Following are some recent notes we’ve received from our guests – we thank you for your gracious words!
From the moment we walked into the ballroom, we knew we wanted to have our big day take place at the Society Room. The venue is absolutely gorgeous, between the ballroom, the bridal suite and groomsmen cottage, and of course the vault. The detail in all of the rooms is amazing and makes for an incredible atmosphere for a wedding. The staff was also incredible to work with. They were very organized, and the whole process was a pleasure from start to finish. The planning phase was smooth, with all of our questions answered quickly along the way. The food was great, and they had plenty of options during the tasting that we could choose from for our wedding day. When the day was finally here, we couldn’t have asked for a better operations team to make sure everything went smoothly. With so many details to worry about, it was great to be able to be confident in the team handling those details for us, so that we only had to get there and do our best to hold in our happy tears. All of our guests were blown away by the venue, and we would absolutely recommend the Society Room for any couples looking to have a wedding in Connecticut!Rachel W.
The society room of Hartford is a fantastic place to have a wedding! My guest loved the food and the service; they're pricey but 100% worth it. I'd rebook this venue, and did I say it's a photographer and videographer's dream place to shoot?Rashida H.
Recently had our Wedding here and this Place is amazing! From the first time we visited to do a walkthrough, to the end of our wedding evening, the Team and staff were on point every step of the way. The aesthetic of the place is gorgeous in itself but it's food offerings and presentation just add that much more. I will admit Hartford was not on my list of places to look at for our Wedding Venue, but I feel no matter where you are looking you should at the least do a walkthrough and give this place consideration.David G.
So incredibly happy with the Society Room. If you’re looking for a place that decorates itself and a unique wedding venue this is the place. Food was phenomenal, all the staff were super helpful and the venue was gorgeous.Kevin V.
I cannot recommend this venue enough! The Society Room and their entire team helped me bring dream wedding to life every step of the way! The staff was extremely helpful during the planning process and always went above and beyond to assist with my requests. On the day of, the team that was at the venue could not have been any better! The ensured that every single one of our guests were satisfied and that we, as the Bride and Groom were truly catered to! I never went without a drink in my hand or food in my mouth the day of the wedding! As a very type A bride, they helped move my day long perfectly on time, down to the minute! Additionally, as someone who brought in an abundance of decor, with very specific placement requests for everything, they absolutely NAILED IT! Everything was where it was supposed to be and I could not have done it better myself. Additionally, they packed everything up exactly as it came! The food deserves its own review! Many of my guests said they felt as though they went to a five star restaurant for dinner rather than "Just another wedding venue". It was truly delicious! They were also wonderful with adding a few things that we wanted that weren't necessarily on the menu. This entire venue was a dream come true, but the icing on the cake for it all was getting to watch my groom, family and bridal party come down the aisle for the ceremony from the second story, while I waited to come down the steps. What other bride can say she got to watch her entire processional!? It was truly so special!Angela B.
Society Room of Hartford is fantastic! As a bride they make hosting your wedding there so easy and are a one stop shop for all elements of the day. Their whole team runs professionally and smoothly and provides tons of support if there are any questions that come up in the planning process. It is a truly breathtaking setting!Eileen M.
The Society Room was amazing from start to finish! They helped make our special day come to life and we are forever grateful for that. The food, the service, and the overall aesthetic of the venue was perfect. I would recommend this place to any newly engaged couple looking for a venue that provides it all and has that black tie magical appearance.Stephanie C.
The Society Room of Hartford helped me have my dream wedding! My guests raved about how fabulous everything was! All the staff was excellent, sending timed emails with important information prior to the big day, keeping you on track with the timeline which took away so much stress. The package deal of the wedding having almost everything included was so easy and took away the stress of multiple vendors. Food, drink, and decor was so classy, I have nothing poor to say about this wonderful venue, definitely 5/5 stars. Everyone to my salesperson Kelley, to Paula and Melissa who I spoke with often were so quick to get back to you with any question or concern, making you feel like you are the only bride when you know they are juggling multiple other events and weddings! The day of coordinators Mel and Des were incredibly sweet and helpful, keeping everyone on track! If you’re looking for an intimate venue worth your money, look no further! The first and only venue I looked at because it was everything I ever wanted!Sierra B.
We held our wedding reception at the Society Room in August 2022. They made the process so easy, guiding us to make decisions when needed, and removing the stress from the planning. The evening was wonderful. The space is beautiful and the staff anticipated any needs and served everyone well. The food was delicious and our friends and family are still complimenting us on the wonderful evening. Cannot recommend the Society Room and their staff enough!Sandra F.
This venue is absolutely beautiful, and we got so many compliments! The pictures out on Pratt Street were perfect, and the vault was a big hit. The bride (myself) entering down the spiral staircase for the ceremony made everyone tear up, and the bride and groom entering from the stairs for the reception made for perfect pictures. The staff were so helpful and the food was amazing!! Easiest choice we made.Kristen C.
Our DREAM day! We cannot say enough good things about The Society Room! From the moment we stepped inside during our tour, we knew this was the place we would be married. The venue is just stunning and unlike anything else around. From the very beginning, Melissa and Paula were a dream to work with. So incredibly responsive to emails and questions; I never felt like I was bothering them at all. They coordinated so well with our vendors, it was one less thing for us to stress about during the planning process. Everything leading up to the wedding day was easy and seamless. The actual wedding day was just perfect. The food was INCREDIBLE. Our guests raved about it that night, and still are. Jonna was a true angel and took care of my husband and I all night, keeping our plates and drinks full and making sure we were happy, which we were! If you are looking for a beautiful, unique, incredible space with delicious food and the best service around, definitely book here. You will not be disappointed!Janele M.
