The Food

We respect our ingredients and create vibrant and seasonal menus to showcase Berkshires products of exceptional quality. Focused on sustainable and ethically sourced ingredients, we create exciting and nourishing meals with inspired flavors.
The Clark’s culinary team is led by STARR's Executive Chef Dan Hardy. Dan’s passion for healthy, wholesome cooking and the bountiful selection from local farms yield a refreshing approach to special event fare. Named STARR Executive Chef of the Year in 2015, Dan has created a distinctive culinary profile for the Clark. His innovative cuisine was recently recognized by the Zagat Guide, which named the food at Clark's Café 7 as one of the "Eight Reasons to Drive to the Berkshires." 

Trained at Western Culinary Institute, Dan began his career in the western United States, with prestigious positions at destinations in Wyoming and Seattle, where he led the opening of the “Best New Restaurant” named by Seattle Weekly in 2005. After relocating to the East Coast in 2010, Dan has been published in multiple cookbooks and magazines, with mentions in Food & Wine, Wine Spectator, Mountain Living, Skiing Magazine and Sunset Magazine. Dan’s commitment to seasonal cooking, local sourcing, and healthy living make him a culinary leader in the Northeast and a natural fit for the Clark. 

The Experience

The pleasure of dining is made complete with knowledgeable, attentive service that is unpretentious, welcoming, and engaged. Our highly trained service team is composed of creative and positive individuals inspired by our core values and vibrant products. Our hands-on management team creates precise, individualized service plans to deliver a dazzling, perfectly orchestrated event. 

Each and every event requires (and deserves!) an individualized approach to ensure the planner’s vision and the event’s mission are satisfied. The STARR Catering Group creates all-encompassing sensory experiences by way of full-service planning from menu design and lighting, to vendor sourcing and highly stylized décor. Let us bring your vision to life. 

Special Occasions at the Clark

Breathtaking beauty. Creative cuisine.
Make your special moment a masterpiece at the Clark.

Nestled in the beauty of the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, the Clark Art Institute is a venue for very special events.The beauty of the Clark campus and its exceptional spaces create the ideal setting for an event you will always remember.

STARR Catering Group, the Clark’s exclusive caterer, creates a curated experience personalizing every detail to provide an event that is truly one-of-a-kind. Innovative cuisine, inspired by the farm-to-table spirit of the Berkshires and the abundance of locally sourced ingredients, is crafted to delight guests with bold and unexpected details. An expert team of culinarians, mixologists, and service professionals ensure guests are served with sincere hospitality for an event beyond all expectation.

For more information, email Private Events or call 413 458 0403. 

Event Locations

The Clark is a very special place to have your wedding, corporate event, or special occasion. The 140 acre campus offers many locations to fit your needs for a remarkable evening. 

Michael Conforti Pavilion and Terrace
This 3,200-square-foot glass pavilion, offering flexible multi-use space, is located on the upper level of the Clark Center overlooking the one-acre reflecting pool and scenic hillside.

Museum Pavilion and Terrace
The dramatic glass and marble Museum Pavilion offers sweeping views of the tranquil reflecting pool and the award-winning landscape. 

Lower Level Court and Café 7
Reached by descending a floating staircase, the Court area features distinctive architectural concrete and granite finishes that distinguish this unique space. High ceilings and an open floorplan make it well-suited for a variety of uses. 

Lunder Center and Moltz Terrace
Located at the summit of a winding woodland path, the Lunder Center at Stone Hill provides indoor and outdoor function spaces. The Hunter Studio space is ideal for intimate functions, while the Moltz Terrace affords magnificent views of the Taconic Range and creates an exceptional party space.

Click on the PDF below for more information about these locations.