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.
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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.
Sharon Mills offers couples a number of additional services in order to provide an exceptional and unforgettable experience. Some of their services include:
- Cake cutting
- Champagne toast
- Premium/house liquor
- Specialty/house wine
- Premium/house beer
- Outside alcohol permitted
- Get-ready rooms
Sharon Mills offers additional assistance to couples in order to provide a thorough wedding day service. Some of their other services include:
- 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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- Cake Cutting
- Champagne Toast
- House Liquor
- House Wine
- Covered Outdoor
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Bar Services
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- Clean Up
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