Create an unforgettable experience at our West Virginia Bed and Breakfast. That’s what we seek to create… experiences that will become treasured memories. Situated on beautifully landscaped grounds, our historic mansion becomes a focal point for your storybook event. Whether an intimate gathering for a few or a lavish occasion for 80 guests in a beautiful pavilion tent, we give attention to every detail to ensure that your event is all you imagined it could be. From our picturesque bridge over Bullskin Creek to horse-drawn carriages and rose petal strewn pathways, your wishes become realities at our West Virginia wedding venue. The onsite culinary team will provide beautifully prepared items from passed and plated hors d’oeuvres to an elegant dinner service.
2 to 8 guests
For the modern bride looking for a stress free, intimate wedding, look no further! The Hidden Cottage is our newest elopement venue. Tucked away behind the Hawthorn House, The Hidden Cottage perfectly captures the air of mystery and romance that often surrounds the idea of elopement. Designed for the couple looking to simplify their ceremony and allow space to remember what makes getting married so special; the love between two partners. Follow your ceremony for 2-8 guests with a private lunch or dinner outdoors, in Hawthorn or in our restaurant. Or, select from one of the many other elopement options on the property.
15 to 25 guests
Not all weddings need months of preparation to create the perfect day. This is a great option for a non-traditional wedding to be held between 11am and 2pm for up to 25 guests. Imagine an exquisite private wedding ceremony at our secluded Hawthorn Estate, on our bridge over Bullskin Creek, our round garden terrace, in front of our terrace fountain, or by a roaring fire in our beautiful living room. Follow your ceremony with a private lunch in Hawthorn or in our restaurant.
45 guests or greater
Property exclusivity, inspired gastronomy and a top-notch weddings team set the stage for your unforgettable celebration. Up to 150 of your nearest and dearest can join you to celebrate your union at Hillbrook Inn’s Hawthorn Estate, an experience that includes exclusive use of the property. The Inn’s staff strives to provide you with a wedding experience to be treasured for years to come. Catering is lead by Executive Timothy Rampey, who’s Avant Farm Cuisine offers contemporary flare to locally sourced rustic flavors. Reception meals can be served plated, buffet or cocktail style. Before you and your loved ones leave after your wedding, enjoy a brunch buffet. After parties held in your own private cottage can be provided with late-night treats and snacks to keep the party lively.
About The Hawthorn Estate
A Destination Wedding Experience
Nestled in Charles Town, West Virginia, and just minutes from Harper’s Ferry, Hillbrook Inn’s Hawthorn Estate is located on land that was part of George Washington’s original land purchase. Washington himself lived at “Rock Hall” or the “Bullskin Plantation” about 200 yards west of the property. Today, the charming venue hosts destination weddings, elopements, microweddings and grand weddings that want exclusive use of the property. Whether you are planning an intimate elopement or a larger affair, this Jefferson County gem can set the scene for the wedding you have always envisaged. Far removed from the hustle and bustle of city life, it evokes a peaceful vibe perfect for romantic occasions. There are several options for your ceremony, including the Hidden Cottage, the Secret Garden, and many more. A large tent can be set up adjacent to the property for your reception.
*Please note we can only accommodate weddings of 30 guests or less during our high season (late September through early November) unless all 19 guest rooms are also reserved by your party.
UP TO 8 GUESTS
For those who do not want the stress and expense of a large wedding but still wish to create storybook memories, we offer an intimate and elegant elopement package with traditional amenities. View our suggestions on how to elope in West Virginia.
Up to 20 guests
Perfect for anniversaries, birthdays, retirement and more.
Afternoon celebration from 11a.m. and 2p.m. for up to 20 guests. Imagine an exquisite private celebration on our round garden terrace, in front of our terrace fountain, or by a fireplace in our dining room.
Signature Indoor Celebration
Up to 50 guests
Hillbrook Inn is the ideal place for an intimate setting. Our elegant dining room in the Main House can accommodate up to 50 guests for a plated meal.
Intimate Bridal or Baby Shower
Up to 20 guests
Afternoon celebration from 11a.m. and 2p.m. for up to 20 guests. Imagine an exquisite celebration of life on our round garden terrace, in front of our terrace fountain, or by a fireplace in our dining room.