Harvard Art Museums

32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Harvard Art Museums

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 200. 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 40 guests. It features dark wood paneling on the walls and high-ceilings for a sense of grandeur.

Services Offered

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.

Location

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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In front of the museum
In front of the museum
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Reception in the courtyard
Reception in the courtyard
View from Calderwood Courtyard
View from Calderwood Courtyard
Adolphus Busch Hall courtyard
Adolphus Busch Hall courtyard
Dancing in Adolphus Busch Hall
Dancing in Adolphus Busch Hall
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The happy couple
Cocktail hour by the fountain
Cocktail hour by the fountain
Reception in Adolphus Busch Hall
Reception in Adolphus Busch Hall
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In front of the museum
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Reception in the courtyard
Reception in the courtyard

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7 Reviews for Harvard Art Museums

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Anne · Married on 01/13/2018

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    We can't say enough good things about the Harvard Art Museum. Neil Nolan at The Catered Affair and Geri Calvert at the Harvard Art Museum were a pleasure to work with and helped make our wedding both beautiful and fun. There are two things to think about when choosing a venue for your wedding - The planning process and the day itself. The Harvard Art Museum and the Catered Affair excelled at both. They are total pros and made planning our wedding easy and stress-free. They offered us good guidance, but were also receptive to our ideas. In short, they cared about making our wedding nice. The museum is also an absolutely gorgeous setting. The architecture plus the open galleries during cocktail hour really made for a unique wedding. The food is excellent and everyone on the staff worked to make the evening memorable for us and our guests.

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    Iris · Married on 12/02/2017

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    Our wedding experience with The Catered Affair at the Harvard Art Museums, from start to finish, was absolutely perfect! Bryanne and Dakota made an amazing team, and made sure every single question we had was addressed. We always felt like TCA was ready and willing to make our dream wedding a reality. Geri and the entire staff at the Harvard Art Museums also helped make the experience extra special, and helped coordinate a flawless evening at this stunning venue. Their expertise and experience with weddings made them incredibly easy to work with, and from our first meeting, we knew we were in good hands. The team was also able to recommend many amazing vendors that we absolutely loved. On the day of the wedding itself, Bryanne and Dakota made sure that the entire event was executed seamlessly. It was a stress-free, magical day, and the TCA/Harvard Art Museums team really made it possible. The team remembered everything, even the tiniest details we had mentioned during our planning sessions. And they made sure we got to taste plenty of the delicious hor d'oeuvres, entrees and cake! We cannot recommend them enough!

    Sent on 12/29/2017

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Harvard Art Museums FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 9886
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 9837
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Clean Up
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 25
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Art Gallery
    Historic Building
    Museum
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    French Service
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access

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