly at congregations including:   B'nai Israel 2710 Park Ave Bridgeport, CT 06604   B'nai Torah 5700 Main Street Trumbull, CT 06611   Temple Israel Coleytown Road Westport, CT 06880   Temple Sinai, Stamford 458 Lakeside Drive Stamford, CT 06903

Looking for an alternative to the usual bar mitzvah venue or bat mitzvah location? Let Emily's Catering Group introduce you to some fun, alternative bar and bat mitzvah party locations in Connecticut. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="209"]Discovery Museum Bridgeport CT The Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, CT[/caption] CT event catering [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="206"]Alternative bar mitzvah venue air museum The New England Air Museum offers a twist on the usual Bar Mitzvah venue.[/caption]
Emily's Catering Group puts a uniquely delicious and creative spin on kosher-style catering. We help families create truly special bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah celebrations at temples across the Hartford area. We're famous for really taking care of you and your guests. We make planning a breeze - so you enjoy the process, not just the party. Go beyond the expected with our creative menu ideas! CT event catering We work at Hartford area congregations including:   Beth Israel 701 Farmington Avenue West Hartford, CT 06119   Temple Beth El Albany Avenue/Route 44 West Hartford, CT 06117   The Emanuel Synagogue West Hartford, CT 06117   Temple Sinai 41 West Hartford Road Newington, CT 06111   Congregation Kol Haverim 1079 Hebron Avenue Glastonbury, CT 06033   Temple Beth El 124 Litchfield Street Torrington, CT 06790   Temple Beth Hillel 20 Baker Lane South Windsor, CT 06074
Emily's Catering Group puts a uniquely delicious and creative spin on kosher-style catering. We help families create truly special bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah celebrations at temples across the New Haven area. We're famous for really taking care of you and your guests. We make planning a breeze - so you enjoy the process, not just the party. Go beyond the expected with our creative menu ideas! CT event cateringWe work regularly at congregations including: Beth Jacob Synagogue 444 Main Street North Southbury, CT   Beth El Synagogue 400 New London Turnpike Norwich, CT 06360   Beth Tikvah 196 Durham Road Madison, CT 06443   Congregation Mishkan Israel 785 Ridge Road Hamden, CT 06517   Congregation Or Shalom 205 Old Grassy Hill Road Orange, CT 06477   Temple Emanuel 150 Derby Avenue Orange, CT 06477   Temple Beth David 3 Main Street Cheshire, CT 06410
As an off-premise catering company, we have the pleasure of creating elegant events at some of the most beautiful and unique venues in New England. We'll help you plan a Connecticut wedding at the shoreline, a bar mitzvah in a unique museum space, or a corporate party with a creative twist. Here are just some of the wonderful venues across Connecticut where we cater events.  

Fairfield County Wedding & Event Venues:

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The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Ridgefield, CT

A Sculpture Garden, two acres of outdoor exhibition space, 22-foot-high ceilings in some spaces.

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Discovery Museum & Planetarium Bridgeport, CT

Great for those looking for something a little different for that special event. Call Uyen Thy Ho at (203) 372-3521 x129 or visit their website.

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The Keeler Tavern  Ridgefield, CT

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1982, the Keeler Tavern's roots extend into early New England history. Gorgeous gardens.

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Tarrywile Mansion  Danbury, CT

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Burr Homestead  Fairfield, CT

Immerse your guests in history in this 1790 mansion. For more information call Patsy Rush at (203) 522-4629 or visit their website.

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Waveny House  New Canaan, CT

A grand house set in an extensive park for privacy with a touch of whimsy. Contact the New Canaan Recreation Department at 203-594-3600 or visit their website.

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The Loading Dock  Stamford, CT

17,000 square feet of white space divided into a Gallery, Ballroom, Sanctuary, and an Arcade.

