Mill 1 at Open Square

1 Open Square Way, Holyoke, MA 01040 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.7 out of 5.0
Guest capacity 25 to 250
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About Mill 1 at Open Square

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 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.

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A warm winter day
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Sunlight through the windows
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Purple vibes
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Winte whites
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Holiday colors
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Spring light and flowers
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Classy, stylish, elegant
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Gorgeous designs
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Banquet - Deborah Zoe Photography
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Table setting - Dani Fine Photography
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Hers and hers
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Table for two
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'Til death do us party!
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Specialzed cocktails
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Cocktail menu
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Bar area
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Mill 1 at Open Square - Meg Haley
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Walking down the isle
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Mill 1 at Open Square - Emily Delameter Photography
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Mill 1 at Open Square - Meg Haley
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Happy couple, old mill door
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Post wedding photo session at Ashley Reservoir - Meg Haley Photography
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Winter wedding - Love & Perry
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That modern industrial feel
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Beautifully framed
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Stunning brick backdrop
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A quiet moment
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The perfect moment
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Kiss under the stairs
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A couple on the bridge
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Our famous green door
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Night lights
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Wide open spaces
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Night-time kiss over the water
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Husband and wife - West on Jade Photography
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The venue - J. Benson Photo
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Mill 1 at Open Square - Here North Photograph
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Mill 1 at Open Square - Sandra Costello
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Mill 1 at Open Square - JP Langlands Photography
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Handsome groom
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Mill 1 at Open Square - Linda Barry Photography
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Ready to rock - J. Benson Photo
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Happy bride
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All the ladies!
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Bride and friends - Rzescotti Photography
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Bride and bridesmaids - J. Benson Photo
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Mill 1 at Open Square - Meg Haley Photography
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Mill 1 at Open Square - JP Langlands
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Mill 1 at Open Square - Rzescotti Photography
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Groom and groomsmen - Love & Perry
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Historic water wheels
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Bridal party on the bridge!
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Gorgeous family photo
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Mill 1 at Open Square - Tiffany Von Weddings
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Mill 1 at Open Square - Deborah Zoe Photography
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Cheers to the ladies
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First dance
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First dance for the newlyweds
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True love on the dance floor
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Perfectly romantic
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Mazel Tov
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Dance party!
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Break it down!
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Family fun
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A warm winter day

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67 Reviews for Mill 1 at Open Square

Recommended by 93% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.6
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.5

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    Shawn C. · Married on 09/01/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Great Venue

    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!
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    Jodi · Married on 07/28/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Mill one staff was great, very accommodating. The venue was beautiful

    Sent 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!!!

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Mill 1 at Open Square Pricing

Mill 1 at Open Square Price Rates

Mill 1 at Open Square FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 3600
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2000
  • 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?
    $ 1500
  • 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
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 32.75
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    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?
    25
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    1
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Historic Building
    Loft
    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?
    Bar Services
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Preferred Vendors Only
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    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

2 Real Weddings

2 Wedding Deals & Discounts

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    Life Journeys with Mill 1

    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!

  • Mill 1 at Open Square 2
    Speedy Committment

    $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 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 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 See on map
    4135325057 (204) (Phone number)
    Monday-Friday 9-6pm, Saturday by appointment.
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