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August, 2016: TheKnot.com (Posted by Carol V.)
We had our wedding at the Olde Mill Inn in Basking Ridge, NJ on 8/20/2016 and it was beautiful. We had 225 guests and this venue exceeded any and every expectation you could possibly have for a wedding venue. The staff, and especially our maitre d Marien, was unbelievably professional, detail-oriented, and accommodating from first glances as an overwhelmed engaged couple to final goodbyes as husband and wife. The Olde Mill Inn offers an impressively wide arrange of food options for the bride and groom to select to have served on the day of the wedding and this includes hors d’oeuvres, food stations, entrees, and even desserts. The quality of the food was incredible and our guests raved about their dining experiences during the wedding and days after. The Olde Mill Inn staff especially prides themselves on giving the bride and groom the notion that the day of the wedding is a worry-free experience where every detail you can think of has already been taken care of. I highly recommend the Olde Mill Inn and their staff as they gave my husband, myself, our families, and all of our guests an unforgettable wedding experience.
May, 2016: (Letter to John Lietz from Caeli and Bruno)
We just wanted to reach out to you and say thank you, thank you, thank you!!! We could not have asked for more! You were truly amazing! Thank you for answering all my questions and always have such a great attitude! The staff that night was amazing! Every single one our guest was raving on and on about literally everything! We can’t thank you enough and we could not have done it without you! You’re amazing!! Thank you again!
May, 2016: (posted on WeddingWire.com by Private User)
Our wedding was absolutely amazing thanks to all the wonderful people at The Olde Mill Inn and our fabulous maitre d Amanda Virga! I HIGHLY recommend this venue!!! They MADE our day!!!!!
May, 2016: (posted on WeddingWire.com by Private User)
We held our entire wedding weekend at the Olde MIll Inn and the whole thing was absolutely amazing! It was the first place we visited in looking for a wedding venue and it ended being our top choice throughout. We picked the Olde MIll Inn because of its quaint charm, the fact that our guests could all stay on-site for the whole weekend, the great food (we had previously eaten at their Grain House restaurant), and the super friendly service and staff. And we are certainly glad we made that choice! From Friday rehearsal dinner at the Grain House all the way to Sunday brunch, it was the best wedding weekend we could ever have envisioned. The hotel grounds provide some amazing spots for wedding pics (including the beautiful hotel lobby areas, courtyard, gazebos, grassy areas with a creek, etc.). Our maitre D was John, who took great care of us. I cannot believe how hard that man worked to keep everything running smoothly from beginning to end! Even the pickiest of our guests loved the food. I could go on and on about the little things they did to make the weekend special, but it all went off without a hitch, and our guests were raving about it afterward. Would choose Olde Mill Inn again without a moment’s hesitation.
May, 2016: (posted on WeddingWire.com by Beth)
Words can’t express how thankful I am for the Olde Mill Inn staff for giving us the best wedding we could’ve asked for! My husband & I are beyond pleased! We got married on 4/16/16 and loved the food, beautiful stonework for pictures, friendly staff, & the convenience of having the hotel rooms right upstairs! Lindsey Smillie helped us with every single question I had. She was so quick to respond to my emails/calls & was so accommodating every step of the way! At our food tasting, we met our Maitre’d, John Leitz. This man is AMAZING! He did everything to make sure we had a perfect day! From showing us the ballroom before our guests came in, to bringing us some food while we were taking pics during cocktail hour, to making sure we were having the best day, John made it all happen! We had our ceremony in my church, but when we arrived at Olde Mill Inn, I was happy to see my guests being taken care of & having a blast while the wedding party & I got settled & took our pictures. It was a beautiful day so they were able to have the cocktail hour spread out into the courtyard. Our reception ran so smoothly & everyone had a really great time! My husband & I got to enjoy every part of our wedding. I’m so happy I got a chance to eat! The short ribs were amazing! Not only did John make sure my husband and I were having a great time, he checked in with our parents, too! Before we cut the cake, he made sure the moms were right in the front with their cameras so they didn’t miss the special moment! He also occasionally checked in with my dad to make sure he was happy, too. That meant so much to me. We had an after party & John continued to make sure we were all taken care of hours after our reception! We had a lot of overnight guests so we arranged to have a private brunch the next morning. It was delicious and a nice touch. People are still talking about how nice our wedding was! A HUGE thank you to the Olde Mill Inn staff for an absolutely perfect wedding weekend!
April, 2016: WeddingWire.com (Posted by Private User)
Amazing place and amazing service! From the minute we walked in we knew this was the perfect place. We loved the warm homey feel that it has. And the people that we met were great! Our big day went off without a hitch! It couldn’t have been more perfect! Anything I asked for they did! They truly go above and beyond to make sure it’s perfect! I wish I could go back and do it all over again
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!
April, 2016: WeddingWire.com (Posted by Amanda)
Our wedding was on 11/6/15. From the beginning I fell in love with the Grain House at the omi. It was the first place I looked and Marien made me want to book it right then and there. I didn’t want to be hasty so I ran to 2 other places that day but ended up right back to book that same day. We were having a smaller wedding 80 people and the Grain House had the warm rustic feel we were going for. Marien was wonderful all the months leading up to our wedding. We were then assigned Amanda as our Maître D. I’ll admit I was sad not to have Marien but could not have been more thankful to end up with Amanda. She was the perfect person to work with. I ended up doing a lot of decorations myself and on the night before the wedding we showed up with 3 carloads of things to decorate our wedding with. I explained everything I had and where I wanted it. I’m pretty type A but really felt like she knew what I was looking for. On the day of the wedding everything was absolutely perfect. It was like Amanda knew exactly what I’ve envisioned my entire life. I can’t thank her enough for her hard work and dedication. I didn’t have to stress about anything. She helped the whole day run smoothly, brought us drinks as soon as they were low and took care of everything at the end of the night. She even delivered some of our leftover desserts to the room to snack on later that night! She had everything ready for us to pick up the next morning. She was wonderful and made our day the best it could be. The suite we had booked was perfect to get ready in. All of the girls fit for hair and makeup ( about 11 of us) and it was perfect to have everyone back there at the end of the night. Our ceremony was on the patio outside the Grain house. It was beautiful. The food was delicious! Everyone raved about it especially the bite sized French onion soups! I am so thankful I chose the Grain House as our venue. It was the perfect place to hold the intimate rustic wedding I had always wanted.
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 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.