About The Estate

Be Part Of Our History

The history of The Villa Franca is very special. Dating from 1859, and a landmark in the Mill Bridge community, Villa Franca was built for Dr. Francis Neely Luckey (1823-1878). Dr. Luckey enlisted as a surgeon during the Civil War. The home was sold to Reverend Brown in the 1890s. The Browns added the upper back addition. The home stayed in the Brown family up until it was moved in 1982. The Blacks bought the home in 1998 and restored it to its current condition to be their home. The Blacks had a vision for the property and as they restored and built they saw that the home was developing into something way too special not to share, so they decided to share the home as a Wedding Venue and Special Event Facility in 2004.

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Meet Ginger Black

Owner of The Villa Franca Estate

If you want to really know Ginger Black come take a look and walk the grounds of The Villa Franca Estate. Ginger and husband Dennis has poured themselves into The Villa Franca Estate since they bought it in 1998. Ginger does enjoy digging in the dirt and does have quite a green thumb. 
Ginger went from working in the mortgage industry for 17 years with home buyers to working with overwhelmed brides. Ginger and her staff will use their experience and dedication to make sure your wedding day turns into the day you envisioned.