Monthly Archives: August 2016

Are You Planning an Event at Hill-Stead?

Don’t miss out on our current rates.

Rental rates are changing on October 1.  If you book your event before that date it will lock in at the current lower rate.

For more information about our venues and rates, see Facility Rentals, or contact Sarah Wadsworth, Manager of Private Rentals and Corporate Functions, 860-677-4787 ext 134 or

Hill-Stead Holiday Boutique Seeks New Vendors

Participate in our Festive Holiday Boutique!

Hill-Stead Museum’s Holiday Boutique is looking for high quality and distinctive exhibitors for its annual Holiday Boutique, to be held December 3 and 4.  If you are interested in joining the fun, please complete the following contact form and we will be in touch.  For more details see Boutique facts below.

Boutique Facts

  • Where? The Boutique is held in the three spaces in the property’s Makeshift complex: The Orientation Gallery, The Makeshift Theater, and the Closed Garage.
  • Fees? The fee for a single space (8 feet L x 4 feet D) for two days is $325. The fee for a double space (16 feet L x 4 feet D) is $575. The museum does not take a percentage of exhibitor’s sales.
  • Set up? The Boutique runs from 10 am to 4 pm both days. Exhibitors may set up on Friday December 2 from 12 – 3 pm or on Saturday morning from 7:30 to 9:30 am. All exhibitors are required to staff their spaces for the entire two-day event and to handle their own sales. Museum volunteers will be available to booth sit for breaks.
  • Extras? We have a limited number of tables to provide to exhibitors free of charge. You must request these in advance. Due to the age of our building, electrical outlets are also limited. We will do our best to accommodate your electrical needs, but please let us know in advance if you will need electricity. Exhibitors must supply their own extension cords.