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The Windmill Winery

Florence , AZ

LOCATION

1140 W. Butte Ave., P.O. Box 2276
Florence, AZ US 85232 (map)

PHONE

520-868-5610

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Windmill Winery's blend of rural authenticity and subtle elegance makes it one of the most unique Wedding Venues in Arizona. Our vast property boasts 2 lakes, lush greenery, a... Read more
The Windmill Winery's blend of rural authenticity and subtle elegance makes it one of the most unique Wedding Venues in Arizona. Our vast property boasts 2 lakes, lush greenery, a soaring 100-year-old Barn, and a brand-new Hampton's-styled Lake House with a beautiful dock overlooking the Superstition Mountains. Beautiful and Authentic Rural Setting Lush Colorful Landscape Breathtaking Mountain Views 2 Lakes for multiple waterfront ceremony sites Historic Barn – Fully Restored New Hampton's-styled Lake House Multiple, Intimate Garden Vignettes Indoor or Outdoor Receptions Horse Drawn Carriage Excellent Preferred Vendors Complete Event Packages Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1910
Describe your venue:
Farm / Barn, Historic Site, Winery / Vineyard
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Garden / Romantic, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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Madeline
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Choosing our venue was one of the easiest decisions we made. The Windmill Winery is gorgeous and they provide you with a highly professional wedding coordinator. We had Shauna who worked with our vendors and made the process extremely easy and smooth for us. Although, it is in Florence, the Windmill Winery is well worth the drive! It is a gem and we could not have asked for a better place to tie the knot. Thank you for making our wedding as close to perfect as we could have imagined!
Choosing our venue was one of the easiest decisions we made. The Windmill Winery is gorgeous and they provide you with a Read more...
Choosing our venue was one of the easiest decisions we made. The Windmill Winery is gorgeous and they provide you with a highly professional wedding coordinator. We had Shauna who worked with our vendors and made the process extremely easy and smooth for us. Although, it is in Florence, the Windmill Winery is well worth the drive! It is a gem and we could not have asked for a better place to tie the knot. Thank you for making our wedding as close to perfect as we could have imagined! Read less
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Brooke
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Windmill winery is a beautiful venue!! The people there are very helpful and did an amazing job. They have the best places for photos!!
Windmill winery is a beautiful venue!! The people there are very helpful and did an amazing job. They have the best places Read more...
Windmill winery is a beautiful venue!! The people there are very helpful and did an amazing job. They have the best places for photos!! Read less
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Kelsey
Wedding:
4/25/2014
5.0/5.0
This place is absolutely amazing! Perfect venue for a wedding. I got married in the big barn and it was absolutely gorgeous and perfect! The staff is great to work with and very friendly. I definitely recommend!
This place is absolutely amazing! Perfect venue for a wedding. I got married in the big barn and it was absolutely Read more...
This place is absolutely amazing! Perfect venue for a wedding. I got married in the big barn and it was absolutely gorgeous and perfect! The staff is great to work with and very friendly. I definitely recommend! Read less
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Debbie
Wedding:
3/21/2014
5.0/5.0
My son's wedding AND rehearsal dinner was held at the Winery. It was truly unique and wonderful. I cannot even find the words that would do it justice. The setting was beautiful for all the events; the barn was large, well decorated and a great place to party. The disc jockey (Joel B, I believe) kept the pace of the party going until the very end. Family and friends were absolutely overwhelmed with how fabulous the evening was!!! Tana was so professional and efficient with every facet of the wedding planning and never minding my emails or phone calls!!!!!
My son's wedding AND rehearsal dinner was held at the Winery. It was truly unique and wonderful. I cannot even find the Read more...
My son's wedding AND rehearsal dinner was held at the Winery. It was truly unique and wonderful. I cannot even find the words that would do it justice. The setting was beautiful for all the events; the barn was large, well decorated and a great place to party. The disc jockey (Joel B, I believe) kept the pace of the party going until the very end. Family and friends were absolutely overwhelmed with how fabulous the evening was!!! Tana was so professional and efficient with every facet of the wedding planning and never minding my emails or phone calls!!!!! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
3/1/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I shopped for wedding venues for over a year. David (my husband and I) are a true story of opposites attracting, and we wanted to find a venue that represented not only the beauty of love but a place that could capture each of us and our uniqueness. We stumbled upon the Windmill Winery after a friend had held their wedding there. We couldn't have been more in awe. This venue was unlike either of us had ever seen. AS I always say it was my ultimate "pinterest" dream. I couldn't make an appointment to tour the venue fast enough. The day finally came to tour and Amanda (Windmill Winery employee) opened the Barn Doors and I cried. I knew this is where I would get married. We booked that day. I had 5 months to plan the most important day of my life. Shauna was assigned as my wedding coordinator and let me tell you, she was a GOD SEND! Her and the other awesome staff couldn't have made my job any easier. She always replied to any emails/calls etc super fast and always had great advice/ideas! The day of my wedding came and sadly it rained. I was crushed, but the windmill winery staff were so proactive to help me with what could have been disastrous. They made my wedding even better!!!!!!! If you are looking for a venue I highly recommenced having it here. The owners are amazing people, the staff are all so helpful. Its not just a wedding venue I feel like I am now part of a family. Plus they have great wine and there's nothing bad about that~
My husband and I shopped for wedding venues for over a year. David (my husband and I) are a true story of opposites Read more...
My husband and I shopped for wedding venues for over a year. David (my husband and I) are a true story of opposites attracting, and we wanted to find a venue that represented not only the beauty of love but a place that could capture each of us and our uniqueness. We stumbled upon the Windmill Winery after a friend had held their wedding there. We couldn't have been more in awe. This venue was unlike either of us had ever seen. AS I always say it was my ultimate "pinterest" dream. I couldn't make an appointment to tour the venue fast enough. The day finally came to tour and Amanda (Windmill Winery employee) opened the Barn Doors and I cried. I knew this is where I would get married. We booked that day. I had 5 months to plan the most important day of my life. Shauna was assigned as my wedding coordinator and let me tell you, she was a GOD SEND! Her and the other awesome staff couldn't have made my job any easier. She always replied to any emails/calls etc super fast and always had great advice/ideas! The day of my wedding came and sadly it rained. I was crushed, but the windmill winery staff were so proactive to help me with what could have been disastrous. They made my wedding even better!!!!!!! If you are looking for a venue I highly recommenced having it here. The owners are amazing people, the staff are all so helpful. Its not just a wedding venue I feel like I am now part of a family. Plus they have great wine and there's nothing bad about that~ Read less
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Emilee
Wedding:
1/1/2014
5.0/5.0
The Windmill Winery has such beautiful scenery. The staff was extremely kind and willing to work with all of our needs. They made our special day more than we could have ever dreamt of. The entire staff made sure every thing was taken care of on time and we didn't miss any of our dead lines. I wish I could do it all over again!
The Windmill Winery has such beautiful scenery. The staff was extremely kind and willing to work with all of our needs. Read more...
The Windmill Winery has such beautiful scenery. The staff was extremely kind and willing to work with all of our needs. They made our special day more than we could have ever dreamt of. The entire staff made sure every thing was taken care of on time and we didn't miss any of our dead lines. I wish I could do it all over again! Read less
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corrina
Wedding:
12/20/2013
5.0/5.0
The Windmill Winery is just such a magical place. They went above and beyond on expectations! Karen was just absolutely wonderful, she was quick to respond and a joy to work with. Words can not express how beautiful our day was thanks to the staff! I used all the preferred vendors and they great! A bride couldn't ask for more getting it all in one place. The carriage ride was a surprise and a wow factor! thank u so much!
The Macias's
The Windmill Winery is just such a magical place. They went above and beyond on expectations! Karen was just absolutely Read more...
The Windmill Winery is just such a magical place. They went above and beyond on expectations! Karen was just absolutely wonderful, she was quick to respond and a joy to work with. Words can not express how beautiful our day was thanks to the staff! I used all the preferred vendors and they great! A bride couldn't ask for more getting it all in one place. The carriage ride was a surprise and a wow factor! thank u so much!
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Private User
Wedding:
12/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Everything was wonderful for our wedding on December 15, 2013 at the Big Barn. This was the first, and only, venue we even looked at! Although we did have some communication issues with our first coordinator, they ended up switching half way through the planning process and we finished out our time with Mitzi. She was wonderful! We also had DJ Joel Gibbs fulfill all of our musical needs and really got the guests excited about everything! We did not choose to go with the set menu that is included with their packages, but Chef Le was very helpful with creating a BBQ menu that fit us perfectly! All we can do is thank everyone for all their help with our wedding, and let them know they made our dreams come true! Thank you so much!
Everything was wonderful for our wedding on December 15, 2013 at the Big Barn. This was the first, and only, venue we even Read more...
Everything was wonderful for our wedding on December 15, 2013 at the Big Barn. This was the first, and only, venue we even looked at! Although we did have some communication issues with our first coordinator, they ended up switching half way through the planning process and we finished out our time with Mitzi. She was wonderful! We also had DJ Joel Gibbs fulfill all of our musical needs and really got the guests excited about everything! We did not choose to go with the set menu that is included with their packages, but Chef Le was very helpful with creating a BBQ menu that fit us perfectly! All we can do is thank everyone for all their help with our wedding, and let them know they made our dreams come true! Thank you so much! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I just want to give a huge thanks to Karen our coordinator!!! She was amazing!! Without her I think this wedding process would of been a very stressful time instead it was one of the easiest processes I have went through :) The Winery is just beautiful!! The first time I saw pictures I knew it was where I wanted to get married. I do not regret my decision one bit!! The process of attending the open house to be able to try the food and cake, meet the DJs all at once definitely makes the process of getting married very easy :) even found our florist at the open house Sarah's Garden who was wonderful to work with and our flowers were absolutely beautiful! Our DJ Joel Gibbs was also great!!! He really kept everyone entertained even had guests ask for his information after the wedding for future weddings :) the catering company Gold Star Catering and Lesley's creative cakes were also amazing to work with everyone loved the food and cake! All of our guests told us it was one of the best weddings they have ever attended!!! Thank you again to everyone at the Windmill Winery and Karen for making our wedding night perfect! It was a night we will never forget :)
I just want to give a huge thanks to Karen our coordinator!!! She was amazing!! Without her I think this wedding process Read more...
I just want to give a huge thanks to Karen our coordinator!!! She was amazing!! Without her I think this wedding process would of been a very stressful time instead it was one of the easiest processes I have went through :) The Winery is just beautiful!! The first time I saw pictures I knew it was where I wanted to get married. I do not regret my decision one bit!! The process of attending the open house to be able to try the food and cake, meet the DJs all at once definitely makes the process of getting married very easy :) even found our florist at the open house Sarah's Garden who was wonderful to work with and our flowers were absolutely beautiful! Our DJ Joel Gibbs was also great!!! He really kept everyone entertained even had guests ask for his information after the wedding for future weddings :) the catering company Gold Star Catering and Lesley's creative cakes were also amazing to work with everyone loved the food and cake! All of our guests told us it was one of the best weddings they have ever attended!!! Thank you again to everyone at the Windmill Winery and Karen for making our wedding night perfect! It was a night we will never forget :) Read less
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Jason and Chloe
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Harold and Katy were amazing from the start!!! So friendly and easy to work with!! Our venue wasn't even built yet when we picked it, when it was finished it blew our minds it was beautiful!!! They made is feel like we have known them our whole life!!! Excellent!!!

