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Following are some recent notes we’ve received from our guests – we thank you for your gracious words!

Although my fiancé and I are still waiting to have our wedding due to covid, the Society Room has been nothing short of amazing with their customer service. We have had to reschedule 2x and each time has been an extremely easy process. We have had the privilege of speaking with a number of staff members there and one of the owners who has gone above and beyond to talk to us and help calm any fears or uncertainties we have had in these uncertain times. I would highly recommend booking this venue for your big day. The venue itself is breath taking and the food at the tasting was arguably the best food I’ve had at a wedding or mock wedding.

We had our wedding at the Society Room about one month ago and it was amazing. We had an American & Indian fusion wedding with both ceremonies on site. Everything was flawless. Kirsten, Cecilia, Desmond & the whole staff were super helpful. Everything was perfect & efficient. Cannot say enough!

We absolutely had the best experience with The Society Room. Kirsten, their Wedding Sales Manager, was a pleasure to work with. She was very helpful from start to finish. She remained present during the entire process by responding quickly to questions and ensuring follow-up. The process was very organized, which made planning a huge event much easier. Kirsten and staff were very helpful the week leading up to the wedding with closing the loop. They took great care of us the day of the wedding providing drinks and food as needed. The venue was gorgeous and timeless. Many wedding guests complimented the food stating it was one of the best dinners they have had. Overall, I cannot say enough to describe how wonderful our experience was.

We got married at the Society Room exactly one month ago today, and we could not have been happier with everything. I’ve honestly been trying to figure out how to capture the perfection of the Society Room aptly, and while I don’t think any words would do it justice, I’m going to do my best to try.

The space itself is gorgeous. There’s nothing else like it in Connecticut, and it’s richness and grandeur is evident the moment you step inside.

You will be in the best hands. From the moment we started planning with Kirsten (shout out to her especially…she answered our million questions and made us feel so comfortable), to the day of operations team, to our bridal attendant that was always where we needed her during the wedding (thank you a million, Melissa!), they are absolute perfection. As someone who may be a bit of a control freak, I had every confidence in the world that this team would handle everything expertly, and they did not let me down. They delivered in ways I couldn’t have predicted, from setting up our Photo Booth in the vault, to the way they set up all of our decor, to running and grabbing a few items from the bridal suite for us (twice!) to handling an issued with a guest — just everything was taken care of in the best possible way.

The food was fantastic! All of our guests raved about the appetizers and entrees. Go for the late night fry station, it was a huge hit!

All in all we could not have picked a better location for our wedding and if you’re aiming for an elegant, classy wedding, this is the place for you!!

Thank you again to the entire staff! Wish we could do it again!

The Society Room was the most amazing place we could have chosen for our June 2017 wedding. The venue is absolutely gorgeous, all of our guests were wowed by the decor and speechless as they entered. The staff was incredibly helpful and patient throughout the whole planning process, and worked tirelessly to assure that our day was the most spectacular day ever! The food of course is also amazing, and was loved by everyone. I would highly recommend the Society Room as a wedding venue to anyone who is looking to get married in Hartford, it truly exceeded all of my expectations, and I had planned my wedding and been engaged for three years before the big day!

We recently had our reception at the Society Room and were extremely satisfied with everything there! First of all, the decor is just stunning. So much character and elegance. Our guests kept raving about it. Second, the price was right and included the wedding cake, which just made things that much easier. Third, every single person who dealt with us from the Soceity Room was so helpful, personable, understanding, patient and accommodating. They were so organized and detail-oriented which is just what every bride needs to guide her through the process. They all made things so seamlesss. Fourth, my other vendors were extremely familiar with the Society Room. They also felt comfortable asking the staff questions directly, without me having to be the middle person. Again, it made everything so easy! Fifth, the food was delicious. My husband is a foodie and he loved everything! I would highly recommend this venue for any event. We wish we could re-live our reception there!

Our wedding was at The Society Room on March 25th and it was absolutely AMAZING! The staff there made the planning process so easy and took care of everything for us. They were so kind and made us feel like royalty! All of our guests were floored by how beautiful the venue is and how delicious the food was. They still can’t stop talking about how great it was! I always thought an experience like this would be way out of our budget, but The Society Room makes it affordable by including the food, open bar, and even cake in the price per head. That really helped us save on vendors and know what we were spending upfront. I can’t say enough about how wonderful our experience was!

