Weddings

The Felt Mansion

Holland, MI View map Visit website
2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.7 out of 5
   42 reviews
Up to 250 guests

About

2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Up to 250 guests

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 1920's 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 is 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 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 the 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?

$2950

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

$2950

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
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?

1

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Mansion

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
Outside Vendors
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?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
December

42 Reviews

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Recommended by 95% of couples
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    Jordan T. Married on 09/18/2021
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    Breathtaking!

    I absolutely, without a doubt, cannot recommend The Felt Estate enough for a wedding!! If you are even considering using The Felt Estate, just go ahead and choose them now. Where to even start, other than the fact that the venue is stunning- the grounds are well kept and lovely, the mansion provides a fairy-tale feel, you really do feel like royalty while using the estate- the staff are friendly and helpful. Derrick and Holden were there for us every step of the way and were quick to reply to our many questions. They provided helpful insight and suggestions that helped make our dream wedding a reality. The day-of staff were key background players that helped our day go off without a hitch! They were provided immediate assistance when we needed them, but otherwise were out of sight, we felt like we were the only ones there! I cannot thank the staff at the Felt Estate for making our day incredible, we would choose them again in a heartbeat!

    The Felt Mansion's reply:

    Thank you! We appreciate your recommendation and sharing your experience with us. It was a pleasure working with you! Best wishes!
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    Kelsey M. Married on 08/14/2021
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    Picture Perfect Destination Venue!

    The Felt Property checked off all of our requirements while venue shopping for our big day - the property itself is unique, offers countless picture back drops, houses a private chapel as a ceremony location, and could sleep our entire bridal party + immediate family through the destination package. As an added bonus, the event coordinator, Derrick, and property staff were the not only responsive but incredibly kind & patient throughout the entire planning process (and to a bride who had a LOT of questions!).

    The Felt Mansion's reply:

    Thank you for sharing about your experience with us. We are so glad you and your guests had a wonderful time! It was such a pleasure working with you. We hope to see you around again soon!

Awards

  • 42
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Ellen & Kyle
    75 photos · 08/24/2019
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    38 photos · 05/10/2019
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    62 photos · 06/02/2018
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    30 photos · 10/09/2016
  • Dan & Jenny
    35 photos · 09/12/2016

Pricing

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Team

Derrick & Holden Bassett-Alee
Derrick & Holden Bassett-Alee
Venue 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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6597 138th Ave Holland, MI, 49423
616-818-0725

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