Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions and answers. If we you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.

General:

What is the Polish National Home?

Our official name is Polish National Home of Hartford, Inc, but we are also referred to as the “PNH” or “Hartford PNH”. We are a non-profit 501(c)(7), social membership organization that promotes and celebrates Polish culture and traditions.  

When is your Kitchen Open?

Our 2019 Serving Hours are:

Tuesday & Wednesday 11:30 am to 3:00 pm
Thursday through Saturday: 11:30am – 9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Please call us to request a private function on Mondays and Tuesday evenings.

 Do you house residents?

No. Our beautiful Art Deco building has a restaurant, ballroom, dining room, bar, and some offices, but it does not house residents. Our title reflects the fact that our founders built the Polish Home to serve as a “Home away from home”, a gathering place,  for all our members, their families and friends, and many different Polish organizations throughout Greater Hartford and beyond.

Can you help us translate?

Yes. Call or stop by and we would be happy to help.

If I have a question regarding the Polish community, can I contact you?

Yes, please call or stop by to see us. If we cannot help you directly, we may be able to direct you to other resources.

Membership:

Can anyone become a member? Who is eligible for membership?

Corporate membership (which includes the right to vote) is available to anyone who is of Polish descent, married to a Pole or adopted by a Pole. Social membership is available to anyone who has an appreciation for the PNH itself, Polish culture, heritage, and traditions.

How do I become a member?

Just fill out the membership application and pay your annual dues (and initial, one-time fee for Corporate Membership). You can do all this online, by mail or apply in person at the Polish Home. We accept credit cards, checks or cash. Our Membership Committee reviews applications one to three times monthly and determines eligibility.

How much does membership cost?

Corporate membership annual dues are $75.00 with a one-time initiation fee of $25.00. Social membership annual dues are $30.00.

What are the benefits of membership?

Most importantly, you’ll be helping preserve our Polish history and heritage, not only for our generation but for future generations, too. All members receive loyalty points on their dinner and beverage purchases (remember to use your membership card!) which are redeemable for free drinks and meals. Members are also eligible for members-only events and special discounts. Finally, you or your children or grandchildren may be eligible for an award from our Founders’ Scholarship Program (applicants must meet scholarship requirements). Read information on our membership information page.

The Facilities:

Where is the Polish National Home located?

60 Charter Oak Ave. in the Sheldon/Charter Oak section of Hartford. We’re just south and west of downtown, between Columbus Boulevard and Main Street. Detailed directions and map are available on our location page.

Do you allow private parties?

Yes. When available, our catering services, ballroom, bar, dining room, and meeting rooms can be rented by our members and their guests.

What is your capacity?

The PNH is a 22,000 Sq Ft building.  Our grand ballroom accommodates up to nearly 600 people for concerts and performing arts that include balcony seating.  For banquet-type events (weddings, showers, memorial receptions, seminars, etc), we can accommodate up to 230 people.  Our bridal suite can accommodate up to 15 people, as well as our soon-to-open Groom’s Suite, which features a pool table, foosball table, darts, and card table. Our main dining room can accommodate up to 110 people, and pub can accommodate up to 75 people.

What services do you offer?

Ballroom, dining room and pub rentals and full on-site catering services. We can host wedding receptions, bridal showers, christenings, anniversary, birthday and retirement parties, debutante balls or corporate dinners and meetings. Our chefs specialize in Polish cuisine, but can also prepare European, American and Spanish foods.

How do I book an event?

Simply call 860-247-1784 and speak with a manager. Or stop by in person to discuss the possibilities for an event.

 

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