Nagelkirk Gardens

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Nagelkirk Gardens is an outdoor wedding venue located in Marquette, Michigan. The diverse space is home to a gift shop and greenhouse as well as landscaping, planting, and delivery services. This open-air venue is ideal for couples with green thumbs or those looking to incorporate nature into their special days. Open seasonally from March to October, the property showcases The Great Lake State’s abundant natural beauty.

Facilities and Capacity

When celebrating at Nagelkirk Gardens, couples will have access to the venue’s beautifully landscaped grounds. Prior to the big day’s highlights, soon-to-be-weds and their wedding party can spend time together in the on-site get-ready suite. Featuring a full-length mirror and a wall-mount for hanging garments, the space was designed to make pre-celebration preparations an ease. For a magical start to their next chapter together, to-be-weds can say “I do” at the property’s gazebo. Surrounded by towering, leafy trees, this site offers a truly romantic ambiance for ceremonies. As couples exchange vows in the natural woodland cedar gazebo, their family and friends can watch from aesthetically pleasing natural wooden seating. After tying the knot, newlyweds and their loved ones can enjoy celebratory dining and drinks in a spacious classic-style tent. Complete with optional cathedral window sides, those celebrating can continue the outdoors as they create lifelong memories together. Throughout the festivities, newlyweds and their guests can avail of unique photo opportunities. Picturesque spots include the greenhouse and its lush contents and the birch swing set, among others. For the convenience of couples and their guests, the venue has a private parking lot and a separate entrance from the rest of the grounds.

Services Offered

To simplify the planning process, the event team at Nagelkirk Gardens has curated two comprehensive wedding packages. The first option is ideal for couples planning a 12-hour event and the second grants access to the venue for an entire weekend. For seamless entertainment experiences, Wi-Fi and audio equipment will be provided. To match the venue’s boho-chic aesthetic, handpicked garden furniture is available. Throughout their event, couples and their guests can enjoy the venue’s bar which has been custom-built for the space.

Frequently Asked Questions

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


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


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


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


Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Set Up

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


Describe your venue:


What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up

What bar services do you provide?

Open Bar

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Tent Accessories

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?


What months are included in your off-peak season?

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    Vicky K. Married on 08/07/2021
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    Mother of the Groom

    The venue is amazingly beautiful! Everyone on the staff went above and beyond what they were hired to do to make sure the wedding and reception were perfect.

    Nagelkirk Gardens's reply:

    Thank you so much! It was our pleasure, truly. We love what we do, and we are so thankful to be able to have been a part of Leah & Justin's day. Congratulations!
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    Danae C. Married on 07/24/2021
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    July 2021 Summer Wedding at Nagelkirk

    We had our wedding at Nagelkirk Gardens in July 2021, and the staff (Jaime and Sam) were AMAZING to work with! They were great about answering questions via email or phone within a timely manner as well as helping to check-in with our various vendors to ensure there was a smooth set up on the wedding day. We also had several family members stop by the location at various times, and the staff were always willing to have them view the venue space and even guide them through it!
    The grounds themselves are gorgeous during the summer with the landscaping they do. We got so many compliments on how pretty everything was. In addition, since they are a floral shop as well, they do require you to use them for your wedding flowers. Their pricing was actually quite reasonable for floral, and the florist, Kathryn, is wonderful! I had shown her a few Pinterest pins of the flower arrangements I was thinking about and she really made that vision come to life. The flowers and greenery were SO beautiful and fresh!

    Photos attached were taken by Marie Kelsey Photography out of Marquette, MI.

    Nagelkirk Gardens's reply:

    Hi Danae! Thank you for the kind words. We had such fun planning and working with you through this process. It was great to be able to share the day with you, and make it everything you envisioned. Congratulations to you and Travis!


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23 Oct
Bridal Show

We will be hosting our first annual U.P. Wedding Show! Come check out some of the U.P.'s finest vendors, listen to some great music, and indulge in local delicious food.

There will be a fashion show, raffle drawings, grand prize drawing, firepit, yard games, live music, exclusive photography sessions, and more!

Go to to buy your ticket today!!

Date: From 10/23/2021 to 10/23/2021 Schedule 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location: 1060 State HWY M 28 EAST, Marquette, MI


Samantha Evans
Samantha Evans
Event Manager

Introducing our dynamic Venue Coordinator and Wedding Planner, Samantha Evans! Samantha was raised in Harvey, Michigan, and has been planning weddings all over the state since 2018, including time spent in Petoskey, Charlevoix, and Boyne City. She joined the team here at Nagelkirk Gardens in the spring of 2021, placing her and her son, Tucker, on the shores of their favorite spot, Lake Superior.

