The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Situated on a stunning nine-acre estate in Piru, California, just a short drive northwest of Hollywood, Newhall Mansion is one of the Los Angeles area’s most spectacular historic venues. Built in 1890, this exquisite Victoria-style mansion is available to host fabulous outdoor affairs of up to 300 guests and provides couples exclusive access to the entire expansive property to create their dream day.
The mansion’s impressive architecture, lush green lawns and exotic flora provide an array of scenic backdrops for outdoor nuptials and fantastic first-look photos. To-be-weds are given free reign over the property on the day of their event, allowing them to enjoy a delightful outdoor ceremony followed by cocktail hour and reception on the expansive courtyard. Enjoy an elegant evening of fine dancing and dancing accompanied by fresh breezes and twinkling starlight or set up a tent to create a romantic open-air ballroom outdoors.
Couples also have the option of utilizing some of the mansion’s immaculate indoor spaces for their event, including its elegant dining hall, grand library and cozy underground tavern. As Newhall Mansion is also a vacation property, to-be-weds can choose to rent out the home as a base for a full-scale wedding weekend, giving them full access to the home and its seven stylish bedrooms capable of accommodating up to 20 people.
What You Should Know
Newhall Mansion provides to-be-weds the flexibility to choose their own caterer and other wedding professionals. As it does not require the use of any exclusive vendors, couples are free to design their day exactly as they wish. However, should you require assistance with finding your team of wedding experts, the venue provides a list of trusted vendors for most necessary services, including floral arrangements, music and entertainment, photography and videography, hair and makeup, wedding cake, lodging, transportation and officiants.
Recommendations are also available for special services such as carriage rides, ice sculptures and photo booths. All of the professionals of the trusted vendor list have experience catering to events held at the mansion and have shown themselves capable of meeting or exceeding expectations.
Newhall Mansion provides a truly romantic, luxurious setting for wedding weekends, where the couple and up to 18 guests can spend their days relaxing within the grounds of this sophisticated, spectacular estate. The mansion’s seven Victorian bedrooms are decorated to resemble their original grand style, while being updated to include all of the modern amenities. To-be-weds and their guests staying on site enjoy all of the fabulous amenities and services of a beautiful boutique hotel, while also enjoying total privacy and exclusive access to the property for the duration of their stay.
From the Vendor
Breathtaking & Majestic, One-of-a-Kind Experience
Newhall Mansion’s Victorian opulence radiates vintage glamour. Transport to another age as you celebrate with your family and invited guests in privacy and allure. Serene ceremony sites enhance your big moment, while an expansive courtyard plays host to an enchanting reception as you dine and dance under the stars. Included in the venue fee is private reign over the grounds with event spaces that can accommodate up to 300 guests. Overnight accommodations for up to 20 guests create an unforgettable wedding weekend destination.
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Garden, Castle, Estate, Historic Venue, Tented
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Destination Weddings, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
Amazing experience through and through! Newhall Mansion was an absolute dream. The space is secluded, unique, and undeniably special. As soon as we saw it in person, we knew it was the one. My husband and I rented the mansion for the weekend, which I strongly recommend. We were able to host our Rehearsal Dinner, Rehearsal, and Wedding all at the mansion (so fun utilizing all the different parts of the venue!) as well as stay in the rooms with 20 of our best friends/bridal party. Adam is the Property Manager at Newhall Mansion and he was above and beyond amazing! From the very first interaction up until our departure from the mansion, Adam was incredibly helpful and communicative. He made our stay extra special. Adam lives on-site and was there when we arrived to help us all get checked in, but the rest of the weekend it felt completely as if it was our own home. I cannot praise his efforts enough. Thank you for everything, Adam! Some things to note: - The bridal suite IS as beautiful as everyone says - magical in every way! - You can bring in your own caterer/booze - Each room is different, and the beds are SUPER comfortable. 5 stars. - Gated - You are required to have a Day-Of Coordinator at this venue.. and you will thank yourself later for hiring one! Now having lived through it, it would have been impossible without one. We worked with Holly Orr at Paper Heart Events and she was INCREDIBLE - highly recommend. What I loved the most about Newhall Mansion is how customizable everything was. The space really allows for you to make the event all your own and be super creative, especially if you rent it for the whole weekend. Even though I don't want to share it with anyone because it feels like our special place... I do highly recommend this magical venue:)
How do I begin to describe the experience we had at the Newhall Mansion... My husband and I were married on September 10, 2016 and I can honestly say it was the best weekend of our lives. To start with, Newhall Mansion is a truly magical place. Sure, you can see how beautiful it is by the pictures online or even a tour, but experiencing it first hand is a totally different thing altogether. There is nothing greater than spending an entire weekend with all of the people you love the most on one of the most important days of your life, and Newhall Mansion gives you the ability to do just that by staying there in one of the 9 gorgeous bedrooms with your closest family, friends and bridal party. You can have your Rehearsal Dinner there Friday, wedding day Saturday and Farewell Brunch Sunday without ever leaving the property. It turns what for most people is a one day, 6 hour occasion into a full weekend of memories. In addition to that, the mansion itself and the property is stunning and a totally unique experience unlike any other. The entire top floor is comprised of the new, renovated Bridal Suite which is a total dream for any bride. Getting ready in the Bridal Suite with your girls is incomparable. To match this, the entire basement is comprised of the Tavern, or the Man Cave where all the groomsman can get ready and enjoy a beer with the groom. We turned this area into a small after-party complete with karaoke, which really made our wedding experience unique. Both spaces have amazing style and ambiance, as does the rest of the property, but these two spaces are truly incredible and separate Newhall Mansion from any other venue. The reception space is perfect for a night under the stars. The primary reason Newhall Mansion is so incredible, aside from the appeal of the venue and its amenities, is the General Manager Adam Brooks. Adam is the reason the Newhall Mansion is so magical. He makes the entire process of planning your wedding much easier than it should be, and is extremely responsive, accommodating and personable. He just "gets it". He is not there to be the rule enforcer, or remind you of every detail in the contract. He is there to make sure you have the best experience of your life, and he is incredibly successful at achieving that goal. I left the mansion that weekend hoping to continue a friendship with him, he is just that kind of guy. Adam, we cannot thank you enough for our wedding experience at the Newhall Mansion and owe you in large part the best weekend of our lives!
