Yellowleaf Creek Mill is the venue that has everyone talking!

This recently restored, historic 1850’s era grist mill offers a perfect setting for any event. Our venue is available year-round for ceremonies, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, birthday and anniversary parties, prom or special events, as well as, business functions, meetings and corporate retreats. Your guests will be enchanted by the combination of rustic elegance with modern conveniences in this serene setting. Set among tall trees, the mill overlooks a tranquil creek, as does the lawn, pier, and covered patio. Corral fencing, weathered doorways, strewn boulders, and the iconic 16-foot water wheel and 150-foot waterfall make Yellowleaf Creek Mill a standout.

Located in Clanton, Alabama, Yellowleaf Creek Mill is an easy drive from Birmingham and Montgomery but a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

 

HISTORY RESTORED

Walking through Yellowleaf Creek Mill is like taking a step back in time. The 165 year old grist mill was once the hub of the community. The former Shannon Mill, previously known as Miller Mill, produced up to 4,500 pounds of corn meal, flour or grits each day to be sold in 200 area stores across seven counties. In 1934, a large flood swelled Yellowleaf Creek and destroyed the grist mill. It was promptly rebuilt and production quickly resumed. Today, the historic mill is one of a handful of water-powered mills still standing across the state.

In 2014, Birmingham businessman, David Brogdon purchased the property to use as an event venue. It took just four months to lovingly restore and renovate the mill to its current state. Chris Reebals from Christopher Architecture & Interiors in Birmingham oversaw the design of the renovation, while workers from the community showed up in droves to play a role in bringing the beloved property back to life.

The new design brings all of the comforts of the 21st century, including a gourmet kitchen and a state of the art projector and screen for corporate retreats. Still, Brogdon wanted to ensure the authenticity of the original mill remained intact. The mill contains much of the original equipment that dates back to before the Civil War.  Incredibly, it’s still operational.

Enchanting, inspiring, historic, Yellowleaf Creek Mill is ready for the next 160 years as an event venue like no other.

 

IN THE NEWS

 WSFA Montgomery News

WSFA Montgomery News

 Absolutely Alabama with Fred Hunter

Absolutely Alabama with Fred Hunter

 Article in Birmingham Business Journal

Article in Birmingham Business Journal