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"The mansion was a fantastic spot for my sister-in-laws bridal shower. The owner worked with us one on one to plan the party. Staff was very pleasant and did a great job with the set up and take down. Would highly recommend this venue...."

Tiffany

About Us

Event VenuesStep into the innocence and romance of an earlier time. This is the original home of James Taylor Lewis; 9th Governor of Wisconsin. Located in the city of Columbus; just 20 minutes from Madison. Now after 10 years of renovation the Governor Lewis Mansion is open for weddings, receptions, baby showers, tours, meetings and more. The property set on 1.7 acres and holds many secrets and stories; it is the perfect venue to begin yours. This Mansion and grounds will fit many different themes, Garden, Civil War, Victorian, Downton Abbey (Wisconsin Style), Gatsby, Shabby Chic. Make it part of your own private history, a place so unique your guests will be talking about your special day for years to come.

Whether it is spring, summer or fall you will be surrounded by magnolia and red bud trees, bridal veil and a renovated perennial garden with a flower covered arbor. Something is always in bloom. When you pass under the arbor you can follow the flagstone path to a beautiful rock garden, surrounding a pool and fountain. The circular drive of the mansion was designed for horse and carriage. Here you can create a time and place like no other. It is the perfect environment and venue for entertaining.

For smaller events, the inside of the Mansion is the perfect setting to wine and dine important clients or hold meetings in the Governor’s dining room.

The Governor Lewis Mansion is on the National and State Historic Registers.

The Mansion with its collections is one of the few remaining private homes in Wisconsin to retain most of its 19th century characteristics and furnishings. When you have your event at the Lewis mansion you become a part of the luxury, grandeur and status that it stands for.

  • The Governor Lewis Mansion is fully licensed and zoned for your peace of mind
  • Please email or call for event pricing other than weddings and receptions
  • Guided tours of the Mansion with its antiques, oriental carpets and unique architecture are now available. Please see our Tours page for additional information

Welcome to the Mansion

Step into the innocence and romance of an earlier time. This is the original home of James Taylor Lewis; 9th Governor of Wisconsin. Located in the city of Columbus; just 20 minutes from Madison. Now after 10 years of renovation the Governor Lewis Mansion is open for weddings, receptions, baby showers, tours, meetings and more. The property set on 1.7 acres and holds many secrets and stories; it is the perfect venue to begin yours. This Mansion and grounds will fit many different themes, Garden, Civil War, Victorian, Downton Abbey (Wisconsin Style), Gatsby, Shabby Chic. Make it part of your own private history, a place so unique your guests will be talking about your special day for years to come.

Whether it is spring, summer or fall you will be surrounded by magnolia and red bud trees, bridal veil and a renovated perennial garden with a flower covered arbor. Something is always in bloom. When you pass under the arbor you can follow the flagstone path to a beautiful rock garden, surrounding a pool and fountain. The circular drive of the mansion was designed for horse and carriage. Here you can create a time and place like no other. It is the perfect environment and venue for entertaining.

For smaller events, the inside of the Mansion is the perfect setting to wine and dine important clients or hold meetings in the Governor’s dining room.

The Governor Lewis Mansion is on the National and State Historic Registers.

The Mansion with its collections is one of the few remaining private homes in Wisconsin to retain most of its 19th century characteristics and furnishings. When you have your event at the Lewis mansion you become a part of the luxury, grandeur and status that it stands for.
  • The Governor Lewis Mansion is fully licensed and zoned for your peace of mind
  • Please email or call for event pricing other than weddings and receptions
  • Guided tours of the Mansion with its antiques, oriental carpets and unique architecture are now available. Please see our Tours page for additional information