Celebrate one of life’s most cherished moments by exchanging wedding vows surrounded by timeless beauty at the Harvard Art Museums.

Inspired Ceremonies

A wedding ceremony and reception at the Harvard Art Museums is a one-of-a-kind experience perfect for those with ties to the Harvard community or intrigued by the seamless blend of contemporary and classic in the museum’s many spaces. Whether picturing a ceremony rich in dramatic flair or a more traditional experience, there is a perfect place for you to say “I do.”

Ceremony styles and preferences are very personal decisions. The two most popular options are the ivy-adorned courtyard at Adolphus Busch Hall or under the stunning glass enclosure in Calderwood Courtyard. Read about each unique space below.

Inspired Wedding Ceremonies at Harvard Art Museums

Triangle Constellation © Carlos Amorales

Calderwood Courtyard

A sophisticated and graceful setting that serves as the heart of Harvard Art Museums. Its intricate Italian piazza design, gallery views and sweeping arches offer an ambiance that is airy and uplifting.


Calderwood Courtyard

Menschel Hall

Take center stage in a modern setting also designed by Renzo Piano.


Menschel Hall

Menschel Hall

Lower Level

Select your ceremony backdrop from two contemporary installations.


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Adolphus Busch Hall

In good weather, couples can exchange vows in a charming European-inspired outdoor courtyard. In the cooler months, the medieval hall easily transforms into a majestic setting.


Personalized Unions at Harvard Art Museums

Every couple has a different vision for Harvard Art Museums. Understanding which space speaks to them the most, guest count, seating arrangements, timeline and any important traditions and rituals are all essential details to plan around for a ceremony of any kind.

This multidimensional location welcomes a traditional to modern wedding full of all your special details. Whether you see yourself saying “I do” underneath a floral trellis or a bridal canopy, we ensure a symbolic experience that has been personalized to fit you and your family.

The Harvard Art Museums is a unique location for a ceremony and reception. Are you thinking about planning your wedding or event at Harvard Art Museums? We would love to show you this spectacular location. Contact us or call us at 781.763.1333.

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