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Welcome to the Olde Mill Inn Press Room.  Please visit this page often as we will continue to update you on the latest Olde Mill Inn reviews, news and travel opportunities. Find out what people are saying about our Basking Ridge Inn, a premier central New Jersey hotel for vacationing visitors, business travel, weddings, meetings and social events. Discover the latest news on travel to Basking Ridge today!

Press Testimonials
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2018

October, 2018: WeddingWire.com (posted by Lauren)

Beautiful Fall Wedding!We could not have picked a better venue for our perfect Fall wedding. We saw 12 venues, and Olde Mill Inn was the 12th, and we booked it the second we saw it! We met with Lindsay first, and she was awesome. Any questions we had, she answered in a timely manner, and she made us feel comfortable. As the bride, I was very stressed out, but OMI made everything so easy for me while planning our special day. A couple of months before the wedding, we were notified that Gabriel would be our maitre d. Just like Lindsey, Gabriel was amazing. We would email him, call him, and even text him if we had any last minute questions or requests, and he would always get back to us right away with an answer. Everything went so smoothly the day of the wedding due to Gabriel and his team! Our guests are still talking about our wedding, how amazing the food was, and how everything was simply perfect. None of this would have been possible if it weren’t for Lindsey, Gabriel, and everyone at OMI. Would 100% recommend to any future bride and grooms! Thank you for giving us the wedding we always dreamed of!

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Sep
2018

September, 2018: WeddingWire.com (posted by Ian R.)

Great place for a big wedding!  The Olde Mill Inn was phenomenal. The ballroom and courtyard were beautiful. The food was all fantastic, and there was something for everyone. All of the staff, including our maitre d’ Gabriel, were a pleasure to work with. My wife and I would highly recommend to everyone!

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Tue
Aug
2018

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!

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Aug
2018

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’.

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Sun
Aug
2018

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!

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Sun
Aug
2018

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!

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Sat
Aug
2018

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!

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Tue
Dec
2017

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!

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Mon
Dec
2017

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.

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Mon
Dec
2017

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!