The Olde Mill Inn & Grain House Restaurant

(88 reviews)
225 Rt 202, GPS: 225 Morristown Road Basking Ridge, NJ | (908) 696-2315 (866) 242-6176
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Wedding: 8/3/2013
Member Since: 11/23/2012 verified review
The Olde Mill Inn is perfect!!    posted 8/7/2013

I cannot say enough good things about the Olde Mill Inn and especially our maitre'd, Marien. Throughout every aspect of planning my daughter's wedding, from suggesting vendors and choosing the menu to accomodating our out of town guests to making sure we had anything and everything we needed, the entire staff went above and beyond to ensure we were happy every moment of our special day. The food was beautifully presented, plentiful and absolutely delicious!! All of our guests raved about the food. The setting is gorgeous. Our photographer said more than once that she loves photographing at the Olde Mill Inn because it makes for such a beautiful background in pictures. Because the staff is so proficient at setting up each area, they were able to hold off setting up indoors, even though it rained for a good part of the day, and they set up outside once the rain stopped with plenty of time to spare. That made my daughter's dream of an outdoor wedding come true.

Marien is without a doubt the most organized, enthusiastic, resourceful professional we ever could have hoped for. She guided us through the process with a wealth of experience and good advice. We all trusted her completely, which made for zero stress the day of the wedding. She took charge and made sure everything ran smoothly, and she did it all with the same bubbly enthusiasm from 10am that morning till after midnight.

Go see the Olde Mill Inn. I promise you will love it!!

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Wedding: 7/19/2013
Member Since: 4/30/2012 verified review
Olde Mill Inn    posted 8/4/2013

When looking at wedding venues, we took a trip up to OMI, and it was the 2nd venue we had looked at it. As soon as we walked up to the venue we fell in love with how nice the venue looked from the outside. After going in and seeing the inside we loved it even more. We met with Lindsay Stewart, and she was very helpful, and helped answer all of our questions. Throughout the process she was great, and very responsive. We never felt pressured at all working with Lindsay.

As for the actual wedding we worked with John Lietz, who was amazing. We met with him prior to the wedding, and he was very detailed, and patient with all of the questions we had. He helped us plan the day, and choose our menu. He was also really responsive when it came to answering questions we had. Throughout the night he did a great job of making sure we were eating, and drinking.

We are still receiving compliments on how amazing the wedding was, and how it was the best wedding our guests have been to. From the ceremony, the cocktail hour, the reception, the food, the wait staff. It was all amazing!

We would highly recommend the Olde Mill Inn to anyone looking for a venue for their wedding day!

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Wedding: 6/22/2013
Member Since: 7/15/2012 verified review
Memorable wedding with impeccable service    posted 8/1/2013

The entire staff at the Olde Mill Inn was a true pleasure to work with. John, our maitre'd was tending to our needs before we knew we even had them on the wedding day and he would respond to my crazed bride emails at all hours of the night. Cathi, the Director of Sales, was always immediately responsive to all of my questions throughout the planning process. I could not have asked for a better team to help create my wedding. The rest of the staff, from the front desk to the waitstaff, was wonderful to work with as well. The Olde Mill Inn was always willing to accommodate my requests, especially as vegetarian bride! All of our guests continue to rave about the food and the experience. Guests have asked if we could do the wedding again because they had such a wonderful time. I would do it again in a heartbeat! And you can't beat the beautiful, rustic, classy feel of the decor. I would recommend the Olde Mill Inn to any bride!

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Wedding: 7/13/2013
Member Since: 7/22/2010 verified review
Amazing Venue    posted 7/29/2013

This is the second wedding my family has hosted at Olde Mill Inn and it was just as perfect as the first. My sister married there in 2011 and I knew I would not find a better venue for my wedding. Everyone, from our pickiest eaters to foodies, raved about the food. The stuffed tomato appetizer was loved by all. My family and guests were treated very well by all of the staff at Olde Mill Inn and the staff was timely and responsive to any and all needs. On site lodging was convenient and allowed for many of our guests to stay until the last dance and continue the celebration at the Grain House. I only wish we had another sister to get married so we could use Olde Mill Inn again.

