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Merrill’s on the Waterfront

New Bedford, MA View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
3 reviews
Up to 200 guests

About

Up to 200 guests

Located in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Merrill's on the Waterfront is a scenic wedding venue. Nestled on the harbor in the city's downtown area, this setting specializes in intimate events. This restaurant is named for Captain Edward Merrill, an inventor, developer, and artist. Today, the venue sits on what was originally known as Merrill's Wharf, which was constructed between 1841 and 1849 to accommodate the captain's fleet.

Facilities and Capacity

Merrill's on the Waterfront has a number of event spaces that you can use to host your milestone day. The venue has a maximum capacity of up to 170 guests, ideal for if you've envisioned a grander soiree to celebrate your love. The Fireside Dining area is ideal for cozy rehearsal dinners and can accommodate up to 25 seated guests. Cocktail receptions held here, meanwhile, can have up to 30 attendees. The Waterview dining area is a slightly larger space, with a maximum capacity of 45 for cocktail receptions. The largest event space, the Harbor View Room, sits upstairs and has stunning views of the surrounding water. This room has its own private deck so you can better enjoy the surroundings. There's also a built-in bar for celebratory toasts. On-site parking is available for those who drive to the venue. Once the festivities have wound down, guests can stay overnight at the nearby Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott.

Services Offered

Catering and bartending for celebrations held at Merrill's on the Waterfront is provided by the on-site culinary team. Fresh, locally sourced seafood is a mainstay of the menu, matching the nearby harbor. You can choose from a number of serving styles, including buffet, family-style, plated, stations, and hors d'oeuvres. The events team here is ready to help out in whatever way they can, including with setup and cleanup. You can also call on their expertise for assistance with planning your milestone day. A number of event rental items are available to use from the restaurant, including tables, chairs, linens, glassware, and flatware.

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?

$500

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?

$500

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

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$14

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

House Beer
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Restaurant
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
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    Heather Married on 10/31/2020
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    Lauren Simons - 5 Star Event Coordinator

    This was a gorgeous venue with food and atmosphere that doesn't disappoint. What made our event perfect was our coordinator, Lauren. She has an eye for the small details and brings experience and opinions to the table without being over bearing. We couldn't be happier with the way our wedding turned out!
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    Katelyn W. Married on 09/05/2020
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    The perfect venue for our rehearsal dinner!

    Merrill's was the absolute perfect venue for our wedding rehearsal dinner!

    We reserved the upper deck and had it all to ourselves with a personal bartender. The waterfront view was beautiful and peaceful. The rates were extremely competitive, and virtually no minimum charge. We had less than 25 people. So for a smaller group, it's hard to beat this place and the quality was amazing.

    We worked directly with Krystol and she was incredible. Extremely responsive to emails and phone calls, and catered everything exactly to our specifications. The food was wonderful. Service at the restaurant was amazing. The appetizers never stopped, until the main course was served. We even had a few guests show up late, and they still made them a full course meal for no extra charge.

    Would highly recommend this restaurant!

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36 Homer's Warf New Bedford, MA, 02740
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