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Akwaaba Mansion

Brooklyn , NY
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LOCATION

347 MacDonough Street
Brooklyn, NY 11233 US (map)

PHONE

718-455-5958

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Once a dilapidated mansion that the kids in the neighborhood called "the haunted house", the Akwaaba Mansion in Brooklyn NY was returned to its original grandeur and reopened as a Bed... Read more
Once a dilapidated mansion that the kids in the neighborhood called "the haunted house", the Akwaaba Mansion in Brooklyn NY was returned to its original grandeur and reopened as a Bed and Breakfast in 1995.

Built in the 1860's this landmark mansion was returned to its original grandeur, featuring details such as 14-foot ceilings, ornate fireplaces, intricate parquet wood floors and gaslight fixtures, along with modern amenities, such as a private bath in each guestroom with oversize Jacuzzi tubs. Relax on the sun porch, enjoy hearty breakfasts and take advantage of a luxury getaway!

The Akwaaba Mansion is an elegant setting, perfect for private parties, retreats and for your dream wedding! Whether it's outside in the courtyard on a sunny day, or inside on a cool, crisp day with the beauty and ambiance of the fireplaces, let Akwaaba be the first step of many in your future! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Inn / B&B, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
City, Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
125
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables, Tent Accessories, Tents
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking

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Sheila
Wedding:
10/17/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had an intimate 55 person wedding ceremony and dinner at Akwaaba Mansion. I cannot say enough about Monique and the entire team who made our wedding night simply magical. We literally pinched ourselves the next morning! Though we booked the Inn early in our engagement, we waited until sort of last minute to put everything together. We found Akwaaba to be well-organized, but flexible and pretty much the most stunning place in Brooklyn to be married (and we looked at a lot of venues!). It's also great that there is outdoor space, which we made great use of, and a piano in the interior living room (so we were able to have piano music accompanying dinner). When we said goodbye to our guests and walked them to the door it felt like we were seeing them off from our home, that's how comfortable we were made to feel. I got asked so many times how we found this incredible venue as well. Monique also did plenty of things to make the night magical - by the time we got to our bedroom a bath had been run and the room was filled with candles. In the morning our breakfast was truly one of the best we've had and it was so wonderful to have the entire inn to ourselves. My husband and I are big supporters of family run businesses and we're just so incredibly proud of what Akwaaba was able to do for our special day. We'll look forward to staying again on our anniversary and other special occasions too! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to Akwaaba for making our day so special.
My husband and I had an intimate 55 person wedding ceremony and dinner at Akwaaba Mansion. I cannot say enough about Read more...
My husband and I had an intimate 55 person wedding ceremony and dinner at Akwaaba Mansion. I cannot say enough about Monique and the entire team who made our wedding night simply magical. We literally pinched ourselves the next morning! Though we booked the Inn early in our engagement, we waited until sort of last minute to put everything together. We found Akwaaba to be well-organized, but flexible and pretty much the most stunning place in Brooklyn to be married (and we looked at a lot of venues!). It's also great that there is outdoor space, which we made great use of, and a piano in the interior living room (so we were able to have piano music accompanying dinner). When we said goodbye to our guests and walked them to the door it felt like we were seeing them off from our home, that's how comfortable we were made to feel. I got asked so many times how we found this incredible venue as well. Monique also did plenty of things to make the night magical - by the time we got to our bedroom a bath had been run and the room was filled with candles. In the morning our breakfast was truly one of the best we've had and it was so wonderful to have the entire inn to ourselves. My husband and I are big supporters of family run businesses and we're just so incredibly proud of what Akwaaba was able to do for our special day. We'll look forward to staying again on our anniversary and other special occasions too! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to Akwaaba for making our day so special. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/26/2014
4.9/5.0
If you are looking for an intimate, comfortable and enchanting setting for your wedding day, The Akwaaba is it! It really is a gem in Brooklyn. I took my now husband there for his birthday in March and while there, we met the lovely owner, Ms. Monique. We were just in conversation about the events they have there and she just so happend to mention that aside from being a bed and breakfast, they also do wedding ceremonies and receptions. Immediately the light bulb went up! We said we would only have a ceremony and reception if we found a place that was affordable and truly represented us. To this day, I still think it was an act of God that we booked our venue at the Akwaaba. Everything literally fell into place. The site coordinator, Erica was amazing at keeping us updated and making sure we had everything ready for the big day. They were so welcoming and warm to not only my husband and I but to all of our guests. Everyone commented that the Akwaaba really felt like home. I can't wait to come back for our 1 year anniversary! Thank you Ms. Monique, Erica and Nella for all of your hard work and dedication!
If you are looking for an intimate, comfortable and enchanting setting for your wedding day, The Akwaaba is it! It really Read more...
If you are looking for an intimate, comfortable and enchanting setting for your wedding day, The Akwaaba is it! It really is a gem in Brooklyn. I took my now husband there for his birthday in March and while there, we met the lovely owner, Ms. Monique. We were just in conversation about the events they have there and she just so happend to mention that aside from being a bed and breakfast, they also do wedding ceremonies and receptions. Immediately the light bulb went up! We said we would only have a ceremony and reception if we found a place that was affordable and truly represented us. To this day, I still think it was an act of God that we booked our venue at the Akwaaba. Everything literally fell into place. The site coordinator, Erica was amazing at keeping us updated and making sure we had everything ready for the big day. They were so welcoming and warm to not only my husband and I but to all of our guests. Everyone commented that the Akwaaba really felt like home. I can't wait to come back for our 1 year anniversary! Thank you Ms. Monique, Erica and Nella for all of your hard work and dedication! Read less
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Beatrice Lors-Rousseau
Wedding:
6/29/2014
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding at another location owned by Akwaaba Mansion's Monique Greenwood-- The Mansion at Noble Lane in Bethany, PA. Noble Lane is the largest of the 4 properties, so it was perfect for my 200+ wedding. I hosted my spa-chelorette party with a tea and luncheon there on Saturday afternoon, held the rehearsal dinner at the on-site Taste Restaurant, and then had our outdoor ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner there on Sunday. Dancing, photo booth, and formalities were held inside the mansion.

