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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.
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Exceeded all of our expectations!
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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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!
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