Castle Farms is the most beautiful venue we could have possibly picked. The flower gardens are stunning and the ceremony location was just gorgeous. Our reception was in the Knight's Castle and it was beautiful. I will say there is a slight lac...
k of quality control (linens were sometimes dirty or super wrinkled) but the Castle Farms staff were more than willing to help us switch out linens and clean chairs off while we were setting up. We really couldn't have asked for a better venue.
Reviewed On 9/18/2023 by George M
Great job, and also great value as far as cost goes for similar venues in Michigan
Reviewed On 8/29/2023 by Abby B
Let me first off start by saying that in the end, I would do my wedding at the castle again. Looking back at the day itself I was filled with nothing but pure joy as I got to marry my husband in the venue of our dreams. It was everything I want...
ed - absolutely stunning location, perfect “destination” place, and I hardly had to decorate for it to feel perfect. Just what I wanted! The guests had nothing bad to say either and many have mentioned after the fact that it was definitely a top wedding they’ve been to.
I do, however, want to make it very clear that the venue space did not come without stress though, and I’m sad to say I felt definitely in the minority here as I’ve seen nothing but excellent reviews about the Castle. We booked this space two years in advance, and while most of that time was spent at ease due to my wedding planner, that would not have been the case without her.
Unfortunately, the castle advertises providing an event coordinator that is with you for the last two months of the wedding. When the two month mark hit, we honestly struggled getting into contact with ours. During this time, our event coordinator just.. ghosted us. We had requested a Google Meet chat so me, my planner, and her, could hash out details, which she had confirmed she’d be able to make, and then just never showed up. I sent a follow up email and didn’t hear for the entire week. We finally emailed the head of the castle to see if she was okay, which she then (finally) replied after that week and said she was back, but only then had she finally mentioned that our request to have a later rehearsal time was simply not possible. However, just as we were finishing our rehearsal, another group was coming in. We’d requested a later time and she said they didn’t do rehearsals that late. I am making an assumption but I feel that it was likely more the case of the coordinator not being on top of things.
From there, I just felt like another number. The Castle is known for hosting multiple parties, but even our wedding day we just felt shuffled around. Our coordinator came in to rehearsal not quite knowing most of our details, calling my husband and our crew by the wrong names, etc. Just not how you want to feel as a bride!
Lastly, we got an invoice a few weeks after the fact with our rentals. In the contract, it was stated that we’d be billed right before the wedding with those final rentals included, and my final bill i paid right before the wedding did list them! They just ended up not charging us that full amount and instead notified us later that we still hadn’t paid. Totally fine, as of course I knew what I rented and want to pay what I owe, was just confusing.
I guess what I’m getting at, is that all in all it was a great venue, but be prepared to feel like just another number as they pump out multiple weddings every weekend.
*****edited to add: the Castle followed up RIGHT away on this and took their time to get through the finer details of this review. I felt heard when I talked to Rebecca and it is very clear that they take feedback and are continually working on improving.
Reviewed On 6/19/2023 by Olivia S
Where to begin?! My husband and I had our dream wedding at Castle Farms. The venue is, of course, absolutely STUNNING, but behind the scenes is the amazing staff that makes everything run so smoothly. Every staff member that we encountered from...
the welcome center staff, the adorable owner that we saw gardening on a few visits, to our awesome venue coordinator, Brenda...we felt taken care of through the whole process. Planning a wedding is a huge undertaking and I was expecting to still have to be in "planning mode" on our wedding day, but truly all I had to do was show up and enjoy. Brenda and the rest of the amazing staff made sure everything went seamlessly so I could celebrate the day with family and friends. We are so thankful for the memories we made at this special venue!
Reviewed On 6/13/2023 by Laura V
Beautiful and historic venue. All of the staff were friendly and professional. Our coordinator, Ryan, was especially communicative and helpful.
In addition to being our wedding day venue, we also hosted our rehearsal dinner on site. I would hig...
hly recommend doing the same if you are able!
We received so many comments from our guests on our venue choice, and we're so glad we picked Castle Farms!
Reviewed On 3/31/2023 by Molly G
Truly a fairytale wedding! Everything about Castle Farms was a dream. The venue in July was breathtakingly stunning and accommodating and the staff (especially Bryan and Dale) was kind, organized, and helpful. There were no hiccups, even from p...
lanning from far away. The guests were super impressed. I HIGHLY recommend this venue. I wish I could get married here over and over again!
Reviewed On 1/03/2023 by Izzy S
STUNNING location. The venue really made us feel magical on our wedding day and all our guests raved about it. Brenda was our coordinator and she was so responsive and organized. The day went so well, I've been reliving it over and over!
ll say it's a fairly secluded location. Charlevoix was essentially a destination wedding for us since we don't live in Northern Michigan. This also makes other vendors a bit tricky to find, but Castle Farms provided us with a list of preferred vendors in the area so the whole planning process was made fairly easy! Highly recommend all around
Reviewed On 12/21/2022 by Mary V
What a beautiful location! Castle Farms was always willing to go above and beyond to help us plan the perfect wedding. I would highly recommend them. Reserve early as they book up really early.
Reviewed On 12/19/2022 by Danielle A
This venue is breathtaking anytime of the year, but I have to say that it is so much more amazing in the winter with the snow. Our wedding went off without a hitch. They had everything together and made it so easy for us to go through our big d...
ay without any issues.
Reviewed On 11/09/2022 by Jordan F
My fairytale wedding came true. Castle farms was everything I could dream of and more! Booking during the COVID shutdown and not in the area, the staff did a video tour for us so we could book our dream venue. The staff was always in touch and ...
responsive when we had questions. We couldn't have asked for better service during the rehearsal and day of the wedding. Bryan and his assistant always made sure we had everything we needed. They were like fairy godparents! Nothing went unchecked, every detail was handled efficiently and professionally. As a bride, they made the day incredibly easy.
Reviewed On 7/21/2022 by Shauna G
I was very happy with every aspect of this venue leading up to our wedding day. The communication was stellar, the venue is gorgeous and very well kept. On our wedding day, I was a little upset with the fact that I could NOT find my assigned co...
ordinator anywhere due to the fact she was in our ceremony space doing the thing that I asked to be done the day prior. I felt this could’ve been done either after our rehearsal the day before our wedding or the morning of, before my wedding party and vendors started arriving considering we couldn’t even get there until 2 hours after the coordinator arrived on site. I saw more of her assistant than I saw of her. I also hated how rushed everything felt because of 3 other weddings that were taking place. We had to share photo op spots and we weren’t told about any of this prior to booking with them. I actually found out this is the way things were done through another vendor. I do recommend them because at the end of the day my wedding was still beautiful and things ran smoothly for the most part.
Reviewed On 7/13/2022 by B V
Castle Farms is nothing short of amazing! Our guests were in awe of the picture perfect venue and we couldn't have had a better day celebrating our next chapter! The staff was great to deal with and were in constant communication with us during...
the planning process. It was a true fairytale wedding!
