Local Spotlight: The Whittlesey House

The Whittlesey House

Celebrate something this summer just to have an excuse to host an event at The Whittlesey House, a new luxurious and historic home-turned-event-center in Albany.

The Whittlesey House

Established in 1908, The Whittlesey House has since been affectionately restored as a classic gathering space. Inspired by the home’s own history, tranquil Southern nights and a hint of French countryside, it’s an out-of-this-world “neighborhood gathering space.”

Weddings, receptions, birthdays, anniversaries, office parties and other milestones will reach epic proportions in this unique setting.

The renovated interior combines modern amenities with original touches such as the floors, windows and grand stairway, for example.

The Whittlesey House currently boasts three spacious and beautiful suites. Each suite has custom furnishings, a king bed, 72” smart TV and a private bath. Other rooms include the Parlor, a multi-use space, and the Salon, a comfortable space perfect for bridal party pampering!

More about the house

According to The Whittlesey’s own story, the home’s first lady, Theora Whittlesey, loved to host and entertain, so the mansion became a popular gathering spot in the 1920s. A highly educated and accomplished woman, Theora was active in local education and served as the secretary for Easter Seals.

Eventually, she worked for the Works Progress Administration in Dougherty. However, she still found the time to celebrate life—and even did community theater as a member of the Albany Little Theater!

Today, mother-daughter team, Debbie and Molly Mazur, own and operate Albany’s new event venue. Debbie, the mother, is also the owner of The Bread House & Granary next door.


Ready to host a soirée? The Whittlesey House might be the perfect place located at 312 West Tift Ave. Give them a call at 229-886-0096 to find out more about planning your next event.

You can also email them at [email protected] or connect with them on Facebook and Instagram.


Does all this talk of warm Southern hospitality and inviting spaces have you yearning for a new place of your own? Sounds like it’s a good time to come see your Summer Lane options! We have newly-renovated interiors too. Plus, a cozy gazebo, a pool and gated access.

Contact us today to find out more about our leasing specials. For more local spotlights and community news, keep reading our blogs!