Amidst the Holyoke Range stands The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, a venue in Amherst, Massachusetts. Couples are welcome to host their weddings and receptions in this state-of-the-art facility. Even with its modern and elegant touches, it still provides a dash of down-to-earth charm with its location being in an apple orchard.
Facilities and Capacity
For couples hosting a wedding in the museum, they are welcome to invite up to 150 of their friends and family. However, if standing receptions are planned, couples are welcome to expand that to 350 of their friends and family. With over 40,000 square feet, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has enough space to meet your needs. Weddings can be hosted in the lovely orchard or theater. For the reception, couples are welcome to use the Museum’s Great Hall or Courtyard.
In addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is the perfect setting for engagement parties, bridal showers, business meetings and other special events. To ensure the wedding ending is just as pleasant, the museum is pleased to offer cleanup.
Recommended by 99% of couples
Sarah · Married on 07/21/2017
Perfect for your storybook weding
I can't rave enough about the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art! My husband and I immediately fell in love with the venue for our 10/27/2018 wedding, and as we only had a 5-month engagement, the museum's incredible staff were so vital to helping us pull off the wedding of our dreams! Siobhan was such a professional and made the entire process of planning (from recommending vendors to helping us choose a layout for the reception) as stress free as possible. On the day-of the wedding both Siobhan and Anne were a much needed calming presence, were so organized, and really went above and beyond the call of duty (i.e. literally zipping me into my dress and helping me get ready, and clearing the great hall before the ceremony so I could move around without being seen by my husband or early guests). Our guests all loved the venue, and so enjoyed the galleries during cocktail hour. The Carle is the perfect venue for any fun couple who wants their wedding to be creative, sweet, and a little out of the ordinary.Sent on 12/05/2018
Meghan · Married on 06/01/2019
Beautiful and Unique Venue
We had a fantastic experience at the Eric Carle Museum, working with with Siobhan. The space itself is really fun and unique, but still elegant. Everyone loved both the indoor and outdoor space. We added on the art room, and it was a great addition--people were way more into it than I expected, and we got some beautiful and unique art from guests rather than a basic guest book. It's a little more work than an all-inclusive venue to coordinate bringing everything in to the Carle, but they were super flexible and willing to work with us, and their staff and suggested vendors were a huge help.Sent on 06/18/2019
Mary · Married on 06/24/2017
We actually had an event last June but I wanted to get this done. My son had a out of town wedding and we wanted to have some type of event for the family and friends around here to celebrate their marriage. I can't say enough about this venue. Siobhan was fantastic to work with and everything went smoothly. She did everything possible to make the day special and have everything exactly the way we planned it.Sent on 02/17/2018
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