The Z Mansion philosophy is simple: The Z Mansion family of wedding vendors welcomes you as part of our family. We are here to make your dreams come true.
For some brides and grooms, that means we joyfully take care of everything for them. All they have to do is relax and get ready to have a wonderful time. For other brides and grooms, we happily help them as they personally take charge of all of the details including bringing in their own catering. The choice is yours.
The Z Mansion is a very special place for very special families like yours. If you're looking for a location that is more romantic, more timeless, more relaxed and -- especially -- more fun, we invite you to come by for a free personal tour.
"Thank you for sharing your home and your hearts with us. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect setting." -- Barbara & Mike
While the history of The Z is filled with tales of vast wealth and Victorian riches, the Hill Family has made the cost to rent the mansion exceptionally affordable. In short, the cost to hold your wedding and reception at The Z Mansion is less than half the cost of far less attractive hotels and venues. In addition, a monthly payment plan can be arranged for those on a tight budget. (To learn more, click on PACKAGES to view our detailed pricing information.)
Speaking of budgets, the Z Mansion was built with an unlimited budget at the turn of the last century by Judge Charles Wright. At that time, Queen Victoria ruled England and Tucson millionaires celebrated their Victorian-era wealth by building extravagant homes along Church Avenue. No expense was spared.
When Judge Wright died in 1901, the Z was sold to the Zellweger family, millionaire cattle barons, who lived in it for 73 years. In 1974, the mansion was purchased by multi-millionaire Margaret Carmichael, co-owner of Secretariat, the Triple Crown winning racehorse. Her estate sold the Z in 1994 to the heir of the Pinkerton tobacco fortune, Jay Pinkerton Murray.
In 2002, it was purchased by bestselling author, columnist and entrepreneur Thomas Langdon Hill, his wife Emmeline, and their six children.
"Everyone at the reception told us that we picked the ideal spot for our reception. Thank you all for helping us have the perfect wedding day!" -- Stacy & Patrick
Festivals and Galas
We'd love for you to come by and experience The Z. Just stop by this Wednesday anytime between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. for our weekly Open House and Bridal Fair. In addition, we also host tours on many Saturdays from noon until 2:00 p.m.
Whether you stop by on Wednesday or Saturday, you will be given a private tour with plenty of time allocated to answer all of your questions. (We'll even show you the wine cellar and the secret maid's staircase!)
"Thank you for all your extremely helpful suggestions for our wedding. The Z Mansion is beautiful! We had a fabulous time, as did our guests, and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect setting." -- Heather & Chip