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Wedding: 7/27/2013
Member Since: 7/12/2012 verified review
Exceeds Expectations    posted 7/28/2013

My husband and I were married at the Olde Mill Inn on July 27th, 2013. We decided to have our ceremony at the gazebo outside the grain house and our reception inside. It was absolutely perfect! We worked with Lindsay Stewart who not only made the planning extremely easy leading up to the wedding, but also made our wedding day run smoothly with absolutely no stress on us! The food was amazing, the venue was gorgeous, and the service was beyond our expectations. Many of our guests went out of their way to tell us how beautiful the venue was and how friendly and accommodating the wait staff was throughout the night. My husband and I truly felt that our wedding day was THE perfect day. Thank you Olde Mill Inn!

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Wedding: 12/31/1969
Member Since: 12/17/2012 verified review
Ginger Cutler    posted 7/13/2013

My guests could not stop raving about the wedding. The setting is magical, the food was amazing and plentiful and the staff of the olde mill/grain house did an outstanding job of anticipating every need and fulfilling all requests. They even created a special vegan dish for our best man both at the rehearsal dinner and at the reception. Lindsay Stewart, our coordinator and maitre d was an invaluable help from the very minute I met her. She guided me through every step of the planning process and the result was an amazing wedding.

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Wedding: 6/1/2013
Member Since: 8/19/2012 verified review
Wedding accommodations    posted 7/6/2013

Beautiful, clean, affordable, can't say enough positive. Guests raved!

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Wedding: 2/2/2013
Member Since: 6/23/2012 verified review
I love this place!    posted 2/17/2013

My husband and I got married at The Olde Mill Inn February 2, 2013. Every step, from our first emails and meetings, to our tasting, to our final meetings, to the rehearsal, big day and morning after, during the whole planning process was amazing and easy. Many of our guests said that “our wedding was best wedding they ever attended,” asked us to renew our vows, or suggested that we hold the rest of our families’ weddings at The Olde Mill Inn. I think why our wedding was successful was because we were in a complete state of bliss and calm because there was no detail left untouched by the beautiful and well kempt location, delicious food, and generous and amazing staff, our maître d' was John and the person who signed us was Marien. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

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Wedding: 10/20/2012
Member Since: 1/1/2012 verified review
Wonderful in every way!    posted 1/2/2013

My husband and I were blown away by how perfectly our October wedding went at the Olde Mill Inn. They are true professionals and treat each couple with the utmost attention and dedication. Everything was beautifully executed as we wanted it, the food was delicious, and the recommended vendors were excellent as well. Our families had the perfect wedding weekend retreat at the hotel and are still talking about how wonderful it was. When all of the festivities were over (after an after party in the huge bridal suite and omelets at the group breakfast), my husband and I didn't want to leave. We sat in the gazebo and held hands and looked at the couples who were touring the facility for their own wedding. We told them enthusiastically that they couldn't do better than OMI for their wedding and remembered the people who had said the same to us less than a year before. Everyone we've spoken with raved about the service, food, and beauty of the Olde Mill Inn. We look forward to returning many times for dinner at the Grain House. It is a very special place and the perfect venue to showcase our enduring love and commitment to a life together. Thank you to John who was an amazing maitre D, and to the fabulous waitstaff as well. If I could live in one day for the rest of my life, it would be the day of my wedding at the Olde Mill Inn.

