Connecticut Convention Center

The 540,000-square-foot Connecticut Convention Center (CTCC), is the largest, full-service convention facility between New York and Boston. It is the anchor of Adriaen’s Landing, a $775 million economic development project along Hartford’s riverfront. The project also includes the Hartford Marriott Downtown, Front Street-a retail and entertainment district and residential units, additional parking and the Connecticut Science Center. The convention center offers 140,000 square feet of exhibit space; a 40,000 square foot ballroom; 25,000 square feet of meeting space; and 2,339 attached parking spaces.

The CTCC opened in June of 2005. It has maintained its mission to attract top quality events to Connecticut with many shows such as the National Greek Leadership Association, ConnectiCon, Mary Kay, Inc., National Association of Campus Activities, the Flower and Garden Show, the Connecticut Home Show and the RV and Camping Show returning annually.

The Connecticut Convention Center has ventured out into unconventional areas beyond the galas, corporate meetings, trade shows and conferences typically associated with convention center business. The CTCC hosts sporting events such as New England Regional Volleyball, boxing matches, concerts and produces original events such as a regional bridal show. The biggest demonstration of what can be done with 140,000 square foot exhibit hall was its transformation into a red carpet affair that served over 1,000 attendees at the Governor’s Inaugural Ball.

Although it has hosted thousands of events and welcomed millions of guests since its official opening, that does not tell the whole story of the economic contribution the Connecticut Convention Center makes to the Greater Hartford community and the state. Its status as an economic driver has created more than 288 jobs at the CTCC alone. Thirty percent of the employees are Hartford residents with the balance originating from surrounding towns. Convention Center-related events have also produced business for the area hotels generating room night taxes as well as parking revenue. The Connecticut Convention Center will continue to work with the Connecticut Science Center, Riverfront, the Wadsworth Atheneum, the Old State House, the Mark Twain House, local restaurants and other area attractions to service large groups and their families.

As it works towards the continued future success, it will remain focused on providing world-class food and beverage service, first-rate venue conditions, develop green initiatives and work with the community in creating positive memories and a remarkable experience for all of our Adriaen’s Landing guests.

Green Initiatives:

  • Recycling programs
  • Energy Conservation
  • Efficient Lighting
  • Paper Reduction
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Building Stats:

  • 140,000 square feet (divisible) Exhibit Hall
  • 40,000 square feet (divisible) Ball Room
  • 25,000 square feet Meeting Room Space
  • 20-Bay Loading Docks / 2 Drive-in
  • 409-Room Attached Marriott Hotel