Weddings

MASS MoCA

North Adams, MA View map Visit website

About

MASS MoCA is a creative wedding venue option located in North Adams, Massachusetts. This evocative museum is dedicated to embracing all forms of art, providing a unique backdrop for you to say your vows. Their all-inclusive packages for innovative elopements, receptions and ceremonies, will make your big day unforgettable.

Facilities and Capacity

MASS MoCA has a stunning collection of dynamic indoor and outdoor event spaces that is perfect for hosting your next special event. This 19th-century renovated factory has a multitude of rooms that can be customized to suit your vision. The Robert W. Wilson Building is a 130,000-square-foot setting that exudes majestic river views, historic windows, and a connecting balcony. The cathedral-inspired interior features a balcony overlooking the event space, 19th-century mill columns, and hardwood floors that can seat up to 300 guests. The Spencer Finch Gallery can seat up to 200 of your friends and family, and surrounds them with colorful brick walls and windows on both sides of the room. The overhead installation, called Cosmic latte, provides waves of various lighting fixtures, making you feel like you're dancing in the universe. The Museum Galleries are a set of stylish-yet-simple settings featuring contemporary art, while the vibrant Sol LeWitt Galleries offer views of the Berkshire hills. These galleries can fit 50 for a seated dinner, 150 for a ceremony, or 200 for a cocktail reception. Elopements can take place on the property with as few as 10 guests, for the couples that dream of a more intimate, close-knit ceremony.

Services Offered

The professional staff at Mass MoCA will ensure that your special occasion has a stylish and cultural edge. Along with offering a dramatic and creative environment, the museum also provides modern amenities, high-speed connectivity, and a lively location for a world-class event. Their bar services include their team of skilled bartenders, ready to create you and your guests’ favorite cocktails. Tables, chairs, and a dance floor will be provided and arranged by the museum’s team. The type of decor they have available for you include lighting and drapery to add a touch of elegance to any wedding theme.

History

The site has over 200 years of rich history that encompasses a vast complex of 19th-century mill buildings. Manufacturing for the site began in the Colonial Period right before the Revolutionary War, and was officially constructed in the 1890s as a 26-building complex. It was bought by Sprague Electric Company in the mid 1900s and was converted into an electronics plant before closing in 1985. The idea of the contemporary art center began to take shape shortly after, with a master design plan being put in place by top architects. This space has now evolved into a center that presents both changing exhibitions and performing arts events along with new-age art creations.

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?

$12,960

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

$10,368

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?

$2,000

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

$2,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Clean Up
Parking
Set Up

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

8

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Historic Building
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
Rated
5.0
out of 5.0
Recommended by 100% of couples
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    Rating 5 out of 5
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  • Value
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  • Flexibility
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    Samantha Married on 09/10/2021
    Rating 5 out of 5
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      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    Ideal venue!

    We began planning our MASS MoCA wedding ceremony in 2019, before the pandemic hit. When we decided to postpone our wedding — which was originally scheduled for 2020 — due to COVID, Chris helped us navigate the rescheduling process with patience, empathy, and thoughtfulness. As we debated different dates and potential locations within the museum, Chris took time and care to meet with us and our vendors and offered us various options based on our specific wants and considerations. We were eventually able to hold a beautiful (and safe!) ceremony at MASS MoCA in no small part thanks to Chris's expertise, coordination, and coordination. Our guests described our ceremony in the Spencer Finch gallery as "magical" and "unique," and we agree with that assessment! We cannot recommend Chris and MASS MoCA more highly.

    MASS MoCA's reply:

    Sam,

    Thank you so much for submitting such a thoughtful review of MASS MoCA and my services. It was a pleasure making your wedding ceremony dreams come true at the museum, and seeing your family and friends rally around you in support of your marriage! I wish you the happiest and brightest future together.

Pricing

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Team

Chris Handschuh
Chris Handschuh
Manager & Production Coordinator for Special Events

Chris Handschuh graduated from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) in North Adams, MA with a B.A. in Arts Mangagement in 2016.

Handschuh completed two internships in the Box Office for festivals at MASS MoCA, as well as one internship in the Performing Arts Administration department, during his time at MCLA. He then went on to hold simultaneous positions in the Performing Arts Production, Visual Arts Fabrication and Special Events departments for two years after graduating. Handschuh's multi-departmental focus then shifted towards a full-time career in Special Events at MASS MoCA where he became the in-house lighting designer and rentals coordinator for weddings and special events at the museum.

Chris Handschuh remains dedicated to producing the nation's best weddings and events at MASS MoCA. He collaborates with his clients to help them realize their dreams for their special occasions at the institution with grace and ease.

Map

1040 MASS MoCA Way North Adams, MA, 01247
413.664.4481
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MASS MoCA frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at MASS MoCA?

MASS MoCA includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Clean Up
  • Parking
  • Set Up

At MASS MoCA, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at MASS MoCA includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar

What are the most important characteristics of MASS MoCA in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by MASS MoCA for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Historic Building
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at MASS MoCA for wedding events?

MASS MoCA offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does MASS MoCA offer?

MASS MoCA offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does MASS MoCA offer for wedding events?

MASS MoCA offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does MASS MoCA have available for wedding events?

MASS MoCA offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend MASS MoCA and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

MASS MoCA is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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