Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center

2838 Wilkinson Rd, Gaylord, MI 49735 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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For 100 Guests $8k - $10k
Guest capacity 50 to 250
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About Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center

A rustic wedding 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 by Denny and Sandy Freeman, the picturesque venue combines multi-functional facilities with modern amenities. A fruitful 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
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Lighting/sound
  • Outside vendors
  • Wireless internet

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

  • We have onsite wedding decorations
  • Ask us how you can rent our brand NEW GOLD CHAIRS!

Other Facilities

Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center features a number of versatile spaces for couples to utilize during their wedding celebration. In addition to a fully furnished bridal suite, the venue also features The Roost, which is perfect for hosting pre-reception/cocktail parties.

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 Gaylord State Forest Area, Atlanta State Forest Area and Grayling State Forest Area.

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15 Reviews for Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center

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  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Rebecca · Married on 09/29/2018

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    My twin sister got married September 29 at the sonshine barn. This is the most amazing and beautiful venue I’ve ever seen! Veronica and Rachel were so accomidating and awesome to work with! Everything you need is right within the complex, absolutely perfect for a wedding! Love this venue and the staff only made the experience better!

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    Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center's reply:

    Rebecca,

    Thank you! What a joy it was to host your twin sister's wedding. We strive to make every bride's wedding day special and it's always great to hear such positive feedback from the wedding party.
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    Lindsay · Married on 09/29/2018

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    This venue is absolutely amazing! We could not have asked for better venue to have our wedding! We loved everything about it! The farmhouse and clubhouse were so convenient, our guests loved the barn and we got multiple compliments saying it was the best wedding they had ever been to! Of course, we could not have done it all if it had not been for Veronica! She went above and beyond to make the weekend exactly what we wanted and we are so grateful for her! I would recommend this venue 1000% of the time!

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    Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center's reply:

    Lindsay,

    Thank you for the great review! All of our staff enjoyed working with you and your family! Congratulations on your wedding and a lifetime of happiness.

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Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center Pricing

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Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$7,786 - $10,062
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Accommodations
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center Price Rates

Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center 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? $ 10,540.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 7,370.00
  • 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
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 50
  • 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, 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, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? April, May

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    Active Duty Military Discount for Peak Season
    If the bride or groom is an active duty military member. Discount does not apply during the months of March-May.

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement

  • BJ's Restaurant, Rental & Catering
    BJ's Restaurant, Rental & Catering Wedding Caterers

    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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  • 2838 Wilkinson Rd Gaylord, MI, 49735 See on map
    989-308-4612 (Phone number)
    Tours are available by appointment only please. You can call 989.705.8777. Thank you!

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