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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort

Richmond , VA
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LOCATION

4300 Oakleys Lane
Richmond, VA 23223 US (map)

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804-737-7773

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ABOUT US

Imagine, a historic marvel, a spectacular, one-of-a-kind wedding resort, nestled minutes from downtown Richmond...Yet a world apart.

Imagine, celebrating your special day for... Read more
Imagine, a historic marvel, a spectacular, one-of-a-kind wedding resort, nestled minutes from downtown Richmond...Yet a world apart.

Imagine, celebrating your special day for an entire weekend as you and your guests enjoy our lovingly restored Mansion, grounds, guest suites, private cottages and romantic carriage house honeymoon suite.

Imagine, the peace of mind you'll feel as professional event planners, assist you in planning and coordinating every detail of your perfect wedding weekend.

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1924
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Inn / Bed & Breakfast, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Glamorous
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
2000
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

4.9
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
We love love love the Historic Mankin Mansion!!!!

My husband and I were married there in September this year and it was amazing!! The grounds themselves were perfect. Everything was beautifully maintained and created the perfect experience for us and our guests. Every single guest continued to compliment the venue for weeks after the wedding!

Our planning experience couldn’t have been better. During our first meeting our planner, Kate, gave us this fantastic binder – already organized with dividers, pens, and paper! – to help keep me on track. That was pretty awesome considering I was using the Memo app to keep my vendors straight. Honestly, once I signed the contract with the vendors my interaction with them was strictly creative. Kate took care of all of the logistics of deliveries, set up and teardown. It was great!

At the rehearsal, Kate introduced herself to our wedding party and families and kept the entire process quick and easy. She explained all of the steps and kept everyone on track which is sometimes difficult. This precision continued on the wedding day – the entire ceremony was flawless and the entrances were perfect. She kept the reception formalities on track (with the assistance of our impressive DJ mentioned below) and every time I needed to find her during the reception she was right there. She’s a true asset to the Mansion!

Martin, the Proprietor and the DJ, was the best DJ ever. I swear my guests and I spent more time on the dance floor than I have in my life! My husband and I wanted our guests to have a blast at our wedding and really wanted it to be a giant party and that’s exactly what he created with his DJ skills. From helping to customize the wedding parties individual entry songs to feeding off of the crowds energy keeping the dance floor full and rocking for 3+ hours. (Guests are still talking about him too!)

This was the best decision we ever made...forever. :)
We love love love the Historic Mankin Mansion!!!!

My husband and I were married there in September this year and Read more...
We love love love the Historic Mankin Mansion!!!!

My husband and I were married there in September this year and it was amazing!! The grounds themselves were perfect. Everything was beautifully maintained and created the perfect experience for us and our guests. Every single guest continued to compliment the venue for weeks after the wedding!

Our planning experience couldn’t have been better. During our first meeting our planner, Kate, gave us this fantastic binder – already organized with dividers, pens, and paper! – to help keep me on track. That was pretty awesome considering I was using the Memo app to keep my vendors straight. Honestly, once I signed the contract with the vendors my interaction with them was strictly creative. Kate took care of all of the logistics of deliveries, set up and teardown. It was great!

At the rehearsal, Kate introduced herself to our wedding party and families and kept the entire process quick and easy. She explained all of the steps and kept everyone on track which is sometimes difficult. This precision continued on the wedding day – the entire ceremony was flawless and the entrances were perfect. She kept the reception formalities on track (with the assistance of our impressive DJ mentioned below) and every time I needed to find her during the reception she was right there. She’s a true asset to the Mansion!

Martin, the Proprietor and the DJ, was the best DJ ever. I swear my guests and I spent more time on the dance floor than I have in my life! My husband and I wanted our guests to have a blast at our wedding and really wanted it to be a giant party and that’s exactly what he created with his DJ skills. From helping to customize the wedding parties individual entry songs to feeding off of the crowds energy keeping the dance floor full and rocking for 3+ hours. (Guests are still talking about him too!)

