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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort

Richmond , VA
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LOCATION

4300 Oakleys Lane
Richmond, VA US 23223 (map)

PHONE

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

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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!

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Services Used: Flowers, Photography, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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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Kristi
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't even begin to describe how amazing my wedding was. The venue its self is amazing and full of charm, but thats not even the best part. The staff at the mansion are experts when it comes to weddings. They handle every aspect of your special day and make it so relaxing and smooth. My planner Kate was the best. Kate answered every question I had, and put me at ease for the entire planning Process. My family and friends were amazed with the staff and haven't stopped taking about how wonderful kate and the mansion were. Choosing this venue was the best decision that I made during the entire wedding process! The Historic Mankin Mansion covered every detail and planned every aspect of the day. I can't fully explain how thankful I am to The Mankin Mansion and their Staff but I would like to thank them for making the wedding of my dreams come to life.
I can't even begin to describe how amazing my wedding was. The venue its self is amazing and full of charm, but thats not Read more...
I can't even begin to describe how amazing my wedding was. The venue its self is amazing and full of charm, but thats not even the best part. The staff at the mansion are experts when it comes to weddings. They handle every aspect of your special day and make it so relaxing and smooth. My planner Kate was the best. Kate answered every question I had, and put me at ease for the entire planning Process. My family and friends were amazed with the staff and haven't stopped taking about how wonderful kate and the mansion were. Choosing this venue was the best decision that I made during the entire wedding process! The Historic Mankin Mansion covered every detail and planned every aspect of the day. I can't fully explain how thankful I am to The Mankin Mansion and their Staff but I would like to thank them for making the wedding of my dreams come to life. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Kristi,
It brings us great joy to hear we could assist with giving you the wedding of your dreams. Thank you for your kind words!
~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Amanda
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
The Historic Mankin Mansion was truly everything we could have imagined for our wedding!! From the very first day when Martin took us on a tour of the property, we knew this was it. We also had Martin as the DJ on our wedding night, and he really did an amazing job as our guests were dancing the entire night!! The wedding planning team did an incredible job to help keep us on track, and especially Kate, who coordinated the entire day of our wedding. We had both the ceremony and the reception at the Mansion and both parts of the property are equally as beautiful. The areas for the bride and groom to get ready in prior to the ceremony were also really great. The groom's area is filled with games, tv's, couches, you name it. The bridal area was perfect, and even fit our huge wedding party!! We had SO many compliments from our guests about the venue and would most certainly recommend this venue!!
The Historic Mankin Mansion was truly everything we could have imagined for our wedding!! From the very first day when Read more...
The Historic Mankin Mansion was truly everything we could have imagined for our wedding!! From the very first day when Martin took us on a tour of the property, we knew this was it. We also had Martin as the DJ on our wedding night, and he really did an amazing job as our guests were dancing the entire night!! The wedding planning team did an incredible job to help keep us on track, and especially Kate, who coordinated the entire day of our wedding. We had both the ceremony and the reception at the Mansion and both parts of the property are equally as beautiful. The areas for the bride and groom to get ready in prior to the ceremony were also really great. The groom's area is filled with games, tv's, couches, you name it. The bridal area was perfect, and even fit our huge wedding party!! We had SO many compliments from our guests about the venue and would most certainly recommend this venue!! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

It was truly our pleasure Amanda and thank you so much for your very kind words!


~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Sara
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
We got married on September 14, 2013 at Historic Mankin Mansion. I am beyond words of how perfect everything was! This venue is all around perfect, wonderful, stress free, and full of love! When we booked Mankin Mansion about a year and half out, Martin asked me what was the one thing I wanted most out of my wedding, I replied with to marry my best friend and be stress- free. The Mansion staff made sure to make that happen. For a bride to not be stressed out the day of her wedding... that right there says ALOT.

Being able to have the grounds all weekend was so convenient. I didn't have to worry about any of the bridal party being late or getting lost. Being able to completely turn the grounds into your own, was wonderful. From being able to choose music to simply having a romantic setting set up the night you become husband and wife.

The planning team is amazing! Kate was my planner, who was absolutely the best. She had everything together and flowing perfect. There was not one thing that went wrong. Waking up and seeing your wedding actually come together is the best part. Knowing all you have to do is laugh, smile, and relax with your bridesmaids the day of was such a feeling of relief. When one of my venders was late, Kate knew something was wrong and was on top of it right away. Again, the staff at Mankin Mansion does anything in their power to put on your Special day without a hiccup! I think they even have something worked out to get the weather absolutely PERFECT for your special day!

Almost two months later and I am still getting SO many compliments on how beautiful and perfect our wedding was!! All my friends keep raving about how I set the bar so high, and just how fun everything was. Music, lights, flow of events, and the rooms are beautiful! Thank you so much for making my dream wedding come true and forever looking back on the day and just smiling! PERFECT!
We got married on September 14, 2013 at Historic Mankin Mansion. I am beyond words of how perfect everything was! This Read more...
We got married on September 14, 2013 at Historic Mankin Mansion. I am beyond words of how perfect everything was! This venue is all around perfect, wonderful, stress free, and full of love! When we booked Mankin Mansion about a year and half out, Martin asked me what was the one thing I wanted most out of my wedding, I replied with to marry my best friend and be stress- free. The Mansion staff made sure to make that happen. For a bride to not be stressed out the day of her wedding... that right there says ALOT.

Being able to have the grounds all weekend was so convenient. I didn't have to worry about any of the bridal party being late or getting lost. Being able to completely turn the grounds into your own, was wonderful. From being able to choose music to simply having a romantic setting set up the night you become husband and wife.

The planning team is amazing! Kate was my planner, who was absolutely the best. She had everything together and flowing perfect. There was not one thing that went wrong. Waking up and seeing your wedding actually come together is the best part. Knowing all you have to do is laugh, smile, and relax with your bridesmaids the day of was such a feeling of relief. When one of my venders was late, Kate knew something was wrong and was on top of it right away. Again, the staff at Mankin Mansion does anything in their power to put on your Special day without a hiccup! I think they even have something worked out to get the weather absolutely PERFECT for your special day!

