Situated in Holyoke, Massachusetts, Mill 1 at Open Square is an exquisite wedding venue in a refurbished paper mill. The structure dates back to the 19th century and has been transformed into an event venue that brings together a chic and rustic charm with contemporary design. Nestled next to both a state park and Holyoke Canal Walk, the venue boasts sublime views year-round. This vibrant event space encourages couples to use their imagination and create a celebration that is individual to them.
Facilities and Capacity
At Mill 1 at Open Square, each detail in the architecture has been carefully tended to. During the remodel, the brick walls were finished and restored for an industrial vibe. Above, the wood beams and tall ceilings create an open atmosphere. The building features gorgeous maple floors that complement a variety of wedding themes. The amenities in the event spaces are modern and there is also a bespoke bar. Thanks to the large windows, natural lighting pours through the space and illuminates celebrations with a soft glow. As night settles in after the sun dips below the horizon, all visible from the windows, the venue can be lit in multiple ways. Fairy lights or lanterns, for example, provide an ethereal mood while market lighting offers a classic touch to the space. Up to 250 guests can be invited to a gala held at this venue. The space can be configured to fit seating, a dance floor, and an entertainment area.
The knowledgeable and expert event coordinators at Mill 1 at Open Square can assist you with bringing your vision to life. Each of these professionals boasts immense experience orchestrating an array of events and knows how to make the best of the venue. This team can provide you with tables and chairs, decor items repurposed from the mill, lounge furniture, and more. They also have a selection of lighting options. Bar services are also provided and the bartenders can work with you to craft a beverage menu fitting your tastes. For the cuisine, you have a list of five caterers to choose from, offering a plethora of choices. In addition to these services, you have access to a dressing room for you and your wedding party to unwind in.
67 Reviews for Mill 1 at Open Square
Recommended by 93% of couples
6 User photos
Tim M. · Married on 05/10/2019
A historic venue with a great staff
My wife and I wanted something different for our wedding. We wanted something unique. Many venues are just big empty rooms and once you are inside you could be anywhere. That is not the case at Mill 1. Everywhere you look you can see the history and imagine what this building was. From the brick walls to the hardwood floors history pours in from every direction. The space is a tangible connection to Holyoke's manufacturing past that made it the Paper City. Adding to the space is the fact that the team is amazing. From the bar staff to Julie the event manager, everyone went above and beyond to make our day the best day of our lives.. They helped us all along the way and if I could do it again I would pick Mill 1 in a heartbeat.Sent on 02/10/2020
Mill 1 at Open Square's reply:This is an amazing review Tim, thank you! And if we could leave a review to reciprocate, you would have a glowing 5-stars as a beautiful, kind, fun couple. We were beyond giddy to host your special day. How magical it was!
Shawn C. · Married on 09/01/2019
What a great venue, we would totally recommend!Sent on 07/16/2020
Mill 1 at Open Square's reply:Thank you Shawn, it was such a pleasure to work with you both and so very heartwarming to see your beautiful day come to fruition!
Jodi · Married on 07/28/2018
Mill one staff was great, very accommodating. The venue was beautifulSent on 09/14/2018
Mill 1 at Open Square's reply:It was an honor hosting your beautiful family and friends! Thank you for choosing Mill 1 at Open Square. A hearty and heart-felt CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Mill 1 at Open Square Price Rates
We love seeing you grow and celebrate as a family. Which is why we love having you back for any event you would like to celebrate: from birthdays, to bridal parties, to weddings, to baby showers, to anniversaries - we are honored to be a part of your journey at Mill 1.
So, for every event you host at Mill 1, after your first event, we will honor your repeat business with 10% off the venue rental cost!
We are committed to hosting a goregous day for you from start to finish. So, for those couples who would like to go full steam ahead, we will glady take a little bit off of your rental cost!
When you sign a contract (which we can do virtually) within 2 weeks of your tour date, you will see a nice little discount on your invoice as a Thank-You for your committment with Mill 1.
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!