Welcome to Hartford

Hartford is a destination purposely built for meetings and events. The Connecticut Convention Center and connected Hartford Marriott Downtown, easy access from the airport and the highway, and a free downtown circulator shuttle leaves you with more time to meet, explore, and connect in this vibrant, redeveloped downtown.


Hartford: More than Meetings


Top Five Reasons to Meet in Hartford


The Connecticut Convention Center

For more than 15 years this stunning facility has been shaped into the perfect space for thousands of events. Combining ample meeting space with visually stunning touches, unparalleled service, and an award-winning in-house catering team, the Center is the premier meeting destination in the Northeast. Our entire team, including dedicated event managers and exhibitor services, will work with you to minimize the complexities and maximize the success of your event.




Location, Location, Location

Located mid-way between New York City & Boston, getting to Hartford couldn’t be easier, whether you’re flying, driving, or taking the train. Hartford is located at the gateway of New England, where Interstates 91 and 84 intersect. Bradley International Airport is only 15 miles from downtown and serves the top carriers in the U.S. with direct, non-stop flights to over 30 cities, as well as a non-stop, international flight to Dublin, Ireland. Plus, with over 23 million people within a 2.5 hour drive to Hartford, getting attendees to your event is a breeze! 





Checking In?

Hartford offers a variety of full-service hotel brands, including the connected Hartford Marriott Downtown. Hartford features 1,400 hotel rooms within the downtown area. From major hotel brands to local boutique options, your attendees will feel right at home in their Hartford accommodations.




Walkable, Compact Downtown

All work and no play? Not in Hartford! Enjoy tantalizing bites at over 40 local restaurants, see a show at one of the nation’s leading resident theatres, or do some shopping at one of five premier shopping centers nearby. Better yet, do it all! Restaurants, entertainment, and world-class attractions are easily accessible for attendees and guests with the free Hartford dash shuttle. Plus, the newly completed Front Street district is less than 500 feet from the front door of the Center. See how Hartford is More Than Meetings!




Connecticut at Your Fingertips

The Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau’s award-winning team offers a comprehensive menu of services designed to streamline and enhance the meeting-planning experience. The CTCSB can provide assistance in planning pre- or post-convention tours, meeting tours, spouse programs, and children’s activities. Looking for double, triple, even quadruple-digit accommodations? Let the CTCSB’s automated housing services take the pressure off and put the “wow” factor in! You’ll rest easier knowing your customized housing website can handle any number of guests you put in our hotels.