Scenes from the Bushnell

Reception and Meeting Spaces

The Bushnell is Hartford's center stage, with easy access to both Interstate 84 and 91, and is just a short walk from the CT Convention Center and downtown hotels. From large to small gatherings, The Bushnell is a unique environment for corporate entertaining, weddings, bat/bar mitzvahs, meetings and more.

 
Seaverns Room

The beautiful hand-carved woodwork and lovely chandeliers of this colonial room create a luxurious setting for receptions.  The room contains a chamber stage with a baby grand piano, as well as an outdoor terrace.

     
 
The Autorino Great Hall

A prominent feature of the Center, the Autorino Great Hall is a truly dramatic space completely enclosed in glass.  The gable-vaulted ceiling rises 35 feet above the floor and provides the backdrop for a unique glass chandelier designed by artist Dale Chihuly.

     
 
The Horace Bushnell Suite

The Horace Bushnell Suite is designed as a refined retreat for hosting an event. Located on the third floor of the Belding Theater, the Suite overlooks the Autorino Great Hall with a close up view of Dale Chihuly's "Ode to Joy."

     
The Hillyer Suite  
The Hillyer Suite

The Hillyer Suite is an entertainment space overlooking the historic Mortensen Hall stage.

 

 

 

 

 

The Bushnell stages are the perfect backdrop to create an unforgettable memory.

 
The Belding Stage

The interior is intimate and luxurious, with a stunning ceiling mural, "Music of the Spheres." No seat in the theater is more than 75 feet from the stage.

 

 

 

 

 

Mortensen Hall

The striking art-deco interior of the 2,800-seat Mortensen Hall stands in contrast to its conservative exterior. The center panel of the ceiling is the largest hand-painted ceiling mural in the United States. Entitled "Drama," it was painted by Barry Faulkner in 1929 with a group of Prix de Rome artists.

     
     

 

Great Hall

Horace Bushnell Suite

Seaverns Room

Hillyer Suite

Belding Stage

Mortensen Stage

Seated

190

38

90

28

270

270

Seated With Dance Area

136

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40

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200

200

Standing Reception

275

50

200

40

300

300

Theater Style

250

30

150

20

908

2,800

Classroom Style

100

22

60

16

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Room Dimensions

60x36

20x40

36x57

12x15
14x31

4,000 sq ft

3,500 sq ft

For more information on staging your event at The Bushnell, please call (860) 987-6044 or email cathy_stephens@bushnell.org.