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The Willows

Historic Ashcombe Mansion

Seated on 22 lush acres of manicured and native gardens, The Willows at Ashcombe Mansion is the ideal location for your special event. Whether you are searching for a magazine-worthy setting for your dream wedding, or a unique and sophisticated backdrop for an upcoming corporate event or milestone celebration, our Wonderland of an event venue offers an atmosphere that is sure to charm and delight your guests.

Weddings

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To ease the stress of planning your Wonderland Wedding, here are the answers to our most commonly asked questions.

We do have an exclusive internationally-awarded, full-service catering provider for all events at our property.  We are currently cultivating a list of preferred vendors. At this time, you are welcome to hire any professionally licensed and insured vendor outside of our catering provider. We will gladly offer referrals upon request.

Yes, you are required to hire a planner or coordinator for your wedding at The Willows. We recommend you hire a planner within 30-60 days of booking the venue. Trust us, you will be happy you made this investment!  We are happy to provide referrals for you.

You will need to rent linens for any folding tables you use and that’s about it! We have fully furnished our indoor spaces and plan to continue adding more pieces through the season. You may find a linen provider, or we can arrange to rent linens for you. A full list of the equipment we use for events is available upon request.

Yes! Eventually, we plan to acquire a full liquor license but at this time you are required to use the services of our caterer or a fully licensed and insured bartending service. We can provide all mixers, glassware, garnishes and ice here at the venue. Your bartending service will provide a sample shopping list with suggestions on how much beer, wine and liquor to buy. This is a big money saver for you!

Not unless you want them specifically. Our entire indoor event space, mansion, and front portico is wired with Sonos speakers. We can play your favorite Spotify playlist, or you can create a custom one and share it with us! Your DJ is responsible for the tent and ceremony spaces.

No, you do not. Our built-in tent lighting includes an optional special color wash. You can choose from a variety of colors. If you want a custom lighting design with multiple colors and moving lights, then you may need special lighting.

Once you sign your proposal and agree to the terms, we will send an invoice based on the payment method of your choosing. Your initial deposit is $4800.00. Once that payment is received you will receive confirmation and booking will be finalized.

You can pay online via credit card (with a transaction fee of 3.25%) or ACH transfer which has no fee. Additionally, you may mail us a check. Please note: Processing times vary, please allow up to 3 weeks after mailing for your check to be cashed.

Social Events

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Birthday parties, anniversaries, graduations galore! Here are answers to our most commonly asked questions.

Our Corporate and Social events typically span a six hour time frame, with a three hour event window, two hours for vendor setup and one hour to cleanup and teardown. Additional time may be reserved on a case by case basis at the discretion of The Willows.

We have plenty of dedicated circuits for the DJ/band/entertainment as well as power available in outdoor spaces. Additionally, you may adjust all lighting in the tent, including the chandeliers. We typically have two settings-one for dinner and then a lower setting for dancing!

Once you sign your proposal and agree to the terms, we will send an invoice based on the payment method of your choosing. Your initial deposit is half of the total investment for the event. Once that payment is received you will receive confirmation and booking will be finalized.

You can pay online via credit card (with a transaction fee of 3.25%) or ACH transfer which has no fee. Additionally, you may mail us a check. Please note: Processing times vary, please allow up to 3 weeks after mailing for your check to be cashed.

Corporate Events

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Host your next fundraiser or corporate mixer at The Willows. For your convenience, here are a few of our commonly asked questions.

Our Corporate and Social events typically span a six hour time frame, with a three hour event window, two hours for vendor setup and one hour to cleanup and teardown. Additional time may be reserved on a case by case basis at the discretion of The Willows.

We have plenty of dedicated circuits for the DJ/band/entertainment as well as power available in outdoor spaces. Additionally, you may adjust all lighting in the tent, including the chandeliers. We typically have two settings-one for dinner and then a lower setting for dancing!

Once you sign your proposal and agree to the terms, we will send an invoice based on the payment method of your choosing. Your initial deposit is half of the total investment for the event. Once that payment is received you will receive confirmation and booking will be finalized.

You can pay online via credit card (with a transaction fee of 3.25%) or ACH transfer which has no fee. Additionally, you may mail us a check. Please note: Processing times vary, please allow up to 3 weeks after mailing for your check to be cashed.

Photoshoot

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There are countless locations for stunning photos on our property! Here are our most commonly asked questions regarding photography.

No, The Willows is privately owned. To reserve a time to come on property, please contact events@ashcombemansion.com.

Yes! Couples may reserve time by the hour for photoshoots on the grounds or in the mansion. Couples who book The Willows for their wedding receive a complimentary two hour photoshoot session!

Yes, we allow guests to reserve the mansion for boudoir shoots.

Yes, on a case by case basis we allow pets on the grounds. We do not allow pets inside the mansion in an effort to preserve her original finishes and fixtures.

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Are you looking to plan something different? Email: concierge@ashcombemansion.com