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The Lounsbury House  Ridgefield, CT

This stately Main Street mansion was built in 1896 by a former governor of Connecticut, Phineas C. Lounsbury. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Litchfield County Wedding & Event Venues:

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The Bellamy-Ferriday House  Bethlehem, CT

A circa 1754 home, filled with American and European antiques. A formal parterre garden, with a collection of roses, peonies, and lilacs.

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Wood Acres Farm  Terryville, CT

A privately owned twenty-five acre farm nestled at the end of a quiet country road.

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Hopkins Vineyard New Preston, CT

A beautifully landscaped area with country stonewalls and breathtaking views of the vineyards and Lake Waramaug.

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Roughland Farm Estate  Norfolk, CT

30 beautiful acres, gardens and an orchard.


New London County Wedding & Event Venues:

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The Branford House  Groton, CT 06340

A mansion with panoramic views of Fishers Island and Long Island Sound. A two-story fireplace, a winding staircase of imported Italian marble, and paneled walls carved by Italian and German craftsmen. Call (860) 405-9072.

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The Crocker House  New London, CT 06320

Built in 1873, The Crocker House harkens back to an era when classical themes influenced the décor of the opulent Victorian era.


Windham County Wedding Venues:

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Tyrone Farm  Pomfret, CT 06268

A 160 acre country estate located in Pomfret, Connecticut and a third generation family business. Offers a spectacular view, distinctive Formal Gardens, manicured lawns, intricate flower beds, and sprawling grounds.


Hartford County Wedding & Event Venues:

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Chimney Crest Manor  New Britain, CT

A 32-room Tudor mansion on the National Historic Register, 20 minutes from Hartford & Litchfield.

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The Charter Oak Cultural Center  Hartford, CT

A beautiful Sanctuary space and a grand room with a stage as well as beautiful gallery space.

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New England Carousel Museum  Hartford, CT

Showcase your event against a background of prancing ponies and fiery steeds. The Museum can accommodate 250 guests for receptions, 75 for sit-down events.

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Little Theatre of Manchester  Manchester, CT

Cheney Hall is a beautifully historic setting for weddings and special events.

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The Phelps-Hatheway House Suffield, CT

Dating back to 1751, furnished with eighteenth-century Connecticut furniture and landscaped with formal flower beds.

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Keeney Memorial Cultural Center Wethersfield, CT

In the heart of the state’s largest historic district, this handsome Victorian historic property features two stories of airy, bright and spacious meeting rooms.

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Webb Barn  Wethersfield, CT

Beautiful grounds and a historic setting offer wonderful opportunities for picture taking. The barn is set back from the street with a private blue stone patio.

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New England Air Museum Windsor Locks, CT

The Military Hangar can seat 250 for a sit-down dinner.

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Sarah Porter Memorial Hall  Farmington, CT

Hardwood floors, large windows, crown moldings, a fireplace and stage. A beautiful backdrop for any wedding or special occasion.

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Hill-Stead Museum  Farmington, CT

250 acres of picturesque landscape. Large "sunken garden" with  summerhouse, brick walkways, a formal hedge, and 36 perennial beds.


Middlesex County Wedding & Event Venues:

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Connecticut River Museum

Essex, CT

Historic waterfront grounds offer breathtaking views and a unique setting for your wedding or event.


New Haven County Wedding & Event Venues:

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Art Space  New Haven, CT

In the former Chamberlain Furniture Factory on Orange Street, in New Haven's historic Ninth Square district and just steps away from the Town Green.

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The Dudley Farm  Guilford, CT

A step back in time, a rural retreat from the past preserved for the future.

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The Curtis Cultural Center  Meriden, CT

A historically beautiful building (Meriden's First Library) with many beautiful room choices for your event.

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The Peabody Museum  New Haven, CT

Choose one, several or all of the Peabody Museum's exhibit spaces for whatever your needs may be.