Almost two months later and I am still getting SO many compliments on how beautiful and perfect our wedding was!! All my friends keep raving about how I set the bar so high, and just how fun everything was. Music, lights, flow of events, and the rooms are beautiful! Thank you so much for making my dream wedding come true and forever looking back on the day and just smiling! PERFECT! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Sara, How kind of you to take the time to share your positive experience with future brides. Thank you for your wonderful feedback- it was an honor to be a part of your special day.
~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Katherine
Wedding:
9/21/2013
4.8/5.0
My now husband and I, along with our families, are so glad that we found the Historic Mankin Mansion! Although I lived in Richmond for four years, I was not aware of the HMM until searching for venues for my own wedding. I really wanted a unique venue where I could do both the ceremony and reception. The HMM exceeded that expectation--we had the ceremony and reception on site, but also the rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, lodging for us and most of our huge bridal party, breakfast the day-of and the day-after, and even relaxed on-site before getting ready for the ceremony with the best professional massages of our lives. The HMM really does it all and gave me peace of mind. Planning was made so much easier by our HMM planner, the fantastic Kate Miller. The HMM has the professional experience and knows what questions to ask--things you would never consider yourself but were important to having the day go smoothly and achieving your wedding vision. As a bride I appreciated being walked through these steps beforehand, which allowed me to just show up at my wedding weekend knowing it was all taken care of. While we did have rain in the forecast the day of our wedding, Kate and the HMM made all the changes due to the weather run smoothly, and knew to consult the groom and not the bride about these things. It did begin to rain during our cocktail hour and rained during the reception, but the HMM staff was on top of things (closing and opening the tent, umbrellas, and even beautifully reworking some of my outdoor decor). I would highly recommend the HMM to friends, especially if they are overwhelmed by wedding planning and choices. It was so nice to have many things included, like arranging hotel shuttles and the lighting in the tent. I had a wonderful wedding planning experience and cannot sing Kate's praises high enough--everyone in my wedding party and family was very impressed with the HMM.
My now husband and I, along with our families, are so glad that we found the Historic Mankin Mansion! Although I lived in Read more...
My now husband and I, along with our families, are so glad that we found the Historic Mankin Mansion! Although I lived in Richmond for four years, I was not aware of the HMM until searching for venues for my own wedding. I really wanted a unique venue where I could do both the ceremony and reception. The HMM exceeded that expectation--we had the ceremony and reception on site, but also the rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, lodging for us and most of our huge bridal party, breakfast the day-of and the day-after, and even relaxed on-site before getting ready for the ceremony with the best professional massages of our lives. The HMM really does it all and gave me peace of mind. Planning was made so much easier by our HMM planner, the fantastic Kate Miller. The HMM has the professional experience and knows what questions to ask--things you would never consider yourself but were important to having the day go smoothly and achieving your wedding vision. As a bride I appreciated being walked through these steps beforehand, which allowed me to just show up at my wedding weekend knowing it was all taken care of. While we did have rain in the forecast the day of our wedding, Kate and the HMM made all the changes due to the weather run smoothly, and knew to consult the groom and not the bride about these things. It did begin to rain during our cocktail hour and rained during the reception, but the HMM staff was on top of things (closing and opening the tent, umbrellas, and even beautifully reworking some of my outdoor decor). I would highly recommend the HMM to friends, especially if they are overwhelmed by wedding planning and choices. It was so nice to have many things included, like arranging hotel shuttles and the lighting in the tent. I had a wonderful wedding planning experience and cannot sing Kate's praises high enough--everyone in my wedding party and family was very impressed with the HMM. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Transportation, Wedding Venue
Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Katherine, we're so glad you found us as well! We were thrilled to be a part of such an important day and we all appreciate your kind words. Thank you!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Iesha
Wedding:
8/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Everyone on the Historic Mankin Mansion team was wonderful. I did have a rainy wedding day, but that did not stop the show. We were given plenty of time to make a "rainy day" decision. All of our guests that stayed on site in the mansion cottages loved every ounce of detail. The beds were marvelous, the food delicious, and the music was outstanding. Martin is great all the way around. Kate was great, Mary Ellen was great. Our entire team for Chris and Iesha Adams' wedding Aug 2013 were all outstanding. Thank you for making our day special.
Everyone on the Historic Mankin Mansion team was wonderful. I did have a rainy wedding day, but that did not stop the Read more...
Everyone on the Historic Mankin Mansion team was wonderful. I did have a rainy wedding day, but that did not stop the show. We were given plenty of time to make a "rainy day" decision. All of our guests that stayed on site in the mansion cottages loved every ounce of detail. The beds were marvelous, the food delicious, and the music was outstanding. Martin is great all the way around. Kate was great, Mary Ellen was great. Our entire team for Chris and Iesha Adams' wedding Aug 2013 were all outstanding. Thank you for making our day special. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Thank you Iesha for your wonderful feedback! Rainy days most definitely do not have to put a damper on the Big Day and we're so thrilled we could give you and your guests a memorable day!
~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Lindsay
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Historic Mankin Mansion was an amazing venue!! Their staff was incredibly helpful and knowledgable throughout the entire planning process. One of the most appealing aspects they offered was their package that include ceremony site, reception site, tent, tables, chairs, and the DJ. This made alot of decisions much simpler :) Also, the grounds are stunning! When the sun went down, the magic of the venue really showed. The lights were all throughout the gardens, and the tent couldn't have been more beautifully illuminated. Martin was an excellent DJ and got the crowd dancing and celebrating our special day. So many of our guests said it was one of the nicest weddings they had ever been too. We were so glad Historic Mankin Mansion is the place where we started the rest of our lives together.
Historic Mankin Mansion was an amazing venue!! Their staff was incredibly helpful and knowledgable throughout the entire Read more...
Historic Mankin Mansion was an amazing venue!! Their staff was incredibly helpful and knowledgable throughout the entire planning process. One of the most appealing aspects they offered was their package that include ceremony site, reception site, tent, tables, chairs, and the DJ. This made alot of decisions much simpler :) Also, the grounds are stunning! When the sun went down, the magic of the venue really showed. The lights were all throughout the gardens, and the tent couldn't have been more beautifully illuminated. Martin was an excellent DJ and got the crowd dancing and celebrating our special day. So many of our guests said it was one of the nicest weddings they had ever been too. We were so glad Historic Mankin Mansion is the place where we started the rest of our lives together. Read less
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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Lindsay,
We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with other brides- thank you for your kind words! Our hope is to make each and every Mankin bride's wedding day as stress free as possible and we're so happy to here we could do this for you. Martin also sends along his thanks- he considers it an honor working with couples on such a special day (as do we!).
~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Carrie
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
My experience with the Mankin Mansion was nothing less than extraordinary. We were fortunate to have my parents book the venue for the entire weekend. No detail was left undone. To my complete surprise, even the details that I thought of spur-of-the-moment during the planning process were taken care of - even if I had forgotten! Also, on the wedding day I had an idea that I forgot to mention previously - I told Kate (my planner included in the weekend) and she made it happen 30 minutes later. The Mansion staff truly make you feel like the most important person in the world. I can't imagine my wedding day without the Mankin Mansion. I live in San Diego and the Mansion is in Richmond. Even though I was planning across the country, there was never an issue with communication and I always felt confident in what was going on. Kate, my planner, was WONDERFUL. She thoroughly listened to everything I had to say and made it happen. All in all, the Mansion was the perfect venue - from the planning to the staff to the event details!
My experience with the Mankin Mansion was nothing less than extraordinary. We were fortunate to have my parents book the Read more...
My experience with the Mankin Mansion was nothing less than extraordinary. We were fortunate to have my parents book the venue for the entire weekend. No detail was left undone. To my complete surprise, even the details that I thought of spur-of-the-moment during the planning process were taken care of - even if I had forgotten! Also, on the wedding day I had an idea that I forgot to mention previously - I told Kate (my planner included in the weekend) and she made it happen 30 minutes later. The Mansion staff truly make you feel like the most important person in the world. I can't imagine my wedding day without the Mankin Mansion. I live in San Diego and the Mansion is in Richmond. Even though I was planning across the country, there was never an issue with communication and I always felt confident in what was going on. Kate, my planner, was WONDERFUL. She thoroughly listened to everything I had to say and made it happen. All in all, the Mansion was the perfect venue - from the planning to the staff to the event details! Read less
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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Carrie, we are just thrilled to hear that we could make your wedding dreams come true. It was sincerely our pleasure and we couldn't be happier to know that we exceeded your expectations!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Leigh
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Beautiful, Memorable venue for a wedding. The grounds are impeccable. The staff's attention to details is superb, and they take pride in making your experience memorable.
Beautiful, Memorable venue for a wedding. The grounds are impeccable. The staff's attention to details is superb, and they Read more...
Beautiful, Memorable venue for a wedding. The grounds are impeccable. The staff's attention to details is superb, and they take pride in making your experience memorable. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words Leigh- we love what we do and are thrilled that it shows through in our work. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Bud
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Our daughter Megan was married on May 11, 2013, and there was no detail not attended to by the Mankin Mansion professionals. The facility was immaculately prepared, the staff was professional, enthusiastic, energized and cheerful for the events of the evening.
To say I was impressed with the caring and concern of your entire staff is an understatement, but I must single out one person specifically.
Jocelene is a true professional and it really shows when it come to “crunch time”. I truly cannot speak highly enough of her efforts in making Megan’s wedding truly special that guaranteed a lifetime of memories. Heck, I think she even had a hand in controlling the weather. (That turne out perfect as well!)
She was always a delight to work and speak with, she knows her business, and she was responsive to our every need or request. Her efforts throughout the day and evening were admirable.
I would not hesitate for one second to highly recommend Historic Mankin Mansion to anyone seeking a wedding venue for their own daughter or son!
Please let everyone know who participated in Megan and Donavan’s wedding how must we appreciated their efforts as they certainly did not go unnoticed.
Best wishes to you all and thanks so much from both families involved.
Bud and Tammie Cox
Moseley, Virginia
Our daughter Megan was married on May 11, 2013, and there was no detail not attended to by the Mankin Mansion Read more...
Our daughter Megan was married on May 11, 2013, and there was no detail not attended to by the Mankin Mansion professionals. The facility was immaculately prepared, the staff was professional, enthusiastic, energized and cheerful for the events of the evening.
To say I was impressed with the caring and concern of your entire staff is an understatement, but I must single out one person specifically.
Jocelene is a true professional and it really shows when it come to “crunch time”. I truly cannot speak highly enough of her efforts in making Megan’s wedding truly special that guaranteed a lifetime of memories. Heck, I think she even had a hand in controlling the weather. (That turne out perfect as well!)
She was always a delight to work and speak with, she knows her business, and she was responsive to our every need or request. Her efforts throughout the day and evening were admirable.
I would not hesitate for one second to highly recommend Historic Mankin Mansion to anyone seeking a wedding venue for their own daughter or son!
Please let everyone know who participated in Megan and Donavan’s wedding how must we appreciated their efforts as they certainly did not go unnoticed.
Best wishes to you all and thanks so much from both families involved.
Bud and Tammie Cox
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Services Used: Wedding Venue
Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Thank you Bud and Tammie for your kind words- it was an honor being a part of Megan's Big Day. We take great pride in our professional staff and are thrilled to hear we exceeded your expectations.

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Pamela
Wedding:
4/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Most beautiful place to get married in Richmond!
Most beautiful place to get married in Richmond!
Most beautiful place to get married in Richmond! Read less
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Kara
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't begin to express how amazing my wedding was at the Mankin Mansion. They treated me like gold and nothing went wrong on my wedding day thanks to my wedding team, or at least that I know of! Jocelene, my main wedding planner, was on point with everything that needed to be taken care of the minute I set foot in the mansion on my wedding day and before with setting up times with my vendors.
From day one, they were in contact with me and my parents (since I was a lucky bride and they paid for it!) with every little detail. Martin was a wonderful DJ and was so patient with me and my fiance as we had a diffcicult time narrowing down a list of songs! We love music so this was a hard part. We wanted everyone to dance and they did! Martin had them on the dance floor all night and my guests loved that!! My guests, even now say how beautiful the place was and how smooth everything went. All I wanted to was to "not worry" on my wedding day and they take the worrying out of it so all you do is have fun and get married!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my wedding day the most special day I could have hoped for!
I can't begin to express how amazing my wedding was at the Mankin Mansion. They treated me like gold and nothing went Read more...
I can't begin to express how amazing my wedding was at the Mankin Mansion. They treated me like gold and nothing went wrong on my wedding day thanks to my wedding team, or at least that I know of! Jocelene, my main wedding planner, was on point with everything that needed to be taken care of the minute I set foot in the mansion on my wedding day and before with setting up times with my vendors.
From day one, they were in contact with me and my parents (since I was a lucky bride and they paid for it!) with every little detail. Martin was a wonderful DJ and was so patient with me and my fiance as we had a diffcicult time narrowing down a list of songs! We love music so this was a hard part. We wanted everyone to dance and they did! Martin had them on the dance floor all night and my guests loved that!! My guests, even now say how beautiful the place was and how smooth everything went. All I wanted to was to "not worry" on my wedding day and they take the worrying out of it so all you do is have fun and get married!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my wedding day the most special day I could have hoped for! Read less
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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Thank you Kara for taking the time to share your experience with future brides! It's an honor to have been a part of your Big Day- and to keep your guests having fun on the dance floor. :)

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are completely convinced that there just isn't another wedding venue in Richmond that compares to The Mankin Mansion.

The Mankin Mansion is worth the cost, and if you ask us, it is a STEAL for all that comes with choosing this gorgeous venue. With the Mansion you get a wedding planner/coordinator who handles almost everything for you. When you hire a vendor (florist, caterer, photographer), the contract goes to your Mankin Mansion planner, and she will make sure they know the schedule and what you want, so once you do the hiring the stress is out of your hands. We got to enjoy our engagement instead of worry and stress over the details.

They also take care of all the decor the day of the wedding, so when you arrive at the Mansion you get to see everything set up and pretty and you just get to relax. I can't tell you how many weddings we have spent setting up/tearing down for the bride and groom. It was SO NICE to not work our friends and family AT ALL for this wedding. We wanted it to be just as special and happy for them, too, and it was!

The DJ/MC Martin is a part of the package, and guests from our wedding are still talking about how flawless and fun he is! As the bride, I can tell you I loved him. He got the idea of what we wanted and ran with it. He also made sure everything flowed throughout the night. He also does all of the lighting in the tent, which made for very cool pictures and atmosphere!

Choosing the Mansion made our engagement so much less stressful, and we just felt so so so happy and taken care of on our wedding day, that I can't say ENOUGH about the Mansion. After our wedding, our photographer wrote on her blog that The Mansion is "the place to get married in Richmond." She, along with several of our other vendors, were so impressed by the beauty and consideration of the Mankin Mansion. We also now have many engaged friends who have put the Mankin Mansion at the top of their lists. We highly, HIGHLY recommend it! :)
My husband and I are completely convinced that there just isn't another wedding venue in Richmond that compares to The Read more...
My husband and I are completely convinced that there just isn't another wedding venue in Richmond that compares to The Mankin Mansion.

