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Annesdale was built in 1850 by Dr. Samuel Mansfield. It is one of the largest and oldest homes to grace the Memphis area. The mansion sits on over 7 acres of land located in the Annesdale Snowden Historic District. Robert Brinkley, who built the Peabody Hotel, bought the estate as a wedding present for his daughter, Annie Overton Brinkley, and her husband, Colonel Robert Bogardus Snowden and named the estate "Annesdale" in her honor. The Annesdale Mansion and its gardens were home to the Snowden family for more than 160 years, during which it served as a Civil War hospital for a brief period of time.
The Snowden Family had an estate sale in 2009, where they sold everything out of the home. In 2010, the current owner purchased Annesdale and preserved the 14-foot ceilings, Aubusson window treatments, and garden. Now the mansion serves as an event venue for weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal luncheons, corporate meetings, banquets, and so much more!
The mansion has 17,000 square feet that include the grand parlor, library, sun room, dining room, and full kitchen downstairs. After walking up the show-stopping spiral staircase, there is access to the bride's room, groom's den, and green room. There are 11 fireplaces in the mansion accented by crystal chandeliers, hand-painted ceilings, walnut paneling, and a marble entryway. There are five bathrooms available for your guests.
Once outside the mansion, the ceremony garden creates a beautiful romantic setting with shade and perfect lighting for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, or outdoor dinner events. There is a large limestone patio that doubles as a dance floor and outside entertaining area. In the midst of the side yard, there is a cobblestone path that leads to an intimate fountain area, great for photo opportunities.
Annesdale has so much to offer for all types of events, large or small. Whether you are planning a grand wedding ceremony and reception, or are looking for a space to host your corporate retreat, the team at Annesdale Mansion would be happy to host your event!