Friends of 

"I believe that a companionship such as chance had established between us could lead to one end [marriage], and I never lost hope in the good fates which watch over human life."

- A letter from Oakes to Blanche

Borderland’s grounds are popular for hosting weddings and other private events. These events require advance notice and a special-use permit, which is available from the park for a small fee. If you are interested in hosting an event at Borderland, please email the park’s supervisor, Ellenor Simmons at Please note, the interior of the Ames Mansion is not available for wedding events.

Weddings & Functions