A Greystone Mansion wedding embodies elegance, enchantment and southern charm. Just three short blocks from Auburn, AL, the mansion dates back to 1894. A.L. Dillard, a merchant, built the home as part of the Scott Plantation. The house was the first in Auburn to have electricity and plumbing. Additionally, Dillard used his secret brick recipe for the home’s exterior. Interior rooms are bursting with history, as antiques and artifacts take the bride and groom back to the luxury of the late 19th century. However, extensive renovations to the mansion mix in modern luxuries and southern charm. There’s a lot to love about this venue. I welcome you to explore the perks of the Greystone Mansion and why brides and grooms love it in this post.
1. 19th century luxury
A Greystone Mansion wedding offers the luxury of the 19th century to brides and grooms. The venue’s interior offers beautiful wooden doors and columns. Rooms with hardwood floors and a grand piano await. Beautiful, antique chairs, tables, mirrors and even chests are present in the home, making brides and grooms feel like kings and queens. Large windows provide natural lighting – perfect for wedding photos. Guests can also walk into the historic conservatory, library, parlor and dining room. Private wedding suites are on the top floor. Simply walk up the grand staircase and prepare for your big day with your wedding party.
2. In-house catering – or bring your own caterer
You can choose to bring your own caterer to the mansion, or you can use the venue’s caterers to serve a world-class meal to your guests. The staff at the mansion exude southern hospitality, and they’re more than willing to work with your outside catering team to make the necessary arrangements for a problem-free wedding. Guests can enjoy their meals in front of a large, ornate fireplace with beautiful furniture and pictures above the mantel.
3. Picturesque at every corner
As a wedding photographer, I love a Greystone Mansion wedding. Natural lighting fills the interior, making it perfect for pictures. Pose on the grand staircase, walk onto the outdoor second-floor patio and wave to guests, or take pictures in the lush gardens. The idyllic scenery offers breathtaking photographs. Romantic courtyard pictures, vibrant photos in the lush garden and overhead string lights make every picture one to remember. Suffice to say, that if wedding photography is important to you on your wedding day, look no further than this wedding venue!
4. Capacity for 250+ guests
The Greystone Mansion has seating for 25 – 250+ guests. Expansive indoor and outdoor spaces provide seating for intimate and large wedding parties. Invite friends, family, coworkers and more with confidence that the mansion will accommodate your guest list. The venue provides an extensive list of items for couples to rent, including chairs, chair covers, tents, tables, tent accessories, photo booths and more. Chairs, linens, tables and the bridal suite are part of the starting fee.
5. Indoor and outdoor event space
This venue is great for hosting both your wedding and reception at the Greystone Mansion. The venue offers extensive use of the outdoor space, with tall tents (chandeliers included), ceremony areas, reception areas and indoor event space.
Couples can also work with staff to rent tents and equipment. If you plan to book an outdoor space, book a tent just in case it rains.
6. In-house bar
Top off your magical occasion with the in-house bar. Guests can enjoy fine wine, champagne and an array of other drinks as they toast to the happy couple. Couples can choose to serve a wide range of drinks at the bar, including:
Cash and open bar options are also available. Your wedding coordinator will discuss your bar options with you to find one that best fits your personal budget and needs.
Greystone Mansion offers the comfort and service brides and grooms want on their big day. The venue has all-inclusive packages you can choose from, along with clean-up options and access to their event planner.
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