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Tent Wedding Specialist

Carriage House Events & Caterers are experts in planning and executing your tented event. We start at the beginning, working with you to discover the vision you have for the event then move on through the planning and rental process. I personally meet you at the rental company and go through every detail with you, explaining what will and will not work in the site you have chosen.

I make sure that no detail is left out or overlooked so the end result is always an outdoor event that feels like you are inside the most elegant or comfortable venue with the bonus of having nature at your fingertips.

Delaney to Honig

Hello,

I am contacting you because my fiancée Rebecca and I are considering hiring Chris Angione at Carriage House Caterers to cater our wedding at Tarrywile Mansion and Park in Danbury next summer. Chris gave me your email address, and urged me to contact you as a reference.

In any case to make this as easy as possible, would it be possible for you to answer these questions? Sorry in advance for taking up your time!

Best,

Nol Honig

Response by Chip Delaney retired President of UBS Capital

Nol,

I am happy to give you a reference on Chris and Carriage House.

I am the retired President of UBS Capital (the private equity business of UBS in the Americas) and because of my job I have had to cater affairs at my home and at venues fairly often. I have therefore used many caterers over the last 25 years and can honestly say that Chris Angione and his staff at Carriage House are consistently outstanding and are the best in the area. (On your rating scale a (10 Out of 1). If they are within your budget, I strongly recommend that you hire them.

Below are the responses to your questions.

  1. On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate the quality of food and the staff?

  Quality of food and staff are a 10. Food is delicious and beautifully presented. Staff is professional, hard-working and friendly.

2. Were there any difficulties dealing with Chris, or anyone at CHC, throughout the process?

      No difficulties at all.

3. How accurate is Chris in Terms of estimating cost?

     Our bill was exactly his estimate. He even added a few minor extras at no charge.

4. If you (or your spouse) are a vegetarian, how satisfied were you with vegetarian entrees and appetizers?

    We had a few teenage vegetarians at our most recent affair with Chris and they enjoyed the pastas, salads and vegetable platters.

An important criterion in choosing the caterer is whether or not the caterer manages the who affair (especially the planning and ordering of tents, flowers, liquor, rentals, etc) or does the caterer just prepare and supply food and staff. Chris managed the entire event and sweats the details so that my wife and I can just show up and enjoy ourselves and not worry about anything.

Lastly, I would say that in the Danbury/Litchfield county area there is no catering company that is the equal of Carriage House. The quality of their product is on par with top shelf caterers in Manhattan (although more reasonably priced).

If you have any other questions please feel free to contact me.

Enjoy your wedding,

All the Best,

Chip Delaney

FAQ’s

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who helps put the whole day together? Should I hire a wedding planner?

Not only do my team and I cater your wedding, we help you plan and run your event. I meet with you as often as you’d like to help put your whole day together. The day of your event I and my captains are present to ensure a smooth, flawless event.

I am not sure I have a vision for my wedding. Can you help with that?

Absolutely! I (Christopher Angione) have been in the wedding business for over 30 years and I will assist you throughout your planning stages. Need help creating your theme or ambiance? I will help you with suggestions on selecting various patterns and color for linens, china and silverware.

Have you catered my venue before?

I have worked at countless venues and homes throughout the greater CT area. If your event is at a location I have never been to I will visit the space a few times before your event takes place.

How do I select my menu?

I will meet with you to discuss the limitless options available as we create your menu together. Your offerings can be as casual as Bourbon Pulled Pork, CHEC Signature Paella, to Spicy Mango Chutney Sea Bass or Grilled Mediterranean Octopus. Your selection is vast!

Do you have any recommendations for other vendors?

Yes! I can suggest the essential wedding or event specialist you are looking for to be a part of your day; Photographers, DJ’s and music, on site hair stylist and more. I only recommend professionals I have worked with and seen in action. I have the highest standards because I want you to know that my team and I want your day to be perfect.