Blame it on hits like Regency-era-set Bridgerton and The Gilded Age (set in the era of the same name with a MET Gala theme to follow), but ultra-glamorous weddings are on the rise. These historic eras were all about extravagance, from sumptuous fabrics to over-the-top food. If you’ve
ever dreamed of having a fairytale wedding—these ultra-romantic eras fit the bill. But finding a venue to fulfill your vision can be more complicated. To glamorize a simple banquet hall would require a significant investment in rentals and decor, and other venues, like a farm or club, would muddle the theme. The solution? Mansions or estate venues.
Often impressively appointed and situated in picturesque locales, an estate or mansion acts as the perfect backdrop for black-tie weddings and receptions inspired by specific time periods. In many cases, booking your wedding at a historic location may benefit a non-profit or historical society (see individual websites for more information). Below, we’ve rounded up five estate and mansion venues to fulfill your wedding dreams. Find even more and search by location at Eventective.com.
Between Newport, RI, New York City, and points in Maine, Connecticut, and beyond, the Northeast is home to some of the most resplendent—and famous—estates in the country. One of these, Wave Hill, a cultural center and public garden located in Bronx, NY, is known as “one of the greatest living works of art” and offers both indoor and outdoor event spaces. As one of the first private estates to be developed into a public garden, Wave Hill’s mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education, and the arts.
Learn more about Wave Hill and book here.
Built in 1842 and boasting its own collection of antiques, the well-appointed Harper Fowkles House in Savannah, GA, is ideal for weddings, bridal photo shoots, celebrations, and parties. This classic Greek revival-style property includes a generously sized garden with its own caterer’s kitchen and restrooms, meaning your guests and vendors will be equally comfortable.
Learn more about the Harper Fowkles House and book here.
Built in 1925, the Paine Estate in Oshkosh, WI, features an art center and four acres of botanical gardens that honor the estate’s history and offer the perfect backdrop for weddings, photo shoots, and celebrations. Between the historic mansion, charming carriage house, and timeless conservatory, the Paine Estate offers an unforgettable location for your dream wedding.
Learn more about the Paine Estate and book here.
Completed in 1925, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, TX, offers a charming European-style backdrop for your wedding day. One of Dallas’s most beautiful wedding venues, this historic mansion is tucked away in the vibrant heart of Uptown Dallas. Originally a private residence, the meticulously restored interior honors the hotel’s heritage, and thoughtful modern amenities make it the premier destination among Dallas luxury hotels.
Learn more about Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and book here.
Built in 1929, the Mediterranean Italianate-style Maxwell House, located in Pasadena, CA, offers historic charm and makes a beautiful backdrop for weddings and parties. Featuring a soaring entry hall, decorated ceiling panels, and intimate spaces—including a courtyard and event hall—the Maxwell House offers an unforgettable space for your big day.
Learn more about the Maxwell House and book here.
Don’t see what you’re looking for on this list? Explore more mansion and estate venues by location, venue type, capacity, and more at Eventective.com.