Jason & Chloe Stephan
Harold and Katy were amazing from the start!!! So friendly and easy to work with!! Our venue wasn't even built yet when we Read more...
Harold and Katy were amazing from the start!!! So friendly and easy to work with!! Our venue wasn't even built yet when we picked it, when it was finished it blew our minds it was beautiful!!! They made is feel like we have known them our whole life!!! Excellent!!!

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Bessie
Wedding:
11/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding at The windmill winery this past weekend. I cannot say enough good things about the venue and those that work there. My wedding was a fairy tale come true. My family and friends say our wedding was the best they have been too. There is honestly not one slight negative thing that happened while working with The Windmill Winery for my wedding. Not one thing! They were so accommodating to my needs and desires I wanted for my dream day. All my needs and concerns were addressed professionally and quickly. They worked so well with my vendors as well. The property itself is so beautiful and unique in iteself. My guests were in awe. I can't thank them enough! My wedding planner Karen (provided by windmill) was extraordinary... We have become extremely close friends throghout this process. We exchanged over 100s of emails and phone calls. She truly made our day beautiful and perfect down to details! Can't recommend this place enough.
I had my wedding at The windmill winery this past weekend. I cannot say enough good things about the venue and those that Read more...
I had my wedding at The windmill winery this past weekend. I cannot say enough good things about the venue and those that work there. My wedding was a fairy tale come true. My family and friends say our wedding was the best they have been too. There is honestly not one slight negative thing that happened while working with The Windmill Winery for my wedding. Not one thing! They were so accommodating to my needs and desires I wanted for my dream day. All my needs and concerns were addressed professionally and quickly. They worked so well with my vendors as well. The property itself is so beautiful and unique in iteself. My guests were in awe. I can't thank them enough! My wedding planner Karen (provided by windmill) was extraordinary... We have become extremely close friends throghout this process. We exchanged over 100s of emails and phone calls. She truly made our day beautiful and perfect down to details! Can't recommend this place enough. Read less
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Joyce
Wedding:
10/25/2013
5.0/5.0
There is no better place for a wedding than The Windmill Winery. Aside from it being gorgeous venue with a million different settings for photos, the staff is incredible. Our site coordinator, Karen Podrasky, did a phenomenal job and literally took the stress out of planning our wedding. Any time I had a question for her, she always responded in a very timely manner, she was always prepared and very professional, and I really got the sense that she loves her job and that I wasn't just another bride at the venue. I always felt as though my needs were her priority (even though she had several other brides to tend to, as October is a very busy wedding month for Arizona) and never felt as though I couldn't or shouldn't contact her. She is a joy to work with and we feel lucky to have had her as our coordinator. The vendors that work with the Winery are all fantastic as well. We opted for DJ Joel, who I would recommend a million times over. He is fun, professional, and really knows how to get the crowd going. He is very easy to work with and our guests continue to rave about him. The food from Chef Le at Gold Star Catering was so good we had guests going back for seconds. It was all prepared and displayed beautifully, and the staff was very attentive and accommodating. Lesley's Creative Cakes did an incredible job with our pies. They looked beautiful, tasted amazing, and it was a great alternative to cake, which the crowd loved.
If you're looking for an all inclusive venue that offers 5 star service, an incredible staff, and impressive views, then I can positively say the Windmill Winery is the venue you're looking for.
There is no better place for a wedding than The Windmill Winery. Aside from it being gorgeous venue with a million Read more...
There is no better place for a wedding than The Windmill Winery. Aside from it being gorgeous venue with a million different settings for photos, the staff is incredible. Our site coordinator, Karen Podrasky, did a phenomenal job and literally took the stress out of planning our wedding. Any time I had a question for her, she always responded in a very timely manner, she was always prepared and very professional, and I really got the sense that she loves her job and that I wasn't just another bride at the venue. I always felt as though my needs were her priority (even though she had several other brides to tend to, as October is a very busy wedding month for Arizona) and never felt as though I couldn't or shouldn't contact her. She is a joy to work with and we feel lucky to have had her as our coordinator. The vendors that work with the Winery are all fantastic as well. We opted for DJ Joel, who I would recommend a million times over. He is fun, professional, and really knows how to get the crowd going. He is very easy to work with and our guests continue to rave about him. The food from Chef Le at Gold Star Catering was so good we had guests going back for seconds. It was all prepared and displayed beautifully, and the staff was very attentive and accommodating. Lesley's Creative Cakes did an incredible job with our pies. They looked beautiful, tasted amazing, and it was a great alternative to cake, which the crowd loved.
If you're looking for an all inclusive venue that offers 5 star service, an incredible staff, and impressive views, then I can positively say the Windmill Winery is the venue you're looking for. Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
First, I fell in love with this place the moment I saw it. It was exactly what I had imagined when I pictured my wedding day. Our ceremony site was the twisted tree and then had the reception at the Big Barn. Both were gorgeous and well maintained. But most of all their staff was AMAZING! Everyone was very helpful and I could always email and call them if something came up. They kept the night flowing without a hitch. Shauna was my coordinator there and was so nice and helpful! I had such an amazing night here and would recommend them to everyone!
First, I fell in love with this place the moment I saw it. It was exactly what I had imagined when I pictured my wedding Read more...
First, I fell in love with this place the moment I saw it. It was exactly what I had imagined when I pictured my wedding day. Our ceremony site was the twisted tree and then had the reception at the Big Barn. Both were gorgeous and well maintained. But most of all their staff was AMAZING! Everyone was very helpful and I could always email and call them if something came up. They kept the night flowing without a hitch. Shauna was my coordinator there and was so nice and helpful! I had such an amazing night here and would recommend them to everyone! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/6/2013
5.0/5.0
The Windmill Winery was a fantastic place to have my wedding and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. My husband and I had the greatest day of our lives because of the great location, the great staff, and all of the amenities that was provided by the Windmill Winery. I personally would recommend that anyone who wants a breathtaking shabby chic wedding that they choose the Windmill Winery. I had the pleasure of working with Karen, one of the event planners at the Winery. She is professional, on time, and great at bringing your ideas to life. She was wonderful to work with and was on top of her game the day of the wedding and because of that I was able to truly enjoy my day without worrying about the small details. Not only did I have a great experience but we didn't break the bank in order to have the wedding of our dreams. The Windmill Winery has so much to offer you no matter what your budget is, your wedding size, or your wedding style, they can make your dream wedding a reality.
The Windmill Winery was a fantastic place to have my wedding and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. My husband Read more...
