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Testimonials

Perfect Summer Wedding!
Our June wedding at Mankin Mansion was nothing short of perfect. We were blessed with a beautiful 80 degree day, which allowed us to truly take advantage of all that the venue has to offer. The grounds were so lush and green, and the flowers were all in bloom. We kept the doors of the tent opened, which encouraged our guests to wander back and forth between the dance floor and the twinkle lights and cocktail tables outside.

Madison and her team made the day run so smoothly. Leading up to the event, she asked thoughtful questions and made sure that we had thought through all of the little details. She successfully wrangled our fun-loving bridal party and ensured that they knew exactly where they needed to be. We appreciated her ability to keep us on schedule but also allow us to enjoy the moment. She also did a great job of coordinating with our vendors and allowing us to focus on our friends and families. Martin, the DJ, kept the dance floor packed all night. He seamlessly incorporated all our off-the-wall requests with songs that were sure to keep the crowd engaged.

As a natural planner, I also appreciated all of the tools and resources that Mankin provided us throughout the planning process. It was helpful to have a website where I could upload/edit information, keep track of the "to-dos" I needed to accomplish and plan my seating arrangements.

All and all, we loved the venue and would highly recommend it to future brides and grooms!

Best Venue Ever!
From the very first moment I stepped foot at the Historic Mankin Mansion, I knew it was the perfect wedding venue for me! We booked the full week weekend package and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it!! Everything was so perfect and flawless and stress-free because of this venue. From having a wedding coordinator built in to the package (shout out to Lauren!) to providing cottages for up to 16 overnight guests, they really have thought of everything and give you a lot of bang for your buck! At our very first meeting to tour the venue, we were greeted by Martin (one of the owners with his wife Paula) and offered heart shaped cookies and beverages. That alone shows that they go the extra mile to make you feel special and cared for during your time on their property. They do such a great job planning and coordinating with you and your vendors, on the wedding day you pretty much just have to show up and let them run the show! Lauren, Madison, Martin, Paula and the entire team truly made us feel welcome, loved, cared for and completely at ease during the planning phases and the entire wedding weekend. I swear when I needed a straw during the wedding night they found me a straw within 2 seconds! Their level of professionalism and customer service is high quality and our guests couldn’t stop raving about how amazing the venue was! If you’re getting married you should really consider this as a top contender for your special day!!

Amazing Experience
It was a rainy Sunday last July when we toured the Historic Mankin Mansion. It was the fourth venue we looked at and the third in the rain, despite the rain we instantly fell in love with it. The grounds were absolutely beautiful and the amenities it included were well worth the money. The Mansion comes with a coordinator throughout the planning process who is there for the day of and a DJ which of course are two big ticket items. There are two options for a ceremony space as well as cocktail hour and one for the reception all of which are gorgeous and naturally beautiful. The grounds also include spaces for both parties to get ready and hang out before the ceremony.
From the moment we signed on and started gathering our other vendors as soon as we would tell them where our wedding was being held they told us that they had no further questions for us if we had none for them as we were in such good hands. We quickly learned this to be true as our coordinator Lauren made the whole process seem so easy.
The Mansion has a required list of caterers to choose from and also gives a list of preferred vendors to help you get started. I later learned that our photographer was on that list and I found our florist on the list. The planning process with the Mansion includes a few meetings and little bits of homework to keep the couple on track with the things that need to get done. The process kind of takes care of it self as our planner Lauren walked us through each step and was always an email away if we ever had any questions.
The reputation the Historic Mankin Mansion has in the community speaks for itself and we had the best experience using them. We had a beautiful day and we're so happy to join the ranks of Mankin couples.

Historic Mankin Mansion is the whole package. In addition to being the most stunning property I’ve ever witnessed, their team is knowledgable, experienced, and always ready to help a bride in need. Booking with HMM was truly the best decision we made in our whole wedding planning process. We not only got access to all of the beautiful grounds, but we were provided with a planner, DJ, and table and chair rentals included. (This is among all of the additional add-ons for upgrades—we did the fire pits, which were awesome!)

I know the HMM team deals with multiple weddings at one time and even multiple per weekend, but my now-husband and I always felt like VIPs from our very first meeting. There’s nothing like being greeted with a glass of red wine to plan a wedding after a long day at work!

The wedding day itself went off without a hitch as far as I know. If something didn’t go as planned, I was and am blissfully unaware because everything ran so smoothly. The staff was extremely accommodating to our crazy family of Western New Yorkers and Salvadorans, and I’ve heard from multiple guests (both in English and Spanish!) that they felt like they were at home during our wedding. Kudos to the Mankin team and especially to Paula and Martin Ramirez—they have done a magnificent job with the property and their commitment to excellence is evident in everything that they do.

