A wedding ceremony in a rustic hall with brick walls, attended by guests from North Adams hotels, watching a couple exchange vows under a canopy of string lights.

Why You Should Book Your Next Event in North Adams, MA

You’ve got a big event to plan. Corporate retreat, family reunion, bachelorette party…whatever it is, event planning doesn’t have to be a headache. Porches Inn has everything you need to create and host the perfect event in North Adams.

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Function Spaces at Porches Inn

Our humble inn is the ideal setting for intimate, non-traditional events and celebrations—especially for art lovers. We have several spots to choose from, each with its own unique charm to set the mood for your big event.

Studio 9

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Our newest event space, The Studio at Building 9 is an architectural revolution for sound, style, and sustainability. Featuring highly-efficient mass timber construction and fed by solar and geothermal power, the building has a net-zero carbon footprint. The light-filled space can adjust to reflect the perfect ambiance for any occasion, from a party to a board meeting. And the soft wood interior makes all kinds of acoustic wonders possible for having discussions or even making music, thanks to its professional-grade recording equipment. Give your special event a unique venue to match and create a one-of-a-kind experience at The Studio.

The Woodland Gazebo and Glen

Our outdoor spaces are perfect for small reunions or parties in the Berkshires. The Glen is a hilltop outdoor deck located amid our native woodland garden. During the warmer months, the garden teems with aromatic, eye-popping flowers and leafy green plants that will make any photos even more memorable. In the winter, snow blankets the trees for a stunning white backdrop. The Woodland Gazebo is a nifty little house at the top of the garden for those who want an enclosed outdoor structure. It even has electricity and wifi so your guests can post to social media as the event takes place.

Building 7

Building 7 is just behind our reception building, but has spacious 20-foot ceilings for an affluent look and feel. These tall walls are decorated with some of the finest contemporary art, from famous and talented artists all over the world. And of course, the space has a state-of-the-art media system for hosting conferences, singing karaoke for a reception, or presenting slides for a meeting. This room can hold up to 40 people!

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Catering at Porches Inn

We work with some of the best local caterers and event planners in the Berkshires to help you get the right design, food, and refreshment for your big event. We offer a variety of food and design options to fit any event and theme, regardless of your tastes or dietary preferences. From rehearsal dinners to corporate retreats, our team can create your dream aesthetic and cook your favorite cuisine to round out the perfect experience.

Celebrate at Porches Inn, One of the Best Wedding Venues in New England

One of the best parts about having an event at Porches Inn is that accommodations are just a short walk away. And once the event is over, you can enjoy the many attractions North Adams has to offer, from Mass MoCA to Mount Greylock. Contact us to start planning your event!


Why North Adams is A Great Wedding Destination

Due to the events of the past few years, wedding season has become a loose term. Now, it’s normal to get married on almost any day of the week, all year round. This opens up a whole world of possibilities when it comes to the venue and featured events of the day. If you’re looking for a location that is both intimate and uniquely beautiful, North Adams is the perfect destination for your wedding. Read on to find out why North Adams weddings are so extraordinary. 

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All About Location

There are a wide array of impressive wedding venues in North Adams. Though your ideal location depends on your preferences and wedding vision, MASS MoCA and The Porches Inn at Mass MoCA are the top creative wedding venue options in North Adams, Massachusetts. 

The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art 

The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art is known as being home to vast galleries of evocative art, an indoor/outdoor performing arts venue, and a well-respected hub for creating music, dance, film, painting, photography, and more. 

The former factory campus is both dramatic and intriguing as a wedding venue. This space is made up of intimate meeting areas and 250,000 square feet of loft-style galleries filled with contemporary art, combining to create a classy and unique atmosphere for your event. 

The Porches Inn at Mass MoCA

Just by stepping foot into this unique inn, you can tell that it is located directly across the street from one of the world’s most renowned museums of contemporary art, MASS MoCA. The museum’s love of color, artistic expression, and individuality bleed into Porches Inn, providing its guests with a distinctive, soulful, and artful experience. 

With a rich history as a former home to 19th-century mill workers, this 47-room boutique property offers both intimate areas, grand spaces, and a backdrop of woodland gardens. Host your wedding here or book a stay and use it as your home base for your and your guests’ love-filled weekend. 

When to Celebrate 

When it comes to wedding planning, the time of year is very important. Typically, January, March, April, and November are far less expensive in regard to location, decorations, travel, and catering because these months are considered to be more off-season. This is because the weather is more routinely unpredictable.  

On the other hand, ‘peak’ wedding season falls during the following months: May, June, September, and October. These are popular times to have an outdoor wedding because of the mild weather, especially in New England. However, your wedding should fall during the season in which you prefer. The entirety of this process is highly subjective and dependent on your preferences as a couple. 

