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The Old Sugar Mill is a rustic wine tasting complex that host weddings and events in the small California Delta town of Clarksburg. It’s located just 15 minutes south of Sacramento and you’ll drive along the picturesque Sacramento River to reach this wonderful wedding venue. The Old Sugar Mill was originally built in 1934 and operated as a beet sugar refinery mill. Since then it has been remolded in certain areas of the mill to host weddings, events and houses eleven wine tasting rooms and storefronts. All of the buildings are made from old original red bricks which add to the rustic vibe of the venue. The venue is across between a vineyard winery and has that architectural urban feel with how the old buildings are set up. This is one of the many reasons this Sacramento wedding venue is so popular and is booked out months in advance.

The Old Sugar Mill has two on site dressing rooms for the couples and their bridal party to get ready at. This is always a plus when you can get ready for your wedding day at your venue. In my opinion the less traveling you have to do on big day means more time to relaxed and less problems you’ll have on your special day. With downtown Sacramento being so close you can still have the option to rent out hotel rooms to get ready at. The other bonus to this is that your wedding guest will have lots of options for their lodging.

Once everyone is ready during your wedding day you’ll be able to head to your ceremony to tie the knot. The Old Sugar Mill has a hand full of ceremony sites to pick from and accommodate your weddings needs. The first ceremony location here is “The Plaza” area which is the massive grass lawn area that is located right behind the main winery building. The Plaza ceremony site is for the larger wedding which can accommodate the most guest out of all the ceremony sites. The second ceremony location is the “Boiler Room”, which is a massive old building with super high ceilings. The Boiler Room is a nice location to host your wedding when you want to stay dry or cool during your event. The other indoor ceremony site is the large Gallery room which is the main building that houses all the wineries. Again this indoor site is great for hot or rainy cold days. Lastly the outdoor ceremony site “The Gove” is geared towards smaller weddings and has just as much charm as all the other locations around the grounds.

Once your ceremony is over your guest will be able to enjoy cocktail hour, which can be set up in many different locations around the winery grounds. One of the most elegant areas is the outdoor location know as the “French Quarter”. This area is just oozing with that old charm feel. Cocktail hour can also be set up on the Plaza lawn, Boiler Room and the Gallery area of the main building. Your family and friends are also free to roam around the grounds and check out the sprawling property.

When all your guest are enjoying cocktail hour you’ll be able to walk around with your Old Sugar Mill wedding photographer capturing wedding photos of your partner and you. This venue is a photographers dream location with so many areas to pick from inside and out. There are the massive old buildings and alley ways that create stunning wedding portraits for couples. Then there are many outdoor open field areas that are pretty in their own right and have the rustic mill buildings as a backdrop. To top it off you’ll have access to the vineyard across the street if you’re looking for that classic vineyard wedding photography. This venue is not lacking in the photographic opportunities department.

Once your portrait session and cocktail hour is over your dinner and reception will begin. I’m sure you’re starting to see a trend here with how large this venue is and with this there are again many areas to host your reception at. The first area is the “Boiler Room” besides hosting ceremonies here it will also host your dinner, dancing and any other reception events. The second reception area is the “Gallery Room” which is located in the main building. Lastly for super large guest counts weddings receptions can be held on the “Plaza Lawn”. All of these reception sites are unique and can fit the needs of any wedding out there. The other plus to the reception sites here is they are bad weather friendly. This is great during those late fall or early spring weddings when the rain clouds roll in. There’s nothing worse than not having a plan B when it starts to rain on your wedding day.

The Old Sugar Mill is one of those wedding venues that just has that wow factor and you’ll understand that when you take a site visit at this unique event center and winery. There’s a reason why this venue is usually booked out about a year out for popular wedding dates. If you’re interested in getting married at a winery that’s close to Sacramento then you should put the Old Sugar Mill at the top of your list for locations to take a site visit at. You’ll be happy that you did.

Here are my top 3 reasons you should host your wedding day at the Old Sugar Mill.

  1. My number one reason why you should host your wedding at Old Sugar Mill is the pure beauty and charm that this venue has. If you’re into the aesthetic looks of a location for your wedding day than look know further than this massive event center and winery.
  2. The number two reason you should host your ceremony and reception here is the options you have to hold your events at. Most wedding venues only have one spot for your ceremony and one location for your reception, which isn’t a bad thing. But when you have multiple options for your ceremony and reception sites that is a huge plus for planning your special day.
  3. My third reason that you should host your wedding day here is the fact that they have a plan B for your special day if the weather turns bad. Many local Sacramento wineries and wedding venues do not have this option. In turn your only option to that is to rent a super expensive outdoor tent to be able to host your wedding day. Where as Old Sugar Mill literally has you covered and there will be no extra cost to host your wedding during bad weather.

Here’s a list of unique services that Old Sugar Mill offers for events and weddings.

  • Outdoor and Indoor ceremony location.
  • Indoor reception area.
  • Chairs for ceremony location.
  • Tables, chairs and lines for receptions and dinners.
  • China, flatware and stemware.
  • Dressing Room.
  • Bar and drinks.
  • Handicap accessible.
  • Parking for guest.
  • Event Planner.
  • Guest capacity 300.

If you are interested in hiring Doug Miranda Photography photograph your wedding day please fill out the contract form on this website. You can also email him directly at or give him a call at 916-422-2256. I look forward to hearing from you.