Outdoor Wedding Photos at Mill 1 in Holyoke

Newly married gay couple kisses in front of historic Mill entry in Massachusetts.

Image by Justine Johnson Photography

On site at Mill 1 or within one block, there are fabulous spots for remarkable outdoor wedding photos and portraits.fall wedding portrait in Heritage State Park in Holyoke along railroad tracks.

outdoor photos at Mill 1

On site, backdrops can include tall brick facades with bright pops of color, the modern steel and cedar canopy over Mill 4’s entrance, or water a portrait along Open Square Way, with the canals in the background. One last popular outdoor wedding portrait location is the bridge over our raceway.wedding bridal party portrait outdoors at Mill 1 in Holyoke over canal raceway.

heritage state park and pulaski park

wedding-venue-holyoke-Mill 1There are also incredible natural backdrops within one block on either side of our property. Off Dwight Street is Heritage State Park, which houses the historic Holyoke merry-go-round and some railroad tracks both of which can be styled by your skilled photographer to add an incredible graphic elements to your photos.

Off Lyman Street is the city of Holyoke’s Pulaski Park, which on the National Historic Register and was designed by the landscape architecture firm of Frederick Law Olmsted. Pulaski Park was originally named Prospect Park for it’s sweeping views over the Connecticut River.

Ashley Reservoir

If a fully natural backdrop is what you’re looking for, head to Ashley Reservoir. It is gorgeous year round, with trees and water all around. Here are some samples of what Ashley looks like:

Image by Aleksandr Verbetsky Photography

Image by Here North Photography

Image by Meg Haley Photography

Image by Meg Haley Photography

indoor options

Our indoor spaces are flooded with light due to the number of large windows designed to let light into the mill floors. So if the weather doesn’t cooperate, you’ll still have amazing photos for many many years to come.