The gardens at the Union Mills Homestead, designed by Bessy Shriver Kemp in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, are lovingly maintained in keeping with Bessy’s original design.
The Tannery (where leather was made) was part of the early industrial complex at Union Mills, dating to 1797. (Photo courtesy of Lauren C. Photography.)
The rustic elegance of the Tannery blends perfectly with table settings for your reception event. The Tannery can accommodate seating for up to 150 guests, and we can expand to handle even more! (Photo courtesy of Ian Dawson, C&I Photographers.)
From the upper gardens, guests cross a wooden bridge over the millrace that powers the 1797 Shriver Grist Mill, then stroll through charming gardens below, to the Tannery for the reception.
Most couples choose to be married in the upper gardens around the goldfish pond on the east side of the historic Union Mills Homestead. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Quinlan Photography.)
Guests love the relaxed atmosphere of the barn-like Tannery. This building was the drying shed for the A.K. Shriver & Sons Tannery, rebuilt in the early 1990s using traditional timber framing techniques.