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Happy Holidays from the Mansion

December 23rd, 2011

Today, we wanted to take a moment to share good tidings with our friends and colleagues.  2011 has been an amazing year filled with great B&B guests and fabulous weddings, and we just can’t wait to see what the new year has in store for us. Wishing you and yours a holiday filled with peace and wonderment.

Happy Holidays,
~Paula and Martin Ramirez

Paula and Martin Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion, a wedding resort and bed and breakfast just minutes from Downtown Richmond. They enjoy new restaurant finds, Virginia wines and discovering fun events and activities throughout the area for their guests.

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Celebrating the Victorian Holidays at Maymont

December 1st, 2011

The always lovely Maymont is decked out for the Holiday Season and is inviting everyone to enjoy in the festivities.

The Victorian Holidays program has a wide variety of activities that incorporate the elegance of the 1900’s with gorgeous décor and events. The Mansion Holiday Tours are on Tuesdays- Sundays until January 6 for $5 a person. With the mansion decked to the nines with opulent decorations that will make you will just gawk over and fun and games for the children to play it’s a happy holiday for everyone in the family. The Deck The Halls Workshop is a new addition this year that will take place Saturday, December 3, at 9am and 12pm for $40 a person. You will learn special techniques to making wreaths, mantle adornment and door décor for you to take and deck your halls.

An Old-Fashioned Christmas will take place Sunday, December 4, at 12pm on the beautiful Carriage House Lawn for a bona fide Victorian party. Ladies and gents will be dressed the part greeting the guests to the party. Gifts and games of 1893 are available for purchase Belowstairs. Festive music will float through the air along with the scent of delicious food and drink. With a roaring fire and carriage rides, it couldn’t be more picture perfect. Santa Clause will make a stop by the mansion at 2pm in the afternoon to share in the jolly spirit. We hope you and yours are having a wonderful holiday season, and that you partake in the Maymont merriment.

For More Information: http://www.maymont.org/Page.aspx?pid=324

See you soon,
~Paula and Martin Ramirez

Paula and Martin Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion, a wedding resort and bed and breakfast just minutes from Downtown Richmond. They enjoy new restaurant finds, Virginia wines and discovering fun events and activities throughout the area for their guests.

 

Photo Credit: http://thriftyrichmond.blogspot.com

 

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Giving Thanks

November 23rd, 2011

It’s easy to sometimes forget to stop and take a quiet moment in the midst of work and errands along with holiday shopping and general to do’s that tend to pop up this time of year. But today, we’d like to do just that and express our gratitude to our friends, family, colleagues and clients, for being a part of another wonderful year. We are grateful for each and every one of you.

Happy Thanksgiving!

See you soon,
~Paula and Martin Ramirez

Paula and Martin Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion, a wedding resort and bed and breakfast just minutes from Downtown Richmond. They enjoy new restaurant finds, Virginia wines and discovering fun events and activities throughout the area for their guests.

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Richmond Weddings: Historic Mankin Mansion in the News!

June 22nd, 2011

The wedding season has been busy here at Historic Mankin Mansion and we’re taking a break for a moment to share some exciting news!

You may have already scooped us, but this past month, one of our lovely weddings (shot by the fantastic Don Mears Photography) was featured in the latest Richmond Bride Magazine!

You may remember the Stoneman/ONeale wedding from our Best of 2010 series this past January, and this fun post by Don Mears Photography.

This week, we were positively thrilled to find out that another Mansion/Don Mears effort was highlighted once again, with the unveiling of the cover for the latest Richmond Weddings Magazine!

The cover, shot by Don Mears Photography, is just one of the lovely images featured in the Magazine from Lindsay and Matthew’s wedding last year.

Ready to get your hands on the latest issue of Richmond Weddings Magazine? Then join us this Sunday at the Richmond Wedding Expo, at the Hilton Short Pump, starting at 12pm!

See you soon,
Paula & Martin Ramirez

Paula and Martin Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion, a wedding resort and bed and breakfast just minutes from Downtown Richmond. They enjoy new restaurant finds, Virginia wines and discovering fun events and activities throughout the area for their guests.

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Richmond Wedding Photo Shoot

May 6th, 2011

Recently, we had the pleasure of collaborating with some fabulous Richmond Wedding Professionals on a photo shoot for Tiffanys Bridal.  In fact, you may have read about it earlier this week on Bob’s Blog or Emily’s Blog.

The day was a bit colder and rainier than we would have liked, but the models (and pros!) were troopers! See below for a few of our favorites from what was a memorable day at the Mansion.

Special thanks to:

Bob Schnell Photography
LK Events & Design
Emily Hudspeth Hair and Make up
Tiffanys Bridal

Paula and Martin Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion, a wedding resort and bed and breakfast just minutes from Downtown Richmond. They enjoy new restaurant finds, Virginia wines and discovering fun events and activities throughout the area for their guests.

