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Fruitlands Museum

Harvard , MA
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LOCATION

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

PHONE

978-944-9799

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Fantastic 2015 dates are still available! Call today to get more information!
Discounts apply for certain dates.



It's exclusively yours for the evening!... Read more
Fantastic 2015 dates are still available! Call today to get more information!
Discounts apply for certain dates.



It's exclusively yours for the evening! 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.

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1843
When was your venue last renovated?
2012
Describe your venue:
Farm / Barn, Historic Site, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Rustic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
225
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
2500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1843
When was your venue last renovated?
2012
Describe your venue:
Farm / Barn, Historic Site, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Rustic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
2500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Jess
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Working with Tim and the Fruitlands staff was a truly wonderful experience. From the very beginning of the planning process he was there to help us with every question and to guide us through.

They did an amazing job working with us to put together our wedding vision. Their flexibility and openness to our ideas was amazing and you could tell that they were committed to help us create the perfect event.

On the day of the wedding, the staff did an incredible job. Everyone was amazingly friendly and attentive- we felt so well taken care of from the moment we arrived early in the day to take photos through to the very end of the night. Thank you Fruitlands for the most amazing wedding, all of our guests have commented on how beautiful the space was and what a unique location it was for a wedding. I would absolutely recommend working with them to anyone.
Working with Tim and the Fruitlands staff was a truly wonderful experience. From the very beginning of the planning Read more...
Working with Tim and the Fruitlands staff was a truly wonderful experience. From the very beginning of the planning process he was there to help us with every question and to guide us through.

They did an amazing job working with us to put together our wedding vision. Their flexibility and openness to our ideas was amazing and you could tell that they were committed to help us create the perfect event.

On the day of the wedding, the staff did an incredible job. Everyone was amazingly friendly and attentive- we felt so well taken care of from the moment we arrived early in the day to take photos through to the very end of the night. Thank you Fruitlands for the most amazing wedding, all of our guests have commented on how beautiful the space was and what a unique location it was for a wedding. I would absolutely recommend working with them to anyone. Read less
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Kyle
Wedding:
10/17/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband I recently got married at Fruitlands Museum and we absolutely LOVED it! I would highly recommend it! We got married on a beautiful fall day with our ceremony in the field and our reception in the tent as the sun set in the background. The staff is incredibly helpful throughout the process and on the wedding day. All in all, we wouldn't have changed a thing and it was the perfect location for our perfect day.
My husband I recently got married at Fruitlands Museum and we absolutely LOVED it! I would highly recommend it! We got Read more...
My husband I recently got married at Fruitlands Museum and we absolutely LOVED it! I would highly recommend it! We got married on a beautiful fall day with our ceremony in the field and our reception in the tent as the sun set in the background. The staff is incredibly helpful throughout the process and on the wedding day. All in all, we wouldn't have changed a thing and it was the perfect location for our perfect day. Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
7/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Just got married at Fruitlands only 2 weeks from Friday. It was the best night of our lives. We couldn't imagine a more perfect evenning! We would highly recommend Fruitlands as a wedding venue! We can not thank Tim, fireside catering, rest of the staff, venders, friends and family enough!
Just got married at Fruitlands only 2 weeks from Friday. It was the best night of our lives. We couldn't imagine a more Read more...
Just got married at Fruitlands only 2 weeks from Friday. It was the best night of our lives. We couldn't imagine a more perfect evenning! We would highly recommend Fruitlands as a wedding venue! We can not thank Tim, fireside catering, rest of the staff, venders, friends and family enough! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
My fiancé grew up in Harvard, MA and so we have had our hearts set on Fruitlands since the beginning. We looked at a few venues but knew Fruitlands was our first choice. Meeting with Tim for the first time only reassured us why this was our venue of choice. From the beginning, working with Tim and the staff was, plain and simple, easy. We could write an entire essay but in short, they were fun, super flexible, accommodating, up to date, and worked within our budget. We spent 1 1/2 years planning our wedding with Fruitlands, and wth every meeting we had, we felt more and more comfortable and confident that the day would turn our just as we hoped. And it did.
My fiancé grew up in Harvard, MA and so we have had our hearts set on Fruitlands since the beginning. We looked at a few Read more...
My fiancé grew up in Harvard, MA and so we have had our hearts set on Fruitlands since the beginning. We looked at a few venues but knew Fruitlands was our first choice. Meeting with Tim for the first time only reassured us why this was our venue of choice. From the beginning, working with Tim and the staff was, plain and simple, easy. We could write an entire essay but in short, they were fun, super flexible, accommodating, up to date, and worked within our budget. We spent 1 1/2 years planning our wedding with Fruitlands, and wth every meeting we had, we felt more and more comfortable and confident that the day would turn our just as we hoped. And it did. Read less
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Tiffany-Kim
Wedding:
7/11/2014
5.0/5.0
From the very first meeting until even our conversations after the wedding everything was an absolute pleasure. Tim Holmes handled every single detail with complete ease and confidence and every time I called him feeling stressed I got off the phone feeling relieved and relaxed. I planned our wedding from GA and was expecting it to be a massive pain but Tim made it so easy and always had the best suggestions. In fact, all the vendors I used came from the vendor list he provided and my wedding literally went perfectly the whole night. I feel so lucky to have found the The Fruitlands Museum and I would recommend it to EVERYONE!!!
From the very first meeting until even our conversations after the wedding everything was an absolute pleasure. Tim Holmes Read more...
From the very first meeting until even our conversations after the wedding everything was an absolute pleasure. Tim Holmes handled every single detail with complete ease and confidence and every time I called him feeling stressed I got off the phone feeling relieved and relaxed. I planned our wedding from GA and was expecting it to be a massive pain but Tim made it so easy and always had the best suggestions. In fact, all the vendors I used came from the vendor list he provided and my wedding literally went perfectly the whole night. I feel so lucky to have found the The Fruitlands Museum and I would recommend it to EVERYONE!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Catherine
Wedding:
7/4/2014
5.0/5.0
We were married at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA, on July 4, 2014. Tim Holmes was a thorough professional throughout the planning process. He was always punctual, informative, flexible, and genuinely interested in making our day special. Moe and the rest of the Fireside Catering staff were equally professional. The staff was all smiles and blended unobtrusively into our gathering of friends and family. From start to finish, our ceremony and reception were joyful and worry-free, and this is largely due to their experience and competence.

