Jacob’s Pillow

358 George Carter Rd
Becket, MA 01223
413-243-9919

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Average Base Cost: $26,000

Our average base cost for a Jacob’s Pillow wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list for a Saturday ceremony/reception using the Extravaganza Wedding Package, and a food/beverage cost of $125/pp. Entertainment, flowers, furniture, additional decorations and rentals, transportation, and photography are NOT included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Gratuity and sales tax is included.

*Prices subject to change

How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: There are several venue rental options for weddings, below:
Intimate Celebration:

    • 45-80 guests
    • Tea Garden-Ceremony (Includes 2 microphones)
    • Bakalar Studio-Reception (Includes 1 microphone and basic sound system)
    • $2,500
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Friendly Gathering:

  • 80-120 guests
  • Inside/Out Stage-Ceremony (Includes 2 microphones)
  • Sommers Studio-Inclement weather ceremony location only
  • Bakalar Studio-Reception (Includes 1 microphone and basic sound system
  • $4,000

Extravaganza:

  • 120-170 guests
  • Inside/Out Stage-Ceremony (Includes 2 microphones)
  • Sommers Studio-Inclement weather ceremony location only
  • Doris Duke Theatre/Porch-Reception (Includes 1 microphone and basic sound system)
  • Basic lighting package—general color wash and general pattern wash with spot lights for speeches, bar, and catering tables.
  • Bride and Groom dressing rooms
  • $6,000

Ceremony Only Package

  • +200 guests
  • 4 hour rental period
  • Inside/Out Stage-Ceremony
  • Includes 2 microphones
  • $1,000

Reception Only Package

  • 170 guests with dance floor and band
  • 8 hour rental period
  • Doris Duke Theatre/Porch-Reception
  • Includes 1 microphone and basic sound system
  • Includes basic lighting package—general color wash and general pattern wash with spot lights for speeches, bar, and catering tables
  • $2,000

Extras:

  • Golf carts—up to 2 carts: $50/hour
  • Extra hours: $600 (past 12 a.m. and up to 1 a.m.)

What’s Included: 

The venue rental for wedding packages is for a 2 day period, except for ceremony only or reception only packages. All packages include exclusive use of designated areas, access to grounds for wedding photography, audio system with microphone, 2 staff members on the day of the event, ample free parking, public restrooms, and onsite garbage/recycling dumpsters. Depending on your wedding package, your rental fee may include additional audio and lighting equipment (See above).

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Food and Beverage: All food/beverage catering must be provided by Haven Cafe Bakery

Other Vendors: Outside vendors are allowed, except for caterers.

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More Stats:

Space Type: Inside/Outside

Size: Depending on the space they can accommodate 200+ guests for ceremonies and up to 170 guests in their Doris Duke Theatre with dance floor space and a band.

Bridal Suite: Yes (included depending on package you choose)

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Parking: Yes

How Will Grandma Get There? Ideally Grandma could stay on the property, as they offer several lodging options, listed below. Otherwise there are a ton of hotels 20 minutes away radius for other wedding guests, including the LakeHouse Inn and Blantyre. Bradley International Airport and Albany International Airport are both about an hour away.

Party On! Events can go until 1 a.m.

The Report:

The New York Times has called Jacob’s Pillow, a 220-acre National Historic Landmark, “the dance center of the nation.” Purchased in 1931 by modern dance pioneer Ted Shawn, Jacob’s Pillow, which received the National Medal of Arts, is also home to America’s longest-running international dance festival. Their most popular wedding package (the Extravaganza) includes a ceremony on the Inside/Out stage (which offers views of the Berkshire Hills); cocktail hour on the Doris Duke Theatre Porch, with additional space on the lawn; and a reception in the Doris Duke Theatre.

Woman Getting Married Says:

This venue holds great memories for me as I remember seeing a performance here as a kid, and have loved it ever since! That area is SO stunning, and I think the close proximity to big airports as well as nice hotels make it a great destination wedding venue, especially in the summer months.

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Our Rating

7 Amenities/What’s Included

8 Convenient for Grandma

9 Layout

9 Location

10 Overall Charm

8 Venue Value

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