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Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

Hartford Wedding Venue
166 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut 06106
Contact: Events
Phone: 860/987-6044

Why We Like This Place

The Bushnell Center will turn your wedding into a command performance:

• It’s dramatic. The Autorino Great Hall is completely enclosed in glass, and features a gable-vaulted ceiling soaring 35 feet above the floor. A one-of-a-kind glass chandelier designed by famed artist Dale Chihuly is the space’s most arresting element.

• You have a choice of beautiful event spaces. Hand-carved woodwork, lovely chandeliers and a chamber stage distinguish the Seaversn Room, which also comes with a baby grand piano and outdoor terrace. The refined, third-floor Harace Bushnell Suite overlooks the Great Hall, while the intimate Belding Stage features a stunning “Music of the Spheres” mural overhead. In Mortensen Hall you’ll find a striking Art Deco interior.

• It’s easy to get to. Conveniently located in downtown Hartford, the center is close to Interstate 84 and 91, as well as local attractions and restaurants.

• They’ll help you plan your celebration. The innovative event-planning staff is at your disposal, they offer audiovisual support, and in-house event cuisine is provided by Max’s Catering. Plus, if you’re a subscriber you’ll save 10% on all reception space rentals!



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 300
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 270
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 300
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 0


  • Max. Seated: 300

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

50% of the estimated event total is required to reserve your date, and the balance is due 3 days prior to the event. The rental fee starts at $5,000 and varies depending on the day, date and time of the event, technical requirements and labor charges. All food & beverage requirements are through their exclusive caterer, Max Catering.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners

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Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Historic/Landmark Building

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