Facility Rentals

The Best Event Venue in Hartford!

The ultra-modern Webster Bank Museum Center at The Mark Twain House & Museum was voted  the 2018 Best Event Venue by Hartford Magazine. We offer world-class service and a breathtaking backdrop for your event at affordable rates.

We have hosted corporate meetings, weddings, receptions, seminars and numerous other events for over twenty years.

Meeting spaces for rent include the soaring Hal Holbrook Hall, the lecture hall-style Lincoln Financial Auditorium, the more intimate Hartford Financial Services Theatre and a spacious classroom that can be subdivided into two smaller meeting rooms.

The bright and airy Nook Cafe, located on the second floor, provides an ideal location for cocktails or an intimate dinner. The Nook opens directly onto a patio complete with tables, chairs, sun umbrellas and rockers for fair-weather entertaining.

Learn more about the different spaces we have available for your event.

Access to our special exhibits, The Mark Twain Store and private tours of the Mark Twain House will add a unique, historic touch to your special event that no other location can offer. You can even include a brief talk on an aspect of Twain’s life and times, relevant to your group’s interests and adapted to your schedule, delivered by one of our historic interpreters. Learn about Twain’s fiction, journalism, or travel writing, Hartford in the Gilded Age, or Twain’s relationship with presidents and artists, or explore themes like invention and innovation, childhood and family, or race and colonialism through his life and writings. Choose from one of the following programs or inquire about a custom talk when booking your event:

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: An American Story

Mark Twain in Connecticut

Mark Twain in the Margins

Mark Twain and Louis Comfort Tiffany

Mark Twain and the American Presidents

Mark Twain, World Traveler

To inquire about rental rates and space availability, please contact:

Grace Belanger

Assistant Manager of Historic Interpretation
Coordinator of Volunteers and Interns
(860) 280-3130 

Previous Events at The Mark Twain House & Museum

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Samuel Clemens Society donors (at the $2,500 or above level) receive a 10% discount on rentals. Click here for membership information.