Connecticut Convention Center

100 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT
Capacity: 5,000 people
About Connecticut Convention Center
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.
Package Pricing
Breakfast Menus
$12 - $32 /person
Pricing for parties and meetings only
Plated Luncheon
Attendees: 50-750 | $20 - $35 /person
Pricing for parties and meetings only
Lucheon Buffet
Attendees: 50 min | $26 - $33 /person
Pricing for parties and meetings only
Plated Dinners
$39 - $58 /person
Pricing for all event types
Wedding Package
$115 /person
Pricing for weddings only
Event Spaces
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