Couples in the midst of wedding planning have so much on their minds – flower arrangements, catering options, booking the perfect photographer to capture the day. One part of planning that can never be overlooked, though, is deciding where to spend that special day.
Once a venue is chosen, finding the perfect honeymoon suite in Williamsburg for guests and, of course, the bride and groom, also has to be checked off the to-do list.
With its picturesque scenery, mild weather and small-town feel, Williamsburg is popular for both weddings and honeymoons all year round and as a tourism hotspot, there is no shortage of hotels in town. However, few are quite as charming and unique as the Fife and Drum Inn.
The inn offers any of its rooms to brides and grooms celebrating their first night(s) of marriage, but some of the more popular options are:
The Cedars Suite – boasting a fabulous king-sized bed, separate sitting room and private access to the inn’s porch, this room gives couples a sense of privacy that most hotels lack.
The Conservancy Room – this lovely room features a grand, heavily draped, colonial style bed and a footed tub in the room, perfect for couples wanting to relax and unwind after months of stressful wedding planning.
The Cottage – separate from the main inn building, the cottage is a couple’s own little house in downtown Williamsburg, giving them seclusion and ultimate privacy. Some couples opt to rent out the entire inn for their wedding party to stay in and use the cottage themselves.
In addition to just hosting the wedding party, did you know the Fife and Drum Inn has actually hosted some wedding ceremonies, too?
Weddings as small as only the bride, groom and two witnesses, to larger groups of up to 15 people, have been held at the inn. Billy and Sharon are touched when couples decide the inn is the perfect place for their marriage to begin and assist in any way they can. This includes offering their recommendations for a Justice of the Peace to officiate the ceremony, or providing a quaint backdrop for couples to get married in full colonial costume.
One couple said their “I dos” at the inn, then were picked up by a horse-drawn carriage for a celebratory ride around the historic area before being dropped off at the cottage.
Although it’s fairly rare for guests’ weddings to take place inside the inn, they are often held nearby, often at William & Mary’s Wren Chapel, and wedding parties utilize their rooms to get ready for the big day. In smaller, more intimate ceremonies, some couples go with their invited guests and Justice of the Peace to say their vows under a tree in a nearby garden, or to Crim Dell bridge on William and Mary’s campus. Legend has it that if a couple kisses on the bridge, they will be together for life, adding a little bit of extra romance to a unique spot.
The inn’s location, charm, character, proximity to nearby dining and entertainment options and small, intimate size make it ideal for wedding and honeymoon accommodations. Whether it’s an entire wedding party or just a bride and groom celebrating together, the Fife and Drum Inn loves helping couples celebrate their special day!