The Windmill Winery was a fantastic place to have my wedding and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. My husband and I had the greatest day of our lives because of the great location, the great staff, and all of the amenities that was provided by the Windmill Winery. I personally would recommend that anyone who wants a breathtaking shabby chic wedding that they choose the Windmill Winery. I had the pleasure of working with Karen, one of the event planners at the Winery. She is professional, on time, and great at bringing your ideas to life. She was wonderful to work with and was on top of her game the day of the wedding and because of that I was able to truly enjoy my day without worrying about the small details. Not only did I have a great experience but we didn't break the bank in order to have the wedding of our dreams. The Windmill Winery has so much to offer you no matter what your budget is, your wedding size, or your wedding style, they can make your dream wedding a reality. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
We could not have imagined a better venue for our wedding. The staff and owner could not have been nicer. The venue is stunning and our guests could not stop raving about how amazing the site was. The best part is that they continue to add new options and improve themselves.
We could not have imagined a better venue for our wedding. The staff and owner could not have been nicer. The venue is Read more...
We could not have imagined a better venue for our wedding. The staff and owner could not have been nicer. The venue is stunning and our guests could not stop raving about how amazing the site was. The best part is that they continue to add new options and improve themselves. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Beautiful place for our wedding. We were all pleased with how gorgeous, laid back, and fun our day turned out to be. If you Are wanting a vintage barn style wedding I recommend this place. Sweet owners, great vendors, and beautiful property. It is truly an oasis in my home state of Arizona
Beautiful place for our wedding. We were all pleased with how gorgeous, laid back, and fun our day turned out to be. If Read more...
Beautiful place for our wedding. We were all pleased with how gorgeous, laid back, and fun our day turned out to be. If you Are wanting a vintage barn style wedding I recommend this place. Sweet owners, great vendors, and beautiful property. It is truly an oasis in my home state of Arizona Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are currently living in Vancouver, BC but we wanted to have our wedding celebration back home in Arizona. Before we were even officially engaged, he found The Windmill Winery online and we were hooked! Unfortunately, we couldn’t attend any of the open houses since, well, we live 1500 miles away. But Katie, our coordinator, as well as Christina were so helpful with our questions and concerns. Our engagement was relatively short (5 months) so we weren’t entirely sure how the plans would come together on the day but the Windmill took great care of us! Our wedding was problem-free and it was truly a magical experience. Our guests were raving on the wedding day, saying that we picked a gem in the desert for our celebration and that it was the most fun at a wedding they had ever had. The kids especially enjoyed the carriage rides and I recommend adding the vintage car for your grand exit! My husband and I are confident that The Windmill Winery will be a premiere wedding venue in Arizona in years to come.
My husband and I are currently living in Vancouver, BC but we wanted to have our wedding celebration back home in Arizona. Read more...
My husband and I are currently living in Vancouver, BC but we wanted to have our wedding celebration back home in Arizona. Before we were even officially engaged, he found The Windmill Winery online and we were hooked! Unfortunately, we couldn’t attend any of the open houses since, well, we live 1500 miles away. But Katie, our coordinator, as well as Christina were so helpful with our questions and concerns. Our engagement was relatively short (5 months) so we weren’t entirely sure how the plans would come together on the day but the Windmill took great care of us! Our wedding was problem-free and it was truly a magical experience. Our guests were raving on the wedding day, saying that we picked a gem in the desert for our celebration and that it was the most fun at a wedding they had ever had. The kids especially enjoyed the carriage rides and I recommend adding the vintage car for your grand exit! My husband and I are confident that The Windmill Winery will be a premiere wedding venue in Arizona in years to come. Read less
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Robin
Wedding:
6/30/2013
5.0/5.0
The Windmill Winery was the perfect place for our daughter's family style, homespun, summertime wedding. Even though it was to be one of the hottest days, we were blessed with an overcast sky (nice soft lighting for pictures) with a slight breeze in the late afternoon for a lovely twisted tree ceremony followed by reception in the big barn. Bliss, our onsite coordinator, was so pleasant to work with and made every effort to make our important day "seamless", which it was! For being the mother of the bride I couldn't believe how calm I felt.....not anxious in any way. I commend the proprietors of The Windmill for creating such a peaceful, serene atmosphere where life covenants are made and shared with family and friends. The recommended venders we used were: Mike and Brittany (Brushfire photography) such an encouraging couple working together as a team. Perry Sevey (video) worked well with photographers. Sarah (Sarah's wedding garden) decorated with the most beautiful flowers...so many compliments! Ron (Blue House Catering) and servers provided and transported delicious food and pies/cakes from Nicki (The Cup) for 200+ guests. The bartenders provided by the Winery did an excellent job in making our guests comfortable and satisfied. A big thank you to Ken Humphreys who provided our guests with carriage rides around the property and delivered the bride and groom for their grand entrance at the big barn.
In closing, I'd like to share the words of the bride as we embraced on the dance floor just before she left...... ...."thank you.....it was perfect....in every way".
So, for all those who participated in making our day perfect.......Thank you...
The Windmill Winery was the perfect place for our daughter's family style, homespun, summertime wedding. Even though it Read more...
The Windmill Winery was the perfect place for our daughter's family style, homespun, summertime wedding. Even though it was to be one of the hottest days, we were blessed with an overcast sky (nice soft lighting for pictures) with a slight breeze in the late afternoon for a lovely twisted tree ceremony followed by reception in the big barn. Bliss, our onsite coordinator, was so pleasant to work with and made every effort to make our important day "seamless", which it was! For being the mother of the bride I couldn't believe how calm I felt.....not anxious in any way. I commend the proprietors of The Windmill for creating such a peaceful, serene atmosphere where life covenants are made and shared with family and friends. The recommended venders we used were: Mike and Brittany (Brushfire photography) such an encouraging couple working together as a team. Perry Sevey (video) worked well with photographers. Sarah (Sarah's wedding garden) decorated with the most beautiful flowers...so many compliments! Ron (Blue House Catering) and servers provided and transported delicious food and pies/cakes from Nicki (The Cup) for 200+ guests. The bartenders provided by the Winery did an excellent job in making our guests comfortable and satisfied. A big thank you to Ken Humphreys who provided our guests with carriage rides around the property and delivered the bride and groom for their grand entrance at the big barn.
In closing, I'd like to share the words of the bride as we embraced on the dance floor just before she left...... ...."thank you.....it was perfect....in every way".
So, for all those who participated in making our day perfect.......Thank you... Read less
Services Used: DJ, Flowers, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Marci
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
I couldn't believe how ABSOLUTELY PERFECT my wedding day way! I have been in several weddings and there are ALWAYS hiccups and issues that arise. Two weeks before the wedding, I had gotten incredibly worried because I wasn't getting responses from my coordinator. I then got a call from the owner, saying that she would personally be taking over my wedding, because for whatever reason my previous coordinator was no longer working there. My first reaction was to FREAK out, but Katie was amazing and clarified everything on the phone with me for the next hour or so and totally put my mind at ease.