My husband and I are so grateful for all of the hard work that went into our wedding, and we feel as if we are a part of the HMM family. Thank you for all that you’ve done for us—we are so very appreciative of it!

5 Stars!
Historic Mankin Mansion was the best decision we could have ever made for a venue. From start to finish they were prompt, professional, and so very kind. Our Planner was WONDERFUL. She made everything so smooth, and the amount of detail to the venue was amazing. She also saved the evening when my husband ripped my dress and was right behind with a paperclip to fix the issue. Words cannot describe how beautiful the venue is with the lights and landscape. Also our DJ was excellent. Kept the crowd entertained all night!

"Magical"..."best wedding ever"..."a fairy tale"...
These were just a few of the comments from the guests that attended my daughter's. It would have never happened without our Mansion planner and the fabulous staff at Mankin. Nobody wanted it to end. The venue is absolutely beautiful, the DJ is awesome, the grounds are spectacular, lights and lanterns are so romantic and the staff is so friendly and professional. Thank you for all of your hard work and for making my daughter’s dream come true. It truly was a fairytale wedding...a night we will always remember.

When making the decision for Historic Mankin Mansion, my wife couldn't take the initial tour and view the place, leaving it all on me to select the perfect venue. Mankin encompassed everything we wanted at a reasonable price for us. There is an extraordinary amount of charm bundled into this place. Our guests loved this place and we will always remember this amazing day. If you are on the fence, look no further, stop by and talk to the staff and experience the venue that is Historic Mankin Mansion. It is Richmond charm at its finest. You'll love it just as much as we did for our wedding!

It was a perfect day at Historic Mankin Mansion, made even more so by the supporting staff who made the day go by without a hitch. They include a DJ and Planner into the total price, and our Mansion planner was amazing! She made our day seamless and stress-free. The staff here is great and the value is tremendous for what you get.

Just had my daughter’s wedding there, the staff was so great to work with. The venue is absolutely beautiful…couldn’t have asked for a better place. The wedding planner and day of planner were so easy to work with, kept things on track and running as planned. The DJ kept everyone on the dance floor.

An absolutely amazing place for weddings! So many beautiful looks all over the property. Couldn't ask for better owners who truly know how to manage your wedding weekend/day! This place is truly amazing and totally worth every penny!

My Daughter’s wedding day was so magical! The Mansion staff was behind the scenes all year and kept everything on track. The team on the day of was amazing, the tent and grounds were beautiful. The whole Mankin team along with Martin and Paula are a class act. Thank you for a weekend to remember!

HMM exceeded me and my husband’s expectations for our wedding. All of the planners that we worked with were amazing! They dealt with all my questions and constant emails leading up to our wedding, and the entire team was awesome the day of. HMM is a beautiful venue. Our guests complimented us on all the beauty of our wedding, which HMM gets most of that credit!

The Mansion absolutely knocked the whole process out of the park. The wedding day was smoother than I ever could have imagined and went off without a hitch. The grounds were amazing and perfectly manicured. The planning team was on point. They stayed in the shadows all night and checked in when needed. I couldn't have asked for a better day...

Our wedding was nothing short of perfect! The grounds were so lush and green, and the flowers were all in bloom. Our Mansion Planner successfully wrangled our fun-loving bridal party and ensured that they knew exactly where they needed to be. We appreciated her ability to keep us on schedule but also allow us to enjoy the moment. Our Mansion DJ kept the dance floor packed all night! He seamlessly incorporated all our off-the-wall requests with songs that were sure to keep the crowd engaged. We loved the venue and would highly recommend it to future couples!

Guests cannot stop raving about how beautiful the grounds were and how much fun they had. We wish we could do it all over again with Mankin Mansion!

The Mansion team and space are top notch. This venue is a hidden gem! Their Planners were so helpful throughout the process, very responsive, flexible, and very accommodating. Our guests could not stop raving about how awesome the venue was. With all the different architecture, pristine landscaping, and lighting/decor there is no shortage of wow factor here!

