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Pricing Information

These prices are available for the months of June through October. These prices are available for the months of November through April.
Reception
$4,950 starting price
Ceremony
$4,950 starting price
Reception
$3,450 starting price
Ceremony
$3,450 starting price

About

On WeddingWire since 2009

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?

$4,950

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

$3,450

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?

$4,950

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

$3,450

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Inn/B&B
Mansion
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Elopements

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Centerpieces
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
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December
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4.4 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
95 Reviews
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    3.9 out of 5 rating
87% Recommended by couples

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Simon J. Married on 05/28/2023
5 out of 5 rating

6/5 Stars!

Thornewood Castle was the perfect place for our wedding. The staff was incredible to work with - Brittany and Corey took care of every detail and were so helpful. One of the best thing about Thornewood was they provided a list of preferred vendors, these vendors were all 5 star and knew the ins and outs of working at Thornewood. 5/5 stars, if I could give it 6 stars, I would!!
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Myrat A. Married on 09/20/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Myrat Akyyev.

This place is Amazing . When we saw in the first time , we really shocked! And when wedding date is come my all friends is loved this place. Also the employees so kindly and they give me a 1 hr free. They are really helpful with everything and amazing people . I loved work with those team. Thank you so much .
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Amanda H. Married on 08/24/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing outdoor wedding!

We toured more than enough venues and the second we saw Thornewood Castle we knew it was our venue. The staff is so professional鈥he best part was getting a response almost instantly any day of the week. When planning it鈥檚 very helpful to have quick responses like we got with them. We got married on the back lawn over looking the lake and moved inside for dinner. The garden was stunning, we did a majority of our family photos in the garden. Only negative thing I would say is the cut off by 10, we knew that going in and we still would not have chosen different.
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner

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
Cakes By Creme de la Creme Cakes By Creme de la Creme Wedding Cakes

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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Thornewood Castle frequently asked questions

Thornewood Castle includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The space offered by Thornewood Castle for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Inn/B&B
  • Mansion
  • Waterfront
Thornewood Castle offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Thornewood Castle offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Elopements
Thornewood Castle offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
Thornewood Castle offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables
Thornewood Castle is recommended by 87% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.4 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.5 in quality of service, 4.5 in professionalism, 4.4 in average response time, 4.4 in value and 3.9 in flexibility.

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