Wenzel Wedding

On Saturday July 13, 2019, The Mill hosted the wedding reception of Jon and Karla Wenzel. Jon grew up in New Richland, MN, while Karla grew up in Waseca, MN. Jon farms, raises beef cattle, and is also a mechanic. Karla is a licensed dental assistant. They actually met online on the website Match. They dated 2 years before Jon asked Karla to marry him. Their future plans include living their life together, have fun, and grow their family. Now that they are married they plan to celebrate by going somewhere warm this winter for their honeymoon.

Why They Chose The Mill…

“Everyone was so accommodating and easy going. The Mill has such a unique atmosphere and it has such a simple features but there is so much elegance at the same time. Everyone that helped put the whole day together was such a great help and friendly through the whole day/process.”


Guests were served food from the couples’ choice of caterer, The Boathouse Grill and Bar.


They hired Tami Collins, of Zinnias Boutique, to be in charge of the decor.


Guests were able to enjoy music provided by Nick Krause Weddings.


Jon and Karla had their special day captured by AJ Photography.

Best of luck to Jon and Karla in the future! We were honored to host  your special day at our venue.

***All photos in this blog post were taken by The Mill for their own personal use***

Mundt Wedding

On Saturday July 20th, The Mill was honored to host the ceremony and reception of Steve and Kayla Mundt. Kayla grew up in Waseca, MN, while Steve is from Lake Crystal/Cleveland MN. They first met at Verizon where they both worked. They dated 2 years before getting engaged. Kayla is now full time in the military and Steve still works at Verizon Wireless. Some hobbies that the couple enjoys are volleyball and softball. They also enjoy anything that has to do with being outside, such as spending time in the pool. After the wedding, they plan to take their honeymoon in Florida, where they can celebrate their union. They have future plans of moving to the cities and having 1-2 kids.

Why They Chose The Mill…

“We thought it was such a unique venue and was very accommodating.”


For the meal guests were able to enjoy a dinner of roast beef, chicken cordon bleu, a baked potato, and a vegetable medley that was provided by Vernon Center Meat Market.


The Mill was beautifully decorated by the bride, Kayla.


Guests were able to dance throughout the night to music provided by Midwest Sound. Along with the DJ, Steve and Kayla decided to add something a little unique to their reception, by bringing in 2 pool tables and a dart board to provide some extra entertainment for guests.


Steve and Kayla’s special day was captured by Joseph Orchard Photography.

Congrats the Steve and Kayla on their big day. Hope it was everything  you’ve dreamed of!

***All photos in this blog post were taken by The Mill for their own personal use***

Hagen Wedding

On Saturday June 26th, The Mill was beautifully decorated for the wedding reception of Brett and Hannah Hagen. Both of them grew up in the country of New Richland, MN. They both also come from farming families of the New Richland area. Hannah is currently a hairstylist at the ULTA Salon in Mankato and has been there for 6 years. Brett farms with his family and also works for Kraus Construction. Brett and Hannah first met in high school. Brett was a junior, while Hannah was a sophomore. They met during the fall of 2009, Brett was in football and Hannah was a cheerleader. They got engaged March 20th, 2018 while in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. At that point, they would’ve been dating 9 years. On the week of their wedding, it would’ve marked 10 years of being together! They went on their honeymoon to Aruba for a week to celebrate their marriage.

Why They Chose The Mill…

“We chose the Mill as our reception venue because of their open space, and layout of the building! The character inside made it the perfect venue to bring our “Romantic Italian Garden” theme to life! We were so happy with how everything turned out, and they were the best people to work with through all of the planning!”



Charcuterie Table was provided by Hyvee in Mankato. The dinner was catered in by Torey’s Restaurant of Owatonna. Desserts were prepared by Lush Cakes.

Photography/ Videography

Brett and Hannah decided to go with 507 Photography and Tali Wayne’s videography to capture their beautiful celebration.

Decor and Flowers

The beautiful flowers that you see in these pictures were done by Julie Pohler of Cash Wise in Waseca. The rest of the decorations were done themselves.


Music and entertainment for the night was provided by Good for Gary.

Congrats to Brett and Hannah on their special day! You made The Mill look absolutely stunning and we wish you the best in the future!

