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The Mimslyn Inn

Luray , VA
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401 West Main Street
Luray, VA 22835 US (map)

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540-244-9445

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The Mimslyn’s recipe for a successful event includes an intimate setting, professional planner, upscale guestrooms, refined service, brilliant and creative menu selections, and... Read more
The Mimslyn’s recipe for a successful event includes an intimate setting, professional planner, upscale guestrooms, refined service, brilliant and creative menu selections, and knowledgeable staff. We specialize in elegant yet relaxed banquets, retreats, meetings, themed parties, supper clubs, civic engagements, and weddings. Our professionally decorated rooms with high ceilings and expansive windows flood the space with natural light and garden views, making us an impressive destination for many events. Our chef prepares a menu perfect for any occasion and our event planner serves as your prime contact. Both are dedicated to exceeding your expectations. Read less
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What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
45
Describe your venue:
Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Vintage
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1000
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Catering / Bar
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'Oeuvres, Plated, Server(s)
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

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Lindsay
Wedding:
10/31/2015
4.1/5.0
we found the Mimslyn thru an internet search and for the most part were quite pleased with the venue. The food was fantastic and the staff is really nice. Sherri is an amazing event planner. I would caution though, when booking, they provide a block of rooms for your guests to stay in and while it is INCLUDED in the wedding package, it is NOT INCLUDED in the price of the venue! And if you don't get all your rooms booked, YOU have to pay for the empty rooms! We found this little detail out about 6 weeks before the wedding and it definitely affected the attendance to our wedding. Also, I guess for the reception, they pulled extra staff to help serve us and while they were prompt and the food was fantastic and hot, there were so many of them that they were constantly coming thru and cleaning while we were in there. We had the Circa '31 room until 10 and by 8:30 they had cleared EVERYTHING, even the decorations, from the ball room and were beginning to set up for breakfast the following morning. I also didn't get any of my wedding cake. We had the best man's toast, then we cut the cake and they served it while we were doing our first dance. By the time we got thru the first dance, the father/daughter, bridal party and parents dances, they had served the cake AND cleared the uneaten pieces from the table. Stephanie offered me a desert from the kitchen but it's just not the same. If the wait staff was given explicit orders NOT TO TOUCH THE CAKE, why did they clear it? I was really upset because the cake was red velvet, my favorite, FOR ME, and I didn't get any of it and offering me a desert from the kitchen just wasn't the same. Overall, it was a beautiful ceremony and the reception was good and the venue itself was more than accommodating, even bringing down a fire pit for us to have s'mores, but we felt so rushed when the staff started cleaning up and breaking down that it was kind of stressful for me trying to maintain a party while feeling pushed out by the staff.
we found the Mimslyn thru an internet search and for the most part were quite pleased with the venue. The food was Read more...
we found the Mimslyn thru an internet search and for the most part were quite pleased with the venue. The food was fantastic and the staff is really nice. Sherri is an amazing event planner. I would caution though, when booking, they provide a block of rooms for your guests to stay in and while it is INCLUDED in the wedding package, it is NOT INCLUDED in the price of the venue! And if you don't get all your rooms booked, YOU have to pay for the empty rooms! We found this little detail out about 6 weeks before the wedding and it definitely affected the attendance to our wedding. Also, I guess for the reception, they pulled extra staff to help serve us and while they were prompt and the food was fantastic and hot, there were so many of them that they were constantly coming thru and cleaning while we were in there. We had the Circa '31 room until 10 and by 8:30 they had cleared EVERYTHING, even the decorations, from the ball room and were beginning to set up for breakfast the following morning. I also didn't get any of my wedding cake. We had the best man's toast, then we cut the cake and they served it while we were doing our first dance. By the time we got thru the first dance, the father/daughter, bridal party and parents dances, they had served the cake AND cleared the uneaten pieces from the table. Stephanie offered me a desert from the kitchen but it's just not the same. If the wait staff was given explicit orders NOT TO TOUCH THE CAKE, why did they clear it? I was really upset because the cake was red velvet, my favorite, FOR ME, and I didn't get any of it and offering me a desert from the kitchen just wasn't the same. Overall, it was a beautiful ceremony and the reception was good and the venue itself was more than accommodating, even bringing down a fire pit for us to have s'mores, but we felt so rushed when the staff started cleaning up and breaking down that it was kind of stressful for me trying to maintain a party while feeling pushed out by the staff. Read less
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Kohli2015
Wedding:
10/17/2015
5.0/5.0
I love this place! Staff has been super helpful, accommodating and kind (especially Rebecca and Sam!). All my family members from my wedding are booked here, it's beautiful. They also have cottages up the hill which are charming. I would recommend this place to others!
