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Rain or Shine, it’s Wedding Time!

We’d like to start off with talking about how thankful we are to have been able to host weddings safely here at Historic Mankin Mansion this summer. Each wedding has been beautiful in its own amazing way, and we are so excited to share the photos with everyone!  When you think about summer weddings, you’re […]

Spend New Year’s Eve with Us!

What do you think would be the best way to celebrate the end of 2020? Celebrating the start of something beautiful and new at the same time? Here at Historic Mankin Mansion, something that we hold very near and dear to our hearts are New Year’s Eve weddings. There is something so, so special about […]

Open for Business!

Attention all couples in LOVE! Historic Mankin Mansion has officially opened for the 2020 wedding season and touring for 2021 soirées too! It is truly going to be a beautiful summer here, and we cannot wait to share it with everyone! If you haven’t been to our property in a while and you’d like a […]

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 […]