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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.
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.
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!!!
June, 2015: WeddingWire.com (posted by Nicole)
I can’t say enough about the Olde Mill Inn. Our wedding was May 23rd and it was beyond everything I could.have dreamed of. Lindsay Smillie and Amanda Virga were amazing. Amanda was with us every step of the way and at our reception making sure everything ran smooth. The staff was great and very attentive. The food was excellent!!! People are saying it was the best wedding they have ever been too!! It was so special and I wouldnt have changed a thing!!
May, 2015: (Letter to Amanda Virga (sent by Mr. & Mrs. Brian M.)
Brian and I would both like to thank you very much for everything you have done for us to make our day as special as it was. We feel you are fantastic at your job, and that you went above and beyond what was expected. We noticed how you pay attention to details, as well as always being one step ahead of things making sure all goes smoothly. Thanks for the great care you took in packing all of our items from the wedding, and making sure everything was brought back to the hotel room. We especially appreciated that you went back to our hotel room to get the rings, as well as constantly checking to see if we needed anything during our photo shoot and during the reception. All of our guests noticed what a great job you were doing at our wedding, and both Brian and I are more than happy to recommend the Olde Mill Inn to anyone looking for a place to have a wedding or special occasion. Thanks so very much again!
May, 2015: (Posted on TripAdvisor.com by Monica 0209)
We had the pleasure of staying 2 nights at the Olde Mill Inn for our nephew’s wedding. The venue is beautifully kept & immaculate. We were warmly greeted by staff at check in & although the inn is large, the lobby gives you the feeling of a more quaint victorian inn. Our room was clean, up to date, & located on the 1st floor. The center courtyard was beautifully landscaped as was the entire property. The continental breakfast offered by the inn was very nice. The food was fresh & included baked items, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, cereal & fruit. As for the wedding, the cocktail hour was also very nice, Plenty of natural light in all serving areas along with plenty of seating. The courtyard was also a nice touch with extra tables outside during the hour. The wedding ballroom was again, very nice. The food served was tasty & our servers were great. We never felt rushed. We also had the opportunity to visit the Grain House restaurant adjacent to the inn on the property. The food was delicious & the service was top notch. Even though we were only an hour away from from home, the Olde Mill Inn made it feel like a mini vacation.
April, 2015: TheKnot.com (Posted by Melanie F.)
Perfect Venue. In a world where wedding planning seems to have become formulaic and commercialized, our experience with the Grain House broke the mold. Lindsay Stewart and Amanda Virga listened to us,helped us plan and perfectly execute the small wedding we envisioned. Some of our 47 guest described our event as “the best wedding” they have ever been to, “simple, elegant and warm,” “perfect” “the food was incredible.” Lindsay Stewart (our director of social sales) and Amanda Virga (our Maitre D’) responded to our concerns and questions immediately via email, which took away a lot of the stress of planning. One of the many benefits of having a wedding at the Olde Mill Inn/Grain House Restaurant is that you can have a small affair (we only had to guarantee 30 guests) and still get the “A list” treatment. You can also opt for a much bigger wedding. You can make it as simple or as extravagant as you want. The options are limitless. Another really great thing is that your out of town guests will have a nice, convenient place to stay. We plan to come back every year for our anniversary. We plan to order the fried calamari, we didn’t get to sample it during the cocktail hour, and we heard it was amazing!
April, 2015: TheKnot.com (Posted by aac118)
Absolutely amazing!!! Our experience with the Olde Mill Inn was a true joy from start to finish. Our sales manager Lindsey Smillie sold us on the Olde Mill Inn from the first visit and her attentiveness didn’t fade throughout the planning. She happily answered all of our questions in a timely manner and was there to assist us in any way she could. Amanda Virga was our Maitre D and she was absolutely amazing. She managed to put this stressed out and crazy bride at ease! I didn’t have to worry about a thing on the wedding day because Amanda made sure everything ran smoothly. All of guests raved about how beautiful the wedding was and the food was to die for! I am so glad we got married at the Olde Mill Inn and hope someone I know gets married there so I can go back for another her wedding! The Olde Mill Inn is the whole package: beautiful venue, great food and amazing staff.
February 2015: WeddingWire.com (posted by futurebunds)
I cannot say enough wonderful things about omi and Marien Barker. QUALITY OF SERVICE: Let me start off by we are getting married Nov2015 in the Washington Ballroom. Both of our families loved the historic significance of the place and the neatly kept landscape. We also love being the only event happening @ the time. RESPONSIVENESS: Marien has been a tremendous resource even before we officially signed! She is always a phone call or email away, and goes above and beyond to make sure you’ve got everything you need to be at ease. Because of this, omi was literally the easiest and least stressful decision of our entire wedding process! PROFESSIONALISM: We were lucky enough to view the ballroom just before an evening wedding. The staff was dressed to the nines, very courteous, attentive, and allowed us to see the space as it might look on our big day. Stunning! VALUE: Hotel rooms, cocktail hour, dinner selections, etc. are *incredible* for the price you pay (plus, it’s just your event!). FLEXIBILITY: We had some issues in securing our church which caused us to delay in booking our wedding date with omi. The staff “held” the date for us for over a month (no money down!) and continued working with us to ensure the Washington Ballroom was ours. During that time, there was never any pressure from them to commit (maybe because they knew we were already sold!). In fact, they treated us like we were already part of the omi family. I cannot wait for our wedding day with them!
February, 2015: (Letter to Amanda Virgasent by Callie & Blake D.)
Thank you so very much for all you did to make our wedding day so memorable and special. We never could have asked for someone more professional or knowledgeable to handle all the details of the most important day of our lives. You were the reason why a day that could have been so stressful instead felt effortless. We will forever be indebted to you for your incredible work to make our day magical.