The ICA is the perfect place to host your special event, combining stunning works of art with breathtaking views of Boston’s harbor and skyline.

We offer highly customized planning for all types of events—including weddings, unique social events, and nonprofit and corporate events. Nonprofit organizations receive a special rate on event rentals. Working with a network of high-end industry professionals, we transform the space to reflect your personality and vision, and make your next event a masterpiece. The ICA’s exclusive caterer for all events, The Catered Affair, creates fresh, creative, and exquisite cuisine for some of Boston’s most recognizable events and institutions. Founded locally as a small operation, the Catered Affair has amassed more than four decades of experience, operational expertise, and excellent client service, and has recently expanded into operating noteworthy restaurants, cafes, and inns throughout Greater Boston.

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Interested in hosting an event? To help expedite your request, please fill out the appropriate form below with the details of your event and we will get back to you promptly.

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Memorable Events Begin With Memorable Spaces

State Street Corporation Lobby

Bounded on the west and north sides by towering glass walls overlooking Boston’s skyline, the east side displays Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall, featuring large-scale works by leading contemporary artists. This space provides a dramatic setting for any event.

The Common Room

Located just off the State Street Corporation Lobby and overlooking the HarborWalk, The Common Room offers a more intimate event space. The north wall opens onto the Putnam Investments Plaza, a sheltered outdoor patio at the water’s edge. 

Putnam Investments Plaza

Located at the water’s edge, the Putnam Investments Plaza offers an outdoor patio with striking views. In inclement weather, the Putnam Investments Plaza can be tented and heated.

Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater

Located on the second floor of the museum, the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater provides magnificent views of Boston Harbor and the downtown skyline. The glass walls of the theater can be covered by three different layers of shade, ranging from sheer to complete blackout, or remain uncovered to reveal the stunning backdrop. With 325 seats, it is an ideal space for annual meetings, product introductions, award presentations, and other special events.