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Fruitlands Museum

Harvard , MA
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102 Prospect Hill Road
Harvard, MA 01451 US (map)

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978-944-9799

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ABOUT US

GREAT DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR REMAINING 2016 DATES!

Fireside Catering is proud to partner with Fruitlands Museum as its exclusive caterer for weddings and events.

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GREAT DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR REMAINING 2016 DATES!

Fireside Catering is proud to partner with Fruitlands Museum as its exclusive caterer for weddings and events.

Fruitlands offers a truly breathtaking setting, personal service and customizable menus to make your special day unique for the two of you! This will truly be a day that you and all of your family and friends will remember forever.

Our view stretches for miles over the Nashoba River Valley offering a beautiful sunset each evening all year long. And the view is just the beginning. You can hold your ceremony facing the expansive view or our quiet fountain backed by a magnificent forest. Our grounds, historic buildings and iconic statues throughout our 200 acre property offer the opportunity for exceptional photos throughout your wedding day.

Our majestic outdoor tent and outdoor patio allow your guests to enjoy this romantic setting throughout the evening. The tent is adorned with beautiful chandeliers and its removable walls are filled with grand windows so that even a windy day does not affect the view! Adding to the New England scenery is the Prospect House, adjacent to the tent, where you may choose to host a bar, serve our delicious food, and display your wedding cake. Our rental fee reserves use of these facilities exclusively for your private evening with family and friends.

Our staff is here to make planning your day easy and exciting! We will work with you to lay out your perfect wedding day and create the many details of the day exactly as you hope them to be - creating evening that is truly unique to you!

Fireside Catering is the exclusive caterer for Fruitlands Museum events.



Unsurpassed Views - Spectacular Sunsets - Traditional New England Setting



Fruitlands Museum • Harvard, MA
http://www.fruitlandsevents.com/


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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Farm, Historic, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Rustic, Vintage
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
225
What event services do you offer?
Cake, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK
What event items are available?
Chairs
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Liquor License
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Tim is fantastic to work with. He's organized, responsive, and offers helpful guidance. Fruitlands has an amazing view of the Nashua River Valley and it's just a lovely, peaceful location. We've loved our time there.
Tim is fantastic to work with. He's organized, responsive, and offers helpful guidance. Fruitlands has an amazing view of Read more...
Tim is fantastic to work with. He's organized, responsive, and offers helpful guidance. Fruitlands has an amazing view of the Nashua River Valley and it's just a lovely, peaceful location. We've loved our time there. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married at the Fruitlands Museum on Labor Day Weekend, 2015. From the moment we saw the Fruitlands Museum, we knew it was where we wanted to be married. The view is breathtaking, and the tent is incredible -- simple and elegant. Tim was so incredibly helpful with the wedding planning process. He made everything as simple as it could be, and even worked around my crazy work schedule with the menu tasting and meetings. One of the best things about the Fruitlands Museum was that they do a lot of things for you. You don't have to bring in any extra items if you don't want to. The basic chairs are very nice, the table cloths are elegant, and the venue itself is so stunning that you don't need to do extra stuff to it.

The wedding day itself was perfect -- despite it being very hot. There were refreshments for guests when they arrived and a big beautiful tree for them to stand under. Everyone kept commenting on how beautiful the Fruitlands was, and couldn't believe we found such an amazing venue. Also, everyone kept raving about the food! There wasn't one bad thing that was served.

All in all, the day was perfect. We were so thankful to Tim and the entire Fruitlands staff for setting up the tent so perfectly, and making sure everything went off without a hitch. We are incredibly thankful that we found the perfect wedding venue.
My husband and I got married at the Fruitlands Museum on Labor Day Weekend, 2015. From the moment we saw the Fruitlands Read more...
My husband and I got married at the Fruitlands Museum on Labor Day Weekend, 2015. From the moment we saw the Fruitlands Museum, we knew it was where we wanted to be married. The view is breathtaking, and the tent is incredible -- simple and elegant. Tim was so incredibly helpful with the wedding planning process. He made everything as simple as it could be, and even worked around my crazy work schedule with the menu tasting and meetings. One of the best things about the Fruitlands Museum was that they do a lot of things for you. You don't have to bring in any extra items if you don't want to. The basic chairs are very nice, the table cloths are elegant, and the venue itself is so stunning that you don't need to do extra stuff to it.

