Select a venue as stylish and unique as you and your fiancé! Wedgewood Weddings Jefferson Street Mansion marries stunning bay views with style features straight from the perfectly-preserved past. Couples love the opulent look for one-of-a-kind photo sessions and an accentuated sense of ornate elegance. Guests are wowed by the vine-covered ceremony site and majestic palm trees.
Facilities and Capacity
Wedgewood Weddings Jefferson Street Mansion can accommodate up to 200 guests for an exquisite outdoor ceremony and reception. Interested guests can explore the mansion interior before and after the ceremony, while the wedding party take advantage of the dressing suites and indoor bar.
Venue Features At-A-Glance
Enjoy full-service event planning with three different package options for every price point: Classic, Premier & Elite. Each includes catering and beverages, wedding coordination, invitations, DJ & MC services, chairs and linens, centerpieces, and more! The dedicated Wedgewood Weddings team are happy to work with all couples to customize any package.
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Wedgewood Weddings Jefferson Street Mansion Location
Tucked away in historic Benicia, Wedgewood Weddings Jefferson Street Mansion is beautifully secluded yet easily reachable via the 680, 780 and 80 freeways from Solano, Napa, and Yolo Counties. This spectacular venue exceeds all couple’s desire for a stunning experience that wows every guest.
This unique venue attracts couples seeking a destination wedding as well as couples from Martinez, Vallejo, Hercules, Pinole, Concord, Pleasant Hills, El Sobrante, American Canyon, Bay Point, Walnut Creek, Layfayette, San Pablo, Orinda, Richmond, and Albany
About Wedgewood Weddings
Wedgewood Weddings has been creating memorable weddings since 1986, and each year they care for thousands of couples on their adventure from proposal to newly-wed. Whatever your wedding plans, Wedgewood Weddings can help make your vision a reality – they specialize in making your wedding as unique as your love story! Wedgewood Weddings has superb venues in six states from coast to coast, and is the largest family-owned event facility business in the U.S.
About Jefferson Street Mansion
Perched above the Carquinez Strait, the sleepy little town of Benicia is a rich nugget of California history. Its former incarnations include the capital of California, the Solano County seat and the location of the militarily significant Benicia Arsenal. Though the political and military movers-and-shakers are long gone, they left behind a legacy of beautiful old structures like Wedgewood Weddings Jefferson Street Mansion. Built in 1861 for the commanding officer of the Arsenal, this classical Federal Italianate-style building has been renovated, retrofitted and restored, giving it a new lease on life as a fabulous special event venue.
Once inside Jefferson Street Mansion, turn to your right and enter the magnificent double parlors, whose cream-and-pale green washed walls are adorned with custom gilt molding and medallions. The twelve-foot-high windows have sumptuous wine velvet drapes, bedecked with gold fringe and tied back with plump gold tassels. (Incidentally, these drapes were custom-made in New Orleans by renowned designers Buzz Harper and Les Wisinger, whose other projects include Savannah’s Calhoun Mansion, the location of the movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.) The parlors also feature two marble fireplaces, oil paintings, crystal chandeliers, and gilt-framed antique mirrors.
Upstairs is the dressing room which features gilt molding, a chandelier, fireplace and custom-made drapes in cream and peach brocade, as well as practical items like a white-and-gold wooden dressing screen, an antique mirrored armoire, and a dressing table. Nervous soon-be-weds can regain their composure on the primrose brocade “fainting couch,” or pose for whimsical photos with their other half in a carved wooden “courting chair.” Also on this floor is the elegant Salon, whose generous balcony is the perfect spot for bouquet tossing.
Other rooms at the Mansion include Reginald’s Pub, designed to resemble a French officer’s club in Rangoon and three antique and collectible showrooms. It’s quite clear why “Bay Area Backroads” called the Mansion the “Most Romantic Spot in Northern California,” and CBS “Eye On The Bay” featured it as a top wedding site.
Though you and your guests are encouraged to wander through the Mansion, the primary festivities take place outside. On the generous side lawn, with a water vista, a classic colonnaded fifteen-foot-high arbor guarded by two majestic palm trees makes a charming spot for exchanging vows. Receptions take place on the Mansion’s opposite side, where the buffet is set up in front of two exquisite antique back-bars, fashioned with intricate carving and spool work.
To avoid inclement weather, Jefferson Street Mansion is only available for weddings during spring, summer and fall.
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User2536350 · 2+ years ago
Most amazing place to get married! Renee is a brides dream come true! This place is magical and very romantic. Book in advance!!
Caili Chung · Married on 01/01/2019
I photographed a wedding here and it is such a pretty place to get married. It has such a cool vibe! Everyone will love it :) And there are plenty of gorgeous rooms to explore (or keep bags in).Sent on 01/29/2019
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Isah · Married on 04/11/2018
I do not even know where to begin... I fell in love with this place the very first time I walked in! It was a true blessing that we’re able to have our ceremony and reception in such a beautiful place! Not to mention the wonderful staff who went above and beyond to work out all of the details and make our dream day come to life. I really appreciate the way they communicated and touched base with me to make sure they have all the details correct and they were open for any changes that I made all throughout the process. Planning from way across the country could be very difficult but the Jefferson St. Mansion team was very professional and caring and they are just so wonderful to work with. They have everything you need, and a lot of options for couples who’s on a budget. I suggest availing the wedding coordinator option! Everything was taken care of for us the day of the wedding… it was the best feeling, as a bride, not having to worry about the details and just getting to enjoy the day. Having people that we trusted to take care of us on one of the most special days of our lives was a huge weight lifted off of our shoulders… and honestly, they exceeded our expectations! From start to finish, everything ran smoothly and we were able to just enjoy the time with our friends and family. The Mansion itself is absolutely stunning. It had that classic, sophisticated charm that we love! Also, the food was AMAZING! It is one of the first times I remember actually wanting to eat everything on my plate at a wedding! I could say so many more wonderful things about this venue… if you are considering having your wedding here, don't think twice! I promise that you will not be disappointed! We can never thank them enough for making our day so special… it truly was a day of pure joy. Shout out to Morgan, David, Ali and Dawn! You guys rock!Sent on 04/29/2018
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