Zingerman's Cornman Farms Est. 2014

8450 Island Lake Road, Dexter, Michigan

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Bringing a whole new meaning to farm fresh, this the cream of the corn crop venue was recently restored. Barns, tents, farmhouses and more, this space was made for gathering galore.
Cornman Farms’ features a historic barn, farmhouse, gardens, animal quarters, and space for tents or lawn games. Watch chefs prepare an intimate farm-to-feast dinner or host an al fresco evening event in the garden.
The Lowdown
Type
Barn / Farm / Ranch
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Field / Forest / Orchard
Garden
Historic Building
Views
Farm View
Garden
Landscaped Grounds
Meadow/Field
Style
Elegant
Garden Party
Romantic
Rustic
Vintage
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Founded by British chef Kieron Hales, Zingerman’s Cornman Farms is an historic 42-acre working farm, where people come together to learn how to enjoy life simply, with whole ingredients, by the easy efforts of family and community. Offering private event spaces for weddings of all sizes, corporate retreats and cooking classes Cornman Farms becomes a home away from home for all those who visit.

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $55 to $150

Additional Charges

All packages are subject to a 12.5% administrative fee and 6% sales tax. 
All clients are required to have event liability insurance prior to the event. 

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue

Capacity

Seated
300
Buffet
300
Standing
400
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2014
Curfew
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Select A Caterer From The List Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
The farmhouse features a bridal suite, two lounge areas, a hair and makeup room and full bath. 
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

Chef Kieron will whip up the fluffiest, most delicious pancakes you've ever had the morning of your wedding, all you have to do is ask! 

You can also upgrade your china to our in-house eclectic collection of vintage pieces that belong to Chef Kieron's Great Grandparents and the ancestors of our farm team.

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
  • Other
Venue Features
The Scene:

Cornman Farms is the ultimate in relaxed elegance with its tree-lined drive, historic buildings and sprawling gardens. The 42-acre farm and its venues were restored from their 1834 foundations with the most discerning guests in mind. Featuring a beautiful exhibition kitchen, chef’s garden, a classic farmhouse, four-season barn and a stunning tent pavilion, guests can enjoy the beauty of the countryside just minutes from downtown Ann Arbor.

Design:

Cornman Farms committed to a three year renovation project in 2011 to ensure the preservation of its historic buildings while enhancing the property with modern amenities. The results are spectacular.

The Farmhouse features:
Exhibition kitchen
Bridal suite with covered balcony
Hair & makeup room
Wedding party lounge with ensuite bath 

The Barn features:
Upper and lower level entrance
Modern men’s and women’s bathrooms
Full bar
Air conditioning & heating
Elevator
Pergola with Edison bulb lighting 

Tge Tent Pavilion features:
4-peak tent pavilion
Parquet floors
Heating
Removable sides
Uplights on each pole
Edison bulb string lights on perimeter

Standout Venue Features:

The full-service venue provides exceptional service as well as a full team including event producers, beverage staff, farmhouse concierge and service staff, all led by managing partner and executive chef Kieron Hales.

Kieron’s culinary background propelled him through kitchens across Europe, including the widely-known three Michelin star Paul Bocuse in Burgundy, France as well as the three Michelin star Dal Pescatore in Italy. 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 roam through the chef’s production gardens and admire the seasonal herbs utilized by our best-in-class bartenders who create homemade simple syrups, garnishes and seasonal cocktails to complement your menu selections.

For animal lovers, the head of animal husbandry can arrange a visit from our friendly farm animals.

Extra Perks:

Full-service venue with full-time staff
Full-day venue rental from 10am to Midnight, meaning you are the only guests on property for the day
Rental items including round tables, rectangle tables, chiavari chairs, linens, stemware, china, and servingware
Farmhouse concierge
Beverage manager and bartenders
Event producers
Executive chef
Preferred vendor list
Seasonal cocktails
Tent pavilion

Awards & Notables

Best Venues in America, BRIDES | 2016 & 2017

Best Venue for Intimate Weddings, Michigan Meetings + Events | 2016

Best of Borrowed & Blue | 2016 & 2017

Best Barn, Michigan Barn Preservation Network | 2016    

Celebration Locations
Tent Pavilion:
Our garden-side tent pavilion boasts a wooden floor, sides, heating and lighting.
- View: Vegetable gardens and grassy lawns
- Max Capacity: 400 standing; 300 seated
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Barn:
A historic two-story barn with two working fireplaces, built-in bar, patio and pergola.
- View: Vegetable gardens and pond
- Max Capacity: 110
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Farmhouse:
Greek-revival farmhouse from 1834 with three flowing dining rooms, cozy lounge, open plan exhibition kitchen with a second floor of getting ready rooms including a bridal suite, wedding party lounge, hair and makeup room and full bath.
- View: Grassy front lawn with shady trees.
- Max Capacity: 40
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:

Our charming farmhouse features a full exhibition kitchen that our caterers use to create farm-fresh meals for our guests.

Bars & Lounges:

Our refurbished barn features a built-in bar on the lower level that overlooks the outdoor pergola and production gardens. The Main Squeeze is a signature drink at the farm featuring vanilla bean infused Tito’s Vodka, our homemade lavender simple syrup, fresh lemon juice and lemon LaCroix. It’s refreshing and delicious.

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