The wedding day itself was perfect -- despite it being very hot. There were refreshments for guests when they arrived and a big beautiful tree for them to stand under. Everyone kept commenting on how beautiful the Fruitlands was, and couldn't believe we found such an amazing venue. Also, everyone kept raving about the food! There wasn't one bad thing that was served.

All in all, the day was perfect. We were so thankful to Tim and the entire Fruitlands staff for setting up the tent so perfectly, and making sure everything went off without a hitch. We are incredibly thankful that we found the perfect wedding venue. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We cannot give enough praise to fruitlands, fireside catering, and all of their amazing staff! Thanks to them, our wedding went off without a hitch! Tim was a valuable asset throughout the whole planning process and more importantly on the day of. He ensured that every last detail was the way we had discussed and professionally and courteously kept us on track throughout the day. The food was delicious and perfectly cooked. We would highly recommend Fruitlands to anyone considering it as a wedding venue.
We cannot give enough praise to fruitlands, fireside catering, and all of their amazing staff! Thanks to them, our wedding Read more...
We cannot give enough praise to fruitlands, fireside catering, and all of their amazing staff! Thanks to them, our wedding went off without a hitch! Tim was a valuable asset throughout the whole planning process and more importantly on the day of. He ensured that every last detail was the way we had discussed and professionally and courteously kept us on track throughout the day. The food was delicious and perfectly cooked. We would highly recommend Fruitlands to anyone considering it as a wedding venue. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
10/11/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I recently had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Fruitlands, and it really was the best day of our lives! From the very first time we scheduled a tour and meeting with Tim, we were blown away by how the beauty of the place and by the professionalism of the staff. We had the most beautiful fall day for our wedding - all of our guests were amazed at the gorgeous natural surroundings of the Fruitlands. The catering service by Fireside was AMAZING! Delicious food and incredible service, we really could not have asked for anything better. We had tons of fun picking out appetizers and entrees at the spring tasting too! Now, to the best part of the Fruitlands as a wedding venue (other than the natural beauty, of course) - TIM! He. is. the. BEST. Even though he works with many couples throughout the wedding season, we truly felt like we were his only couple throughout the whole process. I don't know how he does it, but he is a true professional. He knows exactly how to have an amazing wedding at the Fruitlands, and he will be there for you every step of the way. We were also happy with the pricing of everything at the Fruitlands - we found it to be a lot less expensive than many venues we looked at in the Boston area. In summary - if you want to have a magical wedding in a beautiful, historic-New England setting, the Fruitlands is the way to go!
My husband and I recently had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Fruitlands, and it really was the best day of our Read more...
My husband and I recently had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Fruitlands, and it really was the best day of our lives! From the very first time we scheduled a tour and meeting with Tim, we were blown away by how the beauty of the place and by the professionalism of the staff. We had the most beautiful fall day for our wedding - all of our guests were amazed at the gorgeous natural surroundings of the Fruitlands. The catering service by Fireside was AMAZING! Delicious food and incredible service, we really could not have asked for anything better. We had tons of fun picking out appetizers and entrees at the spring tasting too! Now, to the best part of the Fruitlands as a wedding venue (other than the natural beauty, of course) - TIM! He. is. the. BEST. Even though he works with many couples throughout the wedding season, we truly felt like we were his only couple throughout the whole process. I don't know how he does it, but he is a true professional. He knows exactly how to have an amazing wedding at the Fruitlands, and he will be there for you every step of the way. We were also happy with the pricing of everything at the Fruitlands - we found it to be a lot less expensive than many venues we looked at in the Boston area. In summary - if you want to have a magical wedding in a beautiful, historic-New England setting, the Fruitlands is the way to go! Read less
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Dan
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
Tim at Fireside Catering & the Fruitlands Museum venue was absolutely amazing. When we decided on a fall wedding we set out to find the perfect outdoor venue to showcase everything a Fall day in New England had to offer. We saw a number of venues across Western MA but knew the minute we stepped onto the grounds at Fruitlands that the sprawling views and unique locations for the ceremony and reception were the perfect fit. We bet on the weather and it worked out, giving us a cool fall day as the foliage was beginning to change. One walk through the venue, and you'll see everything you need to see to know if this is the spot for you. The hard part is deciding if Fireside catering (exclusive to Fruitlands) is going to deliver on the big day. Certainly not the cheapest venue you'll find, but as we wrote our final check to Fireside, we decided what Tim was able to offer made everything worth it. As I'm sure he does with all couples, Tim answered every 1 line, or 10 paragraph email with kindness and professionalism. He works tirelessly to make the process stress free, and really owns the role of event coordinator. On the day of the wedding he was cool and collect, and worked through every hiccup (major or minor) that came his way. The food and staff were brilliant, and we received numerous compliments on the passed appetizers and main entrees. Fireside works with 3 exclusive bakeries for cake selection, which as we learned are among (if not) the top 3 in region. From the first meeting, through the tastings and planning sessions - we felt like we were in good hands. When it all came together, the day was a resounding success thanks to the hard work of all our vendors.
