Wedding Day Tips
Hi, we're Diana and Korey! We are a photographer and videographer husband and wife team who love creating lasting memories for joyful couples in love! When we aren't shooting weddings, we can be found binging on Netflix and eating Thai takeout. Dog mom and dad to our best friends, Zoey and Ace. Reach out today to see if we are available for your wedding day!
The East Coast is full of some of our nation’s most historic places, echoing the stories of the generations who have called this country home before us. In Basking Ridge, New Jersey, The Olde Mill Inn has a rich history dating back to the 1700s but a more recent legacy of hospitality and elegance. Today, they are known for hosting guests from around the world and beautiful, memorable events! If you’re looking for a venue with charm, sophistication, and character, consider an Olde Mill Inn wedding!
225 Route 202 Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
The Olde Mill Inn has a rich history that goes all the way back to 1768! Samuel Lewis, a miller, originally purchased the land and passed it on to his grandson, Richard Southard, in 1777. Richard discovered that its location was a convenient major thoroughfare between New York and Philadelphia, making the property prime for commerce, particularly amid the Revolutionary War. The land and its structures were passed through generations and multiple families before being purchased by famous restaurateur William Childs in 1929.
Childs saw potential in the barn near the old mill, eventually moving the structure and converting it into a hotel. He chose to preserve the spirit of the historic building with a “painstaking” restoration, eventually adding on what is now the current Olde Mill Inn hotel, venue, and meeting center in the 1970s. The Grain House Restaurant, however, remains almost exactly as it was over two centuries ago. Today, The Olde Mill Inn is a charming Central New Jersey hotel. Furthermore, the Grain House Restaurant is a true local favorite!
The Olde Mill Inn is a charming venue for a wedding. The Knot has consistently voted it the “Best of Weddings” every year since 2007 (in addition to multiple other accolades and recognitions!) The beautiful estate sits on 10 acres of lush green property, offering a fairy-tale garden aesthetic for an intimate wedding. Host an outdoor ceremony in a cozy courtyard complete with pristine landscaping, lawns, and a sweet flower-adorned gazebo.
The venue’s Grand Washington Ballroom is a timeless and traditional reception space with a wall of French doors that open onto the beautiful stone courtyard. With room to celebrate alongside up to 240 of your favorite people, the ballroom features gorgeous accents like crystal chandeliers, antique glass mirrors, and a hardwood dance floor. Plus, the adjacent Lord Stirling Cocktail Room is the perfect space for guests to enjoy a signature drink before your reception begins!
Many ways exist to utilize Olde Mill Inn for beautiful, timeless wedding photos. The stone exterior of the building is a perfect backdrop for portraits full of rustic charm. Plus, the elegantly landscaped courtyard is ideal for garden-inspired pictures full of greenery and seasonal florals.
Inside, the Inn’s beautiful architecture also makes for some stunning signature photos. Curved staircases are great for full-body gown shots or cozy couple photos. Every photo we take here will be full of charm, elegance, and timeless beauty!
With such an incredible reputation for hosting remarkable events and a true dedication to hospitality, The Olde Mill Inn is incredibly experienced with everything it takes to organize a dream wedding. Reach out to their events team to discuss what they include in their wedding packages to see if it checks off all the boxes on your wedding list!
Remember that onsite accommodations are available for your guests’ convenience. Additionally, you can always book the historic Grain House restaurant for a rehearsal dinner or farewell brunch!
An Olde Mill Inn wedding exudes historic charm, modern elegance, and warm romance. If you’re searching for a Central New Jersey venue for your wedding, check out this venue!
Want to talk things through a bit more? Let’s connect! We’re happy to discuss all the ways that The Olde Mill Inn could be the perfect venue for your wedding (and for your wedding album!)