Tucked away in the woods off West Mobile’s Newman Road, The Hermitage-Rippy Estate is a pleasant surprise in every way. The long gravel drive opens to a sprawling tree-lined lawn that frames this historic replica of Andrew Jackson’s Tennessee mansion. This combination of natural and man-made beauty sets this venue apart. Stepping onto this property is like stepping back in time.
The lake is simply beautiful. Mobile wedding venues have no shortage of stunning farmhouse backdrops, but this lake, complete with its central fountain, brings a cool, refreshing element of renewal to anyone's special day, something that you just can’t find everywhere.
Let’s talk about this foyer. From the moment those opulent double doors are opened, that grand piano proclaims the elegance and timelessness of this mansion. Add that to the gorgeous staircase that gently curves around the to-die-for crystal chandelier and you’ve got a stunning backdrop for receptions and bridal portraits alike.
TOP 3 REASONS I LOVE THIS VENUE
1. It is well stocked with Southern charm.
Nothing speaks of a southern welcome quite like a white rocker on a front porch, and this mansion has the mother of front porches. Two stories flanked by gorgeous white columns beckon wedding guests to come on over and sit a spell while taking in the pristinely manicured lawn with its towering oaks.
2. It offers a wide variety of ceremony backdrops.
Those oak trees are merely one of the breath-taking outdoor options for ceremony locations to choose from. Whether brides dream of a natural curtain of greenery to frame out their special day or the carved front steps of the mansion itself, there is no limit to the possibilities.
3. The family provides much of what you will need for the day.
In many ways, The Hermitage-Rippy is a one-stop shop. In addition to tables and up to 200 padded folding chairs, you also have access to ivory tablecloths, a dance floor, an arbor, lighting, and cake cutters. Brides are also offered 2 hours on the property for bridal portraits, an hour for the rehearsal, and up to 10 hours on the day itself.
The Hermitage-Rippy is a great local venue that loves to help make a bride’s wedding day dreams come true.