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The Secret is out!

April 28th, 2011

Well the secret is out! Style Weekly has officially announced the winners of its Best of Contest for 2011 and we are thrilled to announce that we  one of the ones honored for Best Hidden Gem.”

Years ago, when we first purchased the property, we never would have imagined how quickly we were welcomed into the Richmond community.  We’ve made so many great friends- from the wedding and hospitality industries as well as those travelers who have called the Mansion “home” for a get away.

This great news was simply icing on the cake- we are humbled and grateful for the community’s support, as always.

See you soon,
Paula & Martin Ramirez

Paula and Martin Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion, a wedding resort and bed and breakfast just minutes from Downtown Richmond. They enjoy new restaurant finds, Virginia wines and discovering fun events and activities throughout the area for their guests.

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Today’s the Last Day- Do you have the Best Wedding Story Ever?

March 22nd, 2011

We are a proud sponsor of Richmond Weddings Magazine’s Best Wedding Story Contest. If you haven’t done so already, today is your LAST day to enter!

From RichmondWeddings.com–

We have all left weddings with some stories to tell- We want to hear YOUR Best Wedding Story!

It can be the funniest, wackiest or most romantic wedding you have attended (it does not need to be your wedding).

Tell us your story. In 200 words or less, tell us about the wedding- the wonderful and the unusual. Tell us what made it fun, special, unique, classic.

Winner receives a prize package from ours sponsors work over $2,100!

We here at the Mansion were happy to supply  an Overnight Stay to the winner. The contest ends TODAY so don’t delay!

Click here for more information!

See you soon,
Paula & Martin Ramirez

Paula and Martin Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion, a wedding resort and bed and breakfast just minutes from Downtown Richmond. They enjoy new restaurant finds, Virginia wines and discovering fun events and activities throughout the area for their guests.

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For Japan with Love

March 17th, 2011

This Friday, we’re joining other wedding bloggers in a blogger day of silence to raise awareness for the relief efforts in Japan. Please visit For Japan with Love, which will give you a direct link to donate to Shelterbox, who have been on hand in Japan since last Saturday providing much needed supplies to those in need.

Every little bit counts and we’re happy to do our part to raise awareness. We do hope you’ll consider joining us in these efforts.

~Paula & Martin Ramirez

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We have a Winner!

December 19th, 2010

As the wedding season comes to a close, it’s time for us to buckle down and gear up for the 2011 brides. It was time for a fresh look, so we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to update our folder, which is distributed to all prospective Historic Mankin Mansion brides.

We are grateful that many of the great Richmond wedding photographers have shared some great shots with us over the last several years. As we finalize our new folder, however, we knew we needed a particularly special shot.

As you may remember, we launched our contest “Hit us with your Best Shot” recently and asked brides, grooms and wedding photographers to join in on the phone. We were hoping for that perfect shot- that showcases the magic of the Mansion at its very best.

After careful consideration of over 40 images, we had selected the below photography by Dale and Roshan Quarterman of Quarterman Photography, to serve as the main shot on the front cover of our new folder.  Congratulations!

Thanks to all of those who participated in our contest- we are grateful for your participation!

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Toys for Tots and Historic Mankin Mansion Partner!

November 22nd, 2010

We love the holidays here at the Mansion and it’s at this time of year that we are especially grateful and want to give back. With that being said, we’re pleased to announce a partnership that will allow us not only to help a great cause, but also assist others in doing the same.

This year, Historic Mankin Mansion, is teaming up with the national Toys for Tots program by serving as a toy donation drop off location.   Bring your new, unwrapped toy to the Mansion and help us spread a little holiday cheer!

Toys for Tots, a 63-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children during each holiday season.  The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributed by the Marines offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime.  It is such experiences that help children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community.  Last year the Marine Corps fulfilled the holiday hopes and dreams of 7.4 million less fortunate children.  Since 1947 over 195 million children have been assisted. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org.

We will be available for drop off Monday through Friday from 9-5pm during the days of November 29-December 10. Thank you in advance for your kind donation!

We’d also like to take a moment to thank those veterans who stayed with us as part of the B&Bs for Vets program on November 10. We had initially offered one room and then opened it up to three suites after we received hundreds of phone calls. We had two couples from the Air Force and one from the Army- from Maryland, Williamsburg and Richmond. Each enjoyed their respective stay as laughs abound and friendships were made.

See You Soon,
Paula & Martin Ramirez

Paula and Martin Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion, a wedding resort and bed and breakfast just minutes from Downtown Richmond. They enjoy new restaurant finds, Virginia wines and discovering fun events and activities throughout the area for their guests.

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