Distinctive, Unforgettable Events
Depart from traditional venues and give your guests an experience they’ll never forget at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Nestled among 18th and 19th century homes and cobblestone streets, with unparalleled harbor views, the Museum is a distinctive venue for intimate gatherings, weddings, and rehearsal dinners.
A perfect match = Seamens’ Bethel ceremony + Whaling Museum reception
Hold your wedding ceremony in the historic Seamen’s Bethel, made famous in Moby-Dick, just across the cobblestone street from the Museum.
Harbor View Features
- Panoramic waterfront views
- Use of private terrace
- The opportunity to host your cocktail hour in the Bourne Building
- On-site coordinator
- Conveniently located restroom facilities
- Built-in projector and screen
The Harbor View Gallery can accommodate:
180 with plated dinner and a DJ/dance floor
150 seated, plated dinner, band and dance floor
300 standing with cocktail tables
The Museum also offers The Plaza (an open outdoor courtyard) and the Cuffe Park (a beautifully landscaped grassy park). Both of these spaces offer a historic New England feel and are perfect for your ceremony.
The New Bedford Whaling Museum offers services to make your day unforgettable. The following will be provided for you:
- A selection of top-notch caterers to pick from
- An event planner to help you coordinate the details of your special day at the Museum
- Cultural attractions
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