Tim at Fireside Catering & the Fruitlands Museum venue was absolutely amazing. When we decided on a fall wedding we set Read more...
Tim at Fireside Catering & the Fruitlands Museum venue was absolutely amazing. When we decided on a fall wedding we set out to find the perfect outdoor venue to showcase everything a Fall day in New England had to offer. We saw a number of venues across Western MA but knew the minute we stepped onto the grounds at Fruitlands that the sprawling views and unique locations for the ceremony and reception were the perfect fit. We bet on the weather and it worked out, giving us a cool fall day as the foliage was beginning to change. One walk through the venue, and you'll see everything you need to see to know if this is the spot for you. The hard part is deciding if Fireside catering (exclusive to Fruitlands) is going to deliver on the big day. Certainly not the cheapest venue you'll find, but as we wrote our final check to Fireside, we decided what Tim was able to offer made everything worth it. As I'm sure he does with all couples, Tim answered every 1 line, or 10 paragraph email with kindness and professionalism. He works tirelessly to make the process stress free, and really owns the role of event coordinator. On the day of the wedding he was cool and collect, and worked through every hiccup (major or minor) that came his way. The food and staff were brilliant, and we received numerous compliments on the passed appetizers and main entrees. Fireside works with 3 exclusive bakeries for cake selection, which as we learned are among (if not) the top 3 in region. From the first meeting, through the tastings and planning sessions - we felt like we were in good hands. When it all came together, the day was a resounding success thanks to the hard work of all our vendors. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.4/5.0
We visited many venues, and we loved the feel of Fruitlands Museum. The venue is in a beautiful spot for those looking for an outdoor wedding. The tent is also very well constructed and spacious. We were impressed with Tim's responsiveness and professionalism. He was very attentive to our concerns and always responded quickly. We also found the staff on the night of the event to be extremely helpful in keeping things running smoothly. The food from Fireside Catering overall was delicious. There is many choices for the food items, which is great, but it's not possible to select a small number in particular that you would like to taste. We loved our wedding and would definitely recommend working with Fruitlands Museum if you're looking for a scenic, outdoor wedding.
We visited many venues, and we loved the feel of Fruitlands Museum. The venue is in a beautiful spot for those looking for Read more...
We visited many venues, and we loved the feel of Fruitlands Museum. The venue is in a beautiful spot for those looking for an outdoor wedding. The tent is also very well constructed and spacious. We were impressed with Tim's responsiveness and professionalism. He was very attentive to our concerns and always responded quickly. We also found the staff on the night of the event to be extremely helpful in keeping things running smoothly. The food from Fireside Catering overall was delicious. There is many choices for the food items, which is great, but it's not possible to select a small number in particular that you would like to taste. We loved our wedding and would definitely recommend working with Fruitlands Museum if you're looking for a scenic, outdoor wedding. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Carol
Wedding:
9/5/2015
4.9/5.0
From the moment I pulled into the parking lot at the Fruitlands I know this was the place I wanted to get married. The views are simply spectacular, and the service we got at our wedding was great. Tim and Mo kept us on schedule and offered suggestions when I was too overwhelmed to think straight. The event ran so smoothly which is really a testament to the team that works there.
From the moment I pulled into the parking lot at the Fruitlands I know this was the place I wanted to get married. The Read more...
From the moment I pulled into the parking lot at the Fruitlands I know this was the place I wanted to get married. The views are simply spectacular, and the service we got at our wedding was great. Tim and Mo kept us on schedule and offered suggestions when I was too overwhelmed to think straight. The event ran so smoothly which is really a testament to the team that works there. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We cannot rave enough about our wedding at Fruitlands. It was pleasure to plan and the event coordinator, Tim, truly helped everything go smoothly and made the planning process very easy. Fruitlands is a beautiful location that provided a stunning backdrop for our ceremony and reception. And the food is the best- it was a huge factor in picking our venue! Their in-house caterer has a kitchen on site and the food is positively delicious. We had a FANTASTIC time and cannot imagine having chosen anywhere else!
We cannot rave enough about our wedding at Fruitlands. It was pleasure to plan and the event coordinator, Tim, truly Read more...
We cannot rave enough about our wedding at Fruitlands. It was pleasure to plan and the event coordinator, Tim, truly helped everything go smoothly and made the planning process very easy. Fruitlands is a beautiful location that provided a stunning backdrop for our ceremony and reception. And the food is the best- it was a huge factor in picking our venue! Their in-house caterer has a kitchen on site and the food is positively delicious. We had a FANTASTIC time and cannot imagine having chosen anywhere else! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Brienne
Wedding:
8/21/2015
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at the Fruitlands Museum on August 21, 2015. It was the best day of our lives and more than we ever expected.

