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About Inn At The Old Silk Mill

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.

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Washington DC

30 Reviews for Inn At The Old Silk Mill

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Anna and Shannon were wonderful! It was a wonderful and gorgeous venue and they were very accommodating to our needs! They had rooms for us to get ready in and the tables, chairs and tablecloths were all set up for us. They also contacted all of the vendors for us to make sure everything would run smoothly. We had a wedding day coordinator that came with the venue to make sure that everything would run according to the schedule! We had a wonderful wedding and are so thankful to the silk mill!

Profile Picture Christine, 6/30/18, 10 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Linens, Chair Covers, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Lighting, Tables, Parking, Wheelchair Access, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Cake, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting/Sound, Set Up

Excellent coordination and planning, the venue was perfect, spacious, charming and everyone raved about it! Sarah was our coordinator, I just had to hand her the reins and she did a beautiful job. Thank goodness for Sarah, she was on it! The "get ready" room for the bridal party was spacious, cool and comfortable, Sarah checked on us and kept us on schedule. The other vendors were happy when we told them of our venue- relieved almost! What a perfect night. Thank you Ana and Sarah and all at Old Silk Mill who made Morgan and Seths wedding perfect!

Profile Picture Jennifer, 5/11/18, 2 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Lighting, Tables, Parking, Accommodations, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Set Up, Indoor, Linens

Inn At The Old Silk Mill Pricing

Reception Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $3,970.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $3,901.00
Site Fees Include:
Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up
Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Catering Prices Include:
Cake Cutting

Inn At The Old Silk Mill FAQ

Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
Guest Minimum
Event Spaces
Ballroom, Historic, Inn/B&B
City, Vintage
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner
Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
Event Rentals
Set Up
All Inclusive Packages
In-House Bar
In-House Catering
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Wireless Internet
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Audio Equipment
Tent Accessories
Chocolate Fountain
Wheelchair Access


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Professional Network & Endorsements

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!


1707 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401   See On Map
540-371-5666 (phone)