The New England Carousel Museum

95 Riverside Ave, Bristol, CT 06010 Map · Phone number
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About The New England Carousel Museum

The New England Carousel Museum is a remarkable wedding venue located in Bristol, Connecticut. Since 1990, this museum’s staff has preserved and restored their beloved carousels, displaying these beautiful and historic art pieces in a renovated 19th-century hosiery factory. You can enjoy this unique and beautiful museum as the setting for your wedding day celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

Your special day can begin in this charming museum with a ceremony in the Main Gallery. You can exchange your vows among artistic exhibits, authentic memorabilia, and a fully working indoor carousel, all showcased in a historic industrial building. The Main Gallery seats up to 40 guests for a ceremony or smaller party and hosts up to 250 standing. A larger reception can be accommodated in the tastefully furnished Ballroom, which is upstairs on the second floor of this museum. Glittering crystal chandeliers cast light upon original wooden finishings and a spacious dance floor. This gorgeous hall can host up to 300 guests in a standing reception or 230 for dinner and dancing. This museum is a fully wheelchair-accessible building with an elevator and a ramp to the second floor as well as ADA-compliant restrooms.

Services Offered

Wedding events that The New England Carousel Museum is equipped to host include engagement parties, bridal showers, ceremonies, and receptions. This museum’s staff aim to work in tandem with you in order to ensure your complete satisfaction. This dedicated team can recommend outside vendors to meet your requirements. Wedding packages for this venue include the use of tables and chairs, as well as the option of providing an elegant arch for your ceremony. The indoor carousel is also available for the enjoyment of you and your loved ones, as well as being a wonderful backdrop for photographs. On-site parking is open for the convenience of visitors.

Other Facilities

The New England Carousel Museum also operates other exhibits and facilities in addition to the Main Gallery and Ballroom. The Museum Restoration Department, the Museum of Fire History, and the Museum of Greek Art and History are all housed within the main building. The museum also manages the century-old Bushnell Park Carousel in Hartford, Connecticut, a gorgeous backdrop for photography and fun.

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Front of the museum
Front of the museum
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The New England Carousel Museum
Couple arriving in style
Couple arriving in style
Exchanging vows in the museum
Exchanging vows in the museum
Ballroom reception setup
Ballroom reception setup
Unique backdrop for photography
Unique backdrop for photography
The main gallery
The main gallery
Carousel for fun and photos
Carousel for fun and photos
Front of the museum
Front of the museum

6 Reviews for The New England Carousel Museum

Recommended by 92% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.4
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.4

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    Chelsea · Married on 10/19/2019

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    The most stunning place

    From beginning to end, I could not have asked for a better venue. Not only was it unique with the carousel pieces lining the aisle, the two hour carousel rides for my guest, but the most rustic feel upstairs when dancing under the lights. The team was amazing, the price was amazing, and the upstairs was beautiful.

    Sent on 11/09/2019
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    Deanna Troy Henry · Married on 07/01/2019

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    Great Tour for Bride to Be at the The New England Carousel Museum

    I was so impressed with the Reservation Coordinator
    Hannah Einsiedel. Before viewing this place I came prepared with A LOT questions! She answered all of my questions throughly and honestly! This place is very gorgeous and reasonably priced. It's high on my list of potential options! Thanks Hannah!

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    Sent on 12/13/2018
  • User4522823 · 2+ years ago

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    This place was great! They were very flexible and I liked that I got to do everything myself

    Sent on 11/03/2014

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The New England Carousel 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?
    $ 350.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 350.00
  • 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?
    $ 150.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 150.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Art Gallery
    Ballroom
    Historic Building
    Museum
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer?
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Outside Alcohol
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    February
    March
    April
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    May
    June
    July
    August

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  • 95 Riverside Ave Bristol, CT, 06010 See on map
    860-585-5411 (203) (Phone number)