Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Frederick Stegmaier Mansion, Wilkes Barre, PA

A recent Sunday afternoon adventure took us to The Frederick Stegmaier Mansion in Wilkes-Barre, PA. A two-hour journey north, it was a perfect day for a drive. This stately mansion is a Bed & Breakfast, a wedding venue, and a destination for special events. We were excited to be attending their sold-out Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea. We were originally on the 'wait-list' but fortunately for us, a large group dropped out!

Many guests dressed for the event in their most elegant attire. It was fun to turn the corner just as these lovely ladies were arriving. They were most happy to pose for a photo.

It truly is a step back in time as you enter the master foyer. The tea was scheduled to begin at 2:00, but the doors opened at 1:30 allowing some extra time to meander throughout the first floor of the mansion which is dripping with grandeur and opulence.

The ceiling in the Library
Lady Angelica 

The mansion seats 60 guests throughout the many rooms with seating in the dining room, the library, the ladies parlor, and the gentlemen's parlor. Each room more beautiful than the previous one.

Be sure to look up, down and all around as there was no detail overlooked by the interior designer.

An article about this event and additional photographs recently appeared in the local Times Leader publication.

If you are in the area, upcoming events held at the Frederick Stegmaier Mansion are announced on their Facebook page.

It was a girls day out, and we were eager and ready to enjoy the Downton Abbey themed tea in the Library. 


Marilyn Miller said...

Oh just beautiful! Angelica looked so cute in her hair piece. What fun to have the opportunity to attend this special tea time. Did you photograph the food? Ha! Always love seeing the food.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Rosemary, So glad that you enjoyed the Stegmaier!! It is a beauty, is it not??? A true masterpiece. Joe Matteo is now restoring another mansion down the street and that one will be a restaurant and banquet Center. It is the Mary Stegmaier mansion. If you ever come up this way again, please let me know!!