A special thanks to the Harwelden Mansion for hosting the photo shoot.
Just south of downtown Tulsa, Harwelden was built in 1923 as a four-story mansion for oil tycoon Earl Harwell. Although the mansion has undergone stunning renovations over its near century in existence, the integrity of the original design remains intact.
These renovations to the property – which, so far, total about $3.5 million – are expansive and took about a year to complete, says owner Teresa Knox. Changes include updating the heating and air units; removing offices and adding back in four bedrooms original to the mansion; re-purposing the basement to install a bridal suite, green room and groom’s suite; investing heavily in the grounds and gardens; and restoring the carriage house into two-bedroom suites.
The mansion serves as an event center and boutique hotel for weddings, parties, retreats and other functions. Guests can enjoy luxury bed linens, complimentary coffee, tea, wine and beers, a continental breakfast and a private butler and concierge upon request. The mansion also offers an afternoon tea on the first Tuesday of each month with a carefully curated menu and live music.
Tours are available. Visit harweldenmansion.com for information.