(Closed) Does your venue have history?

posted 8 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

We got married at the home of President Andrew Jackson.  The place definitely has history–and so does the man who built it.  Not all good either (Trail of Tears, for example).  He did, however, have an absolutely gorgeous home.

Post # 5
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We’re getting married at the State Game Lodge in Custer State Park in the Black Hills… It definitely has history.  President Coolidge and President Eisenhower used it as their summer retreats.  Teddy Roosevelt is said to have stopped through there while he was in South Dakota.  The Black Hills in general are riddled with history.  I just love our place. 


Post # 6
7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Mary Flinn Lawrence, a Pittsburgh philanthropist, created Hartwood with money she inherited from her father, William Flinn. In the 1920s, she and her husband John Lawrence asked architect Alfred Hopkins to borrow design elements from a manor house the Lawrences had seen in Broadway, Oxfordshire, England. The result was a stately 31-room slate-roofed stone house constructed around a great hall.

Mary transformed the grounds of her estate into an equestrian arts showcase, building riding trails that extend for miles, show rings, steeplechase layouts, and ivy-covered stables. The stalls of the stables are made of varnished oak.

The Allegheny Parks Commission bought 400 acres (1.6 km2) of land and riding trails from the Lawrences in 1969. Mary’s death on October 29, 1974 permitted her Hartwood estate to open to the general public.


Post # 7
1303 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Our church was the first catholic church in the area built for Slaves to worship at. 

Post # 8
4770 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999



Post # 9
995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Our’s was an old Woolen Mill that burned down a long time ago. I can’t remember the year and I’m too lazy to look it up 🙂


Post # 11
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I LOVE my venue because of history.  My venue was owned by a Greek Man in the 1800’s that was part of the Cotton trade.  I am too lazy to tell much more than that so if you really want to know here is the link to the history of my venue. http://www.benachihouse.com/history/

Post # 12
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

@Nola: I LOVE the look of the old New Orleans plantation houses!

Gorgeous venues, ladies. Mine has a bit of character too, it’s one of the older buildings in Sydney (which is a fairly modern city in comparison to others around the world) and it’s gorgeous: once a private residence, then a monastery, now.. a function centre? 😉


Post # 13
1270 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@caitmarae… AWESOME! it looks beautiful! Is a place like that prett pricey?

I guess you could say our venue has history… since ITS A HISTORY MUSEUM!!!! 🙂

Post # 14
1270 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@kelmac: OMG THAT PLACE IS TO DIE FOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post # 15
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Yep, our venue is on the college campus where Winston Churchill gave his “Iron Curtain” speech.  It also houses pieces of the Berlin Wall.  Very cool.

Here is a picture of the church.

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