The Mill at Fine Creek

2434 Robert E. Lee Rd., Powhatan, VA 23139 Map · Phone number
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About The Mill at Fine Creek

The Mill at Fine Creek is an impressive wedding venue based in Powhatan, Virginia. Nestled on 10 acres of green landscape scattered with walking paths and historical ruins, this location offers a one-of-a-kind location for weddings. It hosts only one event per day, allowing couples and their guests to enjoy the occasion and grounds in privacy.

Facilities and Capacity

The venue can accommodate up to 225 guests and offers both indoor and outdoor event spaces. Couples have a choice of three outdoor ceremony sites, with original stone facades and surrounding trees creating a glorious backdrop for the occasion. Inside, the main event room boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and open spaces. This venue is happy to welcome outside vendors for the event. Get-ready rooms are available for the wedding party. This 6,500 square foot wedding destination can take care of the setup and breakdown of the event, and offer items such as:

  • Tables
  • Chiavari chairs
  • Glassware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Linens
  • Lighting and sound equipment

Cuisine

This venue offers fresh catering options provided by the in-house culinary team, led by owner and chef Lisa Benusa. Using vegetables and herbs from their own garden, the kitchen offers a range of menu options, for buffet-style dinners, plated meals, and hors d'oeuvres. These menus can also be customized by engaged couples to suit their tastes. While this venue does accept outside cakes, couples can avail of the services of renowned pastry chef Pierre Tocco for their wedding dessert.

This venue also offers bar services carried out by professional staff. In addition to a range of wines and liquors, they also stock locally brewed craft beer made on-site at the Fine-Creek Brewing Company. For outdoor receptions, the venue can also arrange an outside bar.

Accommodation

The Mill at Fine Creek offers on-site accommodations with 13 private cottages available to rent. Guests can expect a vintage country feel with antique-style furniture and comfortable furnishings. Each cottage contains modern facilities such as heating and air conditioning, and cable television, along with luxurious touches such as cotton sheets and branded toiletries.

History

Dating back to the 1730s, The Mill at Fine Creek is a part of a recognized historic locality. A gristmill was erected on the land after which, people began to settle in the area. The property was used for residential purposes was when President Thomas Jefferson’s father, Peter, built a manor with his wife, Jane Randolph. While this house was burned by a fire in 1928, many of the archaeological remains are there today.

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Cottages
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Copper bar is a favorite!
Copper bar is a favorite!
Farm tables
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Gift cards are available!
Gift cards are available!
House-Made Pretzels!
House-Made Pretzels!
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121 Reviews for The Mill at Fine Creek

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Erica · Married on 11/16/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Beautiful Venue and Wonderful People

    We fell in love with this place after our first tour. Lisa is an amazing chef, everyone told us how awesome the food was. She also helped us build a custom menu with dim sum, flat breads, grilled oysters, beef tenderloin with a compound butter, chicken marbella and atlantic salmon. Pierre's desserts were completely gone at the end of the night. We did a mix of cookies, macaroons, pastries, cheesecake, key lime pie. YUM. The coordinators are on top of their game. They were helpful with our seating charts, timeline and making sure people were where they were supposed to be. With our group, it was like herding cats and they got the job done. Also, if you visit you HAVE TO see the cottages. Rosalie is the sweetest lady you will ever meet and cottages are straight out of a magazine. I would recommend this wedding venue, or any event, to everyone I know.

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    Katelyn · Married on 10/25/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    A One-Stop-Shop That You and Your Guests Will Love

    I can not say enough positive things about The Mill as a venue, as well as about the team. Kendall and Colleen were a dynamic duo on the day of, not to mention they were there every step of the way for me during the planning process. Emails were always answered under 24 hours and they were accommodating to my schedule and let me come on-site any time I was in town (I was planning from another city). Lisa helped us put together an incredible menu which our guests have not stopped talking about (the fact all food and beverage is provided in-house is truly amazing). For those guests who stayed at the Cottages on-site, Rosalie made sure everyone felt at home during their stay (the Cottages are truly beautiful and so convenient). Pierre executed our dessert vision (miniature pies) and even made samples for us to try during our group tasting. Finally, Daniel at the Brewery went above and beyond to help us select beers for our beer blending unity ceremony (he recommended options to blend in addition to letting us taste them). The team at the Mill is truly the dream team. You nor your guests will be disappointed with this venue.

    Sent on 12/08/2019

Awards

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The Mill at Fine Creek FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 4400.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2600.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 275.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 275.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Lighting/Sound
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 23.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Beer
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    1
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Furniture
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    July
    August
    November
    December

3 Wedding Deals & Discounts

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    Winter Wedding Weekend

    Valid for the weekends of January 11, January 25, and February 1 (2020)

    All Inclusive Site Fee includes:

    Features and services provided by The Mill at Fine Creek

    Exclusive use of The Miller's Cottage Thursday pm - Sunday am

    Reservations for six guest cottages (10 bedrooms total) Friday pm - Sunday am

    Select hours at Fine Creek Brewing Company for a private party and/or private brunch.

    $5,500 site fee (plus applicable taxes)

    (*Food, Beverages, Taxes, and Gratuity are separate from the site fee.)

    Contact us for more details!

  • The Mill at Fine Creek 2
    December Special

    Save on a 'last-minute' wedding! Sunday, December 22, 2019 is available for a site fee of $2,000.00, plus taxes.

    Book this date and receive a complimentary night's stay in the Miller's Cottage on the evening of your reception.

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    Cottage Discount with Wedding Reservations

    Cottage guests attending weddings at The Mill at Fine Creek will receive a 10% discount on their cottage reservations. Discount applied at Check-IN. To activate this discount, note this discount & name of the couple getting married in the comments section of your reservations.

Professional Network & Endorsements

11 Endorsements

  • Richmond Limousine
    Richmond Limousine Wedding Limos

    We have been working with The Mill at Fine Creek for years and hear endless compliments on the service and process. A true Central Virginia gem!

  • Wedding Preacher for Hire
    Wedding Preacher for Hire Wedding Officiants

    The Mill at Fine Creek is one of my favorite venues. The staff is really on task, which is important if you want your wedding to come off without a hitch. Just as important, though, is the site itself. It is historic, with ties to Thomas Jefferson himself. The grounds are well maintained--with blooming flowers throughout the spring, summer and fall. The ruins are strung with lights so it is really just the place for a late afternoon or evening wedding if your guest list in on the short side. It is also a draw that their is a reception area on site. Again, this is fine venue.

  • Make It Posh Events
    Make It Posh Events Wedding Planners

    The Mill at Fine Creek is such a historic venue and one of my personal favorites. So much so I had my own wedding here. Their food rivals the best restaurants in town. Colleen and Lisa are amazing to work with. I'm confident that every event held here is flawless and you certainly won't find a more gorgeous back drop to make such monumental memories.

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  • 2434 Robert E. Lee Rd. Powhatan, VA, 23139 See on map
    804-335-0902 (Phone number)