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Mount Holyoke College and Willits-Hallowell Conference Center

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Mount Holyoke College and Willits-Hallowell Conference Center

50 College Street
South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075

1000Largest Group
45Meeting Rooms
1000Overnight Guests
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  • Willits-Hallowell Conference Center is available year roundWillits-Hallowell Conference Center is available year round
  • Willits-Hallowell Morrison RoomWillits-Hallowell Morrison Room
  • Willits-Hallowell Dining RoomWillits-Hallowell Dining Room
  • Morrison patio of Willits-Hallowell, perfect for outdoor dining and socialsMorrison patio of Willits-Hallowell, perfect for outdoor dining and socials
  • Morrison Room of Willits-Hallowell, floor to ceiling window overlooking the lakeMorrison Room of Willits-Hallowell, floor to ceiling window overlooking the lake
  • Comfortable living room area of Willits-Hallowell overlooking the patioComfortable living room area of Willits-Hallowell overlooking the patio
  • Faculty Club Room of Willits-HallowellFaculty Club Room of Willits-Hallowell
  • Smith Dining RoomSmith Dining Room
  • Private Dining RoomPrivate Dining Room
  • Professional CateringProfessional Catering
  • 20 Hotel Rooms Available in Willits-Hallowell20 Hotel Rooms Available in Willits-Hallowell
  • Fully Mediated AuditoriumsFully Mediated Auditoriums
  • Smart ClassroomsSmart Classrooms
  • Rich New England HistoryRich New England History
  • Kendall GymnasiumKendall Gymnasium
  • Kendall 8 lane 25 yard poolKendall 8 lane 25 yard pool
  • 12 Outdoor Tennis Courts12 Outdoor Tennis Courts
  • Reference LibraryReference Library
  • Exceptional Performance SpaceExceptional Performance Space
  • Upper and lower lake offer a space for relaxationUpper and lower lake offer a space for relaxation
  • Upper lake offers a 1 mile jogging loop and lower lake has a 1/2 loop Upper lake offers a 1 mile jogging loop and lower lake has a 1/2 loop
  • Each residence hall has an inviting living room spaceEach residence hall has an inviting living room space
  • Relax with new friends in the comfort of your residence hallRelax with new friends in the comfort of your residence hall
  • Outdoor dining at Prospect HallOutdoor dining at Prospect Hall
  • South Rockefeller Living RoomSouth Rockefeller Living Room
  • Make our space your home away from homeMake our space your home away from home
  • Bus Transportation Available for local AttractionsBus Transportation Available for local Attractions
  • Lots a safe open green space to enjoy the outdoorsLots a safe open green space to enjoy the outdoors
  • Reception in Kendade AtriumReception in Kendade Atrium
  • Catering available outside for your summer retreatCatering available outside for your summer retreat

Mount Holyoke College and Willits-Hallowell Conference CenterVisit WebsitePhone
  • Overview
  • Event Spaces
  • Accommodations
  • Catering
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  • Services
  • Technology
  • Area Attractions
Mount Holyoke College is conveniently located at the "crossroads of New England", 10 minutes to both the Mass Turnpike and Interstate 91. The campus location makes it ideal for guests coming from throughout the New England region by car and Bradley International Airport is just a 40 minute ride. Mount Holyoke is unique because is offers the best of both worlds: meeting space in the summer months like most institutions but also year-round meeting space and overnight rooms. The Willits-Hallowell Conference Center has 8,000 square feet of meeting space and 20 hotel rooms. The flexible meeting space exudes a feeling of warmth with its fireplaced living room and its large wall of windows overlooking the courtyard. Each meeting room has a it's own sense style taking you away from the "typical" meeting room. There is ample free parking, full media services and delicious catering to complement your next meeting or social event.
From June- August our the Conference Office operation expands with over 1,000 beds in our dormitories, 45 classrooms, several auditoriums seating as many as 1000, athletic fields, and computer labs. We host co-ed residential and day programs of all sizes, focuses, and age ranges. 
Mount Holyoke College offers a dramatic backdrop and idyllic location for your next event. The campus has been rated as one of the most beautiful by the Princeton Review. The facilities are rich in character yet house 21st century living accommodations and technology. Allow our event professionals coordinate all the necessities needed to make your outing a success. 

