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 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.
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range Does this include catering fees?
Estimated Price Per Head
from $55 to $150
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 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 Smoking Designated Smoking Areas Only Accommodations The farmhouse features a bridal suite, two lounge areas, a hair and makeup room and full bath. 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.
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:
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
Air conditioning & heating
Pergola with Edison bulb lighting The Tent Pavilion features:
4-peak tent pavilion
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
Beverage manager and bartenders
Preferred vendor list
Tent pavilion Awards & Notables
Best of Weddings, The Knot | 2017, 2018, 2019
Wedding Wire, Couples' Choice Award | 2019
Best Venues in America, BRIDES | 2016, 2017
Top 22 Garden Wedding Venues in the World, Harper's Bazaar | 2017
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 La Croix. It’s refreshing and delicious.
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