Janet and David Nelson always wanted to own a company together. And in 2018, they purchased the Manor House from Bill and Kathy Kinane. Excited to foster an environment for custom corporate and personal events, Janet and David – along with the dedicated staff – always seek ways to give back to the community.

Janet Dane Nelson, Owner

Janet studied construction management at Cincinnati State. She then worked in Sales and Marketing her entire career with State Farm Insurance, Nationwide and Halo Branded Solutions. Passionate about supporting the community, Janet is an active volunteer in the community with organizations such as The Nest Recovery Home. She’s also Past President and Future President of Mason Kiwanis Club and the co-chair of Mason Kiwanis annual Pancake Day for the past 10 years.

David Nelson, Owner

David graduated from Valparaiso University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and earned his MBA from DePaul University. He’s served as President or CEO of several companies including Finn Corporation, Armor and Dunline. David brings a strong background in finance and sales strategy to his work at The Manor House.

Together, David and Janet are active members of Crossroads Church in Mason and have 3 children. Kelsey, Operation Manager for Chewy Inc. in Indianapolis, is mom to Leilani. Alexis lives in Dallas. Trevor works for Manor House as a Facilities Manager.

Our Team

Kevin Lamb,
General Manager

Madison Benjamin,
Sales Manager



Allison Ritz,
Sales Manager



Allye Kneipp,
Sales Manager



Jacob Kummer,
Event Manager

Jason Pajari,
Event Manager

Trevor Dane,
Facilities Manager

Nick Bullock,
Executive Chef

Matt Danis,
Executive Chef

Manor House History

Cool Timeline

David and Janet Nelson purchase Manor House
The Carriage House, a detached building behind the gardens, opened
8 acres of Western Row golf course purchased
Remodeling and expansion begin, original house demolished
The Manor House opened
Bill and Kathy Kinane purchase property, build new structures
House built on Manor House grounds