There are some many locations inside the mansion and outside that sometimes it's hard for the photographer to decide on where to take the bride and groom for portraits. This couple allotted some time before the ceremony for pictures. Since it was a warm summer day. They opted to stay inside so that they looked fresh and nice for their ceremony. We end up using one of the hallways upstairs that had some nice window light for a location for their photos.
The Grand Island Mansion is the crown jewel of wedding venues in the California Delta located near the charming town of Walnut Grove. Honestly I think it’s one of the best wedding locations in all of the greater Sacramento area if you’re looking for a more of an elegant or formal wedding location. You can not beat this location when it comes to the wow factor of the grounds and everything on the property. The front pillars to the mansion are just massive and one of the many features of this wedding venue.
On your wedding day brides and grooms can get ready in some of the many rooms at the mansion. Most all wedding ceremonies take place on the front lawn. There are two locations, one on the far right side and one on the far left side of the mansion’s front lawn. If the weather doesn’t cooperate on your big day the wedding ceremony can be held indoor or in the back wedding reception tent. If you’re having a larger wedding your reception will take place in an eloquent reception tent behind the mansion. While smaller events have the option to have their dinner and dancing located inside the mansion. With the dinner taking place on the main floor and the dancing being held downstairs. This venue is that it can host ceremonies, receptions and events all year long unlike other locations in the great Sacramento area and Delta region.
My list of the top two reasons you should host your wedding festivities at Grand Island Mansion.
My number one reason is the venue grounds and the mansion itself. When you’re driving down the river road to the estate and finally catch a glimpse of it through the trees you think it doesn’t look that big or impressive. Once you get closer and cruise down the drive way and really see the mansion up close your jaw will hit the floor. No photograph taken of the estate does it justices and shows how it really looks in person. It’s just one of those locations that you have to see for yourself to understand the true beauty and size of this wedding venue. There is so much to see that your mind starts to race on where to start first. Just the front of the mansion and gardens there would be enough to make most couples asking to book their date immediately. This section is just a small part of the grounds. This venue has that wow factor and if that’s what you’re looking for I would highly recommend taking a site visit of this location.
The number two reason on why you should get married here are the ceremony site locations. On the grounds you’ll have three ceremony locations to pick from. If you’re having a bigger wedding then you’re limited to two locations. The smallest location on the estate will be the indoor reception area. This is also a plus since weddings can be held here year around unlike other wedding venues in the area. The other two ceremony sites are located on the front lawn. Both of them are stunning, well manicured and will leave you wondering what location to pick come wedding day.
Here’s a list of unique services that they offer for events.