Institute of Contemporary Art




The Institute of Contemporary Art’s visionary building captures the stimulation of contemporary culture and the excitement of a revitalized waterfront area. The new ICA is the perfect place to host your wedding day, combining stunning works of art with breathtaking views of Boston’s harbor and skyline. The building features a dramatic folding ribbon form and a cantilever that extends to the water's edge. The façade consists of identically sized vertical planks that alternate between transparent glass, translucent glass, and opaque metal. The museum’s interior continues to induce awe as it lends itself to your wedding. Bounded on the west and north sides by towering glass walls overlooking Boston's skyline, the east side of the State Street Corporation Lobby displays Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall, featuring large-scale works by leading contemporary artists. This space provides a dramatic setting for your celebration. Located just off the lobby and overlooking the HarborWalk, the Water Café offers a more intimate event space. The north wall of the Café features sliding glass doors, which open onto the Putnam Investments Plaza, a sheltered outdoor patio at the water's edge. The patio offers striking views and can be tented and heated so your guests can enjoy the view comfortably. Weddings at the ICA are privileged with access to the galleries, offering opportunities for exciting exploration and discovery during your event!

Venue Style

Event Center, Museum/Gallery, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 225 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 225 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 225 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 225 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible start time. Events must end by 11:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $7,500 to $15,000 and includes 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up. There is a food and beverage minimum applied to all events.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Institute of Contemporary Art is estimated at between $45,601 and $49,065 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Tables and chairs provided
Upgraded chairs
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day-of coordinator
Kitchen for prep only
Valet or public parking for a fee

Special Restrictions

Wedding coordinator required
Food & beverage minimum
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
Exclusive caterer for venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 11:00PM
No rice, birdseed, confetti, or inorganic material