Benicia, California 94510
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Wedgewood Military Discount!:
Wedgewood Jefferson Street Mansion supports our troops! If you’re an active-duty member of any branch of the United States military, and you book a non-Saturday wedding date, you can take 10% off the cost of your entire Wedgewood wedding package! (Sorry, this great deal can’t be combined with other offers.)
Please contact the Wedgewood sales team for more info about these promotions: [email protected], 866/966-3009.
Why We Like This Place
Perched above the Carquinez Strait, the historic town of Benicia has a beautiful architectural legacy, perfectly embodied by the stunning Jefferson Street Mansion. Built in 1861, this classical Federal Italianate-style building has been meticulously renovated as a fabulous special event venue, which modern media has dubbed one of the “Most Romantic Spots in Northern California.”
The mansion’s initial impression of nostalgic grandeur is enhanced inside its magnificent double parlors, trimmed with custom gilt molding. Two marble fireplaces, 12-foot-high windows, crystal chandeliers and antique mirrors complete the effect. Upstairs, the bride and her attendants prepare in the air-conditioned and magnificently arrayed dressing room, which boasts its own fireplace and chandelier. Brides also love the white-and-gold dressing table and the antique armoire with a full-length mirror--the better to admire her wedding attire!
Though you and your guests are encouraged to wander through the mansion, the primary festivities take place outside. The Veranda works well for smaller events and ceremonies anytime of year. And it’s the perfect place for the bride to begin her grand entrance, descending the steps on her way to the West Lawn where a classical colonnaded wisteria arbor shades her waiting guests. Here, vows are exchanged beneath a 15-foot-high trellised arch flanked by two majestic palm trees. Receptions are held in the garden on the mansion’s opposite side among fountains, statues and flowerbeds, or in the elegant fabric-draped Grand Pavilions (each with elegant chandeliers). The buffet is set up in front of two exquisite antique back-bars.
No matter how lovely the surroundings, your event isn’t going to be much of a success without experienced staff working behind the scenes, and that’s exactly what you’ll get here. With over 30 years experience in planning memorable celebrations, Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Centers consider it their personal mission to keep things running smoothly. Another plus: Wedegewood’s fully customizable event packages, which provide so much more for less (as in, less money and less stress!). And with a later-than-usual event curfew, you can extend the party until midnight.
So if you’re seeking a venue with the romance of the past and the convenience of the present, take a trip to Benicia and Wedgewood Jefferson Street Mansion. Your event is sure to be a day you and your guests will never forget.
Learn more about Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Centers on their blog—wedding planning tips, too!
- Max. Seated Indoors: 40
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 275
- Max. Seated Indoors: 50
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 250
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 100
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 350
- Max. Seated: 40
CEREMONY CAPACITY: West Lawn holds 275 seated guests. The East Tent holds 275 seated guests.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The East Patio accommodates 250 seated or 350 standing. The mansion holds 50 seated or 100 standing.
MEETING CAPACITY: The mansion holds up to 40 guests seated theater-style.
Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.
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 $69/person. Tax, alcohol and a 21–22% service charge are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: provided, or BYO extra fee
Kitchen Facilities: use fee required
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: yes
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: some provided, other CBA, extra fee
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Telephone: house phone
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
View: panorama of SF Bay, Carquinez Strait, rolling hills
Other: full range of decorations and florals
Venue ViewsFountain/Water Feature
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: provided, or corkage $10/bottle
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required
Alternate Info: Jefferson St. Wedgwood