Connecticut Convention Center

Opened in 2005, the Connecticut Convention Center is the Northeast’s most ideal location for trade shows, conventions, business meetings or any occasion demanding a dramatic riverfront setting. Overlooking the Connecticut River, the Center is situated in the heart of downtown Hartford’s Front Street District – a rapidly expanding entertainment hub teeming with new restaurants, bistros and entertainment venues.

Limitlessly functional and endlessly customizable, the 540,000 square foot Connecticut Convention Center is the largest convention facility between New York and Boston. The Center combines ample meeting space – including 140,000 square feet of exhibition space, a 40,000 square foot ballroom and 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting space – with visually stunning touches, creating the ideal backdrop for any event.

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Attached to the Connecticut Convention Center is a covered eight-floor parking garage with 2,600 parking spaces. In addition, there are 125 outdoor spaces for oversized vehicles in the surface lot (ceiling height for Level 1 is 8’2” and all other levels are 7’6”). The parking garage also has areas dedicated to charging stations where customers with electric-powered vehicles can plug in and charge for free. The garage is open 24/7. Additional parking is available at the Connecticut Science Center garage (460 spaces), Front Street South garage (232 spaces) and Front Street North garage (651 spaces).

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Located mid-way between New York City and Boston, getting to Hartford couldn’t be easier. Plus, with an exceptionally well-connected downtown, getting around in the city is a breeze.