Our Gristmill stands as a truly remarkable structure, a gem among wedding venues. Having opened its doors in the autumn of 2019, this space has swiftly become a favorite choice for couples. Whether you desire a laid-back affair or a formal gathering, the Gristmill exudes an ageless elegance and charm, lending an air of timeless sophistication to every event.
Step inside the Gristmill, and you'll be greeted by a captivating blend of 19th-century hand-hewn beams, white-washed walls, and ceilings. This fusion of old-world aesthetics and modern farmhouse simplicity evokes a sense of nostalgia, complemented by the inclusion of antique windows, hand-forged hinges and straps, and foundation pillars sourced from the historic Jacksonville railroad depot of the 1800s. Additionally, the Gristmill proudly showcases wooden beams and bricks salvaged from a venerable bank dating back to the 1850s.
Encompassing an impressive 1,800 square feet, our Gristmill eliminates the need for a tent, providing a versatile space for various wedding-related activities. From joyful receptions to intimate rehearsal dinners, and even the ceremony itself, the Gristmill stands ready to host your cherished moments. In the event that both the ceremony and reception are held within our enchanting venue, guests are invited to wander the property while the Mill is seamlessly transformed.
Moreover, the Gristmill offers convenient amenities, including a well-appointed kitchen perfect for caterer staging. With 11 reclaimed lumber farmhouse tables measuring eight feet in length, there is ample seating for your guests to savor a delectable feast. Additional tables are available to showcase the bride and groom's beautiful cake creations, while whiskey barrels and dry goods barrels discreetly accommodate garbage disposal. Step out onto the deck, illuminated by the soft glow of Edison bulb lighting, and savor the opportunity to entertain additional guests in this charming outdoor space.
The Gristmill is a beacon of warm ambiance, with accent lighting thoughtfully placed both inside and out. Vintage chandeliers and pendant lighting further enhance the enchanting atmosphere, casting a gentle glow that adds a touch of romance to your special day.
Tables can be placed in a variety of arrangemeents: banquet style, "U" shape or herringbone. Herringbone pictured.
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