Worcester Art Museum

Central Massachusetts

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Description

Just an hour from Boston, Worcester Art Museum is a breathtaking wedding venue that has equal parts urban charm and historic elegance, along with a big helping of culture. With stunning architectural spaces surrounding your guests with visual luxury, the drama and elegance of an unforgettable wedding can all be found at Worcester Art Museum. Imagine your bridal party's unforgettable entrance down the grand staircase of the Renaissance Court, encircled by 50 centuries of art. You’ll say your vows surrounded by the stunning stone columns of the expansive room, while all your family and friends witness your nuptials. In warmer months, the museum’s outdoor courtyard can be used for the wedding ceremony. The magnificent Renaissance Court provides an opulent and elegant setting, and guests will marvel at the museum’s many exhibits. Dinner and dancing go long into the night, and you and your beloved will have plenty of opportunities for unforgettable photos throughout the museum’s lovely halls. Your wedding celebration will be the party of a lifetime at the Worcester Art Museum!

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Museum/Gallery, Modern

Services

Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception

Capacity

Max Indoor Ceremony: 120 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 120 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 120 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up by vendors may start at 3:300PM. Events must end by midnight. Events my begin in the Renaissance Court at 6PM or 6:30 if a ceremony is held on site.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $2,500 for the Museum Café to $5,000 in the Renaissance Court for a reception including 5 hours of event time, excluding set up and break down time. The fee for onsite ceremony with reception is $500 and includes an additional half hour of event time, wedding rehearsal and a dedicated wedding coordinator. If interested in a cocktail style reception with partial seating, please inquire with sales manager. There is no food and beverage minimum required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Worcester Art Museum is estimated at between $13,683 and $23,359 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.

Catering

Choose from List

Alcohol

Provided

Amenities Included

Event coordination
Dance floor
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Chiavari chairs
Outdoor lighting
Piano
Security
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Day of onsite manager
Champagne toast
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Museum Café includes guest tables and chairs for up to 80 guests
Bartender is included for Renaissance Court weddings
Ceremony rehearsal
The Renaissance Court includes 140 chairs & tables within the Museum's inventory

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by midnight
No form of alcoholic beverages may be given as favors unless at the conclusion of an event
Delivery charge for tables and or additional or special chairs is $45
Red and Rose Wine may not be served in the Renaissance Court due to the delicate nature of the Museum collection
Usage of tripods by photographers must be discussed ahead of time
Flash photography may not be used within museum galleries
Flowers must come from a florist so that they will have been treated for prevention of bugs

Wedding Day Availability (Last updated Apr 01, 2015)

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