Book Your Wedding with Milltown Historic District


About Us

The historic buildings that once housed Mission Valley Mills in New Braunfels, Texas, have been lovingly restored and renovated to become Milltown Historic District, a collection of three event venues and five cottages by the banks of the Guadalupe River. Mission Valley Mills opened in 1922 in New Braunfels. The former textile mill was the biggest employer in town. Today, it has three distinctive venues for couples to consider for their wedding, as well as five cottages built in the 1960s where couples and guests can spend the night.

The River Venue. Couples can exchange vows on the grassy lawn on the banks of the Guadalupe River with the Faust Street Bridge in the background and make a grand entrance to the aisle down a curving stone staircase that leads to the lawn. The rustic chic venue has a warm wooden interior with a stone fireplace. The wood and glass building lets in tons of natural light and offers panoramic views of the river. The River Venue has an outdoor deck and can accommodate up to 200 guests.

The Grande. The Grande is Milltown Historic District's New Orleans-style ballroom. Crystal chandeliers hang from the double high ceiling in the bright white room with warm wooden floors. Couples can make a grand entrance down the grand staircase with its wood and ironwork railing leading down to the main floor. Gaslamp sconces are mounted on the walls and large windows let in natural light. The Grande also includes a covered French Quarter- style courtyard. Couples can exchange vows in the gazebo garden. The Grande can accommodate up to 200 guests.

The Gallery. The Gallery is the renovated general store from the 1920s. Couples can exchange vows on the Faust Bridge or in the carefully manicured courtyard under a stone arch. The Gallery is appropriate for smaller weddings of up to 70 guests.


What You Should Know

Milltown Historic District is located on the banks of the Guadalupe River and is short walking distance to the Faust Street Bridge. The bridge was built in the 1880s and is a great location for wedding photos. Beautiful old growth trees line the river to make for a romantic setting for newlywed portraits.

Couples have access to their venue of choice at 9 a.m. the day of their wedding. Events must end by 11 p.m. Each venue has a bridal suite.

Tables and chairs are provided by the venue. Milltown Historic District also provides chairs for the wedding ceremony. Milltown Historic District also offers rental linens of various colors and fabrics. It has an on-site floral studio couples can employ, as well as graphic design and stationery services. Couples may also choose to hire Milltown Historic District's wedding photographers for the event.


Extra Perks

  • Sound system
  • Air conditioning
  • Projector and screen
  • Dance floor
  • Shuttle bus available
  • Handicap accessible

From the Vendor

Milltown Historic District Wedding Venues

Deep in the heart of New Braunfels, nestled right on the river, Milltown Historic District is known for its' breathtaking views, facilities, and award winning staff. Our venues feature riverside vibes and elegance in the Hill Country. Overnight accommodations available in our 5 historic cabins. On site services are also available such as floral design, photography, bartending, and shuttle service. We have ample on-site parking that will ensure that your guests can arrive with ease. Milltown is a true gem that doesn't just come with everything you need, but we are also here to help you achieve your dream wedding all along the way. Schedule a tour and see for yourself why we are the #1 venue in New Braunfels!

Amenities + Details

  • Bridal Suite

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Liability Insurance

  • On-Site Accommodations

  • Indoor

  • Outdoor - Covered

  • Reception Area

  • Wireless Internet

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Venue Capacity



Ballroom, Waterfront, Garden, Historic Venue, Mansion + Estate

Wedding Categories

Destination Weddings, Service Staff, Shuttle Service, Transportation


Contact Info

561 Oasis, New Braunfels, TX (830) 837-5480

An excellent choice!

Reviewed on 7/17/2014

We recently had a corporate dinner here in The Grande for a new group my company started and everything was simply beautiful! From the planning to the actual event, they were very professional, helpful and creative in everything they did. It is by far the best local venue we... Read More have worked with. They were flexible and carried out everything with excellence. Thank you, Milltown crew! You made our event a huge success!

Venue from heaven!

Reviewed on 9/02/2013 gloria b

This place was absolutely amazing! No need for extra decorations, this place has natural beauty so its less work for you! Staff was amazing and very helpful!

