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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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