We make any event more special - even if it's just lunch in the office! For a smooth ordering process and consistently exceptional quality, Emily’s Catering Group is the place to call. We know how important it is to make a good impression.   We handle corporate event catering, from pharmaceutical luncheons and doctor’s office events to lunches in the conference room. You’ll have complete peace of mind that every detail is covered, beautifully. Get a Catering Quote   Our food is easy to serve, delicious and made with the finest and freshest ingredients. For more elaborate events our corporate and social event planners will design custom menus and provide professional service staff to attend to all your guests' needs.
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Emily's will make sure your holiday party is the toast of the season! Wherever your Connecticut holiday party is hosted, we'll create just the special holiday party atmosphere you're looking for.   The food will be elegant and delicious, and your guests will rave about the fantastic holiday party you threw - well into the New Year! [gravityform id="3" name="Holiday Party Form" title="false" description="false"]
"The food was delicious and the room looked beautiful.  We will absolutely call Emily's in 2 years for my son Aaron's Bar Mitzvah.  We also plan to recommend you guys very highly.  Please give our gratitude to Rick and make sure he knows how over and above Shannon and Denise went to make the day beautiful." - Tracy Gruber ------------------------------------------ "Thanks so much for helping us celebrate some major events last week! Hoffman Lexus and Hoffman Ford appreciate all your hard work." - Hoffman Auto Group --------------------------------------------------------- "Emily's was a dream to work with for my wedding. They worked some magic to provide everything I wanted within budget, even offering pointers for where I could save and where I could invest for the ultimate experience... the management of the event was fantastic." - Project Wedding Review

Emily's Catering Group Review --------------------------------------------------------- "Thank you so much for all you did to make our wedding the "best wedding ever!" (a quote from countless guests). I can't count the number of people that came up to us that day, and sent us texts on Monday saying how wonderful the food was. Our day was perfect (even with the rain) and Emily's gets much of the credit for that!!" - Love, Lisa and Dave


"Our guests were treated with 5-star service and dined on Michelin-star quality food. The professionalism, responsiveness, helpfulness, creativity, and friendliness of this whole team was incredible! I cannot imagine hiring anyone else to cater an event for me. They truly made our wedding a magical event for all of our guests!" - Cate, Project Wedding Review

--------------------------------------------------------- "Rick and his team were amazing! We pulled a wedding celebration together very quickly and Emily's Catering Group went above and beyond to accommodate our needs. Our guests still cannot stop talking about how good the food was! The service was excellent and the food was amazing. Thank you Emily's for making our night an unforgettable one!" - Nikki, Project Wedding Review

