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The Mile Away was FANTASTIC. We had our ceremony and reception at this venue. Originally we were going to have the ceremony outside in their gardens but sadly Mother Nature wasn’t with us. Not to worry, they set up a gorgeous floral arbor under the tent and we went through the ceremony without a problem. For not having rehearsed having the ceremony under the tent the staff were very professional and took care of everything. Later on in the day the rain parted and then guests were able to go out and enjoy the beautiful gardens. Flowers were in full bloom, lawn was mowed, everything looked JUST beautiful. Service for food was great and the food itself was fantastic, I heard zero complaints. I highly recommend!!
My husband and I chose the Mile Away as our venue based both on its outdoor area (the tent and gardens) as well as its location, being near Manchester and Nashua and therefore near family as well as affordable hotel accomodations.
We went there to eat and check it out before deciding and fell in love. It is tucked away on Federal Hill Road, but is not so tucked away that it is impossible to find. We met several couples that first dinner that were celebrating anniversaries, including a couple celebrating 58 years married! Needless to say, we decided to have our wedding here.
Communication between ourselves and the owner was always prompt and straight forward, which was awesome. We communicated mostly via e-mail, and always had responses within 24 hours.
We had several vegans/vegetarians/Halel folk in our party, and the Mile Away was more than able and willing to accomodate them for both the rehearsal dinner and the wedding reception (they even made a special vegan desert for the rehearsal dinner!), which was so appreciated.
The rehearsal was when we met Christina, who was unbelievable. She walked us through the ceremony, both in the tent (in case of rain), and outside in the gardens. The day of, she was amazing. She talked us through everything, helped my husband pin his corsage, coordinated with our officiant…it was perfect. There is a small “Carriage house” area where the bridal party waits prior to the processional that was great – all our bouquets and such were waiting there for us, there was a little space for our purses and such to hide them away – she and the folks at the Mile Away have thought of everything! Even getting people up and in line for food, she was very efficient! It was certainly recognized by my guests, and appreciated!
And the gardens? So beautiful!! It feels even more private than it is, and the willow trees in the way back of the property provided a perfect place for our portraits after the ceremony. The gardens provided a perfect area for people to mill about during the cocktail area, and to wander out during the reception to cool down between dances!
Really and truly, it was a perfect day. We couldn’t have asked for more from the Mile Away.
You can’t go wrong having your reception at Mile Away! My fiance and I knew we didn’t want to be confined in a banquet hall. In doing a search I found Mile Away and passed it over. When we exhausted our search I went back to Mile Away. My fiance went to look at it on a Friday night and fell in love! I went Saturday morning and didn’t leave until I left a deposit! The grounds are beautiful! The area under the tent is a flat concrete(a plus many other tented receptions don’t offer) covered with fake astro turf. Ladies can wear heels and not worry about their heel digging into the ground. The dance floor has a gradual raise of maybe a quarter inch. This was important to me as I knew our guests would love to dance. So having them be able to dance around the dance floor without having to worry about anyone tripping was important. I was nervous at first about the food. We were unable to taste the food because it is cooked on a grill outside. Take my word: don’t worry about it! We met several people who attended weddings there and raved about the food. On the day of, the food was plentiful and delicious!
Sandy & Kevin Murphy are the parent’s of the owner and the ones who ran our wedding. Sandy is a doll! She had our best interest in mind and rolled with the punches. She made sure everything was set up just like we wanted it, made sure we had plenty to eat as well. She gets it, she even gave us food to bring back so we had something when we got home after a crazy day. Kevin was the bartender and sooo attentive. Our guests commended him on knowing what everyone was drinking and having it ready for them before they got to the bar. Many people informed us that there was never a line at the bar because he and the other bartender were on top of it.
Josh Murphy is the owner and works with you in planning your wedding. He let us do a sparkler exit and even tried a late night menu per our request-his first one! It was delicious. I can’t believe I ever looked past Mile Away and am so thankful that they still had our wedding date available. If a great atmosphere(the flowers/trees/arche ways/benches!), great food and people is what you are looking for than you can’t go wrong with Mile Away! I can’t rave about it enough!
Great for an elegant, but casual wedding!
My husband and I were married at The Mile Away in September 2013. Joshua was very responsive to my many many emailed questions, and his Event Coordinator, Sandy, was a godsend! Everything the day of our wedding was so perfect. The space was already beautiful, but Sandy set up our decorations exactly how we wanted them. The food was INCREDIBLE! Joshua even accommodated a special side for us – we swapped one of the pasta dishes for mac and cheese (my favorite!) and it was amazing – my wedding guests asked for the recipe!
The night could not have been any more amazing, and The Mile Away made it so easy. The landscape made for beautiful photos, and I would recommend anyone check out this space for any occasion. Weddings, retirement parties, tea parties, you name it!
A little over a month after our wedding, my husband and I are still getting lots of positive feedback from our wedding guests (both family and friends.) We are still amazed by how smoothly and how beautiful everything was at the Mile Away to make our day utterly perfect!
If considering this location, you must see for yourself in person. Though their pictures and marketing are great, nothing truly captures the lovely venue unless you see it in person.
My husband and I planned our wedding from Pittsburgh without a hitch. Since the restaurant and venue is a family owned business, we worked with all of the members of the Murphy family. They were all attentive, responsive and helpful. Sandy (who was our point person the day of) went above and beyond to make all of our guests comfortable and enjoy themselves. Staff worked seamlessly with our photographer and DJ. Sandy and the other staff’s thoughtful approach to our wedding is truly what makes the Mile Away an exceptional place to have your wedding. On top of the beauty and the attentive staff, the food was phenomenal. Our pickiest eaters loved it, as did our “foodie” friends.
We had guests from Ohio who were “blown away” by the Mile Away and some of our local guests have since returned to dine at the restaurant after attending our wedding. ( I don’t think that is something that most venues experience!)
From the very start, Josh and Sandy Murphy made my wedding experience at Mile Away special and easy! We had three meetings- one for our initial viewing, one to pick our meals/figure out the plan, and last at the rehearsal to make sure everything ran perfectly. Josh was always available by email and answered promptly. I could stop by to drop things off and had access to unlimited site visits. Everything was so laid back. The package I chose included a Saturday night complete use of the grounds (no fighting w/ other weddings). The restaurant was open during my wedding but it didn’t effect us. It also includes a champagne toast, three-tier cake made by Fredrick’s pastries and buffet food (which was amazing). I brought all my nonperishable decorations for the rehearsal dinner and Sandy magically set up everything exactly how I wanted after just one conversation. Remarkable! During the wedding, Sandy made sure my groom and I had drinks and food, or anything else we could possibly need. They are pros and their expertise made the wedding absolutely stress free!
I have tears in my eyes as I type this review because Sandy and Josh at Mile Away made my dream wedding come 100% true. They made me comfortable but kept the party going. Put together everything the EXACT way I wanted and they just NAILED IT! Best day of my life!