Fantastic place to have a wedding! Our guests were raving about the architecture, the atmosphere, the quality of the food, and the excellent service. When planning the wedding everyone was very professional, and responded quickly to any emails or questions that we had!Gina
We fell in love with the Society Room from the moment we stepped foot inside. It is such a stunning venue. The staff were helpful throughout the planning process, answering all of our questions and concerns. The wedding day itself was amazing. Everything looked great, the food tasted delicious, and the staff and attendant were great. My only concern was the staffing of the bar during the cocktail hour. We had about 160 guests and the bar had a constant line with only one bartender at the bar at some points while the other was busy restocking and such. But after that, the bar was perfectly fine for the remainder of the reception. Overall, everything was great and it was an incredible day!Baylee H.
The wedding planning process can be stressful, especially in the midst of Covid. But my husband and I are so thankful that we made the decision to have both our ceremony and reception held at The Society Room. The entire process was seamless and the communication from Paula and Melissa was excellent. Not only that, you can tell that the entire staff cares about what they do and want the couple to be able to actually enjoy this momentous day in their lives. The location is perfect for out of town guests as well to get from the airport to hotels close by and to be within walking distance of the venue. The ballroom is stunning and historic, with the vault providing a perfect setting for photos that delighted our guests throughout the evening. The food is out of this world, and our guests all commented on how delicious (and beautiful) their meals were. Honestly, we cannot recommend The Society Room highly enough!Lauren L.
My husband and I are SO happy we went with The Society Room for our May 2022 wedding. We were really looking for a place with character, and that is the primary reason we chose the venue. Simply, it's gorgeous and unlike anything else we looked at in our area. It was the perfect combination of being a unique space while also being big enough to accomodate all of our guests in one area without separating them or feeling cramped. They made the planning process so easy and were always quick to respond to all of our questions. The way they schedule the meetings, reception item drop offs, and communication ensures that the day of the wedding is seamless with nothing to worry about from the bride and groom perspective. Additionally, it's located right next to some great hotel options and bars which made it easy for our guests to walk everywhere they needed to get to. We are so happy we picked The Society Room and I can guarantee that you would be as well!Monika A.
For a NYE Winter Wedding, The Society Room checked off all the boxes and then some!! The venue is certainly one of a kind and walking down those stairs at the start of the ceremony is an experience I will NEVER forget. Unfortunately, we had to postpone our wedding from NYE 2020 to NYE 2021 but Jim and the staff did the most AMAZING job at ensuring that we could easily transfer everything to the new date and guaranteed we would always get the night we envisioned. I believed they handled the covid situation perfectly, being fair and compassionate for all couples during that difficult time. The Society Room was the only venue that would allow us to go to 1:00am on NYE (others shutting down at 12:30) and that made the party go on even longer. They were extremely accommodating with a few requests we had for food and their all inclusive packaging style made the process very easy. They were NOT wrong. The day of was extremely organized and our guests described the evening as one of a kind—feeling like they were at a wedding but also gala at the same time. Response time was always efficient, which was helpful planning from a distance. My guests raved about the service, food and bar staff—fun and friendly! Guests did not have to wait long for food, leaving more time for the dance floor, which was another priority for us! The Society Room had a plan for service to ensure that there would be minimal wait times, which was great to know going into the night! My husband and I were so happy with our decision!Kelly M.
Every single day this past year, my husband and I have thanked our lucky stars that we were able to book our wedding at the Society Room. Not only is the venue just absolutely breathtaking--literally every single guest could not stop gushing--but Jim, Paula, Melissa, Desmond, Jonna and the incredible team make planning a wedding a breeze! As an anxious bride, I cannot stress enough how easy they made it for us. We live in Ohio and the team was so accommodating, allowing us to visit multiple times with different family members to make sure this was the right venue. They are exceptionally organized, flexible and committed to keeping things easy for the couple. Society Room provided suggestions for vendors, coordinated with the selected vendors directly, organized the most amazing Tasting (tip- definitely come hungry!) and, of course, ensured the wedding day went flawlessly. I cannot stress enough my appreciation and love for this team. If you're looking to make your wedding day unlike any other, work with the Society Room Team. You will not regret it!Andrea K.
Our wedding was AMAZING!! I can't recommend the Society Room enough. We booked this venue the week before everything shut down for COVID. Originally we were supposed to have a 4/3/21 wedding, but things weren't open in time, and the SR was great about helping us postpone to 4/2/22. Their wedding packages are super inclusive, and they made the wedding planning process as easy as possible. We still have guests raving about how cool the venue was and how great the food was! The day of was such a smooth experience. We got to work with Desmond and Jonna and they were wonderful! I highly recommend, and I hope I get to attend a wedding at the SR some time in the future!!Hannah H.
Everything was better than we could have hoped! Society Room was so accommodating from our very first meeting until they packed up all of our decor at the end of the night. We brought in a lot of our own decorations, and SR set up everything perfectly. They treated our guests wonderfully. SR breaks down every detail of the day for you. The most beautiful venue we’ve ever seen. So worth it!Chris S.
We had a great experience with the Society Room. Covid impacted our original date and our rescheduled date and they were flexible and worked with us around this. On top that of, their communication was always timely, which is so appreciated during such a stressful time. The venue itself is gorgeous. We didn't end up touring any other sites after seeing The Society Room because we knew nothing else would compare. We received so many compliments from our guests on the venue and the food. The staff are amazing, there was never a line at the bar, which was important to us! Our bridal attendant was on top of everything the evening of the event. We hope to be able to get back to The Society Room to enjoy the venue as a guest in the future!Maryam R.