Catering and Special Events

The MFA is now booking dates for on-site private events! The MFA is a safe and trusted venue for a variety of occasions, marrying fine art and fine dining in one of Boston’s most spectacular settings. The Museum offers elegant and memorable spaces that can accommodate everything from bridal showers and intimate anniversary parties to stunning weddings and unforgettable corporate holiday parties for several thousand guests. All events are subject to the MFA’s safety policy and guidelines.

MFA Special Event Spaces

William I. Koch Gallery

This grand gallery is a breathtaking space designed to evoke a great hall in a European palace. Masterpieces from 16th- and 17th-century Europe hang on red damask-covered walls, complemented by a magnificent display of Hanoverian silver and tapestries from the Palazzo Barberini in Rome.

Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family Courtyard

Enjoy the glass-enclosed Shapiro Family Courtyard year around. This expansive and airy space provides a dramatic setting for entertaining: it is 13,000 square feet with 63-foot-high ceilings. 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 the 53 spectacular galleries in the adjacent Art of the Americas Wing.

Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art

Designed by I. M. Pei in 1981, this space reflects Pei’s modernist design aesthetic with its vaulted ceiling and emphasis on natural light. Open spaces on two levels provide event planners with the flexibility to create intimate settings for smaller events or inviting areas for large receptions. The wing includes Taste Café, 465 Bar and Restaurant, and Remis Auditorium.

Make Your Event Memorable at the MFA

Call 617-369-3115 or e-mail to inquire today.

Please see our brochure (PDF, 24MB) to learn more about hosting your event at the MFA.