Social & Private Events

For a unique and memorable venue, host your wedding, party, or meeting on the picturesque 118-acre former estate of Henri Bendel. The large mansion boasts a beautiful dining and dancing area for up to 150 guests.

Our high-tech, comfortable conference center is ideal for off-site meetings and smaller private parties. With a working farm, universally-accessible woodland trails, meadow space with on-site tents and picnic tables, observatory, interactive museum galleries and planetarium, the Stamford Museum and Nature Center is the ideal spot for your next company outing or social gathering. To learn more, please read our Site Rental FAQs, or click to download pdfs about Weddings at the SM&NC or Company Outings & Events.

To request use of the Stamford Museum & Nature Center, please download and complete the Facility Rental/Use Request Form. For more information contact Cate Carlucci, our Social & Private Events Manager at 203.977.6523 or

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BENDEL MANSION (150 Guests Seated)
Includes: The Great Hall, Bendel Gallery, Sunroom, Arcade, Solarium & Front Garden. Private events can start at 5pm. Additional time may be added.
$3,150 for 5 hours
Includes: Use of the Meadow, (2) 30x30 tents, picnic tables, Heckscher Farm, Nature's Playground, Nature Trails, Wheels in the Woods Picnic Area, Museum Galleries.Additional programming, equipment and conditions may apply.
$3,500 for 5 hours
INDIAN ROOM (50 guests maximum)
A well decorated space with Wi-fi, HD TV screen and more. In-house catering available. Available for use during public hours, after 5pm and weekends.
$450 for 3 hours, daily & weekly rates available
WHEELS IN THE WOODS PICNIC AREA (100 guests maximum)
Includes: (2) permanent pavilions, (4) picnic tables. Access to the farm and outdoor amenities. Additional tables and tenting available at additional charge. Very private and available for use during public hours.
$350 for 3 hours
Ceremony/Vow Exchange$ available upon request
On-site Photo Sessions$ available upon request
House tents, tables and chairs$ available upon request
Security Deposit$500
SMNC Event Staff Personnel
A staff member will be present from set up time to finish during private events. This fee is additional and will be added to the agreed rental fee.
$30 per hour

For more information, call Cate Carlucci 203.977.6523 or email

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