I love this place! Staff has been super helpful, accommodating and kind (especially Rebecca and Sam!). All my family Read more...
I love this place! Staff has been super helpful, accommodating and kind (especially Rebecca and Sam!). All my family members from my wedding are booked here, it's beautiful. They also have cottages up the hill which are charming. I would recommend this place to others! Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
8/14/2015
4.8/5.0
Beautiful setting, staff was wonderful and helped in every way possible. We plan to spend our first anniversary at this location!!
Beautiful setting, staff was wonderful and helped in every way possible. We plan to spend our first anniversary at this Read more...
Beautiful setting, staff was wonderful and helped in every way possible. We plan to spend our first anniversary at this location!! Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
6/15/2013
4.7/5.0
We had our wedding at the Mimslyn Inn and absolutely loved it. The hotel is gorgeous, the staff is super friendly, and all of our guests were impressed with the location, quality of service, and venue. The food was delicious, and we even opted for the buffet (which usually isn't quite as hot or good as plated meals) but was actually better I think than the plated options because some of our guests went back for 3rds! They were so flexible and accommodating with us and allowed us to have our informal rehearsal dinner on the patio of the third floor, where we ordered food from the amazing Italian restaurant across the street, and just hung out all night. They also allowed us to have an after-party on that patio, which was great for our guests to just walk upstairs after the wedding ended at midnight to continue to hang out until the wee hours of the morning. All in all it was wonderful. The only negative experience we had was with the female bartender, who was randomly rude to some of our guests. This was really out of context with every other staff member, and maybe she was just having an off night? Anyhow, we let them know about this, and the General Manager of the hotel called us within an hour and offered us a significant refund because he stated they absolutely don't allow that to happen. That was a first, an unsolicited refund, when we really just wanted them to know about that experience. I would hands down do another event at this hotel. It was fabulous.
We had our wedding at the Mimslyn Inn and absolutely loved it. The hotel is gorgeous, the staff is super friendly, and all Read more...
We had our wedding at the Mimslyn Inn and absolutely loved it. The hotel is gorgeous, the staff is super friendly, and all of our guests were impressed with the location, quality of service, and venue. The food was delicious, and we even opted for the buffet (which usually isn't quite as hot or good as plated meals) but was actually better I think than the plated options because some of our guests went back for 3rds! They were so flexible and accommodating with us and allowed us to have our informal rehearsal dinner on the patio of the third floor, where we ordered food from the amazing Italian restaurant across the street, and just hung out all night. They also allowed us to have an after-party on that patio, which was great for our guests to just walk upstairs after the wedding ended at midnight to continue to hang out until the wee hours of the morning. All in all it was wonderful. The only negative experience we had was with the female bartender, who was randomly rude to some of our guests. This was really out of context with every other staff member, and maybe she was just having an off night? Anyhow, we let them know about this, and the General Manager of the hotel called us within an hour and offered us a significant refund because he stated they absolutely don't allow that to happen. That was a first, an unsolicited refund, when we really just wanted them to know about that experience. I would hands down do another event at this hotel. It was fabulous. Read less
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Jale
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend the Mimslyn Inn for a wedding reception. Sherri and team were outstanding and everything was beautiful, and the food delicious.
I highly recommend the Mimslyn Inn for a wedding reception. Sherri and team were outstanding and everything was beautiful, Read more...
I highly recommend the Mimslyn Inn for a wedding reception. Sherri and team were outstanding and everything was beautiful, and the food delicious. Read less
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Claire
Wedding:
11/12/2011
2.9/5.0
I loved our wedding on the day of....having all of our guests under one roof for the weekend was awesome, the food was fantastic, it was a warm and inviting atmosphere and I wouldn't have changed it for anything.

That said, we encountered several issues leading up to our wedding day that were very frustrating and unnecessary. We were promised things in the beginning that they tried to turn their word on in the weeks before our wedding - my best advice is to get every single thing you want and are told you can have in writing and included in the contract. This was our fault for not doing this from the beginning, but I take people at their word, especially when it comes to things like what chairs we can use, what the room layout will look like, etc...

All in all, it was a fantastic place to have a wedding, but they would be much better off if they had a rock solid event coordinator who can effectively work with couples on their wedding day plans in advance of the big day.
I loved our wedding on the day of....having all of our guests under one roof for the weekend was awesome, the food was Read more...
I loved our wedding on the day of....having all of our guests under one roof for the weekend was awesome, the food was fantastic, it was a warm and inviting atmosphere and I wouldn't have changed it for anything.

