With remarkable collections set within a beautifully renovated building, the Harvard Art Museums offer an extraordinarily elegant setting for your special event. Our memorable spaces create the perfect backdrop for gatherings of all sizes—from intimate champagne receptions and birthday celebrations to stylish weddings and corporate dinners. Whether you choose to send your guests on an independent exploration or guide them through the galleries, they will have an unforgettable experience here at the museums.
To request a venue, complete a rental request form, email , or call 617-495-1275.Please note that fundraising and political activities are not permitted. Spaces may be rented from 5pm until midnight. Only Adolphus Busch Hall may be rented earlier on weekends. The Catered Affair is the caterer for events at the Harvard Art Museums. Request a Venue
Ideal for large parties, corporate dinners, formal galas, and wedding receptions
Accommodates up to 200 guests seated or 400 guests standing
The heart of the Harvard Art Museums, the Calderwood Courtyard at 32 Quincy Street is designed in the style of a Roman piazza, with stunning views through grand archways and into the galleries beyond. With its striking one-of-a-kind glass roof designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the courtyard is an enchanting space for celebrating under the stars or in the glorious light of a sun-soaked day.Event Photos
Ideal for intimate dinners and receptions
Accommodates up to 40 guests
Tucked away behind a gallery of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish art, the wood-paneled Naumburg Room is the perfect space for small events. The two-story Jacobean-style hall is actually part of a relocated 20th-century New York City apartment that was owned by philanthropist Aaron Naumburg and his wife, Nettie. Once part of the famed Hotel des Artistes, our Naumburg Room blends period charm and history with the experience of contemporary dining.
Adolphus Busch Hall
Ideal for dinners, luncheons, parties, intimate weddings, and receptions
Accommodates up to 80 guests
Built in the spirit of a grand medieval hall, Adolphus Busch Hall makes a stunning event space. Your guests will be surrounded by casts of medieval and Renaissance sculpture and stonework, part of the Busch-Reisinger Museum’s founding collection. One of Harvard’s hidden gems, the hall also boasts an adjoining terrace and garden with lush greenery and a peaceful water fountain.Event Photos Floor Plan
Ideal for talks, formal programs, film screenings, corporate meetings, and presentations
Accommodates up to 300 guests
Menschel Hall is an elegant, state-of-the-art hall with the capacity for high-definition and 4K feature film (DCP) projection. The walls, covered with Alaskan Yellow Cedar, echo the contemporary design of the museums’ exterior. The comfortable and stylish seating was designed by architect Renzo Piano.
Ideal for talks, formal programs, corporate meetings, and presentations
Accommodates up to 100 guests
Like Menschel Hall, Deknatel Hall boasts a contemporary design with the same comfortable chairs designed by architect Renzo Piano. This theater is perfect for smaller conversations and can be rented on its own or in addition to our other spaces.