Hamel’s Catering & Summit View Meeting House is a wedding venue and special events catering business located in Holyoke, Massachusetts. This family owned restaurant has been part of Western Massachusetts since 1990. Embracing the traditions and culture of New England, Hamel’s Catering & Summit View Meeting House offers top-tier services and spaces for your wedding day or any other milestone you may be celebrating.
Facilities and Capacity
Located next to the Connecticut River, Hamel’s Catering & Summit View Meeting House has two areas for weddings and special events. Boasting beautiful views and scenery, its indoor banquet space fits up to 200 guests buffet style, and 150 for plated meals. It has a private entrance and spacious dance floor. The outdoor pavillion accommodates up to 400 people and it’s the perfect setting for a daytime celebration. Services and amenities both rooms offer include:
Whether your wedding is outdoors or in our indoor banquet hall, Hamel’s Catering & Summit View Meeting House will help you craft the ideal atmosphere for you and your guests to enjoy. Carrying on their founding grandfather’s legacy, the staff and special events team are friendly and always ready to make sure every detail is reflective of your vision. In addition to weddings, Hamel’s Catering & Summit View Meeting House is happy to host bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and anniversaries. Other services available include:
Hamel’s Catering & Summit View Meeting House offers a blend of dishes that make New England so unique such as Italian, Asian Fusion, and the traditional roasted meat and seafood recipes that have sustained locals for generations. All-inclusive packages are available, and couples can choose from buffet-style or plated services complete with appetizers, entrees, and dessert. The team at Hamel’s Catering & Summit View Meeting House keeps everything running smoothly in the kitchen, so your affair is perfect from start to finish. Catering services available include:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Liz Lorenz · Married on 05/04/2019
A fantastically delicious and smooth experience.
My husband and I are very happy we held our wedding reception at Summit View -- their team was an absolute pleasure to work with, and the food was fantastic.Sent on 05/13/2019
We discovered Summit View after cancelling our first venue after a bad tasting, and it was so refreshing to meet Tony Basile, the Executive Chef and GM. It's clear that he cares very much about serving his guests a great food experience, and he absolutely delivered. We appreciate the challenge of preparing food in large quantities, and we were blown away by the tenderness of the meats, the quality of the vegetables, and the flexibility in serving our more dietarily restricted guests. For reference, we went with the Grand Wedding Buffet, which was more than plenty of food for everyone -- the husband and I will be happily eating leftovers for days.
The rest of the banquet team was an absolute treat to work with. Our coordinator was a woman named Brenda, who has a great deal of experience organizing events and especially weddings, and it shows. We met her for the first time a few weeks before the wedding, and immediately I felt much more confident about how our reception would go. She was very familiar with our florist, cake guy, and DJ, and she helped us make decisions about decor and set up. Brenda is also fantastically organized and incredibly responsive; she always responded before I scheduled follow-up emails or phone calls, and her answers were always very detailed.
Brenda wasn't there for the actual reception, but the banquet team was well equipped and very happy to serve us. (Shout-out to Abbie, Kayle, and Kylie; and apologies for any misspellings.) I didn't get a chance to go over the specific set up for the decor that we had prepared, but between Brenda and the team, they did a brilliant job of making the hall *ours*. My husband and I visited very briefly, before the wedding craziness had fully kicked off, and there was nothing that needed tweaking or rearranging. During the reception itself, the team ensured that we were well fed and well-watered, and they went above and beyond to keep our guests happy. (One of our guests shared a story of an impromptu tea party that was set up for a precocious four-year-old and her friend, and I saw some of our guests head over to the bar to check in on the Bruins game.)
We can't recommend Summit View enough for similar events. We had such a good time!
For the curious, the dance floor in the banquet hall is 19" x 12", and we had 57 guests (not including ourselves). The banquet hall can handle at least 2-2.5 times as many people, and there is also an outdoor pavilion. It happened to be the case that were was another event happening at the same time as our reception, in the pavilion, and we didn't hear a thing in the banquet hall.
Widalis Rodriguez · Getting married on 06/13/2020
I met with Brenda Lee just to look at pricing and to take a peek at the Pavilion, I was greeted with so much warmth, the staff was very kind and attentive.Sent on 01/31/2019
Summit View Banquet and Meeting House & Hamels Creative Catering's reply:Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We look forward to creating your special day with you!
Amanda Denney · Married on 06/22/2019
When we first were engaged, we made it very clear we didn't want all the big fancy works for our wedding, we wanted a big space for all the kids to play and run around and be able to enjoy the outdoors for both ceremony and reception!Sent on 07/10/2019
With the summit view we were able to have our ceremony and reception outside. Beautiful nature and scenery.
Food was amazing, I recieved nothing but compliments on the food and even the whole venue together. The venue fit our personalities perfect! Kids all had a blast, the bartenders were great, the hosts, the cooks were amazing and I really couldn't have asked for a better day. Had such a great time working with brenda and her staff, I wouldn't change it for the world! They took all of my doubts and made sure everything was perfect!
Thank you all so much, we will definitely be recommending summit view for any occasion, even for the catering
Summit View Banquet and Meeting House & Hamels Creative Catering's reply:Our staff can't thank you enough for the incredible review!
Summit View Banquet and Meeting House & Hamels Creative Catering Price Rates
1 Hour Ceremony, no charge to have your ceremony in our Gazebo. Chairs not included.