The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
The sprawling, luxuriant grounds at Westcroft Gardens make it a wonderful location for wedding events in Grosse Isle Township, Michigan. Established in 1776, the property is the oldest farm in Michigan and, centuries later, it is still owed by the same family. The gardens, woods and lawns provide for beautiful photo opportunities while on the estate. With more than 27 acres of land and four acres of gardens featuring a wide variety of flowers, trees, grasses and other flora, there are a number of outdoor spaces on the property to host a wedding.
Outdoor spaces. The flexible venue lets the couple choose their wedding location on the sprawling estate and there are a wide variety of choice with different plants in the area. The capacity for weddings depends on the chosen garden space. Taking a tour of the property is the best way to decide the ideal location for the ceremony.
What You Should Know
Rental of a wedding space at Westcroft Gardens includes the couple's choice of garden location and access to the gardens for photos. Late May and early June is the most vibrant time of year at the garden. There is an additional fee to use the gardens for photography sessions for engagement photos. Couples are welcome to bring in a rented tent, portable bathrooms, tables, chairs and other wedding necessities, however, indoor bathroom are available on-site. Delivery and placement of rented items should be arranged with personnel before the wedding.
Additional plants are available for rent to decorate the preferred wedding site and a wedding arbor is also available for rent from the venue. Garbage cans are provided and are placed discretely so as to not interfere with the beautiful landscape. Electricity is available for an additional fee to accommodate rented lighting and music. Parking spaces are also available, with a drop-off area to accommodate handicapped guests.
A security and cleanup deposit is required with site rental and it is refunded if there is no damage or garbage left behind after the event. Westcroft Gardens does not assume any responsibility for items rented from vendors, so outside insurance is recommended. All wedding events must end by 9 p.m.
One unique benefit of hosting a wedding at Westcroft gardens is access to flowers, shrubs, trees and other plants for the wedding bouquet or bridal and groom party gifts. The garden specializes in a variety of rhododendrons and azaleas, but grows a wide variety of other plants. Some of the plants available for purchase are:
- Fruit plants
- Vegetable plants
- Groundcover plants
From the Vendor
Outdoor Garden Wedding
Westcroft Gardens offers 4.5 acres of outdoor gardens for rent for your special day! You may choose any location within the gardens that suits your needs; there is no pre-set location. Excellent areas for both large and small weddings. There is always something in bloom! Please contact us to schedule a tour of the Gardens!
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Garden, Historic Venue
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