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Venues in Lakewood, WA,
(253) 584-4393
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4.3 out of 5
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  • 58 Reviews


    Emily

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • Thornewood is GORGEOUS and worth every penny! We got married in August so you pay more for the peak season but trust me we are so happy. We had our ceremony and reception at Thornewood and we used the garden for our ceremony and it was fabulous. It was prettier than any other venue we looked at and they provided tables, chairs, linens, and the best sunsets. People had warned me that they were very strict with their rules like no outside music other than during the ceremony and you have to have everyone out by 10 pm, but nothing they ask is unreasonable. We loved our wedding and we felt that Thornewood was a fairy tale wedding that we could have only dreamt of being so perfect. Our guests loved the historical aspect of the castle and spent a great deal admiring the grounds inside and out. A good tip I got when we were researching venues was if you want an outdoor ceremony to find a place that is just as beautiful inside so if the weather isn't agreeable and you need to go inside you won... Read more

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    We are so glad you enjoyed your time here, we loved having you. Watching the two of you dance and sing together during the wedding was truly touching and one could tell your marriage will be full of happiness. We at Thornewood are honored to be a part of your love story. Thank you for spending your time with us.

    User5199008

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • Thornewood is a beautiful location, I had read some unflattering reviews, but decided to give it a chance anyway. I did not run into any of the problems that were laid out in those reviews, but there were a few things like how they can't move the very heavy, long tables (which is understandable, I just wish that maybe this was more clearly communicated? There was almost a year between the booking and my wedding so it is possible I just forgot.) On the wedding day I was pretty impressed with the representative they had there, I want to say her name was Stephanie, but it was so hectic that I am not sure that I quite got it. She did a great job directing people and keeping an eye on everything. She was even very helpful when I needed a couple little things handed to me and couldn't get them because of my restricted motion from my dress. There were also some people there who weren't on permanent staff that were slightly less helpful, one of them moved the sparklers for our exit and fai... Read more

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    Thank you so much Alexandria for your review. It was a pleasure being able to help you on your special day. It truly was a beautiful wedding and we hope you are enjoying your new married life! Congrats again and we look forward to seeing you again for your anniversary. -Stephanie- Events Manager

    Mackenzie

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    4 out of 5
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  • Thornewood is an absolutely beautiful venue and was just what my husband and I were looking for! The venue is breathtaking and the team at Thornewood were very kind throughout our entire planning process. The only thing we struggled with were the very strict rules they enforced. It was difficult for our vendor team to get everything set up within an hour before our guests started to arrive and caused a lot of heartburn for our wedding team. We totally understood majority of the restrictions since the castle is in a residential area, but had trouble with a few of these rules. But if you have a great vendor team who is willing to help you navigate through the day, this venue is a complete dream!

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    Thank you for the review. Your wedding was beautiful and we hope to see you back for your anniversary! Congratulations again Mr. and Mrs. Wanot!

    Lorinda

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    4 out of 5
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  • Thornewood Castle was the ONLY place my daughter even considered for her Wedding. It was PERFECT for our Victorian Gothic Princess. The antiques were very authentic and the Holiday decorations were beautiful. We added some fabric overlays and centerpieces on the white linen tablecloths and it was GORGEOUS. WARNING This venue has STRICT RULES. You cannot party all night. Your guests and vendors must be off the property by 10:00 pm. If you want extra time for setup it will cost you $500 an hour. There are logistical challenges with having it indoors (moving chairs and setting up/tearing down the buffet). We were at about 80 people and it was fine but if all the 120 guests had shown up it would have been CROWDED. This of course wouldn't be an issue if your wedding and reception are held outdoors. Also we could NOT get the date our daughter wanted as the Castle does not allow events on New Year's Eve. We went ahead and held the ceremony and reception on December 30th. Then fo... Read more

    Roxanna

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    2.3 out of 5
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  • Pros: The venue is absolutely breathtaking. It's beautiful and stunning. Every location is lovely, your pictures, if you can get them there, are incredible. The experience of getting married there is ALMOST worth the stupid amounts of money you pay for the location. Getting married in the garden with all the flowers in bloom, dancing in a manor, it was AMAZING. They provide tables, they provide chairs, they provide linens for the tables, they provide a bar stand for the bartender. Cons: They will nickle and dime you. Rehearsals are not included and you may or may not get the time you request. You pay $330 for the rehearsal, which essentially is just so you can BE on the property. They didn't tell us that they won't assist you, work with you, they basically charge you that much so you can figure it out on your own. They only allot you six hours for their price, and while my wedding was on a weekday (albeit in the summer) so the price seemed reasonable for a 500 year old manor ($3500 in... Read more

    Michon

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I feel so lucky to have been able to get married at Thornewood Castle. Every inch of the property is breathtaking. Our guests really enjoyed walking the grounds, checking out the details inside and out. We didn't want a huge wedding, but we did want a place that was beautiful and had character. Thornewood gave us everything we wanted in a venue.

