*2020 and 2021 OPEN DATES*
Cafe Cortina is a beautiful wedding event venue located in Farmington, Michigan. Founded on the site of a former apple orchard, this stunning outdoor venue has a history that spans four decades. Now the property resembles an Italian countryside vineyard, which offers a warm and relaxed ambiance for rustic wedding styles. Their indoor dining rooms and outdoor patios will help create a perfectly elegant setting for wedding celebrations, engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, or wedding receptions. The gorgeous features of Cafe Cortina will serve as a beautiful backdrop for your wedding event; you will have lots of opportunities to take gorgeous wedding photography that you can cherish for years to come. Whatever you decide you want for your wedding celebration, the amazing staff at Cafe Cortina will be able to accommodate you in luxurious style.
Facilities and Capacity
With the ability to accommodate between 20 and 185 guests, the Cafe Cortina offers a timeless setting for intimate wedding celebrations. Wedding ceremonies will take place by the indoor or outdoor fireplaces. During warmer months, wedding ceremonies and receptions take place on the patio.
Cafe Cortina offers wedding event packages to accommodate a variety of wedding couples with different styles, tastes, and budgets. Services offered in their exclusive packages include accommodations, event planning services, event rentals, lighting and sound, and cake services. Other services offered include:
Chefs Ernesto, Luis, and Hoffa, along with the incredibly talented and genuine wait staff will cater your wedding event in gorgeous style. During summer months, the majority of the ingredients are sourced right at the venue's garden, while carefully selected ingredients from Michigan, California and Italy make up the off-season menu. The result is a number of carefully crafted entrees, appetizers, accompaniments, salads, and delicious drinks. Whether you are planning an event for 1,000 people or a small intimate gathering of close family and friends, the catering staff at Cafe Cortina provides a truly memorable experience.
15 Reviews for Cafe Cortina
Recommended by 93% of couples
2 User photos
Madeline D. · Married on 05/07/2021
Outstanding Service & Outstanding Food
We had to change our wedding reception plans to be hosted at Cafe Cortina at the last minute due to the pandemic, and wow was it amazing. Kelley and the rest of the staff is a dream to work with. So professional, polite, and accommodating. Even when it started hailing, no one blinked an eye, just did what had to be done to keep everyone safe. Kelley literally took care of everything so we could have a stress-free day.
The food is also absolutely amazing. So fresh and expertly prepared. All of our guests raved that this was the best wedding meal they've ever had. We had the entire restaurant to ourselves, and felt very safe the entire time. There's also a great outdoor patio space available as well that would be great for large groups. We barely needed to bring-in any decorations because the space is so beautiful!
Photo by JLBwedding.comSent on 05/12/2021
Cassandra V. · Married on 10/10/2020
AMAZING service, food, & atmosphere! We are so happy we had our intimate wedding reception at Cafe Cortina!!Sent on 11/19/2020
Nancy M. · Married on 08/28/2020
Wedding ceremony and reception
My daughter wanted a small wedding with a casual vibe and Cafe Cortina was perfect. Planning a wedding during Covid was very stressful, but Kelley remained our calm support throughout. Keeping our guests as safe as possible was a top priority and Cafe Cortina accommodated our request to reschedule. They also allowed us to put a tent in the parking lot so guests could remain outside in case of rain. The venue is beautiful, and the food is fantastic. I highly recommend Cafe Cortina for your special event. You will not be disappointed.Sent on 08/30/2020
Cafe Cortina Price Rates
Team of Cafe Cortina
Rina Tonon over 25 years of expert hospitality and service to guests.
Her approach is assisting diverse couples to create a unique, yet stress-free celebration.
Expertise in various cultures.
Many clients are out of state and Rina will organize reputable vendors always keeping in mind couples reasonable budgets
Cafe Cortina is a non-traditional Banquet Hall Reception.
Many details and beautiful themes are a specialty of Cafe Cortina beautiful settings & background.
Café Cortina Main Event Coordinator
Kelley Vandesande is well-experienced is creating the most unique Wedding and party celebrations.
Her relaxed approach to coordinate the most beautiful Reception are well documented by reading her reviews from past clients.
Kelley is extremely detailed and takes a truly personal intetrest in the couple's vision.
Clients immediately understand their most special day is in good hands.
Ernesto Luis Antopia
Luis Ernesto Antopia,
10 year history as Head Executive Chef Cafe Cortina.
Well experienced in customizes menus.
Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free are always accommodated.
Creates food for all cultures
All food made on premise Cafe Cortina kitchen
Chef has his own large kitchen garden for herbs and vegeatbles
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