Mass MoCA & Cricket Creek Farm
On a particularly perfect autumn day in the Berkshires region of North Adams, Massachusetts, Amy and Joe exchanged wedding vows surrounded by the fine art of Spencer Finch’s “Cosmic Latte” exhibit at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, followed by a cocktail and dinner reception in the new Building 6 expansion of the Prow Building surrounded by Joe Wardwell’s’ “Hello America: 40 Hits from the 50 States” installation.
We initially met up at Cricket Creek Farm in Williamstown, MA where the family gathered for group and individual photos of the wedding party. Cricket Creek Farm always proves to be an excellent space for weddings and photos, with its picturesque setting, rustic barn, and expansive views of Massachusetts’ highest peak, Mount Greylock, rising in the background.
The wedding ceremony was held in the gallery where 150 light fixtures and 417 incandescent bulbs were hung as part of Spencer Finch’s “Cosmic Latte” exhibit. Mass MoCA, as a venue, provides some of the most dramatic and stylized backdrops to weddings in the Berkshires, with several event spaces to choose from for your special day with capacity for up to 400 guests.
After the ceremony, cocktails were served in the Prow Room of the new Building 6 expansion where guests were served around four long tables that each seated 60 guests. The reception dinner featured local farm-fresh selections in the rustic setting of the Robert W. Wilson Building.
Mass MoCa makes for a great wedding venue, combining the rustic appeal of the old print factory with modern decadence and refinement of the art exhibits on display.
From the Mass MoCa website: “Mass MoCa was first opened in 1999 after converting the former Arnold Print Works complex, which operated from 1860 to 1942, into a 19-gallery 100,000 square-foot exhibition space. The complex was built by the Arnold PrintWorks, a business which operated on the site from 1860 to 1942, and was used by the Sprague Electric Company before its conversion. MASS MoCA opened with 19 galleries and 100,000 sq ft of exhibition space in 1999. It has expanded since, including the 2008 expansion of Building 7 and the May 2017 addition of roughly 130,000 square feet when Building 6 was opened.”