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Institute of Contemporary Art - Boston

Boston Wedding Venue
100 Northern Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02210
Contact: Events
Phone: 617/478-3100

Why We Like This Place

  • A perfect combination of art, architecture and spectacular views makes the ICA a one-of-a-kind place for your wedding or special event. Looking out over Boston’s harbor and skyline, this sophisticated locale is a cultural and visual treat.
  • The indoor spaces dazzle, with walls of glass that frame dramatic water and city vistas. Both the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater and the State Street Corporation Lobby offer amazing settings for the quintessential urbane affair with clean lines and soaring ceilings.
  • You can also celebrate al fresco, at the water’s edge Putnam Investments Plaza. Catering here, and throughout the venue is by innovative star chef, Wolfgang Puck, whose on-site, Water Café by Wolfgang Puck, provides a perfect spot for more intimate gatherings.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 200
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 200

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 200
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 200
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 600
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 200


  • Max. Seated: 325

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

A Director’s Circle membership at a minimum level of $2,000 is required to utilize the ICA for your private event. The museum rental fee ranges from $3,500 for a single first-floor event space to $15,000 for the exclusive use of all event spaces. Catering is by Wolfgang Puck Catering, the ICA’s in-house caterer. Catering prices, which are based on 150 guests, start at $265/person for a seated affair and include food, alcohol, equipment rentals and staffing. Tax and service charge are additional.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings

Venue Views


Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Waterfront/Beach Location

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