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Venues in Lakewood, WA,
(253) 584-4393
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4.1 out of 5
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    Harmony L.

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • Staff: The staff does so many weddings they truly are a well oiled machine for both the walkthrough and the day of. We communicated with them often because we began contacting them before we were able to actually book. As soon as we were able to book we did. They had a great package (folder) they provided to us on the day we did the walkthrough. It had a breakdown on pricing, as well as what comes with the venue. What is allowed/what is not allowed. The website was also great at explaining why it is a great choice to hold your wedding at this particular venue. When I arrived the day of the wedding, one of the staff members greeted me, told me where to park and took my wedding dress upstairs for me. They also worked with my day of coordinator all day to ensure everything went smoothly from beginning to end. Venue: The venue is gorgeous. The perfect backdrop for all your photos. Everyone in attendance spoke about how beautiful it was from the beginning to end. We got married in the s... Read more

    Kadrin

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  • Thornewood is a spectacular place to get married and was not only magical but such a warm-hearted place to get married! I would have loved if guests had not been allowed to go up the stairs as much, as I understood that'd be patrolled for only parents. It was a bit overwhelming trying to get people to go back downstairs! Overall, an incredible experience!

    Eric J.

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  • If you are military think twice about reserving here. The policy they have against refunding money is archaic. Before you book your wedding with Thornewood please look into Manresa Castle as they have a much more appropriate refund policy; they told me they would consider a refund in the circumstances I have today. We had a military wedding planned @ Thornewood during the middle of the week (read not a weekend at all; we as military could not afford a SAT wedding; now Thornewood has taken all the money and cannot even refund a little) that was cancelled due to guest concerns over COVID-19. Thornewood told me at the time of the reservation that the only reason they would refund money is for COVID-19. So I went forward. That is EXACTLY why this wedding is being cancelled and only because 2021 is better (read we are NOT out of the woods) that should NOT impact the refund like you did for so many other people for the same reason. Why is it that since Thornewood Castle in their judge... Read more

    Shaylee R.

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    1.6 out of 5
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  • Beautiful castle, but brides beware - not only do they already have very hardcore rules and scheduling, if you're a covid bride needing to reschedule but the county says you can have literally anyone in one of their rooms, you're apparently screwed. I called early into the pandemic after reviewing the projected numbers and determining it was unsafe for my family to travel. I wanted a date in Oct2021 (my original date was in Oct2020). After calling multiple times and over a week of waiting, they came back and offered me Jan or Feb 2021. I told them I wasnt comfortable with it, but they told me that was all they were willing to do at that time. I had to call multiple times and go through multiple people for well over a week to even get that done. After reviewing the most recent reports, the added risk of the flu as well as the prospect of a holiday spike had me calling again. This time, they told me the county says they can have up to 30 people in a room, so there's nothing I can do.... Read more

    Hannah K.

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    1 out of 5
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  • I cannot believe how utterly unaccommodating this venue is. They have been nothing but rude and even threatened legal action against us when we've already paid in full for a date we now know can't be used in the way we intended our wedding to be in Feb 2020 when we signed this contract before the pandemic. Just terrible. Planning a wedding for over 100 people in these times is IMPOSSIBLE and they don't give a shit.

    Gordon B.

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  • Another Covid wedding to be ruined by Thornewood Castle. I called this past December(2020) as the country was finding out the vaccine wasn’t going to be administered as expected and that there was still a long road ahead. My May 2021 wedding date now put in jeopardy had me calling to see if we could move the date. I chose to pay Thornewood in full at the beginning of COVID because I felt they were going to need the money and that since my date was so far out that it should be fine by the time my wedding rolls around. No good deed goes unpunished... in calling them about moving the date I was informed that they had decided to put a policy in place at the start of Covid that said “no date changes.” The contract, however, doesn’t say you cannot change dates. They wouldn’t even entertain the idea. So currently I can invite about 1/5 of my guests to my wedding so the staff can do 1/5 of the work but take 100% of the money. The wedding, of course, has to be outdoor alon... Read more

    Lori H.