This was the best decision we ever made...forever. :) Read less
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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

What a wonderful review- it just makes our day to hear that we exceeded expectations. We pride ourselves not only on our beautiful grounds, but our ability to keep ourselves (and our couples!) organized and on track. Thanks so much and we wish you a lifetime of happiness!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our dream wedding at the Historic Mankin Mansion! Our guests could not believe what a beautiful venue we had chosen, from the ceremony to the cocktail hour to the reception. The grounds were well kept and breathtaking, while providing comfort and ease for our guests as our events were on the same grounds. This was very important to us, as many of our guests were from out of town. From the moment we sent our deposit, we were assisted with every step of the planning process. We received a list of highly reviewed vendors and many of them contributed to our perfect wedding experience. We met throughout the year with our Mankin planner, who provided advice when asked, suggestions when needed, and important information that we may have overlooked. Our wedding weekend was purely magical and stress free! Everything was meticulously executed to ensure our fairy tale wedding. If we had to do our wedding all over again, we wouldn't change a thing! The mansion was a great value for our picture perfect day!
My husband and I had our dream wedding at the Historic Mankin Mansion! Our guests could not believe what a beautiful venue Read more...
My husband and I had our dream wedding at the Historic Mankin Mansion! Our guests could not believe what a beautiful venue we had chosen, from the ceremony to the cocktail hour to the reception. The grounds were well kept and breathtaking, while providing comfort and ease for our guests as our events were on the same grounds. This was very important to us, as many of our guests were from out of town. From the moment we sent our deposit, we were assisted with every step of the planning process. We received a list of highly reviewed vendors and many of them contributed to our perfect wedding experience. We met throughout the year with our Mankin planner, who provided advice when asked, suggestions when needed, and important information that we may have overlooked. Our wedding weekend was purely magical and stress free! Everything was meticulously executed to ensure our fairy tale wedding. If we had to do our wedding all over again, we wouldn't change a thing! The mansion was a great value for our picture perfect day! Read less
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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Jennifer, thank you for your kind words! A successful wedding is by all means a group effort and we were thrilled to be able to assist you with assembling a fantastic team. We're so glad to hear that you and your guests had a memorable day!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Caitlin
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
I was told about Mankin Mansion from our caterer, and promptly checked them out. When I first met with Martin (the owner) he asked me what the number 1 thing I was looking for in my wedding venue. I told him I didn't want my family running around day-of trying to get things done and a place that was organized. Mankin Mansion accomplished both of these. They provide you with a wedding planning team, and since the ceremony/cocktail hour/reception takes place in the same location it is very easy for you and your guests to have a good time. The grounds are stunning ,and they keep them up year-round. I had to plan my wedding from 2,000 miles away in Texas, and Jocelene our planner was incredible. We Skyped meetings and she was always quick to return phone calls. 3 months before my wedding she gave birth, and at no time during planning did I feel worried that she was distracted. She was on top of things the entire time. Martin was our DJ and kept the reception jumping! He was very talented. Planning a wedding long distance was never stressful thanks to Mankin Mansion. They have so much knowledge in what they do, and are very professional. They take care of so much, and our wedding went off flawlessly. Our guests have told us they have never been to a more beautiful wedding, and how incredible the venue was. I cannot recommend Mankin Mansion enough. Jocelene was so helpful and the entire staff worked as a flawless team. I felt like no matter what happened they would take care of it easily and without stress. They always have a plan B and a plan C ready to go. Mankin Mansion was the most perfect place to get married, and I know that any bride that chooses them will not be disappointed.
I was told about Mankin Mansion from our caterer, and promptly checked them out. When I first met with Martin (the owner) Read more...
I was told about Mankin Mansion from our caterer, and promptly checked them out. When I first met with Martin (the owner) he asked me what the number 1 thing I was looking for in my wedding venue. I told him I didn't want my family running around day-of trying to get things done and a place that was organized. Mankin Mansion accomplished both of these. They provide you with a wedding planning team, and since the ceremony/cocktail hour/reception takes place in the same location it is very easy for you and your guests to have a good time. The grounds are stunning ,and they keep them up year-round. I had to plan my wedding from 2,000 miles away in Texas, and Jocelene our planner was incredible. We Skyped meetings and she was always quick to return phone calls. 3 months before my wedding she gave birth, and at no time during planning did I feel worried that she was distracted. She was on top of things the entire time. Martin was our DJ and kept the reception jumping! He was very talented. Planning a wedding long distance was never stressful thanks to Mankin Mansion. They have so much knowledge in what they do, and are very professional. They take care of so much, and our wedding went off flawlessly. Our guests have told us they have never been to a more beautiful wedding, and how incredible the venue was. I cannot recommend Mankin Mansion enough. Jocelene was so helpful and the entire staff worked as a flawless team. I felt like no matter what happened they would take care of it easily and without stress. They always have a plan B and a plan C ready to go. Mankin Mansion was the most perfect place to get married, and I know that any bride that chooses them will not be disappointed. Read less
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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Caitlin, it just makes our day to hear this. Thank you for sharing your experience! Our goal is to make sure our couples (and their families!) don't have to lift a finger on the Big Day so we're thrilled we exceeded expectations. Thanks again!'

