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Venues and Catering in Howell, MI,
(810) 632-6401
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4.7 out of 5
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  • 98 Reviews


    Debbie

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  • Waldenwoods is a beautiful venue. If you are looking for a vintage look that is absolutely magical this is the place. The food was great, the staff professional and the grounds and buildings beautiful. We looked and many places and my daughter wanted a smallest wedding with a cozy warm feeling and Waldenwoods fit the bill. The lodge has beautiful view of the lake, where we had the ceremony by the lake and the reception in the lodge. If you are looking for a personal tasting experience you will be disappointed Waldenwoods does tasting parties once a year. The downside to these is that you might not get to taste all the food on their menu before you event. Having said this all the food we sampled at the tasting was excellent and I don't think we could have made a bad choice. The lodge is gorgeous and needs very little decorating. There are vines w/lights in the ceiling, five fireplaces and huge windows on each side of the room. The bathrooms are upstairs and one single handicap... Read more

    Katie

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    5 out of 5
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  • Everything about Waldenwoods was beyond words. The staff, the space, the food, everything was perfect. We could not have asked for a more beautiful wedding, and Waldenwoods was such a big part of that! The staff there was so helpful throughout the entire planning process and always responsive when I had questions. The food was amazing and we even did brunch the morning after, which was great! They were so organized and willing to help, which made our wedding day much less stressful. We received so many compliments on the venue and how spectacular everything was. I would highly recommend Waldenwoods to anyone looking for a unique wedding venue!

    Lindsey

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    5 out of 5
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  • Our wedding this past September at Waldenwoods was perfection. Not only was the venue and location absolutely stunning, but the team that we worked with was so helpful. They were quick to answer questions, and believe me, I had a lot. We had lots of special requests and they met them all. Our friends and family stayed in the "Sunshine Lodge", the "Friendship Lodge" and other cabins throughout the property and it made the experience that much better. Staying all in one location, all together, made the experience less stressful and felt like a family vacation. Our reception took place in the Lakeside tent, and Waldenwoods, along with a dedicate team of vendors transformed the space into an enchanting vision. Thank you for everything!

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    Thank you for the great review and sharing all the wonderful pictures! We enjoyed working with you and loved all your questions. Best wishes to you both.

    Stephanie

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    5 out of 5
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  • I can not say enough good things about Waldenwoods. Waldenwoods came recommended by my coworker who's daughter got married there a year before our wedding. I am SO HAPPY we chose them for our special day. I received SO MANY compliments about the venue and food the entire evening and days to follow. The staff was fabulous to work with. The day went off without a hitch. We rented the bridal suite and did the day of coordinator. Both were WELL WORTH IT! It was so nice to be on location, relaxed with my girls while everything was being set up downstairs. I could pop down from time to time to watch it all progress. Even better was they cleaned it all up at the end of the night for us to pick up at our brunch the next morning. Everything was so perfect and wonderful. I HIGHLY recommend!

    Jen

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    5 out of 5
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  • Waldenwoods was amazing. The staff and the director were very friendly and accommodating. I have nothing but nice things to say about the venue. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding venue.

    Elyse

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    5 out of 5
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  • Waldenwoods was the most beautiful, perfect place to hold my wedding. The entire staff was professional and took care of my every need. Had so many compliments from guests that this was the best wedding they had ever been to. You will not regret having your wedding at Waldenwoods.

    Amy

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    5 out of 5
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  • I cannot begin to express how pleased we were with our experience with Waldenwoods. The staff was fantastic, the food, superb, and everything looked so beautiful!! Everyone we worked with was so accommodating! The night was simply perfect!!

    Jamie

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    5 out of 5
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  • The food here was phenomenal and service top notch. All of my guests couldn't stop talking about how great everything was and how beautiful it was here. Keep mindful of any contract changes because occasionally a thing or two might not be updated correctly (which had me a little worried at first) but they were very responsive in making it accurate immediately and everything went off without a hitch. They were very accommodating and flexible as well as helpful. I would recommend Waldenwoods to anyone. They know what they are doing and service is very friendly. This is the way to go!