--------------------------------------------------------- "Rick, owner and head chef, was amazing and paid attention to every detail. It was spectacular thanks to everyone who helped out at Emily's. Our guests are still raving about how good the food was and the quality of service." - Rebecca, Project Wedding Review --------------------------------------------------------- "Emily's Catering Group recently catered my son's Bar-Mitzvah and did an incredible job. Rick Kerzner also catered my wedding several years ago. His attention to detail and expectation of high quality is second to none!" - Michael Madow --------------------------------------------------------- "Prior to my wedding I had had the pleasure of working with Rick and the wonderful team at Emily's in a professional setting. When it came time to plan my wedding, I knew they were my top choice." - Lauren,Project Wedding Review --------------------------------------------------------- "Blown away with all of your amazing work last night! You guys truly made it an amazing night to remember always! Thank you, Rick! Much love, Maureen & Kristian Correa" --------------------------------------------------------- "Emily's Catering Group! All I can say is that I was blown away, yet again, last night at my wedding. Your team did an absolutely amazing job! The food and display were excellent. Our friends and family have not stopped raving about the food and service..thank you for an amazing experience. You are #1!" - Meg Massicotte Frederick --------------------------------------------------------- "The Best!! Food is Amazing!! I Highly Recommend Emily's Catering!!" - Kate Scata Milardo --------------------------------------------------------- "We can't thank everyone from Emily's enough for such a wonderful job.  We've noticed pictures of the food on FB with very pleased comments!"  Tania and Tom Dougherty ---------------------------------------------------------
"We all had a wonderful time at our wedding!  The food was delicious and the staff was polite, efficient, and professional.   It was a pleasure to work with Emily's Catering!"  Lori Willin --------------------------------------------------------- "Everything with the wedding was fantastic and we've gotten tons of compliments on how good the food was. Everyone representing Emily's did an outstanding job. Thanks for all your help during the planning process!"  Lori Buggee --------------------------------------------------------- "Words can not express how happy we are with Rick and the staff. Everything was perfect and we loved the food. The presentations were perfect!!"  Susan and Barry Whalen
--------------------------------------------------------- "Erin and I were married in New London about a year ago and we wanted to say 'thanks' yet again. I've passed your info along to several friends who are planning weddings and we hope that they chose Emily's Catering, because, well you're the best." --------------------------------------------------------- "Emily's recently catered a Bar Mitzvah for me for almost 100 guests. Their food was delicious, and beautifully-presented. I had nothing but compliments from my guests about the food. Rick was wonderful to work with. He is experienced, reliable and very helpful. I would definitely recommend Emily's Catering Group!" --------------------------------------------------------- "Emily's Catering Group is amazing! The food was unique, interesting, and delicious! The wait staff was friendly and professional. I am so grateful to Rick and his talented crew. They really listened when we told them what we wanted and they exceeded our expectations. My guests were raving about the food. Look no further.....Emily's is the best!" ---------------------------------------------------------- "Rick and his staff did a fantastic job for the wedding. They were very flexible and accommodating with making changes to the menu until it perfectly suited everyone's wishes. The food was delicious--one guest commented that 'Wedding food is never good, but this is really good!'" ---------------------------------------------------------- "The wait staff were friendly and courteous and kept the evening flowing well. As a wedding planner, I thoroughly appreciated their professionalism and would highly recommend Emily's for any event!" ---------------------------------------------------------- "We were married in late August and Rick and his staff at Emily's did a terrific job. The food was prepared just as we wanted and everything was super fresh. Rick did a great job in helping us to formulate our menu, coordinate the service for the event, and keep us updated at every step of the way. Rick exceeded our expectations in every way." ---------------------------------------------------------- "Our wedding was August 26th and all we can say is that Emily's Catering gave us 110% of themselves that night. I knew we hired the right caterer ounce we met with chef/owner Rick Kerzner but I was absolutely impressed by the food, service and attention to detail Emily's provided for my wedding. The food was phenomenal and the staff was awesome! We really could not have asked for anything better, it was perfect. My guests were so impressed with the food and staff I've heard nothing but compliments since." ---------------------------------------------------------- "Emily's Catering exuded class and confidence in preparing culinary delights for our special day. All of our quests were quite delighted in how wonderful all dishes tasted. The presentation was lovely with an added touch of champagne glasses overflowing with sprinkled red rose petals and other fresh flowers. The staff was polite, professional, and accommodating. Rick told us he would take care of everything and every last detail was handled with special care." ---------------------------------------------------------- "A close friend recommended Emily's for our wedding. She is one of their larger corporate accounts and really enjoys doing business with them so of course, we had to use them. Boy am I glad we did! From the moment we first met Rick, the owner, my (now) husband and I felt completely at ease and comfortable. We had a phenomenal tasting and knew, at that moment, Emily's was the right caterer for us. There was never an unreturned phone call or e-mail. The food, service and attention to detail were second to none. The staff went way above and beyond everything we were promised, and did not overlook one minute detail. We cannot recommend Emily's Catering Group enough." ---------------------------------------------------------- "I helped a friend plan a wedding, and happened upon the website for Emily's Catering. After checking out the menu and talking with Rick, the owner/chef, I hired them to cater the rehearsal dinner. The food was nothing short of fantastic. The staff was on site and set up early, and even though we arrived late, they were pleasant, professional, and the food was kept at the perfect temperature. I recommend Emily's Catering highly and without reservation."

