Facilities Rentals at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Designed in the style of a 19th century European estate, Bendel Mansion was built as the country retreat of department store magnate Henri Bendel. Architecturally impressive yet warm and welcoming, the Mansion features grand-scale rooms which once hosted guests of the Gilded Age and now house our permanent art collection, temporary exhibitions and event spaces. With outdoor terraces, oversize leaded-glass windows, and surrounded by picturesque classical statues, sculptures and plantings, the Mansion is ideal for ceremonies and receptions for up to 150 guests.
The Farmhouse is a newly-constructed venue featuring charming vistas across our gently-sloping property -- including our working New England farm with pastures and barns, maple sugaring house, and organic gardens. Seating up to 150 guests and featuring natural finishes, a high exposed-beam ceiling, and large outdoor terrace with sweeping views, The Farmhouse offers authentic rustic chic with the convenience of modern amenities.
For corporate events, the indoor spaces in the Bendel Mansion and Farmhouse easily accommodate classroom-style lectures, breakout sessions, working meals and interactive presentations. Weather-permitting, the property also allows for company picnics, team-building exercises and corporate volunteer events. Corporate supporters enjoy generous discounts on all meetings and events.
Our photogenic forested acreage, authentic New England working farm with heritage animals, organic flower and vegetable gardens, peaceful private ponds, babbling brooks, and sun-dappled walking trails afford multiple options for outdoor ceremonies. We work directly with you and/or your wedding planner, along with our broad list of experienced caterers to tailor a memorable event suited for a range of budgets and style preferences.