Frequently Asked Questions

 

Frequently Asked Questions

1What is your max capacity?
220 Guests
2How many events does your venue hold at once?
One, we have one cocktail room and one ballroom. Our entire staff focuses on you and only you on your special day. We are here exclusively for you.
3I am interested in touring The Mill Lakeside Manor?
We are available from Tuesday through Sunday by appointment for private tours. Tuesday – Saturday from 10 am – 6 pm and Sundays from 10 am– 5 pm (Friday, Saturday and Sunday availability for tours might be earlier due to weddings in the evenings so call for availability.)
4Pricing?
Depending on a few factors which include guaranteed guest count, time of year and day of the week our prices may vary. A range would be $119 – $189 per person before NJ tax and service charge
5What is included?
From the moment your family and friends arrive, they are greeted by our friendly, professional staff, escorted and pampered throughout their time with us. The 5-hour reception includes a top-shelf, premium open bar for 5 hours. Champagne greeting for the guests as they enter the cocktail room. Cocktail hour has several stations, unlimited passed hors d'oeuvres, your choice of linen colors, lamps, expansive views of the lake. Cocktail hour is followed by a 4-hour reception.

Our Main Course Reception includes a 5 course dinner with appetizer, salad, intermezzo, four entrees including a vegetarian option and second portions served French style. The Custom Wedding cake and individually plated second desserts are provided by Chocolate Carousel Pastry Shoppe in Wall

A private beautiful bridal suite is located on the first floor wrapped in portrait windows overlooking the lake and historic mill. A beautifully manicured property along with award winning food and service creates the perfect environment for your guests to leave here blown away. A host of other amenities are in cluded, like ambient up lighting, card holder, linens, scalloped backed Chivari chairs, silk floral centerpieces cake cutter and servers, toasting flutes, etc.

We allow for an additional half hour for our on-site wedding ceremonies in our seasonally landscaped garden. Our expert wedding planners help plan your special day throughout your time with us. We are here to help you with all the decisions needed to make your day special and unique. Finalize all your unique details with your evening's Maitre D' to make sure the events that are special to you are heightened in the evening to come. We are fully willing to customize each wedding to make it special and what you always dreamed about.

**Feel free to reach out to us in email or phone call for more information
**t:(732) 449-1800
**e: TheMill@ClarksLanding.com
6Can we use an outside caterer?
No, we have an award winning Executive Chef with over 40 years of experience who is well versed in International Cuisine. Please feel free to make an appointment with us for any specialty items to customize your menu for your wedding day.
7Do you have guest minimums?
Yes we require 75 adult guests for an afternoon event, and 125 – 150 adult guests for an evening event depending on the day of the week, the year and the season.
8Do you offer Shuttle Service/provide DJ/Florist, etc?
We do not offer these services but we have a list of preferred vendors – Best of the Best Professionals who we recommend. Click here for the list of our Preferred Vendors.
9What can I expect the day of my wedding?
From the moment you arrive, until the very last dance, your personal Maitre d’ will be there for you every step of the way. Allow yourself to indulge in the day, as our team ensures that every detail you’ve worked so hard for, is executed flawlessly. You will be treated like royalty with your own private bridal suite and your private attendant for the day. We are here to allow you to have a worry free wedding!
10What time may we arrive for our event?
You are allowed to arrive 1 & ½ hours prior to the start time of your ceremony or cocktail hour unless approved by the Maitre’ D for additional time
11Are we allowed to decorate the Canopy?
Yes please feel free to peruse the photos in our gallery of how the canopy has been customized.
12Will we have to set up décor for our wedding?
No, we provide you with wedding specialists who are there for you for whatever you may need/any questions you may have. Our team takes care of your tastings, finalizing meeting, wedding set up, etc.
13Is on-site photography available?
The entire grounds are available for photography on your wedding day. As your guests enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, take your wedding photos with the breathtaking views of the lake and stunning sunset backdrops we offer. You can use one our Best Of The Best List of Vendors to plan amazing photography for your special day. Also, we are conveniently located 5 minutes away from the beach & oceanfront and 3 mins from the Spring Lake, Lake & Bridge.
14Can you tell me a bit about the planning process?
Our experienced Special Events Consultants are there to oversee every single aspect of your wedding day. Our team is available 7 days a week – for whenever a question may arise. We will help you plan necessary appointments, a menu tasting and your ceremony rehearsal. We will be there to handle any surprises that pop up so you have worry free weeks leading up to your wedding and a worry free wedding day!
15Can we just hold our Ceremony At The Mill Lakeside Manor?
The Mill would be happy to host your ceremony at our lakeside space or in our ballroom overlooking the Lake. These events can be booked on shorter notice and availability based on wedding reception schedules.
16Where is The The Mill Lakeside Manor located?
The Mill is located in the quiet shore town of Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey. Being the only property located on this lake you will be transformed into an environment found at few locations in New Jersey and even fewer wedding venues. With sunsets over the water and swans in the background, make sure you leave plenty of time for photos.

The Mill is also located just minutes away from Spring Lake, Lake and Oceanfront. Both are great locations for photography in the local area.
17When was the The Mill founded?
Restauranteur William Brauweiler was the first to recognize the great potential of this special place, operating it as a bar and grill with entertainment through the early 50’s. Karl Kost then took over making it into a popular German-American Restaurant and expanding in 1962. Ray Kramer (later the mayor of Asbury Park and a county Freeholder) purchased and operated The Mill until 1975 when Joe Amiel, a restauranteur from New York, took the reigns. In 1985 the Old Mill was destroyed by a fire and then was recreated as a more modern building and reopened in the fall of 1986. In 2001 it came under new ownership of Gary and Tamar Tolchin, who then changed the name to “The Mill” who performed major renovation work. Now, in Feb 2017, The Mill Lakeside Manor has joined the family of premier wedding destinations, created by the Truesdale family.
18The Mill Now
Now The Mill, Lakeside Manor has joined the family of premier wedding destinations, created by the Truesdale family.
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