That said, we encountered several issues leading up to our wedding day that were very frustrating and unnecessary. We were promised things in the beginning that they tried to turn their word on in the weeks before our wedding - my best advice is to get every single thing you want and are told you can have in writing and included in the contract. This was our fault for not doing this from the beginning, but I take people at their word, especially when it comes to things like what chairs we can use, what the room layout will look like, etc...

All in all, it was a fantastic place to have a wedding, but they would be much better off if they had a rock solid event coordinator who can effectively work with couples on their wedding day plans in advance of the big day. Read less
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Monica
Wedding:
11/1/2010
5.0/5.0
If you want to get out of the city, go to Luray. The Mimslyn Inn is a beautiful setting with the large colonial building high up on the hill and we loved having our wedding there last fall. With 45 historic rooms and suites, we were able to reserve the entire Inn for family and friends. We never had to leave the site, we had our ceremony in the Blue Ridge Ballroom and our reception in the Circa '31 Dining Room, all in one place. It was gorgeous with the beautiful blue ridge mountains in the background. The Inn's general manager and staff couldn't have been nicer and accommodated all of our needs. We even had an after wedding party downstairs at the Inn's Speakeasy bar, it was great. Thanks again Mimslyn.
If you want to get out of the city, go to Luray. The Mimslyn Inn is a beautiful setting with the large colonial building Read more...
If you want to get out of the city, go to Luray. The Mimslyn Inn is a beautiful setting with the large colonial building high up on the hill and we loved having our wedding there last fall. With 45 historic rooms and suites, we were able to reserve the entire Inn for family and friends. We never had to leave the site, we had our ceremony in the Blue Ridge Ballroom and our reception in the Circa '31 Dining Room, all in one place. It was gorgeous with the beautiful blue ridge mountains in the background. The Inn's general manager and staff couldn't have been nicer and accommodated all of our needs. We even had an after wedding party downstairs at the Inn's Speakeasy bar, it was great. Thanks again Mimslyn. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.6/5.0
We LOVED our wedding at the Mimslyn Inn. It's a beautiful hotel, rooms are comfortable, bellman and staff are very accommodating, and the food was delicious! We had a tasting prior to the event and the food on our wedding buffet was just as hot and delicious as it was during our private tasting.

I do feel like the Mimslyn's claims to have a day-of wedding coordinator are a bit misleading. Several of my emails prior to the wedding would go unanswered for many weeks which was a source of stress for a busy bride. I did not see the wedding coordinator at ALL on the day of the wedding until I was walking down the aisle. I spent the entire morning getting ready at the Inn and she never once came in to check on me or help set anything up. I heard from a family friend that she saw the coordinator giving a sales tour of the venue to another couple on the morning of my wedding which was disappointing to m, showing me she wasn't really focused on my event. She also seemed very uninformed on the logistics or typical order of the wedding ceremony. While she was present during our rehearsal, our minister orchestrated everything to ensure the big event ran smoothly.

My experience with this one staff member did NOT cast a shadow over my day though. We had a beautiful wedding and our guests loved every minute of it. I would absolutely recommend this venue to friends or family, but I would caution you to plan to have a family member act as the coordinator or mistress of ceremonies on the big day.
We LOVED our wedding at the Mimslyn Inn. It's a beautiful hotel, rooms are comfortable, bellman and staff are very Read more...
We LOVED our wedding at the Mimslyn Inn. It's a beautiful hotel, rooms are comfortable, bellman and staff are very accommodating, and the food was delicious! We had a tasting prior to the event and the food on our wedding buffet was just as hot and delicious as it was during our private tasting.

I do feel like the Mimslyn's claims to have a day-of wedding coordinator are a bit misleading. Several of my emails prior to the wedding would go unanswered for many weeks which was a source of stress for a busy bride. I did not see the wedding coordinator at ALL on the day of the wedding until I was walking down the aisle. I spent the entire morning getting ready at the Inn and she never once came in to check on me or help set anything up. I heard from a family friend that she saw the coordinator giving a sales tour of the venue to another couple on the morning of my wedding which was disappointing to m, showing me she wasn't really focused on my event. She also seemed very uninformed on the logistics or typical order of the wedding ceremony. While she was present during our rehearsal, our minister orchestrated everything to ensure the big event ran smoothly.

My experience with this one staff member did NOT cast a shadow over my day though. We had a beautiful wedding and our guests loved every minute of it. I would absolutely recommend this venue to friends or family, but I would caution you to plan to have a family member act as the coordinator or mistress of ceremonies on the big day. Read less
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