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Wedding: 10/26/2012
Member Since: 10/30/2011 verified review
Our Perfect Venue    posted 12/29/2012

The service and the food were absolutely out of this world! My husband and I were married at the Olde Mill on October 26 (just before the storm - phew!) and we couldn't have been happier. We worked with John and Lindsey (Smillie) and they were with us every step of the way. I was so nervous throwing everything at John the day before the wedding - decor, guestbook, ceremony notes, etc - but he made sure everything was flawless, and did it all with ease. They are true professionals, and made sure we had the best day of our lives. And the FOOD! Our wedding guests are still raving about the food two months later, and I'm sure they still will be for months to come! They are also very attentive to allergies - I'm severely allergic to sesame, and the staff made sure all the food was sesame free...because there was no way I wasn't eating all that delicious food. Thank you John, Lindsey, and everyone at the Olde Mill!

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Wedding: 11/10/2012
Member Since: 11/13/2011 verified review
Wow! We're still hearing about the food!    posted 12/21/2012

My husband and I got married in the Grain House at the Olde Mill Inn on Nov. 10. The venue just got their power back after losing it as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Needless to say, the stress level was at an all time high. The staff was extremely responsive and by the time the wedding day arrived, you'd have no idea that there was devastating hurricane that had hit the area just two weeks prior.

The staff was amazing - we didn't have to worry about a thing. Marien helped us fall in love with the location and the amazing Victoria put it all together - and kept us sane throughout. We're still hearing about the amazing food! The potato bar was definitely a highlight, but all of the food was out of this world!

Thank you to the Olde Mill Inn for making our wedding day feel special and one that we'll always remember!

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Wedding: 4/19/2014
Member Since: 2/10/2005 verified review
Our wedding at Olde Mill Inn was a dream come true!    posted 4/23/2014

I just had my wedding at the Olde Mill Inn on 4.19.14 and it was absolutely perfect! The process began with Lindsey Smillie with whom we booked our wedding date a year ago. For the year that followed she was my adviser and lifeline to all things wedding related. Her responses were fast and beyond helpful. I couldn't have planned this without her! Then there's the venue itself. My husband and I chose OMI because of it's classic and quaint appeal but also because many of our guests would need to stay the night and OMI provide the perfect venue for this. We had our rehearsal dinner the night before at the Grain House (which was perfect as well!) So, many of our guests stayed from Friday through Sunday. It was so convenient and the rooms and service were impeccable. Maureen at the front desk was also so pleasant and never seemed bothered by how many times I called for an updated room roster. We chose John Lietz as our maitre'D because of reviews we'd read and it turns out the rave reviews were absolutely correct! John was amazing. He was on top of everything and kept me calm, fed and hydrated throughout the entire weekend. We couldn't have asked for a better team! Our ceremony was outdoors in the inn's courtyard and our ceremony was in the Washington Ballroom. Both spaces were SO beautiful! And the food for cocktail hour and our reception was DELICIOUS! By the end of the night everyone commented on how beautiful the place was and how great the service and food were. We could not have asked for a more perfect weekend!

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Wedding: 3/23/2014
Member Since: 11/6/2013 verified review
Amazing Food, Service and overall experience    posted 4/9/2014 (updated 4/10/2014)

We held our late March wedding in the ballroom at the Olde Mill. We chose the Ballroom over the Grain House because we loved the flow, natural light and overall feelings of the rooms.

The service, food and overall experience we had was top knotch. As an event and conference planner for work, I was very critical and specific in my expectations and the food and service team delivered. I've had many guests tell me the cocktail hour food was the best they've experienced at a wedding!

In addition to a wonderful banquets experience, we did everything at the venue - rehearsal dinner in the private room at the Grain House, overnight rooms for guests, bridal suite prep in the morning, ceremony onsite, reception and more overnights the night of the wedding.

Throughout, the service and staff graciousness we experienced in each instance was wonderful and our Maitre 'D was there as our organizing support.

I have had numerous guests say things like, "I don't know how you found this place but you lucked out" and I think we really did!

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Wedding: 3/21/2014
Member Since: 9/5/2013 verified review
Far exceeded expectations    posted 4/8/2014 (updated 4/9/2014)

From start to finish the Olde mill exceeded all expectations. Our maître D John was on top of all the details and executed everything perfectly. My guests cannot stop talking about how amazing the food was and how beautiful everything looked. My wedding day was perfect and I am so glad that we chose the olde mill and would highly recommend!