Call Us: 860 585-8625

Toll Free 866 9-EMILYS info@emilyscater.com Rick Kerzner, Owner/Chef Cheryl Owsianko, Administrator Emily's Catering Group 105 Central Street Forestville, CT 06010 [gravityform id="1" name="Website Contact Form" title="false" description="false"]
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Barn Weddings, Rustic Country Events

Having your wedding or event at a barn or a farm venue makes it more rustic, casual and light-hearted. Connecticut has some beautiful barn venues to choose from for your rustic wedding or event.
If you're looking for a country wedding with antique barns and beautiful stone walls, rustic patios and gorgeous gardens, CT boasts many bucolic venues. We also cater weddings and events at farms and barns in nearby Massachusetts and Vermont. Here are a number of great barns and farms to look into.Connecticut wedding planning consultation  

Rustic Weddings in Connecticut

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Webb Barn  Wethersfield, CT

Beautiful grounds and a historic setting offer wonderful opportunities for picture taking. The barn is set back from the street with a private blue stone patio.

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Tyrone Farm  Pomfret, CT 06268

A 160 acre country estate located in Pomfret, Connecticut and a third generation family business. Offers a spectacular view, distinctive Formal Gardens, manicured lawns, intricate flower beds, and sprawling grounds.

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The Gardens at Bassetts Bridge Farm

Forty acres of pristine woodlands, manicured formal gardens, and a newly renovated barn.

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Warfield House Inn at Valley View Farm

New England family farm tradition on a breathtaking 530 acres overlooking the scenic Mohawk Trail and Deerfield River.

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The Barn at Boyden Farm

An open floor plan of 4000 square feet to plan your event in. Four raised & railed seating areas, with antique oak square tables and matching slat back chairs for up to 200 guests. Restrooms, bar, band & dance floor. All handicap accessible.

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The Alerin Barn

A country manor home with beautifully appointed rooms,covered porches, adjoining carriage house, and a hilltop ceremony site.

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The Barn at Lang Farm

A unique setting speaking to the past agricultural heritage of Vermont. Timber beams hundreds of years old, handcarved castle doors, and opulent bathrooms.

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The Amee Farm

A fully-restored post-and-beam farmhouse with 15 deluxe guest bedrooms, wide-planked pine floors, hand-hewn wooden furniture.

New England Barn WeddingsThe West Monitor Barn

Spacious and cozy at the same time with rough-hewn lumber, carriage barn lamps, and the character of a traditional dairy barn.

New England barn weddingsRiverside Farm

Framed against the backdrop of the beautiful Green Mountains. Plan a one-of-a-kind wedding, from an exclusive tented event with hot-air balloons, to a small elegant formal receptions with long, white linens in an iconic barn.

Barn weddings CT New EnglandThe Skinner Barn

A beautifully restored historic dairy barn originally built in 1891. Classic post and beam construction.


Barn Weddings in Pennsylvania

Friedman Farmswww.weddingsinabarn.com

Barn Weddings in Maine

The Barn on Walnut Hill  www.thebarnonwalnuthill.com

Barn Weddings in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Country Barn WeddingThe Smith Barn

The historic Smith Barn is situated on a picturesque hilltop surrounded by two hundred and fifty acres of orchards and conservation land.  
We work with the most elegant wedding florists in Connecticut and the most creative event florists. Whether you're looking for a florist to create a formal atmosphere or a fun, festive and rustic (yet elegant) affair, let Emily's Catering Group help you discover just the right creative resources for your event.     CT wedding florist a modern garden

A Modern Garden

A whimsical and elegant touch. Offices in Cheshire and Middletown, CT.

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Azalea Floral Design

Flowers and decor for weddings and events throughout CT. Located in Plainville, CT.

