Throwing a wedding, reception, or party in a mansion ensures ample space for every guest without having to consign second cousins to the attic or latecomers to the refrigerator. Make space for your special occasion with today’s Groupon to Van Noy Mansion. Choose from the following options:
- For $625, you get a weekday mansion rental (a $1,250 value).
- For $975, you get a Friday or Sunday rental (a $1,950 value).
- For $1,475, you get a Saturday rental (a $2,950 value).<p>
Seated on 2.5 acres of manicured land, Van Noy Mansion’s opulent halls and stone-wrought façades act as the backdrop to joyous celebrations. Guests mill about the spacious floors, lounging on the whitewashed porch and the balcony above it, or strolling across the pastoral landscaped grounds, plucking hors d’oeuvres from trays held in the teeth of tuxedoed deer. During winter months, November through February, there is a 220 person occupancy limit, but during summer months more guests are welcome to enjoy the facilities. Depictions of lush, forested fields coat the walls of the second floor’s main concourse, with wood-hewn handrails and towering columns encircling the open center that peers down upon first-floor guests. All rentals include 100 white folding seats and 10 round tables, acting as the perfect setting for wedding receptions, holiday parties, or marathon sessions of musical chairs. Though rental times are somewhat flexible, Friday rentals typically run from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday soirées run from 1:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., and Sunday celebrations run from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Van Noy Mansion
A circular driveway leads to the towering white columns that frame the entrance of Van Noy Mansion, built in the early 20th century for a wealthy railroad family. Two and a half acres of 100-year-old oak trees, manicured shrubs, and verdant landscape surround the estate, and guests are invited to take photos and explore the grounds. General manager James Michael summarizes the mansion's beauty by saying, "You have to see it to believe it. When people walk in for the first time, their jaws drop."
Original woodwork lines the mansion's interior, which is ornamented by stained-glass windows and a series of original murals portraying a courtship. A dramatic wooden rotunda with a second-level landing gives guests space to snap photos or drop buckets of molasses and feathers on late arrivals. Stepping out on the second-story balcony, guests can occasionally hear faint elephant trumpets from the neighboring zoo intermingled with real trumpets carried on the breeze from the nearby Starlight Theatre. The historic 5,000-square-foot mansion plays host to up to 1,000 guests for indoor and outdoor weddings receptions, holiday parties, and charitable events, with food services available from a list of preferred caterers.