Because of tight finances towards the day of the wedding, we opted to decorate ourselves, but the morning of the wedding, Katie text me early and said they had set up all the decor because I had dropped it off the Thursday before with notes about where stuff goes. I was thrilled! They even left up extra lights from the wedding the night before. The day of the wedding, several people who hadn't RSVP'd showed up, and they simply added more seating, and didn't charge us for anything extra, though they could have. Katie even helped calm my nerves right before walking down the aisle.

The venue was absolutely stunning!!! Everyone who attended said they'd never been to a wedding so fabulous. I can honestly say, not one thing went wrong and my day was an absolute dream. With the new lake house addition, I don't know how anyone could choose another place to get married. It is unlike any other venue in Arizona. If you're hesitating because of the location, DON'T! It's truly a hidden beauty located in small Florence. I wish there was more I could do than just highly review them!
I couldn't believe how ABSOLUTELY PERFECT my wedding day way! I have been in several weddings and there are ALWAYS hiccups Read more...
I couldn't believe how ABSOLUTELY PERFECT my wedding day way! I have been in several weddings and there are ALWAYS hiccups and issues that arise. Two weeks before the wedding, I had gotten incredibly worried because I wasn't getting responses from my coordinator. I then got a call from the owner, saying that she would personally be taking over my wedding, because for whatever reason my previous coordinator was no longer working there. My first reaction was to FREAK out, but Katie was amazing and clarified everything on the phone with me for the next hour or so and totally put my mind at ease.

Because of tight finances towards the day of the wedding, we opted to decorate ourselves, but the morning of the wedding, Katie text me early and said they had set up all the decor because I had dropped it off the Thursday before with notes about where stuff goes. I was thrilled! They even left up extra lights from the wedding the night before. The day of the wedding, several people who hadn't RSVP'd showed up, and they simply added more seating, and didn't charge us for anything extra, though they could have. Katie even helped calm my nerves right before walking down the aisle.

