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The Barn at Montague Retreat Center

Montague, MA View map Visit website
4.8 out of 5 rating
25 reviews
$6k - $9k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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$6k - $9k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$5,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,750

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
Dessert
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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25 Reviews

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    Alex B. Married on 06/04/2022
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    Perfect Wedding at MRC

    We had our wedding at the MRC in June 2022. It is a stunning venue with professional staff who are passionate about what they do! Jackie and Kellsey were wonderful coordinators to work with. Their communication and planning before the event made us feel like everything was taken care of, and they ran the wedding flawlessly so that we didn't have to worry about any details day-of. Dale takes great care of the facility and the grounds; his passion is evident. Wheelhouse catering provided the best wedding meal we've ever had. We stayed on site with our wedding party in the gorgeous new cabins, which was such a fun and unique experience. Overall we could not recommend MRC more!!

    The Barn at Montague Retreat Center's reply:

    Alex & Lauren,
    It was our absolute pleasure to host your wedding at our venue! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this lovely review, and for all the kind words. We are so proud of the team we have and are thrilled that we got to share in such a beautiful weekend with you and your friends and family. We wish you a lifetime of happiness together!
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    Zak O. Married on 05/21/2022
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    Easily the Best Choice we Made

    I cannot explain how great of a choice MRC was for our wedding. The venue is gorgeous, the amenities were wonderful, but the real selling point were the people. Jackie was a dream to work with and when something went pretty majorly wrong she immediately did everything she could to make it write and fixed the issue beyond our satisfaction. Also, if you're like me and don't like venues saying "you have to use OUR caterer" don't worry. Wheelhouse is the best caterer I have ever interacted with. Kind, professional, and easily at the top of the game. I generally don't give perfect reviews, but our wedding was perfect and MRC was a strong reason why.

    The Barn at Montague Retreat Center's reply:

    Zak & Beth-
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, and for trusting us with your wedding day! It was so lovely to work with you both, and to share in these moments with your family and friends. Thank you for choosing MRC. We wish you many beautiful years together and we hope to see you again!
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    Anuka D. Married on 04/16/2022
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    Could not imagine getting married anywhere else!

    We had a fusion Indian/Haitian wedding at MRC and we honestly could not imagine getting married anywhere else! Although our initial plans were to have an outdoor ceremony in the beautiful ceremony circle - mother nature had other plans (rain!) and with excellent guidance and flexibility from Kellsey and Jackie we moved to our Plan B. Which turned out to be what we expected and so much more! The barn is beautiful and was an equally incredible location to get married in.

    Jackie and Kellsey constantly went above and beyond for all of our celebrations (and we had many!) and were genuinely kind and calming to be around all weekend. The other bonus was the venue's collaboration with Wheelhouse catering. They took our very specific ask of creating a fusion Indian and Haitian menu and delivered more than anything we could ever expect!

    The Barn at Montague Retreat Center's reply:

    Thank you for such a kind and lovely review! We loved hosting your wedding and will be talking about all of the beautiful pieces of it for a very long time! Wishing you both every happiness!
    -The Team at MRC
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