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Springfield, MA - 13
Boston, MA - 90
Hartford, CT - 40
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Bradley International / 40
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Within walking distance
Parking Onsite:
Willits-Hallowell Conference Center is open year round; additional overnight and meeting spaces are available June - August.
Room Type(s):
Residence Halls and Hotel
Bath Type(s):
Communal and Private
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Internet connectivity in meeting and guest rooms, computer projection, full service audio visual and business services available.
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Food & Beverage:
Willits-Hallowell Conference Center offers full catering and alcohol services. The summer board plan offers 3 buffet-style meals including full salad bar and vegetarian selections; special events and refreshment breaks available.
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Please contact Conference Services.
Ideally suited for:
Corporate Social Events
Leisure travel
Outdoor Event Space
Social/Special events
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Youth Event/Meetings/Camps

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Willits-Hallowell Conference Center Available year round, Wilits-Hallowell Center offers unique and comfortable meeting rooms with many multimedia options, including wireless internet access. 20 hotel rooms with private bath, cable tv and air conditioning.

Classrooms Ranging from seminar rooms for ten, to lecture halls for 100.

Large Meeting Auditoriums Seating for 100 to 370 and equipped with permanent technology stations for your presentation needs.

Chapin Auditorium Located in Mary Woolley Hall this performance space can hold up to 1,350 guests.

Gettell Amphitheatre This space is used annually for the campus Commencement ceremony. It is perfect theater performances.

McCulloch Auditorium This space was specifically built as a musical performance space.

New York Room Located in Mary Woolley Hall, this room offers a unique and warm atmosphere.

Kendade Atrium The window filled 3 story atrium is located in the newest building on campus and is ideal for receptions.


Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Willits-Hallowell Conference Center 20 40 Hotel Private yes
Residence Halls 1000 2000 Residence Halls Shared no


  • Catering
    Providing the highest quality catering service at Willits-Hallowell Center and other campus locations year-round. Our culinary team looks forward to working outside the box. If you are interested in doing something with flair, our team is happy to work with you to create a custom menu that is sure to impress your guests.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Blanchard Cafe Catering
    Offering a variety of customized menu options for events in the Blanchard Campus Center.


  • Willits-Hallowell Conference Center
    Elegant dining rooms overlooking Stony Brook and waterfall. Dietary restrictions accommodated with prior arrangements.
  • Mount Holyoke College Wedding and Banquet Space; Chapin Auditorium
    Chapin Auditorium
    Seating Capacity: 300
    Chapin is a multi-use space that can host concerts, trade shows and elegant dining functions for up to 300 guests. Food and beverage is provided by the catering department at Willits-Hallowell Center.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Blanchard Cafe
    Seating Capacity: 150
    A variety of meal stations and convenience items. May be available for summer conference dining.
  • Residence Hall Dining Rooms
    Available to conference participants during the summer. Plan includes three all-you-can-eat meals per day.
  • Raos
    Serving gourmet coffee, teas, espresso, baked goods and other food items in the Library Court.


One-Stop-Shop Our dedicated team serves as your point of contact for all campus services and program needs.

Fitness Center We can arrange access for program participants to use our cardio and nautilus machines, indoor pool, athletic fields, track and tennis courts.

Technology Please see the technology tab for details about our state-of-the-art equipment and support.

Catering Catering is available in the Willits-Hallowell Conference Center as well as around campus. Our culinary team with you to create exactly what you need to make your event a memorable one.

Public Safety Mount Holyoke College is committed to the safety of all its guests. Public Safety officers are on patrol 24/7.


Smart Classrooms Classrooms and auditoriums with technology stations including a computer with internet access, video projector and DVD/VCR.

Computer Labs PC and Mac labs with instructor stations available. Computer labs available in all residence halls as well.

Wired and Wireless Wired and/or wireless internet access is available in all campus locations with a complimentary guest account.

Meeting Room Technology DVD/VCR, video projectors, microphones, overhead projectors, slide projectors, flip charts, and easels available in our conference center meeting rooms.

Technical Support We can arrange for technicians to provide dedicated, on-site support for your event.

Information Commons Access to library computer stations available to all guests.

Area Attractions

Yankee Candle Village The world's largest candle store, offering a unique shopping, entertainment and dining experience.

The Berkshires The Berkshires region is a cultural mecca of museums, historic sites, art, dance and music.

Six Flags New England Over 150 rides, waterslides, shows and attractions.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Experience dozens of hands-on exhibits, regulation-sized basketball court, and more than 900 artifacts on display.

Holyoke Mall 200 specialty shops, restaurants, and department stores.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Conceived and built with the aim of celebrating picture book art from around the world.

Atkins Farm Country Market A New England apple orchard and country food market.

Berkshire Zip Come ride the chair lift to the top of Berkshire East Ski Resort, take in the beautiful views of the Deerfield River Valley and experience New England's most exciting Canopy Tour.

Look Park 150 Acre Park with attractions including a steamer train, bumper boats, mini golf, pedal boats, zoo, picnic sites and pavilions, and playgrounds.

For more local Information The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau offers the best in local western MA attractions


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