Built in 1920 by Roger Q. and Nina Heard Astin, the Astin Mansion is a paragon of the grand 1920’s style. This architectural gem has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places in an effort to preserve and share this treasure with our community for years to come.
The Astin family was a prominent Bryan family who owned Rivermist, a cotton plantation. Roger Astin died at age 39, leaving Nina widowed with 2 small children, John Heard Astin, and Nina Bess Astin. Nina Heard Astin, who was well known for her generosity and community involvement, outlived both of her children leaving no heirs to the estate so she bequeathed it to this community in the form of the Nina Heard Astin and Nina Bess Astin charitable trust.
In 1998 the Astin Mansion was purchased as a Special Events Venue, and since that time has become one of the most well know Wedding Venues in Bryan/College Station. It has been voted “Best Wedding Venue” by The Knot Magazine, won countless floral awards, and received many recommendations from past brides, companies, and organizations.
Our mission is to provide impeccable service, quality products, cutting-edge design, and a relaxed environment. We also strive to give back to our community by assisting as many local non-profit organizations as often as we can.
In addition to the Astin Mansion's original Georgian-Revival architecture which includes stone columns, a grand staircase, original floors, mantels, crown moldings, and custom designed chandeliers and fixtures we also offer modern amenities. The Astin Mansion provides free wifi, for all clients and events. We also offer overnight accommodations in our beautiful suites which are meant to encourage guests to "unplug" and not only enjoy themselves but also their surroundings; for those who don't want to completely "unplug", each suite is furnished with televisions, wifi, mini fridge, microwaves, and coffee machines.
Conveniently located a short walk from downtown Bryan where you can find entertainment, shopping, and restaurants that appeal to all ages!