The venue was absolutely stunning!!! Everyone who attended said they'd never been to a wedding so fabulous. I can honestly say, not one thing went wrong and my day was an absolute dream. With the new lake house addition, I don't know how anyone could choose another place to get married. It is unlike any other venue in Arizona. If you're hesitating because of the location, DON'T! It's truly a hidden beauty located in small Florence. I wish there was more I could do than just highly review them! Read less
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Tanya
Wedding:
5/5/2013
5.0/5.0
I will always remember the first time we were at an open house and the owners were so sweet and personable. It was at that moment we were sold. Little did we know it would turn out to be even better than expected. Great hospitality, czarina was so helpful, accommodating, and as sweet as could be. The setting was so beautiful, yet laid back. We could not imagine a better day! Thanks from the bottom of my heart, I would 10000000000% recommend it and you will not be let down. Not to mention, the holiday inn Florence was pleasantly surprising, great rates, very easy to communicate with, and the room was the jacuzzi was a nice added touch!
I will always remember the first time we were at an open house and the owners were so sweet and personable. It was at that Read more...
I will always remember the first time we were at an open house and the owners were so sweet and personable. It was at that moment we were sold. Little did we know it would turn out to be even better than expected. Great hospitality, czarina was so helpful, accommodating, and as sweet as could be. The setting was so beautiful, yet laid back. We could not imagine a better day! Thanks from the bottom of my heart, I would 10000000000% recommend it and you will not be let down. Not to mention, the holiday inn Florence was pleasantly surprising, great rates, very easy to communicate with, and the room was the jacuzzi was a nice added touch! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
I had the most amazing wedding day at The Windmill Winery! I couldn't have asked for anything more! Kiley, my coordinator, was amazing. She was in constant contact with me and extremely helpful. I never had to worry about a thing during the entire planning process! The price of the venue is great for everything that it included, and they are very flexible with making it fit your exact needs. My guests had so much fun in the barn reception! Joel Gibbs is the BEST DJ around! He made it a great party and everyone loved him! I could go on forever about how amazing The Windmill Winery is...it is such a beautiful venue!!
I had the most amazing wedding day at The Windmill Winery! I couldn't have asked for anything more! Kiley, my coordinator, Read more...
I had the most amazing wedding day at The Windmill Winery! I couldn't have asked for anything more! Kiley, my coordinator, was amazing. She was in constant contact with me and extremely helpful. I never had to worry about a thing during the entire planning process! The price of the venue is great for everything that it included, and they are very flexible with making it fit your exact needs. My guests had so much fun in the barn reception! Joel Gibbs is the BEST DJ around! He made it a great party and everyone loved him! I could go on forever about how amazing The Windmill Winery is...it is such a beautiful venue!! Read less
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Tory
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
From the first meeting with Christina we knew this place was going to be fantastic!!!! Very rustic feel to it and SO BEAUTIFUL!!! Once we were assigned Vanessa as our coordinator we were on our way... there were a few hiccups on the day of but just because of timing... everything worked out and our wedding went off with NO ISSUES AT ALL.
The Winery was very accomodating and all of our guests couldn't believe how beautiful it was there... who knew there was such an amazing location in Florence!!!
Thank you to Christina & Vanessa for making everything perfect for our wedding... the entire staff was great and I hope we can go back and see you guys for some more fun!!!
From the first meeting with Christina we knew this place was going to be fantastic!!!! Very rustic feel to it and SO Read more...
From the first meeting with Christina we knew this place was going to be fantastic!!!! Very rustic feel to it and SO BEAUTIFUL!!! Once we were assigned Vanessa as our coordinator we were on our way... there were a few hiccups on the day of but just because of timing... everything worked out and our wedding went off with NO ISSUES AT ALL.
The Winery was very accomodating and all of our guests couldn't believe how beautiful it was there... who knew there was such an amazing location in Florence!!!
Thank you to Christina & Vanessa for making everything perfect for our wedding... the entire staff was great and I hope we can go back and see you guys for some more fun!!! Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
3/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Although Florence is an unexpected destination for a wedding, the windmill winery itself is a gorgeous oasis. The windmill owners are extremely pleasant and welcoming. Czarina (our on-site coordinator) was on-point with every detail. We currently live in Sydney, Australia, and she was kind enough to Skype with us across continents to ensure that every aspect of our wedding would be covered. The Windmill works closely with local vendors and offer many options that make planning from afar a breeze. Caterer, check! DJ, check! Transportation, check!

The evening went smoothly and was such a dream. Guests were in awe of the surroundings and commented on how unique the venue is for a wedding. We would do it all over again!
Although Florence is an unexpected destination for a wedding, the windmill winery itself is a gorgeous oasis. The windmill Read more...
Although Florence is an unexpected destination for a wedding, the windmill winery itself is a gorgeous oasis. The windmill owners are extremely pleasant and welcoming. Czarina (our on-site coordinator) was on-point with every detail. We currently live in Sydney, Australia, and she was kind enough to Skype with us across continents to ensure that every aspect of our wedding would be covered. The Windmill works closely with local vendors and offer many options that make planning from afar a breeze. Caterer, check! DJ, check! Transportation, check!

The evening went smoothly and was such a dream. Guests were in awe of the surroundings and commented on how unique the venue is for a wedding. We would do it all over again! Read less
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Mandy
Wedding:
2/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Had our wedding at the Windmill in February. The venue was very versatile and worked with us on many different levels. We had a few particular things we wanted ordered/arranged and they were able to accommodate us and work with us without any hassle. The shuttle to/from the Holiday Inn was great! Our guests loved it!

Czarina was a wonderful coordinator who was always on top of it! She was very responsive and offered great advice and alternative decorations/setup/organization options.

The grounds were beautiful and we had perfect backdrops for our pictures!
Had our wedding at the Windmill in February. The venue was very versatile and worked with us on many different levels. We Read more...
Had our wedding at the Windmill in February. The venue was very versatile and worked with us on many different levels. We had a few particular things we wanted ordered/arranged and they were able to accommodate us and work with us without any hassle. The shuttle to/from the Holiday Inn was great! Our guests loved it!

Czarina was a wonderful coordinator who was always on top of it! She was very responsive and offered great advice and alternative decorations/setup/organization options.

