Picture the morning of your wedding. You walk through the estate’s gardens with a fresh,
steaming cup of espresso warming your hands. The ivy lacing up the French Manor behind you is soaking in the morning rays. In a few short hours you will be having your own Princess Diaries moment fulfilled as you reveal your wedding day look as you walk down the Manor's spiral, grand staircase
Despite the morning-of jitters, you are fully enveloped in the tranquility of Greencrest Manor. You knew you wanted an intimate, destination wedding, but after reviewing all the possible locations the overwhelm of planning & traveling over seas seemed to take away from the experience. There is no denying that a bride with a dream wedding located in Europe should consider fulfilling that vision with the European flair of The Greencrest Manor.
But where is this European inspired wedding venue located? It is nestled in the United States’ very own mitten state, in the city of Battle Creek.
I was recently able to tour the estate, and was greeted as if I were coming home by its owner, Jennifer. You could tell as she greeted guests that this was her passion. Truly, it surpassed any dream I could imagine for an expansive, yet magically intimate, wedding venue. For any bride looking for a destination wedding that dreams of a European estate, Greencrest is your venue. Trust me.
The estate, packed with over 15 acres of gardens, French-style suites, and an incredible staff, can be rented from a single day to an entire weekend for your getaway. For peak season, ceremonies with up to 200 guests can be accommodated, and up to 40 guests during off-season due to weather restrictions. Greencrest Manor also has the accommodations to host up to18 of your closest friends & family for an overnight stay.
This location is ideal for couples with a budget averaging around $100,000, depending on your style choices and length of stay preferences. (For reference, couples typically spend between $85,000 to $105,000 on a day rental, and $105,000 to $135,000 for a weekend rental.)
This all-inclusive dreamy french estate is a hidden gem in the heart of Michigan. Who says a
destination wedding has to be across the sea? In my opinion this wedding venue is not only one of Michigan's best wedding venues, but one of the top wedding venues in the United States.
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