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Thornewood Castle

Lakewood, WA View map Visit website
4.2 out of 5 rating
69 reviews
Up to 200 guests

About

Up to 200 guests

Thornewood Castle is a historic mansion venue located in Lakewood, Washington. This century-old Gothic Tudor castle offers a one-of-a-kind setting for romantic weddings. Featuring sophisticated function rooms and neatly manicured gardens, the castle is sure to leave a lasting impression on all in attendance. Nestled on American Lake, this beautiful, secluded property is located just 20 minutes from Tacoma and 45 minutes from Seattle.

Facilities and Capacity

Thornewood Castle boasts a number of elegant indoor and outdoor event spaces where you can tie the knot. Hold your ceremony in the English gardens and celebrate with dining and dancing in the ballroom or avail of the indoor-outdoor loggia. The gardens feature stone sculptures surrounding a bubbling fountain and the castle as your backdrop. For a waterfront wedding, you can marry on the lawn which offers sweeping views of American Lake. This space can also be transformed to accommodate your outdoor reception. You and your guests can enjoy al fresco dining and a beautiful sunset over the lake. Alternatively, the interior of the castle features ballrooms and halls fit for royalty. The Great Hall is decorated in a Victorian style, with a sandstone hearth, hardwood flooring, and warm paneled walls. The Ballroom, which can accommodate weddings of up to 125 attendees, reflects classic European elegance and style. Also featuring hardwood flooring, this function room is adorned with a crystal chandelier and beautiful pieces of art. This venue is suitable for events of up to 200 guests.

Services Offered

The staff at Thornewood Castle is committed to transforming the venue to suit your vision. They operate on a one-event-per-day policy, ensuring you and your guests can celebrate in private. Your wedding package includes necessities like sound equipment, tables and chairs, and dressing rooms where you can get ready for the event. You are welcome to work with your own caterers, entertainment companies, and other vendors so you can bring your dream wedding to life. The venue also offers luxurious on-site accommodations where you can spend a romantic wedding night.

  • Veteran-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?

$3,450

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

$2,950

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?

$3,450

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

$2,950

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Inn/B&B
Mansion
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Elopements

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Clean Up
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August
September

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December
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Recommended by 83% of couples
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    Theresa E. Married on 04/30/2022
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    Beautiful and Luxurious

    Having our wedding at Thornewood Castle was amazing. We have always admired a fairy tale wedding and I鈥檓 glad that鈥檚 what we got! The staff are also nice and very accommodating. After the wedding, we also stayed the night in Anna鈥檚 Suite and it was a nice final ending note to the day :)
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    Evonna R. Married on 04/19/2021
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    Beautiful!

    We had a true fairytale wedding here! The staff was helpful and really nice. Would recommend this venue!
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    Aian Married on 08/17/2020
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    Wonderful consultation/ walkthrough of the property. The photographs featured in any website or social media doesn't give justice

    The property captured my heart. The walkthrough of the castle was amazing. The photographs don't give justice to this wonderful piece of artwork that has been standing strong over the decades. It's one of a kind and must visit. I'm honored to get married here.

    Thornewood Castle's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words! We are so excited to get to work with you and host your wedding. Happy planning, let us know if you need anything.
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Awards

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Real Weddings

  • Cori & Tim
    27 photos 路 07/17/2021
  • Brandon & Meneesha
    38 photos 路 05/11/2019
  • Larissa & Nick
    43 photos 路 09/09/2018
  • Shante & Brian
    28 photos 路 06/20/2018
  • Tori & Andrew
    74 photos 路 05/21/2017
  • Claire & Chris
    110 photos 路 12/10/2015

Professional Network & Endorsements

11 Endorsements
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Gorgeous venue for a wedding!!

Rick Takagi Photography Rick Takagi Photography Wedding Photographers

I can't say enough about how great this venue is for a photographer. This amazing space is filled with different textures, colors and lighting that make for some awesome photos. I truly enjoyed shooting there and can't wait to get out there again sometime soon!

Bartending by Mallard Bartending by Mallard Bar Services & Beverages

Thornwood is a great historic landmark. Perfect venue for both indoor and outdoor events. I always look forward to doing weddings out there.

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8601 N THORNE LN SW Lakewood, WA, 98498
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Thornewood Castle frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Thornewood Castle?

Thornewood Castle includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Thornewood Castle in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Thornewood Castle for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Inn/B&B
  • Mansion
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Thornewood Castle for wedding events?

Thornewood Castle offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Thornewood Castle offer?

Thornewood Castle offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Elopements

What services does Thornewood Castle offer for wedding events?

Thornewood Castle offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Clean Up
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Thornewood Castle have available for wedding events?

Thornewood Castle offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Thornewood Castle and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Thornewood Castle is recommended by 86% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.2 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.4 in quality of service, 4.3 in professionalism, 4.3 in value, 4.2 in average response time and 3.6 in flexibility.

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