Weddings

Seated in the heart of the Pioneer Valley, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is the ideal venue for your wedding day. The UMass campus has a number of unique locations that can be tailored to your taste. So whether you seek a tranquil countryside escape, or prefer a more extravagant approach, UMass Amherst has you covered.

With elegant banquet halls that tower high above the campus, tented outdoor receptions, the historic University Club and Restaurant, and the picturesque, twenty-eight acre Renaissance House Estate, your wedding options are only limited by imagination.

When booking your wedding with UMass Amherst, you’re not only getting access to the distinctive cultural atmosphere of the university. We offer personalized services to ensure that every moment leading to your special day is accounted for. And our award-winning cuisine is sure to leave your guests delighted. So whether your wedding is intimate or extravagant, our experienced staff members are waiting at the ready to ensure that your wedding day at UMass Amherst is a truly unforgettable experience.

Facilities Overview

Campus Center Auditorium
A spacious location that is perfect for sit-down or cocktail receptions, this multi-function space can be tailored to your preference. With a beautiful built-in stage, and custom lighting, the CCA seats up to 432 guests for sit-down dinners, approximately 250-300 guests for cocktail receptions. Max capacity 700.

Student Union Ballroom
Lofty windows with views overlooking the campus center make for a traditional ballroom style venue. With a stage for live music, a small outdoor patio, and a sprawling dance floor, the Student Union Ballroom can comfortably accommodate up to 500 seated guests. Max capacity 700.

Marriott Center / Amherst Room
With breathtaking views overlooking the Pioneer Valley, the Marriot Center (11th Floor) and the Amherst Room (10th Floor) serve as picturesque venues during any season. Whether you want your wedding to be elegant or extravagant, these locations make for a truly memorable experience. Seats up to 200 guests comfortably. Max capacity 220.

University Club and Restaurant
Housed in two colonial era New England farmhouses, the University Club and Restaurant offers an intimate atmosphere steeped in historic charm. When hosting your wedding at the UClub, you’ll have access to six rooms that can be customized to your liking, a full bar, and a gorgeous outdoor patio that is perfect for tented receptions.

Renaissance House Estate
Built on a picturesque, twenty-eight acre estate, the Renaissance House offers a quaint outdoor location overlooking the western sunset in the evening. The flowering gardens and rolling landscape offers the perfect backdrop for anyone seeking a more traditional atmosphere.

Campus Grounds
Located on 1,400 acres of lush landscape, the University of Massachusetts offers endless options for outdoor receptions. Whether you’re on the water’s edge, or on the lawn of the iconic Old Chapel, UMass Amherst is the perfect venue for your ceremony or reception.

Wedding Testimonials

“We were totally blown away by the level of service, professionalism and attention to detail that was given to our wedding reception. The staff went above and beyond to make sure the reception went off without a hitch. We’re still getting compliments. It seems like we set the benchmark on how a wedding reception should go…all thanks to UMass.”

Christopher and Karen Howland

“We are so grateful to you and your staff for doing such a fabulous job! We are getting so many compliments about the venue, the staff, the setup, the extra special touches, and every single person had so much fun!”

Angie Typadis and Family

Events Sales Office

Events Sales Office
(413) 577-8200

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Jennylyn Fontaine

Director of Sales

(413) 577-8094

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Amber
Paluk

Sales Manager

(413)-577-8097

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Anne Marie
Grise

Sales Manager

(413) 577-8232

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Bill
Trzpit

Sales Assistant

(413) 577-8092

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