Weddings at the Red Mill
Email educator@theredmill,org or call Tim Doyle at (908)735-4101 x100 for more information.
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Please be aware that the pricing and some options have changed. That video is merely to offer a feel for what a wedding on our site would be like. Please contact Tim Doyle at (908)-735-4101 x100 for updated pricing and information.
The Red Mill Museum Village is the iconic center point of Hunterdon County. It is an ideal and sought-after setting for weddings. A historic landmark and scenic treasure, our ten acre property is nestled along the South Branch of the Raritan River and features 12 historic buildings, rolling lawns, towering cliffs, cultivated landscapes and a rushing waterfall.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many people can your site accommodate?
We can host groups of up to 150-175 people.
What is your price per person?
We do not charge per person. The museum charges a flat fee of $3,500 to rent the site.
What is included in the rental fee?
This price includes private access to the grounds during your event, use of our meeting room as a bridal suite, access to the site for set up and clean up the day before and after your event, time for a rehearsal the afternoon before your event, and use of our restrooms for your guests. Arrangements for tents, chairs, tables, linens, catering, etc. must be made separately.
Do you have different prices for Friday, Saturday or Sunday?
The museum is available for booking on Saturdays only.
Are there any other charges or fees?
Couples are required to pay a $250 security deposit 30 days before their wedding date. This is refundable as long as there is no damage to our buildings or grounds and clean up is sufficient.
If garbage is left in our dumpster we have to charge a $200 fee which we incur from our trash removal company for the bulk pick-up. If possible, please have your caterer remove the trash from the museum grounds.
When is payment due?
The first payment of $1,000 is due with your signed contract in order to reserve your date. The final $2,200 payment and $250 security deposit are due no later than 30 days prior to your wedding date.
Where will my ceremony and reception take place on the site?
Ceremonies get set up on the gravel path along the riverside between two willow trees near the lime kilns. It’s a lovely spot with a view of the river and downtown Clinton. Receptions take place up on our quarry lawn with the quarry wall as a dramatic backdrop. Electricity is accessible from several points at this location. Please make an appointment if you’d like to visit and see our grounds in person.
Do you have parking for guests on site?
We can accommodate up to 50 cars parked on site in the back of the property. Additionally, we have a few spaces in the front of the property that we can reserve for elderly or handicapped guests. Please let us know if you have anyone in your party for whom we should reserve one of these spaces.
If you are staying at one of the area hotels, we encourage you to take advantage of their shuttle service. Both the Holiday Inn and Hampton Inn can provide shuttles for your guests.
Is there a list of recommended vendors?
We work exclusively with Culinary Creations, an award-winning, full-service caterer who are equipped to service your entire function including servers and rentals. Visit www.CulinaryCreations.com for more details on their offerings.
Is there a space for the bridal party?
Yes, our meeting room is available to you on your wedding day. You can store any items (decorations, flowers, favors, etc.) in this room the day before your wedding until the day after your wedding. This room is private and is not accessible to museum visitors.
What happens if it rains?
No one can control the weather and sometimes rain happens. As an outdoor site, this is a risk you take when booking your event at the Red Mill. We’ve had every kind of weather on wedding days and everyone still has a great time! Some couples have moved their ceremony inside their reception tent.
Can we book a date in October?
Many couples ask for October dates because of the lovely weather and beautiful fall leaves. Unfortunately, the museum grounds close for our annual Haunted Village fundraiser from mid-September through the first week of November for this event and weddings cannot be booked during that time.
Are there any town ordinances we need to follow?
Yes. You will need to file a fire safety permit and a tent permit with the Town of Clinton no later than 2 weeks prior to your wedding date. Your vendors can help you with this process. PDFs of the permits are available on the Town of Clinton’s website here: http://www.clintonnj.gov/forms.html
Are there any special extras we can book for our event?
Yes! For a unique and unforgettable experience for your guests, you can hire one of our blacksmiths to do demonstrations during your reception. He’ll even make you a special keepsake gift! Fee is $250 for four hours.