As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a sucker for museums and historic houses. This past weekend, I had the opportunity to visit a historic house in my neighborhood that also happens to be a pretty amazing venue for weddings and special events.
The Oatlands Plantation dates back to the early 1800s. The mansion was built by George Carter. The mansion remained in the Carter family until it was sold to the Eustis family, who then passed it to the National Historic Trust. Now the mansion and grounds are a museum.
The grounds include a lovely garden – perfect for weddings and events. Most weddings are held in a tent on the lawn. The tent was still up from an event the night before.
Here are some photos from my visit:
And the gardens:
As we were leaving, they were setting up this lounge furniture under the tent – you know I love lounge furniture!
Unfortunately, I didn’t take any photos inside the mansion – what can I say, I’m a rule follower – but you can hold small events (no more than 50 people) in the mansion’s drawing room.
Space inside the Carriage House (which is also the gift shop) is available.