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Jillian
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Martin and Paula have created the most romantic beautiful setting for a ceremony and reception at Historic Mankin Mansion. They have gone through everything with a very detailed eye and created an amazing environment for a wedding. The planning crew is so wonderful. They take care of everything for you, while still reflecting your own personal style. Everything from planning meetings, to rehearsal, to ceremony, and reception they have it all covered and in an extraordinary way. The planning crew goes above and beyond (and in our case, Kate, took such wonderful care of us)! My husband and I will never be able to thank them enough for providing us with the best wedding ever! We received so many compliments on the wedding venue from guests at our wedding! This is the best wedding venue in richmond by far, and with all that is included the price is more than reasonable! I highly recommend this for a ceremony and reception venue.
Martin and Paula have created the most romantic beautiful setting for a ceremony and reception at Historic Mankin Mansion. Read more...
Martin and Paula have created the most romantic beautiful setting for a ceremony and reception at Historic Mankin Mansion. They have gone through everything with a very detailed eye and created an amazing environment for a wedding. The planning crew is so wonderful. They take care of everything for you, while still reflecting your own personal style. Everything from planning meetings, to rehearsal, to ceremony, and reception they have it all covered and in an extraordinary way. The planning crew goes above and beyond (and in our case, Kate, took such wonderful care of us)! My husband and I will never be able to thank them enough for providing us with the best wedding ever! We received so many compliments on the wedding venue from guests at our wedding! This is the best wedding venue in richmond by far, and with all that is included the price is more than reasonable! I highly recommend this for a ceremony and reception venue. Read less
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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Thank you for such a lovely review Jillian- it's our sincere pleasure to help make your wedding dreams come true! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Lauren
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
The Historic Mankin Mansion was my dream venue. I unfortunately had to move my wedding from May to August due to a car accident, the HMM was so accommodating, and helped me so much with moving my wedding and all my vendors with ease. My wedding planners were Joceline and Gina, both fabulous and professional! My wedding was a true fairytale and everything I dreamed it would be. All our friends and family commented that it was the best wedding they had ever been to! Everything was absolutely perfect, thank you so much to the team at Historic Mankin Mansion for making sure every detail was covered.
The Historic Mankin Mansion was my dream venue. I unfortunately had to move my wedding from May to August due to a car Read more...
The Historic Mankin Mansion was my dream venue. I unfortunately had to move my wedding from May to August due to a car accident, the HMM was so accommodating, and helped me so much with moving my wedding and all my vendors with ease. My wedding planners were Joceline and Gina, both fabulous and professional! My wedding was a true fairytale and everything I dreamed it would be. All our friends and family commented that it was the best wedding they had ever been to! Everything was absolutely perfect, thank you so much to the team at Historic Mankin Mansion for making sure every detail was covered. Read less
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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Lauren, we were positively delighted that you chose the Mansion for your big day. Thank you for your kind words, and sharing your experience with others.

