The Mill at Manor Falls

About Us

Located in Millersville, Pennsylvania, The Mill at Manor Falls is just a short drive from up-and-coming downtown Lancaster.

Our Grounds

The Mill at Manor Falls is a stunning venue that will take your breath away and exceed all your expectations.

Originally built in 1771, the original grist mill was destroyed by a fire in 1830 and rebuilt the following year. In 2013, we began to bring the mill back to life. We have taken great care to restore the building to its original glory and create a rustic yet polished event space for weddings and other special events!

Our Mission

You deserve a venue that fits your unique vision. We restored The Mill at Manor Falls to provide a versatile and customizable venue that brings people together for unforgettable events.

We strive to create a welcoming atmosphere that caters to each client’s unique needs, whether you’re hosting a wedding, corporate event, or community gathering. With a focus on exceptional customer service and attention to detail, we aim to exceed your expectations and make every event an extraordinary experience. Our goal is for our guests to have a memorable experience from the moment they first set foot on the property until they have to leave!


What Sets Weddings at Manor Falls Apart?

Weddings at The Mill are personalized to each couple we host, because every couple is unique! The simple but elegantly-restored mill allows each bride and groom to create lasting memories with their loved ones. We are happy to provide a list of our preferred vendors that we highly recommend to help make your wedding even more special and memorable. 

On your wedding day, you’ll have every opportunity to make amazing memories at the Mill. Our grounds include a rustic bridge, manicured grounds, and waterfalls that are perfect for unique photos. You and your guests will enjoy the unique rustic charm of our restored mill along with the comfort and luxury of modern facilities, making for an unforgettable celebration.

At The Mill, we follow the Golden Rule: treat others how you want to be treated. Above all else, we want your special day to be stress-free and joyous, and we’ll work hard to make that a reality. That’s one of the reasons our couples continue to give us positive feedback!

Once you’ve decided that The Mill at Manor Falls is the perfect venue for your wedding, we’ll help you reserve your preferred date so that you can finally take a deep breath and enjoy the wedding planning process. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your wedding is everything you’ve ever wanted. With our flexible and customizable venue, your wedding will be a truly unforgettable experience. When you host your wedding day with us, it will be a day you look back on for a lifetime with joy, free of stress and worries.

Meet the Team

The Mill at Manor Falls is blessed to have a qualified team of individuals who work together to help make your special day unique and unforgettable. Someone from The Mill will always be on the property during your event to ensure your guests feel welcome and comfortable. 

Don & Laura Dombach


As a husband and wife team, we are excited to share our dream with you to make your wedding dreams come true. The Mill at Manor Falls has been our passion for over 10 years, and we are determined to make your wedding day unique and unforgettable. We have worked to meticulously restore our piece of history so we can share it with you.

Jen Owens

Venue Manager

Hi I am Jen Owens, Venue Manager here at The Mill at Manor Falls. I have been in the wedding industry in both service and management positions since 2012 and truly love what I do. I have been interested in historic architecture all my life, so working at a venue like The Mill is an amazing blend of my passions. On my off time I am a mom of 6 and enjoy rehabbing and exploring historic sites. I love being a part of the team here at The Mill. Together we strive to give all our couples a unique and personalized experience!

Our Venue Hosts

The Mill at Manor Falls provides an Event Host who will remain on the property during the entire event to ensure your special day goes smoothly and help your guests feel welcome. Your event host will be there to provide support from setting up chairs and tables to ensuring all your vendors know where to go.

Megan Bailey

Venue Host

Hi, I’m Megan. I’m a California native who has called Pennsylvania home for nearly ten years. Most of my career has been spent in the transportation industry, where I’ve held various managerial roles focused on customer service, operations, training, and development. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, going to concerts, camping, and DIY home projects. My entire life, I have been a passionate dreamer with a deep regard for others. My goal as your host will be to ensure the vision for your special day comes to life.

Rachel Parmer

Venue Host
My name is Rachel and I’ve been married to my love for 16 years and have two kids ages 13 and 11. In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, reading, and spending time with my family. 
I love working at the Mill because I have the opportunity to witness the happiest day of a couples life. The amount of joy, love, and happiness I get to witness is exciting. The Dombach’s have poured a lot of time into making The Mill a beautiful and unique space for weddings and other events and it’s a privilege to represent their vision as a member of the team. 

Jeanne Ployd

Venue Host

Hi, my name is Jeanne. I am a Pennsylvania native, born and raised in Bucks County. My family and I were drawn to Lancaster because of its beautiful rolling farmlands and family friendly communities. For 10 years I worked in the Pharmaceutical industry as a compliance auditor. I will be using my penchant for dotting “i”s and crossing “t”s to help ensure that your event is hosted in a way that allows your vision for your day to match your experience.

Our Mill: A Rustic and Elegant Piece of Lancaster History


During the Civil War in the 1860s, the mill was used to produce flour for the Union Troops. After the war had ended, Isaac W. Groff purchased the mill, and under his ownership, he renamed the mill as Lake Mill and outfitted it with the latest machinery at the time.


However, tragedy struck again, and a fire partially destroyed the mill in 1882. It was determined that rioters from Lancaster had started the fire, having visited buildings outside the city and lit fires to draw first responders away so riots could proceed in Lancaster proper. According to the Columbia Spy newspaper, Groff had considered not rebuilding – he had suffered an estimated uninsured loss of $25,000 (which would be equal to more than $740,000 today!). But the mill was ultimately restored in 1883.


Into the 1920s, the Frantz family operated the mill, adding a granary and producing 100 barrels of flour each day. The Frantz family lost the mill during the Wall Street Crash of 1929, however, and the mill changed ownership multiple times over the following decades.


The mill remained vacant until 1960, when Guy and Sally Starry purchased it, and in 1964, they opened the Country Mill Restaurant. The Starrys’ daughter, Anita, and her husband, Henry Emerich, operated the mill as a high-end restaurant with a French peasantry flair. Customers from all over flocked to the mill to dine and relax in the warm atmosphere.

1970s - 1980s

When Hurricane Agnes hit the state in 1972, the lower-level dining area and wine cellar were destroyed just days before the grand unveiling. The restaurant recovered and re-opened its doors after the storm, but after the damage from the hurricane, it was far less robust than previously. The Country Mill Restaurant closed its doors for good in the mid-1980s.

2012 - Now

For years, the building sat vacant, falling into disrepair. In 2012, the Dombachs purchased the property and began to restore the mill in 2013. Now restored to its former glory with added modern amenities, The Mill at Manor Falls is the ideal rustic yet elegant wedding venue for any couple looking for a unique wedding location.

Reserve The Mill at Manor Falls for an Unforgettable Day

Relax and enjoy your celebration surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of The Mill at Manor Falls. We’ll help make sure everything is just right so you can focus on creating cherished memories you’ll treasure forever.

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