The Mankin Mansion is worth the cost, and if you ask us, it is a STEAL for all that comes with choosing this gorgeous venue. With the Mansion you get a wedding planner/coordinator who handles almost everything for you. When you hire a vendor (florist, caterer, photographer), the contract goes to your Mankin Mansion planner, and she will make sure they know the schedule and what you want, so once you do the hiring the stress is out of your hands. We got to enjoy our engagement instead of worry and stress over the details.

They also take care of all the decor the day of the wedding, so when you arrive at the Mansion you get to see everything set up and pretty and you just get to relax. I can't tell you how many weddings we have spent setting up/tearing down for the bride and groom. It was SO NICE to not work our friends and family AT ALL for this wedding. We wanted it to be just as special and happy for them, too, and it was!

The DJ/MC Martin is a part of the package, and guests from our wedding are still talking about how flawless and fun he is! As the bride, I can tell you I loved him. He got the idea of what we wanted and ran with it. He also made sure everything flowed throughout the night. He also does all of the lighting in the tent, which made for very cool pictures and atmosphere!

Choosing the Mansion made our engagement so much less stressful, and we just felt so so so happy and taken care of on our wedding day, that I can't say ENOUGH about the Mansion. After our wedding, our photographer wrote on her blog that The Mansion is "the place to get married in Richmond." She, along with several of our other vendors, were so impressed by the beauty and consideration of the Mankin Mansion. We also now have many engaged friends who have put the Mankin Mansion at the top of their lists. We highly, HIGHLY recommend it! :) Read less
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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the wonderful feedback! Our goal is to try and take as much off the plates of our couples as possible and it's great to hear we were able to make your day such a special one. Martin also appreciates your kind comments- he truly loves what he does!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Sara
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot imagine getting married anywhere but the Mankin Mansion. It was so amazing to have a Jocelene as a wedding planner to help throughout the process keeping me on task. Also, the planning team was amazing throughout the night, and kept the flow of the night going without a hitch. I didn't have to think of anything except enjoying the night!=) We had a TON of complements regarding the venue. People said it was the perfect, vintage location for the wedding. Martin, the owner, was the DJ, and I had several people tell me he was the best DJ they have ever seen. All in all, extremely pleased, and I had the best day ever!
I cannot imagine getting married anywhere but the Mankin Mansion. It was so amazing to have a Jocelene as a wedding Read more...
I cannot imagine getting married anywhere but the Mankin Mansion. It was so amazing to have a Jocelene as a wedding planner to help throughout the process keeping me on task. Also, the planning team was amazing throughout the night, and kept the flow of the night going without a hitch. I didn't have to think of anything except enjoying the night!=) We had a TON of complements regarding the venue. People said it was the perfect, vintage location for the wedding. Martin, the owner, was the DJ, and I had several people tell me he was the best DJ they have ever seen. All in all, extremely pleased, and I had the best day ever! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your experience with Historic Mankin Mansion! We pride ourselves in ensuring that each wedding goes off without a hitch so it thrills us to hear we accomplished it with your wedding! Martin also sends his thanks for your kind words!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Jeff
Wedding:
4/21/2012
4.9/5.0
Thanks for making our wedding special and complete with every detail covered and well-managed so that we could just enjoy our wedding and our guests. Beautiful venue, great service, and exceptional professionalism by you and your staff. We know there was a lot of work behind the scenes that was totally invisible to us that made everything come off flawlessly. Thanks also for all the extra attention to detail and special provisions made in our room after the wedding - very nice touches.
Thanks for making our wedding special and complete with every detail covered and well-managed so that we could just enjoy Read more...
Thanks for making our wedding special and complete with every detail covered and well-managed so that we could just enjoy our wedding and our guests. Beautiful venue, great service, and exceptional professionalism by you and your staff. We know there was a lot of work behind the scenes that was totally invisible to us that made everything come off flawlessly. Thanks also for all the extra attention to detail and special provisions made in our room after the wedding - very nice touches. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the positive feedback! We aim to make sure every Historic Mankin Mansion event is a flawless one so it's a happy day when we hear from our brides that we were able to make that happen. Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Susan
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Our daughter was married at the Historic Mankin Mansion on April 12, 2012. It was a beautiful day for a wedding at this lovely location. We have nothing but the highest regards for the Mankin Mansion. We would highly recommend to the brides looking for a beautiful place for your wedding, to contact the Mankin Mansion. Martin and Paula Ramirez, owners, and the wedding planners they have, were super people to work with. They took care of all the details and you can bank on it that they will do what they tell you. We did not have one problem with them during the whole year we were planning our daughers wedding. It was simply amazing. The wedding guests were very impressed with the Mankin Mansion and how the wedding and reception were handled. Our daughter and son-in-law said their wedding day was perfect and we definitely agree. Thank you Martin and Paula, and Marylee Marmer for making our daughters wedding a day we will always remember as being a perfect one. Thanks again for everything!

David and Susan Talley
Our daughter was married at the Historic Mankin Mansion on April 12, 2012. It was a beautiful day for a wedding at this Read more...
Our daughter was married at the Historic Mankin Mansion on April 12, 2012. It was a beautiful day for a wedding at this lovely location. We have nothing but the highest regards for the Mankin Mansion. We would highly recommend to the brides looking for a beautiful place for your wedding, to contact the Mankin Mansion. Martin and Paula Ramirez, owners, and the wedding planners they have, were super people to work with. They took care of all the details and you can bank on it that they will do what they tell you. We did not have one problem with them during the whole year we were planning our daughers wedding. It was simply amazing. The wedding guests were very impressed with the Mankin Mansion and how the wedding and reception were handled. Our daughter and son-in-law said their wedding day was perfect and we definitely agree. Thank you Martin and Paula, and Marylee Marmer for making our daughters wedding a day we will always remember as being a perfect one. Thanks again for everything!

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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

David and Susan, What a delight it is to hear that your experience with Historic Mankin Mansion for your daughter's wedding was such a wonderful one. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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jessica
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
The place of your dreams with the service you always imagined !
The place of your dreams with the service you always imagined !
The place of your dreams with the service you always imagined ! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your positive feedback- we're excited that Historic Mankin Mansion was a part of your Big Day!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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blair.nicole
Wedding:
7/1/2011
5.0/5.0
There truly are not words to express the level of service provided by each and every member of the staff at The Historic Mankin Mansion. Throughout the planning of our wedding, I got to know each member of the staff, and on a very personal level. This relationship with the staff was one of the most enjoyable parts of the wedding. On my special day, I was surrounded not just by loved ones, but also by friends within the staff who were there to provide a big smile before I walked down the aisle. This, combined with the stunning amount of organization and preparation put into every detail of the wedding…well, it just doesn’t get any better. Another very neat aspect of the mansion is that they are always adding new, visually aesthetic items to the mansion’s grounds. Rest assured, the mansion will (somehow) look even better when you get married than when you booked. I can say, without reservation, you will not find a better venue, not only in the surrounding area, but anywhere!
There truly are not words to express the level of service provided by each and every member of the staff at The Historic Read more...
There truly are not words to express the level of service provided by each and every member of the staff at The Historic Mankin Mansion. Throughout the planning of our wedding, I got to know each member of the staff, and on a very personal level. This relationship with the staff was one of the most enjoyable parts of the wedding. On my special day, I was surrounded not just by loved ones, but also by friends within the staff who were there to provide a big smile before I walked down the aisle. This, combined with the stunning amount of organization and preparation put into every detail of the wedding…well, it just doesn’t get any better. Another very neat aspect of the mansion is that they are always adding new, visually aesthetic items to the mansion’s grounds. Rest assured, the mansion will (somehow) look even better when you get married than when you booked. I can say, without reservation, you will not find a better venue, not only in the surrounding area, but anywhere! Read less
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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review! One of our favorite parts of the job is getting to know our couples- they often do become friends! We're thrilled to hear your Big Day was everything you had wanted!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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hokies05
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I recently got married at Mankin Mansion. The wedding planner at the Mansion helped make the planning process a breeze and enjoyable. Our wedding day went off without a hitch and it was the best day of our lives! It was extremely nice to be able to enjoy the day and not have to worry about anything. The staff at the Mansion took care of every little detail while maintaining professionalism. We were both pleased with the outcome and would recommend this place to everyone!
My husband and I recently got married at Mankin Mansion. The wedding planner at the Mansion helped make the planning Read more...
My husband and I recently got married at Mankin Mansion. The wedding planner at the Mansion helped make the planning process a breeze and enjoyable. Our wedding day went off without a hitch and it was the best day of our lives! It was extremely nice to be able to enjoy the day and not have to worry about anything. The staff at the Mansion took care of every little detail while maintaining professionalism. We were both pleased with the outcome and would recommend this place to everyone! Read less
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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words, as well as the recommendation! We aim to make things as easy as possible on our couples- so glad we could for you!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Susan
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had a feeling after just looking at the website that we would fall in love with Mankin Mansion immediately. We were right. Not only is the venue gorgeous, but the owners and wedding planner were amazing. I always felt comfortable asking for tweaks here and there. Longer reception, earlier ceremony and what not. The wedding planner helped flesh out my vision for a vintage-y themed wedding with peacock colors of all things. She took my ideas and suggestions and went above and beyond.

We booked the Mansion for the entire weekend and I was able to share leisurely breakfasts with my family and out of town bridesmaids who stayed on the property as well. The Saturday morning massage was a great way to start my wedding day.

The weekend went to fast but I will always count it as one of the best weekends of my life and I would do it all over again there at Mankin.
My husband and I had a feeling after just looking at the website that we would fall in love with Mankin Mansion Read more...
My husband and I had a feeling after just looking at the website that we would fall in love with Mankin Mansion immediately. We were right. Not only is the venue gorgeous, but the owners and wedding planner were amazing. I always felt comfortable asking for tweaks here and there. Longer reception, earlier ceremony and what not. The wedding planner helped flesh out my vision for a vintage-y themed wedding with peacock colors of all things. She took my ideas and suggestions and went above and beyond.

We booked the Mansion for the entire weekend and I was able to share leisurely breakfasts with my family and out of town bridesmaids who stayed on the property as well. The Saturday morning massage was a great way to start my wedding day.

