MIDDLETOWN – The Wayside Inn may be the choice for couples looking for a historic wedding venue with charm.
There are several historic rooms in the inn that can be chosen for the venue, customizing the wedding based on the look and the size of the event.
“We cater to your ideal of what you want your wedding to be,” said Becky Reeves, who along with her husband George has owned the Wayside Inn for the last six years.
The main event room, known as the Senseney Room, seats between 85 and 100. A commercial kitchen is available for catering for the wedding.
The Summer Kitchen, built in the 1740s, is the oldest part of the inn. Becky Reeves said it seats 15 people for an intimate feel but additional guests and tables of food are often set up in the area outside the room.
Wedding ceremonies can also be held outside at the inn's rose garden, which offers mountain views, or in tents on the grounds.
There is also the option of holding an outside ceremony in an old log pavilion with hand-hewn beams and a large fireplace.
Some of Becky Reeves' favorite weddings are when the entire inn with its 22 guest rooms has been rented for a wedding.
“It’s not big or commercial. It feels like home. There are kids running around and the bride and bridal party rushing around in their bridal T-shirts getting ready,” she said.
The Wayside Inn is pet-friendly and has even had dogs as part of the wedding.
For more information about the Wayside Inn, which is located at 7783 Main St., Middletown, contact event coordinator Tammy Keeler at 540-327-0754 or visit http://www.alongthewayside.com.