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Questions about hosting a wedding at the Mattatuck Museum?
At the Mattatuck Museum, beautiful weddings are in our nature. If you have a question that is not addressed below or would like to talk to someone regarding setting up an appointment, please contact email@example.com
Can I have my wedding reception at the museum?
Yes, we have a beautiful Performing Arts Center that can accommodate weddings with up to 180 guests as well as several other spaces for smaller receptions.
Where can I have my wedding ceremony?
Our most popular ceremony venue is the Outdoor Courtyard Garden. Located on the Museum’s first floor, the courtyard offers a tranquil setting. This garden space can accommodate up to 50 guests and is ideal for an intimate gathering. Another fantastic option is holding your ceremony in our Early American Gallery, surrounded by romantic paintings.
What is the maximum capacity of the Museum for a wedding?
The Museum can accommodate 180 guests for a seated reception.
What are the steps in planning a wedding at the Museum?
Planning a wedding at the Museum is an easy process! We recommend that you make an appointment with our Marketing Director to tour the museum's facilities and get an idea of which Museum venue would be the best fit for your wedding. We also invite you to contact one of our preferred caterers to discuss the beginning concepts for your menu.
If you decide that the Mattatuck Museum is the ideal fit for your wedding, contact us to book your date!
How do I secure a date for my wedding?
Contact the Marketing Department at 203.753.0381 x11 to put your date on hold. Return your signed contract and 50% deposit to secure the date.
What does the rental fee include for evening weddings?
The rental fee includes the setup and breakdown of the event as well as security, house staff and building manager. We also include the use of museum tables and chairs in your rental. The caterer also utilizes the museum’s china, flat wear and stem wear to minimize rental costs.
The museum opens the History Exhibit, all of the art galleries on the first and second floors, and the Button Museum on the third floor for the duration of your event for your guests to peruse during the cocktail hour and reception.
The fee does not include food, beverage or linens. All of those things are an additional cost and would be handled by the caterer. Please contact the caterers directly for that information.
Can I use my own caterer?
No, you must use one of the Museum’s preferred caterers, but with a wide variety of styles you should be able to find just what you are looking for.
Can alcohol be served at my wedding?
Yes. Our preferred caterers are full service catering companies, so you may use them for both your food and beverage needs. Please contact them directly for more information.
What information should I have ready when I contact the caterer?
Let the caterer know your anticipated date, guest count, and budget. Budget is one of the most important pieces of information, as it assists the caterer in providing you a more accurate proposal. Also, have an idea of whether you want a seated dinner, a buffet, food stations or a cocktail reception.
What’s the earliest time my wedding can start?
All wedding ceremonies and receptions that take place in public areas of the Museum (all rooms except for the Performing Arts Center) are scheduled for when the Museum is closed to the public. Weddings can begin as early as 5:30pm. The use of the Performing Arts Center is not determined by the Museum's hours of operation and this room may be rented at any time of the day.
Do you offer wedding packages?
No. Each wedding is customized according to your wedding needs.
Does the Museum offer a place for brides to get dressed?
Yes. The Museum has two locations for the bride and groom to use as dressing areas.
Does the Museum provide decorations for my wedding?
No, the Museum does not provide decorations. One of the benefits about having your wedding at the Museum is that very little décor is needed, as the exhibits serve as décor. You are more than welcome to bring in free-standing decorations for your wedding and reception. Please contact us for more information.
When can I have access to the facility on the day of my wedding?
We set up the rooms for the wedding and reception the day before the event. The bride is more than welcome to come in any time the day of the wedding to put finishing touches on the room.
How is parking handled?
For weddings and receptions, the Museum offers complimentary self-parking in one of two Museum lots located on Park Place behind the museum.
Can I have a rehearsal prior to my wedding day?
Yes. Wedding rehearsals are included with the rental of the Early American Gallery and the Courtyard Garden and are scheduled for the day prior to the wedding, unless otherwise approved. The rehearsal should be scheduled at the time of booking.
Can my wedding be the only wedding in the building?
We only book one wedding a day, to ensure that your event is intimate and private. There would be no other large events scheduled the day of your wedding.
Can I have a band or D.J. at my wedding?
Yes, there are many great locations throughout the Museum where a band or D.J. can set up.
Do Museum members get a discount?
Yes, museum members are given the non-profit pricing for room rentals. Please keep in mind that all proceeds from weddings directly benefit the Mattatuck Museum.
When can I arrange for a site visit?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment for a site visit. Site visits are available with the Museum Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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