Inn At The Old Silk Mill

1707 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Inn At The Old Silk Mill

The Inn At The Old Silk Mill is a historic inn and wedding venue in the Washington, D.C. area. This venue, with a ballroom, mixes city vibes with vintage touches to create the perfect hidden gem for a couple’s big day. It can be found in Fredericksburg, Virginia, approximately one hour from downtown Washington, D.C.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples can invite up to 300 guests to celebrate with them on their big day at the Inn At The Old Silk Mill. Brick buildings and an expansive brick patio, combined with black wooden accents, give this vintage venue a slightly rustic atmosphere. Couples can choose to accentuate or downplay this vibe when celebrating their wedding at the inn. Ceremonies on the brick patio offer the backdrop of the old mill’s buildings, green landscaping elements and the bright sky. Inside the venue’s ballroom, a darkly painted ceiling and a polished floor complement one another in the natural light from the rows of windows. Flowers and twinkling lights add elegance to the space, should couples desire a dreamily historic wedding day.

Services Offered

In addition to their ceremony and reception, a couple can also choose to celebrate their bridal shower and engagement party at this venue. The Inn At The Old Silk Mill welcomes couples with services that include:

  • Accommodations
  • Bridal suite
  • Cake
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Lighting/sound
  • Parking
  • Setup

Accommodations

This venue invites guests to stay the night in its 27 bed and breakfast rooms. Every room has a private bath and complimentary breakfast that includes blueberry scones. Modern amenities in this vintage inn make it the perfect getaway on a couple’s wedding weekend.

Other Services

Numerous event items are offered to couples to make their big day run more smoothly. The inn offers items such as:

  • Chair covers
  • Chairs
  • Dance floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Lighting
  • Tables

History

After it was built in 1930, the inn was known as The Wakefield Hotel. It was located in what used to be the Downtown Mill District of Fredericksburg, Virginia. The inn hosted many travelers driving along Route 1 between Maine and Florida. From 1970 to 2007 the venue was known as the Fredericksburg Colonial Inn. It changed hands in 2007 and underwent renovations to exude the atmosphere of a boutique hotel. The new owners also converted the Old Silk Mill on the property to a wedding venue and event space, occupying the building for the first time since 1889.

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Sparkler celebration
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Yellow table napkins and navy chair covers
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White reception tables and decor
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Newlyweds kissing on the sidewalk
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Candlelit dinner setup
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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Emily · Married on 07/04/2019

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    My husband and I chose to have our wedding at the Inn at the Old Silk Mill after looking at a couple other places. As soon as we walked into the venue, we knew we didn't need to look at any other places. It had the exact feel we were looking for - rustic and yet modern and industrial. It was very unique.

    We had so many outside guests that we ended up booking the entire Inn. Staying at the Inn was so convenient for our guests. They were very happy that that they were able to walk a short distance to their rooms at the end of the night.

    One thing that I wanted to do for my mother was limit how much running around she did throughout the Big Day, so I hired Sarah as the Day-Of Coordinator. Sarah was absolutely amazing! She helped make our vision come true. She coordinated with all our vendors, answered all my questions leading up to the Big Day (which was a lot), led the rehearsal, checked in on my husband and I throughout the night to make sure that we had everything that we needed, and so much more. My mother and I are extremely grateful to have had Sarah with us throughout the day.

    The Silk Mill made our Big Day absolutely perfect.

    Sent on 12/03/2017
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    Debra · Married on 05/04/2019

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    As Good as it Gets

    We booked the venue about 18 months ahead of time. I balked at hiring the Old Silk Mill wedding coordinator for $500 thinking I didn't need that, certainly not at that price. Boy was I wrong. Morgan was our coordinator. She was worth every penny and then some. While we were mingling and making sure our guests were having a good time, she was running around making sure we could mingle worry free. The venue was flawless, well lit, clean, and everything was as we had requested. Morgan made the day worry free, even when we had a medical emergency during the ceremony! It could have been a disaster, but due to the Old Silk Mill staff (Morgan) the reception continued. I would definitely book again. but, since I don't plan on getting a divorce, maybe we'll renew our vows there in a few years. Yes, it's pricey, but we got what we paid for - a worry free event where all we worried about was having a good time.

    Sent on 05/07/2019
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Inn At The Old Silk Mill FAQ

  • 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? $ 3,970.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 3,901.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Event Planning, 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? $ 17.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 2
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Historic Building, Inn/B&B
  • 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, Cake, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Lighting, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access

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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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  • 1707 Princess Anne Street Fredericksburg, VA, 22401 See on map
    540-318-2338 (Phone number)

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