The Mill Event Center
The Mill Event Center is the vision of Lancaster native Brad Hutchinson. Brad believed Lancaster was missing a community “anchor” – a place where we could all come together to create & celebrate the events that shape our lives!
The historic building dates back to the 1800s, where it was once a wholesale grocer and feed mill. Brad and his team worked hard to keep the historic charm of the building, but skillfully added the modern amenities needed to give their guests the best possible experience. They even included a nicely stocked bar for any event in need of libations!
The Mill Event Center is tucked behind Lancaster’s historic downtown district, but it’s unlike any other event space in the area. Beautiful. Affordable. And customizable.
With 6000 square feet, the Mill Event Center hosts everything from weddings and galas, to corporate events and concerts. And we’ve made planning easy with lots of surprising amenities included in your rental fee.
Just contact our Facility Manager Lorena Smith. She’s ready for our special place, to become the place for your next event. As Lorena says, “Our job is to make your event as easy on you as possible.” And we are here to do just that!
To be the finest event center in Lancaster.
This accomplishment will come not only by hosting spectacular private events, but also by utilizing the space to host public events that will enrich the culture of the community that we are so proud of.
What people say about us
"My husband and I got married there on June 2, 2018. We were the first wedding ceremony since they opened the doors to the public. I have nothing but amazing things to say about Lorena, Hannah, and Brad, and the atmosphere they created! The organization put forth for our special day was amazing. They helped make everything perfect for us. They didn’t hesitate to step behind the bar when it got busy and they also didn’t hesitate to help move tables, chairs and/or decorations around when the time came. I would recommend this venue to everyone over and over again because of how amazing and perfect everything was for us!"
- Aubrie Miller
"The Mill Event Center is gorgeous! The location to downtown was great. There was ample parking. Lorena and Billy did an amazing job making sure our event ran smoothing down to every detail of planning. They were very professional and offered wonderful suggestions to make our event exactly what I envisioned. The staff was wonderful as well. Two thumbs up all around! I cannot thank The Mill Event Center enough for making the night wonderful."
- Joe Barrows and Kris Blevins
"Saturday night I played the Mill Event Center in Lancaster, Ohio… just up the road from us. What a beautiful venue! Everything went really well… especially considering as it was their first show. I love this venue and these folks! I’ll play there anytime."
- Jorma Kaukonen
"This place is amazing! We had our wedding reception there last night! Lorena and staff did an amazing job! They exceeded all our expectations and went above and beyond for us to make our big day amazing! The staff was on it and was very fast! The whole night I did not see a line at the bar but saw everyone with drinks. If you are looking to have an amazing night and want a event center this place is it! The place is beautiful and will make your night amazing!"
- Josh DeLong
"The Mill was a beautiful event space for our inaugural fundraising event, FAIRHOPE Celebrates Life. The staff made planning easy and was always there to answer our questions and assist us in every possible way. We will certainly be back!"
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- Ricki Chenault
"Was there for a wedding reception and I was impressed. What a lovely place to hold an event especially a wedding reception. 5 stars from me."