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1 Stacey Road, Danbury, CT 06811
  • Frequently   Asked   Questions

    Here is a list of the most commonly asked questions we receive here at the Amber Room Colonnade.
    If you do not find an answer to your question here, please feel free to use our contact page to ask your question.

    • Weddings
    • WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY WEDDING CAKE ?

      Our Pastry Chef will create your personal tiered Buttercream Wedding Cake with a choice of assorted cake flavors, fillings and frosting.

    • IF WE ARE HOSTING OUR CEREMONY ON-SITE , WHAT TIME CAN WE ARRIVE ?

      Early arrival time is limited to you, your bridal party and parents up to 1 hour for daytime weddings, and up to 45 minutes prior to for evening weddings. Please note that at this time, food and beverage is not available prior to your reception. These times are subject to change based on the event schedule.

    • IS A CEREMONY REHEARSAL POSSIBLE ?

      Yes, included in your on-site ceremony fee, a 30-minute rehearsal is available for you and the bridal party, to be coordinated with your assigned Banquet Manager.

    • WHAT DOES THE AMBER ROOM OFFER TO PERSONALIZE MY WEDDING ?

      The Amber Room Colonnade prides ourselves on not "fitting things into a box" to design and execute weddings that are unique in their own way. We enjoy learning about each bridal couple's personalities, hobbies and interests, family traditions, and at their request incorporate these considerations to make it a truly personalized reception of their own. Utilizing the combined professional experience of our event team, we are able to customize important items such as menu selections, wedding decor, entertainment, and up lighting of a laser-cut stencil of the bridal couple's name & date providing for a personalized and dramatic entrance. In addition, the Amber Room provides an idyllic setting offering 26 meticulously-landscaped acres, featuring expansive lawn with annuals and perennials, European fountains, courtyards and bridges. This provides for a serene ambience and a beautiful setting for photographs.

    • Services
    • WHAT ADDITIONAL SERVICES DOES THE AMBER ROOM COLONNADE PROVIDE ?

      The Amber Room offers 100% accessibility and parking, as all event areas are located on the ground level. We are also able to assist in arranging additional services to include, but not limited to, hotel accommodations, limousine & buses, and theme concept & event design and decor.

    • Privacy Policy
    • WHAT IS YOUR PRIVACY POLICY ?

      We understand that privacy online is important to users of our Site, especially when conducting business. This statement governs our privacy policies with respect to those users of the Site ("Visitors") who visit without transacting business and Visitors who register to transact business on the Site and make use of the various services offered by The Amber Room Colonnade (collectively, "Services") ("Authorized Customers").

      "Personally Identifiable Information"
      refers to any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains, including, but not limited to, name, address, phone number, fax number, email address, financial profiles, social security number, and credit card information. Personally Identifiable Information does not include information that is collected anonymously (that is, without identification of the individual user) or demographic information not connected to an identified individual.

      What Personally Identifiable Information is collected?
      We collect basic user profile information from Visitors that use our contact form. We collect the following additional information from our Authorized Customers: the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of Authorized Customers, the nature and size of the business, and the nature and size of the advertising inventory that the Authorized Customer intends to purchase or sell.

      With whom may the information may be shared?
      We may share aggregated information about our Visitors, including the demographics of our Visitors and Authorized Customers, with our affiliated agencies and third party vendors.

      How is Personally Identifiable Information stored?
      Personally Identifiable Information collected by The Amber Room Colonnade is securely stored and is not accessible to third parties or employees of The Amber Room Colonnade except for use as indicated above.

      What partners or service providers have access to Personally Identifiable Information from Visitors and/or Authorized Customers on the Site?
      The Amber Room Colonnade has entered into and will continue to enter into partnerships and other affiliations with a number of vendors. Such vendors may have access to certain Personally Identifiable Information on a need to know basis for evaluating Authorized Customers for service eligibility.
      Our privacy policy does not cover their collection or use of this information.
      Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information to comply with law. We will disclose Personally Identifiable Information in order to comply with a court order or subpoena or a request from a law enforcement agency to release information. We will also disclose Personally Identifiable Information when reasonably necessary to protect the safety of our Visitors and Authorized Customers.