Booked the mansion for my wedding and it was such a wonderful experience! We totally loved that we could book the mansion for the whole weekend, so we could have our family stay there (it sleeps 20) and we didn't have to rush and set up/clean up. The pictures don't do the place justice. Lots of beautiful and intricate details, but felt very cozy and comfortable. The general Manager, Adam was also a dream to work with. He was extremely helpful from beginning to end, answering all of our questions and directing us to some great vendors. I can't say enough good things about this place!
Honestly, I can't possibly say anything bad about this place. It's stunningly beautiful, unique, and has a fairy-tail like magic to it. Our wedding was held here on September 26, 2015 and it was more beautiful and more perfect that I could have ever hoped for. Everything turned out so wonderfully, and our guests loved the mansion and grounds (I have SO many pictures that family and friends sent me of the mansion!). It truely was a picture perfect day. As far as accomodations go, it can't get better. The beds are super comfortable, and having the enjoyment of my bridal party and their significant others stay with us for the weekend was something that can't be topped. It truely makes the whole experience so much greater having your closest friends and family with you to enjoy some down time between events. My friends were in amazement that they were able to stay here with us over the weekend. And if you think it can't get any better, then there's Adam, the General Manager. What an amazing man. He not only will go above and beyond to make sure everything is perfect for you and your guests, but he makes you feel like you are working with one of your best friends; he genuinely cares about the guests and their experiences at the mansion. If we needed anything, Adam was right there to make sure it worked out. He worked seamlessly with our vendors to coordinate pick ups and drop offs, and when we had a little bit of a snafu with a local hotel for some of our guests, he went to bat for us and took control of the situation without me even knowing there was an issue. There's nothing better than good customer service; it can make or break your day...and Adam understands this 100%. The Newhall Mansion has everything a couple could look for in a wedding, beautiful grounds, gorgeous accomodations, hundreds of options for how/where to hold ceremonies, and a manager that can ease almost all your nerves and worries. I highly, highly reccommend this place to anyone looking to book a special occasion...I know we want to come back for an anniversay some day!!! :) Can't thank you enough!!!!!
Newhall Mansion WeddingReviewed on 4/29/2015 Maria A
The Newhall Mansion went above and beyond our expectations and was a huge hit with our guests, family, and us (the bride and groom). Our wedding was nothing more than magical, romantic, fun, and one of a kind. We LOVE and highly recommend this venue!!! Adam and Sam of the Newhall Mansion were excellent! They were extremely nice and easy going and were always on hand, promptly answering all of our questions and needs. On our initial meet they provided a full tour of the grounds and facilities along with historical information/facts. (WARNING: after the walk through be prepared to fall in love. Choosing any other venue will be a moot point.) Also, what I love is that Adam is constantly open to feedback and is continually improving the mansion and its grounds. From adding a beautiful chandelier in the gazebo to an array of beautiful rose bushes to the surrounding area. Even the bridal suite was made to the specifications of past brides and coordinators. The Grounds are gorgeous. Built in 1890 in the American Queen Anne Style, this house has antique details throughout! A very regal and sophisticated feel is uniformly present as soon as one enters the driveway. Wood paneling, stain glass windows, and breath taking views. Each room has one of a kind of features that you and your guests can have fun dsicovering. Features such as hidden doors, one of a kind bathrooms, a large family room complete with a crib and toddler bed, and a different theme for each space. The "man cave" alone sold the place. The entrance is reminiscent of the pirate of the carribean...lol (you have to see it to understand) and it opens up to a large open space that makes you feel like you are back in the 1920's speak easy era. Than just when the girls start to feel a tinge of jealousy the top floor is presented and a bridal suite so large and gorgeous it is literally breathtaking. Complete with a Dining area, a gorgeous living room, romantic bedroom, and best of all a boudoir for you and your girls to get ready in. My girls and I were able to relax and get ready with all the comforts of a luxury hotel. And the lighting! wow! I think it's impossible to have a bad photo here. And last but not least, the grounds is very private with ample parking for the guests which gave our wedding avery intimate feel. So yea, enough of my ramblings. This place has it all and is very highly recommended. And there is no doubt in our minds that we chose the most perfect place. And if it helps our positive experience is forever permanently implanted to the energy of this place. lol Bottom line, grab this place if you can. Last bit of advice...they do have an excellent list of suggested vendors.
A wedding Dream come true!Reviewed on 4/29/2015 Em O
If you are a hopeless romantic bride who dreams of a Fairy Tale wedding then this is the place for you! Adam who is the general Manager is so amazing and helpful, just call and have a tour at the mansion and it would be soooooo hard to say NO. The ambiance, the atmosphere, everything is perfect and it was worth every penny! You will not regret booking Newhall Mansion as your wedding venue!