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Black Sheep Shelter

South Haven, MI View map
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16 reviews
$2k - $3k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

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$2k - $3k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

Black Sheep Shelter is a unique wedding venue located in the picturesque surroundings of South Haven, Michigan. Constructed in 1872, the historic barn is the ideal location for a peaceful wedding celebration, and is situated amidst curated gardens and an organic farm. The owners Jeff and Melissa welcome couples to this special place, whether the prospective newlyweds wish for a festival-style atmosphere or a more reflective and spiritual celebration. This rustic venue has been refurbished with a minimalist finish that complements the majestic and rural surroundings.

Facilities and Capacity

The modernized-barn at Black Sheep Shelter encompasses 4,000 square feet. The lofty ceilings and side openings allow an abundance of natural light to permeate the space. The pewter tones and chocolate-colored wood offer a contemporary aesthetic that fuses with the authentic agricultural setting. The room is decorated with romantic Edison-string lights and a chandelier, which adds a subtle note of refinement to any occasion. You can choose to host your entire day here, or avail of the stunning outdoor space for your ceremony. Parking facilities are available in an adjoining field, and there are two wheelchair accessible restrooms to accommodate all guests.

Services Offered

The proprietors can assist in coordinating events on the day. Guests socialize around the outdoor fire pit, or take part in a host of lawn games on-site. Both are ideal pursuits for setting a party atmosphere. Whatever your musical stylings, you can make use of the sound system at the shelter. The venue provides banquet tables and chairs, and couples are free to personalize the space by sourcing decor and linens that reflect their tastes.

Cuisine

Couples have flexibility when it comes to cuisine options. They may source an external company to cater to their guests, allowing total autonomy when it comes to menu selection. The couple’s chosen catering company can utilize a staging area beside the shelter for setup and serving. A limited bar service permitting wine and beer is available at this venue.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,600

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,400

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

Describe your venue:

Barn
Farm/Ranch
Garden

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August
September

What months are included in your off-peak season?

May
October
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    Adrianne Married on 06/20/2021
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    Absolutely perfect

    Melissa and Jeff are wonderful to work with. They consistently responded in a timely fashion and went above and beyond to allow us to have the date we wanted. I have always wanted a garden wedding, and the setting could not have been better. Perfect for someone looking for a quaint gathering space surrounded by natural beauty!
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    Michelle B. Married on 06/10/2021
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    Simple and Elegant

    Our daughter's wedding was scheduled for December 2020. In September we realized that due to co-vid we probably needed to move it up and outside. We heard about Black Sheep Shelter and Jeff and Melissa were great in allowing us to visit the next day. It was the "look" the bride and groom envisioned. Not a barn, but outdoors, the setting was idyllic. Earthy and elegant as they say. Leading up to the wedding Jeff and Melissa were prompt in responding to our emails with questions.
    It was a cold, rainy fall day but the rain didn't take away from the beautiful setting. The trees, and landscaping were vibrant with color. The sound of the rain on the roof created a cozy environment. The burlap sides helped with the wind.
    Black Sheep Shelter was our Plan B but after experiencing it it would be our Plan A for another wedding.
    Thanks Jeff and Melissa for creating this beautiful space!
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    Lauren F. Married on 12/09/2020
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    September Wedding at Black Sheep Shelter was PERFECT!

    We got married at Black Sheep Shelter in Sept 2020 and it was everything we could have imagined (even with the rain we had)! The venue and property surrounding is so beautiful and requires very little extra decor thanks to the wonderful work of the owners, Jeff and Melissa. They were absolutely amazing throughout the whole process and very accommodating to changing plans due to COVID-19. One of my favorite things about the venue/owners is their commitment to sustainable practices. From having our flowers grown on site and picked that morning, to their policy of zero waste left on-site, it's really great to see a venue that prioritizes sustainability! They will even compost food waste for you!
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342 62nd St. South Haven, MI, 49090
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