Weddings

Sharon Mills County Park

Manchester, MI View map

About

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



History

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.

Location

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.

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?

$800.00

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

$14870.00

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
Rated
4.8
out of 5.0
Recommended by 96% of couples
  • Quality of service
    Rating 5 out of 5
  • Average response time
    Rating 5 out of 5
  • Professionalism
    Rating 5 out of 5
  • Value
    Rating 4 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Lindsay Married on 07/08/2011
    Rating 4.8 out of 5
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      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    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!

Real Weddings

  • Jack & Jodi
    25 photos · 06/13/2015

Map

5701 Sharon Hollow Rd Manchester, MI, 48158
Location of (Sharon Mills County Park)

Sharon Mills County Park frequently asked questions

At Sharon Mills County Park, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Sharon Mills County Park includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Sharon Mills County Park, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Sharon Mills County Park includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Sharon Mills County Park in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Sharon Mills County Park for wedding events is known for:
  • Park

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Sharon Mills County Park for wedding events?

Sharon Mills County Park offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Sharon Mills County Park offer?

Sharon Mills County Park offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements

What services does Sharon Mills County Park offer for wedding events?

Sharon Mills County Park offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up

What percentage of users recommend Sharon Mills County Park and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Sharon Mills County Park is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 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 in value.

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