Cruise to this canal-side converted paper mill and write the next chapter in your celebratory compendium.
Mixed use and zero net energy development - this is as green as green gets. Oh and it's pretty too! Beautiful exposed brick walls, sand blasted ceilings and gleaming wood floors makes this green goddess the perfect backdrop for any beautiful bash.
The Lowdown Venue Setting
Mill 1 at Open Square is situated along historic canals in a 19th century converted paper mill that blends modern elegance with historic charm. Beautiful exposed brick walls, sand-blasted high ceilings and gleaming maple floors will set the stage for your event and create a stunning, neutral backdrop that can be easily customized to reflect your personality and style. Your event will have no carbon footprint due to on-site renewable energy production.
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range Does this include catering fees?
A $750.00 refundable security deposit, along with a $1250 rental deposit are required to reserve a date. Minimum bar charge is $500-$1000 depending on the day. Guests may choose cash bar, open bar or open bar by consumption.
Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here
Capacity Seated 200 Buffet 200 Standing 400 Celebrations Hosted Here Since 2010 Venue Spaces Indoor Venue Space Only Catering Client Must Select A Caterer From The List Provided By The Venue Alcohol Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services Accommodations We do not have any overnight accomodations but can recommend some excellent options nearby. Inside Scoop
You're walking on maple floors that have been walked on since 1848. Our kitchen was once haunted by a mill worker ghost named Myrtle. Ask Beth the bartender to tell you the story.
Amenities Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite Wifi Ample Parking Onsite Dining Chairs Dining Tables Onsite Restrooms Other Venue Features The Scene: They don't make 'em like this anymore
. Our historic paper mill was built in 1848 and has been restored to a warm, stunning event venue nestled inside an urban exterior. The refurbished original maple floors, exposed ceiling beams and sandblasted brick walls showcase the amazing workmanship that went into creating Mill 1. An elegant bar made of recycled cyprus wood and white corian greets you at the entrance. Large windows flood the space with natural light during the day and subtle lighting adds a modern dimension at night.
Design: Mill 1 is one super green venue. Our zero net energy venue produces all it's electricity using a renewable resource-the water in the canals Holyoke was built around. So every event here has no carbon footprint. And our bar is custom designed and uses cypress wood recycled from 19th century water tank in the tower of the building. Spiral duct work adds a chic industrial edge while quietly heating and cooling the space for you and your guests. And those floors. Standout Venue Features: We hate to think about troubling things, but believe that when people gather, they should gather safely. That's why we have an AED on site and our staff is AED & CPR certified. Extra Perks: You can choose to dot the ceiling with white paper lanterns or drape market lights over the dance floor or wind twinkle lights around the white columns. Awards & Notables
Named one of fifteen stunning wedding venues in the US under $3,000 by Buzzfeed.com
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes: You should have the exact food you want at your celebration. That's why you will work with the caterer you choose. If you need help or suggestions, we got you. Bars & Lounges: Mill 1's bar options are practically endless. Two specialty drinks are included in any open bar purchase. We care about how our drinks look and taste and our selection list reflects that. THIS VENUE DOES NOT HAVE ANY REPORTS AT THIS TIME. Check back again soon!