Weddings

Fruitlands Museum

Harvard, MA View map Visit website

About

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.

Services Offered

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
  • The ability to work with outside vendors

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$2500.00

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2500.00

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Farm/Ranch
Historic Building
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Cake
Event Planner
Event Rentals

What event items are available?

Chairs

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

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    Beth Married on 07/31/2021
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    "The best wedding I ever attended!"

    Our guests were delighted with the beauty of the setting, the excellence of the food, and the elegance and efficiency of the service. As parents of the bride, we were grateful for the guidance and assistance we received. Even though the wedding had to be delayed a year, everything went smoothly. Several elderly guests declared it "the best wedding I ever attended."
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    Marielle G. Married on 10/11/2020
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    Best Decision

    Our original wedding venue shut down due to COVID-19.  With less than 6 weeks before our wedding date, we booked a micro wedding with Fruitlands.  From that moment on, everything seemed possible.  The venue is truly gorgeous with incredible foliage in the fall, stunning elevated views (you can see Mount Monadnock in the distance), epic sunset and a beautiful tent complete with elegant lighting.  We got stunning wedding photos and our guests also loved getting amazing photos with the foliage and the incredible sunset too.  Tim and the staff at Fireside catering were fantastic, they did a really great job of ensuring the safety of our micro wedding.  We were nervous about having a wedding during the pandemic, but us and our guests felt very safe and comfortable with everything the staff did to ensure everyone's safety.  Tim was super helpful with all the planning leading up to the wedding and on the day of went above and beyond to make our wedding run smoothly.  We loved everything about our wedding and had the best experience at Fruitlands.
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    Caroline C. Married on 10/19/2019
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    Perfect place

    I loved getting married here! Tim made everything so easy and comfortable that i was so calm the day of my wedding - and leading up to it. The staff was AMAZING, we had one woman who catered to our every needs bringing us drinks, making sure we got all our appetizers at cocktail hour, and even brought my husband extra bacon and pork belly croutons just because we mentioned how delicious it was and how much he likes bacon. I do not remember her name but i hope she knows that she was amazing. Our craft cocktails were a hit - everyone kept talking about how awesome they were even though i just sent ingredients to Tim, they really nailed it. You can hear Devens in the background a little (gun shots) but it did not bother us one bit! The view is amazing and i just can't say enough wonderful things about Fruitlands.

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

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Piper Jo Nevins Photography Piper Jo Nevins Photography Wedding Photographers

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!

Nick Lamberti Professional Mobile Disc Jockey Nick Lamberti Professional Mobile Disc Jockey Wedding DJs

Wonderful location to perform at and wonderful staff and location !

Joyously Yours Joyously Yours Wedding Invitations

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.

Map

102 Prospect Hill Road Harvard, MA, 01451
978-788-9425

Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm Saturday & Sunday 10am - 5pm http://www.fruitlandsevents.com/
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