The grounds were beautiful and we had perfect backdrops for our pictures! Read less
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Cassandra
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Having my wedding at the Windmill Winery was amazing! The owners and employees are the nicest people and they all do their very best to make sure everything is great for your wedding day. The grounds of the venue are gorgeous and there is amazing backgrounds for wedding pictures. I have recommended Windmill Winery to many of my friends and will continue too as well. They were amazing from start to end and the venue is so beautiful. My guests still talk to me about how great the venue was for our wedding and I am so glad I was able to spend my special day at Windmill Winery.
Having my wedding at the Windmill Winery was amazing! The owners and employees are the nicest people and they all do their Read more...
Having my wedding at the Windmill Winery was amazing! The owners and employees are the nicest people and they all do their very best to make sure everything is great for your wedding day. The grounds of the venue are gorgeous and there is amazing backgrounds for wedding pictures. I have recommended Windmill Winery to many of my friends and will continue too as well. They were amazing from start to end and the venue is so beautiful. My guests still talk to me about how great the venue was for our wedding and I am so glad I was able to spend my special day at Windmill Winery. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
We loved the winey. We wanted a venue that was outdoors, rustic, and somewhat layed back. Not a golf couse or resort wedding. The winery was perfect. It is so beautiful. Karen was our coordinator and was extremely helpful at keeping everything running smoothly.
We loved the winey. We wanted a venue that was outdoors, rustic, and somewhat layed back. Not a golf couse or resort Read more...
We loved the winey. We wanted a venue that was outdoors, rustic, and somewhat layed back. Not a golf couse or resort wedding. The winery was perfect. It is so beautiful. Karen was our coordinator and was extremely helpful at keeping everything running smoothly. Read less
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Dear Czarnia,
You and the Windmill Winery Staff did a fantastic job to make our daughter's wedding a beautiful and memorable event. From start to finish the facilities, services and setting were excellent. Thank you for making the Windmill Winery Wedding experience a wonderful memory that will last a lifetime for the new bride and groom. Things went so smoothly from set up to take down and everything in between! Thanks again for working with us!
Jeff and Laura
Dear Czarnia,
You and the Windmill Winery Staff did a fantastic job to make our daughter's wedding a beautiful and Read more...
Dear Czarnia,
You and the Windmill Winery Staff did a fantastic job to make our daughter's wedding a beautiful and memorable event. From start to finish the facilities, services and setting were excellent. Thank you for making the Windmill Winery Wedding experience a wonderful memory that will last a lifetime for the new bride and groom. Things went so smoothly from set up to take down and everything in between! Thanks again for working with us!
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Julie
Wedding:
9/16/2012
5.0/5.0
We only had 44 days to plan the wedding due to our son-in-law being in the military. The Windmill had everything ready for us to choose once we had our date. The vendors all worked well together. The food was excellent, our caterer promised moist chicken and delivered. It is a beautiful venue that includes all you needs at an excellent price when you compare to trying to book everything individually. It saved us so much hassle. The best way to one stop wedding shop. Our wedding planner went above and beyond. Making sure she was always one step ahead. We were able to give our daughter her dream wedding without a hitch.
We only had 44 days to plan the wedding due to our son-in-law being in the military. The Windmill had everything ready for Read more...
We only had 44 days to plan the wedding due to our son-in-law being in the military. The Windmill had everything ready for us to choose once we had our date. The vendors all worked well together. The food was excellent, our caterer promised moist chicken and delivered. It is a beautiful venue that includes all you needs at an excellent price when you compare to trying to book everything individually. It saved us so much hassle. The best way to one stop wedding shop. Our wedding planner went above and beyond. Making sure she was always one step ahead. We were able to give our daughter her dream wedding without a hitch. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Sharon
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Planning a wedding is a HUGE endeavor, and unless you have the right people in place to help you pull the thousand and one details together to create one flowing, magical day... you're in trouble! We were so fortunate to hire the Windmill Winery to do just that!!! Our daughter's wedding was August 4, 2012...yup...the hottest time of the year in Arizona...but that didn't stop this venue from delivering a near perfect day to us! Karen, our wedding coordinator, took the heat in stride and forged ahead during our wedding rehearsal in 97 degree weather with a smile, making sure everyone knew where to be and when. My husband & I had just traveled 7 hours from California the day before and when we had arrived in Arizona and had dropped off some items at the venue, we still needed to make an hour trip to our decorators home to drop off additional items. Without hesitation, Karen happily volunteered to take these items to our decorator herself, saving us a few more hours in the car...we were sooo grateful!!! Talk about going above and beyond the call of duty!! The day of the actual wedding, Karen was here, there and everywhere, making sure every detail was running smoothly...and it did!!! We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the owner of this venue...so warm, kind, and welcoming. The venue itself is just charming and completely fit the bill for our daughter's "Burlap & Lace Vintage Wedding". Thank you again to all at the Windmill Winery who played a part in making this a fairytale wedding for my daughter!!
Planning a wedding is a HUGE endeavor, and unless you have the right people in place to help you pull the thousand and one Read more...
Planning a wedding is a HUGE endeavor, and unless you have the right people in place to help you pull the thousand and one details together to create one flowing, magical day... you're in trouble! We were so fortunate to hire the Windmill Winery to do just that!!! Our daughter's wedding was August 4, 2012...yup...the hottest time of the year in Arizona...but that didn't stop this venue from delivering a near perfect day to us! Karen, our wedding coordinator, took the heat in stride and forged ahead during our wedding rehearsal in 97 degree weather with a smile, making sure everyone knew where to be and when. My husband & I had just traveled 7 hours from California the day before and when we had arrived in Arizona and had dropped off some items at the venue, we still needed to make an hour trip to our decorators home to drop off additional items. Without hesitation, Karen happily volunteered to take these items to our decorator herself, saving us a few more hours in the car...we were sooo grateful!!! Talk about going above and beyond the call of duty!! The day of the actual wedding, Karen was here, there and everywhere, making sure every detail was running smoothly...and it did!!! We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the owner of this venue...so warm, kind, and welcoming. The venue itself is just charming and completely fit the bill for our daughter's "Burlap & Lace Vintage Wedding". Thank you again to all at the Windmill Winery who played a part in making this a fairytale wedding for my daughter!! Read less
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Brooke
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Loved everything about this venue not only was our wedding day perfect the staff where awesome and very helpful I would do it all over again just because everyone at the venue made everything so easy and fun for us thank you so much Windmill Staff :)

Brooke Buccellato
Loved everything about this venue not only was our wedding day perfect the staff where awesome and very helpful I would do Read more...
Loved everything about this venue not only was our wedding day perfect the staff where awesome and very helpful I would do it all over again just because everyone at the venue made everything so easy and fun for us thank you so much Windmill Staff :)

