Estate Wedding Venues

Estate weddings have an elegance and grandeur that is second to none. From beautiful backdrops for your photos, to indoor-outdoor plans that are beautiful as well as weatherproof… we are big fans. Browse our list of the best estate wedding venues in your area, and view photos of weddings at each to see how different couples made it their own. Then get in touch with your favorites.

Oheka Castle
Oheka Castle
Huntington, New York

OHEKA CASTLE A ROYAL ESTATE OF AFFAIRS Celebrating the Art of Entertaining since 1919 OHEKA CASTLE is the premier venue to host exquisite society weddings and gala celebrations, located on Long Island's famed Gold Coast between New York City…

Cedar Lakes Estate
Cedar Lakes Estate
Port Jervis, New York

At Cedar Lakes, we are committed to maintaining the highest quality of service, care, and personalization, which is why only host a select number of weddings each year. The estate offers both indoor and outdoor event venues with breathtaking views…

Beaulieu Garden
Beaulieu Garden
Saint Helena, California

Old World meets new at Beaulieu Garden, which expertly blends beauty, intimacy and tradition in a stunning, secluded and unforgettable setting. Your journey begins at the estate’s entrance where a half-mile drive meanders beneath a canopy of…

Lonesome Valley
Lonesome Valley
Sapphire, North Carolina

Share your day looking out over the largest granite cliff east of the Mississippi. Our acclaimed culinary staff led by Chef Adam Hayes will provide a custom culinary experience for you and your guests while the rustic elegance of the Jennings Barn…

Race + Religious
Race + Religious
New Orleans, Louisiana

Race + Religious is nestled in the heart of the Lower Garden district in the famed city of New Orleans. This three-building collective which has been transformed into one of the most sought-after event venues in the country has received…

Tappan Hill Mansion
Tappan Hill Mansion
Tarrytown, New York

Nestled on a hilltop overlooking the Hudson River, Tappan Hill Mansion is located on the former estate of Mark Twain in the scenic Hudson Valley. Combining a private mansion with the charm of a country setting, it is a tranquil oasis just 45…

Wheatleigh
Wheatleigh
Lenox, Massachusetts

In the tradition of the grand French country chateau, Wheatleigh combines exceptional personal service and extraordinary cuisine with the elegance and comfort of the 21st century. On 22 acres overlooking the Berkshire mountains and lake,…

Arlington Hall at Turtle Creek Park
Arlington Hall at Turtle Creek Park
Dallas, Texas

Arlington Hall opened its doors in 1939 and has been a preferred gathering place ever since. In fact, we’ve had generations of families celebrate their milestone events here. The Hall has been restored and expanded to host larger events.…

Glenmere Mansion
Glenmere Mansion
Chester, New York

Relais & Chateaux’s Glenmere Mansion is a luxury escape, ready to host the contemporary guest in modern comfort while offering an irresistible opportunity to turn back the pages of time to a more graceful, gracious way of living. The…

Middleton Place
Middleton Place
Charleston, South Carolina

Creating lasting memories for over 250 years, Middleton Place offers ceremony and reception sites, superior catering services and relaxing accommodations — all that will be remembered for years to come. Choose an intimate garden setting…

Bear Flag Farm
Bear Flag Farm
Winters, California

Enter the magic of Bear Flag Farm, an unspoiled oasis of stunning tranquility; a one-of-a-kind, award-winning setting that merges refined with rustic, sophisticated with simple, and offers a unique aesthetic—brilliantly reimagining itself…

Willowdale Estate
Willowdale Estate
Topsfield, Massachusetts

Willowdale Estate is a venue for weddings and events located in Topsfield, Massachusetts. Our location includes guidance from an award-winning team that provides the catering, equipment, and service for each event. The gracious fieldstone mansion…

The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
Lenox, Massachusetts

Exchange vows and mingle with loved ones against the backdrop of The Mount's colorful, award-winning formal gardens or the elegant interior of Edith Wharton's historic mansion. Spanning nearly 50 acres, the gracious, spectacular estate…

Barr Mansion
Barr Mansion
Austin, Texas

Before it was the go-to spot for epic events, Barr Mansion was home to William Braxton Barr, whose grandfather founded Sprinkle, the township Barr Mansion sits in today. The grounds were used to cultivate cotton and the mansion housed William and…

Harold Pratt House & Peterson Hall
Harold Pratt House & Peterson Hall
New York, New York

The Harold Pratt House was constructed in 1919 as one of New York’s grand Park Avenue mansions; an ideal location for weddings, celebrations, dinners or conferences.

