When I say that Dan and I have toured every type of wedding venue imaginable, I wasn’t kidding! Which is why we found ourselves wandering around a colonial revival mansion on a beautiful Sunday in April. As your average vanilla couple, how did we find ourselves in an extravagant, historic estate?
Initially what attracted us to this mansion was its location. The mansion sat at the top of the hill, overlooking a beautiful river in our favorite coastal town, Mystic. For those who don’t know, we lived in Mystic together during our first year out of college, which is why we have such a connection with this nautical town. We had driven past this venue so often that naturally we were curious to see what it looked like inside. Finally, we had our opportunity!
As expected, the venue was elegant and classy with its grand entryway, ornate fireplace, and lavish furniture. Even their tent held chandeliers year-round! So why didn’t we book this place at first sight? Well to put it simply, it just wasn’t our style. We didn’t feel sophisticated enough nor could we picture ourselves exchanging vows here. The mansion reminded us of a watered-down version of Downton Abbey. Is that a fair comparison? We have never actually seen the show, but imagine it’s old-fashioned like this.
Even though it wasn’t our style, we had no regrets touring this place. Sometimes you just need to experience it in-person to know whether it’d be right (or in this case, wrong) for you!
Afterwards, we spent rest of our day hanging out in Mystic.
Would you have your wedding in a historic mansion?