Why Rivermill

Why Rivermill

Your wedding day is supposed to be just that …. Yours.  At Rivermill, we offer flexibility and options you simply won’t find anyplace else.  We’ll walk you through the process to ensure that you truly have the wedding of your dreams.  Here are just a few of the many things that make Rivermill the most popular new wedding venue in New England.

Unique Venue


Lofty ceilings, classic 1800s exposed brick & beam construction, and soaring windows offering expansive park and river views are just a few of the inimitable features that make Rivermill anything but your typical, uninspiring ballroom.

Valet Parking

why-rivermill-3Included in every Rivermill wedding, convenient valet parking adds a touch of style and sophistication that lets your guests know from the moment they arrive that they’re in for a memorable event.

Flexible Floorplans

Our open loft concept provides you with virtually unlimited floorplan options, ensuring that your Rivermill wedding is unlike any other.

Downtown Location

why-rivermill-4Situated just footsteps from Dover’s finest eateries and entertainment hot spots, the celebration can continue long after the conclusion of your Rivermill event.

Nearby Hotels

why-rivermill-5Choose from quaint Bed & Breakfasts or Brand-Name Hotels with access to free shuttles for the comfort and convenience of your guests.

Event Exclusivity

why-rivermill-6Unlike many venues that host back-to-back, or even simultaneous events, at Rivermill we guarantee that once your event is booked, the day belongs to you and you alone.

Transportation Options

why-rivermill-7Located just an hour from three International Airports, within minutes of Route 95, Route 1 and Route 16, and just two blocks from the Amtrak Station, it’s easy for out-of-town guests to travel to Dover.


why-rivermill-8Hoping to have your guests make a weekend of it?  Rivermill is located within minutes of the White Mountains, the Lakes Region, the Atlantic Ocean, and can’t-miss cities like Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Boston, Massachusetts and Portland, Maine.

Historic Significance

why-rivermill-9As America’s seventh oldest permanent settlement, Dover offers your guests an unparalleled sense of history, and its mills provide an unmistakable glimpse into New England’s storied industrial past.  Rivermill itself is located in the Picker Building, so named for being the place where bales of raw cotton were unloaded from barge-like gundalows to be picked clean of leaves and debris, before being converted into calico and other fine fabrics for which Dover was famous in the nineteenth century.