Please note, due to the ongoing pandemic the museum will reopen for events in 2022.
Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard Art Museums is a sophisticated wedding venue. This award-winning setting contains one of the largest art collections in the country. You and your guests can be enchanted by the beauty of the architecture and art while you celebrate your once-in-a-lifetime day. The space is flooded with natural light, enhancing the splendor of the place even further.
Facilities and Capacity
Harvard Art Museums has various event spaces in which you can hold your ceremony, reception, and various pre-wedding gatherings. The museum was designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, including a breathtaking glass roof. Each indoor space, the Calderwood Courtyard, the Adolphus Busch Hall, and the Naumburg Room, offers an unforgettably elegant space for your wedding day festivities. The courtyard features travertine columns and grand arches for a luxurious, classic feel. It was designed with an Italian piazza in mind and can hold cocktail-style receptions of up to 300 guests. For seated meals, its capacity is 250. The Adolphus Busch Hall, meanwhile, was modeled off a traditional Medieval gathering space and features artwork from that period. A more intimate setting, it also features an open terrace and walled garden. The museum team suggests a total of 60 guests for weddings held in this setting. Naumburg Hall is a two-story Jacobean-style space that welcomes smaller receptions with up to 50 guests. It features dark wood paneling on the walls and high-ceilings for a sense of grandeur.
Harvard Art Museums offers a convenient catering service through its onsite service, The Catered Affair. This premium culinary company offers a touch of sophistication to receptions. Since 1979, they have endeavored to provide mouthwatering food and unparalleled service for a wedding reception you will remember forever. This business is also happy to provide beverages. For any other companies you may need the assistance of, the museum has a list of vendors they can recommend. There is plenty of nearby street parking for your guests’ convenience.
Directly outside the museum, you will find the wide-open spaces of Harvard Yard. Here, you can pose for unforgettable wedding photos set against the classic beauty of the iconic campus. For guests from out of town, there are plenty of hotels within walking distance of the museum. Boston Logan International Airport is just a short drive away, for those flying in to be with you for your special day.
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- Clean Up
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- Cake Cutting
- Wedding Cake
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- House Beer
- House Liquor
- House Wine
- Open Bar
- Signature Drink
- Specialty Beer
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- Art Gallery
- Historic Building
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- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does Harvard Art Museums offer for wedding events?
- All Inclusive Packages
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Event Rentals
- Liability Insurance
- Lighting / Sound
- Outside Vendors
- Set Up
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