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Located in Washington, North Carolina, The Ell Hotel is a beautiful historic wedding venue. This distinctive and stand-out destination has had an interesting and varied history since the Bowers family moved in in 1921. Passed down from owner to owner, the building was used as a family home until being sold to current owner Ellen Brabo. Now, it is a once-in-a-lifetime wedding location in which couples can celebrate their nuptials in style.

Facilities and Capacity

The Ell Hotel is a grand and impressive sight, when viewed from the refined and well-kept topiary gardens. With multiple comfortable and colorful rooms available, couples and their guests will feel like they have entered the lap of luxury. Our hotel doubles as a stunning event venue, perfect for intimate weddings of up to 50 guests.

The team invites soon-to-be-weds to get in touch to learn more about the hotel's capacity and wedding services.

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  • Woman-owned
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Frequently asked questions

Describe your venue:

Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Get Ready Rooms
Pet Friendly
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Reviews of The Ell Hotel

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4.9/5 54 reviews
Taylor V. Sent on 04/19/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Intimate & Sophistication with The Ell

My now husband and I didn't know exactly what we wanted, but we knew exactly what we didn't want. We didn't want a large wedding and we didn't want too much hassle - all while ensuring we didn't settle for less.

When I came across The Ell Hotel, I knew it was THE spot and my entire wedding vision came together. After talking it over with my partner, now we knew what we wanted; intimate and sophisticated. That's exactly what we got... and more!

Ellen made the entire process easy, fun, and exciting! I planned things on my own, but she assisted in every way she could! I'm talking food, drinks, activities, rentals... You name it and she has a contact or can help. What more could I ask for?

We made our wedding an entire weekend event by hosting the dinner rehearsal on Friday catered by Angie's in town via a taco truck!

Saturday was wedding day. Our ceremony was held in the front courtyard gardens surrounded by family and friends sitting INSIDE the garden! A perfectly curated dinner with Spanish and Southern American dishes were served buffet style. Different food items were located throughout different rooms of the downstairs. We had setting set up in the dining room, the sunroom, and additional tables outside.

We chose to forego the traditional route of having a dance floor or DJ. Instead we utilized the speakers throughout the home to play soft jazz music that was loud enough for folks to hear, but quiet enough for conversations to be had.

Our immediate family rented out the extra three rooms, while we the couple stayed in the Pink Room as our suite.

Sunday we had finger style breakfast foods and coffee for folks to come by and say hello as they returned home as most of our guests were out of towners.

I can't say enough positive things about my experience with Ellen and The Ell Hotel itself. If you're looking for a sign, here it is - go with The Ell!
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The Ell Hotel frequently asked questions

The space offered by The Ell Hotel for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
  • Inn/B&B
  • Mansion
The Ell Hotel offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
The Ell Hotel offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
The Ell Hotel offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
The Ell Hotel is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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