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Inn at the Olde Silk Mill 1707 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, VA; (540) 371-5666; InnattheOldeSilkMill.com If you’re looking for a charming venue and a place to house your friends and family, this is a one-stop shop for your nuptials in downtown Fredricksburg. Originally a mill for silk sewing thread, the historic 1889 building features a new chapel for ceremonies, courtyard for cocktails, prep room, neighboring 27 guest suites and a 6,000-square-foot event space that can accommodate up to 300 guests.

105 North Union St., Alexandria, VA; (703) 746-4570; TorpedoFactory.org Located in the heart of Old Town along the Potomac River, this munitions factory houses artists’ galleries and beautiful spaces for your celebration: the grand main hall for receptions, the mezzanine for cocktails or the waterfront terrace for alfresco soirees. The industrial space’s torpedo displays and ever-changing art installations make for a one-of-a-kind venue for couples to say “I do.” TIP Rent out the on-site artist studios as your prep areas.

Sagamore Pendry Baltimore 1715 Thames St., Baltimore; (443) 552-1276; PendryHotels.com In the hot neighborhood of Fell’s Point, the historic Recreation Pier is now a posh new boutique hotel with harbor views, a whiskey bar, waterfront terrace, pool and plenty of guest rooms for all of your loved ones. The 1914 space has retained its charm and impeccable architectural details. Host your reception in the ballroom (fits 220) that has the original grand staircase and murals of the battle that took place in front of the building during the War of 1812.

Inn at the Olde Silk Mill

Republic Restoratives

The Mill at Fine Creek

1369 New York Ave. NE, Washington, DC; (202) 733-3996; RepublicRestoratives.com Cocktail enthusiasts, look no further. This industrial-chic site in the hip Ivy City area of DC is the venue for you. The on-site distillery provides delicious cocktails with their house-brand spirits—CIVIC vodka, Borough Bourbon and Rodham Rye. The venue, formerly a large cafeteria, can host up to 130 for a standing reception and 100 for a seated dinner with the bar space, distillery floor and Ivy Room. TIP Use the recommended Union Kitchen for catering, staff and rentals.

2434 Robert E. Lee Road, Powhatan, VA; (804) 379-8211; TheMillatFineCreek.com Constructed around a gristmill and community that sprung up in the 1730s along the James River, this pastoral space offers three locations for an outdoor ceremony, including inside the gristmill’s ruins and a site overlooking the creek. Serve cocktails and appetizers on the porch, then move to the dining room for dinner and dancing. Added perks? Thirteen guest cottages offer a place for guests to bunk. Plus, you can sip craft beers from the venue’s own brewery.

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