Wadsworth Mansion
Wadsworth Mansion
Middletown, Connecticut

Framed by formal landscaping and 100 acres of wooded parklands, the historic Wadsworth Mansion is the quintessential country estate. Constructed at the turn of the century, its style is reflective of the guilded age when the art of entertaining…

Lord Thompson Manor
Lord Thompson Manor
Thompson, Connecticut

Located on 42 acres, we are a world class wedding facility and inn. Specializing in the "weekend wedding" concept, we provide rehearsal dinners, spa treatments, receptions, after parties, brunches and more as part of your unique and…

Legare Waring House
Legare Waring House
Charleston, South Carolina

Hold your wedding or special event among the shady, moss laden ancient avenue of oaks, crystal lagoons and year round brilliance of flowers that surround the Legare Waring House. Steeped in history, this beautiful property is located in the heart…

The William Aiken House
The William Aiken House
Charleston, South Carolina

Sweeping ballrooms, lush private grounds and open-air piazzas make this historic 1810 mansion one of Charleston's most sought-after venues for weddings and once-in-a-lifetime occasions. A seamless blend of 18th-century charm and modern…

NYIT De Seversky Mansion
NYIT De Seversky Mansion
Glen Head, New York

Weatherwood Homestead
Weatherwood Homestead
Columbia Falls, Montana

The Weatherwood Homestead consists of over 200 acres of lovingly preserved farmland and wooded grounds at the edge of the Columbia Mountain range in northwestern Montana. Two centuries-old wooden cabins, a grand rustic barn, and wandering forest…

Pleasantdale Chateau
Pleasantdale Chateau
West Orange, New Jersey

ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST ESTATES, EXCLUSIVELY YOURS Once through our iconic gatehouse entrance, your fairytale wedding begins. You are immediately immersed in a secluded, private and serene setting, hidden away from everyday life by acres…

Longue Vue House & Gardens
Longue Vue House & Gardens
New Orleans, Louisiana

Longue Vue no longer hosts weddings but is available for bridal showers, luncheons, and photography.

Shadowbrook
Shadowbrook
Shrewsbury, New Jersey

For over forty years, Shadowbrook has earned a reputation as the venue of choice for the most discerning of brides. Set on 20 secluded acres, Shadowbrook is New Jersey's most elegant Georgian Mansion for the wedding of your dreams. Every…

Brittland Manor
Brittland Manor
Chestertown, Maryland

Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson
Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson
Tarrytown, New York

Tucked away among Westchester, New York's tall, richly wooded bluffs, the historic Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson embodies 19th-century elegance and provides an enchanted setting for your storybook Hudson Valley wedding. From the moment…

Carondelet House
Carondelet House
Los Angeles, California

Constructed in 1928, this gorgeous property was built as an Italian Villa with an urban flair. With warm hardwood floors, expansive rooms, exposed brick walls, two exterior courtyards, high exposed beam ceilings and a beautiful fireplace, this is…

Caramoor
Caramoor
Katonah, New York

At Caramoor, all of the elements of successful events — an idyllic location; delicious, sustainable food; and attentive service — combine to conjure a magical atmosphere. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Caramoor is…

Dover Hall
Dover Hall
Manakin-Sabot, Virgina

Dover Hall, a private estate located in the rolling hills of Manakin-Sabot, Virginia, is the perfect space for your elegant and luxurious wedding ceremony and reception. This English Tudor estate and its grounds are more than just a stunning…

