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Southern Exposure

Battle Creek, MI View map Visit website
4.9 out of 5 rating
21 reviews
$10k - $15k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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$10k - $15k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

Southern Exposure is a barn and farm wedding venue located in Battle Creek, Michigan, which was originally built in 1839. An ideal choice for those seeking a countryside wedding, this setting is brimming with natural beauty and cultivated charm. With both indoor and outdoor spaces to host the festivities, you can truly enjoy the day here, surrounded by loved ones and romantic views.

Facilities and Capacity

Join together in matrimony with your significant other outdoors in the pretty gardens at Southern Exposure, as you celebrate two lives coming together. Out on the lawn, you can join arm-in-arm as you stand proudly in front of the floral pergola to say your vows. After the rings have been exchanged and you have both said ‘I do’, your guests can mark the occasion with flashes of light, clicks of their cameras, and rapturous applause.

Beautifully colorful petals can be strewn along the grass as your makeshift aisle, while your guests watch on with a mixture of pride, love, and heartfelt emotion.

Elsewhere outside, the couple of honor and some of their guests can pose for photos among the colorful, fragrant flowers or take a stroll around the property. Once you have preserved some of the memories to display on your mantelpiece in the weeks and months that follow, you can make your way to the gazebo/canopy.

Here, sheltered from the elements, your guests can sit on folding deck chairs as they chatter around linen-covered tables. Plants, flowers, and ornaments add splashes of vibrancy here and there as everyone settles in for the evening. In the adjacent canopy, a head table can be set up for the happy couple and some of the wedding party or family members to take a seat.

The red corn crib is another one of the spaces that adds to the overall appeal of this venue.

Services Offered

There are a variety of wedding packages available at Southern Exposure. Their standard option includes wedding party suites, tables, chairs, use of the sound system, champagne flutes, setup, cleanup, and a great deal more.

Additionally, they can offer bar packages where staff can serve a range of beverages such as wine, beer, cognac, and more.

The venue is also willing to arrange a number of consultations - both with the wedding coordinator and the culinary chef.

Cuisine

The wedding-day meal is surely one of the most important aspects of the day. That's why Southern Exposure pours a lot of effort into making it as good as possible. Honey-roasted chicken breast, scallops wrapped in bacon, and more can be made available to please a plethora of palates. That is why Southern Exposure offers a variety of wedding menu options such as hors d’oeuvres, served dinners, entree buffets, as well as combination buffets.

  • Veteran-owned
  • Woman-owned

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?

$9,000

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

$6,000

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?

$500

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

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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?

$25

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1 outdoor wedding garden

Describe your venue:

Farm/Ranch
Garden
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
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?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
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    Care Free Wedding Day

    Our wedding day with Southern Exposure was perfect. Dakota took care of literally everything - all we had to do was show up and get ready! I could not have asked for a more laid back and BEAUTIFUL place to get married. Highly, highly recommend.
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    Amazing experience

    Our wedding at Southern Exposure was everything we wanted and more! The staff was helpful, friendly, accommodating, the venue was gorgeous and well laid out, and the wedding day went smoothly and was stress free. I would recommend this venue to anyone.
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    Becky G. Married on 05/13/2022
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    Our Dream Wedding Come True

    I can't say enough great things about Southern Exposure, owners Ken & Jennifer Hendrickson, and wedding coordinator Dakota Whitlock. We were able to enjoy our wedding without worrying about anything. Planning a wedding takes a lot of time, effort, and coordination, and the team at Southern Exposure made it happen. Both owners Ken and Jennifer are truly wonderful people, who work hard to make everything happen. Dakota is a brilliant and personable wedding planner who who took our ideas and made them a reality, even down to the smallest details. We are more than happy with Southern Exposure, and would recommend them every time to any persons wondering where they should get married.
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Deals

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Offer

$1,000 package of up to 10 guests includes:

- Complimentary tour of the farm and 1 complimentary consultation with our wedding coordinator.

- Use of the grounds for 2 hours

- Use of the Wedding Garden

- Set up of ceremony chairs

- Rose Petals for Wedding Garden Path

- Use of changing quarters

- Non-Alcoholic Spumante Toast

- Hors d'oeuvres (bruschetta and/or filo cups) - Other appetizers can be chosen for an additional charge. Choices available on catering menu price sheet.

Additional Charges:

-$250/hour- Additional use of the grounds

- $100 - 2 consultations with our wedding coordinator and Rehersal coordinated by our staff

- $50 each additional guest over 10

- $50/hour - Bartender

- $2 per guest - Cake Services

- Catering options available on Catering Menu Price Sheet

*Maximum of 30 guests*

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11269 Gorsline Rd Battle Creek, MI, 49014
(269) 962-1255
269-300-8324

Wednesday - Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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