New Britain Museum of American Art

56 Lexington St, New Britain, CT
Capacity: 285 people

About New Britain Museum of American Art

If you are seeking a unique venue to host your special event the New Britain Museum of American Art has multiple spaces to meet your needs.Especially well-suited to intimate weddings, corporate functions and private parties, the 2,010- square-foot, cherry-paneled Stanley Works Center and adjoining 940-square-foot Café on the Park overlook picturesque Walnut Hill Park through eight floor-to-ceiling windows. Though these are the primary dining areas, your guests are encouraged to wander through the Museum during your cocktail hour to view one of the most magnificent collections of American art in the country. The Stanley Works Center is the main dining/reception area, accommodating up to 150 guests for a sit-down or buffet dinner or 285 for a standing reception. The Café will provide space for a bar and hors d’oeuvres, buffet, dessert stations and/or a dance floor. Moser Library can also be rented separately for smaller events or meetings. If you prefer an alternative arrangement to one large room, your cocktail reception can be free-flowing throughout the galleries, allowing your guests to take full advantage of viewing the art while sipping their wine and dining on delicious hors d’oeuvres. The outdoor terrace connected to the Café can be an extension of your rental space, allowing extra seating, bars, or perhaps just conversation space.

Event Spaces

Dining Area
Large Room
Reception Area
Venue Types
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 285
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 2,950