Mill 1 at Open Square is a wedding venue situated in Holyoke, Massachusetts. This recently renovated 19th-century paper mill effortlessly blends modern design with rustic charm. Perched next to the city’s canal ways, this historic property features striking vistas of the city’s skyline and the Connecticut River. For couples seeking a charismatic event space that grants complete creativity license, this site makes for celebrations that live long in the memory.
Facilities and Capacity
This site’s open-air event space can be transformed to host intimate ceremonies, receptions, and other special occasions. Featuring brick walls, exposed high-ceiling pine beams, and refurbished maple floors dating back to 1848, this venue provides a stunning backdrop for your personalized festivities. The property’s large windows allow floods of natural lighting to invade every corner of the event space. For weddings that run long into the evening, the windows act as a fabulous gateway for the sunshine to accompany you on your big day. This space can be configured in a variety of ways and accommodate up to 200 guests. The expansive space can feature enough room for seated guests, a dance floor, and live entertainment.
Upon booking your event at Mill 1 at Open Square, this site’s experienced event planners will be on hand to ensure that your vision is fully implemented. Having organized many events at this property, these planners can optimize every square foot of space and create an atmosphere in which unforgettable memories can thrive. Along with your event space, a bridal suite is provided for you and your entourage to get ready and relax before you’re due to walk down the aisle. The property can also provide you with several event items to help design your event space. This can include gorgeous ascending fairy lights, chairs, tables, and other furnishings. Mill 1 at Open Square also provides a great selection of beverages. Their bartenders can guide you and your guests through a fabulous variety of wines, beers, cocktails, liquors, and more.
66 Reviews for Mill 1 at Open Square
Recommended by 93% of couples
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Tim Moskal · 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
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!!!
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
Mill 1 at Open Square's reply:We're so glad you are happy with your experience at Mill 1. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We were HONORED to host your celebration.
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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!