Private Events, Weddings, and Corporate Events

The New England Carousel Museum, located in central Connecticut, is housed in a quintessential New England factory 1837. Let our staff help create the wedding day or special event of your dreams among our antique carousel pieces and working carousel. Recite your vows in our main gallery among our treasured collection and wow guests as you dance under a Venetian crystal chandelier in our 200 seat ballroom. Select the caterer and vendors of your choice to make your wedding day truly your own.  We pride ourselves on our ability to cater to our guests needs, and our staff works closely with you to ensure that you have the best experience possible. Located in the heart of Bristol, Connecticut, The Carousel Museum is available for any special occasion or meeting. Whether you’re planning an intimate reception, corporate event or fairy-tale dream the NECM is the ideal setting to make your occasion a memorable experience. NECM is completely handicap accessible, including an elevator, special needs ramps and restrooms.



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