    Laura

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  • I love the look and feel of this venue. It was gorgeous! They were well organized but i was unimpressed with the director, who showed up late to our first meeting with her and did not apologize. Our wedding coordinator the day of went MIA at one point and left the bride in the bridal room needing assistance. Then once the ceremony started both coordinators were gone. Our parents were unsure of where to go, as well as our guests. Otherwise, they were flexible with negotiating our contract, following up on due dates, questions, etc.

    Jillian

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  • We ended up having the most beautiful wedding I've ever seen and I'm not just saying that because it was my wedding but everything about it and the love in the air was just perfect...

    Brittany

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    4.7 out of 5
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  • I loved the venue. This pretty much decorates itself! Its cute, romantic, and rustic. The staff was wonderful and knowledgeable. The day of the wedding the staff was more than great, we had amazing service. He help you with almost everything. They are very willing to answer any and all questions. I loved working with them. I really liked how they took care of alot in house, it made the whole wedding planning process simple. They were very flexible with last minute timeline changes. we rented a cabin they have on the grounds and my guest stayed in a house they have on the grounds (walking distance). We also had breakfast there in the morning which was amazing (much needed). And again at the breakfast, all the staff was awesome.

    Amanda

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  • Fantastic venue! They really work with you to plan a flawlessly executed day. Beautiful location that our guests continue to talk about. The food was also great. My only complaint would be that the food tasting is done in a one night event with all engaged couples and some of their family. It was a bit crowded, hectic, and almost impossible to find seating. Other than that, we would highly recommend!

    Amanda

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    4.3 out of 5
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  • Waldenwoods is a beautiful venue and the day of turned out really great. I didn't have to worry at all. Their level of professionalism on the day of the event was fantastic. Leading up to the wedding, we had some hiccups: they messed up the date of our tasting (but did do their best to reschedule and fix it) and they booked one of my friends at one of the cottages without calling me (the bride) first.. they called me later on (after I already knew they had confirmed her reservation). We had been asking about availability of the cottages, and we hadn't been allowed to book anything until 6 weeks before the event. My friend was given first dibs ultimately, and not me, which was a bit frustrating. Not a huge deal, but seemed like there was some miscommunication with the main office. Overall, if I had the choice I would definitely get married there again, just know that from an administrative perspective you will want to stay on top of them to ensure you're having the best experience.

    Margaret

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    4 out of 5
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  • The staff, the service and the atmosphere at Waldenwoods is perfect for a wedding! Unfortunately for their set up we weren't able to have your ceremony there but everything about the reception was perfect. Their wait staff paid special attention to not only us as the bride and groom, but the bridal party and both of our parent's tables. The bar staff was exceptional as well. I heard nothing but wonderful reviews of the food, even though my stomach was in such knots I couldn't eat it myself. My only real complaint would be the way they do the food tasting. I thought it was pretty standard to allow the bride and groom (and maybe their parents) to come and taste food options during one of the consultations. But the way Waldenwoods does it is more of an open house with ALL of their wedding parties there and it's a buffet setup. I don't think that gives them the benefit of the doubt! But again, that's really my only complaint! I would recommend them to friends/family!!

    Katherine

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • The venue was beautiful and everyone went out of their way to help. We loved the security of knowing that no matter what the weather, we would have a lovely time, inside or out. It took so much of the stress of an outdoor wedding off. The food was good and we were thrilled at how accommodating they were of our family's various vegan, GF, DF requests. The only serious error on their part was not letting us know there was no wireless microphone for our officiant to use during the ceremony. Our DJ could have brought one if we had known we needed one. We felt this was an oversight on their part as we did not know to ask and should have been told about something so integral to the ceremony.

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