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Rachel
Wedding:
4/15/2012
5.0/5.0
The Windmill Winery...what can I say? You would be making a mistake turning away from this beauty. I had heard of the Windmill through a friend who got married a few years back. I saw her pictures and fell in love immediately. I called them up and made an appointment. They did not make me wait and were SO accommodating for a time to meet. The moment we stepped on the Winery I knew I had found my perfect wedding day. The staff...oh the staff. I could go on forever talking about their kind hearts and patience. I dont think we brides understand what its like to accommodate a girl who is attempting to create her perfect day and let me tell you they did it! They're responses were quick and they always got back to you in a timely manner. Very professional but professionals who truly cared about making your day perfect. Their venders they provided were fabulous! Every bit of your money going into the Windmill is worth it. They provide so much for you. My wedding coordinator was Karen Podrasky and let me tell you, she became a friend. The patience this woman has is incredible and I adored her dearly through my whole engagement. My wedding happened quick, under 6 months and Karen was so flexible. She made everything for me so enjoyable. I was never stressed and the decision making seemed like a piece of cake. Overall, The Windmill Winery will always remain in my heart. The day will be perfect to you no matter what because it is your day, BUT the venue plays a very big part. You cannot beat the atmosphere here and I couldn't have asked for a better venue. It was truly the perfect day and I guarantee it will be yours as well.
The Windmill Winery...what can I say? You would be making a mistake turning away from this beauty. I had heard of the Read more...
The Windmill Winery...what can I say? You would be making a mistake turning away from this beauty. I had heard of the Windmill through a friend who got married a few years back. I saw her pictures and fell in love immediately. I called them up and made an appointment. They did not make me wait and were SO accommodating for a time to meet. The moment we stepped on the Winery I knew I had found my perfect wedding day. The staff...oh the staff. I could go on forever talking about their kind hearts and patience. I dont think we brides understand what its like to accommodate a girl who is attempting to create her perfect day and let me tell you they did it! They're responses were quick and they always got back to you in a timely manner. Very professional but professionals who truly cared about making your day perfect. Their venders they provided were fabulous! Every bit of your money going into the Windmill is worth it. They provide so much for you. My wedding coordinator was Karen Podrasky and let me tell you, she became a friend. The patience this woman has is incredible and I adored her dearly through my whole engagement. My wedding happened quick, under 6 months and Karen was so flexible. She made everything for me so enjoyable. I was never stressed and the decision making seemed like a piece of cake. Overall, The Windmill Winery will always remain in my heart. The day will be perfect to you no matter what because it is your day, BUT the venue plays a very big part. You cannot beat the atmosphere here and I couldn't have asked for a better venue. It was truly the perfect day and I guarantee it will be yours as well. Read less
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Tessabelle416
Wedding:
2/10/2012
5.0/5.0
What can I say about my experience at the Windmill Winery??? Wow! Awesome! Fantastic! The venue, first off, is absolutely gorgeous. June of 2011, my mom, sisters and me went to the Phoenix Bridal Show here in Arizona. Nothing much impressed me much while we were walking around. Not another golf club!, I kept telling myself. Every venue was a golf club, country club or formal type of venue. Ick! I was disappointed. But as we were walking out, we were flagged down by the Windmill Winery, who told us about their fabulous venue and invited us to come to their open house the week after. The next week, mom, sisters, me and my fiance headed to Florence, Arizona. Upon pulling up, I was saying, "uh, I don't think so." It was a farm and I was not impressed. But OMIGOD! When we went inside, I fell in absolute love with the place. It has rustic charm that lures you in. The day of the open house, we met with Karen and she took us around the place -- ceremony outside, by a small pond, reception inside in a barn. How cool! The flowers planted were colorful and looked just right. There was a Bridal Cottage and Groom's room. We knew when we got in the car that this was the place. The best thing was the all inclusive package which included -- horse and carriage, bridal cottage, groom's room, caterer, cake, and dj. we called up right away, met with Jenny to go over the contract. So cool! Since we lived a distance from the Winery, we met up with Jenny at a Starbucks near our house. It was casual and I didn't feel like I was signing my life away when we signed the contracts.
As the day of the wedding loomed nearer, Karen was to become our coordinator. She was fantastic. We communicated mainly through e-mail and she was right on everything. She was prompt responding to any queries I might have and extremely helpful. I never had to wait weeks for a response. I could rely on having a reply within a day or two. She eased my fears that things would go wrong, telling me to breathe, that it would all work out and be beautiful.
And she was right. On the day of the wedding, she had it all together. The organization was wonderful. Ahead of time, she had asked for names of people to go to when there was a situation so that Roy or I would not have to deal with it. Wonderful idea! Before the wedding started there was a mixup with the arranged seating chart. I almost aphyxiated, but when Karen saw my face, she said, "you shouldn't have to deal with this today. Let me get someone to help." And just like that, she grabbed my aunt and they fixed the situation.
I couldn't have been more pleased with the outcome of the wedding. It was fantastic and EVERYONE complimented the beauty of the venue. :)
What can I say about my experience at the Windmill Winery??? Wow! Awesome! Fantastic! The venue, first off, is absolutely Read more...
What can I say about my experience at the Windmill Winery??? Wow! Awesome! Fantastic! The venue, first off, is absolutely gorgeous. June of 2011, my mom, sisters and me went to the Phoenix Bridal Show here in Arizona. Nothing much impressed me much while we were walking around. Not another golf club!, I kept telling myself. Every venue was a golf club, country club or formal type of venue. Ick! I was disappointed. But as we were walking out, we were flagged down by the Windmill Winery, who told us about their fabulous venue and invited us to come to their open house the week after. The next week, mom, sisters, me and my fiance headed to Florence, Arizona. Upon pulling up, I was saying, "uh, I don't think so." It was a farm and I was not impressed. But OMIGOD! When we went inside, I fell in absolute love with the place. It has rustic charm that lures you in. The day of the open house, we met with Karen and she took us around the place -- ceremony outside, by a small pond, reception inside in a barn. How cool! The flowers planted were colorful and looked just right. There was a Bridal Cottage and Groom's room. We knew when we got in the car that this was the place. The best thing was the all inclusive package which included -- horse and carriage, bridal cottage, groom's room, caterer, cake, and dj. we called up right away, met with Jenny to go over the contract. So cool! Since we lived a distance from the Winery, we met up with Jenny at a Starbucks near our house. It was casual and I didn't feel like I was signing my life away when we signed the contracts.
As the day of the wedding loomed nearer, Karen was to become our coordinator. She was fantastic. We communicated mainly through e-mail and she was right on everything. She was prompt responding to any queries I might have and extremely helpful. I never had to wait weeks for a response. I could rely on having a reply within a day or two. She eased my fears that things would go wrong, telling me to breathe, that it would all work out and be beautiful.
And she was right. On the day of the wedding, she had it all together. The organization was wonderful. Ahead of time, she had asked for names of people to go to when there was a situation so that Roy or I would not have to deal with it. Wonderful idea! Before the wedding started there was a mixup with the arranged seating chart. I almost aphyxiated, but when Karen saw my face, she said, "you shouldn't have to deal with this today. Let me get someone to help." And just like that, she grabbed my aunt and they fixed the situation.
I couldn't have been more pleased with the outcome of the wedding. It was fantastic and EVERYONE complimented the beauty of the venue. :) Read less
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sandyv
Wedding:
1/21/2012
5.0/5.0
I can't begin to describe my daughters wedding at the Windmill Winery! It was truly amazing in every way. We planned a 250 people wedding in 6 weeks because January 21 was the only day the Windmill Winery had available for 5 months and now i know why. (Lucky 4 us) It was beautiful, every moment of it. Katie, Harold (the owner's) and Lauren were truly awesome there wasn't anything they didn't think of. They worked with us so that we could personalize it with some of our own touches. The food by Gold Star catering was beautiful as well as delicious! Thanks to all of them....I only wish i had another daughter so we could do it all again.
I can't begin to describe my daughters wedding at the Windmill Winery! It was truly amazing in every way. We planned a 250 Read more...
I can't begin to describe my daughters wedding at the Windmill Winery! It was truly amazing in every way. We planned a 250 people wedding in 6 weeks because January 21 was the only day the Windmill Winery had available for 5 months and now i know why. (Lucky 4 us) It was beautiful, every moment of it. Katie, Harold (the owner's) and Lauren were truly awesome there wasn't anything they didn't think of. They worked with us so that we could personalize it with some of our own touches. The food by Gold Star catering was beautiful as well as delicious! Thanks to all of them....I only wish i had another daughter so we could do it all again. Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
11/27/2011
5.0/5.0
The Windmill Winery was economical and truly supportive in every way. They helped plan the wedding - provided the DJ and baker. The wedding coordinator was extremely helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. The food was excellent and the big, red barn was the perfect reception format. Beautiful setting, beautiful people!
The Windmill Winery was economical and truly supportive in every way. They helped plan the wedding - provided the DJ and Read more...
