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.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Randi · Married on 05/20/2017
The Old Silk Mill is the PERFECT venue space for a wedding! It had more than enough space to accommodate all of our guests and the built in dance floor is great. The venue space itself requires little decoration thanks to the drapes, lighting, mirror and other decor already included in the venue space and can really fit whatever theme you are going for. The scenery outside of the venue makes for some spectacular pictures and the chapel is such a great addition to the venue space!Sent on 06/21/2017
We rented out the entire Inn as well and it was so awesome and convenient to have our family and wedding party in one place for the whole weekend!
Using a day of coordinator from the Silk Mill was the best money we spent! Brianna was so incredibly helpful and made our day perfect! It was such a relief on the day of to know that she had everything under control.
We cannot recommend this place and the staff enough. It truly was everything we had envisioned and more for our special day!
Emily · Married on 07/04/2019
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.Sent on 12/03/2017
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.
Debra · Married on 05/04/2019
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
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!