Named one of fifteen stunning wedding venues in the country under $3,000 by Buzzfeed, Mill 1 is where rustic charm meets modern design and amenities. Situated along historic canals in a renovated 19th century paper mill, Mill 1’s beautiful sandblasted brick walls, exposed high-ceiling pine beams, gleaming maple floors and stunning custom bar set the stage for your wedding while creating a serene neutral backdrop that can be customized to reflect your personality and style. Imagine exchanging your vows in a brick walled gallery flooded with natural light, enjoying delicious food from the caterer of your choice, then dancing the night away on refinished maple floors circa 1848.
And at Mill 1, you never have to worry about what the weather is doing because our indoor spaces ensure dry, comfortable guests while offering amazing photo opportunities you will cherish for decades.
Facilities and Capacity
Mill 11 at Open Square has enough room for you to enjoy your personally created wedding with up to 200 family and friends. This clean space has brick walls, sandblasted wooden ceilings and shining maple floors that provide the perfect setting.
Mill 1 at Open Square provides tables and chairs, bar staff and an event coordinator to ensure the wedding planning process is simple and seamless. Onside parking is provided as well. Event services include:
Recommended by 93% of couples
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Page · Married on 09/08/2018
Our wedding ceremony and reception took place at Mill 1 in Sept 2018. The venue and service exceeded expectations in all regards; specifically:
1. The beauty of the venue is exceptional and stands alone and needs little to no additional decor.
2. The manager's (Julies) communication tracking email system is thorough and keeps everyone posted on all communication.
3. Expectations and Options are clearly spelled out in writing and available right at the get-go.
4. The venue was set up exactly as requested on the day of the event.
5. The restrooms were clean!
6. The Mill 1 staff work very closely with the other vendors. Trust them on the vendors they recommend - everything was amazing! Overall - Very happy and highly recommend.
Jodi · Married on 07/28/2018
Mill one staff was great, very accommodating. The venue was beautifulSent on 09/14/2018
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Lydia · Married on 05/05/2018
Mill One is a perfect venue, plain and simple. Extremely versatile space that will work for any type of wedding or event. The space speaks for itself, so for our casual wedding reception, we really did almost no decorating and it was still just stunning. The staff were professional, responsive, and friendly. 10/10!Sent on 06/08/2018
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I traveled from out of town to photograph a wedding here and the the place is amazing. There was a lot to offer both inside the venue and it's surrounding neighborhood. The bride and groom wanted a rustic/ industrial feel to their wedding and Mill 1 was the perfect place. The staff was great and went above and beyond to make sure that everything ran smoothly. I would most definitely recommend this venue to anyone looking the a rustic type of feel.
Maggie at Mill 1 is a pleasure to work with. She's prompt and professional while also being easy-going and creative. Her enthusiasm and skill for her work shines through in all her interactions. Mill 1 is an incredible event space as well. The intimate ceremony site as well as the reception area are totally one of a kind in the area...a real gem!
I'm a huge fan of the old mills, and Mill 1 in Holyoke is just gorgeous! Their rooms have been renovated, the wood floors shiny and bright, but there is still the look and feel of the old mills. Walking in the buildings I like to envision it is a hundred years ago, with the hustle and bustle of the workers moving around, and the sound of machines humming. So much history, and now, so much charm! A real treasure!