My husband and I had our reception at The Society Room of Hartford just this past Saturday March 11th, 2017! The entire team at SR did an absolutely fantastic job but start to finish. We planned our reception with them in 7 months and everything went perfectly. Our guests cannot say enough about the beauty of the venue, the food and the service. It was absolutely top-notch. Once we booked the SR for our March wedding, everything else about our wedding theme fell into place. We used the Cottage area for our cocktail hour which has the vibe of an Irish or English pub and the ballroom for our reception which had a very old world appeal. Because of the ornate ceiling and beautiful design of the room, not much else is really needed so we kept it very simple, using gold candelabras rather than floral centerpieces. This allowed us to keep our budget down as well and added more light and ambiance to the ballroom. The staff at the SR were absolutely fantastic, making sure we had everything we needed. Kirsten was a dream to work with in our planning stages and always had a quick answer to our questions. I can’t say enough about our experience with the Society Room and I will continue to highly recommend it as an event venue to everyone I know.

The Society Room and their staff were magnificent! The venue is gorgeous and very unique, which is exactly what I was looking for. Kirsten & Jillian were extremely organized, helpful, and very professional from the very beginning. They would send emails throughout the planning process, which helped keep me on track. The day of our wedding they were accommodating and made sure my husband and I were taken care of throughout the whole night. I can honestly not say enough great things about the Society Room! I highly recommend!!!!

Hi Michelle,I just wanted to write to you (sorry I haven’t done so sooner!) about our wedding on November 22. John and I truly had a perfect day and our wedding was everything we hoped it would be! Everything was so beautiful at the Society Room. We saw many of our family members who attended the wedding at Thanksgiving and everyone has commented that it was the most beautiful wedding they’ve ever been to, we agree too! Everyone also commented that the food was delicious.

Everything seemed to go so smoothly over the course of the evening. We never had to worry about anything because it all seemed to be taken of care. John and I would like to also specifically mention Jonna. She was absolutely wonderful and so attentive, she made sure we had everything we needed all night long. She actually seemed to know what we needed before we did. She somehow managed to do this all without being intrusive.

I would recommend the Society Room to anyone as a wedding or event venue. I cannot say enough good things about you all! I know I said this before but we really felt that our wedding was even more beautiful and perfect than we could have imagined! Thank you and everyone who played a part in making our wedding so special for us.

Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving!

Hi Michelle,I just wanted to send you the biggest thank you ever for everything on Friday. Bryan and I were blown away by how incredible you and your staff were. From the communication beforehand during our planning process, to the ease of working out all the details, to the AMAZING job you did setting up the space for the event, to how incredibly professional everyone was at all times….there just aren’t enough words to say how thrilled we were to have chosen the Society Room. All of our guests were RAVING about the space, the food, the bar, the staff, everything! We heard many times this was ‘the best wedding they had ever been to’.

I just can’t get over especially though how kind and professional and classy and hard working all of your staff is. They went above and beyond what we ever could have asked for . I especially want to tell you how amazing Jonna and Desmond were. They are two of the kindest and most genuine people ever and soooo astute to everything going on around them. We felt at all times that they truly cared about us and our special day. You are so incredibly lucky to have them working with you. It seriously felt like they were part of the family and we gave them huge hugs at the end of the night. Please pass along to them how much we appreciated their help with everything.

The Society Room is hands down the best wedding space I have ever been in for a celebration, and the fact that it was for our wedding makes us the happiest people in the world. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything over the past 18 months and we will be forever raving about you and everything and everyone affiliated with the Society Room!!

This place will blow you away. My guests cannot stop talking about this place. I booked the Society Room 14 months before my wedding. I had a morning wedding and on top of that, mine was a traditional Sri Lankan wedding. Dana was the sales manager when I contracted but then the staff changed and Michelle Vitti took on Dana’s position. I was i…nitially nervous, but I should not have been. They are so professional and so on top of everything. They are so organized and pay extreme attention to detail. I had many requests to cook a traditional Sri Lankan curry and set up my structure the night before etc. they accommodated ALL my requests. The food was really good! Word of caution, the food during the mock wedding is nothing compared to the food they prepare for your wedding day. So if you My day went SO smoothly thanks to Michelle, Cecelia, Warren ( the Jamaican banquet manager), Desmond and all the bartenders. They were so wonderful during the setup of my wedding structure and on the day of. Everything was flawless. They assured my that my day would go beautifully, and believe me you have to trust these people! I strongly recommend this gorgeous venue and its professional crew. CONGRATULATIONS again G + E 06.07.14