Very Impressed

Reviewed on 8/21/2013 Stephanie F

I always wanted to get married on the river and Milltown was so convenient for my entire wedding. The staff was beyond helpful and went above and beyond to help fix a problem created by the city of New Braunfels! The staff at Milltown even went as far as spray painting some... Read More grass back to green that the city had killed with a pipe running across my wedding spot. Our wedding was amazing and I would choose Milltown again in a heartbeat!

Reviewed on 3/16/2018 Lara C

Found this in a bridal magazine, went to visit during open house, and booked that night with Vanessa. It’s like a Goldie Locks deal- we choose the medium size/price venue of Grande. It had a NOLA vibe inside and gazebo for the ceremony. We loooved it. Had Bill Miller’s cater,... Read More stocked our own bar (you pay the venue for a bartender and security) so it was amazing and I would recommend this venue

Reviewed on 1/15/2018 Emily J

We recently got married at Milltown on December 30th, 2017! I feel like all the nice things I could say here about Milltown and the staff will not even do it justice. The buildings and outside scenery are stunning. I cried when I walked in the The Grande (where I got married)... Read More because of how beautiful it was! The on-site cabins are so convenient, comfortable, and clean. Stephanie and Tiana quickly became our good friends. They will go out of their way to make everything perfect for you. Tiana is amazing with a camera and shot beautiful engagement, bridal, and wedding photos for us. Pick Milltown and you will not be disappointed. I have nothing bad to say about them! I am forever grateful to these wonderful people and beautiful place for making my wedding dreams better than I could have ever imagined!

Reviewed on 12/09/2017 Claudia D

Can’t even begin to say Thank you for giving us the wedding of our dreams! Everything was so amazing, from the venue, to the cabins, the views and of course, the staff which were the nicest and most helpful! All the ladies were so accommodating to my crazy ideas and so sweet in... Read More helping me keep my whole family together in the cabins during this special time! The cherry on top was waking up, going down by the river and enjoying the scenery surrounded by all our loved ones! Thank you Milltown for such a magical time!!

Reviewed on 8/27/2017 Julie Ann A

Absolutely gorgeous venue. Stephanie was very helpful every step of the way. It's pricey but worth it! The only bummer is the 11pm hard out but that's due to New Braunfels City restrictions, not their policies. Thank you for being part of our special day!

Reviewed on 7/23/2017 Leah K

Absolutely the best venue ever. We celebrated our wedding at the River Venue, and we had the honeymoon suite and river cabin for the night. Michelle and Stephanie made us feel like family and they were so understanding and quick to help us figure out anything we needed. The... Read More venue space is positively gorgeous, and we got everything we wanted from the cabins. I would absolutely recommend this venue to anyone I know. It was the perfect space for our wedding, and the venue offered everything we could need: bartender, florist, photographer, table linens, centerpiece decor, even invitation design. The only forewarning I would give: two of the venues at Milltown have the capacity to hold up to 200 people, but that is only with a specific table layout. If you want to have more than 150 guests, you will likely need to be flexible with the table layout. If you want to have a very large group, ASK the venue staff what is the best table layout for your group and venue. Don't plan your own layout for 175 people and then realize you have no space for a dance floor or walking room between tables. Just my advice. Huge thanks to the Milltown staff for taking so much of the stress out of our big day. 100% would recommend this venue to absolutely anyone.

Reviewed on 1/07/2017 Kelsi B

My husband and I had our ceremony and reception in the River Venue at Milltown Historic District in November 2016, and we were beyond happy with the place as a venue. The recently upgraded outside patio (which was without a doubt our favorite part of the venue) perfectly accent... Read More to the historic Faust St. Bridge, and the River Venue itself, full of glass, and wood and stone elements is a beautiful space that was truly memorable for both us and our guests. The lawn was in excellent shape for being November in Texas, and the venue was clean and accessible to guests with mobility issues thanks to the staff-operated golf carts! They have a monthly payment plan which was definitely a plus when it came to budgeting for this wedding. They offer a good variety of linens, and provide the tables and chairs for both the ceremony and reception. We also rented all the of the cabins on-site for our out of town family and friends to stay in, which was PERFECT. The cabins are comfy, spacious, clean, and decorated in a quaint rustic way that suited our wedding’s theme. Overall, the space is beautiful, the staff professional, and the value worth it. We were not, however, made aware when we paid the deposit for the space that we were not guaranteed a place for a rehearsal. Our wedding was scheduled for a Saturday, meaning our rehearsal would traditionally be on a Friday. I didn’t find out it wasn’t guaranteed until months before the wedding, and then I was told they would let me know if the space was available in the month before, which led to some scrambling when we found out that a wedding was being held in the space that Friday after all. Being that November in Texas is a very popular wedding month, I think it might be better if all interested parties are informed straightaway that a rehearsal in the River Venue is unlikely. TLDR; Beautiful and unique venue; linens, tables and chairs available; be prepared to rehearse elsewhere, and be prepared to set up everything yourself!

