New England Air Museum

36 Perimeter Rd, Windsor Locks, CT 06096 · Phone number
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About New England Air Museum

New England Air Museum is a historic wedding venue located in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, close to Bradley International Airport. The largest aviation museum in New England, they are committed to preserving, restoring, and presenting over 100 aircraft to the public. In this way, they tell the story of the men and women who flew and made history with these aircraft. Named by The Connecticut Bride and Hartford Courant as a top historic venue in Connecticut, this would be a beautiful and memorable backdrop for your special day.

Facilities and Capacity

New England Air Museum has three heated and air-conditioned hangers, two mezzanines and an outdoor display area, weather-dependent.

Services Offered

Tours and interactive activities are available to make your cocktail hour fun and exciting for guests of all ages. New England Air Museum allows guests to get into the aircraft cockpits. Unique photo opportunities abound for your celebration. Other services include:

  • Banquet tables and chairs
  • Setup to your specifications
  • Museum professional staff on duty
  • Free Internet access
  • Free access to the museum for your guests

Cuisine

New England Air Museum does not prepare cuisine on site. Couples who wish to coordinate with outside vendors should discuss the matter with museum staff. Besides the hangers, New England Air Museum has a small dining area with vending machines offering snacks and beverages. Bookings can be made for large groups. There are also picnic tables in the outside yard available in fair weather. A variety of restaurants can be found on nearby Route 75.

Accommodation

There are a number of hotels in the local area. New England Air Museum has worked with:

  • DoubleTree by Hilton
  • Hampton Inn
  • La Quinta Inn
  • Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport

Other Facilities

A large, wheelchair-accessible parking area is available close to the museum entrance.

Wheelchairs may be checked out at their admissions counter, including a powered wheelchair subject to availability.

John W. Ramsay Research Center with photographs, archives

Other Services

Family activities such as scavenger hunts, flight simulators, and flight science demonstrations are all available. Besides weddings, New England Air Museum is available for other events, including:

  • Children’s birthday parties
  • Private cocktail receptions
  • Conferences

History

The Connecticut Aeronautical Historical Society, the parent organization of New England Air Museum, was founded in 1959. The museum’s original location along Route 75 was destroyed by a tornado in 1979. The Museum has been at its present location since 1981.

Location

New England Air Museum is easy to reach by car from locations such as:

  • Bradley International Airport (11 minutes)
  • Springfield, Massachusetts (25 minutes)
  • Hartford, Connecticut (30 minutes)
  • Boston, Massachusetts (1 hour 50 minutes)

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    Susan Beers · Married on 10/15/2018

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    Unforgettable Wedding Location

    Our daughter and now son-in-law's wedding at the New England Air Museum (NEAM) was the experience of a lifetime. Family members and friends all have said that this was truly a wedding to remember. Many of them have a background in aviation and everyone was thrilled at the opportunity to celebrate in the midst of "such cool airplanes!!". The staff at NEAM was incredibly supportive and we are so grateful to them for making this beautiful occasion possible - and for all their many kindnesses and help to us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

    Sent on 10/15/2018

New England Air Museum FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 3034.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2098.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Parking
    Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    7
  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
    Museum
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • 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
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Preferred Vendors Only
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Tables
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    September
    October
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March

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