The Milk Pail Restaurant & Banquets
We got married at the Milk Pail because this was where we met. It took a while to pin down the date because there were some misunderstandings about which dates we had available to us. We definitely wanted the big room because we met in that room and ended up pushing our wedding to a Sunday because they wouldn't give the space to us on a Saturday and it was cheaper that way. The food there was excellent! In fact, our guests had nothing but good things to say about the food.
During the planning process of it, however, it was very hard to get a hold of anyone there. We would call and leave messages and then eventually, would be able to get in there. The actual event went smoothly. The outside gazebo was beautiful for our wedding and they had everything set up when we got there. All of the decorations were provided by them and they were there the whole night.
It was also one of the cheapest place we found so they are definitely good for money. If you're looking for something cheap and not too worried about them responding back to you, then go for it. We also had a lot of people who didn't show up and they were generous enough to only charge us for the people that showed up instead of what many other vendors do: charge you for...
The Milk Pail is an amazing place to have a budget wedding ceremony and venue. You will need to be willing to overlook a few asthetic issues: worn out carpet, exterior paint chipping and older bathrooms. However, the value for the cost far exceeds these issues! The coordinator is willing to do anything to make your day special. She set up everything to my specifications: my complicated centerpieces, our candy buffet, escort boxes, pictures, etc. She is great and goes above and beyond to make sure everyone is how you want. The price is amazing! We really feel like we got our money's worth--she even gave us two vendor meals for free! Our day was amazing, and I believe it's due to our amazing coordinator and charm of our venue. The ceremony location, the gazebo, of course is beautiful! There are also a lot of unique and fun old buildings on the property that provided for awesome photo opoprtunities!
They did a great job decorating for us, the food was wonderful but there was alcohol on the head table when we specifically asked for no alcohol. Other than that- they did a great job for us.
We walked in three months before the wedding, told her how we wanted the wedding to go, and she made it happen. We had our date, and everything else we wanted for that day. She kept in contact with us to make sure we had everything we needed/wanted thru out the entire planning time. We even had to change a detail a half our before the ceremony, and she made it happen. The original price she gave us was a little high, so she worked with us to make it affordable.