This formal 1861 Civil War period mansion has been fully restored with Empire Style elegance. Located in the Historic Benicia Arsenal where the Generals Sherman and Grant once resided, it is available for overnight accomodations, a fine dining experience or to host a special event or wedding reception.
Where would one find the perfect setting for an elegant wedding day? What is the secret for attention to detail without the stress? What are the all critical components that cannot be left to chance?
To experience one of the most unique and exciting wedding venues in Northern California, take a tour of the Jefferson Street Mansion, the 1861 Formal Military Mansion which has been masterfully restored to its pre-Civil War grandeur. Here luxury knows no bounds. Rich velvet draperies, adorned with gold tassles hang from ceiling to floor; beautiful artwork generously framed in gold light up the walls; antiques and collectibles of distinction all serve to recreate the romance of the pre-civil war south.
The same elegance and style is displayed in the incredibly detailed wedding presentations. From the banquet table, which features huge ornate carved antique walnut center pieces, yards of swagged ivory brocades with gold tassels, richly detailed statuary with ivy topiaries, and elaborate silver trays for food presentation; every aspect of the service is a visual delight. The bride even has the privilege of dressing in a bedroom selected for the cover of Better Homes & Gardens Bedroom & Bath with the distinction of being one of the three best decorated rooms in the country and has been featured on four Home & Garden TV episodes.