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:
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.
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.
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.
121 Reviews for The Mill at Fine Creek
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Adrienne M Robertson · Married on 12/21/2019
Made our Wedding Day a Dream Come True!
Our experience at the Mill at Fine Creek blew away our every expectation from our very first visit. We worked directly with Lisa (the owner), Pierre (the pastry chef), Colleen (our wonderful day-of coordinator), Kendall (the hospitality coordinator), and many other welcoming and accommodating people. Leading up the big day, the staff maintained absolutely excellent communication and responded very quickly to emails and calls for every question and concern we had. They were incredibly flexible and were very generous with allowing us to change our entrees chart/guest count just days before the event due to a death in the family.Sent on 01/02/2020
The day of was nothing short of magical. Lisa, Kendall, Colleen, and everyone else at the venue the day of our ceremony went above and beyond helping us set up the venue and make sure that every detail was stunning- they even put together and set up all of our table decorations and centerpieces while we were getting ready!
In no fault of the venue, there was an issue with the transportation company which caused our guests to arrive 30 minutes late for the ceremony, but not only did they do a wonderful job adjusting the timeline and speaking with the other vendors, they even gave us the option to extend the reception to make up for the half hour free of charge!
So many of our guests were asking us how we found such a beautiful venue; many told us that it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to- of course with some bias, I absolutely agree! My fiance and I were absolutely floored, and are looking forward to spending our anniversaries at the cottages to 'relive' our storybook wedding. Thank you all so much for all your hard work! I will definitely be recommending this venue to ALL of my friends who get engaged in the future!!
Erica · Married on 11/16/2019
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.Sent on 11/22/2019
Katelyn · Married on 10/25/2019
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.