Weddings and Events

Celebrate your special occasion at Colgate.

Many University facilities are available to rent for weddings and special events, specifically for Colgate alumni, current students, and current employed members of the faculty and staff and their immediate families. Weddings and events are permitted on campus during the summer months, no earlier than one week following Reunion and no later than two weeks prior to the arrival of the first-year students. Weddings and events are also permitted during winter break except over holiday weekends.

Receptions are permitted in the Hall of Presidents and on the Merrill House lawn. The addition of the Class of 2002 Garden in front of Merrill House is a beautiful backdrop for tented receptions.


Many couples who wed at Colgate bring their own officiants. The chaplains of Colgate University are also happy to offer their services and may be able to provide a Protestant minister, Catholic deacon, or rabbi. Interested couples should contact the Office of the Chaplains.

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For any questions or to arrange a personal showing of event facilities, please contact the Office of Summer Programs at 315-228-7760 or