Social Events

With architecturally stunning rooms and outdoor gardens and terraces, the Connors Center will make your social function an event to remember.



Spaces

Main Parlor


This magnificent formal parlor features wood paneling, French doors, and a large fireplace. The Main Parlor can also be combined with the Dover Parlor and Estate Room for larger receptions, and overlooks a garden terrace, which can accommodate outdoor receptions.

  • Dimensions: 38' x 23.5'
  • Capacity: 100 (reception); 60 (dinner)
  • Ideal for: cocktail receptions, bridal showers, baby showers, birthday celebrations, holiday parties
Formal Parlor at the Connors Center

Estate Room


The Estate Room, located off the main foyer, features a magnificent floor to ceiling window with a view of the woods.

  • Dimensions: 57' x 31'
  • Capacity: 200 (reception); 150 (dinner)
  • Ideal for:  large seated receptions and dinners
Estate Room at the Connors Center

Dover Parlor


A grand carved mantle is the focal point of this elegant parlor.  Standard furnishings include soft seating couches. Larger receptions can overflow into a terrace and onto an outdoor patio.

  • Dimensions: 25.5' x 19'
  • Capacity: 45 (reception); 30 (dinner)
  • Ideal for: small receptions, dinners and evening fireside chats. Pairs well with the Main Parlor for larger events.
Dover Parlor at the Connors Center

Pavilion


Whether dressed up with white linens for casual elegance or red-checkered tablecloths for a classic cookout, the Pavilion offers a covered, open-air reception space for many types of functions.

  • Dimensions: 26.5' x 62.5'
  • Capacity: 180 (reception); 80 (dinner at provided picnic tables)
  • Ideal for:  barbecues, cocktail receptions, rehearsal dinners and birthday celebrations
Pavilion at the Connors Center

Lower Garden


 The expansive Lower Garden affords plenty of space for a large reception tent, positioned adjacent to the archways and stone staircases that make the Connors Center truly memorable.

  • Dimensions: 142' x 53'
  • Capacity: 200 (tent)
  • Ideal for: galas and large social functions
Lower Garden at the Connors Center

Arched Terrace and Stone Staircases


Among the Center’s most distinctive outdoor spaces, the terraces, stone staircases and archways lead visitors from the parlors down to the Lower Garden. The lovely stone archways, meandering stone paths, and staircases offer picture-perfect reception spaces for events of any size and type.

  • Dimensions: 73.5' x 10'
  • Capacity: 74 (reception); 56 (dinner)
  • Ideal for: cocktail receptions, small breakout dinners
Arched terraces at the Connors Center

Amenities

Our spectacular setting is only half the story. To guarantee a seamless and professional meeting, our staff will support you every step of the way. The Connors Center offers a broad range of amenities and resources, including:

  • On-site professional event coordinator
  • Wireless internet
  • Guest services with printer
  • Hospitality suite
  • Free parking
  • Coat room

Audiovisual equipment

Select meeting rooms have built-in audiovisual systems. Audiovisual and technology costs are included in the rental fee. Available equipment includes:

  • LCD projector
  • Projector screen
  • Easels
  • Flipchart paper and markers
  • Lectern with microphone

If you require any equipment not listed above, we can arrange for rental at a nominal fee.

Signature Suites

The Connors Center offers six finely appointed guest suites. Each room offers a queen-size bed, desk, private bathroom, and includes cable television and wireless internet access.

Guest Wing Suites

The Connors Center offers 21 additional suites with queen- or full-size beds, private bathrooms, and wireless internet access.

Guest Bedrooms

The Connors Center offers 36 guest bedrooms with shared bathrooms.


Overnight guests also enjoy access to our hospitality suite, equipped with snacks, beverages, a flat-screen TV, air hockey and foosball tables, a piano, and other games, books, and magazines. In addition, guests may use our fitness center.

Our event coordinator can provide more information about lodging options and pricing. All lodging fees are subject to the Massachusetts lodging tax.

Bedroom at the Connors Center

The Connors Center works with a select group of celebrated caterers and vendors. Through these time-tested partnerships, the Connors Center is able to offer you world-class dining options and flawless on-site execution.

We tailor event menus to meet your individual needs. Our caterers have experience with traditional selections and with accommodating a range of special dietary and food allergy needs.

Photography

David Tucker Photography

Kate McElwee Photography

Michael Paul Photography

Samantha Melanson Photography

The Ewings Photography Studio

Lighting

Design Light

Catering

Bakers' Best

Capers Catering

Gourmet Caterers

Max Ultimate Food

Peppers Artful Events

Swartz Catering Company

Menus
Our event menus are custom created to meet your individual needs. In addition to traditional selections, our caterers have experience accommodating a range of special dietary needs, including vegetarian and kosher-style menus.

Facility Rental

As event requests are highly variable, all facility rates are determined based on space use and number of guests.

Deposits

An initial nonrefundable deposit of 50 percent of the facility rental fee is due when you sign the contract. A second payment (of the balance) is due one week prior to your event. Final payment of alcohol and miscellaneous charges is due 30 days after distribution of the bill.

Cancellations

If the reservation is cancelled, the sponsor will be responsible for a cancellation fee as outlined in their contract.

Payment

Payments for events can be made via a secure link with a credit card or by mailing a check.

Alcohol

Because all alcohol menus are created specifically for each event, costs will vary depending on selections and services. The Connors Center provides all alcohol services. The Center doesn't allow alcohol to be brought in for any circumstance and reserves the right to limit and control the amount of alcohol served. Specific information regarding pricing will be provided by the event coordinator.

Other Fees

Any additional services required will be charged directly to the client. These may include tent rentals, chair upgrades, damage fees, police services, valet parking, and coat check.

The perfect place to celebrate, relax, and connect.