Reviewed On 1/14/2022 by Kayla S
I'm so glad I found Castle Farms for my winter wedding! We loved all the extra Christmas decorations around the castle, everything was beautiful! I was also impressed by how clean it was, and the gorgeous places to take pictures- even with snow...
! The coordinators were on top of it, I didn't even hear anything from our caterer because they were taken care of as soon as they got to the venue. They were flexible and professional, from the first email. Castle Farms was a few hours away from most of our family, but the venue and city impressed us and our guests staying overnight. Worth it!
Reviewed On 1/07/2022 by Cathy P
Castle Farms was absolutely beautiful and our day was perfect. Tyanna our day of coordinator was amazing, however the 2 girls she left in charge at the reception after she left were rude to my daughter and some guests and kept interrupting m...
y husband while he was trying to help with packing stuff up about the eine. They were pushy and rude, but Tyanna was awesome. I would definitely recommend Castle Farms to others.
Reviewed On 12/27/2021 by Lesley J
Castle Farms did an amazing job hosting our winter wedding and reception. We were so pleased with how smoothly everything went. Even with some unpredicted situations, our cordinators were able to work through and make everything wonderful for o...
ur special day. We 100% recommend Castle Farms to future couples for their special day!
Reviewed On 10/19/2021 by Gabriella D
Castle Farms is absolutely perfect!!! Our ceremony was in the Queen's Courtyard and our reception was in East Garden Room, we were completely pleased and in awe at Castle Farms!!!!! Tyanna did a fabulous job as our coordinator, she remembered a...
ll details, kept in close communication with my maid of honor and mom all day, leaving us stress-free! Our guests were in awe of Castle grounds and their service and hospitality!
Reviewed On 9/07/2021 by Lauren K
Castle Farms will forever be a huge part of my life. Not only is the venue just stunning, but the staff is amazing as well. They made sure everything I needed was there for me and they helped to make my day perfect. I had the best experience wi...
th them from the first meeting, to the tour, to the wine tasting, the coordination, and the day of was exceptional. I highly recommend!!!!
Reviewed On 8/25/2021 by Krista K
– The entire staff at Castle Farms ensured our day went perfectly and according to plan. Communication was always fast and efficient. Our Coordinator Olivia Pageau went above and beyond anything we could have expected of her role….She was so ...
sweet! We forgot a picture for our memory table- she printed and laminated it for us during the reception. She also opened the giftshop after it was closed because my son wanted to purchase us a gift. Details that seemed so small, meant the world to us <3 She did not miss one single detail. If you want a stress-free wedding day- I would 100% book with Castle Farms!
Reviewed On 7/05/2021 by Katherine D
Castle Farms is THE choice for a northern Michigan wedding venue. The ceremony/reception options are just down right gorgeous, all of our guests were blown away.
While planning, re-scheduling, re-planning a wedding due to a pandemic is an ext...
remely stressful and emotional situation, Castle Farms employees made it stress-free. From the beginning, every employee we met with/talked with/endlessly e-mailed back and forth with was extremely helpful, professional and you could tell truly cared and wanted what's best for their couples. Our day-of-coordinator was thorough, so great to work with and made everything smooth on the wedding day.
I would highly suggest choosing Castle Farms as your venue!
Reviewed On 6/08/2021 by L K
The setting outdoors was beautiful. The castle did an incredible job making sure guests were comfortable with providing heaters. Jenna was irreplaceable and such an asset. She went above and beyond and I do not know what I would have done witho...
ut her. She made everything run smoothly. Brittany was also very understanding and incredibly helpful with all the Covid changes that were thrown our way. The outdoor location could not be more perfect. Guests loved exploring the grounds. The pavilion and tent were decorated beautifully with lighting. It felt like a real fairytale.
Reviewed On 12/05/2020 by Krystal S
We had the most beautiful fairytale wedding at Castle Farms. It is a dream venue. Angela our venue coordinator was absolutely amazing to work with! Planning our wedding during Covid was difficult and stressful at times, but Castle Farms was ver...
y accommodating. Angela had some great suggestions when changing plans, she made sure our wedding day went smoothly, and helped us plan down to the small details. I would highly recommend Castle Farms to any couple, it is an absolutely beautiful venue in any season!
Reviewed On 12/04/2020 by Cassidy H
Things were difficult when planning a wedding during COVID but my wedding coordinator at the Castle, Dale, put us at ease throughout the entire planning experience. I would highly recommend planning your wedding at the Castle. Not only is it an...
amazingly gorgeous fairytale venue, but the staff was awesome and did their best to accommodate us throughout the journey with all of the changing regulations. Thank you Dale & Castle Farms for helping me have the most perfect wedding day!
Reviewed On 10/31/2020 by Adriana C
Angela was our venue coordinator and speaking as the bride, she was the help I wish I had throughout my whole planning journey. She was absolutely fantastic! Open in her communication. And quick in her responses. She made us both feel comfortab...
le even through all the changes we couldn't control. She had great suggestions and recommendations that we implemented at our wedding. We loved our wedding! And had the most amazing time - as did our guests who have told us many times.
Reviewed On 10/28/2020 by Kristen S
We had the most beautiful, amazing wedding at Castle Farms. The whole staff was so helpful and organized, from our very first visit to the castle, to our last guest leaving the reception. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Even wit...
h all of the insanity with COVID 19, Castle Farms worked with us to figure out solutions and to accommodate our ever-changing plans. We loved how careful the whole staff was to make sure that our wedding was safe and fun for everyone! To any couples who are considering Castle Farms for their wedding - DO IT! You will have the most experienced and helpful staff, and the most beautiful wedding. We were so happy with every step along the way.
Reviewed On 10/20/2020 by Julie G
Natalie and Rebecca did an amazing job helping to make our wedding day beyond perfect. They helped every step of the way and were basically “on call” to help answer any of my questions along the way. They were kind, and very attentive to our gu...
ests and I would HIGHLY recommend this venue for your special day.
Reviewed On 9/08/2020 by Danielle B
Excellent venue, so many options - very friendly staff. We were more than happy with how our wedding turned out at Castle Farms. The staff was incredibly easy to work with, our guest were ecstatic. The venue had so many fun features to it that ...
made our day memorable. Planning a wedding during COVID was quite stressful but Castle Farm made life easy.
Reviewed On 8/07/2020 by Deirdre B
The venue and grounds are breathtaking if you want an outdoor wedding. Angela Sauve was my venue coordinator and she was AMAZING; I recommend you request her.
The only thing I didn't love about the veue is how rushed everything felt because t...
hey give you a fairly limited time line for everything since they have so many weddings going on. But if you want a beautiful venue where you have help pulling every detail together; they will make it happen and make you feel totally special!
Reviewed On 5/21/2020 by Tori C
While we have not yet had our wedding at Castle Farms, we did participate in a virtual wine tasting to select our wines for the event. Given everything going on with COVID-19, the Castle was offering to send couples one of each of their bottles...
(for a price of course, but it was very reasonable) and then set up Zoom call where Dale Henning, venue coordinator and 1918 Cellars Tasting Room manager, walked us through the tasting of each wine.
