Event Catering Manager, Weddings & Special Events job vacancy in The Candlewood Inn – Jobs in Connecticut

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Job Details
Company Name : The Candlewood Inn
Company Location : 506 Candlewood Lake Rd, Brookfield, CT 06804
Job Position : Event Catering Manager, Weddings & Special Events
Job Category : Jobs in Connecticut

Job Description :

The Candlewood Inn is among the most recognized and best-reviewed wedding & special events venues in Connecticut. We are hiring an Event Manager to join our experienced team as we launch another successful season of events!

The Candlewood Inn strives to create a positive work environment. We feel lucky to plan and execute such a special day for our clients. We believe in teamwork, working hard and having fun while we do it!

In this role, you will be helping our clients – most of whom are planning weddings – to plan their one special day. This position reports to the General Manager.

Prior to the event, you will handle our client’s planning questions. These will include:

  • Food and beverage/menu planning
  • Event customization
  • Rehearsals and timing
  • Ceremony and reception timing
  • Managing outside vendors
  • Creating production schedules, and more.

During our events, you will be hands-on with responsibilities that include:

Guest Relations:

  • Greeting and acting as central point of contact for your client(s) during the event
  • Assist with ceremonies and rehearsals
  • Be present on floor as much as possible to assist guests and offer additional service

Event Supervision

  • Open the building pre-event
  • Walkthrough of the floor to ensure cleanliness and create “to-do” list
  • Overseeing all décor, menu and logistical elements from the contract are delivered
  • Setting up event decor, food stations and etc. to client specifications
  • Assisting the GM with event management as required

After in-depth training, you will have an answer for everything, be able to solve most problems that arise and ensure an exceptional experience for our clients and their guests.


  • Five years of experience in event/catering management with solid experience planning and executing weddings.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.
  • Self-motivated with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • A great communicator, able to work well with people in a team environment.
  • Highly adaptable with a “can-do” attitude
  • Experience in a leadership role is preferred.
  • High school diploma is required; college/culinary degree is helpful. Any industry certification or training is a plus.
  • Knowledge of food and beverage preparation, service standards, guest relations and etiquette.
  • Ability to perform various activities such as constant standing, walking, frequent bending, reaching, kneeling and squatting.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $45,000.00 – $55,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off


  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay
  • Commission pay
  • Tips


  • Associate (Preferred)


  • Banquet experience: 2 years (Preferred)
  • wedding industry: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Hospitality: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Event planning: 4 years (Preferred)
  • Events management: 4 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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