Nestled amidst a captivating woodland just beyond the bounds of Battle Creek, Michigan, you’ll find Greencrest Manor—an extraordinary estate wedding venue that promises a transcendent experience. This hidden gem effortlessly marries the opulence reminiscent of a 17th-century French manor with modern design, making it the ideal choice for couples yearning for an elegant European garden wedding, all without the need to traverse the Atlantic.
Location: 6174 Halbert Rd, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Every facet of Greencrest Manor has been meticulously designed and meticulously maintained, a labor of love evident from the tree-lined driveway to the lush gardens, from each structure on the property to the rooms within. Under the guidance of Jenn and her dedicated team, this meticulous attention to detail ensures not only a stunning backdrop for your wedding photographs but also a stress-free day, allowing everyone to be their authentic selves in front of the camera.
The Manor and the Ceremony Lawn Deck: During the peak season (May-October), Greencrest Manor offers two outdoor ceremony locations: the manor’s front entrance and the Ceremony Deck, ensconced within the enchanting gardens with multiple fountains. Choosing between the two can be a delightful dilemma, as every side of the manor presents breathtaking vistas. In the off-season (November-April), you have the option to hold your entire event inside the manor, accommodating up to 50 guests comfortably.
Maison des Fetes: Maison des Fetes, also known as the Celebration House, serves as an open-air reception space—a blank canvas for the Modern Day Collective team to turn your dreams into reality. This space doubles as the “rainy day backup” for your ceremony. With wooden floors, a pristine white ceiling, sparkling silver chandeliers, and panoramic views of the Manor and its grounds, it provides the perfect backdrop for your florals and decor to shine, accommodating up to 200 guests.
Vendor Partners: Greencrest Manor has established partnerships with some of Michigan’s finest wedding vendors. Millennium Catering serves as their exclusive caterer, and their pricing includes a month-of coordinator. Additionally, you have the option to choose a different wedding planner if desired. Greencrest Manor’s sister company, Modern Day Collective, specializes in design and planning services.
On-Site Lodging: Greencrest Manor offers the option to reserve the manor for the entire weekend, providing on-site accommodation for your family and wedding party. This arrangement ensures a stress-free experience for your nearest and dearest, who will enjoy daily breakfasts, impeccable hospitality services, and full access to the gardens and grounds. By reserving the manor for the entire weekend, you can also host your welcome party, rehearsal dinner, and next-day brunch with ease.
Bridal and Groom Spaces: Greencrest Manor caters to both brides and grooms with dedicated spaces to prepare for the big day. The She Shed, nestled within the gardens, offers an ideal retreat for brides and their entourage to savor a quiet morning with breakfast and pampering. Tucked within the treeline, the Pump House provides grooms and groomsmen with a relaxing space to celebrate, get ready, and perfect their look before the ceremony.
According to WeddingWire, a single-day rental of the manor for a 200-guest wedding ranges between $11,500 and $14,500, while a full weekend rental ranges from $21,400 to $24,000. The final budget for your wedding will depend largely on your guest count and the specific elements you choose to enhance your guests’ experience. On average, couples at Greencrest Manor invest between $75,000 and $125,000 in creating their full wedding experience.
In conclusion, Greencrest Manor is a remarkable destination for couples seeking a truly enchanting wedding experience. With its timeless elegance, attention to detail, and commitment to ensuring every moment is picture-perfect, it offers an idyllic setting for your dream wedding in Michigan.