The virtual appointment could not have gone better. Dale was very knowledgeable, and had answers for all of our questions, plus more guidance about things my fiancée and I had not even considered. He was very patient with us (my parents and grandmother joined us for the tasting, so naturally there was a lot of chatter!) and even offered to meet with us and do a cider tasting when we are finally able to visit the Castle in Person. The virtual event really ended up being so fun, and honestly was very convenient because we didn't even have to worry about traveling anywhere to get to the tasting or after having sipped 11 different wines!
We really appreciate how friendly everyone at the Castle has been so far (especially Dale!), and how hard they are working to find creative solutions to keep in touch with their couples during these times.
15/10 would definitely recommend doing a virtual wine tasting if you're a future couple at the Castle, and also just highly recommend working with Castle Farms in general...our experiences so far have been nothing short of fantastic.
Reviewed On 2/17/2020 by I. A
We had our wedding at the Knight’s Courtyard at Castle Farms last July. We were actually lucky enough to win the military wedding giveaway, which meant a portion of our venue price was free (it would’ve been completely free except we had alread...
y paid ~half). CF was generous enough to let us enter the giveaway even though we had already decided to have our wedding there, and it was honestly a huge blessing. As we all know, weddings are so expensive—the giveaway allowed us to have the wedding of our dreams, since the CF cost was a hefty part of our budget. The team at CF was so professional and experienced and made the entire wedding process a breeze. They were very familiar with our wedding planner so we had a good line of communication with them. We even forgot (somehow!) our box of wedding cards at the end of the night, and the team at CF kept track of them and stored the box in their locked office until we came by the next day to pick them
up. It was such a small thing, but the gesture was very touching the next day & helped keep us carefree.
The Knight’s Castle & Courtyard was an absolutely UNBELIEVABLE place to get married. I’ve always said I would get married in a castle, but that’s hard to actually do in Michigan! Castle Farms made my wedding dreams come true!! We ended up being the only ones with a wedding on our holiday weekend in July so CF was even willing to change the rules for us. I asked them to turn the trains back on for our reception and they agreed to! We had the freedom to wander around the whole grounds and I think our guests really enjoyed it!
One of the only downsides of our time working with CF was the actually process of the giveaway. Thankfully they have changed their system this year—I believe—which was absolutely necessary. My husband and I were very dedicated to rallying our support systems to garner the votes to win the giveaway, but so were many other couples. This, plus the high stakes of the giveaway and the impact of social media, made for a very VERY stressful week of the giveaway. We agreed, along with all our friends who spent hours contacting people to vote for us, that a week-long giveaway was too long. It made the contest drag on and heightened the tensions among all the couples that were already present. While we are so thankful and honored to have won, it was a really really tough week of wedding planning. Even our reviews of our vendors have been delayed until recently because the giveaway was so stressful/dramatic that we needed some space from wedding planning. However, we recognize that a lot of this was outside of CF’s control and I believe they also learned from the situation. We are glad to see that the rules have changed this year and we can’t wait for another amazing military couple to win the wedding of their dreams at the beautiful Castle Farms.
Thank you to Castle Farms for coordinating a wonderful opportunity for our military community each year! We were so thankful to have CF donate their time and service to us, and we’re so grateful to them.
Reviewed On 1/28/2020 by Marli H
We got married at Castle Farms on December 30, 2019. It was a magical winter wedding and Castle Farms made the perfect location for it! Angela was our venue coordinator and was very responsive and helpful, especially day-of. Everything went ver...
y smoothly and the staff clearly has a lot of experience. We live in Metro Detroit but planning from a distance was no problem, since the staff was accessible by phone and email. Prices were reasonable and even before Angela was assigned to be our coordinator (two months before the wedding), it was easy to get any questions I had answered. We also got a discount for booking during our tour, so I recommend seeing the Castle last if it is one of your top choices. Everything was so easy through Castle Farms and many of our guests said it was one of the best weddings they’d been to. Thank you for making our big day the best of our lives so far!
Reviewed On 1/13/2020 by Alyssia S
This was the only venue I toured simply because I loved how this place looked!! We had our ceremony and reception in the King's Great Hall in December and it was perfect! All of our pictures from inside look stunning and I am so happy we went w...
On top of the place looking amazing, they were so accommodating and helpful! Our coordinator Angela was the best, and I could not be more thankful she was there to help with our day! I'm not sure it would've gone as smoothly or perfectly without her! You cannot go wrong with this venue!!
Reviewed On 12/28/2019 by Katelyn G
Where to begin... Castle Farms was an absolutely breathtaking place to get married! We really could not have imagined our wedding any other way. They first take you on a tour of the whole Castle and give you a run down of all of the different r...
ooms. They each have a unique style that can be altered any way that you like it. If you end up booking your wedding at the Castle, they allow you to come back when needed to take a look around. They have a team that constantly replies to emails and any questions that you may have. Closer to the wedding they will give you a set up packet where you put all of your wedding information and they also give you a coordinator. The coordinator will “coordinate” your vendors, your room setup, the ceremony, and so much more! We were able to get in the day before to set up (although not always an option depending on how booked they are). We were also given a “get ready room” for the bridesmaids and myself. The boys just got ready at a nearby hotel. They honestly have everything covered for you and make sure that the day goes as smoothly as possible. They have someone on site during your ceremony and reception. And if this isn’t enough to convince you to book Castle Farms, then just take a look at the photos! The venue is absolutely beautiful! We had been told by almost every wedding guest how much they loved the venue! I would not hesitate to book them if I had to do it over again!!
Reviewed On 11/29/2019 by Ashley R
My husband and I are from opposite sides of Michigan, therefore we both had a very difficult time picking a venue. However, we knew Castle Farms was our perfect venue as soon as we saw it. There is something so surreal getting married in a cas...
tle, not only for the couple but also for the guests. For those who are nervous about a destination wedding, we say go for it! Our guests loved it, many of them made an extended vacation out of it! After booking the venue, we had the pleasure of working with Angela. She was absolutely fantastic throughout the entire process because she ensured the planning process, the rehearsal, and the day of our wedding was absolutely stress free. She was a joy to work with because she was professional, prepared, thoughtful, and extremely patient, since any questions, concerns, or wishes we had she took them in stride and made it work!!! Everyone we worked with was absolutely delightful! We highly recommend booking Castle Farms!!
Reviewed On 11/20/2019 by Victoria F
We had our wedding at Castle Farms this past Fall, and it was absolutely perfect. Our wedding coordinator, Angela, was amazing. She took care of every little detail. She answered all of my incessant phone calls and emails with so much patience!...
The day was even more magical than I could have imagined. The venue itself is gorgeous, and all of the staff are extremely professional. Would do it again in a heart beat! Thank you Angela!
Reviewed On 11/06/2019 by Haley S
Everyone at Castle Farms went above and beyond to help make sure our wedding day was perfect. I'm so scatterbrained and forgot so many tiny details, but Abby handled everything before I even had time to panic. The entire staff is fantastic. Kay...
la took us on our original tour of the castle, and still managed to keep in touch and be amazing even when she didn't need to. I can't speak highly enough of every single person the castle has working for them. Without them my day would never have run as smoothly as it did.
