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Overview

Pamper your guests with world-class contemporary art combined with a world-class culinary experience at your next special event. The Institute of Contemporary Art is the new crown jewel of Boston’s waterfront, featuring innovative design that effortlessly weaves together interior and exterior, producing shifting perspectives of the waterfront throughout upper-level galleries and various public spaces. At the ICA, you’ll discover an impressive landscape to create an endless calendar of events, from artful dinners and exclusive weddings, to annual meetings and award presentations.




Event Spaces

STATE STREET CORPORATION LOBBY

The State Street Corporation Lobby’s distinctive space provides dramatic views of the harbor and Boston’s skyline. The expansive 3,675-square-foot space accommodates a variety of events from corporate receptions for up to 400 guests to individual private dinners for 180. Framed on the west side by a glass wall overlooking Boston’s cityscape and on the east by the Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall, displaying large-scale works by leading contemporary artists, the lobby provides a dramatic setting for a wide variety of events.

CAPACITY: 278 Reception; 200 Seated

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BARBARA LEE FAMILY FOUNDATION THEATER

Located on the museum’s second floor, the stage of the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater features floor-to-ceiling clear glazed walls, inviting the harbor to become part of your event as a stunning backdrop. Alternatively, the walls can be controlled for filtered light or total blackout to reflect the ambiance you desire. With 325 seats, the theater is an ideal venue for annual meetings, product launches, award presentations, and other special events. The 2,500-squarefoot stage accommodates large receptions for 300 or seated occasions for 150–180 guests. Final capacity is tailored to your explicit needs based on the design of your event components and equipment requirements.

CAPACITY: 275 Reception; 200 Seated; 325 Theater

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WATER CAFE BY WOLFGANG PUCK

The Water Café faces Boston harbor with a view of the HarborWalk. The café features sliding glass doors that expand into the open-air space under the cantilever of the top floor for superlative dining and performances at the water’s edge. The 1,000 square foot area is perfect for celebrating more intimate occasions or larger receptions with a capacity of 125 reception and 80 seated.

CAPACITY: 125 Reception; 80 Seated

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PUTNAM INVESTMENTS PLAZA

Located along the water’s edge, The Putnam Investments Plaza features an outdoor patio with impressive views of the harbor and downtown Boston skyline. A distinctive space for seated dinners up to 180 or cocktail receptions up to 275, the plaza can also be tented and heated in inclement weather.

CAPACITY: 275 Reception; 180 Seated

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PLAZA AND CAFE COMBINED

If you’re looking for a space to comfortable accommodate 300 to 400 people, the Putnam Investments Plaza combined with the Water Cafe provide a dramatic event space perfect for large cocktail receptions for up to 400 people and seated dinners up to 260.

CAPACITY: 400 Reception; 260 Seated



Capacities

Square Footage Reception Seated Conference Theater
STATE STREET CORPORATION LOBBY 3,675 278 200
BARBARA LEE FAMILY FOUNDATION THEATER 2,500 275 200 325
WATER CAFE BY WOLFGANG PUCK 1,000 125 80
PUTNAM INVESTMENTS PLAZA 2,500 275 180
PLAZA AND CAFE COMBINED 3,500 400 260

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Weddings

Plan Your Dream Wedding at the ICA Boston with Wolfgang Puck Catering!

A wedding is a tradition that never goes out of style. There are both big decisions and little details to attend to. Let Wolfgang Puck Catering Boston guide you from designing a delicious menu to personalizing every detail of your unique celebration. We'll work with you to create a custom wedding menu inspired by your unique love story. All menus will follow Wolfgang Puck's philosophy of using only the freshest, seasonal ingredients. Seated, buffet, small plates and globally inspired specialty stations: it's your style! And because you've entrusted your special day to Wolfgang Puck, the cuisine will be unparalleled, the service impeccable, and the memories unforgettable!

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Wolfgang Puck Catering is available for all types of celebrations, including: engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, day-after, commitment ceremony, anniversary and vow renewal.

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Institute of Contemporary Art
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