Welcome to Pequot Library located in the Southport section of Fairfield, Connecticut, conveniently located right off I- 95 with easy access to Metro North. The Library’s majestic Auditorium, Reading Rooms, and Great Lawn are available for rentals public, private, cultural, civic, and artistic events year round.
Pequot Library’s lovely Auditorium seats 220 people and is one of the finest meeting rooms anywhere in Fairfield County. The space is soaring and grand, but also warm and welcoming. Part of the original Library building, the Auditorium's architect, Robert H. Robertson, created a room with near-perfect acoustics, making it a premier location for musical performances as well as a wonderful space for both public and private events, such as weddings, parties, meetings, workshops, corporate events, lectures, dance classes and so much more.
The Reading Rooms, which include the Main Reading Room, May Room and Rennell Room, offer a more intimate space for smaller groups of up to 50 people. The Library’s meticulous restoration of the Reading Rooms in 2006 won an award for Historic Preservation from the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation and the care that was taken then is evident in every part of the room. All three original fireplaces are functional and perfect for gatherings on chilly winter evenings. The Reading Rooms are available after Library hours, and are ideal for smaller meetings, speaking engagements, parties and receptions.
Able to accommodate a small birthday party with a handful of kids up to large groups of several hundred with ease, Pequot's Great Lawn is a beautiful open space in an historic village setting. Surrounded by well-maintained plantings of specimen trees, flowers and shrubs, the Great Lawn is unique in the community and a perfect setting for more informal events. It already plays host to the Library's Christmas Holiday festivities, Kentucky Derby Party, 4th of July Parade, Easter Egg Roll, Halloween Party, and, of course, the Book Sale. Adjacent to the Library is Reeves Park - a stunning backdrop for photo shoots, wedding ceremonies, and small family gatherings. Why not have your next event on our Great Lawn or Reeves Park?
Whatever event you might be planning, let Pequot Library provide the space! An event in our beautiful, historic building is sure to be one your guests will not soon forget.