flexible rental spaces in Hartford and Middletown Connecticut
Home offices and small studios can only offer so much. Sometimes, you just need a clean-slate space.
Whether your growth goals call for professional headshots, in-person workshops, a styled shoot destined to land you in front of your ideal clientele, or hosting a gathering—The Apiary Collective offers clean, curated spaces for meetings, intimate events, as a photo studio, to host a workshop or a getting ready bridal suite for your big day.
CONFIDENCE THROUGH THE ROOF. CONFETTI-READY MOMENTS A-GO. DREAM CLIENTS, HERE YOU COME. GETTING READY WITH YOUR BRIDAL PARTY IN THE PERFECT LIGHTING, IT’S ALL POSSIBLE HERE.
We’ve poured our whole hearts—and a decade’s worth of the insight we’ve gained as small business owners—into developing spaces that serve as thoughtfully curated settings for everything from branded photoshoots to in-person meetings (where buzzing dryers and barking dogs never interrupt) to a place full of natural light and perfect for a bride and her tribe to get ready.
EACH IS SIMPLE TO ACCESS, STUNNING TO SHOOT IN, AND DESIGNED TO ACT AS A GAME-CHANGING, CONFIDENCE-CREATING BLANK CANVAS.
A collection of spaces to make your own
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Curated and operated by a fellow creative who cares deeply about your success
Hi—I’m Lisa DiBenedetto, and I’m so glad you found The Apiary Collective! Helping small business owners succeed has always been a deep-rooted passion of mine. I founded my own small business, Nightingale Events, in 2012—and while it has since grown into a leading wedding planning company in Connecticut with an array of industry awards to its name—the journey to get there took serious grit and a ton of creative problem solving.
Along the way, I realized our area had a major lack of creative community spaces. Never one to sit around or throw in the towel, I decided I would change that. After tons of searching, touring, and behind-the-scenes heavy lifting—The Apiary’s first location was born in 2022…and my vision of providing a collection of welcoming, flexible spaces to help creatives grow their small businesses turned into a pinch-me reality.
I’M THRILLED YOU’VE FOUND OUR STUDIOS—AND I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT MAGIC YOU CREATE WITH THEM.
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The bee has always held a special place in our founder’s heart—it’s a symbol tied closely to her grandmother, who was a remarkably empowered creative. In honor of the woman who inspired us to build our small businesses, we can’t wait to help you grow yours. We welcome you to gather and buzz around here as you search for and celebrate the nectar brought about by business wins both big and small.
Ready to make something meaningful happen here?
With accessible locations, keyless entry, and a seamless online booking process—utilizing our spaces is a breeze. (Because we believe in leaving the complicated stuff right where it belongs: at the door.)
GET ON OUR CALENDAR AND MAKE THE MAGIC HAPPEN