Olde Mill Inn

Olde Mill Inn

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Basking Ridge, NJ
4.8
out of 5.0
Quality of Service
4.8
Responsiveness
4.8
Professionalism
4.9
Value
4.9
Flexibility
4.8
5.0

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!

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5.0

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.

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5.0

My husband and I just got married at the Olde Mill Inn. We are so happy we chose this venue. We wanted somewhere where our guest could stay and the Olde Mill Inn was a perfect choice. Everything at our wedding was excellent. The food and service were great. John was our maitre d and Lindsey Smillie helped us book our wedding. They both were very attentive and helpful throughout the planning process and the day of the wedding. We loved that we were able to go over to the Grain House after the wedding. Everyone really enjoyed the bar and how easy it was to get to. We continue to receive compliments from our guests on our venue.

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5.0

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.

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2 Reviews
07/25/2015
5.0

We just got married on July 25th at the Grain House location and it could not have been more perfect! Amanda was our Madre'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.

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5.0

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!!!

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5.0

The only word to describe our wedding at the Olde Mill Inn (Grain House) is PERFECT!!!!!! We booked our wedding with Marien Barker and she was extremely helpful at our first meeting. She explained all the details that would go into our wedding and provided us with a variety of options to make our day extremely special. After that meeting, no matter what we needed, Marien was availbale to help us!! Since my husband's family was coming in from Ohio and some of our other guests were traveling, we booked rooms for a few nights at the OMI. The staff was wonderful in accomodating the needs of everyone who was staying for our wedding. In addition, we had our rehearsal dinner at the Grain House. Marien and Ashley Roesler helped us select a perfect menu and our guests could not stop raving about the food. (My father still tells me every time he sees me that the cheesecake at the rehearsal dinner is the best cheesecake he has ever had in his life!!) On our wedding day, we had our ceremony and reception at the OMI. Amanda Virga was our maitre d and she was AMAZING!!! Prior to the wedding, we met with Amanda and went over all the details of our special day and on our wedding day, not one detail was missed!!! I was extremely impressed with all the effort she put forth to make sure our day was the very best it could be. (My maid and matron of honor were also very appreciative of Amanda's help in getting my dress bustled :-) The ceremony was beautiful and the cocktail hour and reception was exemplary. Our guests are still talking about the delicious food and wonderful atmosphere of the venue. My husband and I could not have asked for anything more. I will be telling any future brides to book at the Olde Mill Inn!! It truly was the best day of our lives and all the staff involved helped make our wedding day dreams come true!
Janell

Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Rehearsal Dinner Location
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6 Reviews
Recently Married
5.0

Many have described The Olde Mill Inn as "perfect" and...it is!!! We had our wedding reception there on June 14 and not only did it meet all of our expectations - it surpassed them. It has been over 2 weeks and we are still hearing about how delicious the food was (specific mentions are below), how lovely the staff was, and how wonderful the stay was (many of our guests were out-of-towners). We definitely threw some unique needs at our (fantastic) Maitre D' (John Lietz) as this was our wedding celebration, which took place 1 year after our ceremony, so it was a little out of the ordinary. Also, I am fairly creative and had a wonderful florist help me carry out a design we created together, but he is not a local and there were 3 different table centerpiece designs. John took it in stride and made sure that he and the OMI staff did whatever they could to help!

From day one our experience was exceptional - Lindsay Stewart (sales) is so helpful; always responds to emails and goes above and beyond. John Lietz continued that responsiveness and willingness to help. Additionally, I communicated with the Front Desk Manager and team and they too were wonderful.

On the day of, the bridal ready room was very comfortable. John was attentive throughout the day and especially so at the cocktail hour and reception - making sure we ate and were happy with everything. He got everything to the suite or behind the front desk following the reception - there was no point in time where we had to remember or think of anything. He did it all! The suite was incredible!! We had an wind-down after-party, which the OMI offers in some cases, so we did not spend as much time in our room as we could have - but we could have happily lived there for awhile!

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5.0

The Olde Mill Inn was PERFECT for our June wedding. I loved that it had the old, cozy feel of an inn with a gorgeous courtyard that we used during cocktail hour and for a brunch the next morning. Many of my guests have since raved about the food (especially the short ribs!) and how delicious everything was.

John and Lindsey were fantastic to work with in coordinating everything. They were very responsive and professional and made sure everything ran smoothly.

The best part, in my opinion, is that our guests had the option to get one of the inn's beautiful rooms and spend the night after the party. Many of us also walked over to the Grain House bar after the reception for the after party! That was an added bonus of fun at the end of the evening.

Definitely recommend. Wonderful, wonderful place for a special day.