Château De Robernier
Château De Robernier
Montfort-sur-Argens, France

Chateau Robernier is an exceptional wedding venue, a hidden gem nestled in the Provence vineyards and close to the glorious French Riviera. ChateauRobernier truly is a fairy tale chateau. Its long alley of palm trees, impressive towers appearing…

Estate Wedding Venues: 

Everything You Need to Know

Estate wedding venues are a beloved option for couples seeking a level of polish and privacy on their wedding day. Whether you’re seeking historic wedding venues or have been dreaming of fairytale mansion weddings, the right estate is out there, but sometimes finding it can be a bit tricky. With so many private homes for weddings available, selecting the right venue can seem overwhelming. Luckily, we’re here to help you learn more about event homes for weddings so selecting the private estate wedding destination of your dreams is a bit easier. 

If you’re considering an estate wedding, there are a few things you should keep in mind. For one, it’s helpful to get inspiration from past estate weddings in your area to get a feel for which mansion wedding venue suits your aesthetic best. That’s where our library of wedding galleries comes into the picture. You can check out historic wedding venues and private homes for weddings all dressed up for other couples’ wedding days to have a better understanding of their vibe. You can even learn exactly which vendors they used to bring their private estate wedding to life.

What is an estate wedding venue? 

Estates are some of the grandest private wedding venues that exist. The term ‘estate wedding venue’ itself is typically used to refer to a mansion or historic building that was, at one point, a private residence. A mansion wedding venue is typically meticulously kept, which makes it an appealing option. And while some event homes for weddings do specialize in indoor or outdoor events, often these private wedding venues will offer the opportunity for both. This is because oftentimes e, private estate wedding venues are located outside of the city and will contain some surrounding grounds that can be used for part of your celebration. However, this is not a hard-and-fast rule—there are certainly plenty of historic wedding venues in cities that were once grand mansions and have now been converted to museums, embassies, or private clubs, all of which may be available to host your big day. 

An estate wedding is a popular choice for couples tying the knot for several reasons—and even celebrities have decided to say “I do” at estates, such as the Versace Mansion! Not only will a mansion wedding venue suit a variety of different themes and aesthetics, but an estate wedding also has appeal for its beauty. It is common to find regal decor, like great staircases, and chandeliers and ballrooms at mansion wedding venues, which create a refined, elegant atmosphere for your wedding with little-to-no effort. Many estates are historic wedding venues, so if you’re having a themed vintage wedding this could be an excellent option. Of course, that doesn’t mean that private estate wedding venues can’t be modern too, because they certainly can! It’s all about finding a mansion wedding venue that will appeal to your theme, fit in your price point, and of course, and have availability for your estate wedding on your selected date

Another reason mansion wedding venues have gained traction is that there are plenty of different types of event homes for weddings distributed throughout the country—and the world. Some estate wedding venues even look like castles! As a result, no matter what type of private wedding venues you’re seeking for estate weddings, you’ll be able to find it. 

Are estate weddings expensive? 

If you’re considering estate weddings but aren’t sure how they fit into your price range, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, it helps to understand the larger context that the average cost of a wedding in the US in 2020 was $20,300. Keeping this number in mind will provide a bit of context for typical private wedding venues' cost. Of course, remember that this is simply an average, and many weddings cost as high as $500,000 for an “ultra luxury wedding.”Estate wedding venues can fall into several categories: private clubs, historic or landmark buildings, museums, and private event spaces. The cost of hosting a wedding at these venues varies significantly and can range from $2,083 at a lower-tier event center to $23,823 for a higher-priced mansion wedding venue. Of course wherever you are having your estate wedding venue will play a huge role in the cost of your mansion wedding venue, because areas where the cost of living is higher also indicates higher wedding venue costs as well. 

Keep in mind that while event homes for weddings typically have chairs, tables, and other features for estate weddings, you may end up bringing g in your own if you’re not enthusiastic about the options they’re offering. This will of course mean an additional expense for any rental furniture and decor, not to mention the delivery fees if you rent products from several different vendors. 

