The Boxwood Inn; Historic Bed and Breakfast
Last week I had an opportunity to chop it up with other Peninsula Wedding Professionals at a historic landmark in Newport News, VA. The Boxwood Inn is a family owned and operated Bed and Breakfast with quite an intriguing past. Kathryn, one of the proprietors, pens it as a house of healing and celebration. She says they will celebrate “anything” weddings, intimate dinners, networking groups, and they even hosted a group of ghosts’ hunters; paracons.
As I toured the inn, admiring the architecture and remnants from the General Store I could imagine this perfect setting for a vintage wedding. Even the outdoors is well appointed for a lovely lawn wedding. The weather has been oscillating between warm and cold so no blossoms or floral bouquets yet. Caution: Be sure to check the train schedule, as she regularly travels in front of the inn making her presence known. As fascinating as trains are, no bride wants to be upstaged by a locomotive.
The Chef, Josh prepared quite a spread. I sampled the hot creamy tomato basil soup and grilled cheese sandwich; toasted perfectly. I also tried the onion dip on a baguette and the spinach quiche. The soup and sandwich were my favorite. I took one for the team went all in and tried the banana pudding. It was a little sweet for me; not my mom’s recipe. But I believe it was a crowd favorite as well.
I forgot yet again to check out the lavatory, so I am unable to comment on that one. There is ample parking. There are four Bed and Breakfast rooms available; I did not tour. This is a good option for an overnight stay before and after the big day.
This is a unique venue for weddings and celebrations. Put it on your short list to check out if you are looking for “vintage” atmosphere. They specialize in good old southern hospitality and delicious cuisine. Because it is a family owned business they can help you completely customize every detail of your event.
I pass by the Boxwood Inn every evening. I am glad I had the opportunity to visit and learn about the history of the inn. Now as I travel along I will be sure to be on the lookout for the resident friendly ghost Miss Nana Curtis waving from the balcony.
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