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Bushnell Center

The Bushnell Center wedding venue is entirely encased in glass and has a 35-foot-high gable-vaulted ceiling. Space’s most striking feature is a one-of-a-kind glass chandelier created by renowned artist Dale Chihuly. You can choose from a variety of lovely event venues. The Seavers Room features hand-carved woodwork, lovely chandeliers, and a chamber stage, as well as a baby grand piano and an outdoor terrace. The Horace Bushnell Suite, on the third floor, has a view of the Great Hall, while the cozy Belding Stage has a beautiful “Music of the Spheres” mural above it. A striking Art Deco interior can be found in Mortensen Hall.

This Connecticut wedding venue offers some amazing features:

  • The gorgeous property offers beautiful scenery.
  •  It gives a romantic vibe that makes you fall in love with the environment.
  • You can exchange your vows on a big stage.
  • The elegant wooden dance floor obliges you in a romantic dance.
  • Incredible hotels and attractions in nearby the center.
  • The classic auditorium is full of artworks.
  • Hosting up to 700 guests in different spaces for your wedding celebration.


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Bushnell Center


166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106

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Brief History Of Bushnell Center

The Bushnell’s past is a love tale between a father and a daughter…and their shared love for their hometown of Hartford. Horace Bushnell left an indelible mark on the Capital City, as did his daughter, Dotha Bushnell Hillyer, who conceived and designed this estate as a lasting tribute to her father. Horace Bushnell was a titan of critical thought in the nineteenth century.

Noteworthy Features

The Bushnell Center wedding venue has been the perfect backdrop for hundreds of weddings for more than 20 years, thanks to its creative ambiance, timeless aesthetics, and unsurpassed event management. This is a dream place where lifelong memories are made. The Bushnell is the ideal location for your wedding or special occasion, regardless of the mood you choose to set for the special day. Its historic Hall evokes Art Deco elegance and romance, perfectly illuminated on one of their stages or in the soft glow of the Seaverns Room.

Accommodations for Ceremonies

The Bushnell Center wedding venue will host up to 700 guests in different spaces for your wedding celebration. Many of their visitors mix and match different locations to create a unique and seamless experience. The William H. Mortensen Hall, which has 2,799 seats and is ideal for onstage weddings, is a state-of-the-art theatre. The 908-seat Maxwell M. & Ruth R. Belding Theater is perfect for private receptions and activities. The Autorino Great Hall, which overlooks the courtyard, is a one-of-a-kind space, and the Seaverns Room, which has hand-carved wooden walls and an outdoor terrace, exudes traditional elegance. The Hillyer Suite is an excellent room for a bridal suite, and the Horace Bushnell Suite overlooks the great hall. The beautiful Connecticut wedding venue is an ideal spot for a ceremony.

Pricing, Packages, and Potential Fees

If you can imagine it, Bushnell can make it a reality. The event experts at the Bushnell Center wedding venue will ensure that your wedding is one-of-a-kind and memorable. Their experience with high-end productions and cutting-edge technologies makes them the perfect venue for your show-stopping gathering. The Bushnell is known for its beauty and artwork which will add a sophisticated flair to your special day. The rental fee varies depending on your needs, and the prices are from $5000 and up. You can book your wedding event here

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