Events

Events at Pequot Museum…the Most Spectacular Space for Meetings and Events in New England

Located in Southeastern Connecticut on the reservation of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation adjacent to Foxwoods Resort Casino, the award winning, glassed-enclosed, two and half story Gathering Space is the highlight of the event space which is second to none. We are centrally located to NYC, Providence, Boston & Western Massachusetts making the museum the perfect location for your next event.

Room Types:

  • Gathering Space — Affording an intimate view of the cedar forest that embraces the museum, this expansive, glassed-in space offers a dramatic setting for a variety of splendid special events and activities. Capacity: Cocktail reception – 600 | Buffet or full service dinner – 400
  • Restaurant — Perched at tree-top level above the Gathering Space, the museum restaurant features an elegant dining experience for either small or large parties or meetings. Capacity: Buffet lunch – 200 | Buffet or full service dinner – 250
  • Auditorium Lobby — Ringed with beautiful hand-made artifacts on display, this private meeting and dining room is a cozy venue for either business or pleasure. Capacity:   Buffet lunch or dinner – 60
  • Terrace — Our extensive green space, with manicured lawn, herb gardens and gorgeous views, is the perfect spot for a clambake, barbecue, wedding, reception, or festival. Capacity: Buffet lunch – 200 | Cocktail reception – 600 | Buffet or full service dinner – 400
  • Pequot Village Overlook — Enjoy cocktails or a quiet dinner overlooking a breathtaking scene from the sixteenth century in this unique setting adjacent to the museum exhibits. Capacity:  Cocktail reception – 150 | Full service dinner – 80
  • Meeting Room — This multi-purpose room can accommodate gatherings up to 85 people, with full audio/visual capabilities and the flexibility to tailor the space to the client’s needs. Seating: Classroom style – 70 | Theater style – 85 | U-shape – 32 | Square – 40

In addition to the Gathering Space which accommodates up to 600 guests, we invite you to visit the wonder of the Connecticut Woods where you will find even more Spectacular Space:

BOX the Auditorium

325-Seat Auditorium: Plush Seating, stage, and state of the art audio visual makes the auditorium the ideal place for corporate meetings, conferences, cultural performances, and training sessions.

  • 6 Breakout Rooms
  • 3 Preferred Caterers with eclectic choices for all budgets
  • Private, After-Hour Exhibit Tours
  • Well-manicured Terrace Gardens
  • State-of-the-Art Audio/Visual Support
  • Professional Presentations, Lighting, & Staging
  • Room blocks available at Foxwoods’ hotels.

While the meeting space will speak for itself, what you will come to know is that we have been trained to know your event better than anyone else. Our team will work along-side your staff to create the expectation and exceed it…There is no other place…no other team like this one.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Shantal Lapid, Events Coordinator, at slapid@pequotmuseum.org or call 860.396.6891

Testimonials

What an amazing day we had! Thank you again for all your hard work during a very crazy and challenging time.  We felt supported by you and your staff throughout the entire process; from visiting, contracting, setting up and of course show day too!

We have received many, MANY compliments regarding your venue and we feel lucky to have been able to rent your space. Hope to see you again soon.

– Studio 22 Dance Center

Hi There – kudos to you Shantal, Phil, and the entire staff at the Pequot museum for a well-executed evening!!!! In my 10+ years of event planning, I have never actually been able to enjoy myself as much as I did on Saturday night! You made the night completely seamless, and I never had to worry that things wouldn’t go as planned, and to find out that that was the chef’s first event at your venue, was a home run!

Love working with you and your team, you guys never fail to impress!

– US. Foods

I am so grateful for another successful event in the “bag”.  I cannot tell you enough how much I appreciate your facility and working specifically with each of you.  I hope you were able to check out our Facebook page to see several posts about the event.  

– The Arc of eastern Connecticut

Thank you Shantal!  By a miracle of all miracles, we actually had exactly 175 people in attendance.  The food was wonderful, and the service is always great.  You have a great group of employees at the museum.   I heard lots of positive comments about the lunch, everyone loved it and the line moved right along. 

– Middletown Animal Control

I want to express our deepest gratitude to you and your team.  We heard nothing but accolades of the night.  From the trips up the tower, to the music and presentation by Chris and of course, the care that your staff showed all attendees, the night was grand.  Thank you for your patience with us.  I hope we meet again.  Please extend our thanks to your team.

– Marina

Shantal went above and beyond for me the night of the event. She checked in frequently and took care of our volunteers and committee members without the need to ask. Phil has always been a delight and always offers great suggestions and works very well with our team. The bartenders were very pleasant this year and full of smiles and kept up with the crowd. Timely responses to questions, great suggestions for event!