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Kimberly Lynn Photography

Pleased customers praise Kimberly Lynn's "easygoing, artistic style" as well as her "energetic" and "professional" demeanor!

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In business in the Greater Hartford area since 1986. For beautiful stills and video!

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Eileen Broderick specializes in documentary wedding photography and lifestyle portraits. She captures authentic moments as they unfold.

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His work is all about capturing the emotion, the candid moments and creating beautifully composed portraits for art that you will truly enjoy for a lifetime.

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Melani Lust Photography

Her passionate approach to composition, expression and beauty uncovers emotion not readily seen by most. Known for connecting easily to her clients, the camera is merely an extension of her heart.

Studio Foto Photography

Paul and Krystal are known for their emotional and edgy style of photography.

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A team of photographers led by the colorful Carla Ten Eyck

Justin & Mary Marantz

Internationally traveled destination photographers, who call New England home.

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Emily's Catering Group is a full-service off premise catering and event planning company specializing in creating memorable events one morsel at a time.  

Extraordinary Creativity

The creative team at Emily's Catering Group challenges the boundaries of catering, creating original menus and distinctive party themes as individual as you are. We don't settle for anything less than special.  

Custom Menus

Your menu will be created by gourmet chefs who love to cook and use only the freshest seasonal ingredients. We create visually stunning buffets and exquisitely designed plate presentations. Our catering menus feature a range of international flavors. The freshest, highest quality seasonal ingredients ensure a delicious culinary experience.  

Meticulous Service

Our full service event production team plans everything from the invitations to the wedding cake, locations, valet parking, flowers, entertainment and photographers ~ let your imagination soar! When you put your party in our hands you can be sure that every detail will be accomplished with the personal care and pride that reflects your good taste! Flawless service is the cornerstone of every great event. The staff at Emily's Catering group is highly trained and dedicated to delivering a level of service that exceeds expectations.

Exceeding Your Expectations

We'll work with you to insure that your event is executed with flawless precision and on budget, regardless of your function's size or complexity. At Emily's Catering Group, client confidence is our most treasured asset ... and we've earned it.  
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Of all life's great events, your wedding celebration may be the most personal, exciting and important. You want it to be as unique as you are-to reflect your lives and create memories that will last forever. The creative team at Emily's Catering Group understands weddings and everything that makes them special, from time-honored traditions to original twists. Free wedding consultation catering


Create the Perfect Wedding

Our superior cuisine, professional service, and stunning presentation will create the wedding of your dreams! We can help you with all or a few of the many details of the wedding planning process. If ever a day needed to be perfect, it is your wedding day. At Emily's Catering Group we do it with ease. [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="130"]WeddingWire Rated 2012 Emily's Catering Group CT See our  Reviews[/caption] Choose Emily's for inventive menus and flawless event planning. We help you select the most unique wedding venues and discover off-the-beaten-path locations. Emily's gives you the very best in equipment rental and handles the details for you. We work with only the best wedding florists, music and entertainment companies, and uncommon transportation vendors. Whether you just need creative invitations or you're looking for one of a kind event décor and unrivaled special effects, let Emily's Catering Group handle the details with our extraordinary attention to detail and service.  
Everyone wants to know! We inherited the name when we bought the business in 2003. Emily's Catering Group has built a reputation for great food, phenomenal service and unrivaled attention to detail. We're Connecticut caterers who work in CT, NY, MA and RI. We make weddings and events extraordinary, with creative menus, gorgeous venues and meticulous event planning.  That's Emily's Catering Group ... where indulgence is served! "Thank you so much for all you did to make our wedding the 'best wedding ever!' (a quote from countless guests)." - Love, Lisa & Dave (October, 2012)  
CT wedding trends peonies It's wedding season in Connecticut, and Emily's Catering Group is in full swing for wedding catering. We thought we'd share some trends we're seeing this year for Connecticut weddings.

