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August, 2018: WeddingWire.com (posted by Kelly)
We held our wedding (of about 200 people) at the Olde Mill Inn on August 4th 2018 and could not recommend it more! The venue has a rustic yet elegant feel, with the convenience of all guests being able to stay at the hotel. We didn’t realize how much time and effort this saved both us and our guests. Additionally, even with nearly 200 guests and a 9-piece band, the cocktail rooms and ballroom never felt crowded. Having cocktail hour outside in the courtyard made our summer wedding even more perfect! From start to finish, the Olde Mill Inn exceeded all expectations. We worked with Lindsay Stewart in sales and then were lucky to have John Lietz as our maître d’. Both were absolutely amazing and so helpful. The service and food were excellent and we have not stopped getting rave reviews from our guests. Many even took the time to call or write a note telling our parents how beautiful the day was. We have been to many weddings across New Jersey but really feel that there is something special about the Olde Mill Inn and are so happy we chose this venue for our special day!
August, 2018: WeddingWire.com (Posted by Michele)
David Goldsmith was fantastic as was our wedding at The Grain House at the Olde Mill Inn. David was responsive and helpful from day 1 – the food tasting to the planning of the menu, details for the ceremony to the execution of a fabulous-flaw free day. His attention to detail, responsive follow up and expertise made our day truly the best of our lives with no worries or hassles of any kind. I highly recommend The Grain House, and especially David Goldsmith as your Maitre D’.
May, 2018: WeddingWire.com (Posted by Kimberly)
We had our wedding at The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn, and we could not have asked for a better venue! It’s hard to find the perfect venue, especially in New Jersey, but we did it with The Grain House. From the stunning and picturesque decor and grounds, to the INCREDIBLE food, everything was perfect. The staff is top notch, cream of the crop when it comes to service, responsiveness, and cooperation. We worked closely with Kate Roe (our Maitre’d), who brought so much energy and organization, and truly made the day flow seamlessly, without any issues! Thank you Olde Mill Inn for everything!! It was a magical experience!
May, 2018: WeddingWire.com (Posted by Rachael)
The Grain House @ the OMI was the perfect place for our wedding. a) Service: The service at OMI is UNBELIEVABLE! We first met with our Sales Rep, Lindsay Stewart. She is an angel. She answered every single e-mail and every single question I asked her in a timely manner. She was so incredibly helpful when it came to booking the venue, and in the months after until we were assigned our Maitre D’, John. He was outstanding as well! He made sure that every. single. detail. that we wanted at that wedding went perfectly. He put all the decor around (and we brought a lot) in the right place and in the right way. All day he was around to make sure that myself, my husband, bridal party, and family were fed and taken care of. Multiple guests commented on how superb the service was. b) Food: This was very important to us, as my husband is very passionate about cooking and food. He did not want bland typical wedding food. That is not what you are going to get here! If you have any concerns, go to the Grain House Restaurant before you book your wedding and eat anything on the menu. Everything is cooked to perfection. The food was outstanding and we got a ton of compliments on that as well. We did the mashtini bar and ice cream cookie sandwich station for dessert, both were huge hits! c) Ambiance/decor: The grounds at OMI are gorgeous! There is colonial decor. It is charming, quaint, classy, and simply elegant. We loved the Grain House in particular. They have a beautiful gazebo outside. Because it rained on our day, we actually got married underneath a tented patio, which is also gorgeous. d) Convenience: There is something to be said about having everything all in one place. We did the rehearsal dinner in the Grain Room, the wedding in the Hunt Room, had our guests sleep over in the Inn, and did a breakfast the next morning in the Inn. We did not have to deal with shuttles. So much less planning involved, and everything is top notch!
February, 2018: WeddingWire.com (posted by Amanda)
From the first tour with Amanda to the final good bye with our Matre D’ John- the service was top notch. We had a small wedding but needed a location that offered onsite hotel. I had been in a wedding here but was surprised when we were taken to the Grain House restaurant to see their intimate wedding option. It was a wonderfully warm room with the historical and unique feel we were looking for. We were a 12/31 wedding, so the holiday decor added to the space and meant we needed to spend very little of our focus on decor. The prices- oh the prices- for a 12/31 request- where everyone else was telling me it would be so much more (out of budget) to get staff to come on that date… the Olde Mill was like “oh, we do it every year, nbd, this is our ridiculously affordable price”. I was so excited, I couldn’t sleep. I booked the next day. Through the year they sent lovely reminders and scheduled in advance for tastings. Gave us all we needed to prepare and John made you feel like family right away, he was so easy to communicate with. I walked in day of the wedding and the hotel staff started my day on the best foot! John was there to guide us through the rest of the seamlessly and we had a wonderful experience. The wait staff were so kind and thought ahead, they pick up on the little stuff and make that extra effort without anyone noticing. Just book, it’s worth it. The customer service will knock your socks off!
November, 2017: TheKnot.com (Postedby Stephanie H.)
We had our wedding at the Grain House and it was everything we could hope for and more. Kate Roe and the team at the Olde Mill Inn and Grain House were outstanding. I was a very anxious bride, and Kate Roe really made the whole process easy. The grounds are truly incredible and have so much character. It was exactly what my husband and I were looking for. Even better, the food was to die for. I keep fantasizing about the butternut squash risotto! I can’t say enough how professional and wonderful the team is at the Grain House and Olde Mill Inn. Thank you!
