Looking to host a private party, meeting or fundraiser in Fairfield? There are numerous public and private sites available for rent depending on the size of your party and your needs.
The Town owns a variety of venues available for use to meet the varying needs of residents, businesses and visitors.
The Pavilions at Penfield Beach are two beautiful, beachfront event destinations that offer panoramic views of The Long Island Sound, perfect for any celebration including weddings, birthdays, graduation parties, fundraisers and offsite meetings. Penfield Pavilion, the larger of our two Pavilions, is able to accommodate seated functions up to 180 guests, cocktail parties up to 300 guests. Our covered deck and unobstructed views of the water serve as the perfect backdrop and transition nicely to a lively cocktail hour. Jacky Durrell Pavilion, the smaller of our two Pavilions, has a rustic style all its own. The space accommodates up to 125 guests and features a wraparound deck for cocktails, mingling and breathtaking views of the beach and sound. Please contact the Parks and Recreation department for rental information.
The stately Burr Mansion at the Burr Homestead in the heart of Fairfield's historic Old Post Road can accommodate both large and small gatherings and features large rooms, access to 4 acres of gardens and reflecting pools and full kitchen facilities. The Mansion is owned by the Town of Fairfield but managed by the Fairfield Museum and History Center. Contact the Museum for rental information.
Events can be held on the beach, at designated picnic areas or on Town Greens with the appropriate approval.
The Fairfield Public Library has six rooms available for rent - four at the Main Library and two at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library. Click here for reservation information for either of the libraries.
Some non-profit meetings and events can also be held in available school spaces. Reservations at the schools are managed by the Board of Education's business services office.
The newly constructed Fairfield Regional Fire School located at 205 Richard White Way has three classrooms available for rent.
Old Town Hall has one conference room and Sullivan Independence Hall has three conference rooms available for rent to Fairfield-based non-profit groups on a very limited basis. Town departments, boards and commissions have priority use of the rooms. Contact the First Selectman's Office for more information.
Those non-profits interested in hosting a fundraising event on Town property should contact the Parks and Recreation Office.
There are many other private sites in Fairfield that may be suitable for your meeting or event. Here are a few.
The Fairfield Museum and History Center could be a perfect setting for a corporate presentation, dinner party, reception, or dance party. The Jackie Durrell Meeting Hall has a modern sound and projections system. The museum can accommodate up to 200 people for a seated presentation or 72 for a seated lunch or dinner. Kitchen facilities are available.
The historic Pequot Library, located in the Southport section of Fairfield, has several venues for rent. The Library's majestic 220 seat Auditorium, three Reading Rooms and Great Lawn are available for public, private, cultural, civic, and artistic events year round.
Fairfield University offers a diverse selection of rental spaces including the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. For more information on booking the Quick Center or other venues on campus, contact the University's Office of Conference and Event Management.
Also offering site rentals is the Scandinavian Club on South Pine Creek Road with its Main Hall that can hold up to 200 people for a sit-down dinner. Its flat 2-acre property is also used for large events, and is a short walk to the beach. The Ukrainian American Club of Southport has two rooms available - one room that holds up to 160 people with a stage and kitchen, and a lower level bar area that can hold 50-60 people. The site has ample parking. The Gaelic-American Club on Beach Road is also available for parties or fundraisers.
Fairfield's private clubs can also be contacted for more information on using their sites for fundraisers or parties: The Patterson Club, Brooklawn Country Club, Fairfield Beach Club, and Country Club of Fairfield.
The Circle Hotel Fairfield has the Penfield Meeting Room (holds up to 50) and the Ludlowe Meeting Room (holds up to 20) available for rent to local businesses and organizations at a greatly reduced rate.
Some veterans facilities are available for rent including the Lt. Owen Fish Memorial American Legion Banquet Hall at Owen Fish Park. Many of the local places of worship also have spaces for rent.