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Featured in Richmond Weddings Magazine!

Our very own Paula Ramirez has some wonderful advice for you; and so important that it was featured in Richmond Weddings Magazine! If you’re seeking advice on what to do when looking for a venue for your wedding, look no further. Check it out here! And if you happen to like our venue, click here […]

Spring Has Sprung at Historic Mankin Mansion

They don’t say April showers bring May flowers for no reason.  While this spring has been unpredictable, as the whole world has been navigating new territories individually and as a whole, it has become more and more important to appreciate the positive things in life each and every day. One of the many things that […]

RW: Jennifer and Steven

Pantone recently announced that Classic Blue is their Color of The Year for 2020, and we can’t help but think back to Jennifer and Steven’s wedding on October 19, 2018. Their wedding was nothing short of classic! They incorporated blue into everything, from Jennifer’s getting ready robe and her wedding shoes, to Steven’s suit and […]

COVID-19: We’ve got you covered

Did you have to cancel or postpone your wedding day because of the coronavirus? We at Historic Mankin Mansion are here for you.  Obviously, the traditional timeline of getting ready for a wedding is a long process during a very exciting time in your life. Looking forward to one special date and then having to […]

Happy Mankin Mansion Anniversary, Martin and Paula!

After researching the country on where to raise their children and to follow their dream of owning a wedding venue, Martin & Paula Ramirez moved from California to discover their future. On April 1st, 2004, with their life savings in a cashier’s check, Paula arrived at an auction for a historic mansion that was in […]

We made the cover of Richmond Weddings!

The new edition of the Richmond Weddings magazine was just released and we were fortunate enough to be featured on the cover! One of our fabulous 2019 brides flew in from California to serve as the cover model in our indoor ceremony location, The Gallery. It was a special day to reconnect with one of […]

Ringing in the New Year with a Heart of Gratitude!

The people have spoken and Richmond Bride’s eighth annual A-Lister awards are officially out! We are blown away from the continued support of our couples, vendors, friends and family, and cannot believe we were fortunate enough to be voted the best in all nine major categories as a venue including: Outdoor Wedding Site, Most Romantic […]

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 […]