October, 2017: TheKnot.com (Posted by Allie C.)
I don’t even know where to start with how absolutely PHENOMENAL everything about this venue is! My husband and I found a great review of this place and saw the pictures, and immediately scheduled an appointment to check it out in person. If you know anything about wedding planning, you know that most venues take FOREVER to even respond to you, and rarely want to give any information unless you are on site, this was not the case at all when we messaged them. We heard back within hours, and they gave us all the information we asked before we got there. We met up with Amanda (who by the way is the BEST!!) she was so helpful with our first tour. We loved it so much we booked on the spot. This venue is the only location we even visited, and we have 0 regrets! We had our wedding there last week, and every little thing was perfect!! Amanda was amazing, she was there every step of the way helping us with my millions of emails with every little crazy bride question. The day of she helped set up, was there to make sure we ate, and enjoyed every second of our day! All of our friends and families will not stop talking about how amazing all of the food was and how much food there was. If you are looking for a sweet, romantic, fun spot for your wedding (( with great pricing I should add)) I absolutely would recommend the Olde Mill Inn.
October, 2017: TheKnot.com (Posted by Jessica F.)
Where to start! We could not be more thankful for Amanda helping us with the beginning of our wedding planning and John fully delivering us the most special and memorable experience. Amanda and John were extremely punctual and had excellent communication with us. On our day, I got ready in the Sawyer Room, as my now Husband was in the Bernards Suite ( which I highly recommend taking advantage of) and John made sure we had enough lunch and champagne, and if I need anything at all he was on top of it! After our ceremony in the courtyard, we had our pictures while the guests attended the Cocktail hour and John was bringing the food and our drinks to us during it all so we didn’t miss out on the appetizers! Our guests continued to compliment the venue and how organized everything was and the food was delicious!! We also had an awesome Ice sculpture displayed in the Cocktail hour with our names on it. Our extra decorations were set up exactly as we visioned. At the end of the night, John brought everything we needed to our suite so we never had to lift a finger. We are thrilled and so pleased that we chose the Olde Mill for our courtyard ceremony and reception. It was THE BEST DAY ever and we cannot be more thankful!
October, 2017: TheKnot.com (Posted by Erin M.)
My husband and I got married at the Olde Mill Inn a little bit over 1 month ago. I didn’t want to wait too long to write this review because we had such an amazing experience and I want to recommend this venue to everyone! From the second we reached out to the Olde Mill, about 2 years ago, we knew this was the best place for us. We had looked at a million other venues but we were never met with the warmth and responsiveness that we were met with by the team at the Olde Mill. Marien gave us our tour, she was so bubbly, fun and informative! I had so many questions after we left and she was so quick to get back to me. She was easy to talk to and so pleasant. She worked with us on what we wanted and our date and she made everything work! We had some venues that would not budge on certain things and we had the exact opposite experience with Marien. Leading up to the wedding Marien and the team were just as pleasant and easy to get in touch with. In finalizing things for the wedding they were so prepared and supportive. They completely put me at ease! I had total faith and trust that they would make our day amazing and of course, they did. Everything was magical and perfect! They put so much attention to detail into making everything just as we wanted. The food was unbelievable and the staff were amazing and professional. Cocktail hour was fabulous and we really got to enjoy the beautiful courtyard. Every person at our wedding had an amazing time and we have continued to receive so many compliments. We also loved that the hotel rooms are attached right to the reception area. This made it easy for our elderly family members and our family members with young children. We went to the Grain House for a few drinks after the reception and that was so much fun as well! You could not pick a better venue for your wedding! Booking the Olde Mill was the best decision we made and we could not be happier. Thank you Marien & the amazing Olde Mill Inn Team! We love you and we cannot wait to visit again.
August, 2017: TheKnot.com (Posted by Audrey H.)
Planning a wedding from seven hours away isn’t always easy, but the staff at the Olde Mill Inn did everything they could to accommodate us to make the process as simple as possible. The sales staff, our Maitre D (John), and the front desk were always just an email or phone callaway. We couldn’t make one of the regularly scheduled mid-week tastings, so we were accommodated with a private tasting on a Saturday. Plus, you can’t beat a venue with a special offer just for hometown heroes–police officers, firefighters, nurses, military, etc. Everything about our wedding day at the Olde Mill Inn was perfect. The Maitre D, John, stopped by the bridal lounge in the morning to say hello and bring the bridal party mimosas. He remembered every detail throughout the day, even small things I wouldn’t have thought of! For instance, upon seeing how beautiful the ballroom looked, I exclaimed that I wanted one of each centerpiece to bring home with me, and lo and behold, when my husband and I returned to our room that night, there was one of each for us, along with all our other items! I don’t even know how he managed to do it all! John coordinated with our DJ throughout the night so I didn’t have to worry about anything. Our guests raved about the venue, the service and our Maitre D. Several commented that they had never seen a Maitre D so involved in a wedding. The whole night flew by–the only thing I wish is that I could do it all over again!