The Lace Factory

The Lace Factory
161 River Street
Deep River, CT 06417
(860) 526-4445
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Average Base Cost: $31,000

Average base cost for a Lace Factory wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list on a Saturday night. Transportation to venue, entertainment, decorations, additional rentals, valet, DJ, and photography are not included. Average price includes gratuity and state sales tax. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand.

*Prices subject to change

How it Breaks Down

Facility Rental Fee: 

Friday & Sunday: $6,000

Saturday & holiday weekends: $6,500

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*Rental fee covers five (5) hours.

What’s Included:

  • 6 ft. round tables
  • 8 ft. long tables
  • Outside courtyard
  • Patio
  • 5,600 foot warehouse space
  • Lounge vignette
  • Large 1800’s bar

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  • Completely customizable decor and designs (ceiling swags, apple ladder, chandeliers. etc.)
  • $2,000 non-refundable deposit for administrative fees
  • $1,000 damage deposit
  • Event Insurance required
  • Option of adding additional time to the beginning of the 5 hour package
  • Option of having outdoor ceremony chairs

Food/Beverage: Cloud Nine Catering is the Lace Factory’s exclusive caterer.

$135 per person includes wedding cake and a full open bar, staff — parking lot attendant, bridal attendant and on-site day-of event coordinator — and all rentals necessary.

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More Stats

Space Type: The Lace Factory offers indoor and outdoor space, both of which are available for weddings with weather permitting. Couples typically have their ceremony in the courtyard, across the street by the CT River, or inside the warehouse, followed by a reception.

Size: 225 guests for a reception. 150 chairs set up inside or outside for a ceremony.

Bridal Suite: Yes, it’s available three hours before the event and throughout the night.

Parking: 42 spaces are available at no cost; otherwise a separate charge not through the venue will be arranged for using the Essex Steam Train, buses, trollies, or shuttles coming from nearby hotels.

Food Service Type: Your choice

How Will Grandma Get There? The Bradley International Airport is just an hour away from Deep River. The Lace Factory is also centrally located between New York City and Boston, making it easily accessible from Route 9 and Interstates-95 and 91. For lodging, the venue can provide a list of nearby hotels, such as the Copper Beech Inn, a 4-star hotel that is a 10-minute drive away.

Party On! Events can last until 10 p.m.

Important Note: Outside vendors are allowed with the exception of Power Station events. They’ve provided the sound system and a credit is given for using one of their DJs or bands. Otherwise, all music professionals are required to plug in to sound system.

The Report

Constructed around 1865, what’s now known as the Lace Factory was once a shipbuilding yard. The warehouse space is located alongside the CT River, and can accommodate up to 225 guests. With wide open space to host an event, the Lace Factory also features rough-hewn wood floors, exposed brick walls, and 60 ten-foot 24 paned windows. Couples and guests can also get to the venue via the Essex Steam Train.

Woman Getting Married Says

I really like venues like the Lace Factory, because even though they are essentially a blank slate allowing you to create any type of wedding theme you want, it has enough vintage charm to stand on its own. The venue scores high marks from brides and guests for the service and food, and I love that you can ride the train up for your event. Even though I usually prefer venues that have a later curfew, I think you would want to have your wedding on the earlier side here to take advantage of a waterfront ceremony.

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Amenities/What’s Included 9
Convenient for Grandma 9
Layout 8
Location 9
Overall Charm 9
Venue Value 7

WGM Rating

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