Reviewed on 10/06/2016 Alyssa C

The river venue is absolutely gorgeous! We couldn't have chosen a better place to hold our wedding. It was also a great surprise to find the deck had been expanded since we booked--perfect place for cocktail hour during the pretty fall weather. We also rented the honeymoon... Read More suite and the cabin next door, which came in handy as we were getting ready during the day AND for continuing the party with a few friends after the reception. Michelle was really responsive and great about meeting us in the months before the wedding, including on a Sunday before we had to head to the airport. We really appreciated it! The only hiccup was at the end of the night. The event had to end at 11, and we were told previously we had to be out by 12. However, staff told our coordinator that night that we had to be out by 11:30. I've catered numerous weddings myself, enough to know that 30 minutes to breakdown a wedding is simply not possible. An hour itself is already difficult. I would recommend clarifying this from the outset to avoid the stress at the end of the night.

Reviewed on 7/13/2016 Paige T

My husband and I had our wedding reception at the River Venue at Milltown on May 21, 2016. Overall, our event was wonderful and beautiful. For the wedding, we worked with 6-7 vendors and had lovely experiences with all of them…except Milltown. We dealt with several employees... Read More throughout the process. My mother and I routinely, felt like we were bothering the women in the office by choosing to do business with them. What a strange way to make your clients feel! When we tried to schedule times to visit the venue or confirm details, it usually felt like they wished we would not come by or contact them. One particularly experience stands out. I took a day off from work to visit the venue 6-8 weeks before the wedding. They scheduled an appointment for us in the afternoon. The woman showing us the venue repeatedly told us that we only had a few minutes because she had to pick her daughter up at school and that she could not come back afterwards. The woman did not even walk inside the venue but stood at the door, shaking her keys. We were rushed in and rushed out. If you have over 150 people, you have to pay for a second security officer. We communicated that we would have less people than that but were told we owed them for the second security officer (not a small sum of money). We confirmed that we would not have more than 150 guests. They continued to press us on the issue and insist we needed two security guards. It took a lot of effort to get this issue corrected. We rented four cabins. There was an issue in three of the four cabins. No toilet paper, a stopped up toilet, and a tiny bit of hot water and water pressure. The response from maintenance was less than timely. When we booked the venue (we were on site), the deck was rather small. When we visited the venue 6-8 weeks before the wedding, the deck had been rebuilt and doubled in size. When the employee saw our surprise, she remarked. “Oh, we didn’t tell you that we extended the deck?” UMM, NO. I am so glad we visited because it totally changed the layout for the event and changed the number of the tables/decorations we needed. We ran into many, many more issues throughout the planning process and the day of (longer review on Google). Nothing big but so many small things that the venue became the most stressful part of the wedding. If you choose to get married here, a word of advice: If you want it, ask for it and you still might have to take care of it yourself. My mother and I are or have been professionals in service industries. We truly believe in treating others how you want to be treated and demonstrated that throughout the process. I wish our experience with the staff had been different. The running of Milltown seems like a hobby. Milltown is not an inexpensive venue and our requests were all within what you should expect from a venue in that price bracket (toilet paper? grass mowed?). If they can get these kinks worked out, I would recommend Milltown River Venue wholeheartedly.

2016-07-14T14:07:52 Response from the vendor

We have read through your comments and have taken into consideration the issues you have brought to our attention. It is never our intention to give anything less than excellent service and I will make sure my staff is all aware of these issues. We... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 4/05/2016 Courtney H

We were married at Milltown this weekend in the Grande. It was perfect. Stephanie and the staff far exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend having your wedding here. The only thing I would be aware of is that the venue comfortably holds about 150 people (if you want a... Read More dance floor). We had 200 guest at our wedding and we had to set up tables outside. The weather was completely perfect so no one minded sitting outside but it's just something to keep in mind if you select Milltown.

