Private Events, Weddings, and Corporate Events

Centrally  located in the heart of Connecticut,  housed in a quintessential New England factory from the 1800s, lies the exceptional setting for the New England carousel Museum.


Among our antique treasure trove of horses and working carousel, combined with our proficient team of experts, we are here to assist you in creating the wedding or social event of your dreams. Saunter down the aisle of  our main gallery, overlooking our extraordinary collection as you create a magical first dance, under a Venetian crystal chandelier, in our 200 seat, ballroom.


By selecting the caterer or vendor that you fancy most, you can rest assure, that your storybook event will be one that is truly and uniquely, yours!



Private events and wedding amenities include:

Unique setting, featuring second floor ballroom with crystal Venetian Chandelier

60" round tables and chairs included
Use the caterer and vendors of your choice

Prep area for your caterer
Opportunities to tour museum exhibitions
Indoor Carousel rides
Fully ADA accessible building with elevator

 The Main Gallery

Maximum occupancy: 250 standing, 75 lecture style seated, 40 seated dining.
The main gallery is centerpiece to this incredible venue for your special event or wedding.  Surround yourself and your guests with hundreds of antique pieces, while immersing yourself in the time period.

The Ballroom

Maximum Occupancy: 300 standing, 230 seated dining. 
Hold your next event in our beautiful upstairs Ballroom. With an expansive dance floor and space for 230 guests, the upstairs Ballroom at the NECM is an elegant place to host your next reception. Your guests will be enamored with the original refinished wood floors, sprawling chandeliers, and the overall ambiance.

Call or email Elaine to schedule your 2019 or 2020 event or to schedule a walk through

860-585-5411 x 101


Mon. & Tues: Call for appointments

Wed - Sat. - 10:00 - 5:00 PM

Sun. Noon - 5:00 PM 

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95 Riverside Ave.

Bristol, CT 06010