Thornewood Castle is a historic, waterfront wedding venue located in Lakewood, Washington. This unique 400-year-old castle was imported from Wales over 100 years ago. It’s constructed in the English Tudor Gothic style and is known as “the house that love built.” Thornewood Castle situated just south of Tacoma, offers both indoor and outdoor sites for your ceremony and reception on their three-acre estate.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 200 guests at this vintage-style venue. They offer multiple diverse setting for your big day, which include:
Great Hall - features ornate Victorian sculptured ceilings, paneled walls, hardwood floors and original artwork. This beautiful ceremony site also boasts a dramatic, 500-year-old oak staircase. It’s perfect for making a grand entrance. Your future spouse can wait for you in front of their sandstone fireplace or 16th century stained glass windows.
Sunken English Garden - this “secret” space is surrounded by flowers, sculptures, antique brick walls and a fountain. A wall of hydrangeas or the magnificent castle will serve as your backdrop as you say your “i do's.”
American Lake - perfect for a waterfront ceremony.
Ballroom - ideal for an intimate reception. It features antique furniture, artwork and a gorgeous chandelier.
Lawn - perfect for an outdoor reception with the American Lake as your backdrop.
Loggia - a large, covered patio perfect for cocktail hour, your buffet or an intimate dinner.
This one-of-a-kind venue offers a bridal suite for you and your bridal party to get ready in, plenty of parking for your guests along with a parking attendant, and a professional sound system for your reception. Tables and chairs are included with your wedding package, along with setup and cleanup. You're allowed to bring in your own caterer and alcohol for a truly unique affair. Additional services include:
Thornewood Castle is also a bed and breakfast with multiple suites for you and your guests to stay in. Your loved ones will receive breakfast in the morning, along with access to their common rooms, a piano in the Great Hall and a summer porch with lake views. Ping pong and lawn games are available during warmer months, and your guests will enjoy a pool table and games in the Game Room, books in the Library and videos in the TV/Theater rooms. Each suite offers luxurious robes, a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, Wi-Fi and a TV.
Recommended by 86% of couples
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Michon · Married on 07/14/2017
My husband and I feel so lucky to have been able to get married at Thornewood Castle. Every inch of the property is breathtaking. Our guests really enjoyed walking the grounds, checking out the details inside and out. We didn't want a huge wedding, but we did want a place that was beautiful and had character. Thornewood gave us everything we wanted in a venue.Sent on 08/08/2017
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Sondra · Getting married on 04/28/2019
The castle is beautiful inside and out. We decided on an indoor wedding since both the groom and I would run from the altar at the first sign of a bee so having it indoors made sense. Also since it will be at the end of April you never know what the weather will be like. The staff that gave us the tour were very helpful answering all of our questions and once we agreed we wanted the wedding there gave us a large packet with info including a list of vendors that they know well but you are free to hire anyone you want it doesn't have to be from the list. She said people have had pizza delivered, bbqs, potluck style, all kinds of stuff, the only thing is things have to be ready without the use of a kitchen since theirs is very small. But overall a wonderful place that has staff ready to help with any questions or concerns.
Diana · Married on 08/24/2018
My daughter and her husband were married in the sunken, secret garden, followed by a cocktail hour on the front lawn, dinner lakeside, dancing inside the castle, followed by sparkler send-off. The venue is just gorgeous and the experienced staff were top notch to work with. A wonderful experience from initial walk-thru, throughout the planning process to the actual event. It was whimsical, sophisticated and magical. Highly recommended.
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.