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Fruitlands Museum

Harvard , MA

LOCATION

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

2014 dates are still available! Call today to get more information!



It's exclusively yours for the evening! Fruitlands offers a truely breathtaking setting,... Read more
2014 dates are still available! Call today to get more information!



It's exclusively yours for the evening! Fruitlands offers a truely 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!


Unsurpassed Views - Spectacular Sunsets - Traditional New England Setting Fruitlands Museum • Harvard, MA
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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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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
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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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
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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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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Avra
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Venue was outstanding. We had the perfect weather/perfect sunset and the most attentive service I could every have imagined. So many compliments on the venue, the setting, and the service from our guests and we had a total blast. Tim, the venue coordinator, went way out of his way to make our day perfect.
Venue was outstanding. We had the perfect weather/perfect sunset and the most attentive service I could every have Read more...
Venue was outstanding. We had the perfect weather/perfect sunset and the most attentive service I could every have imagined. So many compliments on the venue, the setting, and the service from our guests and we had a total blast. Tim, the venue coordinator, went way out of his way to make our day perfect. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I just had the most beautiful wedding at Fruitlands!!!! :) We worked with Tim and he was very professional, organized, and extremely helpful! He made the wedding planning process enjoyable and we were very thankful to be working with such a nice accommodating person. Fruitlands was absolutely beautiful!!!! We were so lucky to have a lovely August day/night. The food was delicious and we had many guests comment it was the best food that they have ever had at a wedding! Also, the views from Fruitlands were amazing- many of our guests took pictures outside during the sunset. Overall, Fruitlands was the perfect venue for us- we couldn't have been happier.
My husband and I just had the most beautiful wedding at Fruitlands!!!! :) We worked with Tim and he was very professional, Read more...
My husband and I just had the most beautiful wedding at Fruitlands!!!! :) We worked with Tim and he was very professional, organized, and extremely helpful! He made the wedding planning process enjoyable and we were very thankful to be working with such a nice accommodating person. Fruitlands was absolutely beautiful!!!! We were so lucky to have a lovely August day/night. The food was delicious and we had many guests comment it was the best food that they have ever had at a wedding! Also, the views from Fruitlands were amazing- many of our guests took pictures outside during the sunset. Overall, Fruitlands was the perfect venue for us- we couldn't have been happier. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Fruitlands is a fantastic place to have your wedding. Working with Maura was like having our own wedding planner without the extra cost. She was extremely helpful in managing vendors who were not as responsive as one might hope, especially in the final days prior to the wedding. You also get a great deal since you do not have to rent linens, tables, chairs or a tent (especially the tent). We had our ceremony outside and you cannot beat the view, especially in the fall! The tent is wonderful, since it is semi-permanent, it doesn't really feel like you're in a tent. I wouldn't recommend this venue if you're planning on having more than 100 or so people as it was comfortable with our 110 guests, but it could have gotten cramped without adding too many more guests.
Fruitlands is a fantastic place to have your wedding. Working with Maura was like having our own wedding planner without Read more...
Fruitlands is a fantastic place to have your wedding. Working with Maura was like having our own wedding planner without the extra cost. She was extremely helpful in managing vendors who were not as responsive as one might hope, especially in the final days prior to the wedding. You also get a great deal since you do not have to rent linens, tables, chairs or a tent (especially the tent). We had our ceremony outside and you cannot beat the view, especially in the fall! The tent is wonderful, since it is semi-permanent, it doesn't really feel like you're in a tent. I wouldn't recommend this venue if you're planning on having more than 100 or so people as it was comfortable with our 110 guests, but it could have gotten cramped without adding too many more guests. Read less
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Elissa
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
