Welcome to Castle Farms, the Happiest Castle in America

Michigan Wedding Venue | Michigan Garden Tours | Photo Credit: Carrie Ferris Photography

Northern Michigan’s very own fairy tale castle! With cobblestone courtyards, soaring stone towers, and magnificent sweeping gardens, Castle Farms has earned a reputation as one of Michigan’s premiere historic attractions, as well as a celebrated wedding venue. Whether you’re on a travel adventure, or searching for the perfect site in which to exchange marriage vows, this French Renaissance style castle offers the perfect blend of old-world charm and modern-day elegance for visitors seeking family fun and bridal couples-to-be.

There is only one happiness in life … to love, and be loved. -George Sands, 1804-1876

Michigan Weddings | Castle Farms | Photo Credit: Emily Rae Photography

Open year round, Castle Farms welcomes wedding guests, as well as guests interested in self-guided and guided tours. Built in 1918, a tour of Castle Farms offers a fascinating glimpse into the property’s unique history. If the famous stones could talk, they would tell a story beginning with the original construction as a working dairy barn for prize-winning cattle, followed by years as a thriving artists’ Mecca, a rock’n roll concert venue, and finally the lush pastoral setting which is Castle Farms today.

Guests touring the Castle love strolling our beautiful gardens, playing a leisurely game of gigantic chess or croquet, and admiring the Castle’s Model Garden Railroad (one of the largest in the State of Michigan!). Wandering the property, it’s easy to lose yourself in marveling over the museum collections contained within the amazing stone buildings. Young and old alike delight in the celebration of beauty and nature that abound at Castle Farms.


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Castle Farms offers bridal couples year-round elegance and romance in an incredible setting befitting royalty. Where else can you find majestic courtyards, stately reception rooms, and world-class customer service? Couples seeking the perfect wedding site for their special day will discover a treasure of exceptional value at historic Castle Farms.

Completely renovated and restored since 2005, Castle Farms holds the distinction of being listed on both the National and State Historic Registries. With a calendar featuring festivals, corporate events, proms, parties, and more, Castle Farms offers family entertainment for everyone. Take a step back into time, and allow yourself the simple pleasure of being treated like royalty. For information on any of our events, please view our complete Event Calendar here.

For further area information click one of the sites below:
Charlevoix Chamber of Commerce for events and attractions
Charlevoix Visitor’s Bureau for lodging information

Castle Farms Festivals & Shows
View our complete Event Calendar here!

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