Let the Wedding Bells Ring

Western Massachusetts weddings embody the charm of lively New England. Whether you’re looking to host a highly elevated affair or a more casual event for your closest family and friends, North Adams is the perfect location to celebrate your love story. 

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The Coolest Historic Hotels In the Berkshires to Visit

The Berkshires are not only full of jaw-dropping natural landscapes and exhilarating activities. They’re also the location of significant historical events, iconic landmarks, and meaningful legacies that continue on to this day. You can even stay at some of these renowned places because they’re also hotels! Next time you visit, check out these historic hotels in the Berkshires for a unique getaway experience.

Red Lion Inn

Silas Pepoon established a small tavern on a Stockbridge street corner in 1773 under the iconic Red Lion sign still swinging today. It was a welcome stop for stagecoaches, a gathering palace for American revolutionaries, and a center of a growing community. Even when a fire burned the entire building in 1896, the town rallied to rebuild the inn and restore its legacy. Since then, the Inn has taken on some modern amenities (including a heated pool), but has kept its small-town charm and eclectic. 

The Red Lion Inn is one of the few American Inns that has been operating continuously since before 1800. Each room at the Red Lion Inn is charmingly unique with different furniture and layouts. On every floor are collections of different art pieces, paintings, and even portraits of some of the famous historical figures who have visited—including five presidents! It’s a luxurious inn with a fascinating history and top-notch hospitality that will make for one of the most memorable stays of your life.

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The town of North Adams, like all the other Berkshire towns, also has a significant place in America’s history. The Porches Inn consists of several houses that once stood as sturdy, detailed Victorian row homes. Instead of tearing them down, businessman Jack Wadsworth renovated the houses. Now they are quirky, upscale homes with long verandas, unique common areas, and mixed striking colors that pay homage to their 19th-century heritage.

Every one of the homes of Porches Inn has a different feel, but the warm, welcoming atmosphere of the hotel remains the same. Just across the street from the historic Mass MoCA museum, your stay here will be unlike any hotel you’ve visited before. Book a stay with us to experience it for yourself!

Deerfield Inn

Originally opened in July of 1884, the Deerfield Inn has been providing exceptional stays and services to customers for a long legacy. It has the atmosphere and charm of the early days, with modern comfort and convenience. It’s no surprise that this corner of the Berkshires has the name “The Happy Valley.” One visit to this place will immediately bring a smile to your face.

The National Historic Landmark still sits on the original site, with the original hayloft doors, front porch, gardens, and horse-shaped wind vane. The surrounding villages, period houses, working farms, and rolling countryside look just as beautiful as they did then. The Inn has added new rooms, modern amenities, and fresh coats of robin’s-egg blue paint to its ceilings, along with electricity, running water, and the warmest hospitality you can find.   

The Hotel on North

Before it was a hotel, this Pittsfield stop was legendary menswear and sporting goods emporium called Besse-Clarke. It’s even on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, the Hotel on North balances its heritage while looking to the future. The owners preserved many architectural features that nod to its past eras, such as exposed brick walls, tin ceilings, decorative columns, and other charming quirks. But, it also sports state-of-the-art technology, modern conveniences, and luxurious amenities to make your stay comfortable and memorable.


The downtown district of Pittsfield is also a mix of history and contemporary draws. Originally a bustling transport center, Pittsfield is the new urban hub of the Berkshires, home to many artists, artisans, purveyors, and entrepreneurs. There’s always something exciting happening just a walk away from the Hotel on North. 

Seven Hills Inn

This Inn started humbly as a small farmhouse in the mid-1700s for early Massachusetts colonists. In 1885, Robin Chapin enlarged the home into a new estate called Norwood, one of the first grand Berkshire Cottages. The estate also became neighbors of Edith Wharton! In 1911, new owners took over and gave the palace extensive renovations, including staircases from England, fireplaces from France, and columns from Italy. In 1951, New Yorkers bought the home and turned it into what is now Seven Hills Inn.


The Inn today sports stylish guest rooms in three different buildings with distinct features: Manor House, Carriage House, and Terrace House. You can see the Inn’s 27 acres of gardens and lawns from Manor House, whereas Carriage House rooms have kitchenettes, and Terrace House has natural lighting from windows facing the tree-lined grounds. Every room has the most modern comforts, Bluetooth radios, large-screen TVs, and complimentary WiFi.

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If you are interested in staying at Porches Inn located in North Adams, MA, contact us today at 413-664-0400. We look forward to your visit!

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Planning a Romantic Getaway to North Adams, MA

The most romantic month of the year is here! Whether you’re looking for a great Valentine’s Day getaway or a romantic escape this February, don’t overlook the charm of North Adams. Nestled in the scenic Berkshires, North Adams offers the perfect balance of laidback, intimate adventures and plenty of dining options you’d want during Valentine’s Day getaway.