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Wedding: 3/22/2014
Member Since: 7/3/2013 verified review
An "INN"CREDIBLE Time!    posted 3/29/2014 (updated 3/30/2014)

We knew from the moment we visited The Olde Mill Inn that it was the perfect place for our wedding. A big thanks to Lindsay Smilie, our booking agent, who showed us the grounds and answered all of our questions. John Lietz, our Maître D, was so helpful! He was willing to do anything to make our day perfect. John and his staff went above and beyond to make sure every detail of our wedding ran smoothly. John made sure our guests had everything and anything they needed; which meant the world to us. I can't say enough how much we loved everything The Olde Mill Inn did for us! Thank you Olde Mill Inn for all your hard work and efforts. Our guests are still talking about the delicious food and amazing time they had at this " Top-Notch" Wedding. We are truly grateful.
Jessica and Mark Tynan
March 22, 2014

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Wedding: 2/8/2014
Member Since: 8/19/2012 verified review
Grain House-Perfect Venue!    posted 3/16/2014 (updated 3/17/2014)

My husband and I were married at The Olde Mill Inn-Grain House on February 8, 2014. As soon as we viewed the venue we fell in love. The layout and décor of the Grain House was exactly what we wanted.
We first met with Lindsay and she was very knowledgeable and was always able to answer all of our questions mainly through email. She gave us a thorough tour of the venue and a detailed estimate of how much the wedding would cost. We ended up booking this venue a couple days later because we knew it was the one.
Our maître d was Amanda and she took care of all the details of our wedding. She always followed up with us and cared about how our wedding planning was coming along. When we first met with her in person, she was very welcoming and was excited to help us plan our wedding. We went over every detail with her and she always answered our emails very quickly. The day of our wedding went smoothly because Amanda took care of the timeline and made sure our guests knew where to go at specific times. She always asked how we were doing that night to make sure it was the best day of our lives. The service staff was excellent and very friendly with our guests. The food was spectacular and we couldn’t believe how much food was at the cocktail hour! I recommend the sangria, which was our signature drink, all of the guests said it was delicious.
The Olde Mill Inn-Grain House was the best choice we could have made for our wedding venue. All of our guests said that it was the best wedding that they have ever been to. My mother in law is still raving about what a great time she had and said it could not have been any better!

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Wedding: 12/29/2013
Member Since: 4/2/2013 verified review
OUTSTANDING!    posted 1/16/2014 (updated 1/17/2014)

The service and attention we received was beyond all of our expectations. All of our guests raved about the venue and the food. We are over the moon with this place and would recommend it to anyone in the are.

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Wedding: 11/29/2013
Member Since: 7/28/2012 verified review
Simply perfect!    posted 1/5/2014 (updated 1/6/2014)

My husband and I chose to have our 11.29.13 wedding at the Olde Mill Inn because of its cozy and rustic feel. Best choice we could have made!! We booked with Lindsey Smillie- she was so sweet and we were so impressed with the level of professionalism. She was open and flexible to working with us on planning a perfect wedding day within what we could afford. She was immediately responsive throughout the planning months whenever I emailed her and provided great advice & suggestions. We encountered much of the same with our Maitre 'd John. He was warm & friendly, responsive when I contacted him, very helpful when we met with him to plan our menu, and very organized when I went the week of the wedding to drop off all of our stuff. The day of the wedding, was the best day of our lives! And OMI had alot to do with that. Not only was the venue breathtaking, but everyone raved about the food and the service. John was always there when I needed him with a drink or a plate of food without being overbearing. Also, at the end of the night, there was nothing better than everyone just being able to walk up to their rooms. I also liked that fact that I got to wake up the next morning and spend breakfast again with my friends and family. It felt like a weekend getaway! We highly recommend the OMI!! They made our wedding day so special- we didn't want it to be over!!!