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    Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! We are thrilled that your special day was all you hoped for. Congrats again Michon and Noah! We hope to see you again for your anniversary!

    karla

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    5 out of 5
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  • This is the most beautiful and romantic place & I am so happy we had our wedding here. Luckily we were able to have our wedding done in the English sunken garden and even though it was cloudy, it was still so beautiful. The staff at Thornewood were very gracious and so nice to work with. I just cant say enough about this venue. So beautiful and you don't need any real decorations, as this place is just beautiful on its own. Me and my husband also stayed the night in Annas Suite, which is amazing. Loved this place, perfect place for a wedding. THANK YOU THORNEWOOD/ we have so many good memories of our wedding and look forward to coming back Karla and Joseph Carlson

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    Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! We are thrilled that your wedding was as you hoped it would be. Congrats again Karla and Joseph! We hope to see you again for your anniversary!

    Kristen

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • We wanted a unique and beautiful space for our guests to enjoy. Our wedding had about 130 guests and it was the perfect space. If you want the most of your experience at Thornewood, pay for extra hours for that day. Spend the night the day before and night of. Read your contract word for word and ask for what you want. They are easy to work with but have strict rules set in place to protect this beautiful place. I also highly recommend using a DJ/MC from their preferred list- trust me, it will make your life so much easier!!

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    Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are glad you enjoyed your event with us and hope you have a happily ever after.

    Layla

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • We held our wedding at Thornewood Castle and can't think of a more incredible, romantic setting anywhere. The grounds are immaculately maintained and the home is full of rich history and beautiful artifacts. The owner was so friendly and even got a little teary with me during our first visit to take a look. Our wedding was held in the beautiful sunken garden and reception outside on the end and back of the house with a view of American Lake. Because the grounds were in full bloom, we didn't have to bring flowers in to decorate the spaces and only had to do bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres. We opted to stay overnight in Anna's bridal suite and the bed was SO comfy! The room is beautiful and spacious with a small kitchenette (fridge, sink, etc) which was pretty handy for a late night snack. The only issue that we experienced is that it took about 20 minutes for hot water to start flowing and the room only has a bath with a handheld shower head. We easily overlooked this and ch... Read more

    Jessica

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    3.9 out of 5
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  • This is a beautiful venue. It is absolutely one of a kind. I was SET on having my wedding here from the moment that I first learned of it. HOWEVER, the staff there made it somewhat difficult. For one, the rental of the venue gets you 6 hours, which is a crazy short amount of time for a wedding. They have no hot or cold storage, which is ridiculous for a wedding venue. They could, at the very least, offer to have a freezer to keep ice in. Instead, I had to arrange for a cooler to be brought there to store the ice. There were guests staying at Thornewood who were not associated with the wedding. They took up parking spaces that could have been used for my guests (since the rental is supposed to include the entire parking lot). I went up to the bridal suite to grab something and the BNB guests were in there! I was so appalled at this! They could have easily taken any number of things as all of mine and my bridesmaids' purses were in that room. Depending on the day, you'l... Read more

    Heather

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • We would not have had our wedding anywhere else !!!!! It was phenominal !!!!!! Incredible !!!! Perfection !!!!! Everyone loved it including us!!! It doesn't take very much decorating if any since the castle itself is breathtaking !!!! I know it's a little pricier then some venues but it is so worth it !!!!!!!!!! It helped make the wedding spectacular !!! It was a dream come true!!

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review! We feel privileged to have been chosen to be part of your special day. Congratulations and best wishes!

    User6708068

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • Thronewood Castle is a beautiful wedding venue. The castle, garden, and grounds really speak for themselves. You don't have to spend as much on flowers and decor because everything is already so beautiful and ornate. Stephanie was great to work with. She was patient with our many questions, fast at responding by email, and really helped make everything run smoothly on the big day. No need to worry about a contingency plan for weather because they will move everything inside for you. The only thing is that we would have liked to get ready on site, but all the rooms were booked the night before, so plan and book early.

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    We are so glad you had such an awesome experience at the castle and we were able to make it as smooth as possible. Congrats on a beautiful wedding and thank you for taking the time to share such wonderful words about us!

    Ann

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    3.2 out of 5
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  • We were married on July 29 at Thornwood Castle. The venue and garden area were absolutely gorgeous! We were fortunate to have great weather so our ceremony was in the garden area and the reception was split between outside and inside. My biggest complaint was our coordinator-Leann. She was very cold and not personal at all. The other staff was wonderful. Leann made me feel like I was inconveniencing her whenever I had questions or concerns. We had a very simple wedding with not a lot of vendors and approx. 100 guests. I loved the way they handled the parking and the staff was present during the wedding/reception for help. I would recommend Thornwood but make sure the person you are dealing with is someone that is meeting not only your needs but seems happy to do so.

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    Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We do truly appreciate your constructive opinion and will use that to better serve our clients moving forward. Congratulations on a beautiful wedding and thank you for letting us be part of it.

    Rachel

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    4.5 out of 5
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  • We had our wedding here on March 20, 2016 and it was beautiful! Unfortunately it rained heavily that day so we had to have it inside and being that it was a full military wedding we had to do some maneuvering around but the staff was amazing. The new manager is a dream to work with and I am very thankful she took over to help make it such a seamless process. We couldn't be happier with the results and are very excited to see the wedding photos when they are finished. The best part about this location is you can save so much money on decorations, it is so beautiful you really don't need much to make your day special. It is worth every penny and honestly it is very reasonable considering what you get for the price. Thank you Thornewood staff for helping make our day so memorable.

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    Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! It was truly a pleasure to work with you on your special day. We hope married life is treating you well. Congrats again.

    User4956469

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    3.8 out of 5
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  • Ceremony + Reception in one place, all inclusive pricing.

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