      How does the Site keep Personally Identifiable Information secure?
      All of our employees are familiar with our security policy and practices. The Personally Identifiable Information of our Visitors and Authorized Customers is only accessible to a limited number of qualified employees who are given a password in order to gain access to the information. We audit our security systems and processes on a regular basis. While we take commercially reasonable measures to maintain a secure site, electronic communications and databases are subject to errors, tampering and break-ins, and we cannot guarantee or warrant that such events will not take place and we will not be liable to Visitors or Authorized Customers for any such occurrences.

      How can Visitors correct any inaccuracies in Personally Identifiable Information?
      Visitors and Authorized Customers may contact us to update Personally Identifiable Information about them or to correct any inaccuracies by emailing us at info@theamberroom.net

      What happens if the Privacy Policy Changes?
      We will let our Visitors and Authorized Customers know about changes to our privacy policy by posting such changes on the Site. However, if we are changing our privacy policy in a manner that might cause disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information that a Visitor or Authorized Customer has previously requested not be disclosed, we will contact such Visitor or Authorized Customer to allow such Visitor or Authorized Customer to prevent such disclosure.

      Links:
      www.theamberroom.net contains links to other web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are moving to another web site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policies may differ from ours.

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  • Meet   Our   Staff

    Hospitality Professionals make for an unparalleled experience The Amber Room Colonnade's extraordinary associates share in our passion for delivering exceptional service. The personal attentiveness, care and professionalism of the guests we serve is valued by our trained wait staff, who take pride in making every event special, whether it's a formal wedding, grand gala, or a casual gathering of friends & family.

    The service at The Amber Room is nothing less than impeccable. Our entire staff, from event planners to culinary team to wait staff, is dedicated to making your gathering flawless and "an experience to remember". It is they who make sure every decorative touch is perfect, every need is attended to, and every moment of your time at The Amber Room is just as you planned.



    Douglas Polistena

    Douglas Polistena

    General Manager
    A graduate of Marist College, Douglas utilized his degrees in Marketing and Financial Management and applied them to his hospitality career since 1997. He began his career on the restaurant side and then merged into full-service catering and banquet operations. He is well versed in different cultures and spent a six month period traveling Europe specifically embracing Italian culture & cuisine. While in Italy, he worked for a marketing firm promoting tourism and planned events that helped acclimate international tourists to the European lifestyle. Since joining The Amber Room in 2008, Douglas has personally worked with and executed over 1500 events, to include major galas, weddings, mitzvahs and corporate functions. In 2009, he became a client of the Amber Room Colonnade and married his beautiful bride Stephanie with a reception of 350 friends and family. In 2013 Douglas was promoted from Director of Sales and Operations to General Manager. Douglas' main position at the Amber Room as General Manager is to over see all operations , with primary responsibility of event planning, as well as company finance management.

    Chris Hatzis

    Chris Hatzis

    Executive Chef

    Executive Chef Chris Hatzis graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Kinesiology. His career began at the early age of 13, continuously working in the restaurant industry where he soon realized his passion for the Culinary Arts. Upon graduating from UNH, Chris continued his strong desire toward food & beverage, realizing his future was to pursue a career in a professional kitchen. He attended the Culinary Institute of America, including post graduate coursework, where he studied diverse topics including Hors D' Oeuvre Production, Artisan Bread Baking, Soup, Stock and Sauce Creation & Production, Mediterranean Cuisine, Garde Manager, Cake, Tart and Torte Production, and numerous culinary expertise. Chef Hatzis joined The Amber Room Colonnade in January 1999 as a Line Cook, earning his promotion to Kitchen Manager/Director of Hors d' Oeuvres, and Pastry Chef, to Sous Chef and eventual promotion to Executive Chef in 2008. Chris and his loyal and talented culinary team take great pride in their commitment to food excellence, creating everything by hand, utilizing only the freshest, highest quality ingredients from reputable food purveyors, and personal homemade recipes. This commitment to excellence has established The Amber Room as one of New England's most prestigious catering venues, having hosted President Clinton twice, and the recipient of numerous culinary awards and accolades.