Initially, I came upon Akwaaba Mansion (Brooklyn, NY) and fell in love with its hardwood floors and unique space. So imagine my delight to learn about The Mansion at Noble Lane. After visiting 25 wedding venues throughout the tri-state area, we finally visited The Mansion at Noble Lane and immediately set our hearts there, with 7 months to plan the entire wedding. Monique and Erica were both God-sent-- they were very helpful about potential vendors, answered emails and phone calls in a timely manner, and just patiently dealt with the crazy mind of a bride with a high stress job.

We booked the entire 14-bedroom B&B for the weekend and we couldn't have been happier. The service was excellent, the 22-acre property was amazing, our guests enjoyed the various amenities (pool, weight room, breakfast, and spacious rooms) and it just felt like a family reunion in the mansion. By the time we left a few days after the wedding, we felt like we were part of the Akwaaba family as well (Monique and Donna were so kind and just accommodated all our needs). We loved it so much that we can't wait to celebrate our anniversary at another Akwaaba property-- the goal is to stay at each location at least once and hopefully celebrate our 10/25-year anniversary at The Mansion at Noble Lane. It was just too perfect to not repeat it again!
I had my wedding at another location owned by Akwaaba Mansion's Monique Greenwood-- The Mansion at Noble Lane in Bethany, Read more...
I had my wedding at another location owned by Akwaaba Mansion's Monique Greenwood-- The Mansion at Noble Lane in Bethany, PA. Noble Lane is the largest of the 4 properties, so it was perfect for my 200+ wedding. I hosted my spa-chelorette party with a tea and luncheon there on Saturday afternoon, held the rehearsal dinner at the on-site Taste Restaurant, and then had our outdoor ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner there on Sunday. Dancing, photo booth, and formalities were held inside the mansion.

Initially, I came upon Akwaaba Mansion (Brooklyn, NY) and fell in love with its hardwood floors and unique space. So imagine my delight to learn about The Mansion at Noble Lane. After visiting 25 wedding venues throughout the tri-state area, we finally visited The Mansion at Noble Lane and immediately set our hearts there, with 7 months to plan the entire wedding. Monique and Erica were both God-sent-- they were very helpful about potential vendors, answered emails and phone calls in a timely manner, and just patiently dealt with the crazy mind of a bride with a high stress job.

We booked the entire 14-bedroom B&B for the weekend and we couldn't have been happier. The service was excellent, the 22-acre property was amazing, our guests enjoyed the various amenities (pool, weight room, breakfast, and spacious rooms) and it just felt like a family reunion in the mansion. By the time we left a few days after the wedding, we felt like we were part of the Akwaaba family as well (Monique and Donna were so kind and just accommodated all our needs). We loved it so much that we can't wait to celebrate our anniversary at another Akwaaba property-- the goal is to stay at each location at least once and hopefully celebrate our 10/25-year anniversary at The Mansion at Noble Lane. It was just too perfect to not repeat it again! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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xiomara78
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Akwaaba Bed and Breakfast was the perfect place for our wedding. We wanted to get married in a place that was meaningful, with lots of charm, elegant with a rich and tasteful history - and this was the place. The staff was amazing and Monique, the owner is always so delightful. I total recommend Akwaaba for your wedding venue.
Akwaaba Bed and Breakfast was the perfect place for our wedding. We wanted to get married in a place that was meaningful, Read more...
Akwaaba Bed and Breakfast was the perfect place for our wedding. We wanted to get married in a place that was meaningful, with lots of charm, elegant with a rich and tasteful history - and this was the place. The staff was amazing and Monique, the owner is always so delightful. I total recommend Akwaaba for your wedding venue. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
6/14/2008
5.0/5.0
Outstanding ambiance and flexibility. If you want an intimate setting for a small group of folks this is perfect!
Outstanding ambiance and flexibility. If you want an intimate setting for a small group of folks this is perfect!
Outstanding ambiance and flexibility. If you want an intimate setting for a small group of folks this is perfect! Read less
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