Founded in 1898 by an heiress to a Nevada silver fortune, the Rosecliff Mansion was modeled after France’s Grand Trianon at Versailles. Guests of this beautiful mansion can enjoy all sorts of amenities from formal French cuisine to picturesque gardens and sprawling lawns perfect for outdoor ceremonies.
A grand staircase is the centerpiece of this snow-white house with classic lines. This heart-shaped feature offers a fantastic backdrop for your wedding portrait as it shines against panoramic views of the ocean and landscaped gardens that are provided by floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides. When weather permits, an east wall opens up onto a canopied stone terrace.
How much does a wedding at the Rosecliff Mansion cost?
Booking the Rosecliff Mansion for a wedding will usually cost around $15,000 or a Saturday evening, during the peak wedding season. This cost will actually depend on factors like the day of the week and the time of the year. Booking the place for a different day of the week than a Sunday will dramatically reduce the rental fee, taking it to about $8,000. You will have to take into account that this price will include only the venue rental fee. You will usually spend anywhere from $140 to $160 per guest.
An article on Yahoo! claims that a wedding at this location can cost anywhere from $25,000 to as much as $85,000 depending on the food and beverage choices. One forum member on TheKnot stated that she was required to pay $25,000 for a Saturday night booking which included five hours of room rental fees in addition to expenses for services like clean-up and tables/chairs. She also received a team of 10 staff members to help her.
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The mansion offers many unique spaces for you to host an event. The Ballroom can accommodate up to 180 guests for dinner and dancing or the salon, which is adjacent, accommodates 90 people. A dining room also provides a dessert buffet option if needed.
A rooftop terrace is the perfect place for an unforgettable reception. This spectacular space features a roofed, outdoor area with views of the Atlantic Ocean so you can enjoy your cocktail in style during this once-in-a-lifetime event. A bridal dressing suite will be available if needed as well as catering options from one of their exclusive caterer list.
Any additional expenses to consider?
The pre-event preparation fees can be costly, ranging from event staff ($18.50~ per hour per staff member), to the table and chair rental ($8 to $10 each), a police officer costing you about $60 an hour (per officer) and different preparation fees amounting to about $2,800.
An important thing to remember is that this particular place will only host one wedding each day, so make sure you book it as soon as possible, to have it available on your special day.
Is there any way to spend less?
You may be able to save a lot of money on your wedding if you work with the venue’s coordinator. For example, they can recommend that you hold your ceremony in January or February so as not to incur peak prices because caterers are busier during certain months.
You’re also likely to spend less on food for weddings held after 7 pm since most catering companies charge less for later weddings. And take advantage of a lower rate when possible by choosing any day other than Friday or Saturday which typically aren’t discounted days at venues like this one.