VENUES WE LOVE // WADSWORTH MANSION

Since we opened our doors six + half years ago, we have heard our brides rave about the amazing venues they chose for their big day + the amazing vendors they have worked with, so we thought what’s better than streamlining the process for our future brides! Over the next few months we will be highlighting the venues we know both we + our brides have loved! From the opulent mansions to the intimate spaces.


Photography by VO Photography // ALSW Couple: Cara + Dan


For the first in this series we wanted to highlight the historic Wadsworth Mansion! Known for their timeless elegance + historic details, Wadsworth Mansion is the destination for brides + grooms alike! We had the privilege to sit down + chit chat with Jess (Director of Events), to get a behind the scenes look into what our brides can expect when choosing Wadsworth Mansion for their venue.


THE HISTORY BEHIND THE VENUE!

Built in 1900 for Coloney Clarence S. Wadsworth + his wife Katharine as a country summer residence. Wadsworth’s love of forestry + land conservation led him to hire the Olmsted Brothers, to oversee the design of their 500 acres, transforming the grounds into a working landscape. Years later to be sold from one owner to the next to just meet decay + vandalism, conservationist fought to repurpose + find a new uses of the estate for future public use. After many years of historic rehabilitation + modern amenities the venue we know + love came to life!


1934, THE CELEBRATION OF THE FIRST WEDDING WAS HELD AT THE WADSWORTH MANSION.


Q&A

WITH WADSWORTH
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What would you say is the best feature of your venue the most couples love?

“We are a historic Mansion that only hosts one wedding a day. Couples who get married at the Mansion are looking for an experience beyond your standard wedding venue and our space encourages that kind of creativity. We have a wonderful indoor/outdoor event space where ceremonies are outside on the vista, cocktails and formalities on the terrace, dining in our Beaux Arts style ballrooms, followed by guests heading back outside for dancing under the stars.”

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What should a couple expect when working with you?

“We love weddings at the Mansion and we are dedicated to providing each couple with a positive experience from start to finish.  We have a knowledgeable staff who is happy to assist with all the big and little decisions leading up to their wedding day!


HAVING A FORMAL SIT DOWN DINNER? NO PROBLEM, WADSWORTH CAN HOLD UP TO 200 GUESTS!


ALSW REAL WEDDING!


Cara + Dan // Pops of Royal Blues + golds to accent the neutral color palette of the structure.


GUESTS CAN STAY UNTIL 12:00AM ON FRIDAY + SATURDAY EVENINGS!


Photography by VO Photography // Gown: Pronovias // ALSW Couple: Cara + Dan


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WITH WADSWORTH
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What are some foods favorites your couples choose for their wedding day?

“We have a list of caterers our couples can choose from and each has their own specialties offered. We see many delicious dishes served at the Mansion!”

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Is there an inventory of décor (candle holders, lighting, vases etc.) that a couple can choose from? Or are they bringing in rentals?

The Mansion is a beautiful backdrop for a couples wedding day however many couples will choose to rent décor to enhance the experience. We do not have anything on site so couples can work with florists or rental companies to select décor that fits their vision.”


So many great spots around the grounds for intimate photos
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Photography by VO Photography


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WITH WADSWORTH
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What would you say is your “style”? ?

“We have a pretty versatile style at the Mansion – some couples host weddings with a more classic feel and some will go with a  boho vibe, and then we see everything in between!”

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What does your venue offer?

“We offer exclusive use of our Mansion for 9 hours. The tables and chairs, and an Event Supervisor to coordinate with vendors and oversee the day from start to finish.”


Photography by Eric Foley Photography


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WITH WADSWORTH
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What would you say was one of the most memorable moments your team has seen working a wedding?

“We had a bride surprise her groom with a helicopter entrance to the ceremony. That was pretty amazing!”

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What is the back up for outdoor spaces if the weather is unpleasant?

“They can move everything inside the house or they can rent a tent for the terrace and host their ceremony, cocktails, and dancing.”


Left: Joanna Fisher Photography // Center + Right: Provided by Wadsworth Mansion


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