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Located just minutes from downtown Richmond, Historic Mankin Mansion is a one-of-a-kind, magical estate that dates back to the early 1900’s. Tucked away in a woodland fantasy and surrounded by lush foliage, Historic Mankin Mansion transports you back in time with romance.

Exchange vows in the English Garden on a magnificent brick stage under a singing sycamore tree or in the European Gallery in front of a floor to ceiling grandiose white fireplace under the sparkle of crystal chandeliers.

After you have wed, retire to the patio and lawn for drinks served out of the open-air Pergola bar. Then, move into the Grand Pavilion Tent and let dinner and dancing take the night away! There are even enchantingly secluded sites to escape for some moonlight pictures before your grand exit where you are swept away in a chauffeured luxury car. The best part is that you and your loved ones do not have to lift a finger on your gorgeous wedding day, because Historic Mankin Mansion’s event planners have got you covered!

Come visit for a private tour and see for yourself how spectacular Historic Mankin Mansion really is.

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Danika W. Sent on 12/16/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Could not recommend enough!!! Truly the best!

My husband and I visited Mankin Mansion and we instantly knew that it was the perfect venue for us! We worked with Gillian over the next 2 (ish) years to create the perfect wedding and timeline for us. We loved how much was included in the packages and how easy they made everything. Gillian and her assistant Emily truly make you feel so cared about during the entire process. On our day it did rain but the team were absolute pros and made the whole transition inside so easy and didn’t ask or “bother” my husband or I with any detail related questions about any of the decor they had to find a new layout for. It was so nice being able to trust that they would be able to handle the new plan without stressing either one of us out. We absolutely love Mankin and would recommend it to anyone!! They are the experts and treat you like family!
Mary K. Sent on 02/27/2023
5 out of 5 rating

RUN (don’t walk) to book this place!!!

Booking Historic Mankin Mansion was without a doubt the BEST wedding planning decision we made!!! This venue was seriously worth every penny. If you’re having hesitations or second-guessing it, this is your sign to go for it.

The staff was so easy to work with and the venue itself is so beautiful!! Leah was the most incredible wedding planner and was so nice, considerate, and thoughtful throughout the whole process. She and the rest of the staff made everything so easy and were willing to work with us on any idea we had! They have so many helpful resources to offer and make the whole wedding planning process a breeze.

All of our guests kept saying they could see and feel how relaxed, happy, and calm my husband and I were on our wedding day! And we largely attribute that to the staff at HMM for being so wonderful and capable, and making us feel so confident that we didn’t have to worry for a second on our big day!
Tori E. Sent on 11/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A magical experience from start to finish

I had a feeling about HMM from the start, and when we visited back in May 2021 during the venue search I knew it was the place for our wedding. Their package is unbeatable in terms of what it includes, and Leah, the planner who comes with the venue is a dream. I wouldn't have been able to keep everything moving and organized without her, and she was essential on the day of when it came to sticking to our packed schedule and wrangling two huge families. Martin, the owner of the venue, DJ'd our reception and did an amazing job keeping the party going all night. If you want a truly magical venue with a seamless planning experience, look no further than Mankin Mansion!
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Susan Bolling Photography Susan Bolling Photography Wedding Photographers

Hands down one of the best outdoor wedding locations in the Central Virginia area. Experienced, professional, accommodating and genuinely warm and welcoming staff. Weddings here just flow, which takes a tremendous amount of work and coordination -- but they make it look effortless. Couples and their families and friends are free to live in and enjoy the moment, which is EXACTLY what truly beautiful weddings are all about.

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A wonderful location and great team make this a great location for any event

Two Become One Ministry Two Become One Ministry Wedding Officiants

This venue is amazing. Martin & Paula Ramirez are wonderful people and they make sure that every couple has a storybook wedding.


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