Reviewed On 10/31/2019 by Courtney S
Castle Farms is extremely organized, which helped with the wedding planning anxiety. The staff is on top of every detail. They are amazing.
Reviewed On 10/29/2019 by Megan D
Castle Farms was the prefect venue! The staff was amazing to work with and made sure that everything was perfect and taken care of. Definitely would recommend this venue time and time again. We loved everything about our wedding and the staff t...
hat made it work!
Reviewed On 10/13/2019 by Karah S
Castle Farms is a stunning venue in the beautiful town of Charlevoix, Michigan. We got married in the Queen's courtyard and had our reception at the King's Great Hall, and everything was absolutely perfect! The castle's onsite wedding coordinat...
ors were incredibly helpful throughout our planning process. They're delightful people to work with and were very organized, responsive, and professional. When our long anticipated wedding day arrived, we were assigned a coordinator for the weekend, and she managed our rehearsal, set up, vendor arrivals, ceremony, and reception timeline with absolute perfection. I couldn't be happier with the team at Castle Farms and highly recommend this beautiful northern Michigan venue to anyone!
Reviewed On 10/07/2019 by Rachael S
Castle Farms is such an incredible wedding venue. Between the deep history and the fairytale aesthetics, the venue is incredibly unique. My husband and I held our wedding ceremony in the Knight's Courtyard, and our reception in the West Garden ...
Room, and I cannot say enough good things about both locations. The venue is so beautiful within itself, very little decor is necessary. The venue coordinators made the process so smooth from the day we booked until the time we walked out the door after the wedding. I would absolutely recommend this venue to any and every bride. The pictures you can get alone are well worth the slightly raised venue expense.
Reviewed On 8/18/2019 by Nicole H
Castle Farms is the best venue location!
At first we were concerned about the price, but with all that is included, is it definitely worth it! What made the experience the best, was our wedding coordinator! We got so lucky in getting Dale to b...
e our coordinator. This man KNOWS what he is doing! He was so helpful, weeks before the wedding, the week of, the day before, and especially the day of the wedding! Dale kept everything on track, kept communication between the bride and groom going smoothly, as well as communication with the vendors and all the setup staff at the castle. He helped us with unexpected issues, such as needing glass cleaner and one more table top easel, handling getting us new table clothes when we accidentally got them soiled during set up, and keeping us informed about everything that was going on without stressing us out. He worked beautifully with all the vendors, was there throughout the day helping us if we needed it, and was only a text message away if he wasnt in the room with us. Around 9:30pm (ish, I didnt have a watch) Dale went home for the night, but left us with his assistant for the rest of the evening if we had any issues (which makes sense, seeing as he was there bright and early with us that morning when we arrived at 10am! And there was not much left that needed to be coordinated for the evening, the DJ had the end of the party handled)..
The venue itself is beautiful! It is also great that the guests are able to explore the grounds and play with the chess pieces in the fountain area, we had several guests that enjoyed this, getting a break from the loud music and dancing. The flowers and greenery throughout the venue are amazing in the summertime, and make the whole place feel more alive!
The one thing that disappointed us, was that the day of the wedding, the big fountain up front was not working, there was no water in it at all. which stunk because we wanted to get that as a focal point for some of our photos. But even without that, theres plenty on the grounds to get photos with.
I cannot stress enough how helpful our wedding coordinator Dale was! He made the whole experience easy, and relatively stress free! I'm so glad we were lucky and got Dale as our man, because he has a lot of experience, and was the most helpful, able to solve the random issues that came up as the day went on.
Castle Farms is definitely worth it! I would recommend this venue to anyone who is looking to get married! I wouldn't change it for anything!
Reviewed On 6/24/2019 by Karen P
Angela and Jaclyn,
Thank you so very much for all your help at our son’s wedding. Your attention to detail and willingness to help with anything and everything was extremely appreciated. You made my son and his new wife’s dream become a real...
ity. Castle Farms gave them a fairytale wedding! Thanks a million!
Mother and Father of the Groom
Reviewed On 6/22/2019 by Erica R
Choosing Castle Farms as our wedding venue was one of the best decisions we've made! I felt like a true Queen getting married in a castle. Castle Farms is such a unique, beautiful venue with a lot of history. We loved the stone walls and high c...
eilings in the Knight's Castle and are glad we got to enjoy the beautiful Knight's Courtyard. Our guests were in awe when they saw the Castle. We were so fortunate to have Angela and Marissa as our Day of Coordinators. They were so helpful and easy to work with. Angela was quick to respond to all of my questions leading up to the big day and was onsite during set-up to help make sure everything was just how I wanted it. Marissa stayed till the end of our wedding to ensure everything was running smoothly. I would absolutely recommend Castle Farms!
Reviewed On 6/12/2019 by Rob S
We had such a phenomenal wedding at Castle Farms! Everything was perfect from the venue. The setup was exactly correct, the coordinator was 100% on top of organization the day of, they accommodated our small extra requests for outdoor lights, p...
atio heaters, lounge furniture setup (which we rented from Taylor Rental). The location is just so beautiful, especially if the weather cooperates. In the event of rain, there is a great pavilion which I'm sure would provide for great photos as well! The biggest plus to Castle Farms however, is their flexibility to allow you to bring your own liquor, beer and caterer. Once you price out your wedding, realize how much expense you save by shopping around on catering and buying your own liquor. Save that huge markup and spend it on what actually gets you something (photographer, DJ, etc)! All-in-all great place to get married. The only critique I would have is that you aren't assigned a "specific" coordinator to work with until 1 month before. In reality, they should assign you someone to work closely with 3-6 months before to start really hashing out specific details. It was a bit hard to get a hold of someone via phone at times and there were a couple details that were muddled up 1 month before in terms of delivery times for the rental items. HOWEVER, Castle Farms came through and made it right and got everything worked out PERFECTLY. I would suggest to them though, that to prevent this in the future, they assign a coordinator earlier to work out the explicit details sooner. This is a great place to have your wedding with the flexibility to do exactly what you want on your day! Everyone will have a blast and the photo locations are top notch!
Reviewed On 6/06/2019 by Jen S
We knew the moment we saw it, that The Knight's Castle was the perfect place to have our wedding. It was gorgeous and everything about our wedding at the castle was just as I had envisioned. All of the coordinators and staff at the castle wer...
e wonderful to work with. We are very pleased that had our wedding here!
Reviewed On 5/31/2019 by Jordyn L
Our wedding at the Castle was absolutely perfect. From the day we booked it all the way to our wedding day, the coordinators were on top of every single thing. They had very effective communication every step of the way. Our coordinator knew ex...
actly how our ceremony would run and when we wanted to add in a few things she had no problem adjusting the schedule. The coordinators had an answer for every single question we asked. They made sure they did everything to make our day run smoothly, and it really did. There was not a single thing missed. I will forever be grateful to this venue and the coordinators (Alex was incredible) for making our wedding day absolutely perfect.
Reviewed On 5/18/2019 by Megan H
AWESOME venue! The workers were amazing and had great communication skills throughout the whole process. Highly recommend this beautiful venue!!
