Colby hosts a limited number of weddings and special events in the summer between June 11 and August 11. Special events are not permitted during the academic year. Facilities are booked on a first-come, first-available basis. All catering must be ordered from Bon Appétit catering through the Special Programs staff.



You must be one of the following:

  • Colby graduate
  • Son/daughter of a Colby graduate
  • Colby employee or retiree
  • Son/daughter of a Colby employee or retiree

Special events allowed: 

  • Wedding ceremonies 
  • Receptions, rehearsal dinners, and brunches
  • Religious events such as Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
  • 25th, 35th, 40th, 50th wedding anniversaries

Special events NOT allowed:

  • Birthday parties
  • Bridal or baby showers
  • Graduation parties
  • Non-Colby reunions
  • Other parties

Due to uncertainty in the College’s summer construction schedule, Special Programs is unable to reserve facilities more than one year in advance. Each year a waiting list will be assembled with a first and second choice of dates. Once the construction schedule is set (typically in the fall), Special Programs will contact those on the waiting list to solidify a date for the coming summer. Lorimer Chapel is available on a limited basis due to scheduled concerts in July.

More information about weddings at Colby can be found here: