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Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center

Gaylord, MI View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
20 reviews
Up to 250 guests

About

Up to 250 guests

A vintage wedding barn venue in Gaylord, Michigan, Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center is the perfect choice for couples wishing to wed in elegant charm. Family-owned and operated, the picturesque venue combines multi-functional facilities with modern amenities like air conditioning and heat. A part of the Michigan wedding industry since 2016, Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center is sure to craft the magical and memorable wedding of your dreams.

Facilities and Capacity
Nestled in the rolling hills of Northern Michigan, Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center provides couples with an ideal backdrop for intimate wedding celebrations. Located on a spacious 33-acre farm, the scenic venue offers couples the option of hosting their ceremony and/or reception either indoors in the venue’s barn, which accommodates 250 people, or outdoors on its meticulously landscaped grounds.

Services Offered
Couples who opt to host their nuptials at Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center benefit from a variety of wedding-related services. For a truly unforgettable experience, said services include the following:

  • Liability insurance
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Day-of wedding planner & assistant
  • Event decoration rentals
  • Lighting/sound
  • Outside vendors
  • Wireless internet
  • Tables & chairs
  • Walk-in cooler
  • Outdoor arbor

Accommodation

Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center offers couples and their guests overnight accommodations in the form of an on-site Farmhouse and Airbnb rental. Comprised of six bedrooms that collectively sleep 24, the Farmhouse features two spacious living rooms, a gourmet kitchen, dining room, and laundry room. The Airbnb rental—which is comprised of three bedrooms that sleep 10—features a fully stocked kitchen and billiards and ping pong table.

Rentals

  • Onsite wedding decorations

Other Facilities

Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center features a number of versatile spaces for couples to utilize during their wedding celebration, including a fully furnished bridal suite.

Location
Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center is conveniently located in Gaylord, Michigan. Situated in the heart of Northern Michigan, the private venue is less than one hour from a number of landmarks, such as Mackinac Island, Gaylord State Forest Area, Atlanta State Forest Area, and Grayling State Forest Area.

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?

$16,400

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

$11,600

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

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Barn
Farm/Ranch

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

May

20 Reviews

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  • Amanda
    Amanda G. Married on 09/14/2019
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    Perfect venue for our best day ever!

    Sonshine Barn won our hearts over the minute we stepped foot on the property. We are so glad we chose this place to host our wedding. It’s been about 2 months since we got married and people are still constantly talking about how fun our weekend was! We had a great experience with all of the women that worked with us and having a day-of coordinator made our day flow so nicely! We wish we could go back and relive it all one more time.

    Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center's reply:

    amanda,

    Thank you for the review! We are so happy you had such an amazing wedding day and we loved getting to be a part of it. Best wishes to you and Spencer!

    Jessica
    Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center
  • Lisa
    Lisa W. Married on 07/20/2019
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    My husband and I had the wedding of our dreams at The Sonshine Barn!

    My families experience at the Sonshine Barn was absolutely amazing!!! The venue is breathtaking and the staff goes above and beyond to help make sure your day is perfect. Amber was my wedding planner and she did an outstanding job!! The pictures I included in this review were taken by #thecompasspointeshere

    Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center's reply:

    Lisa,

    Thank you so much for the review! From all the staff at Sonshine Barn we loved being a part of your special day!

Awards

  • 20
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Megan & Mike
    29 photos · 08/01/2020

Deals

Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center 1
Offer

If the bride or groom is an active duty military member. Only one per couple.

Pricing

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
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Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center is one of our most favorite places to cater at! The venue itself is superb, every single staff member is easy to work with, knowledgeable, helpful and above all else - focused on the client. You will fall in love with everything the moment you step onto their property!

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Map

2838 Wilkinson Rd Gaylord, MI, 49735
989-705-8777

Tours are available by appointment only please. You can call 989.705.8777. Thank you!
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Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center?

Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Farm/Ranch

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center for wedding events?

Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center offer?

Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center offer for wedding events?

Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center have available for wedding events?

Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center offer?

Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.

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