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April, 2016: WeddingWire.com (Posted by Private User)
We are so happy that we chose to have our wedding at the Olde Mill Inn. The service throughout the weekend was incredible for us and our guests. Absolutely zero complaints about anything. We had the rehearsal dinner on site at the Grain House, an amazing cocktail hour, delicious salads and entrees, everything was absolutely perfect and went according to plan. Marien our maitre ‘d was amazing to work with. In the weeks and months leading up to our wedding she communicated often and clearly, always making sure that we were on the same page. During the event she was everywhere. Anything that needed to be done or taken care of was handled in a timely and professional manner because Marien was there to handle it. We’ve seen friends and family stress out over weddings, leading up to them and on the day, but we had zero stress. Wedding planning was a breeze and the actual day/weekend went off without the slightest issue. Marien and the Olde Mill Inn made our dream wedding come true!
March, 2016: (Letter to John Lietz) from Courtney & Marc)
We cannot thank you enough for all your work in overseeing our big day. We can honestly say the wedding went off perfectly, and we owe that to you and your staff. The day was everything we envisioned and more. Hope you are well and wanted to let you know that The Olde Mill Inn will always have a special place in our hearts!
January, 2016: (Posted on TripAdvisor.com by TGP and RP, Jr.)
We had our wedding there in November and it was absolutely perfect. The staff was amazing, I wish I knew every one of their names so I could thank everyone one of them personally from the sales team (Lindsey Smillie) to our maitre d (John Lietz), not to mention the front desk staff of the hotel Allan Hachey and Maureen and the waiters and waitresses…just literally everyone made us and our guests feel extra special.
When I tell you that every single person couldn’t get over 1) how much food we had! 2) how good the food was! 3) the rooms and accommodations being great… it just solidified that we made the right choice with booking our once in a lifetime experience at omi.
When we booked our wedding Lindsey told me that omi is now my second home and to never hesitate to reach out or to come up in person and she was absolutely right, no matter who I spoke to there I would always be greeted with a smile and answers! They put any questions or concerns I had at ease.
I honestly cannot say enough nice things about omi. The conscious effort they made to make sure our day was special did not go unnoticed.
My husband and I cannot wait to go back for our 1 year anniversary and celebrate all over again!
Thank you, thank you, thank you omi Staff for making it a night to remember!
January, 2016: (Posted on WeddingWire.com by Amy)
My husband and I are thrilled with the Olde Mill Inn! The venue is beautiful and the staff are so professional and pleasant to work with. Lindsay was so helpful with booking our big day. And our maitre d’ Amanda was absolutely outstanding. She made our entire event run smoothly and did a fabulous job with setting up our favors, memorial table, and centerpieces exactly the way we pictured. She was patient with all our questions and did everything to ease our planning and set up. We would recommend the Olde Mill Inn to anyone looking for wedding venue. And all the vendors they suggested were equally wonderful.
January, 2016: (Posted on WeddingWire.com by Ronald)
We had our wedding here back in Oct 2015. We couldn’t be happier on how everything turned out. We had a lot of complements from our friends and family on the wedding overall and how everything was well organized and how good the food and staff were. We went to a friends wedding the week before ours at a different venue and he had about the same amount of guests (200-225). His venue was huge in comparison to the olde mill inn and we got worried that ours might be too tight/cramped but after the wedding, we were relieved as we recalled what Marien (our sales coordinator) had called their venue: intimate. The intimate nature of the venue helped get people up and into the dance area which is what we wanted. With the bigger wedding venue I noticed that people tend to roam around or get lost or confused as to what they should be doing. We just got our wedding pictures and are very pleased with how there were just great backgrounds and very picturesque scenery which created great photos and memories. Marien was our sales coordinator and John was our Maitre D. Both were always responsive and accommodating. We had the ceremony, reception and rehearsal lunch at the Grain house. On our wedding day, it happened to be the coldest day of the year so far (20-30’s) but we were set on having the ceremony outside. The staff gave out hot cider to everyone as they took their seats for the short ceremony. Part of the package, we got one night stay in their suite and as a nice touch and surprise gift, they gave us a free night in the future to use as well. We’ll definitely be going here for years to come and we definitely recommend them.
