Breweries as popular private event spaces is a trend that’s here to stay. After all, what’s not to love? With deliciously crafted beer, unique food options, and a laid-back but dramatic atmosphere, breweries are the ideal setting for an event as major as a wedding and as simple as a team bonding spot.
If you’re looking for the best breweries in New England for private events, we’ve got you covered with options ranging from waterfront venues to historical hotspots. Here are our four favorite options to think about when planning your special occasion.
Stony Creek Brewery
Located in Connecticut along the banks of the Branford River is Stony Creek Brewery. This taproom and event space has stunning indoor and outdoor space and can accommodate up to 200 seated guests for private events.
Whether you are hosting a wedding, a more intimate gathering, or a corporate event, this brewery is a crowd-pleaser with high-quality beers on tap, including Ales and Lagers, plus a great assortment of cocktails. They have a prep kitchen for any catered food that is arranged for your event, or you may opt to use food trucks for a super fun experience. Best of all, Stoney Creek has an incredible staff and the shoreline’s best sunset.
Cambridge Brewing Co.
Years before the craft beer craze, there was Cambridge Brewing Company. Affectionately known as CBC, this beloved brewery sits in a refurbished mill building and is incredibly comfortable with high ceilings, modern lighting, exposed brick, and even a sunny patio.
CBC’s beer menu has a little bit of everything from boozy IPAs to crushable Shandys. Their in-house food has pub favorites, including beer-battered fish and chips and indulgent burgers. With a back room, dining room, and ample bar, the space can accommodate corporate gatherings, private events, and more for 20 to 100 guests.
Hog River Brewing
Hog River Brewing is housed inside a turn-of-the-century tire factory in Hartford, Connecticut. A quirky and laid-back space, Hog River Brewing’s Stave Room can host 40 seated or 70 standing guests for a unique and relaxed celebration.
Old machinery and a regularly updated tap list provide a unique and memorable experience for your guests whether they decide to sip on a classic German Lager, a Fruited Sour, or a premium spirit. Food trucks and live music would make for a killer experience for your party.
Night Shift Brewing
What started as the hobby of a group of friends in Massachusetts has grown into Boston’s most popular brewery. With a location in Everett and Lovejoy Wharf, options abound for your private events, work events, or even wedding receptions. A large space, each of their locations can hold about 300 standing guests.
Guests will likely already know and love Night Shift’s brews, but they also have a rotating mix of limited-released beers for those looking to try something new. Bring your own catering in, or work with one of their food partners to make your party delicious.
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