***All media used in this blog were taken by The Mill for our own personal use***

Peerboom Wedding

On Saturday June 22, The Mill was honored to host the wedding of Kenny and Amanda Peerboom. Kenny grew up in Benson MN, while Amanda grew up in Medford. They met online, but eventually met in Jackson MN while Kenny was there doing a job. They named their son Jaxton after their first meeting spot. Kenny owns his own business called Boomers Millwright Service LLC and Amanda works at Kwik Trip, while also taking care of their son, Jaxton. They dated for 7 months before getting engaged. They are not currently going to take a honeymoon as it is Kenny’s busy season at work. Their future plans are to move to Waseca for a couple years before they buy their forever home in the country. They plan on having one more child.

Why They Chose The Mill…

“We picked The Mill because it is similar to what Kenny works on for a living and it had the space we needed. We like the rustic look of it.”


Decor and flowers were done by Cheryl Merritt of Inspired Designs.

All of their food was catered in by Hy-Vee.

Music was done by Djs On Demand and guests danced the night away in celebration.

Kenny and Amanda chose to have Clear Photography capture their special day.

Congrats to Kenny and Amanda on their special day. Wish you both the best in the future!

***All photos used in this blog post were taken by The Mill for their own personal use***

Olson Wedding

On Saturday June 15th, The Mill was honored to host the wedding and ceremony of Heather Maas and Rusty Olson. Heather grew up in Waseca, while Rusty grew up in Trimont, MN. They met at a wedding they were both in. Rusty’s brother married Heather’s best friend. Together they have two girls, Ahvah (8) and Aylah (4). They recently bought a house in Waseca. Heather works at a daycare in Waseca as the lead teacher in the pre-school room and Rusty works in Owatonna at the power plant.

Why they chose The Mill…

“We chose The Mill because it is absolutely beautiful and exactly what we were looking for. The staff are so friendly and loving! They are amazing to work with and truly want it to be the best day of your lives and they will help in any way they can to make that happen!”


Their catering for their special day was done by Hy-vee in Owatonna.

The beautiful decorations you see in these pictures were done by Vanilla and Gold. Flowers were provided by Tamie Collins of Zinnias. Bouquets for the day were done by Jill Killday.

The entertainment for the night was provided by DJs on Demand.

Photography for the day was done by Mikayla Rae Photography.

Congrats to Heather and Rusty on their day! Hope it was everything you wished for!

***All the photography in this blog is taken by The Mill for it’s own personal use***

Vanderhorst Wedding

On Saturday May 19th, The Mill was able to host the wedding ceremony and reception of Brett and Katie Vanderhorst. They both grew up in Waseca, but hadn’t known of each other until Brett lived in Lacrosse. He moved back to Waseca 6 months into their relationship. They met through mutual friends at a summertime fire. They dated over four years before they got engaged. Brett works for the city of Waseca, parks department. Katie works at the Minnesota State Academy for the Blind. After the wedding they are celebrating their wedding with their honeymoon in Gunflint, staying in a little cabin on a lake. Their future plans include moving to their forever country home. Brett will continue with his side landscaping business and Katie can’t wait to have her own hobby farm. They are excited to start a family in a couple years.

Why they chose The Mill…

“Amazing place! I fell in love as soon as I walked in; I knew we had to have our reception there. Beautiful/amazing space and awesome, helpful owners/staff!”

-Katie Vanderhorst


Lacey’s catering provided the meal for all the guests to enjoy. They served a caesar salad, baked ziti, chicken alfredo, green beans, and garlic breadsticks.


Katie did all of her flowers and decorations for the venue


Guests were able to enjoy the music of Chris Moe and dance all night long.


Katie chose to have Shelby R. Photography capture her special day.

Congrats to Brett and Katie! We wish you the best going forward!

**All of the photos in this blog were taken by The Mill for their own personal use**

Mulert Wedding

On Saturday May 11th, The Mill was honored to host the wedding celebration of CJ and Nicole Mulert. CJ grew up in Owatonna, MN and Nicole grew up in Medford, MN. They first met playing on the same co-ed softball team in Owatonna through mutual connections. They dated for 2 and a 1/2 years before getting engaged. CJ works for Premier Lift Productions putting in handicap accessible lifts and residential elevators. Nicole works for Northwestern Mutual as an Associate Financial Advisor. They both enjoy being outdoors and partaking in sports/activities. They have future plans of buying a farm and starting their own cattle operation and to start a family, first with a puppy! They celebrated their marriage with their honeymoon in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Why They Chose The Mill…

“We chose The Mill because it was the perfect fit for us. We wanted something local to us, needed a large space due to guest size, and wanted the rustic/country feel as that is who we are as a couple. The Mill couldn’t have been more perfect for us for the big day.”


Their meal was catered by Torey’s out of Owatonna, MN.