Reviewed On 5/07/2019 by Madison E
My wedding was March 23, 2019, and I have to say that choosing Castle Farms for my wedding and reception was honestly the best thing I could have done. The staff was always helpful, courteous, knowledgeable, and prompt. I spoke with several mem...
bers of their team throughout their well-organized process, and I always felt like I was in good hands! Planning with them was very low stress because of their friendly attitude. The location is gorgeous, and made for wonderful pictures! The day of, our Venue Coordinator Angela was so wonderful. Our day went off without a hitch, and I'm so grateful for everyone at Castle Farms for making it that way!
Reviewed On 3/30/2019 by Jacqlyn d
Castle Farms was an incredible venue that worked with us to make a very memorable wedding experience. We worked with Autumn as our venue coordinator, who was very pleasant and helped make sure everything was set up appropriately and that the ve...
nue would be set up in the way we liked. While they do provide coordinators, it's important to note that these are primarily working to ensure Castle Farms provides what they promise and should not be considered a traditional day-of coordinator (we would recommend getting one of those if possible). But Castle Farms still did a great job throughout the venue booking, wedding planning, and execution. The one issue we had was during the wedding day, we had a different coordinator take over halfway through, which was fine, but at one point a bride and her friends tried to crash our reception and used our photo booth. We had to kick them out, as the coordinator didn't notice them there. Their team apologized profusely, and there isn't much you can do to stop those things from happening, but we would have preferred they caught this before it came to our attention. Other than that, Castle Farms was a great venue, and we thoroughly enjoyed our wedding there!
Reviewed On 1/06/2019 by Madison Y
As far as the location itself, the Castle can't be beat. It is hands down the most beautiful, elegant, effortless and romantic venue anyone could ask for. The only reason why I can't give the Castle 5 stars is the "wedding coordinator". The Cas...
tle advertises a wedding coordinator which is included in their price. This coordinator helps you throughout the process of planning and with all of the last minute finalizations. The coordinator also runs the rehearsal and day of schedule. We were 100% pleased with our coordinator up until the day of the wedding. We saw our coordinator only twice on our wedding day. Once before the wedding when she helped the bridal party enter and once after the ceremony as she rushed us off to the reception. If it weren't for my sisters boyfriends seating guests, guiding them to cocktail hour and bringing my bridesmaids bouquets into the reception area, it would not have been done. I found myself flustered trying to reach our coordinator and somehow get in contact with her on the day of. She had told us she had other weddings on our same day and those seemed to take precedence. She ended up saying goodbye to us part way through the night and left us someone we had never met as our coordinator the remainder of the night. If I would have known that the coordinator would've been no help on the day of, I would've brought in assistance elsewhere. The Castle needs to consider assigning only one coordinator per wedding or cutting the day of coordination completely. I was also unhappy with our set up the day prior to our wedding. We were told the room was ours to set up yet they were still allowing public into the room for self guided tours. We had thousands of dollars worth of alcohol in our reception room as well as all of our wedding favors. We had random people strolling through the reception room the entire day. When I asked about closing our room to the public they said it was not possible. I wish they would've expressed that prior to us unloading all of our decorations, alcohol, favors, etc. They reassured me that "they've never had any issues with theft before". Not worth the stress and worrying the day before my wedding.
Reviewed On 12/29/2018 by Lauren H
So happy we had our wedding here. Beautiful place and everyone was very helpful to make the day perfect.
Reviewed On 12/07/2018 by Karmen E
It was such a beautiful venue. We couldn't be happier with the way things turned out.
Reviewed On 11/27/2018 by Justine M
We got married at the Queen's Courtyard and King's Great Hall in September 2018. What a beautiful venue!! It was the perfect venue to create the wedding of our dreams. In the courtyard, we had white rose petals strewn around the fountain, and a...
n arch of flowers below the center stone arch to create the most romantic backdrop for our ceremony. In the great hall, we had greenery draping from the chandeliers, dramatic drapes from the ceiling beams, overflowing flowers and candles to create a beautiful warmth to contrast the stone walls. There are also so many spots on the Castle Farms grounds for wedding photos.
Every aspect of working with Castle Farms was enjoyable. Their staff is responsible, attentive and efficient. Our Castle Farms coordinator, Autumn, was very pleasant and helpful in planning rentals, the timeline, the floor plan etc. The wine selection offered at Castle Farms is very good and allowed us to choose a range of wines for our wedding guests. The staff worked seamlessly with our vendors to allow for efficient set up and take down. Everything on our wedding day went without a hitch and we were able to enjoy the day without a worry. I can't wait to visit again!
Reviewed On 11/19/2018 by Kristie H
Castle Farms is THE dream wedding venue!! I will never be able to say enough kind things about not only the attentive staff but the PHENOMENAL grounds. Our experience was nothing short of exceptional and it's because of Castle Farms. From the v...
ery first tour we took we fell in love! We actually put the deposit down the same day as our tour. Choosing this place was so easy, we didn't even have to look at other venues. Every single time I e-mailed with a question there was someone with a quick, and pleasant response. Autumn was our venue coordinator and she was inspiring! She made us feel so wonderful and calm about EVERYTHING! She took care of so many little details and really ended up saving us, LOVE HER!! Her assistant Dale was also on point and great to work with! We've received several compliments on the 1918 cellars brand of wine that you get through the Castle. Sarah Hagen was so much fun to work with,and we had a blast wine tasting!! We will forever remember not only our wedding day, but the whole experience with Castle Farms. You all made our day and photos MAGICAL! From both of us, we sincerely appreciate everything and thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!
Kristie and Kyle Sliva, November 3rd 2018
King's Great Hall
Reviewed On 11/10/2018 by Stephanie A
The Venue was great! Fairy Tale wedding dream come true. We had our ceremony in the Queen's Courtyard and the reception in the King's Great Hall. I love the stone work! Castle Farms has thought of everything and makes the process very easy...
. Autumn Tall was very helpful and was quick to respond back through email.
Reviewed On 10/27/2018 by Ashley N
All there is to say is…WOW! We had our wedding at Castle Farms on September 1st, 2018. My (now) husband and I had the daunting task of planning our wedding from out of state. I traveled to Charlevoix every summer as a kid and I knew I wanted to...
get married there. Castle Farms really appealed to us because they offer so many amenities and really know how to orchestrate a wedding. We had our wedding in the Knight’s Courtyard and reception in the West Garden Room. Our coordinator was Autumn and she did such a great job of communicating with us via phone and email! Despite it being challenging planning our wedding from Texas, Autumn was very helpful and responsive. On the day of the wedding, everything ran so smoothly! I think one of the best things Castle Farms has to offer is your day-of coordinator and assistants. Autumn made sure our wedding day was perfect in every way. Even when it was threatening to rain, Autumn was so great at giving us options and guidance. Also worth noting, you do have to use Castle Farms’ wine, 1918 Cellars, if you serve wine at your wedding. With that said, Sarah Hagen was so great to work with! We had a wine tasting with her prior to the wedding and it was so much fun and she was very helpful. Castle Farms is a beautiful venue. We received so many compliments from guests about how unique and amazing it was. If you are planning to get married somewhere in northern Michigan, we would highly recommend Castle Farms!
