Venue Spotlight: Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation

Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation

The Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation is located in Waltham, Massachusetts. This unique venue is perfect for just about any type of event. Guests arrive over a quaint footbridge crossing the Charles River where they can view the waterfall that once powered America’s first automated machinery. Inside, your event takes shape with spectacular 50-foot ceilings, exposed brickwork, arched windows, and unique exhibits that will entice all ages. We are thrilled to be planning Sarah and Andy’s wedding at the CRMII this September!


Located on the scenic banks of the Charles River in the historic 1814 Boston Manufacturing Company textile mill, CRMII is on the National Register of Historic Places as America’s first factory. It was the first integrated mill in the United States; though many mills existed before the Boston Manufacturing Company, Francis Cabot Lowell’s mill was the first to combine all steps of cotton fabric manufacturing under one roof.

Hands-on exhibits feature American innovation and invention from 1812 to the present day, with exhibits on Waltham’s Boston Manufacturing Company, the Metz Company, the Waltham Watch Factory, and Orient bicycles from the Waltham Manufacturing Company. In addition to the permanent collection, the CRMII has revolving temporary exhibits and plays host to private events throughout the year.



With this venue, the possibilities are endless. How about a romantic indoor ceremony overlooking the Charles River or amidst history right in the Main Gallery?  Or, you can choose an outdoor wedding ceremony in scenic Landry Park along the banks of the river. The reception can be held in the stunning Jackson Room which has period-style lighting, river views, and space for up to 250 guests theatre-style and up to 180 guests seated with room for dancing.

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Vendor Information

The CRMII has a list of authorized caterers of which you must choose from and additional preferred vendors that are optional.


Rental Information

For events occurring Monday through Thursday, the rental fee is $1,400; for events Friday through Sunday, the fee is $2,800.

For more detailed information and to book your next event contact Event Manager, Jen DiSciullo at or 781-893-5410 x10.

Happy Planning!

The Swank Team