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The it all began. 


Lead Staff

Nancy Helms



The adventure began as the vision of owner Nancy Helms, who's passion for architecture created a love for the former Chetek Feed and Farm Supply building and birthed a dream that became The Mill. 

The Mill is now a one-of-a-kind modern industrial event venue. From the one-hundred years old Gothic arch quonset to the modern-industrial Bin room to the chic and luxurious bride room; not design opportunity was left untouched. "I want this to be a one-of-a-kind experience for our guests" were Nancy's prophetic words as she first entered the once forlorn and forgotten structure.

And one-of-a-kind it is. "we have exhausted our search for a mill that resembles our vision for The Mill and it just isn't out there". It is more than an exercise in design, The Mill is practical, comfortable and inviting. But above all The Mill is an experience!

Come and experience The Mill  for yourself!


Recent Press

Wisconsin Bride Magazine

2018 Best of the Best

The Knot


The Venue Report

The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

Feature 2017

Queen of The Castle Magazine


Rice Lake Chronotype

Feature in Panorama 2017

The Country Today
Feature 2017

The Chetek Alert
Feature 2016