The New England Carousel Museum – Bristol, CT

The New England Carousel Museum is a remarkable venue centrally located in Bristol, Connecticut. Its setting shows a harmony of magnificence and frisky romance that gives you exceptional memories for your celebration. 

 

A collection of vivid carousel horses, vibrant artworks, and banners give you a perfect backdrop for your playful yet chic wedding. The New England Carousel Museum also boasts its historic charm through the antique pieces at the main gallery. The fully restored vintage carousel has intricate designs and kaleidoscopic colors shimmering with luminous lights. 

 

The New England Carousel Museum holds a vagabond with its massive Venitian-crystal chandeliers afloat on the dance floor, ready to dazzle you and your guests on your most special day! Your wedding day will not be complete without its century-old Wurlitzer organ serenading you with a whimsical music background.

New England Carousel Museum is ready to give you a one-of-a-kind historical and playful wedding day celebration. It is housed in a 1901 post-and beam factory that lets everyone marvel in over 100 years old carousel art and history. 

This incredible wedding venue in Connecticut comes with the following features:

  • It offers two spaces for your wedding ceremony or reception: The Main Gallery and The Ballroom
  • An over century-old Wurlitzer Organ to serenade you on your big day
  • An accessible location for everyone, especially for the handicapped – its elevator, special needs ramps, and restroom are accessible for everyone. 
  • Consequential and chic wedding venue
  • An impeccable location for a playful romance vibe

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The New England Carousel Museum

Address

95 Riverside Ave. Bristol, CT 06010

phone number

860-585-5411 x 105 

venue type

 Ballroom, Historic Venue, Industrial & Warehouse, Museum

Brief History Of The New England Carousel Museum

A nonprofit organization was founded in 1990. The first carousel and a collection of memorabilia related to these popular tourist attractions were also displayed in 1990. Later on, the museum started to add educational programs for children and adults while expanding its collections and including more artifacts. The New England Carousel Museum is committed to keeping and restoring the art and history of the carousels. 

The Reception

The New England Carousel Museum has a guest capacity of up to 250. The indoor ceremony at the New England Carousel Museum has a guest capacity of up to 90. Rentals at the New England Carousel Museum includes a unique setting- featuring a second-floor ballroom with crystal Venetian Chandelier, bride’s dressing area, 60 inches round tables and chairs, a variety of rectangular tables, a prep area for your caterer, a tour museum exhibitions, indoor carousel rides, a fully ADA accessible building with elevator, and a large parking lot. 

 

The New England Carousel Museum offers two event spaces for your wedding ceremony or reception: The Main Gallery and The Ballroom. The Main Gallery is a perfect location for hosting a very intimate ceremony. The Ballroom is the most suitable venue for larger wedding celebrations as it can accommodate up to 250 guests with a dance floor. It can also host 300 guests but without a dance floor to party-on.

 

As for the caterer, you can choose your preferred vendor to help you customize on your big day. The New England Carousel Museum can offer you tables and chairs for a minimal amount of fee and a prep area for your caterer. The staff at the New England Carousel Museum are dedicated to assisting you in getting that perfect wedding you are dreaming of.  

  

Indoor carousel rides are also accessible for you and your guests to complete that playful and romantic wedding experience at the New England Carousel Museum. This spot also offers you a majestic and lively backdrop for stunning wedding photos! 

 

There is nothing to fuss about parking on your wedding day at the New England Carousel Museum. The Bristol Water Department offers more than 100 spaces for the guests of New England Carousel Museum with a condition of keeping the area clean and clear. 

Cost at The New England Carousel Museum

The New England Carousel Museum offers two wedding packages ranging from $500 to $3000. 

 

The Micro Wedding Package costs $500, and it is available during public hours (Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 am to 5 am and Sundays from 12 noon to 5 pm). The rental rate includes an hour of rehearsal prior to the date, a 30-minute set-up before the ceremony, an hour ceremony, and another one hour for photos following the ceremony. It also includes a bottle of a champagne toast, chairs, and carousel rides. There is a 60 per hour fee for an additional time for set-up.

 

Brass Ring All-Inclusive Package costs $3000, and it is available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays after 5:30 pm. This package includes exclusive access to the New England Carousel Museum for a five-hour event. It will also grant you and your guests one hour access to carousel rides. A $450 per hour fee is for additional event time and it becomes $600 after midnight. 

 

The New England Carousel Museum also offers per-hour rental packages during public and non-public hours. Museum Ballroom costs $200 per hour, while Studio 1 and Blue Room Gallery for $75/hour during public hours. The rental rate for Mondays – Sundays costs $250 per hour with a minimum of two hours, while Fridays – Saturdays are $500/hour with a minimum of one hour during non-public hours. 

 

A $500 damage security deposit is also a requisite at the New England Carousel Museum. Check out their rental rates and FAQ for questions we might not have answered here. 

 

Are you ready to get that century-old style wedding in a frisky and elegant wedding venue in Connecticut? 

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