Reviewed On 10/13/2018 by Alec M
My wife and I recently got married on a Sunday in August and it was magical! The wedding was every thing we had ever dreamed of. Over at the Castle they are very detailed and organized. Our wedding coordinator was Brandyn and he was excellent, ...
even letting us use his printer to make some last minute signage. Our wedding was a destination wedding and the Castle was very accommodating for setting up appointments like wine tasting and such. Having a Sunday wedding was great because we didn’t run into any other bridal parties when taking pictures around the Castle. I would also recommend renting their golf cart, it makes getting around the Castle a lot faster especially with the ladies being in heals. All in all I would highly recommend Castle Farms, just make sure to throughly explain every thing you need, some times you may need to explain your needs more than once.
Reviewed On 10/03/2018 by Teresa P
We had our wedding here on August 25, 2018. Our ceremony was in the Queens Courtyard and our reception was in the east garden room. The service we received from castle farms was outstanding. Everything turned out perfect for our special day. I ...
would absolutely recommend having your wedding here!
Reviewed On 9/26/2018 by Sarah D
Not only was Castle Farms a beautiful wedding venue, but their knowledgeable staff and close relationships with local vendors made the entire experience easy and enjoyable. Our coordinator, Brittany, was prompt in answering any of our (many) qu...
estions and paid close attention to even the most minor details. Thanks to the entire staff at Castle Farms, our wedding exceeded our expectations!
Reviewed On 9/13/2018 by Ashley H
I LOVE THE CASTLE! Dream fairytale wedding is very possible! Husband and I married in the knights courtyard and had the knights castle for the reception. I hands down had a perfect wedding!! Staff at castle farms is wonderful from the time we s...
tarted to look into the venue-until the day after when they called to let us know we had left behind a “JUST MARRIED” sign. Our wedding was August 25th. Sarah who coordinates their wine brand 1918 cellars is such a doll to work with! Autumn was my coordinator and she did a fantastic job!! Thank you Castle Farms!!! We will be back to visit!!
Reviewed On 9/11/2018 by Ivy L
My husband and I got married in Queen's Courtyard and held our reception at East Garden Room. The venue is beautiful and the staff super professional. Everything was done on a timely manner and I didn't have to worry about a thing at all on my ...
wedding day. The venue price may seem a bit steep at first, but that's because other venues make their profits by surcharging food & alcohol. I am very glad that we chose Castle Farms as our wedding venue.
Reviewed On 9/08/2018 by Jenna W
We got married August 4th, 2-18 but our love story started back at Castle Farms on June 2nd, 2017 at my cousin's wedding.
I was her bridesmaid and one of her groomsman and I really hit it off. Fast forward a year and two months later, him and...
I were married in my dad's church in Charlevoix, and were able to celebrate our marriage in the exact location where our Forever began, The Castle.
I am a Native of Charlevoix and am thankful I was able to be married in my home town. Now living in North Carolina, I can attest to the ease it was to plan a wedding miles away, yet also so close to home because I knew the staff at the Castle.
Autumn Tall is an amazing wedding coordinator and just a JOY to work with, along with all the other staff at the Castle.
We are thankful that The Castle has been apart of our life and hope it is apart of yours!
Reviewed On 8/17/2018 by Jenna R
My husband I were married at Castle Farms last weekend and we truly had the best day and weekend of our lives! Our whole experience with the Castle from when we booked our day in April 2017 was incredible. Everyone communicated with us so well...
and I could email any coordinator and get an answer back quickly even if it was something small like the size of a table. Everyone was so helpful. Once our wedding day got closer and Autumn stepped in as our coordinator we had great communication and she made the day run flawless. If you are a type A bride you will love Castle Farms and their staff. Say the word and they will make it happen if you give them your trust. Just a few notes about an up north/Castle wedding. Hotels book up fast and there are not many of them. We sent out save the dates almost a year in advance so people could plan. Also check for local festivals/art shows in town the weekend of your wedding. The craft show was in town for ours which ended up being fun and something for people to do the next day! Also because the Castle now has a winery on site (1918 cellars) you MUST serve their wine at your wedding. You cannot bring your own in like with beer and liquor through your caterer. We got to have a fun tasting with Sarah to pick our wine we just prefer other wines. Castle Farms was a dream fairy tale wedding venue. You need little decoration and our guests loved exploring the grounds and taking their own photos. Thank you to all who made our big day so very special. We would do it all over again!
Reviewed On 8/06/2018 by Natalie K
My husband and I were the winners of the 2018 Military Wedding Giveaway, and let me tell you, what an amazing experience it was!! Castle farms has done so much to give back to its military community and we couldn’t be more grateful! The castle ...
farms staff was beyond amazing and gave us nothing but 5 star treatment! If I could give them 10 stars I would! Our wedding coordinator Brandyn Davis was just so incredible and did everything in his power to make our day as amazing as it was. Our family and friends had the time of their lives. I couldn’t thank castle farms enough for all they did, not only for us but for all the many other military couples. Castle farms made our dream become a reality! It truly is a magical and wonderful place!
Reviewed On 7/29/2018 by Jennifer G
My husband and I were married at Castle Farms on July 22nd, 2018 in Knights Courtyard & our reception was in Knights Castle. Autumn Tull was our wedding coordinator.
A wedding at Castle Farms is a beautiful unique experience for not only the Br...
ide and Groom, but also for your guests. We were planning our wedding from Chicago, IL so Charlevoix, MI was a destination for all of our guests. We had people fly in from Illinois, South Carolina, California, Georgia, Texas, Tennessee, and Germany. There was so much effort made from all of our our friends and family that is was really important to both my husband & I that we provided an exceptional hospitality experience.
The Castle itself offers a wonderful canvas to create from, but the people you work with is what really sets this venue apart. Autumn was extremely patient & organized from the very first phone call. She knew we were planning from a distance & she was our eyes, ears & she was our advocate. It was obvious that our wedding experience & our vision was her priority. The Castle has very high standards & they have a wonderful list of recommended vendors to give you a great planning start. That does not mean there are not other great vendors in the area, but keep in mind that if you choose vendors off of the list, these vendors know the Castle & they know each other. More than one of them said to me, we work together all of the time & we will make sure we are in sync to make your night awesome. The vendors we selected did not disappoint. Sidnee from Thyme Hill Designs, captured my floral vision to perfection & she did it with in my budget. Autumn & Sidnee were honest with me that the Courtyard where we were to be married in late July would be full floral so I did not need to add to much to make my ceremony beautiful. Mike Davis Trio advised me on the perfect musical line up for my ceremony and cocktail hour. Reverend Jonathon made our ceremony both personal and filled with Faith. Simply Sweet by Jessica created the most beautiful Sweets table that was a big part of our overall decor. It looked romantic, abundant and it was Simply delicious! Catering By Kelly's, made my life so so easy. They cook on site with the freshest high quality ingredients. They provide all glassware for bar & dining, all dishes & all garnishes for the entire night. All we had to do was provide the liquids ( use Bill and Carol's for liquids). The caterer worked with Autumn, our band & photographer to time everything perfectly. And most important, my final price was the exact price to the penny of what I was quoted. No surprises! Awesome! Chris VanWinkle Photography & his assistant blended in with our crowd & were part of the family. We cannot wait to see the images.
