We decided to celebrate my husband's 80th birthday by having a party in a restaurant. I found that the restaurants in the area wanted me to meet a high minimum number of guests, in order to have a private room.
Then I remembered the Heritage Hotel, and called Chris Allen, who arranges catered events. I learned that, since they're a conference center, they have a number of rooms that would accommodate a small party.
My husband and I enjoyed a Sunday brunch, and found the food to be excellent. We met with Chris, went over our unique menu (no meat, chicken or shell fish, absolutely nothing with meat or chicken stock, to accommodate family members who are kosher). She could meet those requirements , at a price that was far less costly than the local restaurants, and a much smaller required minimum number of guests.
I had many contacts with Chris over the months that we planned the party. When I called the hotel, I ALWAYS reached a live voice, and Chris was very available to me. She was amazing to work with, the party was extraordinary - a luncheon with 31 people, the room looked lovely, with their accommodating our request for an extra table for photos, and another one for our grandchildren and great-nephews to play games.
The wait step was on top of everything - available to us during the entire 4 hours, accommodating my requests for when food was served, and when the desserts would be uncovered. They were superb.
I would absolutely contact Chris and plan another catered event. I wouldn't even consider another place - it exceeded all of our expectations.
And above all, my husband was thrilled!
Our family members who stayed at the hotel were also pleased with their lodging experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to The Heritage! Each of our hotel's 163 spacious guest rooms and suites at The Heritage Hotel is freshly decorated to reflect a timeless New England Style, many with views of the Pomperaug River and golf course. Our love of hospitality is easy to see and amenities such as Sealy® pillow-top mattresses, New England® coffee in your room and an attentive staff demonstrate our passion for every facet of your stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Heritage Hotel Southbury
- Heritage Resort Southbury