One thing to keep in mind is that estate wedding venues sometimes have in-house catering services—or a pre-approved list of vendors for you to choose from—so there may be less flexibility around your wedding vendor costs than for other options.  

A venue typically accounts for about 45% of the overall wedding cost, so your private estate wedding venue will have one of the largest price tags you will see while wedding planning. Of course, working with a wedding planner to craft the private estate wedding of your dreams is extremely helpful, as they have years of experience crafting dream mansion weddings while adhering to clients’ budgets. 

What decor will you need for your estate wedding venue? 

Once you’ve decided which estate wedding venues to consider for your big day (and, of course, confirmed that each of the private estate wedding venues are within your price range), it’s time to take a tour—and to begin to envision  what decor you might need. If you’re wondering how much decor is necessary at mansion wedding venues, the answer is that it depends. For instance, some estate wedding venues feature gorgeous, built-in features such as decorative wallpaper, fireplaces, chandeliers, ornate staircases, and wood paneling. The fact that your mansion wedding spot has these features already built-in means they will require less “dressing up” on your big day. Of course, you may want to bring some of your own decor for your private estate wedding to transform the space and truly make it your own—but what exactly depends on the look of the venue and aesthetic of your estate wedding. 

Typically private wedding venues will have furniture you can use for  your estate wedding, so you usually won’t have to source tables or seating for your reception and ceremony from an outside vendor. However, you should always confirm this upfront with your private estate wedding venue so there are no surprises later on in the planning process. You don’t want to suddenly find out that there are more guests than there are chairs! In some cases, couples aren’t fond of the furniture options that estate wedding venues offer, so they may choose to supplement with rental furniture for their mansion weddings. Just be sure that the event homes for weddings you’re considering permit this. 

Next, you’ll need to secure your estate wedding’s lighting. Because event homes for weddings were, well, homes, they’ll have lighting fixtures already, such as sconces or even chandeliers. However, you may need stronger lighting for photography—or maybe you’ve always dreamed of string lights, or like the juxtaposition of multicolored washes of light on the walls. If the vibe of your estate wedding day calls for different lighting, there are plenty of lighting rental companies who can provide it.

Next, you’ll want to think about your tablescape. This is an excellent opportunity to add personal touches and flair to your estate wedding venue and convey your wedding theme. Items such as linens, candles, floral arrangements, china and silverware,  all help give mansion weddings unique character.

Speaking of flowers, your blooms will significantly contribute to the theme of your wedding day, not to mention help event homes for weddings shine. Florals are an opportunity to add a pop of color and personality to your venue, so work with a wedding florist to curate flowers that will enhance your wedding aesthetic. 

Of course, all estate wedding venues have some form of personality, but if you’re seeking a mansion wedding venue that is more dialed down and demure, you can find it. In the case of a more minimal estate wedding venue that is more of a blank canvas—say an ultramodern property in the Hollywood Hills—couples can still add flair with larger installations, such as flower chandeliers. Of course, be sure to ask potential private estate wedding venues if installations are allowed! As a general rule of thumb, asking is always helpful—whether you’re inquiring about lighting or an installation, historic wedding venues may have rules about what’s suitable for your estate wedding to protect the property. 

If trying to make estate wedding decor cohesive sounds like a full-time job, that's because it is! The best way to guarantee that the decor at your mansion wedding venue will appear cohesive is to hire a wedding designer to help customize the design and successfully tie it all together. Whether you’re seeking a fairytale-esque estate wedding or a vintage gala, your wedding designer will be a major help. 

How do you start to plan an estate wedding? 

Now that you have a better understanding of what an estate wedding is, it’s time to source and secure the mansion wedding venue of your dreams. To begin, browse estate wedding venues in your area—or far-away locales, if you’re planning a destination wedding—on our site to get a feel for what you’re interested in. Once you’ve narrowed it down to a shortlist of favorites, you can directly get in touch with the venues and vendor teams behind your favorites to create your own dream day. And, of course, you can peruse pictures of past couples’ big days at a mansion wedding venue to see what the venue looks like adorned with flowers and decor for a wedding—and get inspiration for your own.