This former paper mill has been renovated into a gleaming events and mixed-use building right alongside the historic Holyoke canals.
Buzzfeed recognized Mill One at Open Square as one of 15 stunning wedding venues under $3,000 nationwide. I'm a fan, too. The brick walls and high, exposed ceilings are kind of like an open canvas for your day and, in the video below, you can see just how awesome the wedding Mark and Elizabeth threw there in May turned out. I personally like the industrial look (you should see some of the lamps I have at home that were cobbled together out of random machine and assembly line parts ... but that's for another blog), especially when it's mixed with a touch of Western Massachusetts' rural, rustic charm.
One of the nicer things about Mill One, outside the space itself, is loads of information the owners provide on their website about pricing and customization.
Mill One is a leader in Holyoke's revitalization; taking a piece of the Paper City's storied past and making it fresh, new and exciting.
For more information, check out their website.
The couple in the video below were married at Skinner Memorial Chapel in Holyoke, which boasts great acoustics ... something that can be difficult to find in gothic churches. I was curious and looked up who Skinner is. Turns out, Ernest M. Skinner was a famous American pipe organ builder in the early 20th century. According to Wistariahurst, Holyoke's city history museum, Skinner moved his family to Holyoke in 1874. His sons went on to be pretty important to Holyoke, too, with the launch of their successful Skinner's Satins business and dedication to philanthropy.
Click to watch a real wedding at Mill One Open Square, Holyoke MA