Venues

Waypoint Event Center

The Waypoint Event Center

The Waypoint Event Center is located in historic downtown New Bedford, Massachusetts. Situated in a refurbished whaling-era building, the Waypoint is the perfect blend of old and new. With 3,000 square feet of function space, the Waypoint 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 that makes it a perfect spot for a wedding, shower or rehearsal dinner. The outdoor patio and fountain or indoor Vineyard room are perfect for cocktails. Across the street you will find a setting like no other, with colorful fishing vessels and blue ocean that stretches for miles. 

Adjoining the event center is the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott. With 106 rooms, including 28 suites, the Fairfield Inn offers your guests the finest accommodations. Amenities include:

  • complimentary hot breakfast
  • indoor pool and Jacuzzi
  • fitness center
  • business center
  • complimentary high speed internet
  • guest laundry

The Waypoint Event Center at the Fairfield Inn & Suites

185 MacAuthur Boulevard
New Bedford, Ma. 02740

Jen Cotoia
Sales Coordinator
774.634.2009
jcotoia@lafrancehospitality.com

“My husband, Andy, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience getting married at the Waypoint Event Center (01.04.2014). 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.”