Stamford Museum & Nature Center

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903 Map · Phone number
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About Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Stamford Museum & Nature Center is a historic wedding venue located in Stamford, Connecticut. Less than an hour outside of New York City, this picturesque mansion was once the estate of businessman, fashion designer and philanthropist Henri Bendel. Now, the 118-acre estate offers two distinct event venues where you can host the wedding of your dreams – the Bendel Mansion and the newly constructed space, The Farmhouse.

Facilities and Capacity

Stamford Museum & Nature Center can accommodate up to 150 wedding guests in its superb indoor and outdoor event spaces. The Bendel Mansion was Bendel’s former weekend retreat and was designed in the style of a European estate. It features grand-scale rooms like The Great Hall, the Bendel Gallery, the Sunroom and the Solarium, oversized lead glass windows and outdoor terraces, and is surrounded by classical statues, sculptures and paintings. Intimate and grand ceremonies and receptions can be held inside the Bendel Mansion. Meanwhile, The Farmhouse is a rustically chic event space that features natural finishes, a high exposed-beam ceiling, and a large outdoor terrace with sweeping views of the charming, 118-acre estate. It sits on the estate’s working New England Farm with its pastures, barns, maple sugaring house and organic gardens.

Services Offered

The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is a gorgeous property that is available for hosting several types of wedding celebrations, such as bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies and receptions. The museum and nature center offer a variety of event services to couples planning their nuptials in the heart of the historic city of Stamford. Those services include event planning, event rentals and wireless Internet. The talented event specialists at the museum can also refer you to preferred vendors in the area in an effort to make your special day a memorable event for all. Stamford Museum & Nature Center is a wheelchair-accessible property that offers ample parking to couples and their guests on their wedding day.

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Great setting for photos
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Couple with bridesmaid and groomsmen
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Table settting
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Couple by the stairs
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Wedding ceremony ongoing
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Cocktail tables
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Bride and flower girls
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The Farmhouse (rendering)
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Couple walking down the path
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Couple slow dancing
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Couple out the farm
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Lion statue
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Couple's portrait
Tented outdoor reception
Tented outdoor reception
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Formal indoor seating
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Lakeside reception
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Outdoor tented wedding reception
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Barn wedding
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Farmhouse Plaza at Night
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12 Reviews for Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Recommended by 91% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.5
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.5
  • Average response time 4.5

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    C. Catrini · Married on 09/28/2019

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    Perfect Venue

    Jeanette and her staff helped make our wedding event fantastic! The grounds are beautiful and our guests were very impressed.

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    Gina Romanello · Married on 09/28/2019

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    Amazing Experience

    We originally looked at the farmhouse for our wedding venue but then saw the Bendel Mansion and fell in love. The mansion was beautiful the day we toured it but the day of our wedding, it was incredible. Our guests all commented on what a gorgeous facility the SMNC is. We had our cocktail house out on the Otter Bridge and it was worth the extra expense! Jeanette was my contact and she was incredible. She was incredibly helpful, answered all my questions in a timely manner and gave me her cell number and told me to reach out at any time. She made the planning process so much easier offering her recommendations and suggestions when requested. She went out of her way to find me the day of the wedding and, again, told me to let her know if I needed anything. I can't recommend the SMNC enough!

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Stamford Museum & Nature Center 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?
    $ 4000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 4150000
  • 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
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Parking
    Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    150
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    20
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Art Gallery
    Farm/Ranch
    Historic Building
    Mansion
    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?
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Preferred Vendors Only
    Wifi
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Tables
    Tents
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
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    September
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  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
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2 Wedding Deals & Discounts

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    10% discount for WeddingWire couples
    If you found us on WeddingWire we will give you a 10% discount on our services. Remember to show us your voucher when you come see us.
  • Stamford Museum & Nature Center 2
    Holiday Wedding Deal

    Book your Wedding at the SM&NC for 2020 wedding season by February 1st, 2020 and get $500 off your facility rental.

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement

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    David's Soundview Catering Wedding Caterers

    LOVE This venue - elegant, charming and beautiful - plus the team is amazing to work with . Cate is the best!

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  • 39 Scofieldtown Road Stamford, 06903 See on map
    203-405-9191 (Phone number)