Distinctive, Unforgettable Events
Depart from traditional venues and give your guests an experience they’ll never forget at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Nestled among 18th and 19th century homes and cobblestone streets, with unparalleled harbor views, the Museum is a distinctive venue for intimate gatherings, weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate events, conferences and large celebrations. Your guests will enjoy beautiful galleries, event spaces and full-service catering by Russell Morin Fine Catering & Events.
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A perfect match = Seamens’ Bethel ceremony + Whaling Museum reception
Hold your wedding ceremony in the historic Seamen’s Bethel, made famous in Moby-Dick, just across the cobblestone street from the Museum.
Relax! Russell Morin Fine Catering & Events will handle everything.
The Whaling Museum has an exclusive relationship with Russell Morin Fine Catering & Events, a full-service caterer. The Russell Morin team has access to all the resources needed to run your event seamlessly. Your Event Specialist will create unique menus and proposals for each client, so your one-of-a-kind event reflects your style and tastes. The Russell Morin team can assist with a ceremony, provide experienced service personnel, a “day-of” coordinator and all the essential items and special accessories needed to ensure your event unfolds smoothly.
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Last modified: October 12, 2016