Hampshire College | Event Services & Summer Programs

Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Events
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunions
Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Youth Retreat/Camps


Located in the scenic Pioneer Valley, Hampshire College is set on a charming 800-acre campus at the foot of the Mount Holyoke Range. Perfect for functions or groups of all sizes, our campus offers a variety of beautifully designed Amherst, Massachusetts meeting, banquet, and conference space available year-round. Hampshire College is the ideal location for your next meeting, conference, retreat, special event, company outing, summer program, athletic and academic camp. Hampshire College is close to major highways, airports, bus-lines, and train stations providing for ease of accessibility. View below for more information on Hampshire College event services in Amherst, MA.

Watch the video above to learn more of the attributes that make Hampshire College the ideal Amherst event venue for everything from corporate meetings to wedding reception.

Food & Beverage Options

Dining Commons

A residential dining facility available for group programs and conferences during the summer. The commons offers a wide range of options that are sure to meet all of your groups needs and dietary restrictions. Plans are available for up to three all-you-can-eat meals per day.
Seating Capacity: 500

Front Dining Room

The front dining room features a trendy, colorful design. Food items such as soup, salad and a variety of breads can be found in this room.
Seating Capacity: 120

Middle Dining Room

Additional seating for 80 guests can be found in the middle dining room.
Seating Capacity: 80

Back Dining Room

The largest seating area is also colorfully decorated and contains artwork made by the Hampshire College students. Additional food items and beverage machines are located in the back room for convenience.
Seating Capacity: 300

Catering Options

Catering Overview

Hampshire College Dining Services can create a customized menu to meet all of your event planning needs! Please place your catering order at least ten business days prior to the event. Special requests such as vegetarian and vegan meals, as well as other dietary needs, can be accommodated.


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 600
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 600
  • Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms: Yes
Overnight Room Attributes
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available
  • Refrigerator
  • WiFi

Dakin House

Traditional-style residence hall living arrangements consisting of singles and doubles with shared lounges, kitchenettes, and internet access.
280 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Merrill House

Traditional-style residence hall living arrangements consisting of singles and doubles with shared lounges, kitchenettes, and internet access.
247 Beds

Prescott House

Mod-style housing each consisting of 4 to 10 single residences, a common living/dining room, a kitchen, and one to two bathrooms in each apartment.
239 Beds

Greenwich House

5 mod-style residences each consisting of 8 apartment-style houses with a central common space. Each apartment consists of single and double residences, a common living/dining room, a kitchen, and one to two bathrooms.
209 Beds

Enfield House

Town-house style residences each consisting of singles and doubles, a common living/dining room, a kitchen, and one to three bathrooms.
199 Beds

Featured Amenities

Accessible Facilities
Air Conditioning
Fitness Center
In-House Catering
Overnight Rooms
Paid Parking
Running Trails
Sports Facilities
Theater Seating

Venue Location + Transportation


893 West St,

Amherst Amherst, 01002-5001



Nearby Airport

Bradley International - 40 minutes

Nearby International Airport

Bradley International - 40 minutes


Parking on Site: Yes

Nearby Cities

Springfield – 25|Boston – 90|New York – 160

Things to Know


Must Use In-House Catering: Yes

External Catering Allowed: No

Can Bring In Own Food: No

Cultural Catering Available: Yes

Food And Beverage Onsite: Yes

Venue Policies

Alcohol Consumption: Yes

Smoking Permitted: No

Cannabis Industry-Friendly: No

Cannabis Consumption: No

ADA Accessible: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes

Pet Friendly: No


Our Amherst campus has full-service audio-visual and media support with equipment and services including internet access, video projectors, screens, podiums, flip charts, easels, microphones, sound systems, and videoconferencing.

Guest Wi-Fi: Free

Onsite Tech Support: Yes

Wi-Fi In Meeting Space: Yes

Equipment Available On-Site:
  • Projector Screen
  • Microphones
  • Sound System


"Having ITD's 20th anniversary dinner at the Red Barn was wonderful. From the beginning to the end, all the details were taken care of with the utmost of professionalism. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Simply perfect, rustic elegance for an important celebration.

Kay Dougan - Reception and Dinner

"The Red Barn was an excellent spot for my wedding. Both the barn and the surrounding grounds were beautiful. It was nice to have so much control on decorations and the barn dresses up beautifully. Working with the coordinator was such a big help. The coordinator made the whole wedding run smoothly. Sodexho Catering provided wonderful fresh food and did a great job. The food was great!"

Jennifer Silva - Wedding and Reception