Multicultural Arts Center

41 second street, Cambridge, MA 02141 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Multicultural Arts Center

We have dates availble for Spring and Summer 2019! Visit our website for more details.

Perfect for any occasion, our distinct home 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.

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The couple
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Multicultural Arts Center
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Multicultural Arts Center
You are welcome to hire outside vendors to provide uplighting. Theater lighting is included, but...
You are welcome to hire outside vendors to provide uplighting. Theater lighting is included, but...
Our Theater
Our Theater
Many table configurations are possible!
Many table configurations are possible!
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The couple's dance
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11 Reviews for Multicultural Arts Center

Recommended by 95% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.8
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  • User5410178 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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!

    Sent on 09/05/2015
  • User4560002 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We held our wedding at the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge and it was the most beautiful, intimate, old-world-Boston setting for a wedding!

    We got married in late October and were fortunate enough to get a sunny, mid-60s day. The brick outside is absolutely beautiful, but the space inside is just take-your-breath-away lovely! We had ~115 people attend our wedding and had more than enough room for a dance floor with a DJ. We even had a Bulgarian Dance Group come in and do a performance and there was enough space.

    We worked primarily with Jeff R. at the CMAC who was amazing! He was extremely helpful throughout the entire process (even on the day of the wedding itself - he was there until long after the event ended). He even recommended an uplighting vendor who was great as well and he added all of these mini touches that made the entire experience special (like focusing a light on us as we made our big entrance down the staircase as husband & wife).

    Recommend the CMAC highly if you're considering holding a wedding in Boston!

    Sent on 11/20/2014

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Multicultural Arts Center FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • 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

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  • 41 second street Cambridge, MA, 02141 See on map
    617-812-5023 (Phone number)
    Monday-Friday, 10:30am-6pm. PLEASE NOTE: Office is closed on weekends, and we are only open for special events.
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