From museums to notable landmarks, Boston is filled with venues where guests are allowed to mingle and dine while surrounded by historic treasures. The Larz Anderson Auto Museum is no exception. Built in 1888, the museum is home to “America’s oldest car collection” and one unique spot to hold a function! Earlier this fall, we provided destination management services for a group that was in Boston for a meeting. The company was looking for a unique venue that the men of the group would enjoy as well as the ladies – the Larz Anderson Auto Museum couldn’t have been a more perfect fit!
As guests arrived by police escort they were handed piping hot cider cocktails and welcomed into the outdoor tent by a pianist playing ragtime tunes to set the mood. Large potted palms, burlap linens, lantern centerpieces and rattan soft seating created the perfect “rusti-chic” atmosphere. Guests were given the opportunity to wander inside the museum, view the private auto collection, and learn more about the Anderson Family from docents on hand.
After cocktail hour, guests made their way to the Carriage House where they enjoyed dinner amidst vintage automobiles! Every Sunday, the Andersons would open their Carriage House doors and share their mounting collection of marvelous American and European vehicles with the public. The spectacular cars were most definitely the focal point of the room but bronze lanterns and glass elements created eye-catching centerpieces and coordinated perfectly with the rust and gold linens.
Following dinner, guests headed back to the outdoor tent for a rousing game of Jeopardy. At the end of the night they were whisked back to their hotel by motorcoach, although we’re sure many wished they were riding in one of the antique vehicles they’d admired earlier!