The weekend went to fast but I will always count it as one of the best weekends of my life and I would do it all over again there at Mankin. Read less
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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your positive feedback! Every Mansion bride has a unique vision for her Big Day and it's our hope that we can help that come to life. Wishing you the very best!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
4/29/2011
5.0/5.0
We just recently got married here and we loved everything about it! From the time I saw the picturs online to the first time I set foot on the grounds We knew we had to have our wedding here. Paula and Martin were attentive, helpful, and accomadating from the get go. Mary-Catherine, our wedding planner, was insightful and an absolute blast to work with! She made the whole process easy and less stressful for me. She took care of everything and was there if I need advice or just to bounce ideas off someone. I cant picture getting married any other place. The grounds are simply gorgeous and it truly was everything we ever dreamed of and more!
We just recently got married here and we loved everything about it! From the time I saw the picturs online to the first Read more...
We just recently got married here and we loved everything about it! From the time I saw the picturs online to the first time I set foot on the grounds We knew we had to have our wedding here. Paula and Martin were attentive, helpful, and accomadating from the get go. Mary-Catherine, our wedding planner, was insightful and an absolute blast to work with! She made the whole process easy and less stressful for me. She took care of everything and was there if I need advice or just to bounce ideas off someone. I cant picture getting married any other place. The grounds are simply gorgeous and it truly was everything we ever dreamed of and more! Read less
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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Hearing this just is music to our ears! So pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience at the Mansion- thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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MJCary
Wedding:
10/17/2010
5.0/5.0
This place is SO AMAZING!! I got married in October and it was beautiful. You will not be disapointed with the venue, the owners or the wedding consultant. They truly love what they do, they are so professional and welcoming. It I could use more than 5 stars I would!!
This place is SO AMAZING!! I got married in October and it was beautiful. You will not be disapointed with the venue, the Read more...
This place is SO AMAZING!! I got married in October and it was beautiful. You will not be disapointed with the venue, the owners or the wedding consultant. They truly love what they do, they are so professional and welcoming. It I could use more than 5 stars I would!! Read less
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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

We can't help but agree- we do love what we do! :) We are most appreciative of your positive feedback and thank you for making us a part of such a special day.

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Emilie
Wedding:
10/1/2010
5.0/5.0
We just had our wedding about a month ago and couldn't dream of it being any better! Everything was coordinated beyond what I expected and I am convinced they knew more about my wedding than I did! Everyone was especially kind and professional to work with, and the location and setting are a spectacular place to have your special day. I would wish the experience on everyone who goes through wedding planning as they are extremely helpful and make the event truly stress-free. I highly recommend the Historic Mankin Mansion to anyone who wants a relaxed, beautiful and fun wedding.
We just had our wedding about a month ago and couldn't dream of it being any better! Everything was coordinated beyond Read more...
We just had our wedding about a month ago and couldn't dream of it being any better! Everything was coordinated beyond what I expected and I am convinced they knew more about my wedding than I did! Everyone was especially kind and professional to work with, and the location and setting are a spectacular place to have your special day. I would wish the experience on everyone who goes through wedding planning as they are extremely helpful and make the event truly stress-free. I highly recommend the Historic Mankin Mansion to anyone who wants a relaxed, beautiful and fun wedding. Read less
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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

We aim to exceed expectations and love hearing from our brides when we've done so. Thank you for the wonderful compliments- it really is our pleasure!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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abryant85
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
We spent our fabulous wedding weekend at The Historic Mankin Mansion and could not have had a more perfect, flawless, fun wedding! Anyone who is thinking of getting married in the Richmond area should contact them. They really made our special weekend stress free, and so fun!
We spent our fabulous wedding weekend at The Historic Mankin Mansion and could not have had a more perfect, flawless, fun Read more...
We spent our fabulous wedding weekend at The Historic Mankin Mansion and could not have had a more perfect, flawless, fun wedding! Anyone who is thinking of getting married in the Richmond area should contact them. They really made our special weekend stress free, and so fun! Read less
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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

How wonderful to hear- so glad that everyone went off without a hitch! Thank you for sharing your positive experience!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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lewisjl2
Wedding:
8/29/2010
5.0/5.0
I have to say, I couldn't imagine having our wedding anywhere else other than the Mankin Mansion. From the beginning to end, the Mankin Mansion staff provided all the help we needed to provide us and our guest with the best service possible. They were very accommodating to the special request from my wife and I. They gave us great ideas that made the event more exciting. The staff is very organized and ensures that everything that should be done is completed. The grounds are beautiful, so our photographer and videographer loved the event. Our cater found the staff easy to work with.

The most important point is my wife, our friends, family, and I loved the event and working with the Mankin Mansion Family.
I have to say, I couldn't imagine having our wedding anywhere else other than the Mankin Mansion. From the beginning to Read more...
I have to say, I couldn't imagine having our wedding anywhere else other than the Mankin Mansion. From the beginning to end, the Mankin Mansion staff provided all the help we needed to provide us and our guest with the best service possible. They were very accommodating to the special request from my wife and I. They gave us great ideas that made the event more exciting. The staff is very organized and ensures that everything that should be done is completed. The grounds are beautiful, so our photographer and videographer loved the event. Our cater found the staff easy to work with.

The most important point is my wife, our friends, family, and I loved the event and working with the Mankin Mansion Family. Read less
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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words! It's always gratifying to hear from a satisfied groom as well. We love hearing that other vendors enjoy working with us too- it's all about team work in the end and we're happy to do our part. Great to have you and your wife a part of the Mansion family too now!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Mary Ann
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
From the reviews I have read they are all seem to be from the bride's point of view, but here are my thoughts as the Mother of the Bride....

Our daughter found the Historic Mankin Mansion when she was doing her search of venues, and arranged for a visit while my husband and I were out of the country. She fell in love with the venue and the staff at her first meeting. She arranged an appointment for my husband and I when we returned. Upon driving onto the grounds my husband was sold, Martin didn't have to say much and we were reaching for our checkbook to make our deposit. We decided on the weekend long event. Within a few weeks the coordinator contacted our daughter and the planning began. Shortly after their initial meeting, the coordinator left to become a mom and Mary-Catherine came on board. She's an angel in human form.

Mary-Catherine arranged a meeting with us, went through a long checklist, sent us a time line and 'to-do' list. Her actions kept us organized. She dealt with our vendors, made arrangements for deliveries and returns of items we needed for our weekend. Mary-Catherine was always quick to respond to emails or calls when I had questions or needed to know how to deal with a particularly sticky problem. Knowing the business like she does, she was quick to give me a few solutions from which to choose.

As the date of our event rapidly approached, the plan to have us deliver EVERYTHING to HMM had me a bit hyperventilating, but I love the method to the madness. We were only missing two items, one was being framed and the other was just an "I forgot to bring...." Now we had two days to get anything forgotten together and bring with us on Friday.

When we checked in, we truly had nothing to do but sit back, relax and let the event take place. The HMM staff made sure everything was were it was supposed to be, when it was supposed to be there and were quick to help if we needed any little thing. The minute I tried to do something, a staff member was right there to take care of what ever little thing it was.

The wedding and reception went off without a hitch! I still trying to think of something that went wrong, but I can't come up with a thing. Most of our guest were impressed with the beauty of the grounds and the seamlessness of the entire event.

Sunday brought about an easy leave for all of us. The staff organized everything that was theirs, our vendors and ours into different locations and all we had to do was load up our cars.

I cannot thank Martin, Paula, Mary-Catherine, and the staff enough for such a wonderful event. I made the statement, "If I had another daughter, we'd be right back at HMM." I have a very intelligent daughter to have choosen the right venue for her day.
From the reviews I have read they are all seem to be from the bride's point of view, but here are my thoughts as the Read more...
From the reviews I have read they are all seem to be from the bride's point of view, but here are my thoughts as the Mother of the Bride....

Our daughter found the Historic Mankin Mansion when she was doing her search of venues, and arranged for a visit while my husband and I were out of the country. She fell in love with the venue and the staff at her first meeting. She arranged an appointment for my husband and I when we returned. Upon driving onto the grounds my husband was sold, Martin didn't have to say much and we were reaching for our checkbook to make our deposit. We decided on the weekend long event. Within a few weeks the coordinator contacted our daughter and the planning began. Shortly after their initial meeting, the coordinator left to become a mom and Mary-Catherine came on board. She's an angel in human form.

Mary-Catherine arranged a meeting with us, went through a long checklist, sent us a time line and 'to-do' list. Her actions kept us organized. She dealt with our vendors, made arrangements for deliveries and returns of items we needed for our weekend. Mary-Catherine was always quick to respond to emails or calls when I had questions or needed to know how to deal with a particularly sticky problem. Knowing the business like she does, she was quick to give me a few solutions from which to choose.

As the date of our event rapidly approached, the plan to have us deliver EVERYTHING to HMM had me a bit hyperventilating, but I love the method to the madness. We were only missing two items, one was being framed and the other was just an "I forgot to bring...." Now we had two days to get anything forgotten together and bring with us on Friday.

When we checked in, we truly had nothing to do but sit back, relax and let the event take place. The HMM staff made sure everything was were it was supposed to be, when it was supposed to be there and were quick to help if we needed any little thing. The minute I tried to do something, a staff member was right there to take care of what ever little thing it was.

The wedding and reception went off without a hitch! I still trying to think of something that went wrong, but I can't come up with a thing. Most of our guest were impressed with the beauty of the grounds and the seamlessness of the entire event.

Sunday brought about an easy leave for all of us. The staff organized everything that was theirs, our vendors and ours into different locations and all we had to do was load up our cars.

I cannot thank Martin, Paula, Mary-Catherine, and the staff enough for such a wonderful event. I made the statement, "If I had another daughter, we'd be right back at HMM." I have a very intelligent daughter to have choosen the right venue for her day. Read less
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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

How wonderful to hear from a Mother of the Bride- thank you for taking the time to share such a thoughtful review. We love knowing that we gave you the very best day possible. Best wishes to you and your family!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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jsdez
Wedding:
8/6/2010
5.0/5.0
We recently had our wedding reception at the Mansion and absolutely loved it. Our family and friends had the best time and enjoyed to comfortable and elegant atmosphere. What was even better than the environment were the owners and staff who treated both my husband and I like royalty. I wish we could do it all again.

Thanks so much!

The Hernandez's
We recently had our wedding reception at the Mansion and absolutely loved it. Our family and friends had the best time and Read more...
We recently had our wedding reception at the Mansion and absolutely loved it. Our family and friends had the best time and enjoyed to comfortable and elegant atmosphere. What was even better than the environment were the owners and staff who treated both my husband and I like royalty. I wish we could do it all again.

Thanks so much!

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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the lovely review- and of course, you're welcome back any time for a vow renewal! Hope you are well!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Holly
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
I don't even know where to start. How do you even begin to thank an entire venue for making your wedding day even happier, easier and more beautiful than you ever thought possible?

The owner Paula thought of every detail so I didn't have to. She went above and beyond, even adding some gorgeous personal touches to the site to compliment the wedding look. Her heart is as beautiful as her smile!

The owner/DJ Martin knew just the right song for every moment and got the guests dancing all night. The new lighting he brought in was gorgeous. Put simply, he rocks.

