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The English Inn, Restaurant, & Pub

Eaton Rapids , MI
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LOCATION

677 S Michigan Road
Eaton Rapids, MI US 48827 (map)

PHONE

517-663-2500

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ABOUT US

Occasionally, when you may least expect it, you come across a spot in the world where time seems to have stood still, where graciousness of spirit and personal attention to detail still... Read more
Occasionally, when you may least expect it, you come across a spot in the world where time seems to have stood still, where graciousness of spirit and personal attention to detail still thrive, where the hustle and bustle of the modern world are shut and the lingering taste of a good Burgundy on your palate is all that matters. The English Inn is just such a place.

Offering:

* Award-winning fine cuisine
* Extensive, nationally recognized wine cellar
* Intimate Dickens' English pub
* Custom wedding receptions and ceremonies
* Ballroom for up to 200 guests
* Elegant bed-and-breakfast accommodations
* Meticulously restored formal English gardens and country estate Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2002
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Inn / Bed & Breakfast
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
18
Number of suites
10
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
75
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
52
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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Ashley
Wedding:
7/11/2014
5.0/5.0
We knew the English Inn was going to be lovely when we booked it for our wedding, but we never dreamed of how perfect everything would be! There is not a single thing that we would have changed...the food, rooms, staff, scenery, EVERYTHING! Thank you Allie and everyone else for making our day magical We can't wait to come back on every anniversary!
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Karen
Wedding:
7/6/2014
5.0/5.0
The Inn was amazing and beautiful and so easy to work with. The wait staff was top knotch. I appreciated the attentiveness of the staff, particularly when a guest spilled water all over the table linens. The waiter quickly reset the entire table. I highly recommend!
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Nanette
Wedding:
6/27/2014
4.8/5.0
Perfect spot for a small intimate wedding (7 people)! We booked rooms at the Inn so we were able to get ready on location, had the ceremony in the garden under the trellis, relaxed on the patio with drinks while taking photos, enjoyed a wonderful 5 course dinner in the private dining room right off the back patio (Oxford Room) and were able to retire to our rooms when it was all finished (breakfast was even included in the morning). The best part it was all planned and executed within 30 days! It all went off without a hitch.....service staff was patient and attentive (this is very helpful). Would highly recommend.
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Anna
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding ceremony and reception both at the English Inn in Eaton Rapids, MI. I cannot say enough about the professionalism of the staff there. I worked with their wedding coordinator Allie and she went above and beyond my expectations of what I needed and wanted. I was able to put out all of my decorations in the reception area the night before so as not to be scrambling around the next morning with everything. I also was able to get down to the pergola area early the next morning to do my chair and outdoor decorations with the help of the staff letting me into the hall where I had stored my decorations the night before. After the ceremony was over, the staff willingly helped my family gather up all of the chair decorations that we would later take home.

After speaking with a number of our guests who attended the event, they were more than taken care of at the reception. The staff again went out of their way to make sure our guests were served in a professional and timely manner. Our guests also commented on how good all of the food was and that no one went home hungry. We of course having been to the English Inn on a number of occasions for dinner already knew the food was outstanding and chose a variety of things for our guests to eat that day.

My event was beyond my expectations and the grounds of the Inn are extremely beautiful with highly landscaped flowers and greens making it a perfect place for the photographer to take a number of beautiful photos for our event. Also with the pergola backing up to the Grand River, it made for even more stunning photos along the bank of the river.

The English Inn is a place that I would highly recommend to anyone holding a wedding or any other type of event. It is not only stunningly beautiful but the food and service of the staff are outstanding.

Thank you English Inn and your staff for making my dream day better than expected!

Anna R. LaMere-Edgar
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Joan
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
It was perfect. Good service. Great food. Good planning. Well organized event planner.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The English Inn is an extremely beautiful place to have the wedding. We had both the wedding ceremony and reception there and everything worked out perfect. I do recommend this place to anybody who want to have a wedding or any event there, they will be sure to take care of you.
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Jordan
Wedding:
8/10/2013
4.8/5.0
The English Inn was absolutely gorgeous on our wedding day. The grounds were beautiful and all of my guests could not get over how lovely the area was. The staff were all very helpful and kind to my guests and I.

