The Barn at Montague Retreat Center

177 Ripley Road, Montague, MA 01351 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.7 out of 5.0
Guest capacity 5 to 200
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About The Barn at Montague Retreat Center

Welcome! We are so glad you are considering the Montague Retreat Center for hosting your wedding!

The Montague Retreat Center is a hidden gem, nestled in the rolling hills of the upper Pioneer Valley. From single day events to full wedding weekend events, there are countless ways to put a personal stamp on your wedding! We offer both indoor and outdoor spaces across our expansive land.

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 Great Hall Barn has chestnut beams, bamboo floors, lots of glass and geothermal cooling.

Beginning in 2022, our couples will work with our exclusive in-house caterer, Wheelhouse. Some of our other amenities include on-site accommodations, a wedding lounge, yurt, an ADA-compliant lift, and accessible restrooms. Two streams run through the property and the Robert Frost Trail is within walking distance. Coming attractions include the addition of 5 beautiful Cabin Retreats on site, as well as options for floral design. Get in touch today to talk about how our team can personalize your experience in our extraordinary place. We'd love to provide you with more information and book you a tour.

The Montague Retreat Center hosts weddings from May through October.
We are currently accepting inquiries for the 2022 Wedding Season and will be scheduling tours during the week.

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Hidden Grove/Time Bandit Photo
Mid September Ceremony
Mid September Ceremony
Birds Eye View of MRC
Birds Eye View of MRC
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View from the Apple Orchard
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The Road to the Barn at MRC
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Caretakers Cottage
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Photo by Mikhail Glabets
Photo by Mikhail Glabets
Photo by Mikhail Glabets
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Lower Lawn/Time Bandit Photo
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Cocktail Hour/Time Bandit Phot
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Cocktail Courtyard
Wheelhouse Catering
Wheelhouse Catering
Wheelhouse Catering
Wheelhouse Catering
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Fire Pit/Time Bandit Photo
Wheelhouse Bar
Wheelhouse Bar
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Wheelhouse Catering/Bar
View of Fall Barn & Patio
View of Fall Barn & Patio
Tent Photo by Mikhail Glabets
Tent Photo by Mikhail Glabets
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Fire Pit/ Alex&Rachel Weddings
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Firepit /Time Bandit Photo
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Night View/Time Bandit Photo
Night View/Time Bandit Photo
Night View/Time Bandit Photo
Wheelhouse Catering/Farm Table
Wheelhouse Catering/Farm Table
Wheelhouse Catering
Wheelhouse Catering
Beautiful Tented Stone Patio
Beautiful Tented Stone Patio
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Patio Tent/Time Bandit Photo
Inside the Great Hall Barn
Inside the Great Hall Barn
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Great Hall Jam/LisaRigby Photo
Dance floor
Dance floor
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Photo by Mikhail Glabets
Private VIP Wedding Suite
Private VIP Wedding Suite
Couple walking the path
Couple walking the path
Our on-site yurt
Our on-site yurt
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22 Reviews for The Barn at Montague Retreat Center

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.4
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Karti · Married on 10/14/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We got married at the Montague Retreat Center two weeks ago. We could not have imagined a better venue for the wedding weekend that we'd envisioned, nor a more helpful, kind, and accommodating group than Bill, Beth, and John. We would *highly* recommend this venue to others.

    It's hard to know where to start. To begin with, it's just such a beautiful venue surrounded by beautiful scenery and even some hiking paths that leave from the back gate. And the barn is just magical--especially lit up at night.

    We loved the feel of the venue, which we took to be "warm," "laid back," and "communal." That's what we were going for with our wedding, so it was a perfect fit. It was great to be able to show up early in the week to start setting things up and to not feel pressured to leave early on Sunday morning. We loved the decorations closet, which is yours to raid to re-use anything that others have left behind that you like. We rented the rooms that are part of the venue, which made the whole space feel more like "home" for the week than just a venue. They've done an incredible job of turning this space into a wedding venue, and there all kinds of little nooks, crannies, and quirks that make it come alive.

    Bill, Beth, and John are also just really easy to work with. They were super responsive, friendly, and kind throughout, and go out of their way to accommodate any one-off requests. The venue comes with nearly everything already--tent, chairs, audio equipment, etc.--and their team does almost all of the setup and cleanup work, too. You rest easy knowing that there's a team taking care of so much.

    I've included just a few pictures, since we haven't gotten ours back from our photographers yet. Seriously, you want to get married here.

    Sent on 10/29/2017
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    Gwen · Married on 07/15/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    What a fantastic place the retreat center is. It is simply great and all our guests thoroughly enjoyed every event we held there for our wedding celebration (4 events over 4 days). The premise has a beautiful barn ideal for dancing, a spacious tent which can be used as dinning room (we had 125 people sitting comfortably). The barn also has a lovely ceremony circle where you can celebrate your wedding ceremony. The owners, Bill and Beth, are extremely organized and they are very helpful in terms of planning and executing all the events related to the weeding. The really make a very stressful event very smooth and easy. Our experience was fantastic and we advise anyone who is thinking of using this venue for their wedding to go and see it and fall in love with it. After talking to Bill and Beth you will know what we mean. Gwen and Luis.

    Sent on 06/01/2017

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The Barn at Montague Retreat Center FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 5000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3750
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Lighting/Sound
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 25
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    200
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    5
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    5
  • Describe your venue:
    Barn
    Campsite/Cabin
    Farm/Ranch
    Garden
    Inn/B&B
    Park
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Outside Alcohol
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
    Tents
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    April
    November

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