Frequently Asked Questions
It depends on the type of event you want to host. For a seated meal, our ideal capacity is 225 people. If you don’t need formal seating, we can handle 300+ guests. The number of people we can accommodate will also change, depending on whether you are using a stage, or whether you are hosting an event like a trade show.
Yes! We welcome the licensed caterer of your choice, or we can give you some suggestions. We’ve worked hard to provide the amenities your caterer will need, including your caterer’s use of our licensed, commercial kitchen for holding, warming and serving your food. Please note that The Mill Event Center does not provide its own catering services, so we will work with you to find one that meets your needs.
Unfortunately, it’s a “no” to both questions. Due to health regulations, you cannot prepare your own food, but we will happily work with you to find a caterer for your event. Or, if you prefer, you are welcome to prepare your food at home and bring it to the event. Neither you nor a caterer can prepare food in the kitchen, but you can use the kitchen for holding, warming and serving food.
You are welcome to provide and bring in all the extras you will need, or we will happily work with Party Plus in Lancaster to secure the items for you.
We’ve found that many people choose not to add decorations because the event space is so beautifully decorated already, but you are welcome to customize the space to create the atmosphere you envision!
Unfortunately, flame candles are not allowed in the venue.
Unfortunately, no. All alcoholic beverages must be purchased through The Mill Event Center. The good news? You’ll have access to the Mill Tap Room that includes spirits, wine and 14 craft beers on tap, staffed by our experienced bartenders.
Yes. We have fountain service ($2.50 per person) that includes Coca-Cola products, iced tea, coffee and water.
Of course. We want you and your guests to enjoy food that suits your tastes and event needs. Food Trucks are welcome for events under 100 people.
You bet! We actually have two private rooms that are included in your rental fee. Both rooms have a private restroom and private, outside entrance.
We know how agonizing it is when a special presentation doesn’t happen because you don’t have access to the right equipment. The event center is equipped with superior surround-sound speakers throughout the event space, an HD 1080p projector, wireless microphone, and high-speed Wi-Fi. And, it’s all FREE with your rental fee.
Everything is professionally installed so you can easily connect your devices, but check with our Facility Manager prior to the event to verify compatibility.
You’ll discover high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the entire center.
Yes. We will handle all of your setup and tear down, so you and your guests can enjoy your event.
Yes. There is parking at The Mill Event Center and at nearby businesses, along with street parking. We can provide specific instructions to give to your guests.
Our restrooms are clean, brand new and beautifully decorated, with plenty of space for your guests.
Of course. Who doesn’t love to dance?
It depends on the size and date of your event. Larger events on the weekends fill up quickly and should be booked as soon as possible. Our facility’s event manager can work with you to get your event booked, but sooner is always better than later.
There is no smoking in the event center. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas.
Yes. We only want the best for all our guests.
A 50% payment is due at the time of booking to reserve your space.