Make a Lasting Impression
Whether you are planning a small meeting, a large gala, or an elegant wedding, the Mattatuck Museum offers a unique and exciting backdrop for your event. Through a combination of spectacular settings and enchanting collections we can help you create an enormously successful and memorable event for business, pleasure and everything in between.
No matter how large your gathering, we are prepared to make it convenient for you and your guests. We are located at the crossroads of Connecticut – the intersection of I-84 and Route 8. And as for parking, forget searching for paid parking downtown; we have ample free parking available year-round.
The Height of Elegance
The beauty of the galleries, the intimacy of the outdoor courtyard – no matter where you choose to stage your event, the Mattatuck Museum provides the ideal setting to take your event to new heights.
The Performing Arts Center (3,575 sq. ft.)
Located on the Museum’s third floor, this newly renovated space features a theatrical setting of rich mahogany paneling, freshly painted walls and newly installed carpeting. This space can accommodate large seated events.
The Monteiro Family Community Gallery (600 sq. ft.)
The Community Gallery is a changing exhibition space ideal for private meetings, small seminars and small groups for a seated dinner. The space is available to non-profits at no charge, please contact the Museum for details.
The Munger Room, Lab and Museum Lobby (2,110 sq. ft.)
Located on the Museum’s main floor, these three adjoining rooms offer a versatile space for cocktail receptions or smaller seated events. The Munger Room can accommodate as many as 50 guests and The Lab up to 40 guests for a seated dinner.
The History Exhibit (5050 sq. ft.)
Surrounded by artifacts from the region’s history, this unique space provides the perfect conversation piece for any reception or medium seated event.
The Courtyard Garden
The outdoor courtyard offers a tranquil setting. It is an ideal location for a small wedding ceremony or a great addition to any event on the first floor.
The Early American and Modern Art Galleries (3,740 sq. ft.)
Spacious and classically detailed, these galleries display the Museum’s collections of work by American masters. The galleries are ideal for intimate receptions and can hold up to 100 people for your wedding ceremony.
Events held in this space must get special approval from the Museum Director.
Our list of exclusive caterers provides you with a selection of seasoned chefs and staff committed to serving the finest foods for your event. Whether simple or extravagant, you’ll be able to choose a menu that perfectly complements your event.
- Bourassa Catering and Events, Wallingford, CT
P: (203) 269-9266
F: (203) 949-1158
- Café Louise LLC, West Hartford, CT
Louise F. P. Albin
1156 New Britain Avenue
P: (860) 561-0160
C: (860) 977-0356
- Jesse Camille’s Restaurant, Naugatuck, CT
P: (203) 723-2275
- Riverhouse Catering, Avon, CT
Dana Montanari, Director of Sales
P: (860) 404-5051 x104
C: (860) 539-8055
- Verbena Catering Co., Berlin, CT
P: (203) 444-1889
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the price of the room include?
Admission to the Museum for all of your guests and complimentary parking is included in the price of the room. Museum staff sets up the space to your specifications and is on site to help with last minute setup needs. A friendly visitor services associate is present during your event to great guests.
How long can I hold a date?
A date can be placed on a temporary hold for a maximum of three weeks. If the required paperwork has not been received by the Museum, then the hold is released.
Do you have any exclusive vendors?
The Museum has a list of exclusive caterers for you to choose from to fit the look and feel of any event. If you wish to select a caterer that is not on our list, a convenience fee of $250 is charged and an additional security deposit will be required.
Can I use the Museum’s logo on my invitation or material?
We can provide you with logos for your materials, but said materials must meet with prior Museum approval.
Is music allowed?
Yes; you may play any music you like, at a maximum of 98 db. If you hire a DJ or band they must bring in their own sound system.
What time can an event start/end?
Start time depends on the particular space you select. The Community Gallery and Performing Arts Center are available from 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. every day. Exhibition galleries and public spaces are only available after 5:30 p.m. All events must end by 11:00 p.m.
Listed below are the base rental fees for different spaces in the Museum. However, every event is different and we strive to customize your experience. Please contact us today for a personalized quote based on your event.
Space Capacity & Approximate Price Range
- Courtyard (capacity of 50 people): $200-$500
- Café (capacity of 45 people): $150-$450
- Orton P. Camp, Jr. History Gallery (capacity of 75 people): $350-$500
- Performing Arts Center & Button Gallery (capacity of 200 people): $400-$1600
Please note other spaces within the Museum may be available depending upon exhibitions and the nature of your event.
Holidays @ The MATT
The MATT is pleased to partner with Riverhouse Catering to offer a variety of party packages for your holiday needs. Whether a large and festive cocktail party, or a small and intimate dinner, The MATT and Riverhouse can create an event your guests will never forget! Please contact Rental Coordinator Molly Nelson at (203) 753-0381 x138 or email@example.com for more info.
À La Carte Items
- Parquet Dance Floor
(up to 21′ x 21′): $150
- Chiavari Chairs: $4 each
- Audio/Visual Equipment: $150
- Conference Telephone: $25
Mattatuck Museum Staff Charges
Includes cleaning crew (after event), building services staff and rental coordinator on site during the event.
- Daytime event up to 75 people: $150
- Evening event or 75+ people: $200
The Museum has a list of approved caterers for rental functions. The use of a non-approved caterer will incur a $250 fee and an increased security deposit of $600. There is a $50 charge for any caterer using the Museum kitchen.
Wedding & Engagement Photos
The Museum galleries and grounds are available for your wedding or engagement photos. Our beautiful galleries are a great alternative for those rainy days when an outside shoot won’t work.
- 1 hour: $125
- Each additional 15 minutes: $20
For more information or to schedule an appointment call (203) 753-0381 x138 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.