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Mount Holyoke College’s Willits-Hallowell Conference Center is the Ideal New England Wedding Destination

Mount Holyoke College’s Willits-Hallowell Conference Center is the Ideal New England Wedding Destination

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Mount Holyoke College’s Willits-Hallowell Conference Center is the Ideal New England Wedding Destination!

One step onto Mount Holyoke’s breathtaking campus in South Hadley, Massachusetts and you’ll quickly understand why it is such a highly sought-after wedding and event location. The Willits-Hallowell Conference Center at the college is truly the ultimate venue to celebrate your wedding – it’s both gorgeous as an event backdrop and the helpful on-site staff will ensure your experience there is a smooth one. Coordination of ceremony, reception, professional catering options, and overnight accommodations for your guests make the Center the one-stop facility for everything you need to make your special day magical, and stress-free!

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A Setting that is Both Beautiful and Conveniently Located
Located in the beautiful suburb of South Hadley, Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke is conveniently located just twenty minutes from Springfield and is simple for your guests to travel to – making it a great location to host your wedding. Its location in the “crossroads of New England” makes it ideal – just ten minutes to Interstate 91 and the Mass Turnpike. The college was founded in 1837 and is considered one of the most beautiful in the nation—you can expect changing scenery with each season at this truly picturesque campus.

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A Breathtaking Venue to Say, ‘I Do’
It doesn’t get much more fairy tale than getting married at Mount Holyoke’s Abbey Memorial Chapel. The church truly looks like it is out of the pages of a story book – towering marble pillars, ornate organ pipes, cathedral ceilings adorned with wooden beams and gorgeous stained-glass lining the walls. Originally built in 1897, both you and your guests will be blown away by the detail and craftsmanship in this sacred building. This historic non-denominational chapel can hold up to 900 guests but if you prefer a smaller space, the Interfaith Sanctuary, adjacent to the Abbey Chapel, has a similar atmosphere and is perfect for more intimate ceremonies.

Mount Holyoke offers several choices for beautiful reception spaces and the Willits-Hallowell Conference Center & Hotel is an especially ideal campus location. It offers two dining rooms that have floor-to-ceiling windows and overlook the enchanted Stony Brook. Having your ceremony, reception, and hotel space in one location offers ease and flexibility for you and your guests and provides you the opportunity to spend even more time celebrating together. Many couples also host their rehearsal dinners and after-wedding brunches at Mount Holyoke to make it a seamless weekend affair with friends and family.

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Event Planning Services to Make Your Wedding Day a Breeze
The Mount Holyoke Event Planning Team is another reason to choose Mount Holyoke as a wedding venue. The professional team offers “one-stop shopping” for all your wedding necessities. From finding the perfect space, choosing the perfect decorations, coordinating state-of-the-art technology, or selecting delicious culinary options, they are with you every step of the way with unmatched customer service for your special day. You will also have a personal representative available to answer questions or help throughout the planning process.

Gorgeous, historical, seamless, and convenient, the Willits-Hallowell Conference Center at Mount Holyoke offers all the options you need for a breathtaking, as well as stress-free, ceremony and reception. Reach out to learn more and book your wedding today!

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