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Alee
Wedding:
8/8/2014
4.0/5.0
First we fell in love with how beautiful the mansion was. Second we fell in love with the staff, they were always there to answer any questions that we had and were willing to do just about anything for us! Finally we fell in love with how dedicated the owners are. They are so detailed with making sure every inch of their property looks beautiful. The Mansion helped every aspect of our wedding come together flawlessly, making our wedding day perfect! Unlike many venues you can use your own catering service, and they provide a DJ, one of the best in the RVA, making that one less vendor you have to find. We could not have found a more perfect and beautiful wedding venue!
First we fell in love with how beautiful the mansion was. Second we fell in love with the staff, they were always there to Read more...
First we fell in love with how beautiful the mansion was. Second we fell in love with the staff, they were always there to answer any questions that we had and were willing to do just about anything for us! Finally we fell in love with how dedicated the owners are. They are so detailed with making sure every inch of their property looks beautiful. The Mansion helped every aspect of our wedding come together flawlessly, making our wedding day perfect! Unlike many venues you can use your own catering service, and they provide a DJ, one of the best in the RVA, making that one less vendor you have to find. We could not have found a more perfect and beautiful wedding venue! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at The Mankin Mansion in May of 2014. It was absolutely gorgeous! Kate, our wedding planner was personable, professional and prompt in responding to emails. The Mankin Mansion is a romantic and absolutely beautiful wedding venue. We did not have to do ANY running around the day of the wedding, the Mankin Mansion took care of everything. I had a completely stress-free wedding day. I would recommend the Mankin Mansion to everyone!
We had our wedding at The Mankin Mansion in May of 2014. It was absolutely gorgeous! Kate, our wedding planner was Read more...
We had our wedding at The Mankin Mansion in May of 2014. It was absolutely gorgeous! Kate, our wedding planner was personable, professional and prompt in responding to emails. The Mankin Mansion is a romantic and absolutely beautiful wedding venue. We did not have to do ANY running around the day of the wedding, the Mankin Mansion took care of everything. I had a completely stress-free wedding day. I would recommend the Mankin Mansion to everyone! Read less
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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Thank you for such kind words! We want all of our couples to have a stress-free wedding day so they can truly soak in and enjoy such a momentous occasion. We are thrilled to hear we could deliver that to you, and appreciate you taking the time to share your experience.