And the coordinator Mary-Catherine was my angel. Every time I needed something, she was already standing next to me, as if by magic. She calmed me down with one look, and I knew I didn't have to worry about anything with her in charge. She even wore orange and green to match my colors! She made the day more than perfect.

Thank you to all the Historic Mankin Mansion staff who made everything run seamlessly! I won't ever forget it!
I don't even know where to start. How do you even begin to thank an entire venue for making your wedding day even happier, Read more...
I don't even know where to start. How do you even begin to thank an entire venue for making your wedding day even happier, easier and more beautiful than you ever thought possible?

The owner Paula thought of every detail so I didn't have to. She went above and beyond, even adding some gorgeous personal touches to the site to compliment the wedding look. Her heart is as beautiful as her smile!

The owner/DJ Martin knew just the right song for every moment and got the guests dancing all night. The new lighting he brought in was gorgeous. Put simply, he rocks.

And the coordinator Mary-Catherine was my angel. Every time I needed something, she was already standing next to me, as if by magic. She calmed me down with one look, and I knew I didn't have to worry about anything with her in charge. She even wore orange and green to match my colors! She made the day more than perfect.

Thank you to all the Historic Mankin Mansion staff who made everything run seamlessly! I won't ever forget it! Read less
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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

It pleases us to no end when we can help make someone's Big Day the very best- thank you for taking the time to share your experiences. Every bride is important to us, so this means quite a bit!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Carrie
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
It was really important to us that we found a venue that would fit our style and personality. Equally important was finding a place that would make our guests feel comfortable and impressed all at the same time. With half of our guest list coming from New York and New Jersey, we wanted to make sure that our wedding had a taste of southern charm. We found all of this and more at the Historic Mankin Mansion.

From the moment we arrived for our first tour of Mankin Mansion, we were impressed beyond words. The grounds are amazing, the accommodations are charming and romantic, and the prices reasonable for the amount of services included. Also, upon meeting the owners, Martin and Paula Ramirez, we were sure that our wedding would be in very capable hands. This was the first venue we had visited, and we went to several more to be certain we were making an informed decision. In the end, there was no comparison. Mankin had everything we wanted and more. We chose the wedding weekend package and began planning our day.

The planning went flawlessly, Mary-Catherine Berry and Paula Ramirez worked with us and our vendors every step of the way. No detail was overlooked, and they were always one step ahead of us in the planning. It was such a great feeling to know our wedding day was being planned so meticulously. They were always available to answer any question or concern. Paula also has such a calm and knowledgeable air about her that it's hard to remain stressed about anything because you know you're in good hands.

Like any bride and groom, we were a bit frazzled the days leading up to our wedding. But the moment we pulled up to the mansion all of that anxiety left and never returned. Our entire bridal party was staying at the mansion and had already checked in. It was so amazing to see our friends and family members walking around the grounds and welcoming us there!

The staff was waiting to check everyone in, answer any questions, and help with getting our out of town guests settled in. Everyone was amazed at how beautiful the place was, how immaculate the grounds were, and how professional and courteous Martin and Paula were in dealing with everyone's arrivals.

Everything went off perfectly. Our rehearsal, the dinner afterward, the long night of family visiting and having fun were all just perfect. The staff was so attentive and every detail was tended to quickly and smoothly. The opening night of our wedding weekend set the stage for what was to be the perfect wedding day.

The wedding day began with a wonderful breakfast - all orchestrated so the bride and her bridesmaids could eat and then the groom and his groomsmen - as we didn't want to see each other until the ceremony. The day was relaxing with friends and family popping in and out - the guys playing games and the girls being pampered. It was so perfect to just be in one place, and everyone able to relax and enjoy the day without worries of running around and having places to be.

Once it was time to begin our wedding, the staff, the grounds, the participants were all ready and knew exactly where to be and what was expected. The ceremony went off perfectly, and the reception was amazing. The staff couldn't have been more professional and attentive. Every little detail was in place exactly as we had planned it, and any issue dealt with immediately.

She says:
"At one point, someone spilled a drink down my arm (thankfully white wine) and within a literal blink of an eye, one of the mansion staff was there with a towel. I didn't really even have time to register what happened before all evidence of the spill was erased. I just went back to dancing, but I would later think about how amazing it was that I was so carefully attended to - without even knowing it!"

He says:
"I planned a surprise song to sing to her with our band. I worked with both Mankin and the band to make sure that when it was time for me to sing, she was there to hear it. Martin personally went over and got her by the arm when I got on stage. He made certain that my bride was there to hear the first words of what will forever be "our song". Details like this don't escape the staff at Mankin."

Later in the evening, we were standing up by the mansion, looking down at the grounds and the tent and saw people dancing on the dance floor and others chatting at the tables and still others laughing on the lawn and our aunt said to us - "You need to take a moment and look and soak it all in. Your wedding is the most amazing party we have ever been to. It's like something out of a movie". We smiled because she was absolutely right.

We could go on and one about every detail - but for the sake of this review every bride and groom should know that if you book your wedding at Mankin - all of your plans will be executed just the way you want them. You will be able to enjoy your day because dedicated staff will do anything to make sure things go just the way you dreamt them.
It was really important to us that we found a venue that would fit our style and personality. Equally important was Read more...
It was really important to us that we found a venue that would fit our style and personality. Equally important was finding a place that would make our guests feel comfortable and impressed all at the same time. With half of our guest list coming from New York and New Jersey, we wanted to make sure that our wedding had a taste of southern charm. We found all of this and more at the Historic Mankin Mansion.

From the moment we arrived for our first tour of Mankin Mansion, we were impressed beyond words. The grounds are amazing, the accommodations are charming and romantic, and the prices reasonable for the amount of services included. Also, upon meeting the owners, Martin and Paula Ramirez, we were sure that our wedding would be in very capable hands. This was the first venue we had visited, and we went to several more to be certain we were making an informed decision. In the end, there was no comparison. Mankin had everything we wanted and more. We chose the wedding weekend package and began planning our day.

The planning went flawlessly, Mary-Catherine Berry and Paula Ramirez worked with us and our vendors every step of the way. No detail was overlooked, and they were always one step ahead of us in the planning. It was such a great feeling to know our wedding day was being planned so meticulously. They were always available to answer any question or concern. Paula also has such a calm and knowledgeable air about her that it's hard to remain stressed about anything because you know you're in good hands.

Like any bride and groom, we were a bit frazzled the days leading up to our wedding. But the moment we pulled up to the mansion all of that anxiety left and never returned. Our entire bridal party was staying at the mansion and had already checked in. It was so amazing to see our friends and family members walking around the grounds and welcoming us there!

The staff was waiting to check everyone in, answer any questions, and help with getting our out of town guests settled in. Everyone was amazed at how beautiful the place was, how immaculate the grounds were, and how professional and courteous Martin and Paula were in dealing with everyone's arrivals.

Everything went off perfectly. Our rehearsal, the dinner afterward, the long night of family visiting and having fun were all just perfect. The staff was so attentive and every detail was tended to quickly and smoothly. The opening night of our wedding weekend set the stage for what was to be the perfect wedding day.

The wedding day began with a wonderful breakfast - all orchestrated so the bride and her bridesmaids could eat and then the groom and his groomsmen - as we didn't want to see each other until the ceremony. The day was relaxing with friends and family popping in and out - the guys playing games and the girls being pampered. It was so perfect to just be in one place, and everyone able to relax and enjoy the day without worries of running around and having places to be.

Once it was time to begin our wedding, the staff, the grounds, the participants were all ready and knew exactly where to be and what was expected. The ceremony went off perfectly, and the reception was amazing. The staff couldn't have been more professional and attentive. Every little detail was in place exactly as we had planned it, and any issue dealt with immediately.

She says:
"At one point, someone spilled a drink down my arm (thankfully white wine) and within a literal blink of an eye, one of the mansion staff was there with a towel. I didn't really even have time to register what happened before all evidence of the spill was erased. I just went back to dancing, but I would later think about how amazing it was that I was so carefully attended to - without even knowing it!"

He says:
"I planned a surprise song to sing to her with our band. I worked with both Mankin and the band to make sure that when it was time for me to sing, she was there to hear it. Martin personally went over and got her by the arm when I got on stage. He made certain that my bride was there to hear the first words of what will forever be "our song". Details like this don't escape the staff at Mankin."

Later in the evening, we were standing up by the mansion, looking down at the grounds and the tent and saw people dancing on the dance floor and others chatting at the tables and still others laughing on the lawn and our aunt said to us - "You need to take a moment and look and soak it all in. Your wedding is the most amazing party we have ever been to. It's like something out of a movie". We smiled because she was absolutely right.

We could go on and one about every detail - but for the sake of this review every bride and groom should know that if you book your wedding at Mankin - all of your plans will be executed just the way you want them. You will be able to enjoy your day because dedicated staff will do anything to make sure things go just the way you dreamt them. Read less
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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

What a tremendous amount of fun it is to be able to revisit someone's Mansion wedding like this- thank you for taking the time to share such a thoughtful review. It's wonderful feedback like this that makes our job the very best! :)

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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world_afire
Wedding:
10/24/2009
2.6/5.0
This site is very beautiful and the gardens are well-kept. It is very picturesque and perfect for a wedding, and that’s what originally hooked us. The DJ, Martin Ramirez (the owner of the Mansion) is also really good. He kept our party going right until the end and we had many compliments on his ability.

The cost to rent the place is rather high, and it is NOT all-inclusive. Read the fine print—you’ll be responsible for renting all of their guestrooms for the night(s), you’ll pay extra to have access to the tent, and even more to have the DJ (he's worth the extra $$). We were also required to foot the bill for tent heaters that were never used.

The Mansion's fee also includes vendor coordination, event staff, set-up and tear-down, which was a big reason we chose Mankin. We had a short engagement, so we relied heavily on our coordinator and her event staff to make sure the day ran smoothly. This was a HUGE mistake because our coordinator was not even present on our wedding day (this was never explained to us--family members overheard that it was her "day off") nor was there adequate staff to assist the bridal party and families. No one knew what to do or where to go and to add to the frustration--it was raining! Their "rain back-up plan" did not exist and most of the pre-wedding hours were spent worrying/not knowing what was happening. I didn't even know the layout of the tent or where to go once I entered for the ceremony. As if I wasn't nervous enough!

On the surface, our day went ok, but behind-the-scenes it was a total mess. We spent most of the day and night stressed out because the details were not taken care of, as promised. The owner’s wife, Paula, was difficult to deal with at times. She acted as our coordinator, even though she didn’t know our wedding plans (and it showed). She was reactive not proactive, and was rude to our photographer in front of me during the reception. The details they promised would be taken care of were largely forgotten or ignored. We were left to figure everything out on our own and/or remind them to do things.

