Rentals

 
 

Information

One of the most unique wedding locations in all the Berkshires, Dewey Hall conveys the elegant sentiments of a time gone by. The interior of this historic 1887 hall reflects the aesthetics of the American Arts and Crafts movement, a fusion of simplicity and nature. Make your day a romantic, elegant and timeless experience in Berkshire County’s oldest village. The stewards of Dewey Memorial Hall have recently completed renovations to our quaint hall that make it the perfect venue for your wedding or reception. We have an extraordinarily beautiful refinished dance floor in our 19th century great hall, a stage for your band or D.J., a charming library room in which your bridal party may prepare, a foyer which will serve as your coat room and a large grassy backyard. You might want to reserve Dewey Hall for Friday evening for your rehearsal dinner; Saturday for your ceremony and reception; and Sunday morning for a farewell brunch. Ask about our special rates for the entire weekend. Perhaps you have always dreamed of planning every moment and detail of your wedding. We will provide the beautiful space, recommend the caterer and leave the rest to you. If you want to keep your wedding small, we can accommodate up to 75 guests for a sit-down dinner right inside the hall. Events larger than 75 will require a tent, for which there are additional costs.  Plenty of parking is available on the town green and just behind the green near the Town Hall. Dewey Hall can accommodate up to 130 guests for a wedding ceremony.

 

Schedule

For a one-day wedding, you have an eight hour time frame allowing for a five hour event, two hours of set up and one hour of breakdown. The rental rate includes tables and chairs for up to 70 guests.  An onsite event manager to help coordinate your event and one hour rehearsal time prior to your event is also included. The Rental Party may elect to extend the time of the event or add one hour prior to the start of the set up time for pictures or other preparations. All events must end by 11:30 p.m. Ceremonies may take place on the grounds at no additional charge if the ceremony takes place within the eight-hour rental time frame. The overtime fee would apply if the ceremony were to take place outside of the eight-hour time frame.

 

Fees

The average cost of a one-day wedding at Dewey Hall is $1,200.  Very often, we are able to rent the hall to you from 3:00 pm on Friday until noon on Sunday for as little as $1,600 in the off-season; or $1,900 from May through October.  A 50% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking.  We require event insurance.

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LINENS

Let yourself be embraced by luxurious 500-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets and fluffy down duvets. In each closet, you’ll find lambswool angora blankets and two or more bespoke chambray robes. Each towel, no matter the size, is 600-gram cotton terry for extra absorbency and softness. All our linens are made by UK bedding artisans Stella & Co.

 

TOILETRIES

It's no secret that some hotel shampoos and soaps make you dry and itchy. We approached independent soap makers Fine Cloud to craft lavender, rose, shea butter, and coconut oil-based toiletries that leave your hair and skin soft, smooth, and smelling great. We also have fragrance-free, avocado butter varieties for those with allergies.

 
 

Fine Dining On-Site

Our hotel is inspired by the global mid-century modern design movement, and in turn, our on-site restaurant and café, Continental, is influenced by cuisines around the world. Famous for her fusion dishes, head chef Layla Wu creates seasonal menus that still have a little bit of English flair. That’s right, you can still get your fish and chips, but don’t be surprised to taste a little tarragon.

 

In-Hotel Bar

The mixologists at our bar, Refill, create innovative and delicious cocktails with a chemist’s precision. Beers crafted by London’s best breweries are on tap and rotated monthly to keep our selections interesting. We also have a small stage where musicians and entertainers of all kinds perform for the sensory delight of our guests.