Private Events, Weddings, and Corporate Events

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


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