My husband and I got married at Historic Mankin Mansion this past April and it was hands down the best day of our lives. Everything was so wonderful with the help of the Mankin Mansion staff and our planner which was provided through the venue, Katie. We had several meetings with Katie before the big day and she did a great job of communicating with me when I had questions in a timely manner. She also did a great job communicating with my other vendors and confirming all of the details so I didn't have to worry about it. Because of the Mankin Mansion staff, I truly had nothing to worry about on my wedding day other then focusing on having the best day with friends, family, and of course my husband. Our whole wedding party and immediate family also stayed at the mansion the night of our wedding and I am so glad we made the decision to do so. All of the accommodations were fabulous and I have heard so many positive comments from our wedding party. We also had breakfast at the mansion the next morning and it was delicious and a great way to end our experience. This is such a lovely venue with really great staff- I would not change a thing if I could do it all over again. Highly, highly recommended!

It was love at first sight! The grounds are gorgeous with brick pathways and candlelit lanterns everywhere. From the wedding planners to the groundsmen, the staff is simply delightful! They made it out as if we were royalty. Thank you to all of the staff at Historic Mankin Mansion for making our wonderful day AMAZING!

I knew I had found the dream place for my wedding…we instantly felt comfortable and we knew the Mansion would be a perfect match. We loved everything about the planning of our wedding to our wedding day. What I appreciated the most was that the Mansion staff took care of everything for us and I never felt stressed or anxious about anything. Historic Mankin Mansion was truly the something different, the something elegant and the something fun we were looking for.

We never could have imagined our wedding day being as wonderful as it was. Every aspect of it was perfect. The opportunity to have all of our family and friends together to celebrate our special day at such a magical and charming setting was truly one of a kind. The service provided by the Historic Mankin Mansion Staff was impeccable. As we look back at our pictures and videos we are filled with joy and happiness. It was a day that we never wanted to end!

One of the things we loved most about Historic Mankin Mansion was how well the other companies worked in conjunction with the Mansion. Without the help of the Mansion staff we would’ve been lost. It may seem that any professional can make these things happen, but Historic Mankin Mansion really impressed us with their professionalism and how smooth everything ran. We got our fairytale wedding thanks to them!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you did to make our wedding day absolutely the best day of our lives…trying to describe how we feel just doesn’t seem like enough. Our wedding day was described as…breathtaking, first class, a fairytale, exquisite & perfect. From start to finish, our wedding day was just amazing. I am honored to say, I’m a Historic Mankin Mansion Bride!

We could envision our wedding the first time we visited Mankin Mansion. Dusk settling over the brick gazebo, the lanterns lighting the pathways with a soft glow …the scene was enchanting. The actual day was even better. As we were welcomed by the smiling face of our wedding planner, we knew we wouldn’t have to worry about a thing. The grounds themselves offered the perfect setting for an evening to celebrate the joining of two families. Grandparents sat near the gardens quietly telling their stories, young cousins put the life-sized chess board to use, and friends congregated around the gazebo where cocktails were being served. For weeks afterward, countless guests told us it was ‘the best wedding they’d ever been to’ … and we couldn’t agree more.

Our wedding was nothing short of perfection! The entire Mansion staff couldn’t have done a better job throughout our long journey, and our wedding day was no exception. We felt like they ‘had our back,’ in a sense, should something go wrong. With so many emotions and excitement going on, it was comforting to know they had everything under control. We as well as my parents would like to thank the Mansion staff for their tireless efforts, and for making our wedding such a magical and unforgettable experience. Today, I couldn’t be happier with the man I love, and I couldn’t be happier with my decision to marry him at Historic Mankin Mansion.

The grounds at Mankin Mansion were stunning. The Mankin crew was awesome in every respect, at every step along the way, from planning to perfect finish! We truly had a picture perfect wedding!

When our wedding day finally arrived and my bridesmaids and I drove up to the Mansion, it took my breath away. My vision was coming to life before my very eyes. The rest of the night was a beautiful, amazing blur. It truly was everything I could have asked for. I had people tell me things like ‘I felt like I was in a movie the whole night,’ ‘I’m not as excited about my wedding now because I don’t think it can live up to yours,’ and ‘That was the best night of my life.’ I knew that the staff at Mankin would make our wedding the most incredible day of our lives and they did. It couldn’t have been more perfect. I am forever grateful.

On our wedding day, we had a delicious breakfast with our bridal party, a relaxing massage, and then separated into different cottages to get ready for our wedding. Spending that time getting ready with my mother, sister, soon to be mother in law, and best friends is a memory I will always cherish. The night ended with sparklers and a song that sums up everything we both felt on our wedding day, ‘Today Was A Fairytale’.

Historic Mankin Mansion was an absolute dream. Not only is the venue gorgeous rain or shine but the time and effort that goes into helping plan your day was extremely helpful. I loved working with there team(especially Katie, our planner)! It was bit more expensive then we were planning but in the end totally worth it! Couldn’t recommend it more!!