Rental Facility

Experience Timeless Moments at the Keeney:
Where Your Event Becomes History in the Making!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Us:

This stunning building, erected in 1893 as a public high school, has been a cornerstone of community life for decades. In 1985, in partnership with the Town of Wethersfield, the Historical Society initiated a million-dollar renovation. Renamed in honor of Navy Ensign Robert Allan Keeney, thanks to a generous donation from local patron Emma Keeney, the Keeney Center underwent a complete restoration in 2008. Today, visitors have the chance to explore this magnificent historic gem in all its splendor.


Whether for business or leisure, groups are warmly embraced at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center in Wethersfield, Connecticut. Nestled in the heart of the state’s largest historic district, our stunning Victorian property boasts two levels of light-filled, expansive meeting spaces, blending historic charm with modern comfort. We’re proud to offer:

    • a convenient location off I-91 in a charming village setting.
    • free off-street parking available for up to 100 cars.
    • fully air-conditioned spaces and handicap accessibility, complete with an elevator.
    • a variety of tables and chairs provided for comfort during your rental.
    • comprehensive AV equipment including screens, projectors, podiums, and free Wi-Fi.
    • a spacious kitchen facility with easy load-in for catering convenience.
    • and affordable rates to suit your budget!

Please select a facility below or scroll down to find out more information about our properties.


The Keeney Ballroom

 

 

The Keeney Ballroom offers timeless sophistication with its picturesque windows, elegant chandeliers, and a stunning Steinway baby grand piano. Enhanced by a full audio system and retractable projector screen, this adaptable space caters to diverse occasions, from weddings to corporate gatherings. Accommodating 50 to 200 guests, its expansive 60′ x 30′ layout ensures memorable events. The adjoining Sherman Room serves as a versatile option, perfect for a bar setup during parties or as a breakout space for business functions.


The Rotary Room

 

The first floor Rotary Room is perfect for intimate gatherings, comfortably hosting up to 40 guests.


The May Classroom

The May Classroom on the first floor is a versatile and bright space reminiscent of a turn-of-the-century schoolroom, featuring vintage blackboards and a wall lined with windows. With a capacity of 40 people and measuring 30′ x 22′, it’s perfect for committee meetings, workshops, and break-out sessions. Now equipped with its own digital projector and retractable screen.


The Bardani Room

The Bardani Room, adjacent to the Keeney Ballroom, is your versatile space for intimate meetings and gatherings. Its 30’ x 22’ layout boasts a stunning view of the picturesque Hurlbut Dunham House and Keeney lawn through expansive windows. Adding to its charm, vintage chalkboards line one wall. With a capacity of 60 people, it’s ideal for break-out sessions or smaller gatherings.


Pricing

Keeney Ballroom:

      • Weekdays (Mon-Thurs): $800 for 4 hours
      • Weekends (Fri-Sun): $1,800 for 4 hours
      • Additional Hours: $400 per hour

Capacity

      • 200 – Lecture (chairs only)
      • 168 – (28) 48″ Rounds of 6
      • 112 – (28) 48″ Rounds of 4
      • 132 – (22) 48″ Rounds of 6, Dance Area, DJ

Bardani Room, May Classroom, Rotary Room:

  • Weekdays (Mon-Thurs): $400 for 4 hours
  • Weekends (Fri-Sun): $500 for 4 hours
  • Additional Hours: $100 per hour

    Bardani Capacity

  • 60 – Lecture (chairs only)
  • 45 – (8) 48″ Rounds of 6


    May Classroom and Rotary Room

  • 40

SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS

In addition to its expansive meeting rooms, the Keeney Center offers unique and delightful amenities, both inside and out.

The Keeney Center is home to the Wethersfield Museum, the town’s Visitor Center and Museum Shop. Here, both permanent and changing exhibits related to Wethersfield history are housed in galleries on the first floor and the hallways are hung with art.

Outdoors in a charming village setting, an array of restaurants and shops are just a few steps away from the Keeney Center. The historic brick 1764 Meeting House, the Town’s Ancient Burying Ground and fine museum houses are all within easy walking distance. Wethersfield offers the visitor an authentic Connecticut valley landscape that includes a majestic Green, a colonial warehouse and domestic architecture that spans from the 17th-century mansion house to 20th-century suburban bungalows.

In the heart of Old Wethersfield, Connecticut’s largest historic district, the Keeney Center is located just ten minutes from downtown Hartford at Exit 26 off Interstate-91, and 20 minutes from downtown Middletown.

For more information on Wethersfield attractions, accommodations and restaurants, visit the Town’s tourism website HERE

PREFERRED VENDORS 2019

Caterers:

The Cove Deli Ask for John or Kelsea (860) 721-1200

Village Pizza Restaurant Ask for John (860) 563-1513

Ascot Catering Ask for Tom (860) 529-8889

Russell’s Creative Global Cuisine Ask for Russell (860) 231-0406

Carbone’s Restaurant Ask for MaryBeth (860) 296-9646

Lucky Lou’s Bar & Grill Ask for Lucas or Sophia (860) 257-0700

Please let the caterer know you were referred by Breauna Jurkowski from The Keeney Center, (860) 529-7161, Breauna.Jurkowski@wethersfieldhistory.org .