Planning your wedding at the Mill in Elstead?


I was lucky enough to shoot an amazing wedding not long ago at this stunning pub in a former mill. Read a short, but detailed blog if you're planning your awesome wedding day at this venue. 

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The Mill at Elstead, Godalming

Cost of wedding:
The full and final price will depend on a few factors such as the room(s) you reserve, the number of guests, and the package you select (£50, £70, £90/person), and whether you're staying overnight. Also, £250 is payable if you're having your ceremony on-site.

Capacity:

THE CROMWELL ROOM:
ceremony: 26
breakfast: 30
evening: 50

THE CYGNET SUITE:
ceremony: 70
breakfast: 100
evening: 120

The Mill at Elstead, Godalming
The Mill at Elstead, Godalming

The Mill at Elstead, Godalming

About

This venue is so special in many ways. First and foremost it was a working mill, a factory, and later during World War II, it was used as a hospital before it was finally converted to a pub. It's located on the outskirt of Elstead by the River Wey surrounded by the lovely English countryside. Upon entering the building makes you feel like stepping back in the past hundreds of years.


The Mill at Elstead, Godalming

Details from the past

The Mill at Elstead, Godalming
The Mill at Elstead, Godalming

This place is full of little details marking the past few hundreds of years. With some handcrafted bunting and textile bouquets, you can make the rooms more personalized yet keep the authenticity of the place.

The Mill at Elstead, Godalming

Ceremony at the Cygnet Suite:

The Mill at Elstead, Godalming
The Mill at Elstead, Godalming

For up to 70 seated guests the Cygnet Suite is the larger room for ceremonies. This place has a very special vibe with the large windows overlooking the river, rustic wooden beams, industrial brick walls, and that furniture. A large table at the end of the room where you can seat after the ceremony is over and enjoy a little moment with your partner.


The Mill at Elstead, Godalming

Front garden

The Mill at Elstead, Godalming
The Mill at Elstead, Godalming

A wonderful place to be after your ceremony if the weather allows enjoy the fresh air with your guests and family just outside of the pub by the car park.

There are several great places for traditional group photos. I have chosen as seen in the third image above. I simply loved the trees framing up the image and the lovely cottage in the background. If the grass isn't super wet and muddy like at the time I was there the opportunities are even greater for locations.

The Mill at Elstead, Godalming

Couple portraits

The Mill at Elstead, Godalming
The Mill at Elstead, Godalming

There is a large selection of photo locations within the fences of the Mill. In just a few minutes of walking, you will get some amazing results.


The Mill at Elstead, Godalming

Reception & evening party

The Mill at Elstead, Godalming
The Mill at Elstead, Godalming
The Mill at Elstead, Godalming

Although the room is the largest you could be renting for a wedding reception in the region 30 people will be very comfortable at the dining room of Cygnet Suite which will make the event feel very cozy and bring everyone close together to make it more intimate.

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