Welcome to Virginia’s Most Celebrated Wedding Venue
Witness history and luxury collide at Historic Mankin Mansion. This Georgian Revival property dates back to 1903, when it was built by the entrepreneurial brick maker and founder Edward Thurston Mankin. He not only designed the entire Italianate estate, but was a pioneer for his contribution to architecture in some of Virginia’s finest homes and beyond.
So well known for producing handmade specialty bricks, which were generated on-site, Mankin’s bricks were famously utilized in the private estate of John D. Rockefeller, in prominent buildings at Yale University, in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown NY, as well as in the revitalization of Colonial Williamsburg and the re-creation of Jamestown Church.
Co-owners Martin and Paula Ramirez saved the dilapidated estate and renovated it in 2004 with the sole intention of hosting magical weddings at this old world Estate.
With over 50 years of combined wedding experience Martin & Paula wanted to provide a private Estate for couples and incorporate all their experience from their planning and DJ entertainment background. With more than 15 years of hosting weddings at Historic Mankin Mansion, you can feel confident that not a single detail will be overlooked for your special day!
We welcome you to tour Historic Mankin Mansion and see why we have been voted best ceremony location, reception venue and best Historic wedding site year after year.