Fruitlands Museum is a wedding venue located in Harvard, Massachusetts. Beautifully situated in rural Massachusetts, just a short drive away from Boston, this elegant and charming museum is perfect for private celebrations away from the noise of the big city. The 200-acre property offers picturesque views of the glorious Nashoba River Valley, ideal for post-ceremony photos. With a range of event spaces, couples can transform each area to create the fairytale wedding they’ve always envisioned.
Facilities and Capacity
The venues vast are means couples have the capability of hosting the largest and most glamorous of celebrations as well as smaller more intimate gatherings. The majestic outdoor patio and the tented area is great for wedding receptions that can continue on into the night. Featuring glistening chandeliers, the tents removable walls allow couples to plan an open-air style event for gorgeous summertime days. The interior and seating arrangements within the tent can be configured in a variety of ways to best suit each couple's preferred design and style. The tent can host up to 192 guests with ample space for a dance floor and live entertainment. Additionally, the Prospect House is located adjacent to the tented patio area and can be used as a quaint bar, catering and wedding cake area. Other event spaces include the vast lawn space surrounding the museum. Couples can create a beautiful ceremonial event space on the museum’s hill, overlooking the wide and simply breathtaking landscape. This area is brilliant for small celebrations, away from the rest of the property. However, its open space allows couples to get creative and be as extravagant as they wish. Other facilities include a number of fun exhibitions, seasonal craft festivals, and more.
Fruitlands Museum provides couples with multiple event services and rental items to make their planning process run as smoothly and as stress-free as possible. Included in the museum's venue rental package couples get exclusive and private use of the Prospect House, tented patio, and the adjacent grounds. The tented area comes with many additional amenities including the use of a dance floor, podium, 110V power source, heating, bistro lighting, tables, and chairs. Other event services include but are not limited to:
Recommended by 98% of couples
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McCall · Married on 06/01/2019
The coordinator has been lovely to work with. I feel heard and I'm excited for my vision to come to life!Sent on 06/26/2019
Carly · Married on 10/20/2018
Beautiful setting, amazing food, and phenomenal people!
My husband and I wanted an outdoor fall wedding and Fruitlands was the perfect setting in the foliage! Tim was awesome to work with and made sure our wedding was as we wanted it, answering all our questions and being thorough with everything. Never had any doubts the wedding would not be as amazing as it was and we cannot thank the staff enough for giving us such a beautiful day! Plus, we were able to have our dog there with us and that just made it even more perfect! Our guests absolutely loved it!Sent on 11/20/2018
Rebecca · Married on 10/14/2018
My husband and I got married at the Fruitlands Museum in October 2018, and there is nothing I would change about it. The venue itself is absolutely gorgeous, with a view of Nashoba Valley made even prettier by all of the fall colors. The tent where the reception was held was beautiful, with chandeliers and string lights. Tim, the coordinator, is amazing, and he made the planning process insanely easy. He is very organized, and was consistently in touch with us throughout the process. The other staff on the day-of were also great, and a server brought us hors d'eouvres and drinks after the ceremony while we were taking advantage of the perfect sunset for pictures. The food is delicious (several people told me it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding) and there are so many options to choose from so you can really customize your day based on your budget. Speaking of budget, you get a lot of value for your money. The ceremony took place outside facing the valley with the reception under the tent. Given that we were having a mid-October wedding we were unsure of what the weather would be like, and we loved how adaptable the tent was. Do yourself a favor and email Tim now!Sent on 11/10/2018
Absolutely stunning vistas!!!!!!! Spring, Summer.....and oh my gosh Fall (foliage). Truly breathtaking. Phenomenal chef. Cuisine that is special and beautiful and oh so tasty. A fantastic choice for a couple who wants gorgeous photographic memories of their wedding day!
Wonderful location to perform at and wonderful staff and location !
One of the most beautiful venues I've ever seen. Set atop a hillside overlooking the Nashua River Valley, Fruitlands Museum provides a breathtaking view and romantic setting for weddings and other events. The venue also includes a large permanent tent complete with chandeliers and removable sides. The caterer is wonderful as well.