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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
Fruitlands Museum is an expansive venue, so couples have the opportunity to host 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 tent's 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 various 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:
- Bridal suite located in Prospect House
- Ample on-site parking
- Catering services
- Beverage and bar services
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i'm only getting married once, but if i got married again, i'd choose the fruitlands
A note for our coordinator, Laura. Since I did not use a personal event planner, I was so lucky to have Laura be our Sales Director for the event. Laura is both organized and flexible and was able to accomodate even our quirkiest of requests. Many thanks to Laura and the Fireside Catering team!!!
The Best Wedding Venue and Team Ever!!
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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.
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