Flowers were provided by Kleckers Kreations in Owatonna, while all the beautiful decorations were done by family and friends.


After the meal was all done the floor was cleared of tables and chairs to make room for the dance floor. Guests were able to enjoy music provided by Studio Veil out of the cities.


All of the photography for this wedding besides the pictures in this blog were done by Stacey Steele from Steele the Moment Photography in Owatonna.

Congrats to CJ and Nicole! We loved having you here!

**All pictures used in this blog were taken by The Mill for their own personal use**

Youngberg Wedding

On Saturday, May 4th, Chad and Dani Youngberg celebrated their marriage with their ceremony and reception at The Mill. The night was filled with food, drinks, dancing, and laughter, as family and friends celebrated the couple on their big day. Chad grew up in Waseca, MN and Dani grew up in Wells, MN. They met freshman year of college in the dorms while they were both attending Bemidji State University. They were together for 10 years before getting engaged. Both Chad and Dani work for Hormel Foods in Austin, MN. Dani is an accountant for them and Chad works as a plant shipping professional. They plan to go on a mini moon to Duluth right after the wedding and at a later date they will do a full honeymoon to Nashville.

Why they chose The Mill…

“We heard about The Mill by word of mouth and after our first tour, we knew it was the perfect spot for our rustic wedding”


For their dinner, they went with Mr. Pig Stuff out of Lakeville, MN. Guests were able to enjoy pulled pork sandwiches, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, baked beans, and coleslaw.

Decor and Flowers

All of the decor for The Mill was done by the bride, her mom, and sister. Flower bouquets were done by Chad’s aunt, Debbie Bartlet.


The guests were able to dance all night to the music the DJ from Midwest Sound played.


Chad and Dani chose to have their special day captured by PS I Do Wedding Photography.

Congrats to Chad and Dani on their special day!

**All photos in this blog post were taken by The Mill for their own personal use**

Osborne Wedding

On Saturday April 20th, Corie and Amanda celebrated their union in front of family and friends with their wedding ceremony and reception at The Mill. Corie grew up in Decatur, Illinois until he moved to Minnesota in 2004. Amanda was born and raised in Waseca. Corie works as a Cart Driver for Bird’s Eye Foods and Amanda is a Technical Support Representative for Bosch Automotive Service Solutions out of Owatonna. They had been dating for roughly two years before they got engaged in 2014 but have known each other since Junior High. They are undecided on a honeymoon destination right now since they are waiting for the harvest season to end, but will end up somewhere warm for sure. 

Why they chose The Mill…

“We chose The Mill because of the cost and being able to bring in whatever we wanted to make our day special. They were wonderful to work with along the way and with family coming from out of state the venue was perfect size for our family and friends to fit comfortably. We highly recommend The Mill for all events in the future! Joe and has family are wonderful to work with and offered us help along the way. They were able to work with us on set up and tear down and made our day perfect.”


The catering for their wedding was mostly done by family and friends. Hyvee catered in the white mac and cheese for their dinner. and the cake and cupcakes were made by Cream of the Cakes out of Lakeville, MN.


All the decorations for their day were done by Tricia Bremer, Corie’s mom, as well as from the help of other family and friends.


The music for their dance was provided by Bill Lage from Silver Sound Entertainment out of Minnetonka, MN.


Corie and Amanda needed a great photographer to capture their beautiful day. They decided that Megan Lenz Photography would be the best fit to capture their day.

Congrats to Corie and Amanda on their special day!

**All of the pictures used in this blog post were taken by The Mill for their own personal use**

Krueger Wedding

On Saturday March 30th, Kyle and Emily Krueger celebrated their union with family and friends at The Mill. They had both their ceremony and wedding reception at The Mill. Emily grew up in Rushford, MN and then moved to Waseca in the 9th grade. Kyle grew up in Waseca. Both of their families reside in Waseca. They met in geometry class in 2007. They dated for 7 years before they got engaged. Emily is a first grade teacher and Kyle drives truck. They have planned for their honeymoon to backpack through Europe, starting in Germany and ending in Scotland!

Kyle and Emily chose The Mill for it’s big space, sweet people, and rustic ambiance.

The flowers were from Waseca Floral. All of the decorations for the space were DIY!

The catering was provided by The Pheasant Cafe of Waseca.

Their guests were able to enjoy music and dancing after the dinner provided by the band Troubleshooter.

Photography done for the bride and groom on their big day was done by Makayla Rae Photography.

Congrats to Kyle and Emily from The Mill!

**All photos in this blog were taken by The Mill for our own personal use**