Adelphi Mill is a beautiful historical building beside a stream and hiking trail. If you're on a budget, this is a great location. We took some beautiful photos outside, and they even have a playground if you have any younger guests, or want to take some fun pictures.They don't have any requirements for your vendors, or put limits on your decorations. The biggest drawback for me was that you have to setup the locale the same day, and they do not have any staff on-hand, so either be prepared to pay somebody to setup all your tables, decorations, etc, or have some dedicated friends and family on hand. They do provide several folding rectangular 6' tables, and folding metal chairs - mostly in shades of brown. You can use them, or rent your own from a separate vendor.The mill has 3 levels - the main floor, the second floor, and the basement. The basement has some really cool old mill machinery, but it has an old linoleum floor, awkward layout (due to the machinery) and we didn't use it for anything besides storing the extra chairs and tables. We served lunch on the main floor, and had cake and dancing on the second floor.Overall, we loved the location, it was within our budget, and we got lots of compliments on it.
Adelphi Mill is a great space with a lot of history and character. We looked at several venues offered by the PG Parks Department, and we chose Adelphi Mill because it is affordable, has a lot of charm, and had enough room so that all of our guests could eat and dance inside where there is air conditioning (a must for a July wedding in MD). There are many places to take great wedding pictures both inside and outside of the Mill. The river and the gears and the basement provide extra opportunities for interesting pictures. Many of our guests commented on how they never knew the Mill existed and how much they liked it.Be aware that it is a lot of work if you plan on having a wedding at Adelphi Mill. You cannot set anything up before the time your contract states, which can add extra stress on the day of your wedding. We went to check the Mill a few days before our date to see what state it was in, and we're glad that we did. The water was turned off and the bathrooms were a mess. We called the Parks Department, and fortunately they responded pretty quickly. We can only imagine what would have happened if we found out about the problem on the day of our wedding.