A wonderful, beautiful place to get married. It is more on the expensive side, but if you can work it into your budget somehow, it is a beautiful place to get married!
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Liz
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
The English Inn was the perfect setting for our summer wedding! The staff was friendly and professional to work with, especially Amy the wedding coordinator. We would highly recommend the English Inn for your wedding!
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Rachel
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
The English Inn is a beautiful place to have your wedding. They are one of the more expensive venues in the Lansing area, but you certainly get what you pay for. The grounds are kept up very well. In fact, that was one of the first things I noticed when we started looking for venues in April 2012. The other places we looked assured us that things would be green and starting to bloom in mid to late May (around the time we were hoping to get married), but the English Inn already had flowers planted and lush, green grass. The food and cake were spectacular. Your guests will get a meal that is what you'd expect to get ordering off a menu at a restaurant, not something that tastes like it was made for a crowd. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. We had some guests come up for our wedding who previously thought they wouldn't be able to make it (which is great - the more, the merrier!), and there was never a peep or voiced concern from the staff. They took care of getting our guests chairs and food as if they were expecting them. The English Inn seems to put a lot of thought and care into making sure your wedding day is special. They even put fresh flowers on our dinner plates, which I thought added a nice touch. We received so many compliments about the English Inn. We would definitely recommend them to other couples looking to get married in Mid Michigan.
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Wanda
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
The food was excellent. Even our picky family member enjoyed the food! The cake was delicious. The venue was very pretty. I wouldnt change a thing! I am glad we were married at the English Inn!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Janice
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved having our wedding at the English Inn! Amy was wonderful at making sure that everything happened according to plan. We had our ceremony (beautiful) and reception here. The gardens are an extremely romantic setting and looked awesome in photographs. The staff made sure everything moved smoothly, yet I hardly recall seeing them. The food was outstanding and Amber, the head of service that evening, was amazing. I can't remember the pastry chef's name, but she made our cake...the best we've ever tasted. The rooms were awesome. I can't say enough good things about the Inn. It was the best choice we made for our wedding.
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sjwampler
Wedding:
9/4/2010
4.0/5.0
When my husband took me to see The English Inn I really was wowed by the landscape, architecture and atmosphere of the Inn and it's grounds. Then we ate dinner and were bowled over by the incredible food.
Everyone at the Inn was extremely helpful, always willing to answer my questions or find someone who could and I felt from the start that things would go smoothly.
If you want a georgeous location, incredible service and food and a nice place to stay for your honeymoon, the English Inn is tip top!
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melissabennett
Wedding:
10/3/2009
4.5/5.0
beautiful site. helpful staff. they accommodated all kinds of requests. you certainly have to pay for all the niceties, but it's worth it.
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RP
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
The cake was perfect. Just be clear on how you want it decorated if it is important to you.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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janell
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Our wedding venue was better than I could ever imagine. The inn and the gardens are just stunning and a wonderful place for a wedding. The pergola was the perfect setting by the river and the hall was just perfect. Guests are able to roam the gardens and play croquet and not be tied down to just the hall. The food at the English Inn is AMAZING and I cannot wait to go back! The wedding cake that Carolyn made was some of the best tasting cake I have ever had. All of the staff is very helpful and kind. We keep hearing from our guest how fairytale like our wedding was and everyone said that had the best time ever at a wedding.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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nerak117
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
Since our wedding, we have had so many compliments that it was one of the prettiest weddings they have ever been to, and much of that is due to the English Inn. The grounds are immaculate and the Pergola the most romatic place for the ceremony. We had some decorations, but really didn't need to do much. The reception/cocktail hour in Medovue Hall was also fantatistic. The food was just as good as at the tasting and is such a classy place. The staff was also great. There was a wedding just prior to ours and the staff was able to turn over the hall in record time. Amy Serr was great to work with and made it so easy! I wouldn't have chosen any other place if we had to redo it. We also had all of the rooms in the Inn and my husband and I stayed in Ivy Cottage. Our friends/family had a blast and didn't have to worry about keeping anyone else up. Ivy Cottage was also so romantic for our wedding night!
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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azendejas
Wedding:
7/25/2008
2.5/5.0
Everything that went wrong with my wedding was due to the staff and service at the English Inn. We had booked the wedding venue 8 months in advance for a Friday night. We were to have the place to ourselves unlike Saturday weddings where they occasionally book two weddings in one day (morning and evening). However, the site's wedding planner booked a last minute "emergency" wedding to immediately follow our ceremony just days before our wedding. She admitted this to my mom on Thursday (the day before our wedding), but assured her that we were the main priority and we wouldn't even know the other wedding party was there. Instead, the other wedding party was impatiently watching our ceremony, their guests were complaining about how long we were taking, and some of their guests intentionally got in the way of our pictures afterwards! I couldn't believe the nerve of the site's wedding planner! The other thing that happened is that we had plenty of cake for every single guest and then some. However, my husband and I found out later that the cake was never cut and served. Many of our guests commented on how great the cake looked and they wished they could have tried it, but it was never served. For the large amount of money that we paid for this venue, I was EXTREMELY disappointed.
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/21/2008
4.4/5.0
If you want to book a fairytale location for your wedding and reception, I'd highly recommend The English Inn. We rented out the whole place for our wedding weekend. The whole wedding party stayed there. We also hosted our rehearsal dinner there. It was so convenient to have everything in one spot. The food and service was also exceptional! I had such a wonderful time there that I want to do it all over again! Highly recommended.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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lgardner831
Wedding:
7/8/2005
3.8/5.0
The location is beautiful, the food was very good, but not as good as it was when we tasted there. The people were terrific to work with, except for one thing. The bar closed at dinner time, and my husband, my wedding party, and I didn't come in from pictures until dinner time. And they refused us drinks to go with our dinner. The bride and groom! I called the wedding coordinator out and politely demanded drinks, and they served us, but I thought that was pretty poor that I had to do that in the first place.
One other complaint. The bar only had cheap lite beer, such as bud lite and miller lite. We had to pay quite a bit extra over the cost per person for them to order in killians and michelob, which are only mid quality beer.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue

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