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Inn At The Old Silk Mill

Fredericksburg, VA View map Visit website
4.9 out of 5 rating
49 reviews
$5k - $7k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests


$5k - $7k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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


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


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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Historic Building

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Uncovered Outdoor

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Bridal Shower
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Clean Up
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Cocktail Reception
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    Sara D. Married on 04/02/2022
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    Stunning venue, simplistic elegance, professional and easy to work with staff!

    I can't say enough great things about the Old Silk Mill. Before my husband and I got married, we had attended weddings there before and absolutely fell in love with the venue. So when it was our turn to get married (4/2/22), it was a no-brainer. The venue itself has SO much character - you don't need a lot of extra décor or "fluff". Flowers and some simple signs and décor is more than enough to tie everything together. Our wedding party, family members, and some guests stayed on-site at the rooms which was an amazing extra perk! Everyone loved the convenience of having everything in one place (bridesmaids and groomsmen both had separate get-ready suites, hotel rooms for guests, ceremony, cocktail, reception all within walking distance). Aside from the elegance and convenience (as well as location less than 1 mile from downtown Fredericksburg), the staff are all absolutely incredible to work with. I booked my wedding 1.5 years in advance and from the beginning, the day-of coordinator we hired (Sarah) was AMAZING! She was extremely communicative, had great vendor referrals, and was an amazing resource. You can't go wrong with this venue and DEFINITELY ask for Sarah to be your day-of! She and the rest of the staff made sure we were taken care of the entire day of the wedding - during cocktail hour they brought us drinks and apps while we took pictures, they kept us on schedule, and were so nice and a pleasure to work with. I can't imagine getting married anywhere else. This place is truly a hidden gem.
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    April S. Married on 06/26/2021
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    Amazing experience at the silk mill

    We got married at the Silk Mill on 6/27/2021. Initially, I was hesitant to take a tour of the venue because I was so sure it would be way out of my price range. I ended up touring the place just in case, and I am SO glad I did. First of all, the silk mill is absolutely gorgeous. The cost ended up being lower than almost every other venue I looked into, which was surprising to me considering how beautiful this place is. Our wedding day was absolutely magical. The bridal party got ready in the bridal suite at the silk mill. I can’t remember the name of the room, but it was so spacious and pretty. We had about 15 people in the room getting ready, and we could have easily fit 15 more. We used the reception hall in the silk mill for the ceremony rather than the chapel due to the heat in the summer. The silk mill staff was able to set up tall white drapes to separate the reception tables from the ceremony area. It was absolutely gorgeous. The dinner was delicious, and extremely reasonably priced. The price of the alcohol was by far cheaper than any other alcohol package you can find for wedding receptions in the area, without a doubt. The wait staff and bartenders were great and so friendly. I am so over the hills with how our wedding day went, I could go on and on about how amazing the silk mill was. If you’re looking for a reception space, the silk mill is the best option! They also have the woolen mill as an option now, which is equally as gorgeous. You can’t go wrong with either option!
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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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