Last but not least, Mac Daddy Band provided an incredible entertainment factor to our evening. First off, the sound they create is amazing, they have a vast song list & their vocals are the very best. We wanted live music & most of the vendors for this were for DJ's so I had to find this source myself. They exceeded our expectations & the expectations of our guests.
The more you communicate with the Planners at Castle Farms, the better your experience will be.
Thank you Autumn for working so closely with me and making sure that my wedding dreams came to fruition!
Jennifer and Ned
Reviewed On 7/20/2018 by Megan M
This venue is every 'type A' wedding planners dream. Every detail is captured in the planning packet and Autumn was there was every answer I needed in record time. She was sure we stuck to our timeline outlined for the evening.
The weather wa...
s beautiful and our guests utilized the courtyard off of the West Garden room for most of the evening. From day 1 inquiry to wedding day, I was pleased to work with their entire staff.
Reviewed On 7/15/2018 by Meredith L
Castle Farms was hands down the best venue! We were paired with a day of coordinator who was friendly and quick to respond to any and all of our questions (Thanks Brittany!). They have logistics and schedules down to a tee and we appreciated al...
l of their help along the way especially the last few months.
Reviewed On 7/01/2018 by Cristy M
My (now) husband and I got married at Castle Farms this weekend. I got so many compliments on how beautiful the venue was and how smoothly everything went. Brandyn was our day-of-coordinator and he did a FANTASTIC job paying attention to EVERY ...
detail and making the day perfect. If you’re considering Castle Farms you need to put the deposit down because we LOVED everything about the castle. The staff is beyond helpful, the grounds are so well maintained, they are very organized and it was just perfect! Seriously, get married there - you won’t regret it!
Reviewed On 6/23/2018 by Kearstin K
I dreamed of being married at castle farms since I was 14! When the moment finally happened I was so thrilled to have castle farms as my venue. They were organized, professional and helpful. They eased my nerves and made my day run smoothly lea...
ving me noting to worry about! I would do it a million times over and still chose them!
Reviewed On 6/23/2018 by Lauren S
Castle farms was completely amazing. The venue needs no decoration and the coordinators are awesome. We had the queens courtyard and kings great hall and you’re completely separated from everything else so you don’t run into other wedding guest...
s at all. Pictures turned out amazing. Some things I didn’t like were that they had people touring our reception room like right up until just before the ceremony and I didn’t want to worry about stuff that I already had set up . Also hotel rooms are scarce in Charlevoix , there’s no big chains and they’re expensive in the summer and many require two night minimums. So if you have a lot of people traveling that’s something to think about. There’s also not Uber or lyft in the area yet so a shuttle is recommended. But otherwise myself and all our guests really loved our venue!!! So happy with it
Reviewed On 6/08/2018 by Katie C
My husband and I got married on May 18, 2018 at Castle Farms. We were married in the Queen's Courtyard and then we had our reception in the East Garden Room. The Queen's Courtyard is absolutely beautiful, and seats a ton of people. Afterwards, ...
we took pictures around different parts of Castle Farms - the entire place is incredible and there are tons of spots to take pictures. I love our wedding pictures SO much. After that, we had our reception in the East Garden Room which was recently renovated. Again, SO beautiful. Overall, our experience with Castle Farms was incredible. We worked closely with Autumn, and she helped us navigate through the wedding planning even from far away as my husband and I were still finishing college in Ohio. Everyone was super kind, and was quick to keep the bride and groom the main priority. On the day of our wedding, Autumn was very organized and checked in on us while getting ready. I probably don't know half of the things that she did behind the scenes to make this day happen. But it was so nice to trust her and know that she was taking care of those small details. Our day was so special, and I can't express how thankful we are to Castle Farms for everything. I would recommend this venue to anyone who is looking for a beautiful place to get married and wanting kind, organized, and lovely wedding planners to work with. They are incredible!
Reviewed On 5/30/2018 by Kimberly C
This venue was the best representation of us - my (now) husband's love of Up North and our shared love of England. This venue made our wedding perfect and everything I could ask for. This was my dream venue. Our coordinator was Matthew, and he ...
was the best! I loved him! He was on top of everything for our rehearsal and our wedding! This definitely created the "Wow!" factor for our wedding and guests.
Reviewed On 5/29/2018 by Emily K
BEST. VENUE. EVER! My husband and I fell in love with Castle Farms in 2016, and just recently tied the knot there on 4.18.18 -- it truly was such an incredibly wonderful experience all around. The staff is incredibly helpful, the grounds and th...
e rooms are literally jaw-dropping, and the atmosphere is incredibly unique and perfect for anyone who wants a little something out of the ordinary! Our guests cannot stop talking about how beautiful the ceremony and reception were, and my husband and I completely agree! Castle Farms is hands down one of the best wedding venues around, and we're so thrilled we got to have our special day at such an awesome place.
Reviewed On 5/29/2018 by Janet B
Our daughter was married in the Knights Castle & court yard 5/19/18. Our coordinator Autumn Tall was the most amazing professional!! She has the heart of gold, friendliest, talented,I could go on forever. She made sure every little detail was ...
perfect and took care of everything. Our families Royal Wedding was a fairytale come true. Autumn is a great asset to the Castle staff and we are so blessed to of had her be our coordinator. Her assistant Angela also did a fantastic job of completing our evening. Our catering company Matter of Taste was outstanding!!! Their food is out of the world along with their service & staff. Our DJ service Raush Entertainment top notch the very best. We used Mackinaw Shuttle service they are very professional their business communication is the best. Top Tier Cakery best tasting cake ever not a bite leftover. Most beautiful flowers and the best service was Elk Lake Floral outstanding!! They even did the flower arrangement for the cake better then perfect. Our family highly recommends the Castle Farms wedding venue and all of these professionals that we used. We especially think Autumn Tall is the very best and that your family will be blessed to have her involved in your wedding.
Reviewed On 5/18/2018 by Alexis K
Reactions from our wedding at Castle Farms were amazing! Our guests kept coming up to us and telling us it was one of the most beautiful and elegant weddings they have ever attended. My husband and I had a winter wedding and everything turned o...
ut perfectly. They had beautiful areas for outdoor and indoor pictures and designated areas for first looks! Autumn was our coordinator and she helped SO much. She was so organized and patient with all of my questions. I would definitely recommend utilizing Castle Farm's coordinators for your wedding!
Reviewed On 4/27/2018 by John R
Amazing venue and location. Staff helped coordinate all of the vendors which is a big deal. Staff helped coordinate the wedding timeline itself as well.
A few minor issues:
1. Didn't have enough seats for the brides maids when we got up there...
. Not a huge deal.
