As of now, I am in love with the Nixon Library and Gardens. I have a soft hold on August 1st for a Sunday wedding. Either then or wait until January. If the Muckity-muck mansion does't impress as much as Nixon in either grounds or pricing. I just might go full steam ahead and book it for August.
The place is stunning in a very manicured sense. The reception room is like something out of
Pemberly with an American flair: High ceilings, fabulous moulding, massive chandeliers. And the gardens are pretty but more manicured than I had hoped they would be. However, they are still beautiful and have the requisite rose garden and shade giving trees.
Pictures don't really give the full effect, but that's a good thing. I wouldn't want to entirely ruin the surprise for my guests.
So what do you all think?