The Pepin Mansion #Indiana #WeddingVenue #ThursdayDoors

One of my little baby cousins got married, and he invited me to the wedding. Well, not exactly.

They had to keep the guest list down on our side of the family, and we have cousins like picnics have aunts. He invited my mother to the wedding, because my cousin reasoned that, if he got the older generation together, they’d share stories and the young folks might learn something. But my mother doesn’t drive, so I got invited as chauffeur.

So I went, took pictures, and video-ed the wedding, and carried it back to Mom.

Naturally, I dodged around the other guests, snapping door photos. This was at the Pepin Mansion in New Albany, Indiana.

The Pepin Mansion

The mansion was built in 1851 by Victor Pepin from Louisville, Kentucky. It was a private residence for several owners, but now it’s a Bed & Breakfast and Event Location. Quite reasonable, too, I thought. AND you can rent their Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II for an additional fee. Visit the Pepin Mansion website for more info and better pictures than I could take.

Here’s a better shot of the door.

I knocked and rang, but the door was firmly locked. Somebody else came up; we conferred and decided to try another door, and found that the wedding was outside. Duh.

No pictures of the wedding, because I didn’t get releases from anybody, and you prolly don’t know those people, anyway, but I sure did!

I wandered around inside, snapping the pictures in the gallery. I had declined the invitation to the reception, because Mom had thought she might feel like going, and she can’t eat (she’ll be on a g-tube for ever and always). It looked good, though.

Great wedding! Click on any photo to start the slide show.

Thursday doors is brought to you courtesy of Norm Frampton. Visit his wonderful site, view his fabulous photographs, click on the blue froggy link at the bottom, and enter a world of doors from … well … all over the world.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write about a locked door.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “The Pepin Mansion #Indiana #WeddingVenue #ThursdayDoors

  1. Norm 2.0

    June 15, 2017 at 10:41am

    That is a lovely door and the inside of the mansion looks pretty fancy. It must be a nice place for an event like that 🙂

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      Marian Allen

      June 15, 2017 at 10:59am

      It was beautiful. The only problem is that these mansions were built with small rooms (probably easier to close and heat), so the party is broken up into little pieces. But if you can encourage the guests to circulate, as our clan tends to do, that’s all right.

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  2. joey

    June 15, 2017 at 12:37pm

    What a pretty place! I think I’m most partial to the cake and the telephone, but yes, great doors! 🙂

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      Marian Allen

      June 15, 2017 at 1:34pm

      I thought the cake was astounding looking! Bet it was delicious, but I couldn’t say. I liked the stairways. That curvy shit knocks me out.

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  3. Jean Reinhardt

    June 15, 2017 at 4:54pm

    Such a beautiful place, I love the old telephone.

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      Marian Allen

      June 16, 2017 at 8:14am

      Isn’t that a lovely instrument? It calls up a different world, doesn’t it?

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  4. Dan Antion

    June 15, 2017 at 5:53pm

    Good dedication to doordom. My fav is the piece of furniture (lowboy? hiboy? goodboy?)

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      Marian Allen

      June 16, 2017 at 8:16am

      “lowboy? hiboy? goodboy?” ~cackle of laughter~ I loved that, too. I wouldn’t want to dust it, though. Oh, let’s be honest — I wouldn’t dust it. Any time I ever did housework, the kids said, “Who’s coming to visit?”

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  5. Deborah

    June 16, 2017 at 9:49am

    I like the front door, and the chest, and old timey telephone! The cake looked good too.

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      Marian Allen

      June 16, 2017 at 10:05am

      As I said, I didn’t get to taste the cake, but I fantasize that it was blueberry cheesecake. 😀

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