I cannot begin to thank you SO incredibly much for all of your help, ideas, opinions, patience and everything in between during this whole process. I was SO confident going into Sunday that all would be taken care of because of you and all the staff’s amazing attention to detail, willingness to help with any request a…nd just overall fantastic personalities! I feel so blessed to have my special day in such awesome hands. As cliche as it sounds, Sunday was literally my most favorite day ever, ever, ever and it was made possible because of you. You never made me feel like a crazy person for all of my 674,218,904 emails and questions (haha) and i appreciate you being so approachable and so sweet- it means more than you know! Thank you so much again, and I miss you already and hope to work with you again (and that beautiful venue) again in the future!

My husband and I got married at The Society Room on 3/29/14, and from the moment we signed the contract they provided a wonderful experience. I had the pleasure of working with Dana for the majority of my planning, and she was fabulous. She was always there for any question I had, whether it was about the seating chart or napkin colors. When Michelle Vitti took over for Dana as our wedding coordinator, there was no loss of expertise. She knew every little detail of our wedding and completely eased my mind of wedding day stress. As for our wedding, well, let’s just say all of our guests have been reaching out to us and our parents to let them know that it was the most glamorous wedding they have ever attended. The food got amazing feedback from our guests, the venue speaks for itself with its beauty, and the staff was extremely attentive. Jonna was there for us the entire wedding and helped us with everything that we needed. I would HIGHLY recommend The Society Room to any bride to be and can assure you that they will definitely give you the wedding of your dreams.

It is rewarding when someone meets your expectations but it is highly unusual when someone exceeds your expectations. In this case, you and your staff at The Society Room far exceeded all expectations I had for Dana and Tony’s wedding on March 19. The venue was beautiful, the food was wonderful and the service was outstanding.A month has passed since the wedding reception and we are still receiving compliments from both young and old that the affair was elegant and first class in every detail.Please extend our sincere thanks to everyone at The Society Room for a job well done and for making Dana and Tony’s wedding day a day to remember.

Corporate Testimonials

Hi Jessica,
Everything went extremely well at the Cathy Malloy luncheon. Please thank your staff for me and THANK YOU very much for all your help in making this a successful event.. As always, you make us look good!

Cecilia was terrific – she helped me find a hotel room for my speaker at the last minute – above & beyond. Everything was beautiful – my group was very impressed. Would definitely come back.

The staff was wonderful and the food was outstanding! We received several positive comments from our guests. I was surprised at how many of our guests had never been to an event at the Society Room but all were very impressed. Thank you so much for everything! And please thank Desmond for me and the entire crew because they were all very helpful and accommodating.

Jessica was great to work with. Everything we asked for was provided and she was so helpful through the whole process.

I hold many breakfast and lunch meetings here and I am always pleased! Everyone is extremely helpful. The food is always delicious and presented in a beautiful manner.

Hey Jessica,
All I can say is WOW. You do have an amazing staff and we really appreciate all the hard work and collaboration.

The venue is stunning and food always great. The staff is courteous and professional, which makes for an exceptional event. Last but not least, Jessica is a pleasure to work. I value her guidance and attention to detail.

You did a fabulous job. In all the years I have been planning holiday parties, I have never been more impressed.

Dear Jessica,
Thank you again for everything you and your team did to make Big Red for the Arts so successful. As always your team was professional, did a superb job, the food was amazing. It was fabulous working with you

Dear Jessica,
Thanks again to you and the staff at The Society Room for making our event a wonderful experience. Our members and their guests had a great evening and they absolutely raved about the venue.

Hello Jessica,
I would like to thank you and the staff of the Society Room for making our night a complete success! I personally received compliments on the food, facility, staff, and the whole atmosphere of our evening. Please be sure to share our praise with your staff and all involved for making a memorable night for our club. Needless to say I am sure we will be looking to come back. Thanks again for giving us the opportunity to enjoy such a beautiful facility and making my first Banquet as club President an absolute success.