I was very happy with Fruitlands Museum. The location is beautiful and perfect for taking wedding party photos. We have some beautiful photos from there. Our contact at the Museum was also very helpful and the caterer was present at our event to help coordinate even though we didn't end up going with them as caterer.
I was very happy with Fruitlands Museum. The location is beautiful and perfect for taking wedding party photos. We have Read more...
I was very happy with Fruitlands Museum. The location is beautiful and perfect for taking wedding party photos. We have some beautiful photos from there. Our contact at the Museum was also very helpful and the caterer was present at our event to help coordinate even though we didn't end up going with them as caterer. Read less
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pamela
Wedding:
9/11/2010
5.0/5.0
We were looking for a unique venue to have our ceremony and wedding reception at. I found Fruitland Museum online and we scheduled a visit in the middle of January. Upon approaching the museum's entrance, the views of the Nashoba Valley were absolutely stunning, even blanketed with snow. Before I could say anything, my husband said this was the spot. Seeing the property in late spring, was incredible and made us so excited to have our wedding there. The semi-permanent tent is beautiful. It has sides that can be put down for those chilly or rainy days. Fortunately, we had an incredible September day and the views was the perfect backdrop for our ceremony and reception. Fruitland Museum also has an exclusive caterer, Fireside Catering, which is out of this world! I received so many compliments from friends and family about the venue and food. Everyone was so impressed!
We were looking for a unique venue to have our ceremony and wedding reception at. I found Fruitland Museum online and we Read more...
We were looking for a unique venue to have our ceremony and wedding reception at. I found Fruitland Museum online and we scheduled a visit in the middle of January. Upon approaching the museum's entrance, the views of the Nashoba Valley were absolutely stunning, even blanketed with snow. Before I could say anything, my husband said this was the spot. Seeing the property in late spring, was incredible and made us so excited to have our wedding there. The semi-permanent tent is beautiful. It has sides that can be put down for those chilly or rainy days. Fortunately, we had an incredible September day and the views was the perfect backdrop for our ceremony and reception. Fruitland Museum also has an exclusive caterer, Fireside Catering, which is out of this world! I received so many compliments from friends and family about the venue and food. Everyone was so impressed! Read less
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kaoyengyang
Wedding:
6/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Fruitlands Museum is A-mazing and the staff are spectacular! My husband and I found this gem when we first started dating and I thought to myself, "wow, this would be a fantastic place to get married someday!" And, we had the most perfectly dreamed wedding at this hidden gem in Harvard, Mass. We had a change of catering 2 weeks before the wedding and Lucille was nothing but helpful in connecting me with Michelle and the CIK Catering at Fruitlands. They made the night fantastic! Cake was awesome, food was awesome! We also gave a higher head count than we had so we ended up getting seconds on our family-style dinner. Lucille and Michelle played such huge roles in organizing the night and never once did I worry about a thing. My husband, myself and our guests were taken cared of to the fullest for our wedding and we've had nothing but great replies of how gorgeous the property was, how great the food was, as well as how fantastic was the staff!
Fruitlands Museum is A-mazing and the staff are spectacular! My husband and I found this gem when we first started dating Read more...
Fruitlands Museum is A-mazing and the staff are spectacular! My husband and I found this gem when we first started dating and I thought to myself, "wow, this would be a fantastic place to get married someday!" And, we had the most perfectly dreamed wedding at this hidden gem in Harvard, Mass. We had a change of catering 2 weeks before the wedding and Lucille was nothing but helpful in connecting me with Michelle and the CIK Catering at Fruitlands. They made the night fantastic! Cake was awesome, food was awesome! We also gave a higher head count than we had so we ended up getting seconds on our family-style dinner. Lucille and Michelle played such huge roles in organizing the night and never once did I worry about a thing. My husband, myself and our guests were taken cared of to the fullest for our wedding and we've had nothing but great replies of how gorgeous the property was, how great the food was, as well as how fantastic was the staff! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Officiant, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Dear Lucille~ It is without hesitation I give all of the above categories a Five-Star rating :-)
Every aspect of our experience with you and Michelle (Cast Iron Catering) was a delight. We were shown such courtesy and help the day before the wedding and then during the event. Vicki and I can attest to all the rave reviews our guests expressed for the ambience and the buffet you provided.