Examples:

1. The toasts were called for and the event staff neglected to retrieve our flutes and fill them with the champagne we provided. We had to toast with empy water glasses and later faked a toast for photos.

2. Our introductions were messed up because no event staff was there to corral the bridal party and family after photographs, which was promised. Everyone (including us) entered the tent prematurely and had to be brought back out to have the "real" entrance. Paula then blamed my photographer for letting it happen, when in reality it was her job (I personally think she didn't want to be out in the rain).

3. Our ceremony greeter was not briefed by Paula about where to seat people and my divorced parents ended up at the same table, even though it was specified in our wedding plan that they be seated at two different reserved tables. Paula lied and told our greeter that we hadn't "told her anything" about seating.

I could go on and on. The night was filled with seemingly small things like this that added up to a lot of disappointment.

As a result of our experience, we would definitely NOT recommend using Historic Mankin Mansion for a wedding. It’s an extremely beautiful site, but it’s difficult to forgive all the mistakes that were made, especially after paying so much. We have very mixed memories about our choice of venue for our wedding. It saddened me so much that it took 9 months to actually write this review.

Bottom line: If we had to do it over again, we would have spent our money elsewhere.
This site is very beautiful and the gardens are well-kept. It is very picturesque and perfect for a wedding, and that’s Read more...
This site is very beautiful and the gardens are well-kept. It is very picturesque and perfect for a wedding, and that’s what originally hooked us. The DJ, Martin Ramirez (the owner of the Mansion) is also really good. He kept our party going right until the end and we had many compliments on his ability.

The cost to rent the place is rather high, and it is NOT all-inclusive. Read the fine print—you’ll be responsible for renting all of their guestrooms for the night(s), you’ll pay extra to have access to the tent, and even more to have the DJ (he's worth the extra $$). We were also required to foot the bill for tent heaters that were never used.

The Mansion's fee also includes vendor coordination, event staff, set-up and tear-down, which was a big reason we chose Mankin. We had a short engagement, so we relied heavily on our coordinator and her event staff to make sure the day ran smoothly. This was a HUGE mistake because our coordinator was not even present on our wedding day (this was never explained to us--family members overheard that it was her "day off") nor was there adequate staff to assist the bridal party and families. No one knew what to do or where to go and to add to the frustration--it was raining! Their "rain back-up plan" did not exist and most of the pre-wedding hours were spent worrying/not knowing what was happening. I didn't even know the layout of the tent or where to go once I entered for the ceremony. As if I wasn't nervous enough!

On the surface, our day went ok, but behind-the-scenes it was a total mess. We spent most of the day and night stressed out because the details were not taken care of, as promised. The owner’s wife, Paula, was difficult to deal with at times. She acted as our coordinator, even though she didn’t know our wedding plans (and it showed). She was reactive not proactive, and was rude to our photographer in front of me during the reception. The details they promised would be taken care of were largely forgotten or ignored. We were left to figure everything out on our own and/or remind them to do things.

Examples:

1. The toasts were called for and the event staff neglected to retrieve our flutes and fill them with the champagne we provided. We had to toast with empy water glasses and later faked a toast for photos.

2. Our introductions were messed up because no event staff was there to corral the bridal party and family after photographs, which was promised. Everyone (including us) entered the tent prematurely and had to be brought back out to have the "real" entrance. Paula then blamed my photographer for letting it happen, when in reality it was her job (I personally think she didn't want to be out in the rain).

3. Our ceremony greeter was not briefed by Paula about where to seat people and my divorced parents ended up at the same table, even though it was specified in our wedding plan that they be seated at two different reserved tables. Paula lied and told our greeter that we hadn't "told her anything" about seating.

I could go on and on. The night was filled with seemingly small things like this that added up to a lot of disappointment.

As a result of our experience, we would definitely NOT recommend using Historic Mankin Mansion for a wedding. It’s an extremely beautiful site, but it’s difficult to forgive all the mistakes that were made, especially after paying so much. We have very mixed memories about our choice of venue for our wedding. It saddened me so much that it took 9 months to actually write this review.

Bottom line: If we had to do it over again, we would have spent our money elsewhere. Read less
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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

We here at Historic Mankin Mansion strive to offer brides and grooms the very best day imaginable so it saddens us when we hear that expectations were not met.

From our initial communication with prospective brides, we are clear to state our offerings. We are not all-inclusive and do not sell ourselves as such. This is clearly outlined in our marketing materials. We pride ourselves on the fact that our business practices are built on a foundation of honesty- whether it be during the initial consult or the wedding day itself. Rest assured that every charge billed to the client has been explained at great length.

A rain back up plan is a standard that has been in place since our doors opened in 2006. Unfortunately, we cannot control Acts of God, and are confident we did our very best to accommodate.

We have received great praise for our attention to detail but sadly find that the day doesn’t always go as planned when the predetermined timeline is not executed by all wedding professionals involved. Additionally, we find that oftentimes certain wedding details- while discussed at length among the group itself- may not be made available to us. It is difficult to executive directives when we simply are not aware of them.

We have a wonderful, professional planner on staff, and with this particular day, she faced complications due to her pregnancy, and Paula, a certified wedding planner with 14 years of experience, stepped in to take care of the event.

We have had the privilege of hosting over a hundred weddings at the Mansion and between Martin and Paula, more than a thousand weddings coast to coast. We would be happy to offer as many references as needed. Should anyone have further concerns regarding our level of service, they are welcome to contact us directly to discuss.

Our hope is that we continue to make amazing wedding dreams come true and that your memory of your experience will be overshadowed by the joy and love you have in your marriage.

Our very best,
Historic Mankin Mansion
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loveleelauren
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
If you aim to be a happy, relaxed, stress-free bride... then get married at Historic Mankin Mansion!! They will do everything in their power to make sure your wedding day is PERFECT... and they always make you feel like it is YOUR day and that YOU are their #1 priority. Even when planning and having meetings prior to the wedding, they make you feel special and important (even though they are planning lots of special days for other people at the same time!) The grounds are beautiful, the rooms are charming, and the location is convenient. I honestly don't know WHAT I would have done if I had gotten married anywhere else. I know I wouldn't have thought to have 100 umbrellas on hand if it started to pour on my guests (but they had them handy...) or who would have walked my elderly grandfather down the aisle when no other family members were around (paula did it, without missing a beat!)... it's those little things that truly make Historic Mankin Mansion a one-of-a-kind venue that is worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY! Thank you so much :)
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If you aim to be a happy, relaxed, stress-free bride... then get married at Historic Mankin Mansion!! They will do everything in their power to make sure your wedding day is PERFECT... and they always make you feel like it is YOUR day and that YOU are their #1 priority. Even when planning and having meetings prior to the wedding, they make you feel special and important (even though they are planning lots of special days for other people at the same time!) The grounds are beautiful, the rooms are charming, and the location is convenient. I honestly don't know WHAT I would have done if I had gotten married anywhere else. I know I wouldn't have thought to have 100 umbrellas on hand if it started to pour on my guests (but they had them handy...) or who would have walked my elderly grandfather down the aisle when no other family members were around (paula did it, without missing a beat!)... it's those little things that truly make Historic Mankin Mansion a one-of-a-kind venue that is worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY! Thank you so much :) Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

We here at the Mansion strive to make sure we hit every little detail on the Big Day so it's just lovely to hear that we could make it happen for you. Thank you for the wonderful feedback!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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clairekm
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
My parents booked the Historic Mankin Mansion for my wedding without me or my husband to be even seeing it. It just so happened that that day I had sent them an email to go in check the place out.

They fell in love with the venue right away and were certain that I would too. They were 100% right. One could not have asked for a better venue, experience and most of all staff when it comes to The Historic Mankin Mansion.

Paula and Martin and Marylee instantly welcomed us into the mansion and shared our wedding joy and excitement with us. They were 100% on the ball with every detail of the wedding planning and were there to answer every question that we did not even know we had.

It was such a blessing to have Martin as our DJ because he really made the entire reception run so smooth and stress free. The HMM knows the wedding industry so well and they know how to make your most important day run exactly as it should....with out a hitch.

I feel that the HMM is such a hidden treasure. The attention to detail and to every person there must be noted too. Everyone feels special walking the grounds.

I still miss my wedding day. I felt like I had made life long friends with the entire staff and every vendor and only hope that future couples can experience the love and joy this venue exudes.

There is no red tape here and no inappropriate noise restrictions.

I would 100% urge a future bride and groom to host their event here. All the best to the Historic Mankin Staff...you guys really are wonderful!!!
My parents booked the Historic Mankin Mansion for my wedding without me or my husband to be even seeing it. It just so Read more...
My parents booked the Historic Mankin Mansion for my wedding without me or my husband to be even seeing it. It just so happened that that day I had sent them an email to go in check the place out.

They fell in love with the venue right away and were certain that I would too. They were 100% right. One could not have asked for a better venue, experience and most of all staff when it comes to The Historic Mankin Mansion.

Paula and Martin and Marylee instantly welcomed us into the mansion and shared our wedding joy and excitement with us. They were 100% on the ball with every detail of the wedding planning and were there to answer every question that we did not even know we had.

It was such a blessing to have Martin as our DJ because he really made the entire reception run so smooth and stress free. The HMM knows the wedding industry so well and they know how to make your most important day run exactly as it should....with out a hitch.

I feel that the HMM is such a hidden treasure. The attention to detail and to every person there must be noted too. Everyone feels special walking the grounds.

I still miss my wedding day. I felt like I had made life long friends with the entire staff and every vendor and only hope that future couples can experience the love and joy this venue exudes.

There is no red tape here and no inappropriate noise restrictions.

