Spring wedding at Castle Farms

The Best Season to Get Married at Castle Farms: Pros & Cons

Nestled in the picturesque countryside of Northern Michigan, Castle Farms is an enchanting venue for couples seeking a fairytale wedding. With its timeless architecture, beautiful gardens, and historic charm, it’s no wonder why so many choose this castle as the backdrop of their big day. However, when it comes to selecting the perfect season for your castle wedding, there are several factors to consider. In this guide, we will explore the pros and cons of each season to help you decide on the best time to say “I do” at Castle Farms.

Spring: (March – April)

Spring wedding at Castle Farms

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Castle Farms has the best availability in the Springtime. The mild weather that comes with spring can make temperatures bearable for an outdoor ceremony, and as the night gets colder, our inside reception spaces are the perfect spot for a fun night celebrating the bride and groom. While Spring weather can be pleasant, it is also unpredictable. Sudden showers or chilly winds can put a damper on an outdoor ceremony, so it is essential to have a backup plan, especially in the springtime. Castle Farms inside ceremony locations creates a beautiful, cozy ceremony that your guests will love. Spring isn’t a very popular time for weddings at Castle Farms, which means that the prices are lower during this season, making it the perfect season for couples who are on a tight budget.

Summer: (May – August)

summer wedding at Castle Farms

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Summer at Castle Farms is when the gardens come to life, bringing an explosion of color from blooming flowers, creating a romantic atmosphere that’s hard to beat. The beginning of summer also symbolizes new beginnings, and like every fresh blossom of a flower, your love will grow stronger with each passing day. With warm temperatures and clear skies, summer offers ideal conditions for outdoor ceremonies at the two locations Castle Farms offers. All four of the reception spaces provides an outdoor area for guests to enjoy the beautiful nights the Summer brings, and with longer days, guests and the couple can extend the celebration into the night.

However, Summer is a peak wedding season for Castle Farms. Availability can be limited, especially if you have a specific date in mind. While warm weather is often desirable, the heat and humidity of Northern Michigan Summers can be challenging, particularly for outdoor events. While the outdoor ceremony spaces are in direct sunlight, Castle Farms provides white umbrellas for guests who need to be shaded. The reception spaces are also cooled at a lower temperature to prepare for all the guests that will be dancing the night away the rest of the night.

Fall: (September – October)

Fall wedding at Castle Farms

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Fall transforms Castle Farms into a breathtaking view of autumn colors, with trees in shades of red, orange, and gold. The crisp air and falling leaves create a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photos. As temperatures cool down, fall weddings offer a cozy and intimate atmosphere that’s perfect for romantic celebrations. Seasonal elements like warm blankets, spiced cider, and rustic décor can be incorporated to create a charming atmosphere for your special day.

While fall can be beautiful, it is also a season of unpredictable weather. You may encounter chilly temperatures, rain showers, or early snowfall, which could affect your plans for an outdoor ceremony. Castle Farms offers a back-up ceremony space for each of their two ceremony locations, allowing for your perfect day to go on no matter the weather. This season also falls under wedding season because of the beauty Fall can bring. As a result, certain vendors, and Castle Farms could be booked up well in advance, so it is crucial to secure your preferred vendors early.

Winter: (November – February)

Winter wedding at Castle Farms

Winter weddings at Castle Farms create a sense of magic and romance, with the castle decorated with twinkling lights and festive decorations. Snow covered hedges, and Castle Farms beautiful stone structures provide the perfect backdrop for your winter wedding photos. You can embrace the season by adding elements like fur-wraps, sparkling snowflakes, or holiday inspired decorations into your wedding theme. Winter season is considered off-season for Castle Farms, making the venue more budget friendly for couples planning a winter wedding.

This season can be a winter-wonderland sometimes, but the weather is also very unpredictable. There is potential for snow storms, icy roads, and freezing temperatures, making traveling to and from Castle Farms very difficult for you and your guests. There is always a chance of unpredictable weather impacting your wedding plans. While Castle Farms is stunning year-round, winter weddings are limited to outdoor activities and photo opportunities due to the cold weather and snow cover. Couples planning winter weather should be prepared to embrace the beautiful indoor spaces Cast Farms has to offer for both the ceremony and reception.

Each season offers its own unique advantages and challenges for couples planning a wedding at Castle Farms. Whether you are drawn to the cool temperatures of spring, the blooming blossoms of summer, the rustic charm of fall, or the magical ambiance of winter, there’s no shortage of possibilities for your special day. By weighing the pros and cons of each season, considering your personal preferences, budget, and vision for your dream wedding, you can choose the perfect time to begin your happily ever after at Castle Farms.

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