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Kilburn Event Center

127 West Rodney French blvd
New Bedford, MA, MA
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(781) 858-4553

About Us

The Kilburn Event Center is a historic waterfront wedding and events venue in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The newly renovated venue features spectacular views of Clark’s Cove, providing a truly memorable setting to say "I do."

Facilities and Capacity

The Kilburn Event Center features a 20,000-square-foot indoor loft space that can accommodate wedding parties of various sizes. Its rows of tall windows fill the space with natural light, which illuminates the polished wooden floors and original rustic support beams. With its white-washed walls, high ceilings, and scenic views, this space makes the ideal backdrop for an elegant wedding ceremony or reception. In addition, from spring 2020, the center’s gorgeous outdoor rooftop space with unobstructed views of the ocean and the distant Elizabethan Islands will be available for weddings.

Services Offered

This venue can host a range of wedding-related events, like engagement parties, showers, elopements, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. The center’s professional team is dedicated to ensuring your event goes as smoothly as possible. When booking the Kilburn Event Center for your wedding, you’ll also have access to the following services:

  • Liability insurance
  • Opportunity to work with outside vendors
  • Parking
  • Tables and chairs
  • Wheelchair access


The center was built in 1910 and operated as a cotton mill, just one of many textile mills located in New Bedford. The textile industry in New Bedford grew quickly and brought in considerable wealth. Unfortunately, the industry declined just as quickly, leaving behind many grand structures. Today, many of these mills still sit unused and in disrepair. Kilburn Mill was one of these until its recent renovation. The Kilburn Event Center has created a beautiful industrial space that still celebrates its historic surroundings. It’s kept its original features, tall windows, wooden floors, reclaimed brick, and hand-hewn wooden beams.


The Kilburn Event Center offers couples a convenient setting for a wedding. It’s located just off Route 18 in New Bedford, minutes from Route 6, I-195, and Route 140.

Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$ 4,800.00

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

$ 3,800.00

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite, Event Planning, Parking, Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


Describe your venue

Garden, Historic Building, Loft, Rooftop, Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor, Uncovered 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?

Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Outside Vendors, Preferred Vendors Only, Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Liquor, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink

What event items are available?

Chairs, Dance Floor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables, Tent Accessories

What transportation and access is available?

Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January, February, March, December

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