The site is beautiful, and despite rain from Hurricane Arthur, Fruitlands was the perfect venue for our wedding. The views on Prospect Hill are stunning, and under the tent with the rain outside, it was intimate and romantic.

We have no second thoughts about choosing Fruitlands and Fireside for our wedding, and we look forward to visiting them for future anniversaries.
We were married at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA, on July 4, 2014. Tim Holmes was a thorough professional throughout Read more...
We were married at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA, on July 4, 2014. Tim Holmes was a thorough professional throughout the planning process. He was always punctual, informative, flexible, and genuinely interested in making our day special. Moe and the rest of the Fireside Catering staff were equally professional. The staff was all smiles and blended unobtrusively into our gathering of friends and family. From start to finish, our ceremony and reception were joyful and worry-free, and this is largely due to their experience and competence.

The site is beautiful, and despite rain from Hurricane Arthur, Fruitlands was the perfect venue for our wedding. The views on Prospect Hill are stunning, and under the tent with the rain outside, it was intimate and romantic.

We have no second thoughts about choosing Fruitlands and Fireside for our wedding, and we look forward to visiting them for future anniversaries. Read less
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Surbhi
Wedding:
6/5/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I recently got married at Fruitlands Museum (in June 2014), and it was an amazing day, at an incredible venue! Tim and the rest of the staff were an absolute pleasure to work with, and were totally open to answering any questions or concerns we had throughout the process. My husband is Jewish and I am Indian, and the Fireside team were able to accommodate flavors & foods from our cultural backgrounds, while still doing what they do best. We could not have been happier with everything (and our guests were thrilled, too!). We would highly recommend Fruitlands for any event.
My husband and I recently got married at Fruitlands Museum (in June 2014), and it was an amazing day, at an incredible Read more...
My husband and I recently got married at Fruitlands Museum (in June 2014), and it was an amazing day, at an incredible venue! Tim and the rest of the staff were an absolute pleasure to work with, and were totally open to answering any questions or concerns we had throughout the process. My husband is Jewish and I am Indian, and the Fireside team were able to accommodate flavors & foods from our cultural backgrounds, while still doing what they do best. We could not have been happier with everything (and our guests were thrilled, too!). We would highly recommend Fruitlands for any event. Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Tim Holmes, the event planner, helped us with ease and enthusiasm from the second we met him until the end of the event. He helps personalize the event giving tips and recommendations and also allows flexibility towards what ever you want your event to be like. He is the epitome of professional while also being personable. The staff is great and is managed to the highest quality. The food is remarkable for being mass produced for such large events. I could go on all day about Tim and the team. My wedding day was stress free and beautiful because of fruitlands and exactly as my husband and I imagined it!
Tim Holmes, the event planner, helped us with ease and enthusiasm from the second we met him until the end of the event. Read more...
Tim Holmes, the event planner, helped us with ease and enthusiasm from the second we met him until the end of the event. He helps personalize the event giving tips and recommendations and also allows flexibility towards what ever you want your event to be like. He is the epitome of professional while also being personable. The staff is great and is managed to the highest quality. The food is remarkable for being mass produced for such large events. I could go on all day about Tim and the team. My wedding day was stress free and beautiful because of fruitlands and exactly as my husband and I imagined it! Read less
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JMaloney
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married at the Fruitlands on April 26th, 2014. I stumbled upon the Fruitlands' website during my search for venues. From looking at the photos, I knew it was going to be the perfect place to get married. When we met with Tim, the event coordinator, and saw the space in person, we knew we had found what we were looking for. We wanted to celebrate in a place that felt natural and semi-casual, but still formal enough for an evening wedding. The combination of the brick pathways, adorable old house with an antique feel, and the gorgeous view of the valley below was exactly what we imagined.

