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Celebrate your special day at Colgate!
Celebrate your special day at Colgate.
Thank you for your interest in Colgate University as a possible site for your wedding. Alumni and employee weddings 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 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 that wed at Colgate bring their own officiants. The chaplains of Colgate University are also happy to offer its services, and may be able to provide a Protestant minister, Catholic deacon, or rabbi. Interested couples should contact the Office of the Chaplains to learn more.


For any questions, or to arrange for a personal showing of wedding ceremony and reception facilities, please contact Maureen McKinnon at 315-228-7445 or by e-mail at

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