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Price range: $2,750 - $19,550 Price range: $2,750 - $14,280
Couples usually spend $13,950 Couples usually spend $12,270
Reception
$5,600 starting price
Ceremony
$2,750 starting price
Bar service
$13 per person
Reception
$4,760 starting price
Ceremony
$2,750 starting price
Bar service
$13 per person
These prices are available for the months of May through December. These prices are available for the months of January through April.

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About

On WeddingWire since 2020

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.

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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?

5,600

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

4,760

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?

2,750

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

2,750

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?

$13

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

Bartender(s)
Open Bar

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

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Outside Vendors
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
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Reviews of MASS MoCA

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4.7/5 3812 reviews
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Samantha Sent on 12/19/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Gabriela
Gabriela Sent on 10/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent and Magical

We absolutely loved working with Chris for our small ceremony. He was fantastic throughout, answered every question, and was there for all our needs. It made for a very special evening!! Would highly recommend.
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Olivia B. Sent on 09/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Stellar experience

Beautiful venue, and Chris, the event coordinator, was an absolute pleasure to work with. Beyond coordinating, Chris helped arrange lights in a manner that made our colors and dinner setting really pop. Chris is a real professional and it shows through his ability to effectively collaborate with our multiple vendors, many of whom he worked with many times in the past (Mezze for catering, Wendy Hybl Fannin for florals, both of whom are fantastic). We’re extremely grateful to have worked with him. And, of course, the museum seething was a dream.
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Awards

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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.

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MASS MoCA frequently asked questions

MASS MoCA includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Clean Up
  • Parking
  • Set Up
The bar service starting price at MASS MoCA includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
The space offered by MASS MoCA for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Historic Building
  • Museum
MASS MoCA offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
MASS MoCA offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
MASS MoCA offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
MASS MoCA offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
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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