The Yusupov Palace is a unique 18th-20th century architectural ensemble and a cultural and heritage site of federal significance acclaimed as the "Encyclopedia" of St. Petersburg aristocratic interior
The history of the Palace and estate dates back to Peter the Great's epoch, the time of foundation of the Russian "Northern capital." It took almost two centuries to build the estate. Among those who contributed to the beautification of the Palace were eminent Russian and foreign architects Jean-Baptiste Vallin de la Mothe, Andrey Mikhailov II, Bernard de Simon, Ippolit Monighetti, Vasily Kenel, Aleksandr Stepanov, Andrey Vajtens, Andrey Beloborodov.
Five succeeding generations of the Yusupov princely dynasty owned the estate and the Palace from 1830 to 1919. Many glorious moments of Russian and St. Petersburg history are associated with the residence of the Yusupov family on the Moika River.
The Palace went down in Russian history as the place where Grigory Rasputin, a Siberian peasant, mystical spiritual mentor and friend of the family of Emperor Nicholas II was assassinated. The tragedy unfolded on the night of December 17, 1916 in the Living quarters of the young Prince Felix Yusupov. Today these rooms house a display of historic pictures and documents.
In 1925, the Palace of the Yusupov dynasty was handed over to the educational authorities. Even to the present day, the building of the Palace houses the Palace of Culture for Educators, which was converted into a versatile historical and cultural center offering educational programs, tours, exhibition and concert in the 1990s.
Today the Yusupov Palace is one of the few surviving aristocratic mansions of St. Petersburg featuring authentic State rooms, Art Gallery halls, a miniature Home Theater and the Yusupovs family luxurious Living quarters that radiate warmth and charm of their former owners even today. Lavishly decorated interiors preserved and restored through the painstaking effort of talented St. Petersburg restoration specialists welcome Russian and foreign aficionados of history, art, music and theater.
The most important day of your life can be an exceptional event if you spend it inin the «patrimonial nest» of the Yusupov family. The main advantage of organizing a wedding in Yusupov Palace is an opportunity to touch the past in the surviving interiors remembering solemn and official receptions, where the most famous people of the Northern Capital were shining. Other benefits of a wedding celebration at this Palace is the preparation of an exclusive program that corresponding to your wishes and which also have the possibility to supplement it with special events.
Wedding celebrations in the Yusupov Palace is an opportunity to unite in one place:
• Offsite registration in elegant interiors;
• Marriage service in the unique home church of the princes Yusupov;
• Romantic photo shoot in the main halls of the palace;
• Gala dinner in the palace halls, the court of honour or the modern space «Stable wing».
Wedding photo session
Yusupov Palace offers a unique opportunity for newlyweds to make wedding photo session in the interiors of the Palace, in the Konyushenny wing and in the manor park.
Outgoing solemn registration
Outgoing solemn registration in Yusupov Palace it is also an opportunity to surprise guests and touch with the historical past of the most famous family of St. Petersburg. The Palace offers a unique ability to hold a ceremony in the halls with historical interiors, where the newlyweds and guests will be able to feel the wonderful atmosphere that reigns here. The combination of the registration ceremony with the elements of excursion and music programs in magnificent interiors of the Yusupov Palace will create a festive atmosphere. In addition to the standard program, there are services on decoration of halls, on the preparation of exclusive theatrical programs in the Interior of the Home Theater or the exquisite dinner in one of the Palace interiors.
You can have no doubt that the solemn beginning of the joint life in the Yusupov Palace will be a memorable and happy event for you and your guests!