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Hall Policies

Policy and Procedures for Reservations

If you plan to reserve Melville Hall for your wedding reception, please note the following:

  • A completed and signed application including the year of his/her graduation from the Academy. If not applicable indicate your Eligibility status.
  • List at least 2 alternate dates in your application in case your first choice in not available.
  • You should submit your application as soon as you choose a date. Applications are filed according to oldest postmark.
    • On the first day of each month, all applications requesting dates in the month of the following year are officially answered.  Requests for a specific date are granted according to the oldest postmarked application.  This is the reason we request alternate dates.
    • No verbal approvals for a date have precedence over written formal requests unless a signed contract has been executed.
  • The Academy reserves the first right to use Melville Hall for official functions.
  • On the first day of each month, all letters requesting dates in the month of the following year, are officially answered. Requests for a specific date are granted according to the oldest postmarked letter. This is the reason we request alternate dates.
  • We will try to accommodate all who request use of Melville Hall, but be aware; there are sometimes, extenuating circumstances that may force us to go to an alternate date. Please be understanding and patient.

Eligibility

Use of Melville Hall/Officers' Club will be determined as follows:

  • Alumnus
  • Family of Alumnus
  • USMMA Faculty/Staff & Family
  • Active Duty & Reserve Military & Family
  • Merchant Mariner & Family
  • Retired Military & Family
  • Maritime Associations
  • Academy Related Service
  • Community Service Organizations
  • Non Profit Organizations
  • Federal/State/Local Governments
  • Community Service Employees
  • Academy Benefactors
  • All Others, Limited
Updated: Tuesday, February 5, 2013