I would 100% urge a future bride and groom to host their event here. All the best to the Historic Mankin Staff...you guys really are wonderful!!! Read less
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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the kind feedback- it really is an honor to be a part of our couples' wedding day. How fun that your parents loved it as much as you did! Martin also sends along his gratitude!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Onetimebride
Wedding:
9/5/2009
4.5/5.0
Best place to have a weekend wedding in Richmond. The proprietors and wedding coordinators are very helpful, and the whole staff are interested in making your day special.
Best place to have a weekend wedding in Richmond. The proprietors and wedding coordinators are very helpful, and the whole Read more...
Best place to have a weekend wedding in Richmond. The proprietors and wedding coordinators are very helpful, and the whole staff are interested in making your day special. Read less
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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind review- it's really our pleasure!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Tiffany & Matthew Tignor
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
I always dreamed of my wedding day and how I wanted it to be perfect. I have to say that it was the perfect day and that was thanks to Martin and Paula at the mansion. We had several meeting before the wedding and went over every single detail about my big day. Martin and Paula were very professional and remembered every single thing we talked about. On the big day I was able to relax and enjoy every minute with my friends and family on the grounds. The ceremony was perfect in every way! The reception was even better! The intro's that we recorded with Martin were perfect. The ones for our mothers and fathers brought tears to everyones eyes and the ones for our friends made everyone laugh. We made so many memories that night! The honeymoon suite was amazing. They made it so romantic inside of there when we returned to the room. My friends and family still talk about the mansion to this day. They talk about how it was the most beautiful place they have ever been for a wedding and how everything was smooth and perfect. I can not thank Martin and Paula enough for making our wedding day the perfect day that they will NEVER forget!! Thank you both! I strongly suggest this wedding resort for anyone who wants a perfect and stress free wedding weekend! :)
I always dreamed of my wedding day and how I wanted it to be perfect. I have to say that it was the perfect day and that Read more...
I always dreamed of my wedding day and how I wanted it to be perfect. I have to say that it was the perfect day and that was thanks to Martin and Paula at the mansion. We had several meeting before the wedding and went over every single detail about my big day. Martin and Paula were very professional and remembered every single thing we talked about. On the big day I was able to relax and enjoy every minute with my friends and family on the grounds. The ceremony was perfect in every way! The reception was even better! The intro's that we recorded with Martin were perfect. The ones for our mothers and fathers brought tears to everyones eyes and the ones for our friends made everyone laugh. We made so many memories that night! The honeymoon suite was amazing. They made it so romantic inside of there when we returned to the room. My friends and family still talk about the mansion to this day. They talk about how it was the most beautiful place they have ever been for a wedding and how everything was smooth and perfect. I can not thank Martin and Paula enough for making our wedding day the perfect day that they will NEVER forget!! Thank you both! I strongly suggest this wedding resort for anyone who wants a perfect and stress free wedding weekend! :) Read less
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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

We just love hearing when our couple's wedding guests become fans of the Mansion too! Thank you for the lovely review!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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JJC
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful it was to work with the staff at Mankin. My now husband and I live out of state, and they made the planning much easier than I could have ever expected. It was such a relief to know that things were being taken care of for us during our absence. Marylee was especially a delight to work with!

The grounds are beautiful, and there are many spots for bridal portraits and various wedding photos.

Having the ceremony and the reception at the same place was important to us. It was so easy to go from wedding to drinks and dinner and dancing... Mankin helped us block off some hotels in the area, and organized transport to and from, so we didn't have to worry about friends and family driving after a few cocktails.

The location is in very close proximity to the Richmond airport, which was another plus for us. We had many people flying in to attend our wedding, and we wanted to make it as convenient for them as possible.

Paula and Martin have really created a beautiful setting. We loved everything about our wedding there.
I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful it was to work with the staff at Mankin. My now husband and I live out of state, Read more...
I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful it was to work with the staff at Mankin. My now husband and I live out of state, and they made the planning much easier than I could have ever expected. It was such a relief to know that things were being taken care of for us during our absence. Marylee was especially a delight to work with!

The grounds are beautiful, and there are many spots for bridal portraits and various wedding photos.

Having the ceremony and the reception at the same place was important to us. It was so easy to go from wedding to drinks and dinner and dancing... Mankin helped us block off some hotels in the area, and organized transport to and from, so we didn't have to worry about friends and family driving after a few cocktails.

The location is in very close proximity to the Richmond airport, which was another plus for us. We had many people flying in to attend our wedding, and we wanted to make it as convenient for them as possible.

Paula and Martin have really created a beautiful setting. We loved everything about our wedding there. Read less
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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

We love to think of a wedding as a weekend affair and it's particularly fun to plan with couples when we have quite a few out of town guests to entertain! So thrilled to hear your experience was a wonderful one- thank you for the review!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Pam Dyer
Wedding:
4/24/2009
5.0/5.0
It is so much fun seeing all the beautiful pictures on your site BUT I still think our son and daughter in laws are the best! We had such a wonderful weekend 2 years ago and I still can't beleive it was that long ago.From Friday when we arrived to Sunday(raining like crazy) we had a fantastic time and it went like clockwork. My Daughter in law is a very organized person and with your help we could not have had a better time!The rehearsal dinner was delicious (Whitehouse) - Saturday was perfect weather and I can't say enough how much everyone enjoyed themselves. All of the relatives called us for weeks afterwards to say what a good time they had and I could go on and on - I look at the video on their Anniversary and cry again. Chuck and I will be staying at your B&B -so keep up the good work and much love to All!!!!!
It is so much fun seeing all the beautiful pictures on your site BUT I still think our son and daughter in laws are the Read more...
It is so much fun seeing all the beautiful pictures on your site BUT I still think our son and daughter in laws are the best! We had such a wonderful weekend 2 years ago and I still can't beleive it was that long ago.From Friday when we arrived to Sunday(raining like crazy) we had a fantastic time and it went like clockwork. My Daughter in law is a very organized person and with your help we could not have had a better time!The rehearsal dinner was delicious (Whitehouse) - Saturday was perfect weather and I can't say enough how much everyone enjoyed themselves. All of the relatives called us for weeks afterwards to say what a good time they had and I could go on and on - I look at the video on their Anniversary and cry again. Chuck and I will be staying at your B&B -so keep up the good work and much love to All!!!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

We love hosting both the rehearsal dinner and wedding- such a great way to get to know the wedding even that much more! Thank you for your lovely review and kind words!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Luanne Norvell
Wedding:
1/23/2009
5.0/5.0
Our family has used the Historic Mankin Mansion for several events. We held the 50th Anniversary celebration of our family business there in the outside tent area. Paula and Martin were excellent hosts. They had everything we needed available, including a projector for "memories" of our family of employees over the past 50 years, music, podiums for the guest book and memento portraits. There was valet parking, brief tours of the facility (since many of the guests remembered the Mansion when it was a brickyard) and everything was perfect. Even though it was a very windy day in March, they were constantly in attendance making sure the tables stayed in place and the guests were ok.

We have also had a bridal shower in the parlor (with about 40 people in attendance) for my daughter's best friend,which was so elegant. Again, every detail attended to perfectly by the staff. Gifts arrayed on the grand piano, white tablecloths decorated with floral centerpieces, a shower every bride dreams about!

This past January, we held a baby shower for my youngest daughter. Of course it was the weekend of the big snow! When we arrived to set up, Martin and Paula had ALL the walkways cleared, valet parking for those who were uncomfortable in the snow and the shower went on as if the snow wasn't even there. Again, the room was perfect, all the guests were in awe of the facilities and the service we received. As a bonus, the gardens were glorious in the snow! At the end of the shower, they even let us store the large carpet my daughter received as a gift until we could get back in better weather to pick it up.

I have attended several business functions and weddings at Historic Mankin Mansion. They were always top notch. Everything was arranged perfectly, easily accessible, and the service of all the staff was impeccable. These people know their business!

We are planning another baby shower in October. Once again I have every confidence that it will be just as perfect as the other events we have booked there. Paula and Martin have become like family to us. We even invite them to our events. Whenever we are there, every need is anticipated, even before we realize we are in need! They are always checking to see if things are perfect or immediately available at the push of a button. If there is something we have forgotten, they are ready to help. I cannot imagine any better venue, any better service or more cherished memories.

I cannot give any higher recommendation for any wedding/event site in the Richmond area. It may cost slightly more, but it is definitely worth it.

Thank you so much to Martin and Paula for all their hard work, for bringing this gorgeous mansion back to life and for making all our special events days that we and our guests will always remember!
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Our family has used the Historic Mankin Mansion for several events. We held the 50th Anniversary celebration of our family business there in the outside tent area. Paula and Martin were excellent hosts. They had everything we needed available, including a projector for "memories" of our family of employees over the past 50 years, music, podiums for the guest book and memento portraits. There was valet parking, brief tours of the facility (since many of the guests remembered the Mansion when it was a brickyard) and everything was perfect. Even though it was a very windy day in March, they were constantly in attendance making sure the tables stayed in place and the guests were ok.

We have also had a bridal shower in the parlor (with about 40 people in attendance) for my daughter's best friend,which was so elegant. Again, every detail attended to perfectly by the staff. Gifts arrayed on the grand piano, white tablecloths decorated with floral centerpieces, a shower every bride dreams about!

This past January, we held a baby shower for my youngest daughter. Of course it was the weekend of the big snow! When we arrived to set up, Martin and Paula had ALL the walkways cleared, valet parking for those who were uncomfortable in the snow and the shower went on as if the snow wasn't even there. Again, the room was perfect, all the guests were in awe of the facilities and the service we received. As a bonus, the gardens were glorious in the snow! At the end of the shower, they even let us store the large carpet my daughter received as a gift until we could get back in better weather to pick it up.

I have attended several business functions and weddings at Historic Mankin Mansion. They were always top notch. Everything was arranged perfectly, easily accessible, and the service of all the staff was impeccable. These people know their business!

We are planning another baby shower in October. Once again I have every confidence that it will be just as perfect as the other events we have booked there. Paula and Martin have become like family to us. We even invite them to our events. Whenever we are there, every need is anticipated, even before we realize we are in need! They are always checking to see if things are perfect or immediately available at the push of a button. If there is something we have forgotten, they are ready to help. I cannot imagine any better venue, any better service or more cherished memories.

I cannot give any higher recommendation for any wedding/event site in the Richmond area. It may cost slightly more, but it is definitely worth it.

Thank you so much to Martin and Paula for all their hard work, for bringing this gorgeous mansion back to life and for making all our special events days that we and our guests will always remember! Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Although we are known for our weddings, it's so secret that we lov eall sorts of life celebrations and parties! Thank you for taking the time to share your extensive experience with the Mansion!

