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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


    Michelle

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  • Thornewood Castle is fairy tell wedding for a princess. Every detail has been attended to and the staff is professional and efficient. Truly beautiful. Nearly all of the 90 guests who attended our wedding had something to say about it's magic.

    Melissa

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  • Thornewood is absolutely stunning! It was the perfect backdrop for our wedding. The atmosphere cannot be beat. The location is pricey, but worth it for a beautiful wedding.

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    Melissa, Thank you for your kind review. Your event was truely unique, and we are so glad you chose Thornewood for your wedding venue.

    User2101415

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    4.4 out of 5
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  • Such a beautiful venue! My planner could not keep everyone out of the house while I was taking photos before my ceremony because everyone was so captured by the beauty of this castle. The owner is very strict about timelines so keep this in mind and it is a bit pricey. Even though it's a bit pricey, it's worth every penny. Plus, the venue supplies the tables, chairs, table clothes and provides set up of these items and will take care of everything if the ceremony must be moved inside from outside if it rains. I also didn't have to use many decorations so the price evened out in the end, in my opinion. I was a little afraid about the timelines but everything worked out perfect. I did give a 3 star on responsiveness because it was hard to contact the venue via email and a few times I left phone messages and never received a call back. They were very responsive, however, closer to the date. Their flexibility is limited just because it's a very popular place.

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you for taking time to write a review for us! We understand that things such as reception tables, ceremony and reception chairs, and tablecloths can add up, especially for larger weddings! So we include them in our wedding and reception packages to help bring down our brides' extra costs in that sense. We also offer centerpieces that all of our brides are able to use if they choose. Living in the Pacific Northwest has its perks, but there is always the chance of rain here! We are unique in the fact that we have a "Plan B" for a rained-out ceremony, and it only takes minutes to set up, so we can wait until the last possible minute before making that final call. We are so glad you had such a positive experience with us!

    andrew

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    5 out of 5
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  • Beautiful venue, very helpful staff that were there but not highly visible. Many of our guests have told us they loved the place and thought it was a wonderful choice. The sunken garden worked perfect and had an amazing backdrop for pictures and ambiance. We stayed the night and were the only guests in the building so after all the guests were gone, the owners turned the lights on in the garden. we sat on the steps we just got married on and enjoyed a glass of wine as we reflected on a wonderful day. I can honestly say have no complaints...

    Hannah

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had our wedding at Thornewood Castle and couldn't have imagined a more amazing venue to marry my husband. The owner and staff were so helpful and caring. Being married here was the best choice I could have made (besides my choice of groom, of course). It was a dream come true!

    ciel

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    5 out of 5
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  • I couldn't have asked for, found or picked a better venue for our wedding day! Thornewood is the complete package like no other. The venue itself will put your guests in a constant state of awe. The sunken English garden is spectacular in the summer/fall for an outdoor wedding. Also, jaw-dropping. Having our ceremony and reception in the same place was so convenient for us and for our guests, which allowed the day to not drag (like some can...) and it kept our guests entertained. Thornewood's staff was incredible. With the rental of the venue comes use of their tables, linens, chairs, staff, parking lots and parking attendants. They worked directly with our other vendors and even the tent people, becuase there was a chance of rain. I wanted a garden wedding SO badly, and the owner, Deanna-worked with her staff up until the last minute to accommodate this. (not only for the ceremony, but where our dinner tables went, inside or out-catering, inside or out, etc etc) Yes, The pri... Read more

    Katie

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    5 out of 5
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  • We were able to set up a time to come look at the castle, and that same day we booked our wedding date. They answered all my questions i had through email or over the phone. They provide staff to help with set up and take down. They make sure that everything goes smoothly on your special day! They have people to be parking attendants for your guests. Everything there is soooooooo gorgeous, you really didn't need to have very many decorations. The guests loved to come just for the fact that it was a castle. I have NOTHING to complain about! They had my room all ready for me to get ready in and everything went PERFECT

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    Thank you for your review! Our staff works hard to respond in a timely manner to our high volume of emails and phone calls, and it is of utmost importance to us that everything goes smoothly on a bride's wedding day. Thank you for your kind words, we are so pleased to hear that you had such a wonderful experience!