Formal Weddings are Back

Crystal on the table, chargers, chandeliers covered in garlands – weddings are going more formal this year.

Plated Dinners for Wedding Catering

With things leaning more toward formal, serving a beautiful plated dinner on formal china with gold silverware really makes an elegant statement.

Peonies are In

They’re the most requested wedding flower for the second year running. They’re in bloom right now in Connecticut gardens, but only for a short 2 months. Need an alternative? Look into garden roses.

Wedding Decor is Neutral

Table settings are going neutral. We're seeing lots of linens requested in grays and taupes with pops of white or black. The neutral palettes make for a more formal feel at the wedding reception.

Foil-Stamped Wedding Invitations

A well-placed bit of metallic foil stamping on your invitations can be used to call out the names of the bride and groom, the date, and whatever other elements you want to highlight. Adds a special, more formal touch to your wedding invitations.

Clean, Modern Wedding Cakes

Just a beautiful bow or flower to decorate a modern looking wedding cake is a trend we are seeing.

Green Weddings

Look for recycled stationery, recyclable favors, and even plantable invitations to create a more green wedding. We have so many creative ideas for your Connecticut wedding - following trends, and bucking them! Call on Emily's Catering and your dream wedding gets underway.
CT event catering Superbowl Sunday is almost here! Make sure you're ready for the crowd! Let Emily's Catering put together a satisfying spread for your favorite football fans. We'll make you an awesome Superbowl party platter and get you all set with the fixin's, too. Let us help you score huge points with hungry football fans at your Connecticut Superbowl party. cater superbowl party football foods
What's better than spending some quality time with the family, enjoying every moment of the football game and snacking on some of your favorite foods? Here are some ideas from Emily's for great football foods. If you're out and about, you can pick up our Lobster Mac & Cheese along with an Apple Crumb or S'more Bars for dessert. If you want to make something at home, how about a Grilled Chicken? You can serve it for dinner and then use the leftovers for homemade pizza, salads and Quesadillas.

Sunday Night Football Grilled Chicken

Take a 2-3 lb. package of boneless skinless chicken, slice it lengthwise to create strips about 1 1/2" thick.  Place chicken pieces in a large plastic bag.  In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 cup ground mustard, 2 Tablespoons smoked paprika, 1/4 cup packed brown sugar, salt & pepper to taste. Sprinkle over chicken.  Rub it over the chicken and  place in the refrigerator to marinate for at least an hour or until the next day for the most flavor. Over medium heat in a grill pan, grill the chicken with 2 Tablespoons of olive oil and 1-2 Tablespoons butter, 3-5 minutes each side.  Don't fuss with them and they'll get really nice grill marks.

Caramelized Onion and Pepper Topping

Peel a large onion and slice a large pepper lengthwise.  Saute over medium heat with salt, pepper, 2 Tablespoons of honey, 2 Tablespoons of olive oil or vegetable oil and 2 Tablespoons butter.  Stir with a wooden spoon until caramelized. Serve with Grilled Chicken.

Chicken and Black Bean Quesadillas

  • Emily's Black bean & roasted corn salad
  • large tortillas
  • grilled chicken strips
  • caramelized onions
  • Shredded Mexican cheese blend or 4 cheese blend
  • Gorgonzola cheese
Slice grilled chicken into small pieces and set aside. Line a 1/2 sheet pan with parchment paper. Lay a tortilla on the pan and cover with grilled chicken, onions, cheese and black bean & corn salad on one half.  Fold it over and pat it down a bit.  Bake at 425 degrees until golden brown, flipping tortilla half way through.  You should be able to fit 3 or 4 on one sheet pan. When done, cut into triangles on a wooden cutting board with a large chef's knife or a pizza cutter.  Serve with sour cream and your favorite salsa.
Christmas brunch CT caterer cinnamon bunPut a twist on the traditional Christmas dinner holiday celebration and try hosting a Christmas brunch instead.  It's a wonderful and relaxing way to spend the holiday with your family.       Ideas for Christmas Brunch:
  • smoked salmon
  • bagels, croissants, fruit scones and muffins
  • cinnamon rolls
  • French toast
  • quiche and/or bread & egg casserole
  • sausage, ham and bacon

