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.
43 Reviews for Inn At The Old Silk Mill
Recommended by 99% of couples
22 User photos
Dominique Ford Dewaine Toombs · Getting married on 03/28/2021
Everything was great and the staff was awesomeSent on 06/02/2020
Walter Kroptavich · Married on 12/06/2019
Great Wedding Service with a rustic feel in the city
This place has everything in one. It has a rustic feel in a historic inn and mill, a great chapel, and accessibility to the urban city. The rooms remind you of a time when you were in rural america, while the city feel makes you feel connected still and not in the boonies. The way the ceremony is done is beautiful. The staff open the doors of the chapel making it feel special. The food is okay at the reception, but the tasting was better cooked, but still good overall. The rooms were great for the feel of the place. I would recommend them first for those looking for something unique and special, but not so far out or priced out of their range as this was within a wedding of $20000 budget with everything included.Sent on 12/17/2019
Inn At The Old Silk Mill's reply:Hi Walter! So happy you and Theresa had your dream wedding at the Silk Mill. We truly love it when couples use the entire facility ( the chapel, courtyard, rooms) and experience everything we have to offer. Its nice to see your friends & family stay, relax and visit Downtown Fredericksburg together.
Caitlin Macauley · Married on 11/03/2019
Amazing and unique venue with an A+ staff! The day went off without a hitch- my day of coordinator was on point, my planning was executed down to the very last detail, and the pictures that have already come out of it are breathtaking. Everyone complimented the food and the ambiance all night! Super, super recommend!Sent on 11/12/2019
Inn At The Old Silk Mill's reply:Good to hear from you Caitlin! We are still enjoying your photos from your special day :) I hope you had a chance to look at some of our updated photos on our website. You can look back on some of the special moments of your wedding day.
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!