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.
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:
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.
Numerous event items are offered to couples to make their big day run more smoothly. The inn offers items such as:
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.
45 Reviews for Inn At The Old Silk Mill
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Dominique F. · Married on 03/28/2021
Everything was great and the staff was awesomeSent on 06/02/2020
Tricia C. · Married on 08/30/2020
Everything about the Silk Mill was perfect, they made all of our out of town guests feel welcome. Silk Mill provided excellent assistance with planning & ensuring all details of our wedding were worked out even through COVID. We opted for the planner & day or coordinator & Chelsea & Maggie were both amazing in ensuring our day went absolutely perfect! I had not one single worry the entire day to evening as they stayed on top of everything! They were flexible in allowing us to have a safe ceremony & reception with temps taken & mask/sanitizing station setup at our reception. This is the best all-inclusive deal you can find in town. We also used their catering & all of the food & drinks were phenomenal. Silk Mill is amazing!Sent on 09/16/2020
Isabec · Married on 08/17/2020
Just a day I can’t forget! The venue made it even better!
Our wedding experience was definitely one for the books! From having to reschedule our date 2 or 3 times due to covid, our day finally came true when things settled down a little on August 17th, 2020. The silk mill worked with us step by step making sure we were all set for our big day, I appreciate the staff for being so friendly and accommodating to us. I love the vintage feel and elegance of the venue and how you can add to it and make it your own design and feel! I can’t say enough good things about it :)Sent on 03/17/2021
Inn At The Old Silk Mill's reply:Hi Isabec! So good to hear from you, and thanks for the review. Your wedding was a dream :) So beautiful...... We loved watching your friends & family enjoy the ceremony & reception. It was a day to remember and we were all happy to be part of it :)
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!
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!