Event Rentals

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

Calderwood Courtyard

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.

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Naumburg Room

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.

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