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Price range: $10,150 - $13,350 Price range: $10,150 - $13,350
Couples usually spend $11,750 Couples usually spend $11,750
Ceremony
$500 starting price
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About

On WeddingWire since 2013

Waldenwoods is a wedding venue located in Howell, Michigan. This romantic property is only 30 minutes away from Flint and Ann Arbor, and just one hour outside of Detroit and Lansing. The facility features 400 acres of idyllic countryside, complete with manicured lawns and impeccable landscaping.

Facilities and Capacity

Waldenwoods offers several event spaces to accommodate any celebration. Couples can say their vows in front of their loved ones on Cromaine Lodge's lush front lawn. Here, you’ll find yourself adjacent to the scenic Lake Walden, providing plenty of memorable photo opportunities. Your reception can continue outside under a white canopy tent which includes a vintage bar, rope lighting, a dance floor, tables, chairs, and more. This outdoor wedding experience can accommodate between 75 to 250 loved ones. Couples also have the option of hosting in the elegant 10,000-square-foot Cromaine Lodge for their post-ceremony festivities. Here, the newlyweds and their guests can socialize, enjoy a tasty meal, and dance the night away.

Services Offered

Waldenwoods is happy to accommodate various pre-nuptial events, such as engagement parties, showers, elopements, rehearsal dinners, as well as ceremonies and receptions. The venue’s professional staff recognizes that every couple has a one-of-a-kind vision for their special day. They are happy to assist with all the details to ensure that your dream wedding is brought to life. To ensure that your event runs as smoothly as possible, you will be provided with a list of preferred vendors. When holding your celebration here, you can also avail of the following services:

  • Event rentals
  • Getting ready rooms
  • Parking
  • Setup and cleanup
  • WiFi

Cuisine

The venue aims to make your event all the more special by offering a number of delicious menu selections. Catering services such as buffets, cocktail receptions, hors d’oeuvres, outside cake, plated meals, stations, and more are available. You also have the option of adding bar services to your wedding package. Choose from an array of domestic and local beers, house and local wines, and specialty liquors.

Accommodation

After your reception, you and your loved ones can extend your stay overnight in one of the charming historical cottages offered by the venue. Each cottage features a spacious gathering room, a fireplace, and tranquil views of the lake. In addition, guests can partake in many different on-site activities, including swimming, fishing, sailing, and tennis.

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Frequently asked questions

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?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What event items are available?

Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
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Reviews of Waldenwoods

4.6 out of 5 rating
4.6 out of 5 rating
115 Reviews
93% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.6 out of 5 rating
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Waldenwoods is a stunning wedding venue with a beautiful lakeview tent and picturesque grounds. The staff is highly professional, responsive, and accommodating, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience. The food is described as delicious, with a wide variety of options available. Guests also appreciate the on-site lodging and the convenience it provides. Many compliments are received for the venue's decor items and Personal Touch service. While some reviewers mention the need to communicate with multiple consultants, overall, Waldenwoods is praised as an amazing value and a fantastic choice for weddings.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Waldenwoods is a stunning wedding venue with a beautiful lakeview tent and picturesque grounds. The staff is highly professional, responsive, and accommodating, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience. The food is described as delicious, with a wide variety of options available. Guests also appreciate the on-site lodging and the convenience it provides. Many compliments are received for the venue's decor items and Personal Touch service. While some reviewers mention the need to communicate with multiple consultants, overall, Waldenwoods is praised as an amazing value and a fantastic choice for weddings.

Weddingwire
4.6/5 115 reviews
Google
4.4/5 900 reviews
Ashley
Ashley C. Sent on 09/27/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible wedding venue and service!!

Waldenwoods was the second venue we toured and I fell in love the second we got on the grounds. We got married in the lakeview tent and it was GORGEOUS. we also rented the friendship lodge for the entire weekend so our friends and family could stay with us all weekend. The staff was responsive, professional, and so helpful. I couldn’t have asked for a better place to have our wedding.
Brittiany
Brittiany S. Sent on 04/23/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience from start to finish!

Our experience with Waldenwoods exceeded our expectations. Truly amazing staff to work with for your special day. They make the whole process easy to navigate and ensured we had the wedding of our dreams.
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Carillon S. Sent on 09/13/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our wedding

Waldenwoods is a beautiful venue, and the staff were incredibly helpful.
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Awards

115
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2009 Winner

Real Weddings

Mario & Alison
55 photos · 09/03/2021
Alisha & Dylin
22 photos · 04/16/2021
Allison & John
89 photos · 12/01/2018
Alex & Maria
13 photos · 06/01/2018

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
Special Occasions LLC Special Occasions LLC Wedding Rentals

We Love Waldenwoods! Beautiful venue in both the lodge and the tent. This venue brings character you dont see at most places, with lodging and the beautiful private lake as a backdrop it cant be beat. The director Anne is pleasant to work with and makes the details of the event flow smoothly. Her staff is professional and the service is top notch! We highly recommend Waldenwoods to all our clients.

We Are Gathered... We Are Gathered... Wedding Officiants

When I think about performing wedding ceremonies, Waldenwoods comes to mind. For a long time now, a handful of couples a year have selected me to perform their marriage rites in ways that evoke who they are as distinct individuals, and who they are as a couple, who will forever pledge themselves one to the other. I digress... During those years everyone, Managers and Staff alike, have become my friends. "Friend". That's a word that gets thrown about pretty casually. 'I'm their "friend" on social websites.' (Even though I've never actually met them.) I didn't want my post to be interpreted that way so I looked up the definition of the word "friend". Here's what it said: "noun 1. a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard. 2. a person who gives assistance. 3.a person who is on good terms with another." The word "friend" fits perfectly. Now, if you have read this far you must be curious, and perhaps even be searching for a venue for your event. Of course, it must be beautiful and have a sense of history about it. Good food and great service is essential. A HUGH plus, and the most difficult to find, is a group...a team...where every member puts out their personal best because they care about you. Waldenwoods is that place; are those people. Trust them. They'll become you friends, too.

Kate Saler Photography Kate Saler Photography Wedding Photographers

Waldenwoods is a gorgeous wedding venue! I highly recommend it to any couples who love nature and who also love classy beautiful buildings because Waldenwoods is the perfect mix plus it's gorgeous, warm and cozy inside with lots of natural light and beautiful lights up year round. Great food, great staff, and great experiences there time and time again!

Preferred Vendors

Mike Staff Productions
4.9 out of 5 rating , 628 Reviews
· Wedding Photographers
Special Occasions LLC
4.9 out of 5 rating , 117 Reviews
· Wedding Rentals
DJ Kurt Lewis
5.0 out of 5 rating , 66 Reviews
· Wedding DJs
Kate Saler Photography
5.0 out of 5 rating , 8 Reviews
· Wedding Photographers
Rachel Shomsky Photography
5.0 out of 5 rating , 4 Reviews
· Wedding Photographers
Brookside Travel
4.9 out of 5 rating , 8 Reviews
· Travel Agents

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Waldenwoods frequently asked questions

Waldenwoods includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The space offered by Waldenwoods for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Waterfront
Waldenwoods offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Waldenwoods offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Waldenwoods offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Wifi
Waldenwoods offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Tents
Waldenwoods is recommended by 93% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in average response time, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.6 in flexibility and 4.6 in value.

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