Connecticut Convention Center

100 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT
Max Capacity: 5,000 people
Start with a stunning facility featuring floor-to-ceiling glass with exhilarating views of downtown Hartford and the Connecticut River. Then add the ability to shape that space into exactly the setting you’re looking for. Limitlessly functional and endlessly customizable the Connecticut Convention Center combines ample meeting space with visually stunning touches creating the ideal backdrop for every event – from intimate upscale gatherings to large trade shows and conventions. The Center’s award-winning event planning and in-house catering team combine with spectacular meeting space to make every event unforgettable. Every facet of hosting an event has been taking into consideration – from state-of-the-art audio-visual, to flexible spaces, to ample on-site sheltered parking. Whatever you need to make your event vision a reality, we’ll make it happen.
Recommendations
A fabulous choice for a meeting place. - An Eventective User from Hartford CT

In the summer of 2009, I was asked to find a convention center at which to hold a meet-up for my job. Without hesitation, I chose the Connecticut Convention Center. There is a hotel adjacent to the center, so if anyone is coming from out of town, it's very easy to find them a place to stay for the duration of the meeting. The convention center is intended to hold very large groups of people, but it is also possible to simply rent out one of the rooms they offer, which is what I did. The room was very well kept and neat when I entered it, and the staff was very helpful when I needed to locate a podium and set up chairs. Our meeting lasted about two hours and there were no distracting noises from outside the room, no interruptions, etc. It was a very professional environment that I would not hesitate to use again. My only complaint would be the accessibility issue - if someone is in a wheelchair, there could be a problem as the elevators were out of order both when I went to scope out the place and when I actually had to hold the meeting there. Calling ahead can make sure there are no snags in the accessibility department, and judging by the staff's reaction to me when I was there, I'm sure they would have no problem helping to accommodate you wherever possible. Definitely make sure you check out the room you're planning to use ahead of time though, to make sure you get what you want. Overall, my experience was a great one.

Great place for a convention - An Eventective User from Hartford, Connecticut

I've been to several conventions at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. It's right in downtown Hartford, and is extremely easy to access by car, train, or walking. Because the center opened in 2005, it's relatively new. It is spacious- over 140,000 square feet of exhibition space is available in addition to a ballroom that offers 40,000 square feet and another 25,000 square feet of other space. The Convention Center also offers catering, which can be very helpful to event planners. Most recently, I visited the center for an education and technology conference. It was helpful to be able to access my laptop using their free wifi capability.

Location
Neighborhood
Venue Types
Amenities
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
Features
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 5000
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 540,000
Serving the Hartford, CT Area
Capacity: 60  
We feature meeting space in Hartford that can be customized to cater to your specific needs. Host a special banquet for up to 60 guests in the State Room or for smaller events our Capital Room. Amenities include: Free WiFi throughout the hotel, tables and chairs, event parking, a 24-hour receptionist and a fully-equipped business center with copy, print and fax services. Guests can take advantage of our valuable group rates.
Serving the Hartford, CT Area
Capacity: 250  
$650-$3,500 /event
Nestled in the rolling, Tuscany-like hills of South Glastonbury, Rose's Berry Farm is a unique, beautiful venue for your wedding, shower, party, business offsite, or any special occasion. We rent out our outdoor Breakfast Deck for events up to 110 people. If you have a larger group, we can accommodate you with a tent "down bottom", near our large pond. (Additional rental fees apply). We will do our best to make your event great!
Serving the Hartford, CT Area
Capacity: 300  
$25-$60 /person
Weddings at The Village at Boulder Ridge are done in rustic elegance and style. With facilities available for both indoor and outdoor weddings, our nearly 68 acre facility is a picturesque setting for a ceremony and reception looking out into the beautiful Litchfield hills. Our facilities are also the perfect retreat for a group of co-workers that need to get together and have some fun while enjoying casual food and the outdoors. With several menu options, each event is custom tailored to your needs. Hosting a special event? Regardless of whether you are hosting a bridal or baby shower, celebrating the a distinguished career at a retirement dinner or planning the big 25th class reunion, The Village at Boulder Ridge has the food, facilities and fun that you can't find at a standard banquet hall.
Serving the Hartford, CT Area
Capacity: 200
 
$89-$109 /event
Our recently remodeled lobby and grill room help to create a modern and elegant atmosphere that will help make your event more memorable. We have a full service restaurant with dining and banquet facilities to accommodate 50 to 200 guests comfortably. With a full complimentary staff on hand to accommodate your needs, you can utilize Chippanee for business luncheons, large or small groups, or casual socializing in our grill room. We do not host teen or children's parties. Our minimum capacity is 50 guests. Our dining room offers a scenic view of the 1st fairway, making this a delightful setting for your private function or any social event.
Serving the Hartford, CT Area
Capacity: 275  
$45-$199 /person
$299 /event
Country Inn & Resort situated between 2 lakes, on 30 manicured acres in the foothills of the Berkshires. Ideal for corporate meetings & retreats, with onsite team building programs and choice of meeting spaces.