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.
Notice: In 2020 the Colby Green and Roberts Lawn are not available for events due to scheduled landscaping.
More information about weddings at Colby can be found here: