Standing proudly along Main Street in Historic Yorktown is the Hornsby House Inn. One of the most unique features of this house is the fact that the owner, David, grew up in the house. As an adult, he and his bride were married there in the main living room 40 years ago. As David took me through the Inn, there was a strong sense of family legacy and pride, heard in the story of the house and seen on the walls with wedding pictures of several generations of family members. There is even a family cookbook, “The Hornsby House Cookbook” which is “an extraordinary collection of southern cooking from three generations of Hornsby/Bowditch clans, (340 pages, hand written) by Marian Hornsby Bowditch” that you can browse through and purchase.
The house was built in 1933 and served as a family home for the Hornsby and Bowditch families. In 2011, Dave and Philip Bowditch transformed the historic family home to a Bed and Breakfast with the vision of continuing their family tradition of southern hospitality and having a conversation around the breakfast table. Sharing the legacy of sharing stories and conversing over a southern home cooked meal has proven successful for this beautiful venue. Legacy. Family. Entertaining guests at the dinner table.
Most recently, the owners added on to their beautiful space by constructing an outdoor pavilion. It is an open, but covered permanent space with the option of lowering tent walls and adding heat during chilly or rainy days. Beautiful chandeliers adorn this flexible space that also boasts of a catering kitchen.
Since it is a bed and breakfast, they have wedding packages with overnight accommodations in the Day Package or Weekend Package. You can have your wedding on the front lawn with views of the Yorktown Monument on Historic Main Street. Additionally, you can have your reception in the beautiful new Pavilion which is elegantly lighted. There are also bistro lights strung across the lawn, perfect placed for cocktail hour.