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Wedding: 11/16/2013
Member Since: 8/9/2012 verified review
Olde Mill Inn is amazing !!    posted 11/30/2013 (updated 12/1/2013)

Olde Mill Inn was amazing. Lindsey, when we booked the venue a year ago was so great and helpful and once we toured the property we knew we wanted our wedding there. They made everything so easy. Our maitre'd John was so amazing. He made sure I had nothing to worry about the day of our wedding. He made everything flow so smoothly I never had to worry about a thing. Always had food and a drink ready for me. The FOOD WAS SOOO DELICIOUS. Everyone loved the mashed potato bar at cocktail hour. Everyone kept telling us how stuffed they were after the wedding and how delicious all the options we had were. So many choices and so accommodating to our food preferences. The hotel itself is beautiful and loved all our guests stayed right with us and got breakfast with us the next day. Would definitely recommend this place to any bride/groom looking for a amazing venue with amazing staff and food! It was the greatest night of our lives and so glad we chose the Olde Mill Inn.

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Wedding: 9/6/2013
Member Since: 1/13/2011 verified review
AMAZING!    posted 10/7/2013

Our wedding day was September 6, 2013 and it was the best day of our lives, and the Olde Mill Inn helped make it that way! We worked with Marien as our wedding planner and maitre d' and she went well above and beyond to make sure that everything went perfectly. She knew every detail of what we wanted and wished for and paid attention to us as individuals (even making sure that the bride had a bowl of her favorite Grain House pickles waiting for her at the sweetheart table! Yum!) She was quick to answer e-mails and on the day of the wedding, she was five steps ahead of us throughout the entire day to prevent any and all hiccups.(There were none!)

The venue itself is truly remarkable. An all-in-one venue where your guests stay right upstairs and the ceremony and reception are downstairs, it's beyond convenient. Because we had our wedding on a Friday, our wedding was the only one that day and it felt like the hotel was our home. The rooms are extremely high-quality (they even have Keurig brewers in each room!) and the building is well-maintained all-around. All of our guests felt at home and loved their experience there!

We had our ceremony in the courtyard, and the setting was beautiful. It's a small, intimate, and beautiful setting right in the middle of the hotel.

We also chose to have our rehearsal dinner in the Grain House restaurant across the parking lot. The food at the Grain House is spectacular (we went there for dinner ourselves a few times before our wedding), but that pales in comparison to the amazing dinner at the Olde Mill Inn during our reception. Everyone raved about the delicious (and surplus of) food at cocktail hour, and the main course was even better. Everyone's orders are taken tableside, ensuring that food isn't prepared ahead of time and just heated up.

Finally, we were so grateful that because we were having our wedding on a Friday, the Olde Mill Inn was willing to work with us to fit our budget. If they weren't as flexible as they were, we likely wouldn't have been able to have our wedding here.

If you're looking to have a medium-sized (100-200 people) wedding, the Olde Mill Inn is worth every penny. Your pictures will be perfect with such a beautiful backdrop and your experience will be everything you dreamed of! We HIGHLY recommend this venue.

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A gorgeous country inn on 10 acres provides the perfect ambiance for the wedding of your dreams. The Inn becomes your country estate for the afternoon or evening with beautiful lawns and gardens for your outdoor ceremony, and meticulous attention to all details for both large and intimate weddings.


  • Price Range: $$$
  • Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
  • Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
  • Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
  • On the Water: No
  • Tented Area: Yes
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Onsite Catering: Yes
  • Outside Caterers Allowed: Yes
  • Kosher Available: Yes
  • Liquor License: Yes
  • Onsite Overnight Accommodations: Yes
  • Onsite Parking: Yes
  • Valet Parking: Yes
  • Onsite Wedding Consultant: No
  • Liability Insurance: Yes
  • Site Fee: No
  • Capacity: Up to 250
  • Style: Banquet/Reception Hall

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