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Mill 1 at Open Square

Holyoke, MA View map Visit website
4.7 out of 5 rating
70 reviews
$4k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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$4k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

Recently awarded by Boston Magazine's: Best of Boston Weddings 2022, as the best industrial venue!

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.

Services Offered

The knowledgeable and expert event managers 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 will 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$3,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$850

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Glassware
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$34.50

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

40

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
December
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    Sophia B. Married on 09/25/2021
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    PERFECT wedding day!

    Mill 1 was the BEST place for my husband and I to have our wedding. For starters it is obviously a gorgeous space and very our style. The brick, giant windows and hard wood floors are just wonderful. The staff is so kind and helpful throughout this whole process. If you want to DANCE all night, this is the spot. We had roughly 120 guests, most of them dancing, and there was still plenty of room for everyone. Trust me, the dance floor is not something to over look! Wonderful spot, 10 stars!

    Mill 1 at Open Square's reply:

    Sophia, We have told you before, but we'll say it again because we can't say it enough - you and Ryan were an absolute dream to host on your wedding day. You made the space sparkle in your own unique way, which reflected the wonderful people you are. We are so grateful for your kind words and being so calm and well prepared throughout 2020 and 2021. We are very happy you and your guests had an amazing time - we saw nothing but smiles all night! Thank you again for including us in your special day and we wish you both the best as you venture on together as a couple! With love, Regina and the entire Mill 1 crew
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    Mike S. Married on 08/28/2021
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    Perfect venue for perfect day!

    Mill 1 was the best wedding venue we could have hoped for. We looked at a handful of options in the area and were blown away at how affordable the venue is for how beautiful it is. Mill 1 staff were extremely helpful laying out options for tables, chairs, lighting and other wonderful touches that truly allowed us to customize our day to be just how we planned it. We brought in our own flowers and other little touches and Mill 1 was extremely easy to work with setting up and taking down those little "extras." Our guests loved the huge reception hall for dinner and dancing and the smaller, intimate ceremony space really made that "I Do" moment extra special. The Mill 1 staff was extremely responsive to our requests; Reggie and the owner John were back to us quickly whenever we had questions, no matter how minor. The venue had only a few catering options but those options were excellent. We had an issue day of getting guests to the venue on time but Mill 1 staff were flexible and had the staff stay later than we planned to ensure we got our full reception. There were not any nearby places to eat or drink for a rehearsal dinner or afterparty but that's nothing a bus rental and 15 minute drive cannot solve. We cannot recommend Mill 1 enough to anyone looking to plan their perfect day.

    Mill 1 at Open Square's reply:

    Thank you, thank you, Mike! We are so grateful to you both for your kind words, and we absolutely loved working with you, not to mention how honored we are that you shared your truly beautiful and unique wedding day with us. We wish you all the best on your journey together!
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

Real Weddings

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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!

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$100!

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.

Professional Network & Endorsements

11 Endorsements
Michael T. Davis Photography Michael T. Davis Photography Wedding Photographers

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.

Grace Ceremonies Grace Ceremonies Wedding Officiants

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!

Hitchcock Press Hitchcock Press Wedding Invitations

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!

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1 Open Square Way Holyoke, MA, 01040
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