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New Britain Museum of American Art

New Britain, CT View map Visit website
4.9 out of 5 rating
4 reviews
Up to 150 guests

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Up to 150 guests

New Britain Museum of American Art is a wedding venue located in New Britain, Connecticut. The New Britain Museum of American Art is the first institution dedicated solely to acquiring American art. Its renowned collection spans four centuries with an extensive collection, exhibitions, and educational programming. This unique and picturesque location is the destination for your wedding, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, and more!

The New Britain Museum of American Art offers flexible spaces for groups of 5 to 150 persons. Your special day deserves a unique venue; our world-class American Art collection and the historic Walnut Hill Park as the backdrop sets the scene for a memorable day. The beautifully renovated Sylvia Bonney Halcyon Lounge can provide a backdrop or location for getting ready or rehearsal dinner location.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$3,750

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,750

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

30

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Historic Building
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
November
December
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    Allison Married on 10/01/2016
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    We had many guests tell us that was the best wedding they ever attended! Dana from Riverhouse Catering did a great job coordinating our event, attending to every detail and keep me sane. The venue itself is just beautiful so not much decoration needed. The food and service from Riverhouse was also fantastic. They kept our glasses and tummies full.

    I would highly recommend the NBMAA and Riverhouse catering for a wedding or any big party - they do an amazing job!
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    L Married on 04/23/2016
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    We are so glad we chose NBMAA for our wedding venue. Dana (from Riverhouse Catering, the venue's exclusive caterer) was an absolute dream to work with, and we totally trusted her with coordinating and executing the details of our big day! She made the process as stress-free as possible, despite the fact that we live in the DC area and did most of our planning remotely.
    Jake (also from Riverhouse) ran the show on the day of our event and did an amazing job; he and the catering team made sure we didn't go hungry (or thirsty) throughout the evening!
    We got so many compliments on our choice of venue ("How did you FIND this place?"). Our guests were able to explore all the exhibits throughout the night, so there was always something for the non-dancers to do.
    We cannot recommend NBMAA enough! Our wedding was amazing and we can't wait to go back and visit again!
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    Meredith Married on 09/24/2016
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    We had been to the NBMAA twice before and enjoyed our visits both times (both for different night time events). The rental fee is not the cheapest we looked at, but I think it ended up being worth it. So many of our guests commented on how cool a museum was for a wedding and they had some great shots on/under/in front of artwork. It also took some pressure off of us having to decorate more!

    The best thing about having the wedding at the museum was the fact that each part of the evening was in a different room so you didn't have to scramble. Our ceremony was in the long downstairs gallery at the foot of the stairs, cocktails right above that on the second floor (with elevator), dinner in the lecture-type room, and dancing in the cafe. The cafe is so perfect for dancing. Enough room to spread out, but not so much room that the floor felt empty. The rooms all looked great, felt fancy and fun. There really are lots of cool spots in and outside to take photos, too. You get some unique shots!

    And after the fact I realized hey, we can come back any time we want to visit the museum and relive our fun memories! To add, we did have good interaction/communication with Dana (venue/catering) throughout our engagement process.
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56 Lexington Street New Britain, CT, 06052
8602290257
860-404-5051

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