Placerville Wedding Venue
643 Bee Street
Placerville, California 95667
This wonderful old Victorian mansion, formerly known as the Bee-Bennett House, can’t help but catch the eye of even the most modern bride. From its perch atop a knoll, it immediately captures your attention with its multi-gabled roof, wraparound porch and beautiful period details. Built in 1853 (by a business tycoon whose fortune was partly amassed from the Pony Express), it’s held court here ever since, mainly as a private residence. In 2002, it was restored and turned into a popular restaurant by current owners Nello and Danica Olivo, and today this outstanding example of “gold rush era” elegance continues to glitter in its latest incarnation—an utterly charming special event venue managed by Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Centers.
Getting married at the mansion is like being the heroine of a historic novel. The experience begins in the upstairs Bridal Room, decorated in rich red velvet. As you look out the window, you can watch your guests as they arrive. When you’re ready, step outside and descend the graceful dual staircase to one of two ceremony locations: Victoria Hall, a chapel-like space that’s especially romantic when lit with stately candelabras; and the glass-enclosed, light-filled Veranda, which overlooks a garden lawn and evokes a bygone era.
The Dining Room, with its comfortable couches and an adjoining bar, is ideal for serving cocktails or a selection of wines from the owners’ private Nello Olivo Vineyards. The Nello Olivo wine cellar and tasting room is actually housed in the mansion’s basement, and is another mingling spot, as well as a novel rehearsal dinner option. For a regal reception, the magnificent Empire Room sets the perfect tone of nostalgic glamour. Eight glass-and-brass Victorian-style chandeliers drop from the soaring, open-beamed cathedral ceiling, casting a warm glow over elegantly decked tables and a hardwood dance floor. Off to one side, there’s a draped stage for a band, DJ or sweetheart table. If you like, you can use the adjoining Veranda for a buffet setup or additional seating.
Of course, photo ops abound throughout the mansion, with gilded mirrors, arched windows and a curved staircase serving as memorable set pieces. The forested grounds are equally picturesque—favorite spots for posing include a lily pond shaded by a majestic Sequoia and on a carpet of grass with the mansion’s quaint façade as the backdrop. And whether it’s adding your own personal touches to the décor or creating your menu, the staff will do its best to help you realize your dream wedding. Wedgewood Sequoia Mansion offers all-inclusive packages that are customizable and affordable, ensuring that you’ll enjoy both great service and exceptional value.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Sequoia Mansion holds 250 seated guests indoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Sequoia Mansion accommodates 250 seated or standing guests indoors.
MEETING CAPACITY: The Sequoia Mansion seats up to 250.
25% of the estimated event total is required to reserve your date. The next 25% is due 120 days prior to the event and the balance is due 10 days prior. All payments are credited towards your final balance and are nonrefundable and nontransferable. All-inclusive, completely customizable wedding packages start at $43/person. Tax, alcohol and a 21–22% service charge are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: yes
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Areas: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: some provided
Parking: large lot, limited
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Other: event coordination, in—house wedding cake and florals, clergy on staff
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
Other: no rice, confetti or glitter; no open flames
Year-round, daily, 7am–midnight.
Alternate Info: Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center at Sacramento Gold Country Wedgewood at Sequoia Gold Country Wedgewood Gold Country/Sacram