Private Events, Weddings, Proposals, and Corporate Events

NECM Ballroom
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Carousel rides at your special event
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Carousel Museum Ballroom
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NECM Main Gallery
Bristol Museum of Greek History
Ceremonies at the Carousel Museum
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Carousel Museum Ballroom
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Host an event that is uniquely yours at the Carousel Museum. Welcome guests in our 1901 post and beam factory with working indoor Carousel and Ballroom. Customize with the caterer and vendors of your choice to put your personal touch on every detail!

Centrally located in Bristol Connecticut, in a 1901 factory you will find the New England Carousel Museum. Among our antique treasures and working carousel you and your partner can host the wedding of your dreams. Say "I do" in our main gallery among our extraordinary collection of American Carousel treasures. Have your first dance under a Venetian crystal chandelier in our 200 seat second floor ballroom. Select the caterer of your choice to create an event 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

  • Variety of rectangular tables

  • 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 Morgan Urgo, Executive Director to schedule your event or to schedule a walk through

860-585-5411 x 105

Proposal Event

Are you looking for a place to pop the question to your partner this holiday season? Let the New England Carousel Museum be the perfect backdrop for your “YES” moment! Schedule a “Proposal Event” and have exclusive use of the Carousel Museum and a tailored experience just for the two of you (or more if you wish)! Our staff will help customize your dream proposal. Popping the question with us includes a bottle of Champagne and keepsake toasting flutes while on our indoor Venetian Carousel or you can bend a knee under our vintage “Admired” carousel sign. Add a music playlist tailored just for you or choose from our selection of our Vintage Band Organ music. Once the planning begins if you choose to host your big day with us, proposal event fee can be credited towards your Brass Ring event package!

Call 860-585-5411 x 105 or email 

$250 includes:

  • Champagne

  • Keepsake toasting flutes

  • Exclusive access to the Carousel Museum

  • Customized playlist/Vintage Band organ selection

  • Full credit toward a Brass Ring event package


Mon. & Tues: Call for appointments

PLEASE READ COVID-19 Admission requirements

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

Sun. Noon - 5:00 PM 

Tours every day at Noon & 2:00 PM

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95 Riverside Ave.

Bristol, CT 06010