Located in Dexter, Michigan, Zingerman’s Cornman Farms is a historic, 42-acre working farm that serves as a beautiful location for weddings. The farm is where individuals come together to learn how to enjoy life simply, and it offers private event space for romantic farm weddings of all sizes. Cornman Farms becomes a home away from home for all those who visit.
Facilities and Capacity
The farm is surrounded by relaxed elegance with its tree-lined drive, historic buildings, and sprawling gardens. The 42-acre farm and its venue have been restored with discerning guests in mind. It features a beautiful exhibition kitchen, a chef’s garden, a classic farmhouse, a four-season barn, and a stunning tent pavilion. The farmhouse boasts an exhibition kitchen, a bridal suite with a covered balcony, a hair and makeup room, and a wedding party lounge with an ensuite bath. The barn features both an upper and lower-level entrance, modern bathrooms, a full bar, air conditioning and heating, an elevator, and a pergola with Edison bulb lighting. The four-peak, on-site tent pavilion also includes parquet floors, heating, removable sides, uplights on each pole, and Edison bulb string lights on the perimeter. With a few event space options, couples can host grand occasions suitable for up to 300 guests. Since 2011, the venue has focused on renovations that ensure the preservation of its historic buildings while also enhancing the property with modern amenities.
The elegant, full-service venue provides exceptional service to the couples hosting their celebrations, ensuring they have everything they need. From setup and cleanup to lighting and sound, Cornman Farms offers it all for engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, receptions, and even elopements. Couples can also rent event items from the venue, including chiavari chairs, tables, linens, tents, tent accessories, and furniture. To make couples’ vision a reality, the venue’s professional team works closely alongside the couples throughout the planning process. Other services provided include:
The farm has three catering teams; Zingerman’s Roadhouse, Zingerman’s Catering and Events, and Forte Belanger. The full-service venue’s staff is led by executive chef and farm founder Kieron Hales. The British-born chef is known for incorporating his European heritage into his seasonal menus while highlighting the produce from the farm’s gardens. Guests can even roam throughout the gardens and admire the seasonal herbs utilized by the best-in-class bartends who create homemade simple syrups, garnishes, and seasonal cocktails to complement menu selections.
Just minutes from downtown Ann Arbor, Zingerman’s Cornman Farms provides the beauty of the countryside that couples and guests can enjoy as a retreat from the toll of busy schedules. There are plenty of lodging options and local gems for guests to see just ten miles away, and the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is only 36 miles away, making traveling doable for all out-of-town loved ones.
Recommended by 100% of couples
Téa · Married on 11/05/2018
Most incredible venue, EVER!!
We just hosted our fall wedding at Cornman and we cannot express how great it was to work with the Zingerman's team. The staff is absolutely phenomenal and the property is gorgeous. They're 100% committed to making sure you have the wedding of your dreams. We loved how the venue was prepared with things like linens, tables, cutlery etc. because it saved a lot of time and money not to research and rent each item separately. The barn is spectacular on it's own and you could even bypass decorating if you wanted to simplify. Mostly, the staff is completely incredible and helped us plan a day that was uniquely ours without stress or confusion. We couldn't be happier :)
Kirsten · Married on 10/20/2018
While the venue is obviously stunning, the team at Cornman Farms is what made our wedding an unforgettable day. From our first onsite visit to leaving the Farm at midnight on our wedding day, Kieron, Tabitha, Maya, Olivia and everyone else made sure we were taken care of, whether it was bringing us coffee, holding umbrellas over my husband and me during a downpour so we wouldn't get drenched while walking from the barn to our reception, or driving me around the property while we were taking photos so I could rest my feet all with a huge smile on their faces. The team is extremely responsive from the minute you book the venue (and continues even after the wedding is over!) and it really put me at ease during the planning process. The set up of the farm provides for a very unique and gorgeous event and we lost count of how many of our guests commented on how amazing the venue was. We cannot thank the Cornman team enough for all of their hard work, kindness and thoughtfulness to ensure we had the absolute best time on our wedding day.
Sarah · Married on 10/06/2018
Fantasy wedding venue
From day one, Maya and her team were a dream to work with! I can't say enough about how amazing Cornman Farms is for a wedding venue - the staff covers ever detail, ensures that the big day flows with ease, and guides you every step of the planning process. No matter how many emails I sent, Maya and the rest of the staff were so responsive, patient, and friendly with every request and question I had. On the day-of, everything went off so smoothly, professionally, and with such elegance. I can't tell you how many compliments I received on the spaces (from the barn ceremony to the tent to the grounds) to the goats visiting during cocktail hour to the cake & food. If Dave & I were to get married again, we wouldn't change a single thing about our experience with Cornman!
We LOVE Zingerman's Cornman Farms. The team is a dream + honor to work with. Every client I bring to the farm is blown away from the customized hospitality to the amazing property. Truly a GEM!