Ten Wedding Trends for 2022

Since Miss Margo Harwell’s wedding celebration in August 1942, the Harwelden Mansion has hosted numerous wedding events. Stylish and elegant, Miss Margo’s wedding was the toast of Tulsa society that summer. Harwelden Mansion has effortlessly adapted to changing wedding trends over the decades, hosting intimate, lavish, cultural, and even vintage wedding festivities.  In the last […]

In the Secret Places

Hidden Spaces Throughout the Historic Harwelden Mansion Curiosity is a basic human attribute, I think, right on the heels of creativity, and just ahead of adventure.  Every day I learn something new about Harwelden Mansion, its people, traditions, its essence.  It’s completely rational while sipping tea in the gardens, to reminisce about the Roaring 20s when Earl […]

Inspired Patrick Gordon “3 Iroquois Pear” Art Piece

Artist Patrick (P.S.) Gordon was born in Claremore, OK in 1953. He realized his passion for painting when he was a young boy when his mother, a locally recognized still-life painter, first introduced still life painting techniques to him. He continued on to study art and got his BFA from the University of Tulsa. Patrick’s […]

Mansion Procedures Amid Covid-19

THE HISTORIC HARWELDEN MANSION, TULSA OKLAHOMA BED AND BREAKFAST AND EVENT CENTER OPEN FOR BUSINESS HEALTH:  We will check the temperature of all who enter the mansion. We may ask about cough, fever and if you have been in close contact with anyone exhibiting these systems or has been quarantined.  No one with a fever […]

A Delightful Bed & Breakfast Experience

Upon arriving at the historic Harwelden Mansion in Tulsa, Oklahoma for your anniversary, birthday, or just a weekend get-away; you will enjoy luxurious yet comfortable accommodations while being cherished and appreciated by the staff. The Harwelden Mansion is big for a home size, but just right for travelers that desire a unique boutique hotel or […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Paula Matthews

Welcome to the second rendition of our Volunteer Spotlight segment. This month, you get to meet Paula Matthews, one of first event volunteers.   If you have attended one of our Afternoon Teas or other public events, you have probably met or visited with Paula.  She is always there to greet you with a warm smile and a […]

Your Dream Wedding in A Time of Uncertainty

Postpone, Re-Schedule or Elope? Here are some tips for tackling the stressful task of making a quick change to your wedding day during the Coronavirus outbreak. Contact Your Venue — First things first, review your venue contract find out about their policy on last-minute changes. During this unprecedented time, most locations will work with you […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Vicki Marino

We love our volunteers and appreciate the valuable role they play in the operations of the mansion.  We could not be more excited to introduce you to one of our very first volunteers, Vicki Marino.  If you have attended one of our Afternoon Teas or Historic Mansion Tours, you have probably met or visited with Vicki.  […]

TulsaPeople – Tea time at Harwelden

Tea time at Harwelden By Anne Brockman | Originally published by TulsaPeople Feb 27, 2020 Updated Feb 28, 2020 A pianist plays the theme to “Downton Abbey.” Fine china and white linens adorn tables while polite chatter fills the air. Some women wear fascinators. A few men are dashing in suits. It’s teatime at Harwelden Mansion. Beautiful […]

The Piano

February 2020 The Piano By Haley Ertl The historic Harwelden Mansion is home to a stunning piece of art, an antique piano. Upon further inspection, you will find out that this specific piano is not only a Wm. Knabe & Co piano, but also the original piano in the Harwell home from the mansion’s inception […]