In historic Benicia, CA, Jefferson Street Mansion served as the enchanting backdrop for Amelia and Aymeric’s wedding. This boutique venue, inspired by the timeless elegance of Queen Victoria, exudes vintage charm and has earned the prestigious ‘Best of the Bay’ award, solidifying its status as one of the Bay Area’s top wedding destinations.
Our talented Sound Originals photographers were on hand to capture every moment of this unforgettable day. The festivities commenced as Amelia and Aymeric readied themselves, surrounded by their bridal parties. Then, they headed to St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church for their heartwarming ceremony.
Aymeric looked sharp in his black suit, while Amelia stunned in a mermaid gown by Flares Bridal, and professional hair and makeup by Chelsea and Nikki.
After the church ceremony, they left in style in a Porsche Carrera for the reception at Jefferson Street Mansion. At Jefferson Street Mansion, the couple created beautiful portraits against the backdrop of this exquisite venue. Guests enjoyed drinks, games, and signed the guest book upon arrival. The reception included dinner, toasts, and a memorable first dance as a married couple.
The reception began with Amelia and Aymeric’s entrance as husband and wife, followed by dinner and heartwarming toasts. iMobile DJs provided entertainment, ensuring everyone had a great time. Thanks to all the vendors who made the bridal couple’s day unforgettable. Floral arrangements were done by Valarie, and invitations and catering were provided by Wedgewood. A delicious dessert table by Always Yours Bakery with a macaron tower centerpiece added to the charm.
As the day came to a close, we extend our heartfelt wishes to Amelia and Aymeric for a beautiful journey ahead. Scroll below to relive this breathtaking wedding, a true testament to love and vintage elegance.
Jefferson Street Mansion Wedding Photos
Jefferson Street Mansion Wedding Price
Each wedding is a unique experience at Jefferson Street Mansion which caters to all tastes and budgets. For 2024, there are four wedding packages to choose from: “Build Your Own” starts at $78 per person, offering complete customization. The “Classic” package is $88 per person, and the “Premier” is $118 per person. For those who desire the utmost luxury, the “Elite” package at $143 per person promises the best of everything.
Ceremony rates, ranging from $595 to $1,495, include a choice of open-air or indoor locations. This includes coordination, rehearsal, setup, and breakdown. Venue rates, from $295 to $6,295, vary by the month and day of the week, ensuring that every couple can have their dream wedding at this historic mansion.
Jefferson Street Mansion Wedding Venues
In historic Benicia, California, the Jefferson Street Mansion reigns as the Bay Area’s quintessential wedding venue, graced with the esteemed ‘Best of the Bay’ award. Its allure stems from sprawling bay vistas, impeccable vintage aesthetics, lush gardens, and a wisteria-draped ceremony arbor – a photographer’s paradise. The mature garden, adorned with verdant foliage and fragrant wisteria, provides an intimate ceremony space. Under the starlit pavilion, aglow with market lights, couples dance beneath California’s night sky. The mansion house itself invites exploration, offering a plethora of photo opportunities, ensuring every moment is steeped in history and grandeur.
Jefferson Street Mansion History
Built in 1861, Jefferson Street Mansion, originally known as the Captain’s Quarters, graces Benicia, California, with its rich history. This meticulously restored three-story Arsenal building is surrounded by an acre of formal gardens and garden pavilions. It stands as the premier wedding venue for Bay Area couples seeking historical charm and sophistication.
After the US Military’s decommissioning of the Arsenal in the 1960s, the property transitioned into private hands, serving as commercial offices. In 1998, J. Reed Robbins rescued the estate from decay, envisioning its transformation into a splendid event location. The design seamlessly blends military history and classic French decor. It offers a captivating glimpse into the past while providing an elegant setting for couples to create their own history.
Since 1986, Wedgewood Weddings has been a trailblazer in wedding planning, offering couples a joyful and stress-free engagement. Couples can experience a hassle-free planning process that culminates in a spectacular wedding day. Their expert team handles the details without overwhelming stress or budget concerns. Handpicked venues and all-inclusive packages ensure an exceptional experience.
Their unique venues in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New England, and Texas offer diverse settings from historic mansions to sun-drenched beaches, charming gardens, and picturesque ranches. With over 10,000 5-star reviews and numerous awards, their reputation proves their expertise in special-event planning.
San Francisco Wedding Photographers
For over a decade, Sound Originals has been the epitome of Bay Area wedding photography. With a passion for perfection and a wealth of experience, we are your go-to choice for capturing the essence of your special day. Our commitment is to provide couples with a seamless and stress-free experience, allowing you to relax and truly enjoy every moment. From the iconic streets of San Francisco to the charming corners of the Bay Area and beyond, our expertise extends across Northern California. Let us be the storytellers of your wedding, crafting stunning photos and videos that you’ll forever cherish.
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