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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. […]

RW: Briana and Dylan

It was a chilly, early November day but these two warmed up the entire property, as there was not one seated soul in the Mansion. When we think of an epic dance party, Briana and Dylan’s wedding is definitely the one that comes to mind! The entire day was a  wedding wonderland with these two, their […]

RW: Tara and Will

When we think of picture perfect autumn weddings- Tara and Will’s is one of the first to come to mind! The grounds were the most vibrant on this beautiful crisp day in November, and showed us just how much we love outdoor fall ceremonies. Despite a bit of chill, the day turned out to be […]

RW: Brielle and Alex

A wedding to truly showcase how wonderful and loved the City of Richmond is! Brielle and Alex’s day was nothing short of extraordinary – it was surrounded by so much thought and love that the feeling was contagious to everyone in attendance. The intricately designed decor was something that made heads truly turn – see so for yourself […]

RW: Amy & Von

Today we are swooning over Amy and Von’s wedding day! With pops of blush and navy blue – this day was entirely picturesque. This Mansion couple was full of personality, smiles, laughs and fun-times. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting their special day, as it was truly unforgettable. Check out their wedding video from Kimie James at IYQ […]