The Lace Factory

161 River St, Deep River, CT
Capacity: 225 people

About The Lace Factory

Beginning as a local shipbuilding yard, then dockage for the ivory being delivered to local piano factories, Deep River Landing has a long history as a center of activity. Constructed in 1875, the building that came to house “The Lace Factory” with its landmark chimney has become an integral part of the picturesque location at the edge of the Connecticut River. Now, the Deep River Landing offers a gazebo park with picnic area and boat launch. Kayakers, boaters, fishermen, jet skiers and hunters alike gather throughout the year for direct access to the river. It is home port to the Becky Thatcher Riverboat. An over the water viewing deck offers the opportunity to see eagles soaring on a crisp clear day or to fish just about any time. Train enthusiasts young and old can be awed by the Essex Steam Train steamily chugging by only feet away. The Deep River Landing hosts an occasional public concert, wedding or special get together and continues to be an attraction for both locals and visitors to the area. Located at the heart of Deep River Landing, The Lace Factory is a destination unto itself, complimenting the existing attractions and adding more enjoyment to the Landing.

Package Pricing

Small Weddings Starting At
Attendees: 15 max | $129 /person
Pricing for weddings only

Event Spaces

The Lace Factory

Recommendations

Unique Event Space - An Eventective User from Cranston, Rhode Island

We were lucky enough to discover The Lace Factory when looking for a unique place to hold our wedding in August. The space is completely customizable, and filled with rustic and industrial charm. Pros: The Lace Factory owner is also a caterer. You can choose to use her company OR you can bring in your own for an additional fee, and the nice thing is, you don't have to work off of a list of approved vendors. The event coordinator for the day of (Sandy) is a dream to work with. She's accommodating, professional, and puts you at ease. Unlike other venues, they let you in really early to decorate. There's none of the two hours before rule that you run into with other venues. The day of the wedding, they were willing to let us in at 8am. When we explained to Sandy that that's when hair/makeup was starting for the bridal party, they made the exception for us to come in the night before to decorate. The space has exposed brick, and iron beams on the ceiling, covered in sparkling white lights, adding a touch of elegance to the space. It's completely surrounded by windows, so it lets in a ton of natural lighting. They have been making improvements little by little to the space, adding a beautiful wood bar, and gorgeous French doors on at the entrance. The space can lend itself to being really modern and chic, or lean towards the more casual. Cons: Since the owner also owns a very busy catering business, she's tricky to get a hold of. They also make it challenging to have face-to-face meetings. I found it hard to get things accomplished, especially as I am an out of state bride. Her employees, however, more than make up for her lack of communication. It may be hard at first to see past all the 'rustic charm' the space has, and envision a more elegant space. Overall, I’d say the hassle of lack of communication is completely worth dealing with for this really great space.

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Amenities
  • Full Bar/Lounge
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Valet Parking
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
Features
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 225
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 2
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 5,000
  • Year Renovated: 1997