DISCOVER DISTINCTIVE SPECIAL EVENT VENUES
Connecticut, New England's newest meeting
destination, offers an array of distinctive and unusual special events venues
ranging from "small to extra-large" guaranteed to make a group
function a success.
Eolia - The Mansion at Harkness Memorial Park
With breathtaking views of the Long Island
Sound, Eolia, an elegantly restored mansion, is located on 230 seaside acres of
pristine lawns, stately trees and spectacular gardens in Harkness Memorial Park.
The mansion was once the summer home of the Harkness family, and now serves as a
sophisticated venue for group functions.
Music Room Capacity: up to 80
Room Capacity: up to 50
Breakfast Room Capacity: up to 30
Full First Floor
Capacity: up to 160
As the nation's first family amusement park, groups can
re-live their childhood at Lake Compounce, a distinctive venue that can
accommodate large groups in a fun and casual atmosphere. The park features a
thrilling roller coaster, waterpark and other great amusement parks rides.
Capacity: up to 10, 000
Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration
860-572-5955 ext. 336
Against the backdrop of
silently-moving Beluga whales, exquisite fish and other exotic creatures of the
deep, The Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration offers a fabulous under
the sea venue for evening events. The aquarium also houses the Institute for
Exploration's newly renovated exhibit space. The space, which features
state-of-the-art technology and recently discovered artifacts, is the perfect
setting for a smaller private event.
Main Showroom Capacity up to 500
for Exploration Capacity: up to 200
spectacular views of the water, and quaint New England charm makes Seamen's Inn
at Mystic Seaport a distinct venue for an off-site special event. Groups can
dine in an elegant gallery surrounded by a collection of antique ship's
figureheads, or crack open lobster at a traditional shore dinner prepared over
open fires on the riverbanks. Cruises aboard the Sabino, America's oldest
operating coal-fired steamboat, can also be arranged for groups.
Capacity: up to 400
Morgan Suite East Capacity: up to 90
Morgan Suite West
Capacity: up to 60
Boat Shed Capacity: up to 400+
The Galley Capacity: up to 180
Mallory Building Capacity: up to 200
Saint Clements Castle
Built in 1902, Saint Clements Castle
sits on 82 acres of land along the Connecticut River. The European-style estate
is complete with two distinctive Norman towers, sunken gardens, gracious
courtyards and pristine landscaping. Many of the great rooms on the estate were
modeled after prominent points of interest throughout France.
Capacity: up to 250
Orchard Room Capacity: up to 50
Taylor Dining Room: up to 40
Tavern Capacity: up to 30
Sheffield Island Lighthouse
Built in 1868 on one of the Norwalk Islands, the 10-room
Sheffield Island Lighthouse has been placed on the Register of Historic Places.
The lighthouse is a perfect location that captures the charm of New England when
planning a special event, which can include a traditional New England clambake.
Capacity: up to 300
Outside CT Public Relations Agency:
Lisa O'Neill/Terence Gallagher
Lou Hammond & Associates
Tel: (212) 891-0214
Connecticut Office of Tourism
Tel: (860) 270-8080