Celebrate the season at the Harvard Art Museums

Spend your holiday at an unparalleled cultural destination with stunning architecture and timeless beauty.
*100% Privacy. We don’t share with anyone. Availability not guaranteed. Request early in the season for best results.

How do I plan my event?

Send us your event information

Submit your date and contact information.

Work with our event producers

We will connect you to the venue, create your menu and make sure everything is planned to perfection.


Relax and enjoy your event knowing we have everything covered.

Make your event merry & bright

The Catered Affair knows the importance of staging the perfect corporate event that will speak volumes about your company and create lasting memories for guests.

View our specialty holiday menu.

The museum is available for after-hours entertaining from Monday through Sunday starting at 6:30PM, providing exclusive and private access to exhibitions and collections.

Enjoy a 3-hour catered event, hosted beer and wine bar, cocktail style seating with festive linens. Upgrades and menu enhancement available throughout the planning process.

Frequently asked questions

What is your menu pricing?

Holiday events start at $129 per person (excluding venue fees) for 80+ guests featuring our specialty holiday menu, or The Catered Affair can create a custom menu for your event.

Tell me more about the Harvard Art Museums

The Harvard Art Museums, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, are home to one of the largest and most renowned art collections in the United States. The museums’ vast collections feature works from ancient times to the present, and from the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Mediterranean, and West and East Asia.

For more than a hundred years, the Harvard Art Museums have encouraged students, faculty, and the public to engage in critical looking and thinking through original works of art. Like the great university that surrounds us, teaching, learning, and research are at the core of the museums’ mission.

Are there discounts on venue rentals?

Yes! Monday – Wednesday museum rentals are reduced for corporate clients.
There is a discount for corporate events in December and January for Calderwood Courtyard.

More information on venue rental fees can be found here.

How many people do the venues hold?

Calderwood Courtyard
Seated Dinner: 200 (without dancefloor) 180 (with dancing)
Reception: 300

Adolphus Busch Hall
Seated Dinner: 80
Reception: 80
Weddings: 60

What time can my event start?

The museum is available for after-hours entertaining from Monday through Sunday starting at 6:30PM, providing exclusive event opportunities and private access to its exhibitions and collection.

Can I take pictures in the museum?

Photography is allowed in the museums during private events with the exception of flash photography.