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.
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.
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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 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.
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.
Nagelkirk Gardens frequently asked questions
What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Nagelkirk Gardens?
- Bridal Suite
- Set Up
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What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Nagelkirk Gardens for wedding events?
- Covered Outdoor
What kind of wedding events does Nagelkirk Gardens offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does Nagelkirk Gardens offer for wedding events?
- All Inclusive Packages
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Lighting / Sound
- Outside Vendors
- Set Up
What furniture and decorations does Nagelkirk Gardens have available for wedding events?
- Audio Equipment
- Chair Covers
- Dance Floor
- Tent Accessories
What percentage of users recommend Nagelkirk Gardens and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?