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  Some things are very easy to prepare the day ahead of time and simply pop in the oven Christmas morning. Why not give our Cinnamon Rolls a try? Get the family into the act the afternoon of Christmas Eve, and prepare these delicious cinnamon rolls the night before. Then place the slices in the baking pan and cover them with plastic wrap. Refrigerate them up to 24 hours. Christmas morning, before baking, cover them loosely with a new piece of plastic wrap and let them rise in a warm area for about 1-2 hours. (or until doubled) Then bake them and...enjoy!  

Recipe for Cinnamon Rolls

  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package active dry yeast (or 1 1/2 Tablespoons dry yeast)
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated maple sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 teaspoon ssalt
  • 2 large eggs
Cinnamon sugar filling
  • 6 Tablespoons butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • chopped nuts and/or raisins (optional)
In a large mixing bowl, combine 1/2 of the flour, maple sugar, salt and the dry yeast.  Heat the milk in a saucepan over medium heat until it is very warm.  Add the warm milk, butter and eggs to the flour and yeast mixture and combine.  Mix thoroughly and scrape the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.  Add the remaining flour.  The dough may be sticky. On a lightly floured surface turn the dough out. Knead the dough by folding dough toward you, then with the heels of your hands, pushing dough away from you.  Knead for about 5 minutes.  Sprinkle a bit more flour on the surface you are working on as needed so the dough does not stick.  Spray a large bowl with cooking spray.  Place the dough into the bowl and lightly cover with plastic wrap.  Let the dough rise in a warm place for about 1 1/2 hours. (or until it has doubled in size) Spray a 13x9 cooking dish with cooking spray and set aside.  In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and brown sugar and set aside. On a lightly floured surface, turn the dough out.  With your hands and a wooden rolling pin, flatten the dough into a 15x10-inch rectangle.  Brush the dough with the room temperature butter.  Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture, nuts and raisins.  Starting at the 15-inch side, roll up tightly and pinch to seal.  Using a very sharp serrated knife (such as a bread knife) cut into 1-inch pieces. Set the pieces in the pan with some room.  Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise for about 30-45 minutes (or until doubled). Remove plastic wrap and place in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from oven and remove cinnamon rolls from the pan immediately and place on a cooling rack.  Let cool for 5 minutes then drizzle with glaze.   Glaze: 1/2-3/4 cup powdered sugar, 2 Tablespoons whole milk and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice.  Combine with a whisk and drizzle over warm cinnamon buns.

Not Your Grandmother's Potato Latkes!

best potato latke recipe CTHanukkah is almost here - have you dug out your potato latke recipe yet? Apple sauce and sour cream, alone or in combination, are the traditional toppings for Hanukkah potato latkes. A simple, but fancier idea is to top your latkes with a dollop of whipped cream cheese, a slice of smoked salmon and some fresh dill. But why not really mix it up and make them worthy of raves from your holiday guests? Here are some delicious ideas for potato latke toppings - and a warning: you may want to double these recipes, your guests are gonna beg for more!

Ginger/Apple Relish for Potato Pancakes (Latkes)

  •  1 apple finely diced
  • 1 small piece of ginger, peeled, minced fine
  • 1 small shallot, minced fine
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp ground cumin
  Combine all ingredients, allow to sit 1 hour at room temperature. Spoon over latkes with a dollop of sour cream.

latke personality surveyGoat Cheese and Fresh Pear Topping for Potato Latkes

In a food processor, combine 3 ounces of goat cheese with ½ ripe pear.  Blend until smooth. Add 1 tbsp of sour cream and blend.  Season with salt and pepper if necessary.