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Venues in Harvard, MA,
(978) 944-9799

About Us

Fruitlands Museum is a wedding venue located in Harvard, Massachusetts. Beautifully situated in rural Massachusetts, just a short drive away from Boston, this elegant and charming museum is perfect for private celebrations away from the noise of the big city. The 200-acre property offers picturesque views of the glorious Nashoba River Valley, ideal for post-ceremony photos. With a range of event spaces, couples can transform each area to create the fairytale wedding they’ve always envisioned.

Facilities and Capacity

The venues vast are means couples have the capability of hosting the largest and most glamorous of celebrations as well as smaller more intimate gatherings. The majestic outdoor patio and the tented area is great for wedding receptions that can continue on into the night. Featuring glistening chandeliers, the tents removable walls allow couples to plan an open-air style event for gorgeous summertime days. The interior and seating arrangements within the tent can be configured in a variety of ways to best suit each couple's preferred design and style. The tent can host up to 192 guests with ample space for a dance floor and live entertainment. Additionally, the Prospect House is located adjacent to the tented patio area and can be used as a quaint bar, catering and wedding cake area. Other event spaces include the vast lawn space surrounding the museum. Couples can create a beautiful ceremonial event space on the museum’s hill, overlooking the wide and simply breathtaking landscape. This area is brilliant for small celebrations, away from the rest of the property. However, its open space allows couples to get creative and be as extravagant as they wish. Other facilities include a number of fun exhibitions, seasonal craft festivals, and more.

Services Offered

Fruitlands Museum provides couples with multiple event services and rental items to make their planning process run as smoothly and as stress-free as possible. Included in the museum's venue rental package couples get exclusive and private use of the Prospect House, tented patio, and the adjacent grounds. The tented area comes with many additional amenities including the use of a dance floor, podium, 110V power source, heating, bistro lighting, tables, and chairs. Other event services include but are not limited to:

  • Bridal suite located in Prospect House
  • Ample on-site parking
  • Catering services
  • Beverage and bar services
  • The ability to work with outside vendors

Marielle G.

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  • Our original wedding venue shut down due to COVID-19.  With less than 6 weeks before our wedding date, we booked a micro wedding with Fruitlands.  From that moment on, everything seemed possible.  The venue is truly gorgeous with incredible foliage in the fall, stunning elevated views (you can see Mount Monadnock in the distance), epic sunset and a beautiful tent complete with elegant lighting.  We got stunning wedding photos and our guests also loved getting amazing photos with the foliage and the incredible sunset too.  Tim and the staff at Fireside catering were fantastic, they did a really great job of ensuring the safety of our micro wedding.  We were nervous about having a wedding during the pandemic, but us and our guests felt very safe and comfortable with everything the staff did to ensure everyone's safety.  Tim was super helpful with all the planning leading up to the wedding and on the day of went above and beyond to make our wedding run smoothly.  We loved everythi... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 2,500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 2,500.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Server(s), Wedding Cake

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    Describe your venue

    Farm/Ranch, Historic Building, Museum

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party

    What event services do you offer?

    Cake, Event Planner, Event Rentals

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