Reviewed on 1/26/2016 Mary H

We absolutely loved this venue. My husband and I had our wedding reception in Milltown's river venue. The beautiful wooden windows looking out to the river were absolutely stunning, and we received so many compliments from guests. We worked closely with Silvia who was extremely... Read More helpful and professional throughout the planning process. I highly recommend this venue!

Reviewed on 12/18/2015

First off we are told we have to set up our own ceremony chairs. Ok, so I just paid you to provide a venue but we have to set it up? Well my groomsmen and I did set it up, in the rain, and I have to say it looked pretty darn good, no thanks to the staff. It probably wasn't 20... Read More minutes later and I saw the staff of the venue setting up chairs for another wedding on the grounds... wow Closer to our wedding date, we accepted the fact that its going to rain. They refused to set up a ceremony inside and then reset up for the reception. If we were to do our wedding inside, we would have to use the reception set up and just "deal with it." The lady helping us "Stephanie" was generally nice but not helpful at all. First they set up the reception tables completely different than what we had decided on. They were about 5 tables short, no mats on the floors to help wipe the feet from the weather, and the catering tables were missing. So instead of my wife relaxing on her big day, she was running around trying to get all of these issues fixed. Every time she asked Stephanie something, it would take her an hour to come back and she did not have the things my wife asked for, and then she would ask if there's anything she could do! AHH annoying. They tried to tell us that we could for sure fit all of our guest into the reception hall and still have a dance floor, they were incredibly wrong! We had to start the reception with no dance floor because of space, and remove tables halfway through to make room for a dance floor. When the reception started the lighting was all the way up, no mood lighting, and the AC was on about 72. Generally that sound ok but with 180 people crammed into a reception hall I was sweating ALLL NIGHT. I called Stephanie to try to find a fix for the lights and AC and not only did she not answer, she did not even call back. Not once did someone from the venue stop by to make sure everything was ok and their excuse was "We are understaffed." Here is what made me angry the most. We chose our spot for a wedding because the river was beautiful and it had a beautiful bridge going across it and we wanted all that in the background of our wedding, and that is also the selling point for that sight. Well they scheduled another wedding to take place ON the bridge DURING my wedding. So I can only hope that in my pictures there isn't another wedding floating above my head on a bridge. Not to mention you could hear BOTH ceremonies. My advice, if you use this venue you need to stay on top of them and pester the staff or you will be running around on your wedding day trying to fix things they should have. If you can find another place with the same great look, do yourself a favor and do not use this venue.

2015-12-26T10:13:10 Response from the vendor

Brandon, thank you so much for your honest review of your experience at Milltown. It is never our intention for an event to be anything less that exceptional. I apologize for any miscommunication regarding your expectations of our facility. We are implementing some new policies... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 11/20/2015

This place was so beautiful. I booked the Gallery for my reception. Stephanie was so helpful with all my questions. I did my own decorations to save on the budget and they let me come in the day before to set it all up. On the day of the staff was there to help and gave us a... Read More ride to the bridge and waited there while we took some pictures. They stopped by to make sure everything was going smoothy throughout the night. If anything popped up someone was always close by to assist.

Reviewed on 10/26/2015

Our friends and family stayed in the cabins the night of our wedding and everyone loved the entire venue. Beautiful scenery. Silvia was great! She went out of her way many times to ensure our special day went smoothly.

Reviewed on 8/15/2015

Wonderful/Perfect Wedding Venue for the Rustic or Country type wedding, we booked the River Venue which is steps away from the Guadalupe River, our ceremony was held outdoor right on the banks of the Guadalupe River, with an Amazing Back Drop of the river and rustic walk over... Read More Faust st. Bridge!! This made for Beautiful Engagement and Wedding Photos!! Staff was Wonderful and Attentive to our needs!! Only downfall would be selection of possibilities for bride and groom exit, but used glow sticks and the pictures came out wonderful!!! Otherwise we were able to choose our own vendors, without having to choose from a mandatory list. Great Service and Venue all around!!

