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Signature Weddings, Stylish Events, and Memorable Celebrations
In the beginning, when the Cutrer Mansion was the Cutrer family home in the roaring 20s, they had weddings, receptions, cultural events, funerals and sympathy gatherings. Today, 100 years later, it is still being used for all of those special moments. This multi-purpose venue can be a unique space for your special event too. Come see us!
Events & Galas
In the roaring 20s, a young Blanche Cutrer enjoyed going to events and parties all over the Delta. This photo, given to us by her son, the Rev. John Cutrer Smith of New York, shows his mother Blanche dressed in attire for a costume ball held in Memphis. Newspaper clippings, photos and stories shared through oral history tell us that many events just like the one depicted above took place here at the Cutrer Mansion, then known as Belvoir.
Weddings & Receptions
In February of 1921, Mr. and Mrs. Cutrer's youngest daughter, Blanche, married a young Edward Smith here at the Cutrer Mansion, then known as Belvoir. A newspaper clipping from that time says that several hundred guests attended the wedding and the reception that followed. It also stated that the grounds around the home presented a fairy land appearance, lighted with hundreds of Japanese lanterns. It was most certainly a grand event.
Parties & Celebrations
We are not sure exactly when this photograph was taken of Elise Cutrer and her first husband, but they are definitely dressed for an important event. Whether it was a cultural event, a celebration of some kind or a sympathy gathering, the Cutrer Family set the standard for commemorating special occasions.