The Carousel Museum 95 Riverside Avenue • Bristol • CT 06010


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Housed in a lovingly restored 1901 post-and-beam factory, this fascinating museum allows guests to step back in time as they marvel at over 100 years of carousel art and history—intricately carved animals and chariots, art pieces, and memorabilia from the days when the carousel was the "pinnacle of amusement park joy".
  • Say "I do" in The Main Gallery surrounded by a collection of hundreds of antique treasures. Once you're wed, you can continue the party here, or move upstairs to the charming ballroom, with its ample dance floor and sparkling Venetian crystal chandeliers.
  • Your reasonably-priced rental fee allows you to select the caterer and vendors of your choice, and includes rides on the wonderful antique Venetian carousel. Best yet, all fees help support the Museum's mission to preserve and restore these unique works of art for future generations.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Package Prices
  • $3,000–5,000/event
  • Package prices vary depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of year
  • Package pricing includes:

    • Tables & chairs
    • Prep area for the selected caterer (of the couple's choice)
    • Opportunity to tour museum exhibition
    • Rides on the indoor carousel
    • Fully ADA-accessible building with an elevator


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 75 0
Cocktails, etc. Standing 150 0
Reception Seated 150 0
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 150.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info







The museum has resourced a local facility that will deliver alcohol and credit any unused bottles. A certificate of insurance is required for all events that serve alcohol when the museum is open to the public.

Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Museum
  • Unique
  • Ballroom

Venue Views

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