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Price range: $5,950 - $7,800 Price range: $5,950 - $7,800
Couples usually spend $6,900 Couples usually spend $6,900
Reception
$5,000 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Bar service
$17 per person
Reception
$5,000 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Bar service
$17 per person

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The Inn At The Old Silk Mill and our sister venue, The Woolen Mill located just next door, are full service wedding event spaces in Fredericksburg, Virginia, offering lodging, ceremonies, and receptions. We are located minutes from I-95, Routes 1 & 17 and walking distance to historic Downtown Fredericksburg.

The Silk Mill dates back to 1889 and offers an elegant and industrial atmosphere. The Mill served as the area's major employer of women at the turn of the century. The event space holds up to 300 guests. Your ceremony can take place in a variety of locations including our adjoining chapel, courtyard, or inside the mill. This Silk Mill is known for its flexibility of set up & layout designs and is the perfect backdrop for any decor taste.

Our new sister venue, The Woolen Mill, is located just next door. The Woolen Mill dates back to 1864. Since then, it has served as a factory for various industries including a shoe & pant factory, and most recently before it's current use, a commercial signage company. Along with the Silk Mill, Woolen Mill was also a major employer of women in the area, and there are countless stories & family history that are rich to Fredericksburg's history. Now restored, Woolen Mill offers a gorgeous industrial modern feel with beautiful craftsman accents, most of which are original to the building. One of it's most unique features is a spacious rooftop overlooking the scenic Rappahannock river where you are sure to see a variety of wildlife including bald eagles that nest along the riverbank. This loaction also boasts an orignal elevator, however a modern elevator has been added to offer access for your guests who may not be able to walk up stairs as well as for safety purposes. Woolen Mill accomodates up to 220 guests.

Our venues include tables, chairs, & linens as well as set up a break down of those items. We also are proud to offer in-hours catering and bar options for a streamlined & stree-free process for our couples.

Both the Silk Mill and Woolen Mill offer on-site accommodations at Inn at the Old Silk Mill, our 25 room historic inn. The Inn has always served as an overnight accommodation location since it's origination in the 1920s. This offers a unique experience for you and your guests to enjoy your time exploring historic Downtown Fredericksburg without the hassle of driving. Each of our 25 rooms are different from one another and can accomodate a wide range of needs from single guests to familes.

We look forward to learning more about you and catering to your wedding needs.

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$5,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$5,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$17

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Garden
Historic Building
Inn/B&B
Rooftop

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October
November
December
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Reviews of Inn At The Old Silk Mill

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
52 Reviews
98% recommend it
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Weddingwire
4.9/5 52 reviews
Google
4.5/5 320 reviews
Carley
Carley B. Sent on 08/14/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing staff!

Had the absolute best experience holding our wedding at the Silk Mill!! The venue itself is beautiful both indoors and outside, but the staff is what really blew me away!! Our day-of coordinator, Sarah, was so helpful in making sure every detail was planned and ready leading up to the day. On our actual wedding day, she set up all of our decor, coordinated with vendors, kept us on schedule, helped me with my dress, helped out with pictures, and probably so much more I didn’t even see!! We received so many compliments from our guests on how smoothly the evening went, and that is all thanks to Sarah and the other Silk Mill staff!! Everyone was truly so nice and helpful and really went above and beyond to make sure we had the best day!!! I would absolutely recommend this venue, they will not disappoint!!
User6943357 Sent on 08/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Overall Excellent!!!!

We loved this venue, the food, the location, and the staff!!! Overall amazing!
Yuliya
Yuliya S. Sent on 09/16/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Exceeded all of our expectations!

We got married at the Old Silk Mill on Sept. 4th, 2022, and cannot recommend this venue enough!!! From when we first learned about them, to when we came to tour it, to all the pre-event communication, to the food tasting, and finally to our wedding day, every staff member we interacted and worked with was professional, approachable, kind, attentive to our needs (and wants!), and extremely accommodating. The team at the Old Silk Mill truly goes above and beyond to make your big day stress-free, memorable, and according to your vision. We also hired our Day of Coordinator through them, and she was so helpful in so many different ways b/c of her talents and also b/c she knows the in-and-outs of the venue.

As for the venue itself, it is a hidden gem! The ancient red brick and the lush green grounds require very minimum decorations and look so classy and beautiful on their own. The venue came with many twinkle lights, ceiling decor, and beautiful antique furniture. The gold chivari chairs and gold flatware were a bonus for us but something the venue provides at no extra cost.

Lastly, the food was incredible! We came to the tasting a month before our wedding, tried many different food options, and spoke with the chef. The result was a delicious meal at our reception! (Coffee-encrusted beef, saffron rice, and chef's special roasted veggies. For dessert, we had a dessert bar)

In summary, the venue and its staff have exceeded all of our expectations!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Matthew Thwing Photography Matthew Thwing Photography Wedding Photographers

Easily one of my favorite wedding venues! Staff are all awesome to work with and are super helpful and friendly. The venue itself is gorgeous and offers so many unique opportunities for photos. I can't say enough good things about it!

Lieb Photographic LLC Lieb Photographic LLC Wedding Photographers

The Inn at the Silk Mill is a wonderful place for a wedding! It's atmosphere is warm and inviting and is perfect for candlelight evenings!

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