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.
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.
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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6 Reviews for The New England Carousel Museum
Recommended by 92% of couples
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Deanna Troy Henry · Getting married on 05/08/2021
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!Sent on 12/13/2018
Chelsea · Married on 10/19/2019
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
User4522823 · 2+ years ago
This place was great! They were very flexible and I liked that I got to do everything myselfSent on 11/03/2014
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