A Dramatic Alternative
If the idea of getting married in one of the Hartford area’s banquet halls or country clubs doesn’t fulfill your desire for a dramatic reception site, check out the new event space at Joe Black’s Restaurant and Pub, 860-524-0796, joeblacksbar.com. Inside the venue’s circa-1893 building, formerly the Society for Savings Bank, the majestic space that once served as the main banking floor has been transformed into a ballroom called The Society Room. While much of the space has been modernized, including a newly installed wraparound mezzanine level, the original Renaissance Revival-style architecture and detailing have been kept intact. Capacity: 250 sit-down. Catering: In-house only; $101-$113 per person.