Connecticut Convention Center

100 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT
Max Capacity: 5,000 people
The Connecticut Convention Center’s award-winning event planning and in-house catering team combine with spectacular function space to make every event unforgettable. From start to finish we’ll help streamline the planning process by sourcing, arranging and delivering everything and everybody you need to feel completely in control of your event. A four-time recipient of Successful Meetings’ prestigious Pinnacle Award, the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau (CTCSB) can assist throughout all phases of convention planning. The Bureau provides assistance in planning pre-/post-convention tours, meeting tours, spouse programs and children’s activities.
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.

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  • Max Number of People for an Event: 5000
Serving the Hartford, CT Area
Capacity: 250  
$650-$3,500 /event
Nestled in the rolling, Tuscan-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 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: 150  
$19-$99 /hour
Creative brewery with 13 beers on tap in a full service Tap Room featuring Cannoli Beer, artisanal sours and New England IPAs. Whether your looking to host the party of the century or a low key gathering. Shebeen has you covered. Our recently renovated beer hall venue features a projector with 110” screen, dart board, Foosball and air hockey tables. Access to an expansive outdoor picnic area with cornhole boards and a volleyball net. A fully featured bar has something for everyone including a wide selection of wine, cocktails, and non-craft beer. Did we forget to mention, the entire brewery is pet friendly meaning your furry friends can join in the festivities. Rent the entire tap room or reserve a small section in our party hall. Flexible pricing is available including; individual drink tickets and cash bar with options available to suit every budget. Shebeen has successfully hosted hundreds of memorable events. Here are just a few ideas to get you started: Anniversary, Stag / Bachelorette, Baby Showers, Retirement, Banquets, Family Reunions, Birthday, Farewell Parties, Black Tie Formats, Galas, Card Tournaments, Halloween Parties, Cèilidh, Holiday Celebrations, Holiday Parties, Class Reunions, Milestone Parties, Club Events, Picnics, College Graduation Parties, Religious Functions Costume Parties, Themed Parties, Engagement Parties, Weddings
Serving the Hartford, CT Area
Capacity: 400
 
Fall in Love all Over Again at the Best Western PLUS North Haven! The lovely ambiance of the Emerald Ballroom with oversized dance floor and beautifully landscaped courtyard, provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding day! At Best Western PLUS North Haven our expert wedding coordinator will help you with all the details . From planning the menu to picking your cake, our staff is dedicated to making your special day something you will cherish for years to come!
Serving the Hartford, CT Area
Capacity: 400
 
$13.99-$14.99 /person
$300 /event
Holiday Hill has been a destination for weddings and family celebrations, community and organizational events, as well as the region’s oldest and largest summer day camp for over 55 years. We host events from mid May until mid October. Our spacious high-peak tent and cozy post-and-beam barn, twenty-five acres of well-kept rural grounds and recreational facilities combined with our flexible options for catered and non-catered custom events makes for an unparalleled venue in eastern Connecticut.
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.