Gershon Ballroom

Upon entering the doors of this indoor wedding venue, you will immediately fall in love with its
art deco pieces, high ceilings, and expansive lobby that projects a refined city style. The
Gershon Fox Ballroom by Marquee provides a modern yet timelessly classic vibe that adds to its
elegance and sophistication. Inside the spacious ballroom, you will stand in awe at the marble
columns that run from the carpeted floors to the high ceilings decked with exquisitely designed
crystal chandeliers. The ballroom’s finishes will instantly make your wedding grander through
these luxurious details.


When you book this stunning wedding venue in Connecticut, you will get to enjoy the
following:


● An indoor, 3,740 square feet grand ballroom that can host up to 200 guests
● Premium interiors of the Greshon Fox Ballroom featuring crystal chandeliers,
mood lights, carpeted flooring, and grand mirrors
● A stylish and contemporary mezzanine lounge for reception cocktails
● A wide Atrium with marble floors, marble columns, and a stage perfect for your
after-party
● Indoor ceremony venue set-up with an arch, 60 foot pipe and drape, and petals on
the aisle for a romantic ambiance
● Banquet rooms that are styled to match any wedding theme
● Complimentary honeymoon suite for the newlywed couple

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venue spotlight

Gershon Ballroom

Address

960 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103

phone number

(860) 278-4466

venue type

Ballroom, Historic Venue

Brief History Of Gershon Ballroom

The Gershon Fox Ballroom by Marquee Events sits right inside the G. Fox & Co. Building, which
is notable for its stunning architecture and interesting history. It was formerly a retail mall
founded by its namesake, Gershon Fox, in 1837. The building used to be the largest department
store in the city at the time of its establishment. In 1918, the 11-storey tower was restored after
an unfortunate fire that ruined most of its original finishes. Some of the most remarkable pieces
from the renovations that remain to this day are the marble columns and pilasters.

Noteworthy Features

The Gershon Fox Ballroom by Marquee Events sits right inside the G. Fox & Co. Building, which
is notable for its stunning architecture and interesting history. It was formerly a retail mall
founded by its namesake, Gershon Fox, in 1837. The building used to be the largest department
store in the city at the time of its establishment. In 1918, the 11-storey tower was restored after
an unfortunate fire that ruined most of its original finishes. Some of the most remarkable pieces
from the renovations that remain to this day are the marble columns and pilasters.

Accommodations for Ceremonies

The Gershon Fox Ballroom offers a 3,740 square feet indoor reception venue that can
accommodate up to 200 guests in a banquet style seating. Should you need a bigger space with
a stage, you may opt for the Atrium that has a total area of 7,600 square feet. Both banquet
halls are connected to each other so your guests can flow freely from one area to another. If you
would like to do an hour of cocktails before the reception programme officially starts, you can
hold it at the 4,800 square foot Mezzanine that overlooks the grand Atrium. It comes with
lounges and smaller tables ideal for cocktail service.
Wedding ceremonies may be held in the Gershon Fox Ballroom as well, which will be dressed
up with drapes, an aisle, and dark brown chairs lined neatly on each side for your guests. After
which, brides may utilize the dressing room for retouching or outfit changes.
Some other additional accommodations this grand wedding venue offers are valet parking, a
secured parking garage, and a complimentary suite for the newlywed couple.

Pricing, Packages, and Potential Fees

This elegant wedding venue in Connecticut offers an extensive wedding package. According to
their website, prices start at $109 per person, depending on your chosen menu as well as the
day and month of your special day. Included in the rate are 5 hours of ballroom use, use of the
Atrium, 1 hour of cocktails at the Mezzanine Lounge, 5 hours of open bar, dinner reception
set-up with tables and chairs plus your choice of linen, champagne toast, wine service
throughout dinner, 6 butler passed hors d’oeuvres, wedding cake, coffee and tea service, and
the set-up of round tables, chairs, and your choice of linens. Additional charges may apply if you
opt to have dining enhancements such as shrimp cocktails, a raw bar station, and other gourmet
food or dessert stations. Centerpieces and ceremony decor including glass cylinder vases, floral
arrangements, and stage design will also entail extra fees so you may want to discuss this with
your wedding coordinator.
The ceremony also has a corresponding fee which is $850 for one hour. This is inclusive of the
entire set-up including 60 feet pipes and drapes, a rose-petalled aisle, chairs for your guests,
and a beautifully styled arch. Should you require time for a rehearsal, Gershon Fox Ballroom will
be charging an additional fee.
To learn more about the features, specific packages, and catering menu of this one of a kind
wedding venue, check out their website and download their wedding package file.

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