Facility Use

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For a truly unique and memorable venue, host your event or meeting on the picturesque 118-acre former estate of Henri Bendel. With a working farm, handicapped accessible woodland trails, observatory, interactive art gallery and planetarium, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center is the ideal spot for your next company outing, off-site meeting or private event. To learn more about having an event at the SM&NC, read our FAQs.

To request use of the Stamford Museum & Nature Center, please download and complete the form. This form must be completed and returned via fax at 203.322.0408 or via email events@stamfordmuseum.org.

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For more information, call 203.977.6523 or email events@stamfordmuseum.org.

BENDEL MANSION (150 Guests Seated)
Includes: The Great Hall, Bendel Gallery,
Sunroom, Arcade, Solarium & Front Garden
Since we are open to the public, the Bendel Mansion is available for rent after 5 pm and rentals may last up to 5 hours. Bookings are subject to availability and prices are subject to change.
Includes: The Bendel Mansion, The Meadow, Heckscher Farm,
Nature's Playground, Nature Trails, Wheels in the Woods Picnic Area,
Tents & Interactive Art Gallery
Security Deposit$500
Non-Preferred Caterer Fee $300
Staffing see below
There is a $30/hour fee for security/maintenance/insurance and a staff member who will be present from start to finish. This fee will be calculated from the time the museum closes to the public at 5 pm until 1 hour after your event and will be added to your contract.
Indian Room (75 guests maximum)$125/hr. for 30 guests
Heckscher Barn (45 guests maximum)$150/hr. for 30 guests
Wheels in the Woods Picnic Area (100 guests maximum)$125/hr. for 30 guests
Ceremony/Vow Exchange Onlyprice available upon request
On-site Photo Sessionsprice available upon request
Educational Program with ground rentalprice based on programming
Art Gallery (2 hours)$300
The SM&NC will honor a 25% facility use discount off of the base rental fee to non-profit and civic organizations for cultural and civic activities, including political fundraisers.

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