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First Look, First Touch or Neither

You are engaged, you have just booked a photographer, and now, they are asking if you would like to do a first look, a first touch or neither on your wedding day.  A first look is when a couple sees each other before the ceremony begins. This is a great option for those that want […]

RW: Lindsay and Brendan

Summer Wedding at Historic Mankin Mansion. It was a “Roaring Good Time” on Saturday, August 18th  at Historic Mankin Mansion. Lindsay and Brendan were surrounded by their closest friends and family from near and far (some as far as Canada) as they exchanged vows. As guests arrived, it felt as if they stepped back in […]

Winter Wonderland Wedding

If you live in Virginia then you know how unpredictable the weather can be.  Currently, it feels like a warm spring day and in December we had an unexpected winter wonderland. As soon as we met Dawn and Spencer we knew their day was going to be special. And boy was it special. This sweet couples […]

Meet Our New Fall 2018 Intern!

Mary Katherine is a junior at Virginia Commonwealth University studying public relations and business. She is spending her time here at the Mansion by working closely with the team to help spark magic that overflows the grounds during the big day! Her biggest role she plays is as our social media expert. With this being […]

Welcome Lauren and Madison!

Welcome the newest members of our Planning Team, Lauren and Madison! You may have seen their smiling faces around the office, and now you will get enjoy their charming personalities at our meetings and events! Lauren (left) is a James Madison University graduate with a Bachelors in Communications Studies with a concentration in Public Relations and […]

RW: Jasmine & Marcelus

Mansion in the press! We can’t stop talking about Jasmine and Marcelus’s wedding this past June- and we are not alone! We have just been published in the exquisite Muna Luchi Bride! It was an absolutely gorgeous evening, full of light, laughter, and love!  From an aisle lined with floating candles in the European Gallery to the Grand […]

Exit In Style!

Mankin couples know it is not just about the entrance- it is also all about the exits! We love a little sparkle here at Historic Mankin Mansion, and as it turns out so does Martha Stewart! You can check out our latest feature in her bog post “28 Unique Ideas for Your Wedding Exit.” In […]

Puppy Love

Some call it puppy love… we call it full grown! Check Blushing Richmond for our latest feature in the press “Pet Friendly Venues So Fido Can Celebrate With You.” Get ready for cuteness-overload! Here are some of our favorites over the years! Special thanks to J&D Photo, Allison Kuhn Creative, Don Mears Photography, and Pattengale […]

RW: Amanda and Max

How cute are these two lovebirds? Amanda and Max had the most beautiful brunch wedding – imagine mimosas, bloody mary bars and chicken and waffles (yum!) We loved working with these two and are so glad they are a part of our Mansion family forever! Here are some photos from Awesomesauce Photography!  

RW: Becky and Paul

It was the most beautiful day in February, and we couldn’t have asked for better weather! Our sunshine danced must have worked because it was a day full of warmth (both from the sun and from all the love that came from this adorable couple). Every detail from this wedding was stunning, from the pale blues, […]

Meet our lovely interns!

How cute are this year’s Spring 2018 Mansion Interns? Leslie and Paria are mass communications students at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Lauren is a public relations alumna from James Madison University. All three work hard to help our planners with the couples’ big day! From responding to hundreds of emails to creating wedding day magic […]

Welcome Table Ideas for Your Wedding

At most all Historic Mankin Mansion weddings, couples make a statement at their wedding with a beautiful welcome table. Not only is it the first thing that guests see upon arriving to your special day, often leaving a lasting impression on them, but it also helps make sure the guests know the flow of events. […]