The Millstone Wedding & Event Venue
The Millstone Wedding and Event Venue is a rustic, yet stunning venue and event space located in Limestone, TN. The venue is situated on a 40-acre farm that offers a peaceful and serene atmosphere for weddings, corporate events, and other special occasions. The East Tennessee wedding venue also features natural landscaping and a stunning historical design for a unique ambiance.
The History of this Beautiful Venue
Thomas Brabson built the mill in 1811 and powered it with a wooden, 15-foot-high water wheel. The mill used to grind corn. As a result, it was one of the most crucial factories in the lives of early European settlers, who were primarily farmers.
During the civil war (in the 1860s), the Michigan Union regiment occupied the mill before selling it to the Gray family in the 1900s. The family used the mill as a post office in 1910, and the equipment they used then, like the teller counter, still exists today at the venue.
In the 1940s, the owners used the water wheel to generate their own electricity as well as for the neighboring houses. The mill shut down in 1994 and stayed dormant till 2010, when William and Danielle Barrett bought it.
When Danielle and William bought the mill, its condition was unsightly. Rotten structures, sagged beams, and roof leaks were the conditions of this place. But they made significant improvements that restored the historical beauty of the Millstone.
For example, they replaced old, damaged beams with historical material of a similar period. That way, the new owners maintained the old, beautiful look while improving the mill’s structural strength.
In short, William and Danielle renovated the place while maintaining its historic character. In fact, they reused the millwork, original floor, and siding when restoring the beauty of the Millstone wedding venue. The original milling equipment is also available as part of Millstone’s decor.
The Stunning and Convenient Setting for Your Special Day
The Millstone is a special place conveniently located by Johnson City, Jonesborough, Bristol, and Kingsport, Tennessee. Its features include several indoor and outdoor event spaces. The indoor reception area can accommodate up to 200 guests and features a built-in bar, a catering kitchen, and modern amenities such as air conditioning and heating. A bridal suite and groom’s lounge are also available for the wedding party to prepare before the ceremony.
The venue offers a beautifully landscaped lawn with stunning views of the surrounding countryside for outdoor ceremonies. The lawn features a wooden arbor and plenty of space for seating. There is also a covered pavilion for outdoor receptions or events, which can accommodate up to 300 guests.
In addition to the historical beauty, the Millstone venue offers an artistic landscape that complements the importance of your wedding. The management can also decorate the area with beautiful lighting over the patio area to add elegance to the venue.
The Millstone is also in the countryside. That means you’ll be away from noise common in urban places. The venue also brings you closer to nature, since the environment has trees—you get to enjoy the fresh air of the beautiful countryside here.
Other benefits you receive by renting the Millstone include:
- FULL ACCESS TO THE PROPERTY: Considering it’s a historic building, you may want to explore Millstone. Luckily, renting the venue gives you exclusive access to the property for your special event. You get to visit the old mill, access the bridal cabin, explore the grounds around, and use the parking area. The parking area has an attendant to look after the guests’ wedding vehicles.
- BRIDAL AND GROOM DRESSING ROOMS: These rooms ensure you don’t have to travel to the venue wearing your wedding attire, especially if it’s far. That way, you avoid circumstances that can spoil your wedding outlook when traveling to the venue.
- AN OVERNIGHT ROOM: With the Millstone as your wedding venue, you’ll access sleeping quarters for up to twelve guests. As a result, your family members and close friends can dance the night away without worrying about traveling long distances after the ceremony.
The Millstone Pricing Options
Weddings are expensive. But if you find a beautiful and conveniently-located venue at an affordable and accommodating price, you can maintain the overall costs within your budget.
The Millstone Wedding and Event Venue offers affordable wedding packages. For instance, a Friday/ Saturday package goes for $6350. On the other hand, the Saturday package alone costs $ 4700. These costs include accommodation supplies like chairs, a cake table, and big tables for your wedding.
The costs also include other benefits like free, stable WiFi to live-stream your wedding if you want. That way, your loved ones who won’t attend the ceremony will still celebrate your big day online.
To get complete details about the Millstone wedding packages, visit the site or contact them. That said, the venue is accessible from 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM to give you enough time to celebrate your big day.
Erin Morrison Photography Will Help You on Your Absolutely Stunning Wedding Day
Partnering with a professional photographer ensures you have all your best wedding moments on record. That way, you’ll have memories to show your children and grandchildren in the future.
As your wedding photographer, I will dedicate my time to capturing the finest details at your special event. After all, I’ve photographed hundreds of weddings, giving me the experience of capturing your wedding. Additionally, I specialize in photographing emotions, from bright smiles in the ceremony to slow, beautiful dances at the reception.
Here’s my portfolio. You can check it out to identify if my style blends well with your preferences for a photographer. I also would love to hear from you. Let’s talk to help you streamline your wedding plan and make the big day a huge success.