Where It All Began
Welcome! We have so much to share that it is difficult to know where to start! From the very beginning, we knew we wanted to create something unique in Central Virginia, a place that dreams would call home. And, so, our search began…
When my husband, Tim, and I first saw Fine Creek Mills and its surrounding property, we knew, beyond a doubt, that it was truly a rare find. While walking along the granite rocks of Fine Creek, discovering the gristmill ruins and the old miller’s cottage, a vision started to take shape; a vision that had been evolving in my brain since I was a little girl. As long as I can remember, I have always loved to plan and create meals. When small, inspired by a cookbook given to me by my parents, I’d serve my father elaborate “appetizers” that I would make from cookie cutter creations. By the time I was fourteen, I had started collecting linens and china (to be honest, this became quite an obsession). Even as a young mother, my dream always was to cook, to serve, to create joy, really.
Sixteen years ago, we opened our doors here at The Mill at Fine Creek as not only the culmination of our hopes and dreams, but hopefully a place for yours, too. We designed and created our main venue building to be the perfect place for couples to bring their family and friends to celebrate the most important day of their lives. Our family-owned and operated business is made up of people, who, like me, love the whole planning process. From the day you say “yes” to the day you say “I do”, we will work with you to create the most memorable wedding ever.
Since 2003, we have been doing our very best to serve you. Ten years ago, Chef Mark Henry joined our culinary staff and quickly took us to new culinary heights. After a few additions to our original building, we decided it was time to expand even further. Joined by our co-owner and son, Mark, we opened our Guest Cottages and Fine Creek Brewing in 2017. Our obsession with excellence in our cuisine, property, and staff shows and we are so proud.
We welcome you to discover The Mill at Fine Creek. Always here to please, don’t hesitate to call or visit. See you soon!
Awards & Recognition
We are so grateful for the reviews, votes, and awards that The Mill at Fine Creek has received through the years. Each wedding requires a team of vendors that all work together to help create the perfect day. We are happy to provide these vendor recommendations to our couples.
What We Offer
Our Mill family stretches across the property, from the Mill to the Cottages to the Brewery. A team of a variety of professionals, we are motivated by excellence and a passion for doing what we love. Our many years of experience have prepared us to anticipate your needs and make sure you are taken care of on your special day.
PICK YOUR DAY
Weddings may be booked on a Friday, Saturday, or a Sunday. Each day has its own unique features and offers flexibility to accommodate your vision and budget. For those looking for a more intimate ceremony with 30 or less guests, we also offer Elopement options Mondays - Wednesdays.
Ceremony & Grounds
We offer three unique outdoor ceremony sites, all nestled within our gorgeous gardens. Whether you choose the original mill stone ruins, the rustic handcrafted pergola, or the bucolic creekside spot, each offers the ideal place for your exchange of vows. In case of inclement weather, there is no need to worry. A change of plans can be made up to two hours before your ceremony, allowing staff to easily convert our venue’s main room into an indoor ceremony site.
We are committed to taking care of you on your special day. Relax as you get ready in both our salon-inspired Suite (equipped with several salon stations, full-length mirrors and bathroom), and Miller’s Cottage (furnished with comforts of home, such as a full kitchen, couches, TV, one bedroom, and 1 ½ baths). An appointed member of our staff will make sure you have everything you need as you get ready throughout the day.
Our culinary team is here to create the perfect menu for your celebration. Working one-on-one with you to plan a menu unique to your wishes, we welcome traditional family recipes, new dishes, and can accommodate any specific dietary needs. Always “from scratch” and using only the freshest ingredients, our chefs will create a meal that you and guests will never forget.
Surrounded by dense forest and the waters of Fine Creek, our venue is designed to embrace the outdoors, while providing the perfect setting for your event. From a wraparound deck to enjoy the surroundings, to a dance floor equipped with a professional audio system, our all-inclusive venue provides everything needed to entertain up to 225 of your guests for the celebration of your dreams.
Stay for a night or two in one of our 13 charming, detailed, artisan-crafted cottages. Enjoy our one-of-a-kind complimentary breakfasts while sitting on your porch or relaxing in your living room. The cottages are perfect for overnight wedding guests or out-of-town visitors, alike.