Read on for our tips on planning the perfect romantic getaway in New England.

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Start your romantic getaway in the Berkshires with a stop at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. You and your partner can walk hand and hand throughout the expansive warehouse turned art gallery to view the current exhibits that are like no other.

The exhibits are sure to spark conversation and are a great introduction to the art scene that the region is known for. The large campus is also home to on-site cafés, a full-service restaurant, and even an innovative microbrewery, so you can grab a pick-me-up in the form of caffeine or a croissant before enjoying the rest of your day.

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Grab a Drink at Bright Ideas Brewery 

Speaking of the microbrewery at MASS MoCA, stop and grab a glass on your journey! Bright Ideas Brewing is constantly serving up one-of-a-kind brews that you and your partner shouldn’t miss. Stop in for a drink and take in the cool industrial atmosphere as you continue with your conversation after your tour of the museum.

Dine Downtown North Adams

The center of North Adams is only a short walk from MASS MoCA and is where you can find a handful of delicious restaurants perfect for your Valentine’s Day getaway. While you can’t go wrong no matter where you dine, we recommend indulging in an intimate dinner at Grazie if you’re craving authentic Italian food. For a more eclectic menu, try 413 Bistro just down the street. Many of the restaurants in town take pride in using seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, so you’re in for a delicious meal!

Stay At Porches Inn at MASS MoCA

With night falling on your romantic getaway to the Berkshires, make sure to have a room booked at Porches Inn. The premier Berkshires Inn places you in the heart of North Adam’s attractions and is directly across the street from MASS MoCA. You and your loved one will be warmly welcomed at Porches before being checked into your room where comfort awaits.

Make sure to also leave some time for using the Inn’s amenities. Whether it’s 90 degrees or a foot of snow on the ground, our heated, 14-by 38-ft heated outdoor pool is ready for you and your partner to enjoy after a long day before heading to bed. Before you go the next morning, enjoy a complimentary Continental breakfast that features an assortment of locally sourced goodies that are the perfect pick-me-up (and great sustenance for your ride home).

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Book your stay for your romantic getaway in the Berkshires today at (413) 664-0400.

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Bed and Breakfast Inns in The Berkshires

When you travel to the Berkshires, you’re likely expecting to connect with nature, take in the local arts culture, and overall enjoy your time relaxing and unwinding in a laid-back setting. 

Choosing the right accommodations in the Berkshires can enhance this experience even more. Read on to learn about what to look for in a unique bed and breakfast in the Berkshires along with things to do in North Adams during your stay.

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Bed And Breakfast: A Berkshires Specialty

What makes Berkshires inns so special? Well, there are a few reasons.

These are just a handful of the things you should look for in a B&B in the Berkshires to make your stay that much more memorable:

Whimsical elements

The Berkshires and whimsy go hand in hand. After all, the seemingly endless nature and art scene lend themselves well to the overall magical feel of the region. Finding a boutique accommodation like The Porches Inn that blends whimsy with modern amenities is one of the best ways to acclimate to the local scene.

Homage to North Adams history

While North Adams is now known for being home to local artists and The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), the town wasn’t always like this. Porches Inn pays homage to this history in its beautifully detailed 19th Century Victorian row houses inspired by the mill town that once thrived here.

Homey feel

A bed and breakfast in the Berkshires should invite you to relax. Say goodbye to sterile and bland hotel rooms and feel at home at The Porches Inn. Each room is decorated differently, almost all the decor is composed of curated, vintage pieces while also being retro-inspired with modern comforts that retain the homey, quirky spirit of the region.

Berkshires Dining & entertainment options

Of course, Berkshires inns are not complete without dining (namely breakfast) and surrounding entertainment options. The Porches Inn offers a continental breakfast for all guests to enjoy in the dining room along with our swanky little bar where you’ll find our comfy fireplace, a liquor bar stocked at all times, relaxing chairs. All the essentials that you need for good conversation with friends and other Porches’ guests. MASS MoCA, the famous art exhibition, is also conveniently located across the street.


Bed and breakfasts and unique accommodations are an integral part of the neighborhood. The Porches Inn takes pride in the history and growth of North Adams and always encourages guests to explore the surrounding areas and the restaurants, shops, and museums that call the Berkshires home.

Places to Stay in North Adams

Ready to stay in a unique, boutique accommodation in the Berkshires? Look no further than The Porches Inn located in historic North Adams.

The Porches Inn is the ideal place to call home base during your stay in the Berkshires, not only because it puts you right in the heart of the area’s cultural and recreational attractions, but also because of its charm. The unique inn experience is everything you want from a stay in the region, from the vintage decor to modern amenities, you will feel right at home at The Porches Inn on your next trip.

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Book your stay for your perfect getaway in the Berkshires today at (413) 664-0400.