Day to day, Samantha can be found diligently checking in with clients and finalizing details for upcoming events. Having earned a certificate in wedding planning from the New York Institute of Art and Design, she’s a passionate soul that makes the priorities of her clients her own. There is no limit to what can be created with her. Soon, Samantha will have a certificate in Eco-Friendly and Green wedding planning to compound her strong skill set. She is always learning more about the wedding industry, and is anxious to share her knowledge with you.

Samantha is utterly approachable and always willing to help the guests that walk through our doors. It’s easy for her to share excitement over all of the delights our store houses, especially plants! Samantha is more than a wedding planner, but a house plant connoisseur as well. Her love and knowledge of houseplants is always something she’s happy to share with curious customers and houseplant collectors.

When Samantha isn’t tending to her own plant babies, her and her son can be found taking walks in our beautiful community whenever the weather allows. When nature turns sour (as it often does here in the U.P.), Samantha is staying true to her dynamic nature by rearranging and enjoying her space at home. Designing in amazing spaces, like our wedding venue, makes the work of organizing everything that much more enjoyable. And there’s always inspiration to be found by seeing things in a new light.

Kathryn Lakanen
Kathryn Lakanen


Kathryn is an imaginative floral designer born and raised in Negaunee, Michigan. In her six years working in floristry, Kathryn’s wild design style has left richly botanical compositions in the hands of many brides and bloom-lovers alike . By blending unique color palettes and using superbly enchanting flowers, like purple hellebore, in her designs, Kathryn easily became a beloved florist in the community. She can currently be found happily draping greenery and pushing petals here at Nagelkirk Gardens.

Kathryn’s sense of wanderlust has been known to draw her toward adventure, near and far. Living in a little town by a big lake is sure to be a bounty of inspiration, but we all need a shift in perspective every once in a while. While living in the mountains of Colorado from 2016 to 2018, Kathryn designed at Denver’s most renowned florist shop, The Perfect Petal. (@theperfectpetal)

In alignment with her appetite for the unexpected, she loves to add an element of surprise to her arrangements. How she harmonizes unique textures with big blooms is embodied in her magic as a designer.

What she loves most about being a florist is creating an arrangement based on someone’s experience. Her job not only consists of designing ornate bridal bouquets and bohemian boutonnieres, it also involves listening to the stories people share and making those moments into fine works of art through the language of flowers.

When not behind a floral counter, Kathryn can be found exploring a river on her kayak, spotted with mud from the woods, or in an Airbnb that she rented the night before - but wherever Kathryn is, her heart is always amidst a field of flowers.

Sam Nagelkirk
Sam Nagelkirk

Who has great taste? It’s Sam Nagelkirk, of course! If you make a visit to the homestore or greenhouse here at Nagelkirk Gardens, you’ll know what we’re talking about. We hear it all the time from our patrons, and it’s true! From pots to gifts, to garden and home decor, Sam made them all available to you. Sam has many talents, and is especially gifted with an incredible eye for home and garden design.

Sam was born in Cebu, Philippines and came to America when she was two. A Christmas gift to Wisconsin, she arrived on Christmas Eve. At the farm she was raised on, nothing was wasted. What her family didn’t eat went to the dogs, pigs, chickens, or to the garden.

Her love of flowers comes from her Grandfather, of whom she asked endless questions. He answered each with infinite patience, and taught her the practice of organic gardening before the mainstream realized it was even a thing.

It’s been 7 years since Sam and Steve Nagelkirk bought the business from Meister’s. Each day Sam hits the ground running, like the leader she is. After making sure her staff have what they need to be successful, she’s connecting with vendors, solving problems, and assisting customers. She loves to talk design with those who visit Nagelkirk Gardens. A true visionary, her ideas improve the grounds, buildings, and business overall!

When Sam’s not at work, she’s improving her 40 acre plot of land in Eben Junction (with the help of her sweet dog, Jaxon, no doubt). She’s happy when she has a tool in hand - especially her chainsaw which she’s lovingly dubbed “Precious”. And with that much land to manage, her weed whip gets a lot of attention, too.


1060 State HWY M 28 EAST Marquette, MI, 49855
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Nagelkirk Gardens frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Nagelkirk Gardens?

Nagelkirk Gardens includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Nagelkirk Gardens in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Nagelkirk Gardens for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Nagelkirk Gardens for wedding events?

Nagelkirk Gardens offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Covered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Nagelkirk Gardens offer?

Nagelkirk Gardens offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Nagelkirk Gardens offer for wedding events?

Nagelkirk Gardens offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Nagelkirk Gardens have available for wedding events?

Nagelkirk Gardens offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend Nagelkirk Gardens and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Nagelkirk Gardens is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in average response time, 5 in flexibility, 5 in professionalism and 4.7 in value.

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