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Historic Events & Banquets

Manchester, CT View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
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Up to 550 guests


Up to 550 guests

Historic Events & Banquets is a wedding venue located in Manchester, Connecticut. Situated halfway between the Northeast’s two major cities, New York and Boston, this estate is conveniently accessible while remaining secluded and intimate. The building is part of the Hilliard Mills complex, the first mention of which dates back to 1672, when it was a sawmill. Now a nationally listed historic site, the team works hard to preserve the original character of the property. Boasting industrial-chic architecture, the staff’s mission is to provide an authentic ambiance that is elegant and unforgettable.

Facilities and Capacity

Historic Events & Banquets is a grand and spacious event center where you can host a stylish and sophisticated wedding. The Claremont Ballroom features 26-foot-high ceilings, brick walls, stunning custom chandeliers, and a modern white-washed look. This hall can accommodate from 250 to 500 people and is ideal for large affairs with all your friends and family. Exposed beams add to the vintage feel of the space, while state-of-the-art amenities imbue it with a contemporary look and feel. Plenty of parking is available for all your guests and the venue is equipped with a sound system and lighting.

Services Offered

The team at Historic Events & Banquets is committed to providing you with warm hospitality as you plan the celebration of your wildest dreams. These professionals will consult with you every step of the way to ensure that your event is customized to your tastes and preferences. They believe that you are the most important person at your wedding and will work hard to make you feel like the guest of honor. In pursuit of this, the venue offers all-inclusive packages that come with tables and chairs, linens, and help with setup and cleanup. A list of preferred vendors, who will help you with everything else you need to make your big day perfect, is also available.

  • LGBTQ+-owned

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Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up

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Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up

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What event items are available?

Audio Equipment

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

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    Shanita Married on 06/16/2018
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    Drew and Morgan have been excellent helping us plan our wedding. Great communication and customer service. #MACKSWEDDING


Drew M.  Angelo
Drew M. Angelo
Director of Operations

Drew M. Angelo of Romanian decent, was adopted at the age of three and a half and grew up in the small town of Marlborough, Conn. Mr. Angelo has obtained an Associate’s Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management and has continued his studies at the School of Business at Central Connecticut State University where he had a concentration in Business and Hotel and Restaurant Management.

Over many years, Mr. Angelo has become a developed entrepreneur and holds over 10 years of experience in the hospitality and consulting industry. Working for worldwide corporations such as Marriott International, Panera Bread, and Goodwin Hospitality Group, has given Mr. Angelo the corporate experience to expand Historic Events & Banquets. He also has experience in private sectors from small restaurant groups to web developers and other small contracted businesses.

Mr. Angelo has a specific passion for event planning such as galas, weddings, retirement parties, and corporate parties. Mr. Angelo was even able to take part in the Governor’s Conference for the last three years and asssisting with planningn the Gubernatorial Inauguration Ball. Mr. Angelo has used his professional expertise of the hospitality industry to develop into this role. Over the last two years, he has been able to considerably expand Historic Events & Banquets.

Mr. Angelo’s mission in the hospitality and business industry is to provide a memorable experience for all clients and guests which makes Historic Events & Banquets and Drew M. Angelo stand out in the industry.

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642 Hillard Street Manchester, CT, 06042
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