CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) - Rustic, quaint and full of character, the Red Barn at Hampshire College is a venue with authentic New England charm. Assistant Director of Sales & Marketing Kate Fields and Executive Chef from Bon Appetit at Hampshire College Lydia Kumpa joined us to tell you more about this post and beam space that has served as a primary special event venue and wedding destination in the Pioneer Valley for over 40 years.
The Red Barn at Hampshire College
893 West Street
To learn more about the Red Barn call (413) 559 - 5610 or send an email to Events@Hampshire.edu .
About The Red Barn:
Originally built in 1820, the Red Barn offers a rustic, yet elegant, post and beam space that has served as a primary special event venue and wedding destination in the Pioneer Valley for over 40 years.
The barn has been updated to include a complete heating and cooling system, as has recently added in enhanced lighting fixtures. Choosing to have a ceremony on site by the Red Barn's Oak Tree offers nature's greatest backdrops, located at the base of the Mount Holyoke Range.
We host only one event per day - offering flexibility for the timing of a ceremony and/or reception. Full use of our college's campus and grounds are available, providing exceptional photo opportunities to make memories last a lifetime. An Event Coordinator will assist you every step of the way, beginning with a tour of our grounds, continuing through the planning process assisting in the organization of all your details, and being on-site the day of to be sure the celebration runs seamlessly.
We take pride in providing exceptional food, service, and atmosphere - making your dream wedding charming and memorable. Included in our wedding packages is a menu tasting with consultation from our Executive Chef, and Catering Director. We enjoy customizing menus and cater to all special dietary needs. We are well-versed with preparing and serving vegan, vegetarian and Gluten Free menu items.
The college is committed to the farm to table philosophy and supports the many local farmers of the valley, many vegetables coming from our own Farm center. Reception menus can be as elegant or as informal as the couple wishes, with more traditional appetizers, displays and entrees, or rustic BBQ cuisine.
Our back deck off the Red Barn provides an al fresco atmosphere to Cocktail Hour, where a full bar and abundant hors d'oeuvres can be enjoyed, and lawn games are often brought in to set-up on the adjacent grassy area.