Thank you for making a memorable time at Fruitlands very special indeed!

Carmela Ciampa
Dear Lucille~ It is without hesitation I give all of the above categories a Five-Star rating :-)
Every aspect of our Read more...
Dear Lucille~ It is without hesitation I give all of the above categories a Five-Star rating :-)
Every aspect of our experience with you and Michelle (Cast Iron Catering) was a delight. We were shown such courtesy and help the day before the wedding and then during the event. Vicki and I can attest to all the rave reviews our guests expressed for the ambience and the buffet you provided.

Thank you for making a memorable time at Fruitlands very special indeed!

Carmela Ciampa Read less
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victoria
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
I am pleased to say that my wedding at Fruitlands April,10,2010 was perfect!
Lucille Lee and Michele Howes from Cast Iron Kitchen Catering are consumate in wedding events. My every need was anticipated. The day went as smooth as silk.
The food was fantastic. Several of my guests have told me that they had a wonderful time, they were very comfortable and the buffet was delicious. Geoffrey & I will forever have fond memorys of our wedding, because of the great care that was given to our most special of days.
I would recommend Fruitland/CIK to anyone for any gathering or celebration.
Thank you again, & again & again Victoria & Geoffrey
I am pleased to say that my wedding at Fruitlands April,10,2010 was perfect!
Lucille Lee and Michele Howes from Cast Read more...
I am pleased to say that my wedding at Fruitlands April,10,2010 was perfect!
Lucille Lee and Michele Howes from Cast Iron Kitchen Catering are consumate in wedding events. My every need was anticipated. The day went as smooth as silk.
The food was fantastic. Several of my guests have told me that they had a wonderful time, they were very comfortable and the buffet was delicious. Geoffrey & I will forever have fond memorys of our wedding, because of the great care that was given to our most special of days.
I would recommend Fruitland/CIK to anyone for any gathering or celebration.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
We loved our experience working with Tim, the in-house wedding planner/catering director at the Fruitlands Museum. He was professional, friendly, responsive and super helpful. He and his staff made sure that our wedding day was completely stress-free. They were all extremely pleasant, kind and competent.
And the venue itself is just gorgeous. I had looked at it during the daytime, so I didn't realize how breathtakingly beautiful it would be to have the sun set over the valley just below us during the reception. The light and sky for all our photos were amazing, and guests raved that it was the best wedding they'd ever been to. The food was delicious -- you can trust the catering company to make any dish absolutely perfect.
We loved our experience working with Tim, the in-house wedding planner/catering director at the Fruitlands Museum. He was Read more...
We loved our experience working with Tim, the in-house wedding planner/catering director at the Fruitlands Museum. He was professional, friendly, responsive and super helpful. He and his staff made sure that our wedding day was completely stress-free. They were all extremely pleasant, kind and competent.
And the venue itself is just gorgeous. I had looked at it during the daytime, so I didn't realize how breathtakingly beautiful it would be to have the sun set over the valley just below us during the reception. The light and sky for all our photos were amazing, and guests raved that it was the best wedding they'd ever been to. The food was delicious -- you can trust the catering company to make any dish absolutely perfect. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
5/25/2014
4.9/5.0
We had an amazing experience, working with Fruitlands and Fireside. Tim Holmes is incredible and guided us through the whole process. The venue fit us perfectly--we loved having our ceremony outside and having lawn games at cocktail hour. The food is some of the best I (and many of our guests) said they had ever had at a wedding. All farm to table and beautifully and seasonally prepared, you will not be disappointed. I really do not have any negatives to share about our wedding experience as it was all positive. Thank you, Fruitlands and Fireside!!!
We had an amazing experience, working with Fruitlands and Fireside. Tim Holmes is incredible and guided us through the Read more...
We had an amazing experience, working with Fruitlands and Fireside. Tim Holmes is incredible and guided us through the whole process. The venue fit us perfectly--we loved having our ceremony outside and having lawn games at cocktail hour. The food is some of the best I (and many of our guests) said they had ever had at a wedding. All farm to table and beautifully and seasonally prepared, you will not be disappointed. I really do not have any negatives to share about our wedding experience as it was all positive. Thank you, Fruitlands and Fireside!!! Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
10/5/2013
4.8/5.0
Perfect Perfect Perfect! Fireside Catering had amazing food, everyone raved about it. Tim, the coordinator/event manager did a fantastic job of making sure my vision came to life. He set up things himself if needed. He was very easy to talk to and easy to get in touch with. The price was reasonable compared to similar venues in the area. They were willing to work with us to get our Wedding into our budget. We couldn't recommend Fruitlands Museum and Fireside Catering enough!!
Perfect Perfect Perfect! Fireside Catering had amazing food, everyone raved about it. Tim, the coordinator/event manager Read more...
Perfect Perfect Perfect! Fireside Catering had amazing food, everyone raved about it. Tim, the coordinator/event manager did a fantastic job of making sure my vision came to life. He set up things himself if needed. He was very easy to talk to and easy to get in touch with. The price was reasonable compared to similar venues in the area. They were willing to work with us to get our Wedding into our budget. We couldn't recommend Fruitlands Museum and Fireside Catering enough!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
Great location, AMAZING views, friendly and attentive staff. Tim, our venue coordinator, was so accommodating and responsive to our requests and needs. Fireside Catering prepared delicious food that all our guests are still talking about. Highly recommended!!
Great location, AMAZING views, friendly and attentive staff. Tim, our venue coordinator, was so accommodating and Read more...
Great location, AMAZING views, friendly and attentive staff. Tim, our venue coordinator, was so accommodating and responsive to our requests and needs. Fireside Catering prepared delicious food that all our guests are still talking about. Highly recommended!! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/10/2009
4.6/5.0
Absolutely stunning setting for a wedding -- I cannot recommend it highly enough if you want a country wedding. Amazing views, a comfortable and lovely large tent. Good service. Nice staff. Very flexible. Place comes with its own caterer -- so you can't economize that way. Lovely bridal suite upstairs.