Working with Tim was great! He was incredibly responsive, always returning emails quickly (sometimes within minutes!), giving advice on what usually worked well (in regards to scheduling the evening, table arrangements, etc), and even going so far as to check in with all of our other vendors to make sure everything was in order for the big day.

As for the day of, everything ran very smoothly. Everything was ready when our limo and school buses arrived for cocktail hour. Fireside Catering has a farm-to-table platform, so most of the fruits and vegetables came straight from their farm. We heard nothing but rave reviews from all of our guests! In fact, we’re still hearing comments about how great the food was!

Meal: Field Greens Salad with fresh raspberries, candied walnuts, Hubbardston goat cheese, and champagne vinaigrette.

Red Wine & Apricot Braised Beef Short Ribs with roasted heirloom potatoes with herb butter and grilled baby squashes.

Balsamic-Glazed Chicken & Portobello Mushrooms with balsamic beurre blanc and balsamic reduction with fried sage, marinated asparagus with lemon vinaigrette & fried shallots, and rice pilaf with sauteed mirepoix vegetables & fresh herbs.

Overall, I would highly recommend the Fruitlands. They went above and beyond our expectations and we couldn't have imagined a more perfect day!
My husband and I got married at the Fruitlands on April 26th, 2014. I stumbled upon the Fruitlands' website during my Read more...
My husband and I got married at the Fruitlands on April 26th, 2014. I stumbled upon the Fruitlands' website during my search for venues. From looking at the photos, I knew it was going to be the perfect place to get married. When we met with Tim, the event coordinator, and saw the space in person, we knew we had found what we were looking for. We wanted to celebrate in a place that felt natural and semi-casual, but still formal enough for an evening wedding. The combination of the brick pathways, adorable old house with an antique feel, and the gorgeous view of the valley below was exactly what we imagined.

Working with Tim was great! He was incredibly responsive, always returning emails quickly (sometimes within minutes!), giving advice on what usually worked well (in regards to scheduling the evening, table arrangements, etc), and even going so far as to check in with all of our other vendors to make sure everything was in order for the big day.

As for the day of, everything ran very smoothly. Everything was ready when our limo and school buses arrived for cocktail hour. Fireside Catering has a farm-to-table platform, so most of the fruits and vegetables came straight from their farm. We heard nothing but rave reviews from all of our guests! In fact, we’re still hearing comments about how great the food was!

Meal: Field Greens Salad with fresh raspberries, candied walnuts, Hubbardston goat cheese, and champagne vinaigrette.

Red Wine & Apricot Braised Beef Short Ribs with roasted heirloom potatoes with herb butter and grilled baby squashes.

Balsamic-Glazed Chicken & Portobello Mushrooms with balsamic beurre blanc and balsamic reduction with fried sage, marinated asparagus with lemon vinaigrette & fried shallots, and rice pilaf with sauteed mirepoix vegetables & fresh herbs.

Overall, I would highly recommend the Fruitlands. They went above and beyond our expectations and we couldn't have imagined a more perfect day! Read less
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Lana
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
We recently had our wedding at the Fruitlands Museum and it was beautiful! We have yet to stop hearing about our great location choice and how much fun everyone had! The sights are amazing and the staff did an unbelieveable job on our special day that made it better than we could've ever imagined!
We recently had our wedding at the Fruitlands Museum and it was beautiful! We have yet to stop hearing about our great Read more...
We recently had our wedding at the Fruitlands Museum and it was beautiful! We have yet to stop hearing about our great location choice and how much fun everyone had! The sights are amazing and the staff did an unbelieveable job on our special day that made it better than we could've ever imagined! Read less
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