Woolen Mill is a one of a kind unique venue that not only pays homage to Fredericksburg’s historic Mill District but also celebrates the special historic occasion of a wedding day.
On May 10, 1860, the first water from the Rappahannock River poured over the water wheel of Woolen Mill. The four story brick mill could produce up to 100,000 yards of woolen goods per year. By 1884, it was one of the city’s leading industries, employing 30 or more people and producing about 120,000 pounds of wool per year. By 1909, a pants factory was added to the Fredericksburg complex which produced men’s wool and flannel pants. In August 1910, a fire blazed through the mill, sparing only the pants factory which continued to operate for a number of years.
The Mill still stands today and is being preserved as close to the originality of the original structure as possible.
Woolen Mill is located in Downtown Fredericksburg- minutes from Interstate 95 and Route 1. It is within walking distance to Historic Landmarks, Antique Shops, Restaurants and Cafés. The historic Woolen Mill has the capability to host receptions and ceremonies for up to 200 guests. The view of the Rappahannock River can be enjoyed from the roof top terrace as guests enjoy cocktail hour. The chapel and reception space have been renovated to embrace the industrial character of the Woolen Mill with the original brick walls, industrial windows, and a decorative focal point, the antique freight pulley elevator.