Sam and Andrew had the most beautiful spring wedding at the Greencrest Manor in Battle Creek, Michigan. When I arrived at this wedding venue, my jaw LITERALLY dropped. A timeless and elegant wedding venue, The Greencrest Manor offers picturesque landscapes and exquisite architecture with greenery wrapped around the entire building.
My experience photographing Sam and Andrews’s wedding here was amazing. It has the best staff who were there for whatever anyone needed. The day went by without any problems, and even if there were any behind the scenes, you’d never know! I absolutely loved working there & can’t wait to work with them again!
If you and your partner are searching for the perfect Michigan wedding venue, then you are going to want to keep reading!
The Greencrest Manor is located about 1 hour Southeast of Grand Rapids Michigan in Battle Creek. The French estate is located near Saint Mary’s Lake and surrounded by woods.
The closest airport is the Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport. It is about a 40-minute drive to the venue from the airport. The second closest is Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, which is just over an hour’s drive to the venue.
Okay so now you want to know what makes Greencrest Manor so special? Well, there’s a LOT that I love so much about this stunning wedding venue!
Dating back to the 19th century, Greencrest Manor exudes a rich history and timeless charm. This magnificent French-style mansion sits on a lush 7-acre estate, providing an idyllic setting for your special day. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be captivated by the elegance and grace of the estate’s architecture, which seamlessly blends classic design with modern amenities.
Greencrest Manor offers a plethora of breathtaking outdoor spaces that serve as the perfect backdrop for your wedding ceremony, reception, or both. Imagine exchanging vows beneath a canopy of ancient trees, surrounded by perfectly trimmed gardens and vibrant flowers. The perfectly landscaped grounds offer endless possibilities for creating a romantic and picturesque atmosphere, ensuring that your wedding day will be truly unforgettable.
When it comes to picking out a wedding venue, one of the most important things to consider is photo locations. The Greencrest Manor has so many different spots to choose from for the most amazing timeless wedding photos. From vibrant gardens and beautiful trees to the charming architecture of the French Manor, this property does not disappoint with the stunning backdrops it offers for your photos.
Greencrest Manor offers a range of versatile spaces that can accommodate weddings of various sizes and styles. The elegant ballroom is perfect for larger gatherings, with its high ceilings, sparkling chandeliers, and ample space for dining and dancing. For more intimate affairs, the garden terrace provides a picturesque setting where you can exchange vows surrounded by nature’s beauty.
Wedding planning is a lot to handle so hiring a wedding planner or day-of coordinator is something that will make your experience so much more relaxed. Greencrest Manor works with the Modern Day Collective which is an experienced wedding planning team. Their attention to detail and impeccable service ensure that every aspect of your wedding runs seamlessly, allowing you to relax and savor every precious moment.
This venue offers so many different spaces for all of the different events at your wedding and they are all beautiful!!
Greencrest Manor offers several beautiful places for wedding parties to get ready. Each space is perfect for some pre-wedding photos of you all getting ready.
The bridal suite, aka, the “She Shed” is located in the beautiful gardens. This gorgeous getting-ready space offers the perfect relaxing place to enjoy your morning and get ready for your big day.
The groom and his groomsmen have two options of where they can choose to get ready. The first location is the “Pump House” which offers a super moody and unique nook hidden among the trees for the guys to enjoy some drinks and relax.
Then there is the “Hop House” which offers a large flat-screen tv, custom leather seating, cornhole, and a tap wall bar with Greencrest Craft beer. It’s the perfect space for the groom to have some fun with his best friends before the ceremony!
The ceremony space at this venue feels like it is straight out of a fairytale. Surrounded by nature, the deck overlooks the beautiful gardens and fountains with the charming French Manor as the backdrop.
For the cocktail hour, your guests can head over to the East and South Verandas just a few steps away from the ceremony site. This classy and elegant space offers a built-in bar, plenty of seating, and elegant decor and finishes.
The stunning reception space at the Greencrest Manor is the Maison de Fetas aka the celebration house. The doors open up all around creating a super open atmosphere. All of the walls are white creating a blank slate for you to create the reception space of your dreams. And it offers a built-in bar at the back set up and ready to serve your guests.
When booking your wedding at the Greencrest Manor, you will have two options for packages. There is the single-day package or the weekend package. Because this is such a large property, most couples choose to do the weekend package to truly be able to enjoy their wedding weekend on this 15-acre property.
Single-Day Rates Starting at $44,000
Weekend Package Rates Starting at $58,000
If you are wanting to enjoy the beautiful outdoor spaces that this venue offers then I highly recommend a wedding from mid-April through October. During this time, all of the outdoor spaces are available for use. In the off-season, weddings take place inside the manor due to the weather.
Well considering it is only halfway through July and the venue is already booked out for 2024 and is now booking 2025, I would say you need to reserve it pretty early. As soon as you know you want this to be your venue, book it ASAP as it will most likely be booked out for over a year and a half.
Yes, they partner with Millenial Catering which offers delicious and savory restaurant-style food.
So, while a month of coordinator is included in their wedding packages, I still think it would make the planning process that much more enjoyable if you hired a wedding planner. A venue of this size is going to require a lot to plan the wedding, so a wedding planner is a must. You can either opt to work with their partner wedding planning agency, Modern Day Collective, or find someone else.
Yes, if it rains, everything will be moved into the Celebration House.
This is definitely a high-end wedding venue so the estimated budget for a wedding here is from $85,000 to $135,000. The pricing also depends on if you choose to do the single-day or weekend package.
Now it’s time to hire a photographer to capture your wedding at this stunning venue – and I would love to be considered! I recently shot this wedding here and it was absolutely one of my favorite weddings to date. I am very much a documentary-style photographer and I feel as though that really added to the timeless and modern aesthetic of this venue. Take a look at my wedding photography packages and if you feel that we would be a great fit, let’s chat! Can’t wait to capture your Greencrest Manor wedding!
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