Weddings at Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College’s Abbey Chapel is a breathtaking campus facility available to campus affiliates and outside couples looking for a wedding ceremony location.

There are two chapels, either of which may be reserved. The main Abbey Chapel seats approximately 900 people. The small chapel, Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, seats 60 comfortably. Weddings planned for the months of September through May can be reserved up to one year in advance. Weddings planned for June, July, and August may be reserved up to two years in advance.

Rental Fees

Facilities are available all day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the months of June, July and August. Facilities are available after 5pm on Fridays, all day Saturdays, however not available at all on Sundays during the months of September – May.

$750.00 For use of either Abbey Chapel or Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary
$650.00 MHC Community: Faculty, Staff, Students, Alums and their immediate family, i.e., mother, father, daughter, son, sister, or brother.
$925.00 Outdoor Wedding with Chapel

The use of both the Abbey Memorial Chapel and the Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary. The rental fee includes:

  • Rehearsal Day: Chapel will be available 30 minutes before the start of the rehearsal and one hour for the rehearsal
  • Wedding day: Chapel will be available one hour before the wedding and one and one-half hours for the wedding and photography
  • Services of the Chapel Sexton (coordinator) for both the rehearsal and the wedding

For more information please see the full website for our inquiry form and more photos, email us or call 413-538-2333.

Wedding Receptions

The Willits-Hallowell Center is the campus’ waterfront banquet facility on Lower Lake with two dining rooms and 20 hotel rooms. The proximity to the Abbey Chapel makes for a most ideal location for your reception. Out of town guests will enjoy the convenience of knowing that once they are on campus they don’t have navigate to different venues for ceremony and reception. The added bonus of hotel rooms allows for ample time to socialize and rest. Willits-Hallowell Center can host receptions for up to 175 guests. The facility is also available for wedding showers, rehearsal dinners, and post wedding breakfast.

Abbey Chapel, photo provided by Theresa Choi Photography