2. Guests have to walk through the gift shop to get in, I thought that was tacky.
Reviewed On 3/10/2018 by Jenna K
We had a fantastic experience at Castle Farms this past December! Our coordinator, Sarah, was on top of everything that we needed and made it super easy for us to just enjoy our wedding day. We would definitely recommend them to anyone looking ...
for a reception or ceremony venue!
Reviewed On 1/18/2018 by Jennifer G
Rebekah and the staff at Castle Farms were great to work with. A beautiful venue made for a very memorable day. I would not hesitate to recommend Castle Farms for your wedding or any other event.
Reviewed On 11/22/2017 by Erin C
All of the castle's staff was extremely accommodating, quick to answer, and incredibly helpful through the entire planning process. Our 11/11 wedding in the King's Great Hall was honestly magical. If you are looking for a unique venue with an ...
up north Michigan charm, look no further than Castle Farms!
Reviewed On 11/18/2017 by Kelley G
I got married in the Knight's Courtyard with the reception in the Knight's Castle in July 2017. As everyone has already stated, the venue is beautiful and sells itself as a venue. The only thing I didn't like about the venue itself was that t...
hey take away from some of the class of the venue by having installed a massive 2-3 story metal knight and a giant dragon out back -- I was glad the Knight's Castle was the farthest away from those so my guests wouldn't feel like I was getting married at medieval times. The reason why I removed a star was due to the contract process, management, and staff. Firstly, the contract I signed for the venue has conflicting and additional terms with the packet you get about a month out from the wedding that you must also sign, which is concerning. Secondly, I understand staff changes over time, but the time from when I was signing the contract through my wedding I probably was bounced around to at least 4-5 coordinators. They have 1 email address that goes to all of the coordinators and I almost never spoke to the same one, which made me uneasy and questioned how well each of them were aware of my previous conversations with the other 3-4 people (I'm sure they'll say that have some file with all my emails in it, but still - consistency of a contact person would increase comfort level for a bride). I also felt response times could have been better, especially when some of my emails were over the winter and it's not as busy. One of our vendors had also told us to leave a check in the office and they would pick it up from there since they were catering there the day before our wedding - my dad left the check and I happened to walk in just as the manager there was huffing an puffing about someone leaving a check and how on earth would that be ok etc. etc. - I immediately told her that was my family, and she tried to cover it up by blaming it on the vendor - totally unprofessional either way. Leading up to the wedding, our very last payment was in the mail and the day after it was due they threatened to cancel our event! Completely unprofessional, especially considering they received it the very next day and it was a minimal amount compared to the 97% we'd already paid. The day of, we paid extra to have access to the bridal suite much earlier and NO ONE told me there was actually going to be a wedding literally 1 foot away from where myself and my bridesmaids were all trying to have some fun, play some music and have some drinks, until about 10 minutes before the other person's wedding showed up. We had to turn off our music and basically sit in silence for half an hour because we could hear almost every word of their ceremony. Our coordinator was nice, but was pretty quiet and left very early - I don't think I ever saw her after the ceremony. Instead they had someone else come in, who was definitely drinking our booze and wasn't paying attention. He failed to timely play our exit song when we walked back down the aisle. After the wedding they had thrown out ALL of our boxes for decorations so we had no choice but to leave them there overnight. Then they tried to charge us a storage fee of $150! Once we raised the issue with them they removed it from our bill, but again - totally unprofessional. Venue is beautiful, but management needs some work.
Reviewed On 11/04/2017 by Tianna S
Amazing experience. Bridal coordinators made it so smooth. I worried about nothing on the day and for my set up. Experience from touring the castle to after my wedding day was excellent. The grounds were beautiful of course. I'd recommend to an...
yone and everyone!!
Reviewed On 10/25/2017 by Brenda Y
Castle farms should be everyone's wedding venue. It was absolutely breathtaking and the staff works hard to make sure your day goes well.
Reviewed On 10/24/2017 by Brooke G
I got married here on 10.03.17 and my wedding was literally a fairytale. First of all, the venue is GORGEOUS. Walking down the aisle and saying our vows with the views of the castle was the most amazing experience. My coordinator was Autumn. Au...
tumn was seriously AMAZING! I planned this wedding from California by myself and she was always quick to respond or answer questions. She was so awesome at rehearsal and wedding day as well. She helped with soooo much and it was nice to just relax and enjoy my wedding day. The day was even better and more dreamy than I ever imagined it. I don’t even have my professional photos back just iPhone photos and everyone tells me my wedding looked better than bridal magazine photos. I HIGHLY recommend this venue.
Reviewed On 10/14/2017 by Rob L
We recently had our wedding here. All we have to say is it was amazing. The location is beautiful. The staff was amazing and extremely helpful with all aspects from pre planning to the actual day. Can’t speak enough about how great the staff an...
d the location was. It was like a fairytale come true for my wife.
Reviewed On 10/09/2017 by Brandie N
We had our wedding in the Knight's Castle on 9.23.17. Everything was perfect! Our wedding coordinator was MaryAnn Kucharski and she was so great to work with! She always responded as soon as she could to my many emails and questions! She was gr...
eat the day of the wedding and helped to calm my nerves/stress! I would highly suggest having your wedding at the Castle!!!
Reviewed On 10/05/2017 by Jaime E
My husband and I got married at the castle last weekend in the Knight’s Courtyard with our reception in the West Garden Room.
Everything was perfect. Our coordinator, MaryAnn, was sweet and professional, and wonderful to work with, the venue is...
absolutely gorgeous, and we were able to decorate the reception hall exactly how we wanted to. Everything was so organized - I had a few people at the reception tell me that it was the only wedding they’d been to that actually started on time.
There are so many different locations on the grounds for photos, so you never even have to leave!
Everyone at the castle was so accommodating and professional and I cannot recommend it as a venue enough.
Reviewed On 9/26/2017 by Emily D
Castle Farms was my dream venue for years. I thought no way could I afford them, but I absolutely could! Everyone who works there is amazing and so sincere. We visited many times but it always felt like the first when we were greeted! Our weddi...
ng was upstairs in the Kings Great Hall with MaryAnn as our coordinator. I honestly can't sing her praises enough! She was an angel! Our day went so smoothly because of the great communication before hand and the calm understanding on the day of the wedding. The venue itself is beyond beautiful! Our wedding day was everything I hoped it could be and im so happy to say that Castle Farms made my dreams come true! <3
Reviewed On 9/25/2017 by Chad T
The beauty of the castle goes beyond words. The ceremony site and reception area were absolutely breathtaking. Working with the castle's venue coordinators was a brides dream. Communication was always prompt and my vision was put into a reality...
the day of the wedding.
Reviewed On 9/24/2017 by Kelly L
My husband and I are so happy we chose Castle Farms as our wedding venue! We were impressed by the property the moment we saw it. And our guests absolutely loved it too. Even our guests from Ireland were in awe of the Castle, and they know a ...
thing or two about castles!. We were looking for a place that was naturally beautiful- where minimal decorations would be needed and there would be plenty of great photo opportunities. Well, Castle Farms fits that criteria in every way. We had our ceremony in the Queen's Courtyard and reception in the King's Great Hall. The staff is very helpful and we enjoyed working with our wedding coordinator, MaryAnn.