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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002


  • Thursday, Friday 10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Special Events at The Carle

Weddings and Special Events at The Carle

Update: We will not be booking rentals for Summer 2021. 

Situated in an apple orchard overlooking the Holyoke Range, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts, offers modern elegance in a country setting, perfect for weddings and receptions, business meetings, and special gatherings.

The Carle’s contemporary, light-filled rental spaces can be adapted to suit a variety of needs. The 40,000 square foot space includes an expansive Great Hall with vibrant murals, a granite-tiled courtyard, a café and full-sized professional kitchen, a theatre that seats 140, and three galleries featuring some of the world’s finest picture book art.

The Carle is able to accommodate up to 150 guests for weddings, receptions and other large seated events. For standing receptions, the Museum can comfortably fit up to 300 guests. All private events must take place outside of regular Museum hours.  

For more information or to schedule a tour of our facility, please contact the Special Events Coordinator at 413-559-6306 or

To inquire about availability and prices, please submit a Facility Rental Request Form.

Weddings at The Carle (PDF)
Rental Price List (PDF)
A Carle Wedding: The Knot
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We look forward to sharing the Museum with you and your guests. (PDF)

Shannon Giselle Photography
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