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.

Contact: 508-717-6833, specialevents@whalingmuseum.org

 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.


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