One step onto Mount Holyoke’s campus and you’ll quickly understand why it is recognized as one of the topmost desired event locations. Planners for weddings, other social or professional business gatherings, conferences, youth camps, retreats, competitions, all say how they appreciate the inspiration of the Mount Holyoke campus. Many of them hold their events there year after year and won’t consider any other place.
But attendees to events also appreciate Mount Holyoke for many reasons. Mount Holyoke is steeped in history. Founded in 1837, it has a strong reputation as a respected institution dedicated to inclusivity, diversity, and women. But it also offers something else that is very special: Mount Holyoke is considered one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation. A stroll through its rolling walking trails past its three waterfalls and you’ll quickly see why. Plus, Mount Holyoke is super convenient for event attendees: located in the beautiful suburb of South Hadley, Massachusetts, the campus is conveniently located 20 minutes from Springfield Massachusetts, close to bus and train stations, and 40 minutes from Bradley International airport.
Mount Holyoke can accommodate gatherings for up to 1,000. There are forty-five flexible meeting spaces like auditoriums, classrooms, lecture halls, and meeting rooms to choose from. Each one has its own style allowing for over the top creativity with event planning. The Kendall Sports and Sports Complex is also available for athletic events with its indoor and outdoor tennis courts, tracks, fields, gymnasium, racquetball courts and more. Additionally, the Willits-Hallowell Conference Center and Hotel is right on campus with 8,000 square feet of meeting spaces and overnight accommodations.
Mount Holyoke is breathtaking in the summer making it a perfect venue for weddings. The non-denominational Abbey Chapel, with its gorgeous stained-glass windows is truly a magical place to hold a ceremony. Friends and family then celebrate in one of Mount Holyoke’s beautiful reception spaces –inside or out.
The Mount Holyoke Event Planning Team is another reason to appreciate Mount Holyoke as an event venue. The team is pro at offering “one stop shopping” for all event requirements. From finding the perfect space, coordinating seamless technology, and delicious culinary options, they are with their clients every step of the way with extreme customer service. There is always a representative available to offer assistance or answer questions. Contact them today to find out more.