I love visiting museums as part of the general public, but there is something so special about being there after hours, cocktail in hand, perusing the art in an exclusive setting. Obviously, I'm not alone. Many of our clients with multiple-day events want at least one night at a museum or cultural landmark when visiting a new city. It gives you that insider feeling to a city that you can't get otherwise. Such was the case when AOO Events traveled to Boston with a client and set up a beautiful event for them at the Museum of Fine Arts there.
While the museum has a new, contemporary wing, we held the event in this stunning homage to the classic beauty of European architecture and style.
The Koch Gallery reminded me of many of the galleries at the Louvre in Paris with its high ceiling and stacked portrait paintings. When I walked into the event space I saw the color scheme perfectly. It was reflected in the paintings but was perfect against the warm marble walls and ornate wood ceiling.
Custom bars split the gallery space up a little.
The fall tone roses and liquid amber leaves were a perfect accent to this gallery.
Ming vases. Persian tapestries. What more could you want? Except for delicious food produced by the Restaurant Associates who has the exclusive with this museum.
The Shapiro Rotunda made a beautiful gathering place that made all the clients' guests feel very special.
A week before the event, this was set to be a sit-down dinner. The guests list grew and we had to change the format of the event. It was an easy switch for the caterer and site who were both very flexible and easy to work with.
Some of the party took place amid the Chinese Sculpture exhibit. The same color scheme worked well throughout. Whereas this burnt orange shade blended with the other, warmer lighted rooms, it really popped here with the neutral background.
All the linen for this event was from La Tavola, all design, including flowers, was by AOO Events and the rentals were provided by my good friend Larry Green, owner of Rentals Unlimited.