7788 East Horn Road, Lake Leelanau, MI
Aurora Cellars Estate is a wedding reception venue in Lake Leelanau, MI. This boutique winery offers couples an intimate, secluded setting to enjoy their first steps into marriage. Their breathtaking outdoor areas, cozy indoor spaces, and expansive vineyard make for a visually-rich celebration. Co-owners and siblings, Sam and Taylor Simpson, are passionate about wine-making and farming, and enjoy sharing their creations with soon-to-be-weds and their guests. Their handcrafted varieties are made with grapes local to the Leelanau Peninsula, and aged in 100-percent French Oak barrels, to achieve a high-quality taste. Right alongside their vineyard rests multiple event spaces, for you to host your nuptial events with a breathtaking view. Up to 300 guests can be seated on the two acres of land in front of the farmhouse. Your altar’s backdrop will be the majestic willow tree on the lawn, with lush branches swaying along the wind as you exchange your vows. You and your wedding party will also be welcome to use the three-bedroom Victorian Farmhouse as a dressing suite or as overnight accommodation. For more intimate gatherings, the Terrace can host up to 80 people between the old-world styled tasting room and relaxing patio. An outdoor bonfire is present beside the tranquil onsite pond, for you and your entourage to enjoy a relaxing night under the stars. To add a touch of elegance to your big day, Aurora Cellars Estate offers a heated, high-peak tent for your outdoor celebrations. Inside features elegant chandeliers and bistro lighting to create a romantic aesthetic. Tables and chairs will be provided, and set-up in any formation you prefer. The team’s day-of-coordinator will be present, to ensure your special day goes according to plan, and exceeds your expectations. In addition, you will be free to choose from their wide selection of wines, including their specialties in Blaufränkisch, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot.