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The Felt Mansion

Holland, MI View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
4.8 out of 5 rating
45 reviews

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

The Felt Estate is a historic wedding venue nestled in the dunes along Lake Michigan, between Holland and Saugatuck, Michigan. The expansive estate features the majestic 1920s Felt Mansion, the Rustic Carriage house, and the quaint Chapel at Shore Acres. All around this beautiful architecture are carefully manicured grounds, a grotto, and lush gardens. The Felt Mansion boasts modern amenities, seasonal tents, and optional overnight accommodations. Here, couples will be able to make use of a convenient and comfortable environment as they host their wedding festivities.

Facilities and Capacity

The Felt Estate features three unique ceremony and reception location options. For ceremonies, the Chapel at Shore Acres, the Water Garden, and the Felt Mansion are all great options. The Chapel at Shore Acres allows couples to embrace tradition. It was built at the turn of the century and provides a beautiful backdrop for any ceremony. A little romance can be added with the ringing of the chapel bell as you kiss. There is seating for 75 inside or up to 250 outside. The Water Garden is surrounded by trees in the back and has water in every direction. This area seats up to 250 outside. The Felt Mansion exudes a majestic ambiance with sandstone pillars and gorgeous greenery. Here, there is seating for up to 250 outside. The Felt Mansion is also a great spot for receptions, as are the West Lawn Tent and the Carriage House.

Service Offered

The Felt Estate offers a variety of services including wedding party suites, parking, custom floorplans, audio equipment, and the ability to hire outside vendors. Tables and chairs are also available to clients.

Accommodations

Couples and their guests will be able to dance the night away before retiring to your bed in the historic Felt Mansion. The mansion sleeps up to twelve guests in six bedrooms. The carriage house sleeps up to twelve guests in two bunk rooms. Amenities include toiletries, linens, public WiFi, media players in the foyer, and the use of the kitchen.

History

This stunning mansion was established in 1928 as a gift to Dorr Felt's wife, Agnes. With this love story inspiring the entire house, couples will be able to feel the romance that emanates from every corner.

  • LGBTQ+-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?

$6,250

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

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Garden
Historic Building
Mansion
Museum
Park

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered 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
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
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    Dana B. Married on 08/12/2022
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    A Venue of a Lifetime!

    Our experience at the Felt was absolutely incredible! We booked the venue back in February 2021 for an August 2022 wedding. From the event proposal process all the way past the wedding, Derrick and team were absolutely unbelievable. They are timely and thoughtful in their responses, the venue is ALWAYS adding on beneficial features and updates for the benefits of their clients, and the ability to stay on-site was unlike any other venue experience I have personally seen. We chose a Friday wedding to give us access the day prior to be able to get ready in the mansion and it was the best decision we made. Our entire wedding party stayed on-site with us and it will likely be the only time in our lives that we can say that. There are many options for the ceremony location and we loved the water garden but the weather backup in the beautiful third floor ballroom means you don’t need to stress leading up to your wedding which was a big decision in booking the venue. One good thing to note is Wi-Fi and service is spotty in the area so make sure your DJ downloads all your necessary music and that people have access to taxis or you set up transportation for them.
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    Hope M. Married on 06/24/2022
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    All the stars!

    If we could give 12 stars out of 10, we absolutely would. Planning a wedding is, admittedly, a stressful endeavor but Derrick and Holden were a genuine joy to work with. When we ran into snags with vendors, they were flexible to the fullest extent they could be and we truly got the wedding of our dreams at the Felt. It’s worth noting too that, as we were planning our wedding from Chicago, we only actually got up to the Felt in-person once before our wedding. At no point throughout our planning did we ever feel hung out to dry or like we could not reach out with questions for help. Total experts with Zoom and we have zero regrets. They were also extremely gracious with all the dynamics that come up in planning (IYKYK) and we just so appreciated their expertise, grace, kindness, and understanding.


    And it’s worth noting that when the groom had a minor wardrobe malfunction mere minutes before our first look, Derrick was on it. We got to know each other real well! A man of many talents and cool under pressure.


    Getting married at the Felt was everything we could have imagined and more. The best day of our lives in the perfect place. And while we’re thankful we never have to plan another wedding, if you do need to plan one you can feel at ease with Derrick and Holden and know that things won’t slip through the cracks. And PS – if you need the space, stay at the Mansion and/or Carriage House. Beautiful memories were made.

    Thank you so much, Derrick and Holden!!
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Team

Derrick & Holden Bassett-Alee
Derrick & Holden Bassett-Alee
Rental Managers

DERRICK
Derrick brings a breadth of knowledge to his role at the estate with his experience in food and beverage management as well as theatre production and performance. He is also an event manager and event lighting designer for Holden Michael Events. When there’s a break in the summer, Derrick enjoys heading to Lake Michigan or a local Pride event and traveling with his husband in the off-season. Someday you might see him flying across stage in a local production of Tarzan, a role he’s always wanted to play.

HOLDEN
Holden worked for eight years as an event planner and designer and worked many times at the estate before being brought in as venue manager. Holden also owns Holden Michael Events, an event planning company specializing in events at private properties and non-traditional venues. When he’s not at the estate or working with a couple to plan their wedding, you may find Holden down at Phil’s Bar and Grill enjoying a gin martini and a good book or shopping in downtown Chicago before heading to a Lady Gaga concert or Lyric Opera.

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