My wedding there was very easy to plan, and I couldn't be more pleased with the venue.
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Absolutely stunning setting for a wedding -- I cannot recommend it highly enough if you want a country wedding. Amazing views, a comfortable and lovely large tent. Good service. Nice staff. Very flexible. Place comes with its own caterer -- so you can't economize that way. Lovely bridal suite upstairs.

My wedding there was very easy to plan, and I couldn't be more pleased with the venue. Read less
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ksamuelson84
Wedding:
10/15/2011
4.2/5.0
My wedding was held in October at the Fruitlands Museum. It's a beautiful venue, a spectacular view with foliage, old carriage houses and beautifully manicured grounds. The ceremony was held outside while the reception was held in the tent, everything was set up on time and looked very neat and clean. The tent was warm enough and the staff was very responsive to turn off the heaters when it started to become too warm, move tables around to accomodate the dance floor, etc. Communication was initially an issue, as the wedding coordinator we signed with left without work a few months later and trying to contact someone else was difficult. As our wedding approached, the new wedding coordinator Kimberly was very attentive, got in touch with us in a timely manner, and was calm, organized and clearly had done this before. Overall, I loved the facility for our wedding, it was exactly the type of setting I had looked for. One thing I would caution is there are a lot of cobblestone walkways and the ceremony outdoors is on the grass so be careful if you plan on having a lot of older guests or wearing huge heels.
My wedding was held in October at the Fruitlands Museum. It's a beautiful venue, a spectacular view with foliage, old Read more...
My wedding was held in October at the Fruitlands Museum. It's a beautiful venue, a spectacular view with foliage, old carriage houses and beautifully manicured grounds. The ceremony was held outside while the reception was held in the tent, everything was set up on time and looked very neat and clean. The tent was warm enough and the staff was very responsive to turn off the heaters when it started to become too warm, move tables around to accomodate the dance floor, etc. Communication was initially an issue, as the wedding coordinator we signed with left without work a few months later and trying to contact someone else was difficult. As our wedding approached, the new wedding coordinator Kimberly was very attentive, got in touch with us in a timely manner, and was calm, organized and clearly had done this before. Overall, I loved the facility for our wedding, it was exactly the type of setting I had looked for. One thing I would caution is there are a lot of cobblestone walkways and the ceremony outdoors is on the grass so be careful if you plan on having a lot of older guests or wearing huge heels. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/3/2012
4.0/5.0
Fruitlands is gorgeous! But, it isn't really a vendor, just a place to get married, so the star ratings are kind of meaningless. Everything about the wedding is managed through Fireside Catering who I have reviewed separately.