November, 2015: (Posted on WeddingWire.com by Allison)
My new husband and I got married on November 8 of this year. We had the opportunity to work with the wonderful maitre d, Amanda. The venue was beautiful and we were lucky enough to have great weather so we had our ceremony outside. The food was delicious! Amanda was fantastic during the entire planning process. She made it so easy and was always on the other side of the phone to answer a question. When a problem popped up regarding location of our rehearsal dinner, Amanda came and fixed it all! Thanks Olde Mill Inn and Amanda! Our wedding was unforgettable and it is all because of you!
November, 2015: (Letter to General Manager Glen Isemann from Sue and David F.)
My husband David and I would like to write to you about how wonderful John Lietz was during the planning and execution of our wedding (10/11/15). John was on top of every detail, and we could not have asked for more in a maître d’. From his friendly and enthusiastic demeanor to his calm way of getting everyone organized- we really loved working with John. He was always managing so many things simultaneously while still remaining happy and easygoing. John’s attitude was a comfort both on the day of and during the planning process. He accommodated every possible request we had, answering emails on off hours, and really went above and beyond to make sure everything was as we envisioned. He even worked our afterparty! John is a true asset to the Olde Mill Inn, and we will be recommending him along with Olde Mill, online and to anyone who will listen!
November, 2015: (Posted on WeddingWire.com by Nicole)
I will be having my upcoming wedding at the Olde Mill Inn. They have been extremely responsive and truly want to get to know each of their brides and grooms! They have spent many hours with me and always made sure to make time available so that I could come back with both sides of the family to see the venue! I plan to have my rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception at the Olde Mill Inn in 2016.
October, 2015: (Posted on WeddingWire.com by Amy)
I don’t even know where to begin! The Olde Mill Inn was the first and only venue we visited and we knew immediately it was the one. We had our reception on October 3rd in the Washington Ballroom. We fell in love with the gorgeous back drop, the amazingly accommodating staff, and the convenience of hotel rooms in the same building as our reception. Lindsey Smilie helped us from day one, and made me feel entirely comfortable with every single detail. She answered every question and (numerous) email I would send her promptly and so cheerfully, and always made me feel like both myself and our wedding was a priority. The evening of our menu tasting, we met our future Maitre’d John Leitz. John was hands down the BEST, and he was entirely responsible for making our wedding the best day of our lives. He accomodated every possible request we had, went above and beyond to make sure we were calm, happy and fed the entire day/night. Even though he was managing multiple things simultaneously, he would ALWAYS be so calm, happy and easy going. His attitude made us feel so much more at ease throughout the planning process and the day of. John was AMAZING, and both he and Lindsey worked with me to make sure every detail of our wedding was perfect. The venue itself was incredible. The food was amazing, the cocktail hour was unbelievable, the entire staff was so kind and professional – and everything ran so smoothly. Our wedding was almost 2 weeks ago, and to this day we are still having guests tell us how absolutely amazing our wedding was. Everyone was blown away by the beauty of the venue, the accommodating staff, how tastefully done everything was, the incredible cocktail hour, delicious food, the amazing after party and delicious private brunch we had the morning after.Every detail was perfect. I cannot express enough how absolutely perfect our wedding day was. The Olde Mill Inn is perfect, thank you so much for making 10/3/15 the best day ever.
September, 2015: (Posted on WeddingWire.com by Ashley)
My husband and I got married here 2 weeks ago and it was AMAZING!! First Lyndsey Smiley was our sales girls who answered all of our questions and concerns, and worked with the price a little. John Leitz was our Maitre D, he was AWESOME! He was our go to guy for everything! He was always available via email and cell leading up to the wedding and got back to us very fast. The day of, he was on top of everything and made sure our day ran perfectly! We had a large bright space for the bridal party to get ready. We had our ceremony outside in the courtyard which was gorgeous. Cocktail hour had a ton of really good appetizers being passed around and stations, full bar service, and open to the outside area. The reception was in the main ballroom, which is kind of a blank canvas, but looks BEAUTIFUL with a little up lighting and flowers! ALL of the food was EXCELLENT! We also had dessert stations and a coffee bar which was really good. The cake was included and you go to taste and design it prior. It easily fit our 145 guests. I’d say up to 200 is probably comfortable. Our reception went until midnight and we had an after party at the grain house. Very convenient to have your hotel rooms right upstairs. The bridal suite to sleep was HUGE and very nice! All of our guests had a really great time, we had no issues at all, we HIGHLY recommend the Olde Mill Inn!!!