Tim, the coordinator, was more than we could ask for for a wedding liaison. He was responsive, even replying to me while on vacation once! He would answer questions promptly, and believe me I had many! He would give his honest opinions on whether or not we needed something. We can't say enough about Tim and how he made our day perfect. In addition, the catering staff was amazing as well!

The catering company, Fireside Catering, was awesome! The presentation was beautiful and the food selections were great!

The grounds of the Fruitlands Museum were really what made our wedding. We had our ceremony on the hill overlooking the valley. Several guests told us it was the most beautiful ceremony they'd seen! It had rained all morning, even up until an hour before the ceremony but Tim watched the radar and tried his best to make sure we'd get out there. He sent people out 15 minutes before the wedding to dry off all the chairs! The rain held off until the ceremony was over and everyone was in the tent. The rain during the night actually made it more romantic and cozy under the tent!

Overall, I can't say enough about the venue and catering company. If I could do it all over again, I would choose them every time. Thank you Tim and Fruitlands!
We had our wedding at the Fruitlands Museum on August 21, 2015. It was the best day of our lives and more than we ever Read more...
We had our wedding at the Fruitlands Museum on August 21, 2015. It was the best day of our lives and more than we ever expected.

Tim, the coordinator, was more than we could ask for for a wedding liaison. He was responsive, even replying to me while on vacation once! He would answer questions promptly, and believe me I had many! He would give his honest opinions on whether or not we needed something. We can't say enough about Tim and how he made our day perfect. In addition, the catering staff was amazing as well!

The catering company, Fireside Catering, was awesome! The presentation was beautiful and the food selections were great!

The grounds of the Fruitlands Museum were really what made our wedding. We had our ceremony on the hill overlooking the valley. Several guests told us it was the most beautiful ceremony they'd seen! It had rained all morning, even up until an hour before the ceremony but Tim watched the radar and tried his best to make sure we'd get out there. He sent people out 15 minutes before the wedding to dry off all the chairs! The rain held off until the ceremony was over and everyone was in the tent. The rain during the night actually made it more romantic and cozy under the tent!

Overall, I can't say enough about the venue and catering company. If I could do it all over again, I would choose them every time. Thank you Tim and Fruitlands! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Fruitlands was absolutely wonderful. The food was amazing and the staff was beyond professional. The wedding coordinator, Tim really made sure that our wedding went smoothly and was prepared for any little change of pace, like a thunderstorm. Luckily it didn't hit during the outdoor ceremony but when the rain hit during the cocktail hour, the staff had the tent walls down within minutes! The tent reception was perfect and the side indoor rooms made a nice change of pace for the guests. It was worlds better than your typical "hotel-like" reception hall. Wouldn't change a thing!
Fruitlands was absolutely wonderful. The food was amazing and the staff was beyond professional. The wedding coordinator, Read more...
Fruitlands was absolutely wonderful. The food was amazing and the staff was beyond professional. The wedding coordinator, Tim really made sure that our wedding went smoothly and was prepared for any little change of pace, like a thunderstorm. Luckily it didn't hit during the outdoor ceremony but when the rain hit during the cocktail hour, the staff had the tent walls down within minutes! The tent reception was perfect and the side indoor rooms made a nice change of pace for the guests. It was worlds better than your typical "hotel-like" reception hall. Wouldn't change a thing! Read less
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