Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts 166 Capitol Avenue • Hartford • Connecticut 06106


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • 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 conveniently located in downtown Hartford, and the innovative event staff will help you plan your celebration. They offer audiovisual support plus in-house event cuisine provided by Max's Catering—and if you're a subscriber you'll save 10% on all reception space rentals!

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $5,000/event and up
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of day
    • Time of year
    • Technical requirements and labor charges

Meals (when priced separately)
  • Please contact the venue for meal pricing.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 300 0
Cocktails, etc. Standing 300 0
Reception Seated 270 0
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 300.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings

Essential Info


$ • $$ • $$$



Their exclusive caterer is Max Catering.



Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Historic / Landmark Building

Venue Views

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  • Cityscape


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