Hubbell Homestead, Bennington, VT
Originally built in 1768 for Aaron and Lucinda Hubbell, the Hubbell Homestead is among the oldest wood frame structures in Vermont. Its setting is farm country in a high valley of southwestern Vermont with sweeping views of the Green Mountains. The homestead once played a small part in the American Revolutionary War and now, appropriately, overlooks the Bennington Battle Monument two miles away. The Hubbell Homestead — a lovingly restored pre-Revolutionary War era farmhouse with its multiple outbuildings, gardens and grounds — is available for destination weddings, corporate retreats and private gatherings that require a specialized, distinctive, full-service approach. The property has the flexibility of catering to larger, private events because of its special events barn and expansive tented space.
Basilica Hudson, Hudson, NY
Framed by the iconic Hudson River School skies and Catskill Mountains, the Hudson Basilica’s variety of indoor/outdoor spaces and abundant light make it a perfect site for wedding ceremonies and large-scale receptions. Its 17,000 square feet of indoor spaces come with convenient on-site parking. An adjacent parking lot is available for larger rentals, and they have many options for outdoor setups.
The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA
Norman Rockwell Museum is the perfect year-round gathering place, whatever the occasion. Nestled in the enchanting Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, the museum is a classic New England-style structure set on a scenic 36-acre-estate, and includes the Linwood estate house and Rockwell’s Stockbridge studio both overlooking the Housatonic River. Here, social occasions seamlessly blend warmth, culture and history in a relaxing setting and offer a unique and memorable experience. By hosting a Berkshire wedding or gathering at this remarkable site, your guests will have the unique opportunity to enjoy the museum’s ten spacious galleries, filled with Rockwell’s iconic images and the best in American illustration art. The museum holds the largest and most significant collection of original Rockwell art with highlights including favorites from Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post covers and the powerful Four Freedoms paintings. After-hours private affairs at the museum can be customized to meet your group’s needs with possibilities including private tours, receptions and artful dining experiences. Consider the Norman Rockwell for corporate events, weddings and special occasions.
Ventfort Hall Mansion and Guilded Age Museum, Lenox, MA
Ventfort Hall, a Gilded Age mansion built by Sarah and George Morgan in 1893, is a truly unique setting for a private event. Ideal for Berkshire wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, parties, corporate meetings and Victorian teas, Ventfort Hall was the location of Cider House Rules’ orphanage. The mansion is listed on Save America’s Treasures and the National Register of Historic Places.
Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA
Chesterwood is the country home, studio and gardens of America’s foremost sculptor of public monuments, Daniel Chester French (1850-1931). Situated on 122 acres in the idyllic hamlet of Glendale near Stockbridge, the property and buildings were donated to the National Trust for Historic Preservation by French’s daughter, Margaret Cresson French (1889-1973). Chesterwood is a beautiful and memorable backdrop for a Berkshires wedding or other special event. French masterfully combined the elegance of his formal Italianate gardens with the natural rural landscape, creating unique settings and locations at Chesterwood for wedding ceremonies, receptions and dinner parties from small, intimate gatherings to events of up to 500 guests. The panoramic views, historic terraces, hydrangea walk, perennial gardens and sweeping lawns make gracious settings for any wedding or event
The Mount, Lenox, MA
The Mount’s gracious and beautiful mansion and gardens, designed and built by Edith Wharton in 1902, are the perfect place for an unforgettable Berkshire wedding or special event. The 50-acre estate, with its nearly three acres of formal gardens, provides a magnificent backdrop for an experience you and your guests will treasure. This classical revival house represents the only full expression we have of Wharton’s architectural interests and is one of the mere five percent of National Historic Landmarks dedicated to women. The venue can accommodate many different types of events including both ceremonies and receptions for weddings. The Mount is approximately a two-hour drive west of Boston and a three-hour drive north of New York City.
MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) offers beautiful and unique spaces for Berkshire weddings and special events. The museum’s 13-acre campus of restored 19th century factory buildings, now home to an expansive and ever-changing collection of contemporary art, provides a distinctive and culturally rich atmosphere while allowing you to customize the space to fit your own vision. MASS MoCA’s galleries and public spaces are available for rent for private functions but are not available for fundraising events of other organizations. MASS MoCA is just a two and a half hour-drive from Boston and three hours from New York.
Stonover Farm, Lenox, MA
Stonover Farm, a 110-year-old Berkshire “cottage” which served as a farmhouse to the Stonover Estate, is a truly magical wedding and special event setting situated on ten beautiful acres with a duck pond and towering willows. Guests have a choice of a four-acre field for a tented affair or a magnificent haybarn for a barn event. The hay barn can accommodate up to 200 for dinner and dancing and the field is large enough for any size tent. The lawn by the duck pond is perfect for a wedding cocktail reception, post-ceremony or pre-dinner champagne. The farm’s luxury suites can accommodate up to 14 guests, with guests enjoying the spacious, private and superbly appointed School House Suite. Stonover Farm combines generosity of space with a feeling of intimacy and is just a two and a half hour-drive from New York or Boston.