Weddings

Welcome! We host weddings from May through October.

Our ethos comes in two parts:

 1) Personalize. YOU decide how the facility is set up and used. After all, this passage is very significant and it's yours. It should be a reflection of who you are from beginning to end. From the Ceremony Circle next to the apple orchard, to cocktail hour under the huge willow tree, to the reception on the tented stone patio, to the dance party in the Great Hall, your wedding will be a reflection of you. Choose your own vendors, bring in your own alcohol and put up your own decor.

And 2) Time. Weddings are about relationships. While beauty is important, having time to relax with family and friends is even more important. So much effort and expense goes into planning weddings that they should last longer than a few hours - a lot longer! Thus our decision to host only full weekend weddings, with access starting on Wednesday.

Our lush Ceremony Circle, nestled up to the apple orchard, sits beneath one of the oldest maple groves in Massachusetts, with a stunning view across the valley. Our stone patio features a permanent 40’ x 50’ reception tent and a 75’ long retaining wall/bench. Our elegant, rustic barn has chestnut beams, bamboo floors, lots of glass and geothermal cooling.

We provide the furniture, which we set up according to your specifications. We also provide indoor and outdoor sound equipment, a fire pit and outdoor grills. For cold or windy weather, the tent has sidewalls and heaters. We have an extensive list of PREFERRED VENDORS, but you contract directly with any vendors you want - whether or not they're on our list. You're free to bring in your own alcohol. Other amenities include accommodations for 10 guests, a bridal suite, a yurt, an elevator, wheelchair accessible bathrooms, a large walk-in fridge and a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen. Two streams run through the property and the Robert Frost Trail is within walking distance.

Get married in the upper fields. Enjoy cocktail hour beneath the massive willow tree. Wine and dine on the tented stone patio. Dance the night away in the Great Hall. And for a truly memorable wedding, throw in a Friday night party and Sunday brunch. Slow down. Make it a weekend!

For a real-time snapshot of our availability, click HERE.

For an extensive gallery of wedding pictures, click HERE.

Visiting Montague Retreat Center? Click HERE for an important travel note (or just use Google Maps - Apple brings you to the rear entrance, which is closed).


Make a Reservation

WEDDING RATES (insurance included)

2019 Weekends $8,800

Access starts on Wednesday at noon; exclusive use is from 3:30pm on Friday until 3:30pm Sunday (includes use of kitchen and dining facilities for Friday rehearsal dinner, Saturday reception and Sunday brunch).

Music is allowed on the courtyard until 9:00pm. There is no time restriction for music in the Great Hall.

The Facility Fee includes the following:

PARKING:
120 spaces.

ACCOMMODATIONS:
Five queen-sized beds, three in private rooms and two in the bridal suite. Two full baths and an extra shower. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights included. Sheets and towels included. Use of yurt included and camping allowed.

FINISHING TOUCHES:
Two private spaces: 40' x 12' suite overlooking the courtyard, and 16' ft diameter yurt.

CEREMONY:
The ceremony may be held in the Ceremony Circle adjacent to the apple orchard, in the Great Hall or under the tent. Includes ceremony chairs and fine mowing.

RECEPTION:
Stone patio with tent. Includes dining tables and chairs. 210 fit comfortably under the courtyard tent.

AFTER-PARTY:
Great Hall (45' x 45') and balcony (45' x 15'). Excellent acoustics!

PLEASE NOTE: For insurance reasons, alcohol must be served by TIPS certified bartenders and guests may not be charged. A liquor license is not required.

 

To initiate a Reservation, please fill out this Wedding Application Form. We will contact you to schedule a tour within 1 day. You may also call us at 413.522.2647. To protect your privacy, we will not share any of this information.

Wedding Reservation Form

Name of the person filling out this form (you).
Your email address.
Your street address, eg 200 Main Street, Suite 12
Enter the number of persons who will be attending your Wedding at Montague Retreat Center. Give your best estimate.
Type in things like: projector, screen, speakers, amplifier, microphones, tools for setup, other.
Please select any that apply.