If you love nature or are just a fan of open spaces, choosing an outdoor venue for your upcoming wedding ceremony is a must. And if you’re planning a wedding in the Michigan area between the months of May and October, even better! From classic and elegant gardens to dramatic, rich stone backdrops, Castle Farms – one of Michigan’s premier historical attractions – has several beautiful Michigan outdoor venue options for your upcoming nuptials. After you say your “I do’s”, the ceremony transitions into an outdoor cocktail hour, and then moves indoors for the reception. Keep reading to learn more about the outdoor wedding venue options at Castle Farms!
Factors to Consider When Choosing to Have an Outdoor Wedding in Michigan
Before you book the Michigan outdoor wedding of your dreams, certain factors should be taken into consideration, specifically the time of year and the wedding size and style.
The Time of Year: If you choose to hold your ceremony at an outdoor wedding venue, the last thing you want is for your cocktail-attired guests to be sweating or shivering! To ensure you and your guests have the most picturesque and enjoyable experience, set the date at a time of year when the weather is most ideal. At Castle Farms, our outdoor wedding ceremonies are held between May and October and indoors between November and April.
The Wedding Size & Style: Once you’ve chosen the wedding date, it’s time to determine the wedding size and style. At Castle Farms, we offer a stunning environment for every style and size of wedding! Whether you’re going for a floral-focused event or a night with dramatic flair, we’ve got you covered! No matter what you choose, every option allows you to express your unique style.
Outdoor Wedding Venues at Castle Farms
Depending on your capacity requirements, budget, and time of day, we offer two gorgeous outdoor wedding venues for your upcoming ceremony:
Offering the longest ceremony walk at the Castle, the Knight’s Courtyard – filled with an abundance of fragrant, seasonal flowers and a large stone arch – makes for the perfect dramatic backdrop to your wedding ceremony. Reception options include the following:
- Knight’s Castle: Castle Farm’s premier room, the Knight’s Castle, features a cathedral ceiling, a large chandelier, and a draped tulle “ceiling” with lights over the magnificent dance floor. Capacity: Ideal 80 to 150 people.
- West Garden Room: Offering stylish wainscoting and gorgeous white chandeliers, the West Garden Room is pure elegance. Capacity: 70 to 180 people, maximum 230.
Featuring a beautiful brick walkway, stone walls, five graceful arches, and a grand circular fountain, the Queen’s Courtyard is a stunning Michigan outdoor wedding venue! Reception options include the following:
- King’s Great Hall: This majestic setting features candelabra chandeliers, original stone walls, fourteen-foot-high cathedral windows, and spacious balconies located at each end of the hall. Capacity: Ideal for 100 to 230 people, maximum 300.
- East Garden Room: This beautiful room is lined with French doors and features an enclosed patio with a separate bar area. Capacity: Ideal for 120 to 250 people, maximum 350.
Interested in learning more about the beautiful Michigan outdoor wedding venues at Castle Farms? Our Venue Coordinators are happy to help! Please contact us today to schedule a virtual tour or in-person appointment.