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.
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.
66 Reviews for Thornewood Castle
Recommended by 82% of couples
35 User photos
Aian · Married on 08/17/2020
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.Sent on 03/03/2020
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.
Sanghee H. · Married on 05/31/2020
This is it!
My now husband Toney and I searched for the perfect venue for a while. Based on a friend's suggestion we checked out Thornewood. It was breathtaking and felt special. The premise is in a very quiet neighborhood and is perfect for a fairytale ceremony. After the friendly walk through with Christiana, we were set to book the Thornewood Castle! They provided a preferred vendor list; we ended up hiring most of our vendors from that list and very happy. They allow outside vendors as well as BYOB which is a huge plus! We postponed our wedding (due to COVID), and the owner and everyone was very accomodating. The total rent hour @ the venue was 6 hours and we had a very short and sweet ceremony; I would say to consider extending hours. While our wedding was perfect, we could have enjoyed this beautiful venue a bit more by extending an hour or two. Everyone had so much compliments to make about the venue - it was very gorgeous, peaceful, and intimate. Would highly recommend to couples thinking of dream-come-true wedding at a classic & classy venue, this is it!Sent on 05/15/2021
Destiny · Married on 05/23/2019
This was a dream come true hands down! We will definitely be coming back for our anniversary as well! The wedding was magical and at the end of the day the presidential room was breathtaking! They made sure everything was perfect and helped out a ton! Definitely recommend 100% ^_^Sent on 06/23/2019
Gorgeous venue for a wedding!!
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!
Thornwood is a great historic landmark. Perfect venue for both indoor and outdoor events. I always look forward to doing weddings out there.