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Inn At The Old Silk Mill

Fredericksburg, VA · View map · Visit website

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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.

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Married on 05/20/2017

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

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 ... Read more 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! 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!


Married on 05/04/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

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 ... Read more 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.


Married on 04/27/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Stunning industrial venue with a great team

We had a spring wedding at the Inn at the Old Silk Mill, which couldn't have been better. The location is beautiful inside and out, and doesn't need much decor to look great. Our day-of coordinator ... Read more took care of everything, and the rest of the staff went out of their way to be helpful and welcoming. Highly recommended.

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