The Society Room of Hartford combines classic and historic beauty with award-winning gourmet food and service to make your wedding dramatic and unforgettable! Marble, limestone, brass and bronze accents adorn the Society Ballroom, as a sweeping staircase flows down from the 3,000 sq. ft. mezzanine showcasing the grandest of entrances. The Society Room can host up to 300 guests for your wedding. Areas and rooms available for ceremony, cocktail hour, bridal suite, groomsmen room and many theatrical photo backdrops. Waterfront, river view and other gorgeous outdoor photo locales in walking distance with hotels across the street. Part of the award winning Riverhouse Hospitality wedding group specializing in unique venues such as rustic barns, vineyards, museums, riverfront boathouses and more!
Facilities and Capacity
The venue can accommodate up to 300 guests, making it the perfect location for your engagement party, bridal shower, wedding ceremony or reception. When you get married at The Society Room, you have exclusive use of the facility. This includes use of the luxurious private bridal suite and groom’s cottage. The couple will also have a personal bride and groom attendant to anticipate your every need.
The Society Room offers a variety of services offered to accommodate your needs:
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Kali Lucenti · Married on 07/27/2019
Flawless Reception, First Class Venue
I honestly don't know where to start except to say that everything went absolutely perfectly from planning the wedding to the actual wedding night.Sent on 08/21/2019
We worked with Melissa at the Society Room who was such a pleasure to work with. She was accommodating, supportive, responsive, detail oriented and always professional.
The Venue speaks for itself, it has a TON of character that made our wedding a little more unique than some of the other traditional indoor venues. We had a large wedding and utilized the top and bottom levels for our reception. At first I was a little worried about this, but it was SO awesome. After dinner, everyone who was upstairs came down to dance.
The food was delicious, from cocktail hour to dinner everything was executed perfectly. I also really loved the way they invited 50 couples to an event to sample and select food choices in advance of the meeting.
Service the night of the wedding was also incredible. I received really positive feedback from all the guests, and my husband and I couldn't have been happier.
Price was really reasonable considering the quality of food, service, environment.
Overall, I would 100% recommend this venue to anyone planning their wedding. There wasn't one thing that went wrong and we had an amazing experience working with Melissa and the rest of the team at the Society Room. I am so thankful we chose it for our day.
Kimberly Chan · Getting married on 01/04/2020
Society Room Venue
We toured the Society Room as a possible venue for our wedding and loved it! Traci was very accommodating, thorough and transparent. She was able to answer all our questions and toured us around each room. She even sent follow up emails with documents I had requested. The space is stunning with options for several rooms and bars. The ornate decor adds to the aesthetics of the room. Initially we were hesitant about the split level balcony for a larger party but after learning more about their operations it was no longer a concern. Society Room was a strong option but unfortunately they were booked the date we were interested in.Sent on 12/13/2018
Taylor Mersereau · Married on 08/17/2019
Just over two weeks ago we had our wedding reception at the Society Room in Hartford, CT. We visited countless venues in the greater Hartford area but none of them captured our vision and ideal day like the Society Room.Sent on 09/02/2019
The ambiance was breathtaking including the large stone pillars, wooden bars, two storied ceilings. The venue was everything we could have asked for and then some!
The staff at the Society Room is really what sold us at the end of the day. We worked with Melissa Sundholm as our event coordinator and she was fantastic! Every time we had a question (which there were many) she was always available to help and make sure that we were prepared for our big day. We even had a private tour of the venue with Jim the GM of Riverhouse Catering on a Sunday to ensure our parents could see the venue before we signed off. The commitment of the folks at the Society Room is second to none.
Special shoutout to the event day staff Desmond, Melissa, and Hailey (we are sorry if we missed anyone)! You were all amazing and went above and beyond to ensure we didn't worry about a thing.
The food is AMAZING. Best wedding food I have ever eaten and our guests all really enjoyed their meals. Compliments to the chef!
Overall, The Society Room was the perfect venue for our wedding reception and we honestly would work with them again if we had the opportunity to do it all over. We highly recommend The Society Room of Hartford. Thanks for helping make our day so special!
Taylor and Jon
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An amazing unique room with incredible food. Highly recommended!!!
As a wedding photographer, I always look forward to being a part of capturing beautiful moments for the couples I work with. Half the challenge when trying to create that magic moment is having the right venue to set the stage and give the proper ambiance to put the photographs over the top. Having done a couple of weddings at the Hartford Society Room; I can truly say that each and every time I am there it is special. The staff is top notch and treats the wedding party, guests and vendors with respect. I look forward to coming back soon!
A fantastic venue, sophisticated and unique, blends element of vintage holywood glam with modern amenities. A photographers dream local.