Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Est. Prior to 1930

465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts

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Collect your closest and create the most chic shindig amid the magnificence that is Boston's Museum of Fine Art.
With a number of wonderful venue options from courtyards to galleries, the Museum can accommodate your amazing group of amies for a gorgeous gala fundraiser or intimately inspired baby shower.
The Lowdown
Type
Museum
Views
No View
Style
Classic
Cultural
Elegant
Worldly
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Reunion
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is an elegant and memorable venue for private and corporate events, marrying fine art and fine dining in one of Boston's most sought-after venues. The Museum offers a variety of beautiful spaces that can accommodate everything from an intimate luncheon for 30, a seated dinner for 500 to a reception for 3,500, while surrounding your guests with masterpieces from around the world and across the ages.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $200 to $500

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
500
Buffet
1000
Standing
3500
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
Prior to 1930
Curfew
1 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Celebration Locations
Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Rotunda and Colonnade:
In 1916, the MFA's trustees invited John Singer Sargent to decorate the Rotunda, the hub of the Museum. Sargent not only provided a series of paintings and sculptures, but also reconfigured the space, uniting architecture, painting, and sculpture into a harmony suggestive of the Museum's collections themselves.
- View: Dine underneath the John Singer Sargent murals
- Max Capacity: 160 for a seated meal
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
William I. Koch Gallery:
This gallery displays European paintings, including masterpieces by Tintoretto, El Greco, Velazquez, Poussin, Claude Lorrain and Van Dyck.
- Max Capacity: 150 for a seated meal; 500 for standing reception combined with the Shapiro Rotunda and Colonnade
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art:
Designed by I.M. Pei in 1981, the newly refurbished Linde Family Wing reflects Pei's modernist design aaesthetic with an emphasis on natural light. Open spaces on two levels provide event planners with the flexibility to create intimate space for smaller events or inviting areas for large receptions.
- Max Capacity: 1,200 guests for reception; 300 guests for seated meal
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family Courtyard:
The glass-enclosed Shapiro Family Courtyard adjacent to the Art of the Americas Wing provides a dramatic setting for year-round entertaining. The acoustics are flawless, as the space was designed with a sound engineer, and the limestone walls provide the perfect backdrop for large-scale projections. Best of all, your guests will feel like VIPS while exploring 53 spectacular galleries.
- Max Capacity: 1,000 guests for reception; 500 guests for seated meal
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Catering by Restaurant Associates is the exclusive caterer at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. You will work with a sales manager to create a memorable and unique event from start to finish. Catering by Restaurant Associates is one of the premier caterers for corporate, social and fundraising events.
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