The Barn at Montague Retreat Center is a picturesque barn and farm wedding venue in Montague, Massachusetts. This secluded venue is nestled in the rolling hills and woods of The Montague Retreat Center. Relax and enjoy the sounds of the creek, the ambiance of the Great Hall, and the onsite amenities for you to utilize throughout the wedding weekend. Whether you’re planning a simple ceremony or a lavish event, The Barn at Montague Retreat Center will help you design your version of the perfect wedding day. Their dedicated event staff works alongside couples to prepare packages and amenities that suit their style. Overnight accommodations and DIY packages are available for an affordable price, Choose The Barn at Montague Retreat Center for a truly unforgettable wedding experience.
Facilities and Capacity
The Barn at Montague Retreat Center is located between two running streams and the forest of Robert Frost Trail. It offers spacious outdoor areas to host your wedding ceremony. The ceremony circle, which is close to the retreat center’s apple orchard, is a popular space for intimate ceremonies. You can host cocktail hour under the willow tree or in one of the garden areas onsite. Receptions are typically held outside under the tented stone patio. This space accommodates approximately 210 guests for a cocktail-style or banquet reception. The Great Hall is also available for smaller receptions or intimate after-parties with your closest friends.
The Barn at Montague Retreat Center offers custom wedding packages to suit your wedding theme and style. You may choose your own vendors and bring your own alcohol and decor, though some decor and equipment rentals are available onsite. A commercial kitchen is available for your caterer of choice. You will have exclusive access from Friday to Sunday and time for set up and rehearsals on Wednesday and Thursday. Other package options include:
The Barn offers overnight accommodations for the wedding party from Thursday through Saturday. There are five queen-sized beds available with two full baths and an additional shower. Rooms include sheets and towels. In addition to the guest rooms, you can also use the yurt and camping facilities.
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Kyle Eichner · Married on 07/27/2019
Outdoor Summer Wedding in the Pioneer Valley
When we started planning our July wedding, we knew that we wanted a beautiful, eco-conscious, outdoor venue in the rolling Massachusetts hills where we could host guests for the whole weekend and people could camp and sit by a fire at night. We weren’t sure we’d find someplace that checked all those boxes; then we found the Montague Retreat Center.Sent on 08/12/2019
It was everything we were looking for and more. We loved that we had the whole weekend to see our guests and that they got to know the place, too. The Center already has a tent set up for the reception, and the venue was so well set up with its own furniture and catering-ready kitchen, that other vendors kept telling us how delighted they were to be going back there.
We had around 100 guests, about 25 of which camped at the Center. The camp site is in a pine forest on the property, and our camping guests were all very happy with their stay and with the facilities.
A lot happens in a wedding weekend, but the staff is prepared for anything and everything. The caretaker, John, was particularly notable in how quickly and quietly he took care of the facilities while we were there. We’d turn around and he’d have taken care of the trash or put another few logs on the fire. It was easy and wonderful. It was wonderful to have things like lights already set up, and a room of wedding decorations others have left to reuse or leave instead of stress about bringing everything and cleaning it all up. We were glad they compost everything and the facility even runs on geo-thermal heating/cooling.
We took the Retreat Center’s recommendations for almost all of our vendors, and they were all wonderful (especially Wheelhouse Catering for our reception and Jackie M coordinating all of our vendors and the day of the wedding). We got flowers from Red Fire Farm, and sent our guests to check out the Montague Book Mill (and took photos there ourselves!).
We are so glad we found the Montague Retreat Center and through them got to know the Pioneer Valley better!
Karti · Married on 10/14/2017
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.Sent on 10/29/2017
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.
Gwen · Married on 07/15/2017
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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