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The moment my husband and I stepped foot in the Edson-Keith Mansion at Philippi Estate Park we knew this is where we wanted to have our wedding. The house is a beautiful two-story historic mansion set amongst peaceful and breathtaking grounds with a rose garden, vine-covered archway, several docks and the Philippi creek running along behind it. There are also several large and beautiful Spanish moss draped oaks, historic service buildings and an outdoor terrace. It was perfect for our intimate 50 person wedding though it is really big enough for quite a bit more if needed. There are two rooms upstairs on either end, one for the bridal party to get ready in and one for the groomsmen. The groomsmen room even has a private service stairway so that there is no chance the groom would accidentally see the bride passing in the upstairs hallway. The extremely reasonably rental price includes all day use of the home and grounds, tables and chairs for use inside which is a nice plus, as well as a kitchen with fridge and freezer. Priscilla, the curator of the house, is wonderful to work with. She runs a tight ship and you can see it in the quality and care of the home. She was always very courteous and professional and was quick to aid us in any way we needed. We had our ceremony at the archway behind the rose garden with the cocktail hour and dancing on the terrace and dinner served in the main dining room. The Florida weather was perfect, not too hot, not too cold and the rose garden was in bloom provide a stunning scenery for my mom, dad and I to walk through to the archway. There are plenty of gorgeous backdrops for photos and privates places for your guests (or you and your hubby) to roam to take a break from hubbub. It was absolutely the perfect place for us and made our day truly feel like a fairy tale.
We had both our ceremony and reception at the Edson Keith Mansion at Phillippi Creek Estate Park. The home is fabulous and so is the curator of the home Priscilla. She was there to answer any questions or worries we had along the way. I came upon this beautiful mansion via a work contact and it was everything I ever could have dreamed of and more….the home is absolutely beyond words gorgeous!!! The lighting, the rose garden, the gazebos, the bridal suite, everything about this home and the park it is set in is unequivocally beautiful. This was the perfect setting for our happily ever after!!!
Brian & Andrea Wilcome xoxoxoxo