The Old Mill

(12 reviews) 12 4.92
Aldermaston Berkshire RG7 4LB
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About The Old Mill

Berkshire, RG7 4LB

The Old Mill is a beautiful rural, riverside wedding venue set in the heart of West Berkshire. The Old Mill dates back to the 1800s and used to be a flour mill until the 1920s. In the early 1900s the mill was taken over by the Arlott family and has been privately run ever since.

With panoramic river views, streams, a distinct exterior look and breath-taking gardens, The Old Mill is the perfect setting for your Wedding or Private Function.

We believe every wedding is unique which is why we don’t offer packages. We tailor each wedding to personally accommodate our individual Bride and Groom.

We’re all about getting to know you – your tastes, your preferences and the demands of your world.

The Mill offers a stunning backdrop for your special day, and is located in one of the most picturesque settings in the whole of Royal Berkshire. With the beautiful grounds, rural fields and waterside spots, you’re guaranteed breathtaking wedding photography when you host your day here.

The Stable Room, formerly an old dairy parlour, is set within the extensive grounds and can seat up to 75 guests for a ceremony. Both the Mill Room and Stable Room can hold up to 150 guests for a reception. The Mill Room can also seat up to 90 guests for a civil ceremony, and the beautiful glass conservatory can hold up to 90 guests. So however big or small your celebration, The Old Mill can cater for you.

When it comes to your wedding breakfast, you and your guests will be treated to a delightful feast of classic dishes and old favourites with an Old Mill spin. You can also toast your marriage with a wide selection of fine wines, beers and spirits.

For an unforgettable wedding day in a truly romantic location, look no further than The Old Mill. Contact the team to arrange an appointment and find out more.

• Exclusivity comes as standard at no extra charge • Rooms are licensed for civil wedding ceremonies with capacity ranging from 75 to 90 guests • Midweek Complimentary Room Hire until midnight. Monday- Thursday (Excluding Bank Holidays) • Fully licensed bar with a range of wines, beers and spirits on offer • Prices remain the same throughout the year, we don't charge extra for a summer wedding. • Stunning rural setting with plenty of opportunity for beautiful wedding photographs

Facilities at The Old Mill

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

The Old Mill Reviews (12)

Venue Service

By emma, on 18 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 08 Nov 2018

after booking our wedding ceremony and reception with these guys we paid them a large amount of money, they then failed to return any calls and emails which stopped us from being able to plan a trying further, we had no other option but to find another venue, they are now refusing to give us our money back. they really have made planning my wedding a complete nightmare

Evie & Robin Arlott, Property Owner at The Old Mill responded to this review on 06/03/2019 20:47:37

Hi Emma, We sincerely apologise this is how you feel, our understanding for your reasons of wanting to change venues was due to not being able to supply your own food. However, being a small family run venue unfortunately this is something we are unable to accommodate. We do not charge a large room hire fee, and therefore must be quite strict on what we allow into the venue and do apply quite a large corkage fee to anything that is not supplied by us. Further to your comments regarding that you were unable to get hold of anyone, again I can’t apologise enough for this, and have investigated this further with our team to prevent it happening again. Unfortunately, regarding the return of your deposit this is not something that we could accommodate. It is in our terms and conditions, signed at the beginning by yourselves. However aside of all of this, I really do wish you all the best for you and your partner and I hope you have an amazing wedding at your chosen venue. I’m sorry there was not more we could do. Kind Regards Evie

Best day ever!
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By Rachael H, on 21 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Sep 2018

We had our wedding here in September and it was the most amazing day! The venue and grounds are beautiful; the whole place has a really personal, intimate feel. The food was lovely, bar was well stocked and the staff were brilliant. I want to do it all again!

Fantastic place. Very friendly and accommodating s
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By Jason Todd, on 20 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 02 Jun 2018

We were married there 02 June 2018. Fantastic place. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Stunning grounds and most importantly they listened to and delivered exactly what we asked for.

