The Boylston Rooms take their name from the West Boylston Company, and we are proud to be a part of the history of these mills. We honor the spirit of great endeavors and new beginnings that still stands today.
Founded in 1814, The West Boylston Company was a large cotton textile manufacturer in the town of West Boylston, Massachusetts. At the turn of the century the company faced a crisis: the site of their mill would be flooded to form the Wachusett Reservoir, which would create a major water source for the city of Boston.
Instead of abandoning the mill, the company dismantled it brick by brick and shipped it by train to its new home in Easthampton, where it was rebuilt on the banks of the Lower Mill Pond. Between 1900-1907, the West Boylston Company built the huge complex of mills on Pleasant Street, many of which contain the original bricks from the circa 1814 mill in West Boylston.
Now, a century later, The Boylston Rooms retains the integrity of the original mill in every brick and beam. The noise of the industrial looms has been replaced with the music of celebration as couples begin their own stories, weaving a future together.
The West Boylston Company, circa 1914
Erin Witmer, owner and manager
There are so many magical moments that happen at a wedding. Some of them are big: the first look, the first kiss, the first dance. Some of them are tiny: a flower girl carefully placing her petals, the squeeze of a hand before the walk down the aisle, the catch in your voice as you say “I do.”
Years later, it’s those tiny moments that stay with you. I want you to feel happy, relaxed, and perfectly in love, so you can savor those tiny moments and create the most wonderful memories of your wedding day.
Sometimes I get to hold the bouquet!