In need of a rustic/unique barn/farm/orchard in Michigan !!!

posted 6 years ago in Michigan – Tri-Cities and Northeast Michigan
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Hi! I’m getting married in September of next year as well, my Fiance and I looked all over for a barn that lets you stay later than 10 pm, and we found out that the reason they want you out that early is due to the noise ordinances is most counties. It kinda sucks, we have to leave our venue by 11 pm. 

 

There is also a barn in Allegan MI, called the silo, its a lot prettier in person than on the website. Sherman lake YMCA also has a beautiful barn but no alcohol is allowed :(. Another place, which may be too far, is the Dhaselleer events barn in Charlevoix which looks pretty on the outsite, but i’m not sure about the inside. We ended up not having a barn for our reception hall and opted for an outdoor location instead. 

 

Good luck finding your reception venue πŸ™‚

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Hello, I’m not too far from you! I looked and looked and LOOKED for months and months for a venue like you’re describing, and came up with nothing. πŸ™ It’s really quite sad that there is so much farm country in MI and yet no beautiful barns to host weddings in! WHAT THE HECK?!

One thing I ended up doing was finding privately owned farms that are still opened to the public (to buy things and what not) and emailed them telling them my idea. A couple sounded pretty open to the idea of opening up their property (and basically their home) to us..but in the end, it just seemed like it was so much work and stress to try to make it happen.

Best of luck! You still have time so hopefully you’ll be able to find something!! πŸ™‚

 

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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@HLEMBF2006:  

Hi, have you looked at the Lazy J Ranch in Milford, MI?  I am getting married there this June.  The website is lazyjranchmilford.com

They have 2 barns on site, one old and one newer so it gives you an option for what you are looking for. 

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@HLEMBF2006:  We decided to get married at Riverside Receptions in Centreville, MI. It’s pretty far south, almost to Indiana πŸ™‚

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m getting married at indian springs metropark in white lake… gorgeous for a rustic type venue and VERY unique! You should look it up

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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I was totally in the same boat as you last year.. we ended up not finding anything. Two barns that we checked out that you didn’t were Lazy J’s and Wolcott Orchard. We didn’t get a good vibe from either. The lady at Wolcott’s was kind of sketchy and skirted around a lot of my questions, plus the original pricing they quoted me on the phone changed once we toured (i.e. suddenly a charge per table and chair when there hadn’t been a few days prior). The guy at Lazy J’s was just kind of a tool. There are two barns in close proximity, so there is the possibility of having two weddings on the same night, which we weren’t comfortable with. In addition the larger barn has (ugly) plastic picnic tables and he acted like I was crazy when I asked if we could bring in other tables or something. I was dead set on a barn when I started wedding planning and it just didn’t work out :/ We had a pretty awesome reception at an event hall owned by a Catholic church (we’re not Catholic) in Fenton, MI, for a decent price, so I’d be happy to pass along the info if anyone wants. It looks like your basic hotel ballroom/banquet room, more or less.

By the way, I just started another thread– the hubs and I are talking about building a barn just for this purpose, since obviously the options in our area are limited. Feel free to weigh in with suggestions if you have them!

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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Hi there. I just booked my venue in Melvin, MI a barn called “good tymes” barn it is absolutely beautiful. The pictures online don’t do it justice, you have to visit, and it’s very inexpensive. 

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2013

If you go there please, tell them that Megan sent you lol we might both get a discount πŸ˜‰

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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Wollcotts orchard in Clio, I think they quoted us 1200-1400 for rental 

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@meggers22:  I’m just found this barn online. If you don’t mind, about how much did it cost? 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

It’s a lot more “commercial”, but you should look into Double J Ranch.  (http://www.doublejj.com/)

We did vacation there once as a family and it was a lot of fun.

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