    Kjersten

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    5 out of 5
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  • I love Thornewood castle and I was so pleased to have it as my venue for my wedding reception. It was beautifully decorated for Christmas and they were flexible in taking down different things so I could put up decorations for my wedding. In planning for my wedding it was very helpful to meet with Deanna and get everything planned out for the day. Although some of the staff was a little difficult the day of, and there isn't a ton of parking. I thought it all went smoothly. Knowing the limitations ahead of time allowed for me to plan ahead and let people know to carpool and such. The castle is beautiful and it was perfect for my wedding. It was also nice to stay in the castle that night, because then we didn't have to travel far after to our hotel and the room we stayed in was beautiful.

    Elizabeth

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  • Thornewood Castle, in my opinion, is and was the venue of perfection. It is stunningly beautiful, the staff are friendly and professional, and the site is epic! My guests were utterly transported, and everyone was saying that it was the most beautiful location for a wedding that they had ever been to. If you want fairy tale, Thornewood is the way to go.

    Kallee

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  • Thornewood was an amazing place to have our wedding! The garden was absolutely beautiful! Although there was some trouble with getting quick responses back to our questions, the scenery was worth it! Our wedding was 4 months ago and people are still talking about how beautiful it was!

    User3774385

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  • I loved this Venue!! of course it rained as soon as i got down the aisle haha but everything was so beautiful. I have to say they do have a lot of rules and time restrictions but it worked out for me.

    User2701536

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    3.8 out of 5
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  • Thornewood castle is a beautiful venue, I'm still hearing about it from my guests. Please read the contract very carefully before you sign. they are extremely strict about certain things. If you need extra time for your wedding an hour is about $800. your contract is only for 6 hours on the property. that may not be enough time for you. you cant go to the lake which is on the property of the venue. guests cant go upstairs, cant light candle sticks. However, everything will be professional and taken care of period. No stress there. The staff was wonderful. I'm torn, I'm glad I had it there, however there was no flexibility.

    Cassandra

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  • There is no other place in the area that is as beautiful as Thornewood Castle. If I had to do everything all over again I would still have gotten married there despite some difficulties along the way. Their communication is lacking to say the least; it took me several months to get someone to take my deposit to secure my wedding date! There is now a new employee that I believe handles all of the weddings so it did make it a lot easier to get an emailed response in the last few months of planning. If you are going to get married here, just understand that they are very strict and particular. I can't say I blame them as it is someone's home and a historical building. My only complaint about my wedding day was not being able to find a staff member when we needed something. They seemed to just disappear at various points (just so happens that is when we needed a question answered). The biggest disappointment was that there was a hotel guest's car parked right in front of the home at the en... Read more

    User2504211

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  • Absolutely wonderful venue. The staff were professional and friendly. We did very little decorating as the rooms and gardens were so beautiful. As this is a running bed and breakfast there are some strict restrictions on time etc. but understandable under the circumstances. Would definitely recommend

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    Thank you for your kind words. It is true - you can bring as much or as little decorations as you want, but you don't need much to have a beautiful wedding at Thornewood!

    Leslie

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  • My daughter was married at Thornewood Castle on Dec 28th. Our premeetings with Deanna were wonderful. However on the day of the wedding it was pouring down rain and they would not let anyone into the Castle until 4:00PM the wedding was at 4:30PM. Guests had a difficult time getting through the gate. I even rented the Lake Side House at the Castle so that we could get in a little early and place the flowers etc on the tables. The day of the wedding I was told that if everyone was not out of the Castle by 10PM that they would charge me an additional $800. It made the evening difficult for me fearing we would over stay our time. I was also given a remote for the gate since I was staying in the very expensive Lake Side House. I was told if I lost the remote they would charge me $500. The staff was not helpful. I was very disappointed and spent a lot of money so that my daughter would have a wonderful wedding day. All of the bridesmaids said they would never have their weddings... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you for your feedback. Please allow us to clarify a few points mentioned in this review. We are a rental only facility; we were not the wedding planners or caterers for this event. Like most facilities, we are rented for a specific period of time which is chosen by the customer. On this particular occasion, the client had rented the facility from 4:00 PM until 10:00 PM. As stated in the review, they planned the wedding ceremony to start at 4:30 PM, which only gave them 30 minutes to set up the entire ceremony, reception and catering, and do all of this while guests would be arriving. This customer was well informed about our product and policies both verbally and in writing before booking their event. We delivered our facility when promised and it "was beautiful" according to the bride and her mother. We understand a wedding is one of the most important days in an individual's life and we will always do everything we can to make sure the event runs as smoothly as possible. Our customer’s satisfaction is our greatest reward.

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