    Chris' favorite time of the workweek: Saturday mornings when his daughter Mia is working by his side.



     

    Alisha Turchick

    Alisha Turchick

    Catering Sales Manager
    Alisha comes to us with a restaurant and country club background. She has spent the majority of her 20 year career in the New York market and brings with her, experience and an in depth knowledge of customizing events to go beyond every client's dreams and expectations. Along with a hospitality background, Alicia also has a degree in interior decorating, which allows her to have a keen eye for detail. Since, joining the Amber Room team, as our Catering Sales Manager, Alicia has put her personal touch on the Amber Room's décor and menus and has help create the culture that sets the Amber Room Colonnade apart from the stereotypical banquet hall. We encourage you to call and schedule a tour to meet with Alicia so that she can give you the attention to detail that you deserve.
    Bradley Cooper

    Bradley Cooper

    Banquet Manager

    Brad began at the Amber Room in 2007 where he started as a server and bartender while attending college. After receiving a Bachelor's Degree from Central Connecticut State University, he moved to San Diego, California where he managed a Bed and Breakfast and worked as a paralegal. He returned back to the Amber Room as a Banquet Manager in the fall of 2016. Brad manages the wait staff while ensuring that every aspect of your event is carried out with precision.

    Gina Iarusso

    Gina Iarusso

    General Manager

    Gina comes to us with a rich background in hospitality that spans over 15 years. She joined the Amber Room Colonnade in 2008 and progressed to her current position as Banquet Manager in 2013. Gina graduated from Grace Institute with a degree in Business Management with an emphasis in hospitality. She manages the wait staff while ensuring that every aspect of your event is carried out with precision. Gina is a dedicated wife of 21 years and mother of three beautiful children. She is a huge asset to our team and continues to develop fresh approaches to enhance your special occasion.

    Monica Banas

    Monica Banas

    Pastry Chef

    A graduate of Syracuse University, Monica pursued her passion for confectionary creation by graduating from the Institute of Culinary Education's professional pastry program. Following her internship at Gramercy Tavern under the culinary excellence of Chef Nancy Olsen, she returned to Danbury, CT as cake designer for Cake Haven, while teaching children's baking and cooking classes at The Young Chef's Academy in nearby Brookfield. In September 2008, Monica joined the Amber Room Colonnade Culinary Team as Pastry Chef, where she specializes in custom wedding and special occasion cakes, along with her homemade pastries, desserts, and ever-popular cheesecake lollipops!

  • About   Us

    The Amber Room Colonnade is an award-winning premier catering venue located in the rolling hills of Western Connecticut. As a Danbury landmark, The Amber Room Colonnade's modern architecture, exquisite event hosting, twenty-six meticulously-landscaped acres, impeccable service and outstanding cuisine have hosted distinguished guests from around the world since 1979.

    Today, The Amber Room Colonnade continues its long-standing heritage of hosting corporate and social events of all types, from weddings to bar/bat mitzvahs, meetings to trade shows, holiday parties to summer picnics, and beyond.

    Enjoy strolling our scenic gardens, courtyards and lawn, start treasured traditions, savor our award-winning cuisine, and experience all that The Amber Room Colonnade has to share. We offer exclusive services and amenities such as themed menus, attentive world class service, a 10,000 square foot grand ballroom, wireless internet access, extensive audio-visual and all-inclusive packages to ease the planning process.

    We invite you to join in our passion for creating magnificent events to remember...