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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!!!
August, 2015: WeddingWire.com (Posted by Private User)
We just got married on July 25th at the Grain House location and it could not have been more perfect! Amanda was our Maitre D’ and she was awesome. She even spent extra time putting together an 80 piece puzzle that served in place of a guest sign-in book. We didn’t even look at other venues. We immediately knew omi was the perfect venue for us. One of the many highlights of our wedding that people are still talking about is the food! I’ve eaten at the Grain House many times and have taken family members and friends there and they have all raved about the food. Our wedding was no exception.
August, 2015: WeddingWire.com (Posted by Kevin)
The Olde Mill Inn was not the first venue we visited, but once we saw it, the only thing left was to work out the details. What looks nice at drive up becomes amazing once you are inside. It was both comfortable and elegant. They ( Lyndsey) worked with us to stay on budget and still have everything that any other venue offered and then some. The courtyard was perfect for our ceremony. The guys had the bridal suite to get ready and the girls in the bridal party had a separate room for their preparation. John (our maitre de for the occasion) kept everything in order and on time from pre ceremony to post reception. The food was fantastic and plentiful. Our guests are still talking about it, all 118 of them. We had teens and children as well as adults, and everyone liked it. We cannot thank the people of the Olde Mill Inn enough for all the time and effort put into making our special occasion (August 9) an event to remember. This was the perfect venue for us. Do yourself a favor and check it out.
August, 2015: (Letter to John Lietz)
Mike and I cannot thank you enough for our absolutely beautiful wedding. Every aspect of it was perfect, dow to every last detail. It truly was a dream come true, and we could not have asked for a more perfect day. We are truly so thankful for all your help and all you did for us to help make our wedding everything it was.
August, 2015: WeddingWire.com (Posted by Dawn)
We got married at the omi on 7/31/15. We had both our ceremony and reception here and I would do it all over again if I could. We had a small wedding ~45 people, but it was still the perfect wedding and had all the details of a larger sized wedding. The minute I showed my fiance the omi he loved it too. It has so much character but yet is modern in all it offers. We worked with Amanda and she was great. She did not miss any details. There were many things which I did not even think of myself that she made suggestions for. I had every confidence that everything would be perfect because she was very professional and detailed. The food was amazing. The signature drinks for the bride and groom were a sweet added touch. We had a beautiful day and we were lucky enough to have our ceremony outside and our cocktail hour under a tent that was just gorgeous. Even though we were a small wedding, we still had a full cocktail hour that had stations and passed h’orderves. It was also so nice that our guests could stay in the hotel and it was all located at the same premises. I would highly recommend the omi and Amanda to anyone, but especially if you are looking to have a small wedding but still have all the niceties of a large wedding.
July, 2015: (Posted on WeddingWire.com by Meghan)
We had both our ceremony and reception at the Olde Mill in and IT WAS AMAZING! From every step of the planning process to the actual wedding day, the support we got from everyone was exemplary. We booked with Lindsay Stewart who is exceptional at her job. She always responds to emails and questions right away, and always had great suggestions for us in terms of planning. John Lietz was our Maitre D, and he was unsurpassed. On the day of the wedding, he had everything covered so the whole day went smoothly from ceremony to cocktail hour to reception. We didn’t need a wedding planner there that day since he basically ran everything and it was perfect. He kept the timeline moving perfectly and really took any stress out of the day of for us, which was awesome!! We got so many rave reviews from all of our guests about the ceremony which ended up having to be inside due to rain but it was beautiful !!! The guests have all told us the food was delicious– and the waitstaff were always friendly and willing to accommodate. We had a lot of guests from out of town also and the rooms were clean and beautiful, and the staff friendly and receptive. We really can’t say enough about the Olde Mill Inn. If you want to have your wedding here you will not be disappointed!!!
July, 2015: Letter to John Lietz and Marien Barker from Eileen S.
I just wanted to say thank you to you two and all of the staff for an incredible wedding. John and I were so incredibly happy with everything and you guys really made that happen. So many brides talk about how stressful their weddings are and that they are glad to just relax after it is all over, but I had so much fun and you guys helped me to just relax during the day so that I wasn’t stressed at all and was able to just take it all in and enjoy the day, my family and friends, and my new husband. I don’t think that you can ask for much more than that on your wedding day. So thank you so much for everything. You guys are wonderful.