Kilburn Mill is a historic waterfront wedding venue located in the historic coastal city of New Bedford, MA.  Originally built in 1903, the Mill was once a cotton and texture production mill, which has been reimagined into a industrial-chic wedding venue while still maintaining much of its original charm. This spacious 20,000 sq ft venue offers waterfront views, stellar sunsets, and four unique event spaces with the ability to accommodate up to 600 guests. Elements such as exposed brick and ultra high ceilings with massive 13 ft windows gives this space its personality, while the neutral palette allows for personalization when bringing your vision to life.  View the information guide here. 

Event Spaces 

Kilburn Mill is a historic waterfront wedding venue located in the historic coastal city of New Bedford, MA.  Originally built in 1903.

The rooftop Terrace

Featuring sweeping views of the waterfront, this space is the perfect spot for open air wedding ceremonies. There is no better location to enjoy the sunset. 

The Rooftop Terrace at the Kilburn Mill in New Bedford MA. Showcases some of the best sunsets in the area.

The Ballrooms

The main event space at Kilburn Mill is divided into two ballrooms; The Dartmouth Room, holding up to 250 guests, and the expansive Kilburn Main Room with space to accommodate up to 600 guests. Both spaces feature original wide plank wood flooring, 20 ft high ceilings and 13 ft high windows allowing for beautiful natural lighting and views of Clarks Cove and Buzzards Bay. The Dartmouth room features wood ceilings and exposed beams illuminated by bistro style string lights. Each ballroom has its own adjoining cocktail space, the Gallery Room and the Textile Room.

The Kilburn Mills neutral color scheme allows for all different types of wedding decor.
The large mill windows at the Kilburn Mill Show off the setting sun over the harbor.

The Hidden Garden Courtyard

Situated at the center of the mill lies the hidden garden courtyard. An unexpected open air oasis in the heart of the building, this location is a popular spot for photos and outdoor ceremonies. 

West Beach

Just steps away from the Mill is New Bedford’s West Beach. This beach provides a beautiful setting for beachfront wedding ceremonies and even features a covered pavilion to provide respite from the sun. 

Private wedding suite

Get ready in the elegant bridal suite complete with comfortable seating and plenty of space for dressing. 

The bridal Suite at the Kilburn Mill is nice and bright, with natural window light.


Kilburn Mill offers all-inclusive packages featuring multiple catering and bar service options to choose from, with experienced staff to care for you and your guests throughout the night. In-house event planners are there to assist you with your event layout, and décor design. 

Bridal parties surround our bride and groom at the Kilburn Mill in New Bedford.


Address: 127 West Rodney French Boulevard New Bedford, MA 02744

Phone: +1 508 990 3500



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