~The Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Gina Garner
Wedding:
11/1/2008
5.0/5.0
When we toured Historic Mankin Mansion we instantly fell in love with the venue and the staff! The mansion is a hidden charm and it is unlike any wedding venue I have ever been to. The staff keeps the grounds immaculate and they update the flowers with every season! The staff treated us like a family and let us come tour and walk the grounds as often as we wanted(which was a lot!!) My husband and I had a vision for our wedding day, but they far exceeded what we ever could have imagined! They gave us our fairytale wedding! The day of the wedding we were stress free and able to relax and enjoy getting ready with our family and friends. All of the set up was taken care of and every detail was made better than I was able to explain. The ceremony was flawless thanks to the VERY detailed wedding planner, DJ, and event staff! The reception was a big party and Martin the DJ played all the right music we had discussed in our planning meetings and made it a fun night for everyone. Our wedding was the best day of our lives and we have the staff and Historic Mankin Mansion to thank and I will forever be grateful of them!!
When we toured Historic Mankin Mansion we instantly fell in love with the venue and the staff! The mansion is a hidden Read more...
When we toured Historic Mankin Mansion we instantly fell in love with the venue and the staff! The mansion is a hidden charm and it is unlike any wedding venue I have ever been to. The staff keeps the grounds immaculate and they update the flowers with every season! The staff treated us like a family and let us come tour and walk the grounds as often as we wanted(which was a lot!!) My husband and I had a vision for our wedding day, but they far exceeded what we ever could have imagined! They gave us our fairytale wedding! The day of the wedding we were stress free and able to relax and enjoy getting ready with our family and friends. All of the set up was taken care of and every detail was made better than I was able to explain. The ceremony was flawless thanks to the VERY detailed wedding planner, DJ, and event staff! The reception was a big party and Martin the DJ played all the right music we had discussed in our planning meetings and made it a fun night for everyone. Our wedding was the best day of our lives and we have the staff and Historic Mankin Mansion to thank and I will forever be grateful of them!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

We truly do consider each of our couples to be a part of the Mansion family by the time the wedding day has come so it's wonderful to hear that you felt that way too! Thank you for the positive review, and your kind words!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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whitlight
Wedding:
10/18/2008
5.0/5.0
I was very doubtful that I'd find a place in Richmond to fit all of my wedding dreams. Surprisingly, The Historic Mankin Mansion met them all!! My husband and I wanted an "all-in-one" type of place and we got just that. The mansion allowed us to have our rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, and reception without driving around different parts of Richmond. What's even better is that they had enough space for us to house all of our out of town wedding attendants for the entire weekend; creating a real bed and breakfast feel for us and our friends. They took such special care of every detail and made the entire weekend relaxing, beautiful and unforgettable!

We didn't live in VA the time of our wedding, so it was important for us to meet with the mansion staff during times we were in town. Even if they weren't "open" when we were available, they made special arrangements for us to visit the site and meet with Marylee, the wedding coordinator.

I cannot give the mansion staff enough praise! Paula and Martin obviously know what they're doing and Marylee has to be one of the sweetest ladies on this earth. They made the weekend come together with what appeared to be very little effort.

My family also loved this location so much that my twin sister has her eyes set on it as a future wedding site :) It'll be great to recreate such wonderful memories at the same place where I got married on my sister's wedding day :)
I was very doubtful that I'd find a place in Richmond to fit all of my wedding dreams. Surprisingly, The Historic Mankin Read more...
I was very doubtful that I'd find a place in Richmond to fit all of my wedding dreams. Surprisingly, The Historic Mankin Mansion met them all!! My husband and I wanted an "all-in-one" type of place and we got just that. The mansion allowed us to have our rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, and reception without driving around different parts of Richmond. What's even better is that they had enough space for us to house all of our out of town wedding attendants for the entire weekend; creating a real bed and breakfast feel for us and our friends. They took such special care of every detail and made the entire weekend relaxing, beautiful and unforgettable!

We didn't live in VA the time of our wedding, so it was important for us to meet with the mansion staff during times we were in town. Even if they weren't "open" when we were available, they made special arrangements for us to visit the site and meet with Marylee, the wedding coordinator.

I cannot give the mansion staff enough praise! Paula and Martin obviously know what they're doing and Marylee has to be one of the sweetest ladies on this earth. They made the weekend come together with what appeared to be very little effort.

My family also loved this location so much that my twin sister has her eyes set on it as a future wedding site :) It'll be great to recreate such wonderful memories at the same place where I got married on my sister's wedding day :) Read less
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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

We know that planning your Big Day can be a stressful one when you are taking care of all the details from out of state, so it really is our pleasure to accommodate when we can. Thank you for your wonderful review!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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clight
Wedding:
10/18/2008
5.0/5.0
I can't think of another place in Richmond that offers the service and care for their clients that HMM provides. The weekend was WONDERFUL! The owners and staff made every transition seamless and offered services beyond the typical wedding venue. I highly recommend HMM!
I can't think of another place in Richmond that offers the service and care for their clients that HMM provides. The Read more...
I can't think of another place in Richmond that offers the service and care for their clients that HMM provides. The weekend was WONDERFUL! The owners and staff made every transition seamless and offered services beyond the typical wedding venue. I highly recommend HMM! Read less
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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely review- it really is our honor to be a part of such a special day!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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MMMM
Wedding:
4/19/2008
5.0/5.0
WONDERFUL PLACE! IT WAS A PERFECT DAY!
WONDERFUL PLACE! IT WAS A PERFECT DAY!
WONDERFUL PLACE! IT WAS A PERFECT DAY! Read less
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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words and enthusiasm!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Karen
Wedding:
4/19/2008
5.0/5.0
It is so much fun seeing all the beautiful pictures on your site BUT I still think our son and daughter in laws are the best! We had such a wonderful weekend 2 years ago and I still can't beleive it was that long ago. From Friday when we arrived to Sunday (raining like crazy) we had a fantastic time and it went like clockwork. My Daughter in law is a very organized person and with your help we could not have had a better time! The rehearsal dinner was delicious (Whitehouse)-Saturday was perfect weather and I can't say enough how much everyone enjoyed themselves. All of the relatives called us for weeks afterwards to say what a good time they had and I could go on and on-I look at the video on their Anniversary and cry again. Chuck and I will be staying at your B&B -so keep up the good work and much love to All!!!!!
It is so much fun seeing all the beautiful pictures on your site BUT I still think our son and daughter in laws are the Read more...
It is so much fun seeing all the beautiful pictures on your site BUT I still think our son and daughter in laws are the best! We had such a wonderful weekend 2 years ago and I still can't beleive it was that long ago. From Friday when we arrived to Sunday (raining like crazy) we had a fantastic time and it went like clockwork. My Daughter in law is a very organized person and with your help we could not have had a better time! The rehearsal dinner was delicious (Whitehouse)-Saturday was perfect weather and I can't say enough how much everyone enjoyed themselves. All of the relatives called us for weeks afterwards to say what a good time they had and I could go on and on-I look at the video on their Anniversary and cry again. Chuck and I will be staying at your B&B -so keep up the good work and much love to All!!!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

We love hosting both the rehearsal dinner and wedding- such a great way to get to know the wedding even that much more! Thank you for your lovely review and kind words!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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MMMM08
Wedding:
4/12/2008
5.0/5.0
This place is amazing! They are so wonderful! The owners (Martin and Paula) and staff took care of every little detail. Our families were able to sit back and relax the entire weekend. My family can be difficult at times but they had such a great time.

Our rehearsal and rehearsal dinner was wonderful. We were able to enjoy a slideshow in the main common area with 50 of our closest friends and families. The owners and coordinator took such great care of us and the dinner was fantastic. We partied until 10pm in the common areas.

The day of the wedding went so smooth. We were able to enjoy the day without having to run around to get things done. The staff took care of placing everything where I wanted it. They made sure that all the vendors were taken care of and there on time. I was able to get ready in the suite and enjoy the day with my bridesmaids and Mom. My husband loved the "man cave" with all the great fun. He loves poker so he fit right into the poker room just fine.

During the ceremony and reception the staff and owners were so hands on. They coordinated the entire event making everything seemless. They made sure everything was on time. The guests, family, and bridal party were taken care of. We danced, ate, and enjoyed our guests. It could not have been any better. Our day was the best day of our lives! We could not thank the owners enough!
This place is amazing! They are so wonderful! The owners (Martin and Paula) and staff took care of every little detail. Read more...
This place is amazing! They are so wonderful! The owners (Martin and Paula) and staff took care of every little detail. Our families were able to sit back and relax the entire weekend. My family can be difficult at times but they had such a great time.

Our rehearsal and rehearsal dinner was wonderful. We were able to enjoy a slideshow in the main common area with 50 of our closest friends and families. The owners and coordinator took such great care of us and the dinner was fantastic. We partied until 10pm in the common areas.

The day of the wedding went so smooth. We were able to enjoy the day without having to run around to get things done. The staff took care of placing everything where I wanted it. They made sure that all the vendors were taken care of and there on time. I was able to get ready in the suite and enjoy the day with my bridesmaids and Mom. My husband loved the "man cave" with all the great fun. He loves poker so he fit right into the poker room just fine.

During the ceremony and reception the staff and owners were so hands on. They coordinated the entire event making everything seemless. They made sure everything was on time. The guests, family, and bridal party were taken care of. We danced, ate, and enjoyed our guests. It could not have been any better. Our day was the best day of our lives! We could not thank the owners enough! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your thoughtful and kind feedback- and we must say that our "Man Cave" is quite popular with the groom and his groomsmen (even if they aren't Dallas fans!). We appreciate you taking the time to share your review of both the rehearsal dinner and wedding!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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nrsang1
Wedding:
4/28/2007
5.0/5.0
Absolutely incredible site for a wedding weekend!!! My wedding was a fairytale and everyone at the mansion is fantastic to work with. It is wonderful that everything is right there for the entire event including the DJ and we were able to accomodate our wedding party on site in their accomodations. The location is absolutely beautiful!! I would highly recommend this site to everyone!!! :)
Absolutely incredible site for a wedding weekend!!! My wedding was a fairytale and everyone at the mansion is fantastic to Read more...
Absolutely incredible site for a wedding weekend!!! My wedding was a fairytale and everyone at the mansion is fantastic to work with. It is wonderful that everything is right there for the entire event including the DJ and we were able to accomodate our wedding party on site in their accomodations. The location is absolutely beautiful!! I would highly recommend this site to everyone!!! :) Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words and lovely review- it really is our pleasure! Wishing you the very best!

~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion
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Susan
Wedding:
6/3/2006
5.0/5.0
This venue is amazing, and I would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone! I have been involved in several events here, and I do not believe I've ever encountered professionals in this field to portray such high standards. Between windy weather at one event and nearly 2 feet of snow at another, Paula and Martin could not have been more accommodating. I am hosting an event at Mankin Mansion in the fall, and there is no other place I would rather have it. The atmosphere is remarkable and the hospitality is superior. If you are creating memories to remember for a lifetime, this is the place you want to be.
This venue is amazing, and I would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone! I have been involved in several events here, and I do Read more...
This venue is amazing, and I would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone! I have been involved in several events here, and I do not believe I've ever encountered professionals in this field to portray such high standards. Between windy weather at one event and nearly 2 feet of snow at another, Paula and Martin could not have been more accommodating. I am hosting an event at Mankin Mansion in the fall, and there is no other place I would rather have it. The atmosphere is remarkable and the hospitality is superior. If you are creating memories to remember for a lifetime, this is the place you want to be. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your thoughtful feedback! Our aim is to give our couples the most memorable day possible and what we find is that sometimes, things don't go according to plan which is why we're happy to be as accommodating as possible!


~The Wedding Planning Team at Historic Mankin Mansion

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