Situated in a refurbished whaling-era building, the Waypoint Event Center is the perfect blend of old and new. With 3,000 square feet of function space, the Waypoint Event Center is the most unique spot on the South Coast for full service meetings, social events, and weddings. The elegant SeaLoft boasts cathedral ceilings with a rustic flair - perfect for a wedding, shower or rehearsal dinner, or corporate event. The outdoor patio and fountain or indoor Vineyard room are perfect for cocktails, meeting spaces, and wedding cermonies. Across the street you will find a setting like no other - the historical New Bedford Harbor - with colorful fishing vessels and blue ocean that stretches for miles.
Adjoining the Waypoint Event Center is the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott. With 106 rooms, including 28 suites, the Fairfield Inn offers your guests the finest accommodations.
Before placing your order, please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.
The exposed stone and wood work is all original to the 1830s and provides a historic charm unlike any other venue on the South Coast. For ceremonies, the Vineyard Room provides an intimate gathering space, perfect for a wedding ceremony.
Your wedding guests will be immersed in the rich history that is New Bedford, Massachusetts. Simply walk across the street for a backdrop like no other, with colorful fishing vessels and blue ocean that stretches for miles. Downtown New Bedford, with its historic buildings and cobblestone streets provide you with quaint areas for your wedding photographs.
Our in-house catering professionals and event coordinator will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your special day is executed perfectly and memorable. Lafrance Hospitality has 60 years of event experience as well as renowned service and menus. We would like to welcome you to host your wedding at the Waypoint Event Center.
The Waypoint Event Center is the perfect spot for social events. Our elegant SeaLoft boasts cathedral ceilings, with a rustic flair. The exposed stone and wood work is all original to the 1830s and provides a historic charm unlike any other venue on the South Coast. For smaller affairs, the Vineyard Room is an intimate gathering space, perfect for a light cocktail party or wedding ceremony. The outdoor patio is a wonderful spot for your guests to relax by our water fountain
Our in-house catering professionals will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your event is executed perfectly. With over 56 years of hospitality experience, Lafrance Hospitality would like to welcome you to host your next event at the Waypoint Event Center.
The Waypoint Event Center is the perfect spot for your next meeting or conference. With 3,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, your attendees will be immerced in the rich history that is the working waterfront of New Bedford. Our elegant SeaLoft boasts cathedral ceilings, with a rustic flair, with an overlooking executive suite. For smaller meetings, the Vineyard Room can also be divided into East Chop & West Chop for breakout sessions. Perfect for strategic planning sessions, we offer the Cuttyhunk and Seaview Boardrooms.
Adjoining the Waypoint Event Center is the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, where your attendees can rest easy in one of our 106 guest rooms, including 28 suites. Complimentary high speed internet is provided, in addition to a business center, guest laundry, complimentary hot breakfast, indoor pool, & Jacuzzi.
Our in-house catering professionals will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your meeting is executed perfectly. With over 55 years of hospitality experience, Lafrance Hospitality would like to welcome you to host your next event at the Waypoint Event Center.
“My husband, Andy, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience getting married at the Waypoint Event Center. The months leading up to our wedding very easy and stress free thanks to Jennifer Cotoia the most amazing site coordinator. Jen was a vital part of making our wedding completely amazing. Not a detail was missed or an email unanswered. Our wedding would not have been remotely as beautiful as it was without Jen and the entire staff at the Waypoint and Fairfield Inn.
The Waypoint has so much to offer. The Loft room has exposed brick walls and beams and its huge chandeliers create a light and airy open feeling making it a beautiful backdrop for a wedding and ceremony. We chose to hold both the ceremony and reception in the loft room, which was super convenient for our guest. The passed appetizers were hot, delicious and plentiful. We opted for buffet, which allowed our guests could choose from a variety of dishes. The food tables were set up beautifully and were FILLED with delicious, and masterfully cooked meals. By the end of the night, we had most of our guests telling us that not only was this the best food they've had at a wedding, but the most fun and unique wedding venues they had ever been to- which I feel is largely due to the phenomenal service that the staff at the Waypoint and the Fairfield Inn provided.
The venue's beauty speaks for itself but the staff was so accommodating; I can never repay them for making my wedding so memorable. It was an absolutely perfect day. I would 100% recommend the Waypoint Event center for anyone's wedding or special event.”
With 106 rooms, including 28 suites, the Fairfield Inn offers your guests the finest accommodations. Amenities include:
The Waypoint Event Center
185 MacArthur Dr
New Bedford, MA 02740
From I-195 - merge onto MA-18 S via exit 15 toward Downtown New Bedford, turn left onto Union St., turn right onto MacArthur Dr.
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