Thank you for your interest in Historic Mankin Mansion for your wedding celebration! We have curated our Mankin Timeless Package to accommodate all couples. All you have to do is decide the date!
Depending on which date and time of year selected, the Mankin Timeless Package ranges from $16,000 to $20,000. Please find more details below of what is included in our package!
The Mankin Timeless Package Includes
- Exclusive use of Historic Mankin Mansion’s public areas and outdoor estate grounds during the selected rental period for preparation, ceremony, social/cocktail hour and reception
- 12 hours of rental time
- Spread of fruit and pastries for up to 20 people
- Five and a half hours of event time
- Private getting-ready rooms with refreshments and appetizers for the couple and their wedding party
- Reception in our climate-controlled Grand Pavilion Tent with a dance floor and custom-up lighting
- Selection of in-stock 3’ cocktail tables, 4’ and 5’ rounds, and 6’ and 8’ banquets
- White padded chairs for a Garden ceremony and gold chiavari chairs for a Gallery ceremony and Grand Pavilion Tent reception for up to 200 guests
- Set up and break down of tables, chairs, linens, Mansion décor and client-provided presentation-ready décor
- Guidance and expertise of our planning team, as well as rehearsal and day-of coordination
- Parking and grounds attendants to assist wedding guests
- Connection with nearby hotels for group rates and complimentary shuttle service
- A one-hour rehearsal prior to the wedding day
- Use of the Mansion’s public areas and estate grounds for portraits prior to the wedding day
- Extensive list of complimentary and upgraded accessories
- Chauffeured Luxury Car Entrance or Exit (exit is up to 20 miles from the mansion)
A detailed price packet is provided during a tour of the Mansion, including a list of all complimentary and upgraded accessories currently available.
Frequently Asked Questions (Details)
Q: How do we reserve our wedding date?
A: A signed agreement and 20% of the cost of the package selected, plus tax, are required to secure your date. We accept checks, cashier’s checks, cash, debit cards and credit cards (with 3.5% fee) for payments. The remaining balance due will be invoiced and payable in monthly installments with the full balance due 90 days prior to event date.
Q: Do you host only weekend weddings?
A: We host Friday, Saturday and Sunday weddings with only one wedding per day. All the inclusions of our Timeless Package are listed above.
Q: What areas are available for getting ready?
A: We have a gorgeous Summer Parlor that is fully equipped with outlets and high-low chairs that are perfect for hair and makeup styling. In addition, we have a Game Room that is full of fun activities including pool, foosball, darts and so much more! The getting ready areas include refreshments for the wedding party as well. Please read our “Weddings and Event Spaces” section for more details regarding the getting ready areas.
Q: How do we reserve our event date?
A: Events cannot be booked until we are within six months of the desired event date. A signed agreement and 50% of the cost of the package selected, plus tax, are required to secure your date. We accept checks, cashier’s checks, cash, debit cards and credit cards (with 3.5% fee) for payments. The remaining balance due will be invoiced and payable in monthly installments with the full balance due 90 days prior to event date. Please reach out to us for specific event pricing.
Q: Who is responsible for setting up and breaking down the event?
A: Our staff will set up and breakdown tables, chairs, linens, Mansion décor and client-provided presentation-ready décor. Our planners create customized layouts in their planning meetings with our couples as well as set up and décor sheets to make sure your event looks exactly how you want it to!
Q: Does the Mansion provide any décor to rent?
A: The Mansion provides a variety of complimentary (cake knives and servers, cake stands, table numbers, card boxes, etc) and upgraded accessories (lawn games, sparklers, linens, seating charts, furniture rentals, etc). There is no obligation to use any of these items, but we strongly recommend taking advantage of some of them so that you do not have to worry about it!
Q: What staff is included in our package?
A: In addition to our planner, we provide a lead assistant and grounds crew attendants. Grounds crew attendants help with parking, assisting guests, cleaning restrooms and moving any necessary items or furniture around the venue. Our team has the wedding covered in every way!
Q: How many guests can Historic Mankin Mansion accommodate?
A: We can accommodate up to 200 people for a seated dinner or buffet reception. The inclusion of a band, food stations, photo booths, general seating, and/or other vendors/décor items may reduce the space for guests and shift the dinner style to cocktail style to maximize spacing.
Q: Do you include catering or are we required to choose from a list of caterers? How about the DJ?
A: The Mansion offers a wide variety of tried and true Caterers on our Required Caterers list. We also offer a wide variety of tried and true DJs on our required DJ list. Both of these lists are presented to our couples on a private tour of the Mansion. While we also provide a list of wedding professionals that we recommend, any vendor other than the Caterers and DJs can be booked at the couples discretion.
Q: Does the Mansion charge a cake cutting or corking fee?
A: The Mansion does not charge cake cutting or corking fees.
Q: Are we allowed to supply our own alcohol?
A: Absolutely and we 100% recommend doing so! All we require is a client provided ABC License if you are supplying the alcohol. The majority of our couples provide their own alcohol, which ends up saving them thousands of dollars. Most of our caterers offer bar packages that include ice, bar equipment, mixers and bar fruit as well.
Q: When can we drop off our alcohol and décor to the venue?
A: The planning team will organize a time on the Tuesday or Wednesday before the event to drop off all client-provided presentation-ready décor and all alcohol into our climate controlled storage sheds. From there, the planning team will unload and set up all the décor and the caterer will unload and set up all the alcohol on the day of the event.
Q: Are we allowed to have sparklers for the grand exit?
A: The Mansion has a special allowance permit from the County of Henrico Fire Marshall which allows use of specific sparklers for events. They require that specific sparklers are acquired only through the Mansion as well as fire pits and Fireworks. You read that right, we have Fireworks available for rent! Trust us, it is an incredible way to exit a wedding!
Q: What is the weather policy for weddings?
A: Every attempt will be made to host the ceremony outdoors if desired or the ceremony may be held in our Gallery. Courtesy umbrellas are placed throughout the Estate as well. Any change in plans due to weather will go into effect three hours prior to the ceremony, but only as deemed necessary.