While the Inn’s history dates back to 1650 Colonial America, the new owners intend to move forward and offer the historic location as a wedding venue.
David and Jackie Moore purchased the historic General Stanton Inn in February 2022 with one purpose in mind: a wedding destination first with a restaurant run by locally well-known and respected chefs. When renovating, the couple wanted to maintain the original colonial integrity but bring it up to modern day by installing air conditioning, swapping in tile for the bathrooms and other adjustments to make it more appealing.
After months of some TLC, the Inn will be ready to greet guests in November and will begin welcoming wedding parties on Dec. 1. The property sits on six acres and can accommodate both indoor (100 guests) and outdoor weddings (300 guests). With in-house catering available from the 1,200-square-foot kitchen, guests will never go hungry. Private dining rooms will be available for rehearsal dinners, and the tavern is a great place to take the party elsewhere and extend the night.
A guest house, built specifically for a bridal suite with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and living area, opens out to the lawn where a gazebo awaits the beginning of the ceremony. You can catch the gardens blooming next spring.
Room rates vary from $299 to $799, and wedding menus $125 to $175 per person. Contact the venue for more details and customizations.
“What makes us unique is a colonial building that dates back to 1740, the ability to put the entire bridal party up in hotel rooms, and our food is outstanding,” says Moore.
While the venue is on hold for weddings until Dec. 1, for now, be sure to stop by the restaurant and get a taste of what’s to come through its various fresh seafood dishes and comfort sandwiches. Join them for Sunday brunch for breakfast Johnny Cakes and brioche French toast.
4115 Old Post Rd., Charlestown, 401-364-8888, thegeneralstantoninn.com