Reviewed on 8/15/2015

Wonderful/Perfect Wedding Venue for the Rustic or Country type wedding, we booked the River Venue which is steps away from the Guadalupe River, our ceremony was held outdoor right on the banks of the Guadalupe River, with an Amazing Back Drop of the river and rustic walk over... Read More Faust st. Bridge!! This made for Beautiful Engagement and Wedding Photos!! Staff was Wonderful and Attentive to our needs!! Only downfall would be selection of possibilities for bride and groom exit, but used glow sticks and the pictures came out wonderful!!! Otherwise we were able to choose our own vendors, without having to choose from a mandatory list. Great Service and Venue all around!!

May 23, 2015 Wedding Reception, Grande Hall was #1

Reviewed on 6/15/2015

The Milltown Historical District was absolutely the BEST! They were very attentive and responsive at all times. We had the Grande Hall for our daughter's May 23, 2015 wedding. It was a bad weather day in TX. Storms, heavy rains and tornadoes everywhere. But, we felt... Read More safe with updates from the staff. Everything went very well. The flower arrangements were done by Stephanie, she did an awesome job and incorporated our daughter's theme of coral love birds into the arrangements. Our new son n law carved out the birds and placed them on sticks for the arrangements. The acoustics were awesome in this old mill turned into an elegant, fun, happening event center. Highly recommend the Grande Hall for a wedding with less than 130 guests. It's incredible. Thanks to Michelle and Stephanie! you done good!!!

Reviewed on 5/06/2015 Molly L

We held our wedding here on May 2nd, 2015 and we could not have asked for a more perfect location. We booked the River Venue which is a beautiful hall with big windows and a bank overlooking the river. The space was gorgeous, it adapts easily to whatever theme or color scheme... Read More you have, and all our guests were raving about how amazing it was. Not only that, but the staff are incredibly friendly, always accommodating, and happy to help you with all of your wedding needs. It's a family run business and they do a great job of making you feel like you're part of that family. They also provide a vendor list which we found very helpful, and it was a great bonus having an in-house photographer (who also does stationary, but we did not use that service) & florist. All in all, I'd have to say our wonderful and perfect wedding would not have been possible without the fabulous family running this event center. Two thumbs up from every single one of our wedding guests!

The River Venue @ Milltown Historic District

Reviewed on 12/24/2014 Kimberly W

My new hubby and I wanted an all-in-one wedding location, complete with lodging for our out of town guests. Milltown was that perfect location with the most convenience and gorgeous outdoor scenery, being next to the Guadalupe River. It was also very sentimental for my husband's... Read More family. The old mill was where his grandfather used to work, who passed away while my husband was attending basic military training. Our ceremony was beautiful. The staff was there every step of the way and were very helpful! It had rained the night before and they came out and brought towels and assisted us with wiping down about 90 chairs. They made sure we had everything we needed. Stephanie made sure my flowers were delivered on time and they were breathtaking! Michelle relieved all of my stress and was there to answer all of my late night panic questions the night before! My family enjoyed the area and they thought the venue was gorgeous! We had a great time and we would recommend Milltown to anyone!


Reviewed on 4/11/2014

We got married at Milltown at their Gallery venue in March 2014 and had such a wonderful experience! This is the best option, I think, for any bride who is having a smaller wedding. At an amazing price, you get a reception hall, an outside courtyard w/ archway for your ceremony... Read More (if you choose), full kitchen access, free parking for your guests, and access to the beautiful bridge for photography opportunities. They also clearn up when you're done, set up all tables and chairs how you like, and offer great deals on bartending. All in all, Milltown was the least stressful part of the wedding planning (and I planned the entire thing myself). The Gallery was quaint and warm and the employees were so sweet and helpful. I would love to have another party here of some kind!


Reviewed on 8/12/2013 Sara W

The venue was really important to me, so that's where we spent the biggest chunk of our budget. But it was a beautiful, perfect place that gave the effect of an outdoor setting while still being in the cool of air conditioning! Our guests loved the rustic feel, the lawn and... Read More river to explore and the bridge adjacent to the property. The only drawback was they started doing construction in the time that we booked and our wedding, so the parking lot closest to the venue was roped off and filled with construction materials.

Meet The Manager

Stephanie Canard

Our standards for every single event that is held at Milltown will remain of highest quality service. Every wedding that is held here is just as exciting as the first one I worked. No one couple is the same as the last. Everyone's visions are different and keep us all on our toes with current styles, techniques, and expectations. We are truly honored to be able to be a part of so many people's special time in their life. The families, friends, and the love are things we wouldn't trade anything for. You're truly in the best hands with my staff!