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Hampshire College

893 West St
Amherst, Massachusetts 01002-5001 USA

Hampshire College

893 West St
Amherst, Massachusetts 01002-5001
413-559-5610

1000Largest Group
60Meeting Rooms
600Overnight Guests

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  • Overview
  • Event Spaces
  • Catering
  • Accommodations
  • Dining
  • Services
  • Technology
  • Area Attractions
  • Testimonials
A unique 800-acre campus of fields, nature trails and outdoor recreational space located within the historical Pioneer Valley. Hampshire College is close to major airports and highways making accessibility easy by car, plane and bus. The campus has year round meeting facilities that can accommodate groups from 10 to 600, as well as summer residential accommodations for up to 1,000. Our wide array of indoor and outdoor function space is ideal for conferences, retreats, trainings, summer programs, athletic and academic camps.


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Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Springfield - 25
Boston - 90
New York - 160
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Bradley International / 40
Availability:
Available for summer programs, youth camps, adult conferences, weddings, social events, and meetings year round. Overnight residential accommodations for group programs and conferences during summer months only.
Room Type(s):
Residence Halls
Suite/Apt Style
Nearby Hotel(s)
Bath Type(s):
Semi-Private Communal
Largest Group:
1000
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
60
Number of Overnight Guests:
600
Technology:
Full service audio-visual services available. Internet access for meeting and guest rooms.
Onsite Wireless Internet:
free
Onsite A/V Staff:
yes
Food & Beverage:
Group meal plans available for Summer Programs. Full service catering for a wide range of functions from upscale to casual events can provided by Bon Apetit Catering Services.
Complete Meeting Package:
yes
Special Rates and Packages:
Please call for group rates.
Rental Policies:
Youth and adult academic and athletic groups, meetings, conferences and special events.
Phone:
413-559-5610
Ideally suited for:
Corporate Social Events
Expo/Competitions
Meetings/Conferences/Trainings
Outdoor Event Space
Reunions
Social/Special events
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Youth Event/Meetings/Camps





Find us on Unique Venues

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
The Red Barn The Red Barn, with its wide-panel flooring and post-and-beam constructions, offers a rustic feel with authentic New England charm. The barn has two windowed walls that offer breathtaking views of the Pioneer Valley Mountains. In addition, there are two decks that allow for guests to enjoy at leisure the view from outdoors. This venue comes equipped with rounds, banquet tables and white garden chairs. The Red Barn serves as one the Pioneer Valley's prime, award-winning, wedding venues!

2600
The Mainstage theatre in Emily Dickinson Hall The Mainstage and Studio theatres are versatile performance spaces with significant lighting and sound capabilities, costume and scene shops, and dressing rooms.

1900
Adele Simmons Hall (ASH) Auditorium A variety of meeting spaces are available in this venue including the lobby, conference room, a lounge, an auditorium and four additional breakout rooms. Equipment available in this hall includes computers, projectors, couches and tables, and basic AV equipment.

780
Arts Barn The Arts Barn is located in the Arts Village and can hold 50 people.

1326
Cole Science Center This venue includes three classrooms, that each contain tables and chairs and most rooms have audio/visual equipment.

320
Emily Dickinson Hall (EDH) This venue contains theatres as well as five breakaway rooms. The breakaway rooms can hold 15-20 people. Tables and chairs are included in all the breakaway rooms as well as audio/visual equipment.

Dining Commons There is one dining commons on campus that can accommodate up to 500 people. The three rooms, the front 2,000 sq ft, middle 885 sq ft and back 3,600 sq ft, can be used for private meetings before or after meal times.

6500
Farm Center The Farm Center includes a Sunroom/Dining Room, Library and a Weaving/Spinning Room. All the rooms contain tables and chairs. The Weaving/Spinning Room also offers looms and spinning wheels.

Jerome Liebling Center for Film and Photo This venue includes a gallery and a large classroom. The classroom contains tables and chairs as well as a film projector and moveable blackboard. The gallery is 1,293 square feet and can hold 80 people.

1293
Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) This venue contains a wide variety of meeting places. There are 3 lecture halls that contain audio/visual equipment and can seat 70 to 220 people. Eight classrooms are available that include tables and chairs, along with audio/visual equipment. These classrooms can hold 25-40 people. Two lobbies and a faculty lounge can also be utilized in this venue.

2700
Merrill and Dakin House Offices This venue contains two living rooms and two dining rooms. The living rooms contain couches and chairs as well as a kitchen area and a TV/VCR. There are 10-15 seats, and they can hold 40 people total. The two dining rooms contain a conference table and can accommodate 10-15 people.

570
Library The library offers a variety of meeting spaces. The gallery holds 60 people and is 2,140 square feet. There are also four breakaway rooms that hold 10-30 people and offer a variety of amenities. This venue also includes the Airport Lounge which can hold 20 people and includes computers, tables and chairs.

