Couples looking for a lake house setting in which to exchange their vows will find just what they are looking for at the Windmill Winery, a wedding venue located in Florence, Arizona. Even though you are situated in the middle of a desert, you will feel as if you have been transported to an elegant Hamptons-style lake house. With mountains and rural beauty surrounding you everywhere you turn, you will be in a one-of-a-kind setting on your wedding day.
Facilities and Capacity
The 100-year-old Barn at Windmill Winery provides couples with a historic yet elegant site. This 5,000-square-foot space is ideal for hosting receptions. Couples will be happy to know that this space is highly versatile and can accommodate a wide variety of styles and sizes. If you choose the Barn for your reception, you have two site options for your ceremony. The first option is the Arches. This space incorporates historic bricks to create a romantic and historic setting. The other option is the Twisted Tree, which is situated on a lush green lawn. When using the Barn and your choice of the two ceremony sites, your wedding party will get to use the Barn Bridal Cottage and the Groom’s Room. Another site option on the property is the Lake House. With its café lights and wood accents, couples will have a rich and natural backdrop for their ceremony. Just like with the Barn, your wedding party will have access to a Bridal Bungalow and a Gentleman’s Quarters where your parties can get ready. These sites can accommodate up to 300 of your friends and family.
Couples are welcome to host all aspects of their wedding at the Windmill Winery, such as their bridal shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner, or elopement. As you plan and carry out your wedding, the event manager from the venue can assist you with all of your needs. Whether you need help with choosing a vendor or adding additional lighting, they will help ensure everything is perfect. Couples can also select from the available packages to experience a stress-free planning experience.
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Paloma · Married on 09/22/2018
I feel like no review could do justice to how amazing the Windmill Winery is! Out of all of our vendors and our whole planning process, the Windmill Winery stands out so much as the best decision we made. I can't even start to describe how easy and wonderful the entire planning process was, I feel like I had zero stress the entire time because the team was so wonderful. We had our wedding at the Lakehouse on 9/22/18 and it was absolutely perfect. When we first went to an open house here a little over a year ago we already had pretty much made our mind up on a different venue however thought we would do our due diligence and check it out before committing to our first choice after touring several venues around Phoenix. When we arrived we were blown away by how beautiful the property was as well as how fantastic all the packaged vendor options are (especially Kiss the Chef who we went with for catering). We immediately fell in love however right off the bat assumed there is no way we could afford to host our wedding at this nice of a venue, then were completely shocked to learn the same date with the same package for our 120 person guest count would actually run us a full $6000 less than our original venue which paled in comparison. I am still in awe of how above and beyond our included day of coordinator Lisa was, she truly thought of everything and walked us through the whole process. She would even email me back at odd times like Saturday nights, I can't express how amazing/kind/organized she was and our wedding could not have been nearly as well planned and executed without her. The Lakehouse was the perfect size for our wedding guest count, the food was amazing, we could even add in a photo booth and beer donkey which were a huge hit with all our guests. The shuttle service to and from the local hotel was also amazing because guests didn't have to worry about parking or getting a ride home. Absolutely beautiful wedding venue with even more fantastic staff!Sent on 10/03/2018
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Brittany · Getting married on 11/16/2019
My husband and I had looked at a lot of different venues and knew that we didn't want the tradition church, golf resort, or inner city venue. We were starting to get a little discouraged because that is a lot of what you get in the Phoenix area. We came across a picture of the Windmill Winery online and decided to make the trip out for one of their bridal open houses. We live on the very west side of Phoenix so about half way there we were questioning our decision to ever head out there. Although when we arrived it was completely perfect and exactly what we were looking and waiting for. No busy streets, people, or noises; and the vintage country feel could not have embodied the both of us any better. I of course loved it right away but was even more surpised of how excited my husband was, because he of course wasn't thrilled about spending his ESPN time doing wedding things. We both knew right away that we would be getting married there, and uncertainties of the drive had almost turned into a positive. Besides the venue appearance itself the staff and owners were also the main reason we were so excited to be a part of the Windmill. They were all so friendly, down to earth, and detail oriented people. They were right on top of everything and genuinely seemed to enjoy helping us out and being a part of our big day! The day of was so easy going and organized, they set up and breakdown everything, so we didn't have to worry about a thing. The entire ceremony and reception was organized and so well run that we were able to not worry or wonder about anything, everything flowed smoothly from one thing to the next and everyone had a great time. Our flowers also turned out better than any picture or magazine I had brought in to show her, and everybody still talks the most about how beautiful they were. Thank you again to the Windmill and their staff for the most beautiful and wonderful day of our lives!!Sent on 04/11/2011
Tammera · Married on 05/25/2019
Paradise in the Desert
Windmill Winery was a wonderful choice for our Wedding. There is nothing that we would change about the venue, the vendors, the staff or the planning of the day itself.Sent on 06/10/2019
About a year before our wedding my fiance (now wife) and I began a search for our wedding venue. The Windmill Winery may have been the 6th or 7th venue we had seen. The pier, which is the ceremony site on the Lake House side of the property, was the ideal spot for our ceremony. Of course we then had to see the rest of the property but I was nearly sold already. So long story short, we were convinced by the venue and the staff that this is where or wedding should take place.
In the passing months Karen (our coordinator) was hugely helpful in making sure that everything that we needed to do was being done in plenty of time.
When the big day arrived everything they said they would do was done. Welcoming our guests, coordinating the ceremony walk in, keeping in touch with the vendors and making sure wishes were being executed by the vendors. All this in a seamless manner.
A total 5 star experience from day 1 to wedding day itself. We'd have no hesitation in recommending The Lake House at the Windmill Winery to any couple looking for a their Wedding venue. We are also excited that it is a venue we can keep visiting long after with the events the Winery puts on each week.
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The Windmill Winery is one of my favorite wedding venues in Arizona. Both sides of the property have so much to offer! Perfectly decorated getting ready rooms, a variety of backgrounds for pictures, scenic locations on the water, and some of my favorite reception spaces. The rustic chic feel of this property is a bride's dream.
Gorgeous Venue! Friendly, helpful and wonderful staff and owners. They do a great job : )
What a great hidden treasure! This venue is breathe taking, the staff are great to work with and every event always go so smoothly!