The Larz Anderson Auto Museum is the perfect setting for a corporate dinner, cocktail party, or wedding
reception. The entire 1888 Anderson Carriage House may be rented any available date. You will have access to all public galleries, which are open at the time of your event. For groups up to 130, dinner and dancing take place in the majestic Main Gallery amid the Museum's priceless automobile collections and historic artifacts. There is no separate "function room," so you and your guests may fully experience all the Museum has to offer. A staff member is on duty throughout the evening to assist you.
There is plenty of free parking, and the Great Lawn is available for larger groups requiring a tent.
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Luzia · Married on 09/14/2019
All the good feels
Getting married at the Larz Anderson Museum was more special than we could have ever hoped for.Sent on 10/12/2019
We had a party of 90. The ceremony was just outside the museum at the Temple of Love (which we reserved through the town of Brookline), the cocktail hour was in the back stable room and the reception was in the main gallery. The size of the venue was perfect for our party and we were able to comfortably accommodate all of the tables and chairs as well as have space for dancing. One really great thing about this venue, is that it is so beautiful and well lit on its own. We didn't have to worry about lights or decorations (other than flowers on the tables). This year, the car exhibit was 1920s Golden Age. With that beautiful display and the natural, castle-like feel of the museum, many of our guests later came up to us and said they felt that they were in Downton Abbey (which of course made my heart flutter).
Guests were able to walk around the museum to see the exhibit (on the main floor and downstairs), while sipping on their drinks during cocktail hour. They all really enjoyed that, and wanted to come back with family members to show them the exhibit on their own.
As the venue is a museum, we had to work with outside vendors for catering, tables and chairs. This was an incredibly easy process as we received a list of approved caterers (that ranged from very high end to modestly priced). We went with Cuisine Chez Vous for our catering needs, and I am so happy that they were on that list (because they were also amazing).
There is a space on the second floor for the bridal party to use before the ceremony. We had a private Ketubah ceremony before the ceremony outside, so we used that space to accommodate about 20 people. It worked very well.
Karen, who administers the museum, was a pleasure to work with. She was always responsive and very flexible with our requests. Karen worked with our very busy schedules to find a time to meet with us on several occasions. I will be forever grateful to her for accommodating our wedding party just before our reservation time as of course we had about 2 hours of surprise rain. The rain, as it turned out, went away just in time for our wedding photos and brought us so much good luck!
It has been about a month since our wedding, and my husband and I still feel like getting married at the Larz Anderson Museum was a dream.
Thank you, Karen and team, for your hospitality and for making our day so magical.
Meredith · Married on 10/06/2018
We had our wedding at Larz last weekend and it was absolutely incredible! The venue itself is stunning and we utilized all of the grounds. Karen, the venue coordinator was fantastic. She is such a lovely person and was always genuinely interested in what we were planning and how she could help. Karen is so knowledgeable and helped us pick a lot of our vendors and everything was perfect! We cannot rate this venue high enough and can't wait to continue to go back and re-live our special day!Sent on 10/12/2018
Larz Anderson Auto Museum's reply:Awww..... Meredith. Thank you so much for your kind words. You and Tyler are the best! Best wishes to you both. I hope to see you again in the future. Maybe for a wedding anniversary party :).
Daniela · Married on 09/03/2017
We had the ceremony and reception of our wedding inside the museum. It is an amazing place to get married. We had 120 guests and a sweet heart table. Cocktails, Photo Booth and table for appetizers and desserts in the back and a good space for dancing... it was amazing.Sent on 09/26/2017
Karen was so helpful throughout the process and at the day of the wedding She was always available.
we highly recommend the museum for any event.
Larz Anderson Auto Museum's reply:Thank you so much, Dani. Working with couples like you and Adam are what make my job so special. My goal is always to do my best to make sure everything meets your expectations. Wishing you all the happiness in the world.
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We so enjoy working at Larz Anderson! The staff are friendly and accomodating, and the setting couldn't be more beautiful. The site offers many options for your event layout, so feel free to get creative! They have the unique advantage of having tons of gorgeous land, yet being right next door to the city. The best of both worlds!
Larz Anderson Auto Museum is a unique and fantastic venue for a wedding. We absolutely love working there and creating amazing wedding days around the space which always has creative and beautiful displays for guests to be surrounded by.
I've had four couples get married at the Larz Anderson Museum this past summer and they loved the venue. The back drop of antique cars made for amazing photos!