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Arielle
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Kate, our planner for our dream Historic Mankin Mansion wedding did a fabulous job!! She, along with her amazing team took care of every detail and made the entire weekend perfect for Scott and I!! I am still in awe of the beauty of this venue and the staff who worked together to make our wedding day one that we will cherish forever. The grounds were in perfect condition adorned with beautiful flowers and majestic lighting, and the staff worked hard to make sure the whole weekend went off without a hitch. We stayed on the grounds the entire weekend with our bridal party which made the whole weekend enjoyable. Everything was taken care of for us and I couldn't have asked to work with a better wedding vendor. I do not know how we can thank Kate and her team enough! We also want to thank Paula and Martin for taking the time to make sure our wedding was perfect! We had a bad storm the night of our rehearsal and Martin made sure to be there the morning of the wedding to provide us with the rehearsal we had missed. Thank you Mankin Mansion for giving us the wedding of our dreams!!
Kate, our planner for our dream Historic Mankin Mansion wedding did a fabulous job!! She, along with her amazing team took Read more...
Kate, our planner for our dream Historic Mankin Mansion wedding did a fabulous job!! She, along with her amazing team took care of every detail and made the entire weekend perfect for Scott and I!! I am still in awe of the beauty of this venue and the staff who worked together to make our wedding day one that we will cherish forever. The grounds were in perfect condition adorned with beautiful flowers and majestic lighting, and the staff worked hard to make sure the whole weekend went off without a hitch. We stayed on the grounds the entire weekend with our bridal party which made the whole weekend enjoyable. Everything was taken care of for us and I couldn't have asked to work with a better wedding vendor. I do not know how we can thank Kate and her team enough! We also want to thank Paula and Martin for taking the time to make sure our wedding was perfect! We had a bad storm the night of our rehearsal and Martin made sure to be there the morning of the wedding to provide us with the rehearsal we had missed. Thank you Mankin Mansion for giving us the wedding of our dreams!! Read less
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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Arielle,
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience- we are just thrilled that we exceeded your expectations. Weekend-long weddings are a wonderful way for us to get to know our couple, as well as those closest to them and it was a sincere pleasure to be a part of such an important day in your lives.
~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
The most incredible and equisite venue in all of Richmond- what a beautiful backdrop to take pictures and immortalize our wedding. We decided to take the weekend package, which we recommend to all brides because of the convenice of getting ready in the same place as the wedding site. Beyond the beauty of the location, the service of the staff was unparralled and comparable to something we would expect in a 5 Start Hotel. The owners and our wedding coordinator Marylee (provided by the Mansion) did everything possible to make sure every detail was absolutely perfect. Marylee was extremely organized and left no stone unturned, which took a lot of pressure off of us. The DJ (who is one of the owners) is also amazing. He had a great mix of tunes that got all generations off their feet dancing. The mansion has a wonderful list of vendors too - we used their florist, caterer, officiant, hair and makeup, and cakery who all pulled through for us to create the most magical day of our lives. All in all, I would highly recommend this location to any couple!

~ Liz and Carlos
The most incredible and equisite venue in all of Richmond- what a beautiful backdrop to take pictures and immortalize our Read more...
The most incredible and equisite venue in all of Richmond- what a beautiful backdrop to take pictures and immortalize our wedding. We decided to take the weekend package, which we recommend to all brides because of the convenice of getting ready in the same place as the wedding site. Beyond the beauty of the location, the service of the staff was unparralled and comparable to something we would expect in a 5 Start Hotel. The owners and our wedding coordinator Marylee (provided by the Mansion) did everything possible to make sure every detail was absolutely perfect. Marylee was extremely organized and left no stone unturned, which took a lot of pressure off of us. The DJ (who is one of the owners) is also amazing. He had a great mix of tunes that got all generations off their feet dancing. The mansion has a wonderful list of vendors too - we used their florist, caterer, officiant, hair and makeup, and cakery who all pulled through for us to create the most magical day of our lives. All in all, I would highly recommend this location to any couple!

~ Liz and Carlos Read less
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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Liz and Carlos, you just make our day with this lovely recommendation! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It was an honor to be a part of your wedding weekend.

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Marc
Wedding:
11/9/2013
4.9/5.0
We were exceptionally pleased with the Mankin Mansion. Our wedding was slightly unusual because we had both the ceremony & reception in the main tent (it being November and later in the evening, it was too cold to do the ceremony outside). The staff worked with us very hard to make this arrangement work. Martin did an awesome job as DJ, and the staff did a great job making everything flow smoothly.
We were exceptionally pleased with the Mankin Mansion. Our wedding was slightly unusual because we had both the ceremony & Read more...
We were exceptionally pleased with the Mankin Mansion. Our wedding was slightly unusual because we had both the ceremony & reception in the main tent (it being November and later in the evening, it was too cold to do the ceremony outside). The staff worked with us very hard to make this arrangement work. Martin did an awesome job as DJ, and the staff did a great job making everything flow smoothly. Read less
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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

We are just thrilled to hear it Marc- thank you for sharing your experience. It was a memorable day and we're honored to have been a part of it.

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion

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