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Multicultural Arts Center

Cambridge, MA View map Visit website
Rating 4.7 out of 5
13 reviews
Up to 175 guests

About

Up to 175 guests

Perfect for any occasion, our distinctive space includes a theater, gallery, and a kitchen available for weddings, bar mitzvahs, private parties, corporate and non-profit events.


The Multicultural Arts Center, a visual and performing arts center, is conveniently located in East Cambridge near I-93, MBTA Lechmere Green Line Station, Kendall Square Red Line Station, and the Galleria Mall. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the building was originally designed in 1814 by renowned architect Charles Bulfinch, erected in 1889, and renovated in 1985 by modern architect Graham Gund as a performing arts center.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

175

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Ballroom
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Chair Covers
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

13 Reviews

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4.7
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Recommended by 95% of couples
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    Willa Married on 08/21/2021
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    Beautiful Space

    We had an amazing experience with the Multicultural Arts Center. Adria was always responsive and helpful. The space is stunning. The restrictions are completely reasonable for a historic venue. With covid going on they were always incredibly communicative about changing rules.
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    Krysia W. Married on 10/13/2018
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    Beautiful Venue in the City

    The staff at the Multicultural Arts Center set us up for success from the start with an awesome list of local caterers, and they continued to be responsive and helpful throughout the year it took us to plan our wedding. Day of, the staff on site helped our coordinator (definitely recommend getting a day-of coordinator for the space!) and caterer make sure set up, lighting, and breakdown all proceeded without a hitch.

    The theater space itself is so lovely and distinctive, and it's a perfect size for a medium wedding. The option to use the park outside for the ceremony and the gallery for extra cocktail space provides variety and convenience all in one. An unforgettable spot for a wedding in Cambridge!
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    This venue is absolutely beautiful. We were struck by both the courtyard, where we had our ceremony, and the theater, where dinner was served. The theater itself is so beautiful that, other than table linens and flowers, we did not decorate it at all because the architecture, marble, and ceiling are so striking. We also used the standard lighting and did not need any extra lights.

    CMAC gives you a list of approved caterers, so it narrows your options a bit (which was good for us, since we needed a place to start) and will rent tables and chairs to you. We also rented a piano for dinner, and all of these items come out of your deposit. The location is great in that it is close to the T and a parking garage; we walked to a boat near the Cambridgeside Galleria for our coffee and cake, which we would not have been able to do at another location. It was just perfect for us!!!

    One thing that was absolutely amazing was the event manager. Jeff completely took care of us and helped us by giving suggestions and being really flexible around rehearsal and event times. He even let us lock up items after the wedding and come back the next day for them. He was awesome! THANK YOU, JEFF!

Awards

  • 13

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Blackstrap BBQ Blackstrap BBQ Wedding Caterers

One of my favorite wedding venues!

East Coast Grill and Raw Bar East Coast Grill and Raw Bar Wedding Caterers

Beautiful. Urban. Quaint. Professional. Historic. Hip. Most of all the staff is over the top friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We love working with them and most importantly our clients are always overjoyed.

Map

41 second street Cambridge, MA, 02141
6175771400

Tuesday-Friday, 10:30am-6pm. PLEASE NOTE: Office is closed on weekends, and we are only open for special events.
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Multicultural Arts Center frequently asked questions

What are the most important characteristics of Multicultural Arts Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Multicultural Arts Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Multicultural Arts Center for wedding events?

Multicultural Arts Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Multicultural Arts Center offer?

Multicultural Arts Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception

What services does Multicultural Arts Center offer for wedding events?

Multicultural Arts Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting / Sound

What furniture and decorations does Multicultural Arts Center have available for wedding events?

Multicultural Arts Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Multicultural Arts Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Multicultural Arts Center is recommended by 92% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.7 in value and 4.6 in flexibility.

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