Perfect wedding venue
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By Rosie, on 20 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 19 May 2018

We got married at the Old Mill in May and couldn’t have asked for a more lovely day. The venue itself is stunning, with plenty of opportunities for photos in a wonderful setting. What I wasn’t expecting was how well they looked after us. On arriving for the reception (our ceremony was at a nearby church), we were presented with glasses of prosecco and met our master of ceremonies, who was brilliant and kept the day on track for us so we could relax. All the staff were really friendly and accommodating. The rooms looked lovely – the table settings they use are very elegant. On top of that the food was really good, and the bar is pretty much pub prices, unlike at many wedding venues. We are very grateful to everyone involved for a wonderful day!

We had our Wedding there in April 2018
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By Shirly, on 06 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 14 Apr 2018

We had our Wedding there in April 2018 and the Valentines Meal and the food and service is always excellent.

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By Lorraine Harman, on 20 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 31 Mar 2018

We had our wedding here on 31st March 2018 and I have to say that the service we received was second to none. From the beautiful venue, to the gorgeous food and the amazingly friendly and helpful staff we couldn't have asked for anything more. Even the weather didn't spoilt the day. Many thanks to everyone that had a hand in making our day truly wonderful.

We were married there 31 years ago on Valentines
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By Paula Hubbard, on 20 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 14 Feb 2018

Booked for Valentine's night as was our anniversary. We were married there 31 years ago on Valentine's day so was extra special. It was magical! Lovely romantic setting, lovely welcome on arrival. Compliments to the chef as the food was amazing. All in all a wonderful time. Will definitely do it again. Thank you

it was fabulous!
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By Martin Gatter, on 20 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 18 Aug 2017

We had our wedding and reception here on 18th August 2017, and it was fabulous! Robin, Diane and the team made every effort and the whole day went really smoothly (even the sun came out!). All our guests loved the setting and the food was great (bangers and mash were a huge hit). Bar prices were reasonable and the drinks were plentiful. We'll definitely come back as soon as we find an excuse for another party!

People are still talking about our amazing venue
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By Sam Lucarotti, on 20 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Aug 2008

It's been 10 years since we got married at The Old Mill and people are still talking about our amazing venue and what a wonderful day it was. We could not fault a thing, it was a magical day and we have lots of happy memories to treasure. Thank you Diane and Robin. X

beautiful setting for a big day
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By Becs Gough, on 11 Oct 2014

We had our reception in April 2010 at the Old Mill. The best thing about this venue, apart from the stunning grounds, is the family friendly approach of the staff. It is not a corporate machine so you feel instantly at ease and welcome. The food is tasty, homely and, unlike at most wedding venues, in good portion sizes. Our guests raved about the sausages on the buffet! The cost of the venue was very reasonable as were the bar prices but nothing looked cheap and the grounds are stunning. I would highly recommend the Old Mill if you are looking for a personal touch. The only minor downside is that t there is no accommodation at the venue, however, 5 minutes down the road is the Hinds Head who regularly accommodate wedding guests and who treated us brilliantly.

Beautiful venue, brilliant service
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By Kathleen, on 25 Jul 2003

I was married at the Old Mill last week. It's beautiful of course and there are lots of good opportunities for photos. Besides that the staff are brilliant on the day and ensure that everything runs smoothly. The food is nice, traditional "home-cooked" style rather than being fancy, and is served on time, without a big delay between courses. The Old Mill are also quite flexible if you should want something different to what is on their menu. We never felt that we were "just another wedding".

Wonderful, good value and beautiful
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By Laura , on 09 Aug 2001

A beautiful setting on the river. An Old Water mill. Our wedding ceremony took place in the stable room which is an old dairy parlour decorated with beautiful tapestries. The Mill room is used for the reception which has an adjoining conservatory which opens out onto an amazing lawn with the river on both sides. Excellent food from buffet to 5 course and very good value, one of the cheapest we found for that quality. An ideal location for photos and extremely friendly and experienced staff. Good nearby accomodation at the Hinds Head including four poster beds and corner bath.

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