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5.0

This was the first place we looked at, and that was our last! We booked days later with the OMI.
Marien was our maitre d and was AMAZZZZZIIIINNNGGGG.
Everything I could have ever dreamed of and more !!

THANK YOU OMI FOR SUPPORTING OUR MILITARY. Our date had to be changed due to the groom's upcoming deployment training and they moved our wedding to another available date with no additional charges.

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5.0

We had out wedding at the Grain House at Olde Mill Innand everything was absolutely beautiful! Amanda was truly a pleasure to work with and she did an amazing job making our reception a dream come true. We planned the wedding from Florida, so we did not officially meet Amanda until the Thursday before the wedding. However, she made it a point to reach out to us early so that we can iron out any questions or concerns in advance. She was fantastic about taking all of the decorations we gave her and used them perfectly throughout the space! The food was delicious, people are still talking about the French onion soup bowl appetizers!! Being a may wedding, it was a little pricey, but worth it!!

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Thank you so much for your review Katie!! It was a pleasure to host your wedding so thank you for choosing the Grain House! Your details were perfect for the shabby-chic rustic style wedding and we loved seeing it all come together! Please share photos with us when you get them from the photographer! Congratulations & best wishes to you and Chris!

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5.0

The Olde Mill Inn was the most amazing place to have our wedding. Marian and John could not have done a better job planning our special day with us. We loved the venue the moment we entered it, the ballroom was beautiful, we were able to have our ceremony outside. Our day was so magical, and it was mostly due to the Olde Mill Inn staff (John is an amazing maitre'd) helping create our dream wedding. Everyone who attended our wedding said the venue was beautiful, the food was great, and that it was the best wedding they have ever been to. We could not have asked for a better day and I would recommend the Olde Mill Inn to anyone.

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Thank you Sarah! It was a pleasure to work with you and host your special day! We can't wait for you to visit!

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5.0

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!!

Olde Mill Inn responded with the following comments:

Thank you thank you thank you! It was our pleasure to work with you and hope that you come visit soon! Congratulations again & we wish you all the best!

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5.0

My husband and I saw this venue in a magazine, went to see it immediately, and booked it before looking at any others. I originally wanted to get married in a barn for a rustic type wedding, despite my fathers unenthusiastic reaction, but then quickly realized it would be a lot of work. The Hunt Room at the Olde Mill Inn was the perfect place for the rustic/antique/vintage feel I was looking for, plus amazing food and amazing service. We also had the ceremony there, outside, near the gazebo. I've had friends that gave me all of these warnings about how things never work out perfectly and to not stress and just enjoy everything. Despite some microphone issues with our officiant, everything was perfect. Amanda Virga, our Maitre d, took great care in making sure us and our guests were happy. Our guests loved the food, and the accommodations. It was extremely convenient having the hotel at the site. We stayed in the suite, which was perfect for all of my girls to get ready in. Luckily for us, it didn't rain, and we were able to take beautiful photos on the premises. It truly was a stress free day.

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Thank you for this lovely review!! We truly enjoyed working with you and celebrating your special day with you! Thank you for choosing the Grain House for your wedding!

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5.0

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 (our director of social sales) and Amanda (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 as we didn't get to sample it during the cocktail hour, and we heard it was amazing!

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5.0

My husband and I just got married there this past Friday 4/24/15. We worked with Mr. John Lietz (our maitre d). I honestly don't have the words to adequately describe how incredible our wedding was. Right down to the minute detail.

John was amazing to work with. Easy going, down to earth and fun to work with. I am a bit of a control freak and have a very difficult time not worrying or organizing things and when I tell you that he kept me cool, calm, and relaxed and I never had to lift a finger or micromanage a THING, I would not be lying. Every time I needed him he would pop up like a magician and ask us what he could do for us. Just to give you an idea on the level of service - we had brought up a unity candle for our ceremony and during sometime while we transported it to our room, it broke. I hadn't noticed. John went ahead and replaced it no questions asked. He thought of things that I didn't even consider and covered it all. He never stopped moving and worked his butt off to coordinate with all our vendors. A true pleasure!

Our guests are raving days later on how delicious the food was! The decor and lighting for our night time wedding was unbelievably beautiful. It's simple yet top notch. We had a large wedding of 215 guests and every single person that stopped me RAVED about the layout and the food!

The olde mill inn is so elegant and classy and they are so accommodating. The bridal suite is ENORMOUS and easily accommodated my bridal party of 10 girls plus stylists.

The grounds make for beautiful photos and the courtyard is a lovely backdrop for your ceremony.

Their hotel staff (concierge, housekeeping) were so honest. They found a pair of expensive pearl earrings in one of our guests rooms and notified us right away.

You would be a FOOL not to book your affair with them. If I could give a 1,000 stars I would.

Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Rehearsal Dinner Location
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