If you are a bride thinking of getting married at Fruitlands, here is my take on the pros and cons of the venue.

Pro: Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! All the guests remarked repeatedly about how beautiful the space is. And, as a bride who wanted to get married outside and have an elegant reception venue without making my guests travel, this is one of the few sites in New England that delivers on both dimensions. The permanent tent on side is very elegant, as is the furniture that comes along with the site rental.
-The location is also very New England with stone walls, weather-worn fences, and charming buildings.
-The location is kid friendly b/c there is nice flat outdoor space right next to the tent. The hilltop is also windy, so kites, bubbles, pinwheels are charming here.

Cons: The site is in the middle of nowhere. Guests will need to rent cars to get there from the airport. Hotels in this area of MA are just okay. Going with fruitlands means going with their caterer - this is a con because of lack of flexibility - fireside is a good caterer.
Fruitlands is gorgeous! But, it isn't really a vendor, just a place to get married, so the star ratings are kind of Read more...
Fruitlands is gorgeous! But, it isn't really a vendor, just a place to get married, so the star ratings are kind of meaningless. Everything about the wedding is managed through Fireside Catering who I have reviewed separately.

If you are a bride thinking of getting married at Fruitlands, here is my take on the pros and cons of the venue.

Pro: Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! All the guests remarked repeatedly about how beautiful the space is. And, as a bride who wanted to get married outside and have an elegant reception venue without making my guests travel, this is one of the few sites in New England that delivers on both dimensions. The permanent tent on side is very elegant, as is the furniture that comes along with the site rental.
-The location is also very New England with stone walls, weather-worn fences, and charming buildings.
-The location is kid friendly b/c there is nice flat outdoor space right next to the tent. The hilltop is also windy, so kites, bubbles, pinwheels are charming here.

Cons: The site is in the middle of nowhere. Guests will need to rent cars to get there from the airport. Hotels in this area of MA are just okay. Going with fruitlands means going with their caterer - this is a con because of lack of flexibility - fireside is a good caterer. Read less
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alwayshoudini
Wedding:
9/6/2008
3.9/5.0
The setting here is absolutely gorgeous. The guy who was running the Fruitlands when we married no longer works there which is probably a good thing because he was difficult to say the least. We had some difficulty with wedding gifts disappearing and with fruitlands staff writing on our guest book. They failed to take responsibility and did nothing about this so we were left with a bad taste in our mouths. However, the food is great. The setting is ideal. And having the caterer on sight is much easier than going elsewhere.
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The setting here is absolutely gorgeous. The guy who was running the Fruitlands when we married no longer works there which is probably a good thing because he was difficult to say the least. We had some difficulty with wedding gifts disappearing and with fruitlands staff writing on our guest book. They failed to take responsibility and did nothing about this so we were left with a bad taste in our mouths. However, the food is great. The setting is ideal. And having the caterer on sight is much easier than going elsewhere. Read less
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Fruitlands Museum responded with the following comments:

We agree that our setting is stunning - and location breathtaking. It is unfortunate that you had a difficult experience with the past staff of 2008. We now have exclusive caterers that you can choose from and the service staff is extremely professional. We have worked hard to improve service and streamline the process to make your wedding day a complete success. I hope you come back for a visit to the museum for lunch or tour. We would love for you to see our changes.

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