Aurora Cellars is a romantic vineyard and wedding event venue located in Lake Leelanau, Michigan. Often described as a beautiful backdrop for a wedding ceremony, this venue offers lots of wonderful amenities for wedding couples and their guests. Aurora Cellars is a full production boutique winery that will ensure your special day is nothing short of amazing.
Facilities and Capacity
We offer 2 distinctive wedding venues.
Our Terrace Garden seats between 30-110 guests for an outdoor ceremony followed by cocktail hour with vineyard views. Day of coordination is part of this package which includes a scheduled planning session, Rehearsal walk through, Reception table floral design along with entire day orchestration. Also included is an outdoor lounge area with dancing until 11:00pm, yard games, late evening bonfire & of course our award winning wine.
Our Estate venue seats up to 300 ceremony guests around a gorgeous iconic willow tree. Included is a heated, high peaked Reception tent, upscale restroom trailer, acres of lawn space housing 2 bar areas, yard games, late evening bonfire and endless strolls through the vineyard. Also included is our award winning wine and a 2 night stay on the property in our beautiful Victorian farmhouse. You customize this package by hiring your own vendors.
Aurora Cellars Estate offers gorgeous amenities for wedding couples and their guests. Brides have access to an awe-inspiring suite, and the couple will marvel at the fantastic, all-inclusive packages available. Services offered include:
21 Reviews for Aurora Cellars Estate
Recommended by 98% of couples
6 User photos
Summer Diehl · Married on 08/04/2019
We had the most amazing day ever
Aurora is the best place hands down to have a wedding, Kristie, Ava and the rest of the staff literally go above and beyond and they made our wedding day so special. Me and my husband joe keep saying we would relive this day over again and not change a thing! The venue is perfect and so beautiful and the wine is so good! If your indecisive on where you should get married look no further.. this is your place. I am so thankful for everything they did for us to make it such a seamless and beautiful wedding. I have gotten so many compliments from so many people saying this was the most beautiful and fun wedding they have been to, thank you so much aurora cellars for creating so many beautiful memories for us. We also rented out the beautiful cottage on the vineyard and loved it so much and are definitely talking about renting it out again next summer!!!Sent on 08/10/2019
Julie Gray · Married on 07/20/2019
Miracle Under the Willow
The venue had us when we saw the beautiful willow tree nestled next to a landscaped brook of water over looking the estates gorgeous vineyard. The tent with concrete floors, twinkle lights and beautiful beaded chandeliers make for a lovely intimate setting for a reception . The team at Aurora is professional, passionate, and responsive. After a year of planning and every detail thought out with special care , the only thing we could not control was the weather . We had rain (pouring rain) hours before the wedding and back up plans in place to hold ceremony under the tent . Thirty minutes prior to the wedding the sky’s parted and our events planner Miranda from Sincerely Ginger walked in and asked us to make the last call. She said the team from Aurora were drying off every chair !!! Kristi was not going to have us be the first wedding not under the Willow.
The team , the venue , the cottage for getting ready make for a magical place to be married .
Sent on 09/11/2019
Nicole · Married on 06/22/2019
Beautiful venue, great inclusions, helpful coordinator
We just held our wedding for 140 guests at Aurora Cellars Estate and could not be happier with the entire process and how everything turned out! Kristi is the events coordinator at Aurora and she is top-notch. No question or inquiry went unanswered, she was present for every site visit and was truly an expert on not only the venue, but on the entire Leelanau peninsula and local vendors. It's because of her organization and meticulous planning that our day went over without a hitch! The on-site farmhouse was such a wonderful amenity to the venue package. I loved getting to watch my day come together from start to finish, all while getting pampered inside with my bridesmaids. The only complaint is that we got married during fruit fly season, so we had some unexpected guests at our rehearsal dinner and in the house. Nothing a few traps couldn't fix! Overall, highly recommend this beautiful venue for your wedding weekend!Sent on 10/03/2019
Aurora Cellars is offering 2020 elopement packages for the months of June & July. Please contact our events manager, Kristi at events@auroracellars for more information.
Aurora Cellars is one of my favorite northern Michigan venues. The rolling vineyards, the romantic weeping willow tree as a ceremony backdrop, the idyllic cottage with well-appointed decor, the cozy bonfire pit, and the charming wooden farm tables included in the site fee make an ideal setting for a beautiful and meaningful wedding weekend. Kim and her team are delightful to work with--very attentive, responsive, organized, and passionate about providing a great experience for their couples and guests. As a wedding planner, I have worked in over fifty venues across two states and this is easily one of the best!
As a Photography and Videography team we (ILE Photography & Video) had the honor of capturing special "One of A Kind" moments at Aurora Cellars Estate in Lake Leelanau, MI. There grounds were immaculate and the scenery was breath taking. The sunsets are very moving and the vineyard is by far one of the most pleasant sights in Michigan. The couple that we were capturing came from the Detroit area just to partake of the Aurora Cellars eye candy and have it apart of their wedding that will last forever. They have super helpful staff that makes sure you have everything that you need and more. As far as venues are concerned Aurora Cellars is top notch and should be considered by anyone looking for an awesome outdoor wedding or event.