Jefferson Street Mansion by Wedgewood Weddings 1063 Jefferson Street • Benicia • California 94510


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

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 magnificently arrayed dressing room, which boasts its own fireplace and chandelier.

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 and a ribbon of the bay in the distance. 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 Weddings consider it their personal mission to keep things running smoothly. Another plus: their 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 Jefferson Street Mansion by Wedgewood Weddings. Your event is sure to be a day you and your guests will never forget.

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PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $0–6,495/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of day
    • Year of event.

  • This fee represents your base price. Add your choice of customizable, all-inclusive package (below) for your cost estimate.

Ceremony Fee
  • $595–1,495/event
  • The ceremony fee varies depending on the year of your wedding date, and includes an outdoor or indoor ceremony space with setup, breakdown, and rehearsal coordination.

Package Prices
  • $75/person and up
  • Package prices vary depending on:
    • Day of week
  • Package pricing varies depending on the package chosen.

    • Packages are fully customizable, and include at least the meal, 5 hours of event time, all tables & chairs, table linens, wedding planning and day-of coordination, bartending & event staff, cake-cutting, insurance, and Wedgewood Weddings' exclusive Bliss Benefits™!
    • Additional upgrades are available—ask for your personalized package!
    • If you prefer, you may also bring in your own vendors (other than catering and alcohol).
Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 22%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 40 200
Cocktails, etc. Standing 100 200
Reception Seated 50 200
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 40.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: West Lawn and the East Tent hold 200 seated guests.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The East Patio accommodates 200 seated or standing guests. The mansion holds 50 seated or 100 standing.

MEETING CAPACITY: The mansion holds up to 40 guests seated theater-style.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


$ • $$



Supplemental catering may be allowed with approval.



Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible



Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Garden
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Mansion
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Private Estate

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Hills
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Mountains
  • Ocean / Bay
  • Panoramic

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: provided, or BYO supplemental catering, extra fee
Kitchen Facilities: use fee required
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: yes
Dressing Area: 2 available
Meeting Equipment: some provided, other CBA, extra fee
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: provided
View: panorama of SF Bay, Carquinez Strait, rolling hills
optional in-house wedding cake, florals, DJ, invitations, clergy on staff, complimentary event coordination


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house only
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required


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