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  • The short version: in the midst of a pandemic, they took our money and didn't let us postpone, cancel, or transfer. A several-thousand-dollar mistake after months of being given the runarouind. It's taken me several months to be calm enough to write this review. We were supposed to get married at Thornewood on February 15. We reserved the space over a year in advance, and paid in fully up front to avoid the hassle of installments. COVID hit. Our families all live out of state, and severe restrictions to gathering sizes were in place. My mother has an autoimmune condition, so traveling was out of the question. We also did not feel we could have a gathering of any significant size given the unknown risks of the virus. We reached out to Thornewood to ask if we could bump our date back a year. We were told the date was non transferable and non refundable. We asked for a partial refund since we paid in full instead of just a deposit. They said no. After weeks and weeks of the ... Read more

    Evonna R.

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  • We had a true fairytale wedding here! The staff was helpful and really nice. Would recommend this venue!

    Aian

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  • The property captured my heart. The walkthrough of the castle was amazing. The photographs don't give justice to this wonderful piece of artwork that has been standing strong over the decades. It's one of a kind and must visit. I'm honored to get married here.

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    Thank you for your kind words! We are so excited to get to work with you and host your wedding. Happy planning, let us know if you need anything.

    Sanghee H.

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    5 out of 5
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  • My now husband Toney and I searched for the perfect venue for a while. Based on a friend's suggestion we checked out Thornewood. It was breathtaking and felt special. The premise is in a very quiet neighborhood and is perfect for a fairytale ceremony. After the friendly walk through with Christiana, we were set to book the Thornewood Castle! They provided a preferred vendor list; we ended up hiring most of our vendors from that list and very happy. They allow outside vendors as well as BYOB which is a huge plus! We postponed our wedding (due to COVID), and the owner and everyone was very accomodating. The total rent hour @ the venue was 6 hours and we had a very short and sweet ceremony; I would say to consider extending hours. While our wedding was perfect, we could have enjoyed this beautiful venue a bit more by extending an hour or two. Everyone had so much compliments to make about the venue - it was very gorgeous, peaceful, and intimate. Would highly recommend to couples thinking... Read more

    Destiny

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    5 out of 5
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  • This was a dream come true hands down! We will definitely be coming back for our anniversary as well! The wedding was magical and at the end of the day the presidential room was breathtaking! They made sure everything was perfect and helped out a ton! Definitely recommend 100% ^_^

    Sondra

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    5 out of 5
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  • The castle is beautiful inside and out. We decided on an indoor wedding since both the groom and I would run from the altar at the first sign of a bee so having it indoors made sense. Also since it will be at the end of April you never know what the weather will be like. The staff that gave us the tour were very helpful answering all of our questions and once we agreed we wanted the wedding there gave us a large packet with info including a list of vendors that they know well but you are free to hire anyone you want it doesn't have to be from the list. She said people have had pizza delivered, bbqs, potluck style, all kinds of stuff, the only thing is things have to be ready without the use of a kitchen since theirs is very small. But overall a wonderful place that has staff ready to help with any questions or concerns.

    Yongli Z.

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    4 out of 5
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  • Such a beautiful place! We booked this castle last year before the pandemic lockdown, the planned wedding time is on a weekend in July 2021 - 07/25/2021. Due to the travel ban, I don’t think our parents can make it, so we would love to transfer our contract to someone else whoever is interested in this date for a wedding. We paid over $5500 for this place. Now we would like to transfer it for a much lower rate: $3900 (negotiable). Please let me know if you are interested in this place and this date (07/25/2021). You can either text me or email me, my cell phone number is 281-624-9303, my email address: [email protected]

    Autumn

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    4 out of 5
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  • Great venue, very impressive. But it's hard to work with them because they won't let anyone do the set up until your 6 hours start. So, you can't start getting ready or makeup or catering set up until, say, 11am. They start set up, takes about an hour. It's 12pm, most brides are still getting ready until 1pm. Ceremony, then dinner at 1:30pm. Dinner for 2 hours, it's 3:30pm. Reception starts and you have to be out by 5pm for cleanup until 6pm. And that's assuming everything goes off without a hitch. We didn't have time for a reception because we were actually having fun during dinner. It costs $500 per hour after 6, so...yeah...

    2Lt T.

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    4.4 out of 5
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  • you have 6 hours at a castle. Yes, some venues allow 7+ hours, but thornewood is magnifient and you do not have to provide your own deorations because the castle itself needs no additions.
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