2200
Music & Dance This venue offers more unique meeting spaces. There are four practice rooms that all include a piano. Two dance studios and a recital hall are available. The large dance studio has curtain capabilities and a light/sound box, while the recital hall offers bleachers, chairs, a piano and a projecter and screen. Food and drink aren't allowed in these rooms, and shoes are permitted in the dance studios. These rooms hold 60-80 people. There is also a classrom that includes tablet arm chairs, a piano and drums. This room holds 20 people.

50-2500
Outdoor Spaces A lot of outdoor spaces are available for outside meetings and activities. These spaces include: Baseball Field, Greenwich Field, Outdoor Tennis Courts, Soccer Fields, Enfield Apple Orchard, Torrey Courtyard, Pavilion, 2 Lawns and 3 Quads.

Robert Crown Center This venue contains a playing floor, lounge and a bridge area. The playing floor can hold 500+ people. The south lounge includes an exercise matt and can hold 80 people. The bridge offers couches and chairs and is great location for meals. This venue has limited availability during the academic year, with more flexibility during the summer and over winter break.

22057
Prescott Tavern Located in the Prescott Housing area, the Tavern is a great location for a day time meeting or evening Open Mic night, Coffee House, or opportunity to spend free time with billiards.

Catering

  • Full Service Catering
    Bon Apetit Catering Services at Hampshire College can provide for all your catering needs from freshly brewed coffee service or a continental breakfast to a luncheon, reception, elegant dinner, or barbeque. Our commitment is to assist you with planning your event and choosing the perfect menu. We will work with you to create a customized menu and accommodate any dietary needs to ensure your event is a success. Our goal is to exceed the expectations of our customers. For further information please call the Event Services and Summer Programs Office at (413) 559-5610.

Accommodations

Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Dakin House 280 Residence Halls Communal no
Merrill House 247 Residence Halls Communal
Prescott House 239 Suite/Apartment Style Shared
Greenwich House 209 Suite/Apartment Style Shared
Enfield House 199 Suite/Apartment Style Shared

Dining

  • Dining Commons
    Seating Capacity: 500
    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.
  • Front Dining Room
    Seating Capacity: 120
    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.
  • Middle Dining Room
    Seating Capacity: 80
    Additional seating for 80 guests can be found in the middle dining room.
  • Back Dining Room
    Seating Capacity: 300
    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.

Services

ServiceDescription
Event Services As a certified one-stop shop operation, the Event Services and Summer Programs Office is here to assist you with all of your event and program coordination. Our staff provide logistical support every step of the way, from the selection of the appropriate accommodations and facility space, menu selection for a special reception or barbeque, to signage and equipment rentals. We are committed to exceeding our customer expectations and ensuring your next event or program is a success.

Business Services The following business services are available: Liability Insurance (TULIP), postal and mail services, and telecommunication services.

Catering Services Full-service catering is provided by Bon Apetit Catering Services whose mission is to provide the finest quality meals and service at reasonable costs. Working with you, all of your needs will be taken care of, whether it is a simple refreshment break, an elegant dinner, or an overnight group meal plan.

Facilities and Grounds The Event Services and Summer Programs Office will work with the Physical Plant staff to accommodate specific set-ups for your event.

Media Services Department Media services provides technical assistance and audio-visual equipment for special events such as lectures and conferences, group activities such as film/video screenings, and sound systems for visiting musicians.

Public Safety The Hampshire College Department of Public Safety is dedicated to maintaining the safety and peacefulness of our campus. Providing protection and services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all of our guests are sure to feel secure. Public Safety also assists with any parking needs or accessible parking requests.

Technology

TypeDescription
Information Technology The IT Department provides all computer and communication services such as access to the campus-wide network, email, phone service and voicemail needs throughout the Hampshire Community.

Media Services The Media Service Department provides technical assistance, audio-visual equipment, and support for special events.

Classroom Technology All classrooms are fully equipped with media technology.

Area Attractions

AttractionDescription
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Located right on our campus, this museum is devoted to celebrating picture book art from around the world.

Atkins Farm Atkins Farm is a local favorite country market and apple orchard that offers all of New England’s favorite foods.

Emily Dickinson Museum The home of Emily Dickinson consists of two historic properties and is open every year from March to December.

Yiddish Book Center Located on our campus, this museum is dedicated to preserving Yiddish and Modern Jewish Books to share with the world.

Mullins Center This arena and ice rink hosts Umass Amherst Basketball and Hockey games as well as concerts, ice and theater shows.

Six Flags New England The largest theme park in New England with family rides, thrill rides, Hurricane Harbor Water Park and other entertainment.

The Naismith Memorial Basket Ball Hall of Fame This sports museum honors exceptional basketball players, coaches, referees, executives and other major game contributors.

Yankee Candle The flagship store in South Deerfield is a favorite New England Tourism Destination.

Testimonials

  • "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