Stamford Museum & Nature Center

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT
Capacity: 500 people

About Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Situated on a picturesque 118+ acre campus, Stamford Museum & Nature Center offers a variety of distinctive indoor and outdoor settings for corporate, private and social events. The Farmhouse is a newly-constructed venue featuring charming vistas across our gently-sloping property -- including our working New England farm with pastures and barns, maple sugaring house, and organic gardens. Seating up to 150 guests and featuring natural finishes, a high exposed-beam ceiling, and large outdoor terrace with sweeping views, The Farmhouse offers authentic rustic chic with the convenience of modern amenities. Designed in the style of a 19th century European estate, Bendel Mansion was built as the country retreat of department store magnate Henri Bendel. Architecturally impressive yet warm and welcoming, the Mansion features grand-scale rooms which once hosted guests of the Gilded Age and now house our permanent art collection, temporary exhibitions and event spaces. With outdoor terraces, oversize leaded-glass windows, and surrounded by picturesque classical statues, sculptures and plantings, the Mansion is ideal for ceremonies and receptions for up to 150 guests. For corporate events, the indoor spaces in the Bendel Mansion and Farmhouse easily accommodate classroom-style lectures, breakout sessions, working meals and interactive presentations. Weather-permitting, the property also allows for company picnics, team-building exercises and corporate volunteer events. Corporate supporters enjoy generous discounts on all meetings and events. Our photogenic forested acreage, authentic New England working farm with heritage animals, organic flower and vegetable gardens, peaceful private ponds, babbling brooks, and sun-dappled walking trails afford multiple options for outdoor ceremonies. We work directly with you and/or your wedding planner, along with our broad list of experienced caterers to tailor a memorable event suited for a range of budgets and style preferences.

Package Pricing

Birthday Parties at the SM&NC
Attendees: 20 max | $375 - $475 /event
Pricing for parties only
Facility Rentals
Attendees: 20-150 | $800 - $4,800 /event
Pricing for all event types

Event Spaces

Farmhouse Great Room
Farmhouse Great Room
Bendel Mansion
Bendel Mansion
Venue Types
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 500
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 4
  • Special Features: Working farm, playground, planetarium, observatory, hiking trails.
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 3