Sharon Mills County Park

5701 Sharon Hollow Rd, Manchester, MI 48158 Map · Phone number
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About Sharon Mills County Park

Sharon Mills County Park is a stunning outdoor wedding venue perched on the banks of the River Raisin in Manchester, Michigan. The main building featured on this historic site is a refurbished sawmill, originally built in the 1850s, regularly repurposed over the past 150 years, and purchased at one point by Henry Ford. This gorgeous outdoor wedding venue gives couples access to both a piece of American history, and moving natural scenery for their celebration of love.

Facilities and Capacity

Sharon Mills County Park offers couples access to over 260 acres of impeccable hiking and biking trails, and gorgeous fishing spots. The site’s historic mill and sprawling, impeccable lawn provides couples with an outstanding indoor-outdoor wedding experience in one of Michigan’s most loved parks. This charming venue invites couples to celebrate their love on truly historical land on the banks of Michigan River Raisin.

Services Offered

Sharon Mills offers couples a number of additional services in order to provide an exceptional and unforgettable experience. Some of their services include:

  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Cake cutting
  • Servers
  • Bartenders
  • Champagne toast
  • Premium/house liquor
  • Specialty/house wine
  • Premium/house beer
  • Outside alcohol permitted
  • Get-ready rooms

Other Services

Sharon Mills offers additional assistance to couples in order to provide a thorough wedding day service. Some of their other services include:

  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • China
  • Barware
  • Pet-friendly
  • Parking
  • Valet service


Sharon Mill’s historic sawmill was first built in the 1830s, on what was originally Native American hunting grounds. The stunning mill was regularly refurbished and updated with small additions throughout the 19th and early 20th century, until Henry Ford purchased the mill in 1928 as part of his Ford Village Industries concept. Ford constructed a stone addition to the sawmill and transformed the building into a small factory, employing a small team of 15 men to manufacture cigar lighters until the plant eventually closed in 1946.

The mill was briefly repurposed once again in the 1950s as an antique business, and then served as a private residence for 30 years. Its most recent commercial use was in 1990 when Michigan wines used it to bottle and sell their products. In 1999, the mill and its 24-acre site was sold to Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation. The interior of the mill currently contains photos of the building’s former uses, and accompanying artefacts encased in glass.


Sharon Mills is located in Manchester, Michigan, only one-hour away from the surrounding cities of Detroit and Toledo. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is less than an hour away from Sharon Mils.

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1 Reviews for Sharon Mills County Park

Recommended by 96% of couples

4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Lindsay · Married on 07/08/2011

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    Sharon Mills is perfect for an outdoor ceremony. Our wedding day was perfect for July. No hassles at all. Chairs delivered on time. Price was reasonable. Can get pricey the more you add but they tell you upfront. All in all. Beautiful, clean setting. Highly recommend!

    Sent on 06/22/2012

Sharon Mills County Park FAQ

  • 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? $ 800.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 14,870.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 400.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 400.00
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 40.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 1
  • Describe your venue: Park
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Pet Friendly, Set Up
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Stations
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), House Beer, House Liquor, Liquor License, Outside Alcohol, Premium Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Valet
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, December

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