Mount Holyoke College Summer Conferences

Mount Holyoke College Summer Conferences

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Family Reunions
  • Leisure Travel
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Youth Retreat/Camps


Mount Holyoke College, located less than 20 minutes from Springfield, MA, offers a dramatic backdrop and idyllic setting for your next conference or event. The western Massachusetts campus has been rated one of the most beautiful by the Princeton Review. The facilities are rich in character yet house 21st century living accommodations and technology.

Mount Holyoke College’s flexible meeting space exudes a feeling of warmth with a fireplace in the living room and its large wall of windows overlooking the beautiful Massachusetts courtyard and waterfall. Each meeting room has its own style taking you away from the “typical” meeting room. Our South Hadley campus has ample free parking, full media services, and delicious catering to complement your next Mount Holyoke College conference, meeting, or social event.

The Willits-Hallowell Conference Center & Hotel has 8,000 square feet of meeting space and 20 hotel rooms. From June-August the Conference Office operation expands with over 1,000 beds in the residence halls, 45 classrooms, several auditoriums seating as many as 1,000, athletic fields, and computer labs. We host Springfield, MA area co-ed residential and day programs of all sizes, focuses, and age ranges.

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. If traveling by plane, Bradley International Airport is just a 40-minute ride.

Mount Holyoke College is unique because it offers the best of both worlds: meeting space in the summer months like most institutions but also year-round meeting space and overnight rooms in the Springfield, Massachusetts area. Allow our Mount Holyoke College event professionals coordinate all the necessities needed to make your South Hadley outing a success.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 1000 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 70
  • Largest Theatre Style: 1000
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 1,100
  • Largest Arena Seating: 1,100
  • Academic Year Largest Group: no
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.
  • 8,000 Sq. Ft.
  • 175 Banquet Style
  • 100 Classroom Style
  • 150 Theatre Style
  • 40 Hollow Square Space Style
  • Floorplan Layout
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.
  • 300 Banquet Style
  • 1350 Theatre Style
Gettell Amphitheatre
This space is used annually for the campus Commencement ceremony. It is perfect theater performances.
Kendade Atrium
The window filled 3 story atrium is located in the newest building on campus and is ideal for receptions.
New York Room
Located in Mary Woolley Hall, this room offers a unique and warm atmosphere.
  • 64 Banquet Style
  • 84 Theatre Style
McCulloch Auditorium
This space was specifically built as a musical performance space.
  • 250 Theatre Style
Kendall Sports and Dance Complex
The Kendall Sports and Dance complex offers
  • (6) indoor tennis courts
  • (12) outdoor tennis courts
  • Indoor (3) lane 200-meter track
  • Racquetball and squash courts
  • Multipurpose turf playing field
  • (3) Dance studios
  • Gymnasium
  • Indoor (8) lane 25-yard pool and diving well
  • Weights, cardio and nautilus equipment

Food & Beverage Options

Willits-Hallowell Conference Center
Elegant dining rooms overlooking Stony Brook and the waterfall. Our catering department is versed in accommodating all dietary restrictions; we are also happy to work with our clients to create customized menus to coordinate with your themed event. 
  • Seating Capacity: 150
Summer Community Center Dining
A brand new state of the art lakeside dining commons opened in 2018. There is 34,000 square feet of dining space,  capable of seating 1,000 in private and open areas. This dining room allows for more creativity and menu options for our clients during the summer months. The Community Center was awarded a Green Restaurant Certification™ in the spring of 2019. This certification requires passing marks for sustainability, composting, recycling, and energy and water conservation. 
  • Seating Capacity: 1000
Chapin Auditorium
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.
  • Seating Capacity: 300

Catering options

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.


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 1000
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 650
  • Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms: Yes
Overnight Room Attributes
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


Willits-Hallowell Conference Center
Comfortable hotel-style guest rooms with internet access.
  • 20 Rooms
  • 40 Beds
Residence Halls
Single and double rooms, with shared baths, and lounges available June-August.
  • 1000 Rooms
  • 2000 Beds

Featured Amenities

  • Accessible Facilities
  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
  • In-House Catering
  • Linens
  • Near Public Transit
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Paid Parking
  • Running Trails
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


25 Park Street- GPS address,
50 College Street,
South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075


  • BusBus
  • TaxiTaxi
  • TrainTrain
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Bradley International - 40 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Bradley International - 40 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes

Nearby Cities

Springfield, MA – 13|Boston, MA – 90|Hartford, CT – 40

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • External Catering Allowed: Yes
  • Can Bring in Own Food: no
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes
  • Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes


Mount Holyoke College has free Wi-Fi in meeting and guest rooms, computer projection, full-service audio visual, and business services available to ensure your Springfield, MA conference or event is a success!

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • Projector Screen

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • Cannabis Industry-Friendly: No
  • Cannabis Consumption: No
  • ADA Accessible: Yes


What a beautiful setting for all kind of events. The staff is superior in making you feel welcomed. They take care of everything. I hold a "Breakfast with Santa" party there every year and would not look to change a thing.
Tammi Adair- Realtor
Your staff are lifesavers! Thank you for all your hard work. Words can not express our deep gratitude for everything you have done for us this summer. Your constant positivity, responsiveness, and patience made our experience so smooth.
Girls Leadership Conference
Thank you so much for all of your hard work and advice to plan our conference. We had a great experience and thanks to you, so did our attendees. The food and customer service was amazing. 
Higher Ed Web New England


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