The Windmill Winery was economical and truly supportive in every way. They helped plan the wedding - provided the DJ and baker. The wedding coordinator was extremely helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. The food was excellent and the big, red barn was the perfect reception format. Beautiful setting, beautiful people! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Caitlin
Wedding:
10/28/2011
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding here in October 2011. All the staff bent over backwards for me to make sure I had the perfect wedding day. They are all so friendly and helpful. I honestly can't say thank you enough to them. They dealt with my bridizilla craziness and still pulled off everything I asked for. I couldn't be happier with my venue choice. I miss them already! Thanks for everything Harold and Katie!
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I had my wedding here in October 2011. All the staff bent over backwards for me to make sure I had the perfect wedding day. They are all so friendly and helpful. I honestly can't say thank you enough to them. They dealt with my bridizilla craziness and still pulled off everything I asked for. I couldn't be happier with my venue choice. I miss them already! Thanks for everything Harold and Katie! Read less
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chelseamullett
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
My sister told me about The Windmill, so my fiance and i went and looked at the venue. We had not looked anywhere else... but we didn't need to. We instantly fell in love with the place. Katie made us feel completely at ease with everything! She is such a sweet caring lady and she makes you feel like your wedding is the most important thing in the world, even though she has a million things going on. If one of my requests could not be met, she made up for it in other ways. The Windmill is a beautiful place to get married! I got so many compliments on the venue and the way it was decorated. I was so happy with the service I received and I'm so sad that it is over. If you are looking for a venue I would recommend The Windmill 100 times over!
Thank you Katie... for everything!
My sister told me about The Windmill, so my fiance and i went and looked at the venue. We had not looked anywhere else... Read more...
My sister told me about The Windmill, so my fiance and i went and looked at the venue. We had not looked anywhere else... but we didn't need to. We instantly fell in love with the place. Katie made us feel completely at ease with everything! She is such a sweet caring lady and she makes you feel like your wedding is the most important thing in the world, even though she has a million things going on. If one of my requests could not be met, she made up for it in other ways. The Windmill is a beautiful place to get married! I got so many compliments on the venue and the way it was decorated. I was so happy with the service I received and I'm so sad that it is over. If you are looking for a venue I would recommend The Windmill 100 times over!
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Breeann
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
I planned my entire wedding in 11 weeks and the Windmill Winery was so conscious of my short timeline and budget. Everyone on staff was so pleasant to work with and answered all of my questions and helped so much on the wedding day. The venue is beautiful and so unique. Everyone had a blast!!
I planned my entire wedding in 11 weeks and the Windmill Winery was so conscious of my short timeline and budget. Everyone Read more...
I planned my entire wedding in 11 weeks and the Windmill Winery was so conscious of my short timeline and budget. Everyone on staff was so pleasant to work with and answered all of my questions and helped so much on the wedding day. The venue is beautiful and so unique. Everyone had a blast!! Read less
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Kelsey
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding on April 1, 2011 and we loved this venue! The money that we saved more than made up for the drive, but as soon as we saw this place we both fell in love with it. The carriage ride into the ceremony was definitely one of the things that really stood out to me as well. You will not find another venue in the Phoenix area that has as much personality and charm as this place. The 100 year old barn was imported and the extremely high ceilings made it feel so much bigger. The landscaping is well taken care of and there are plenty of places outside for guests to lounge. The turkeys and roosters on the property were so much fun to have there and added to that shabby chic modern farm feel. Our photos turned out great with all the opportunities that the grounds provided for some fun shots. Jenny did our centerpieces and was a great contact for me to have throughout the planning process. I found all of my vendors at one of their open houses and they all provided quality and professional services. If you have any doubts about this place, you have to see it!
We had our wedding on April 1, 2011 and we loved this venue! The money that we saved more than made up for the drive, but Read more...
We had our wedding on April 1, 2011 and we loved this venue! The money that we saved more than made up for the drive, but as soon as we saw this place we both fell in love with it. The carriage ride into the ceremony was definitely one of the things that really stood out to me as well. You will not find another venue in the Phoenix area that has as much personality and charm as this place. The 100 year old barn was imported and the extremely high ceilings made it feel so much bigger. The landscaping is well taken care of and there are plenty of places outside for guests to lounge. The turkeys and roosters on the property were so much fun to have there and added to that shabby chic modern farm feel. Our photos turned out great with all the opportunities that the grounds provided for some fun shots. Jenny did our centerpieces and was a great contact for me to have throughout the planning process. I found all of my vendors at one of their open houses and they all provided quality and professional services. If you have any doubts about this place, you have to see it! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
I find myself at a loss for words to describe our experience with The Windmill Winery and it's staff......awesome, fantatsic, phenomenal, all come to mind but don't quite cut it. Our wedding at The Windmill Winery was everything we imagined and more. Our guests continue to rave about the beauty of the venue, how unique it is, different from anything they've been to, grand and quaint at the same time.
We never visited any other venue, from the moment I saw the artist rendering of the grounds in the booth at the Phoenix Bridal Show, and met Jenny, I knew this was our venue. From start to finish Jenny and Katie were there to answer questions, offer suggestions, make changes and additions. They were so flexible, we always felt that our wedding was as important to them as it was to us. Katie is such a positive person, always happy, you can't help but smile when you work with her, no matter how stressed you are.
We used all of the vendors that were included in the package, with exception of the caterer, I highly recommend them all! Ramzay was our DJ for ceremony, cocktail hour, grand entrance, dinner and toasts, he was terrific! He was great to work with, used all of the music we selected and was very helpful with genre suggestions. He also helped coordinate with our band. Pearl made a gorgeous cake for us, it was so delicious that there wasn't a single piece left over. Now on to Jenny, again no words do justice to this lady, she is gem and I absolutely adore her! Jenny did all of the flowers, including the centerpieces of wheat that came out better than the picture I gave her becasue she added her own special touch. The bridal and bridesmaid bouquets were stunning! Jenny knows her floral and is so creative, her choices were perfect and the finished product blew me away!
We also hired M&B Sedan to transport our guests safely to the Holiday Inn Express following the celebration. This was a last minute arrangement but they were able to accomodate us (thankfully). The driver was friendly and the rate was very reasonable.
If you are considering The Windmill Winery for your wedding, stop looking, you won't find anything in the Phoenix area that will measure up, just book it while you can!
I find myself at a loss for words to describe our experience with The Windmill Winery and it's staff......awesome, Read more...
I find myself at a loss for words to describe our experience with The Windmill Winery and it's staff......awesome, fantatsic, phenomenal, all come to mind but don't quite cut it. Our wedding at The Windmill Winery was everything we imagined and more. Our guests continue to rave about the beauty of the venue, how unique it is, different from anything they've been to, grand and quaint at the same time.
We never visited any other venue, from the moment I saw the artist rendering of the grounds in the booth at the Phoenix Bridal Show, and met Jenny, I knew this was our venue. From start to finish Jenny and Katie were there to answer questions, offer suggestions, make changes and additions. They were so flexible, we always felt that our wedding was as important to them as it was to us. Katie is such a positive person, always happy, you can't help but smile when you work with her, no matter how stressed you are.
We used all of the vendors that were included in the package, with exception of the caterer, I highly recommend them all! Ramzay was our DJ for ceremony, cocktail hour, grand entrance, dinner and toasts, he was terrific! He was great to work with, used all of the music we selected and was very helpful with genre suggestions. He also helped coordinate with our band. Pearl made a gorgeous cake for us, it was so delicious that there wasn't a single piece left over. Now on to Jenny, again no words do justice to this lady, she is gem and I absolutely adore her! Jenny did all of the flowers, including the centerpieces of wheat that came out better than the picture I gave her becasue she added her own special touch. The bridal and bridesmaid bouquets were stunning! Jenny knows her floral and is so creative, her choices were perfect and the finished product blew me away!
We also hired M&B Sedan to transport our guests safely to the Holiday Inn Express following the celebration. This was a last minute arrangement but they were able to accomodate us (thankfully). The driver was friendly and the rate was very reasonable.
If you are considering The Windmill Winery for your wedding, stop looking, you won't find anything in the Phoenix area that will measure up, just book it while you can! Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
3/12/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had looked at a lot of different venues and knew that we didn't want the tradition church, golf resort, or inner city venue. We were starting to get a little discouraged because that is a lot of what you get in the Phoenix area. We came across a picture of the Windmill Winery online and decided to make the trip out for one of their bridal open houses. We live on the very west side of Phoenix so about half way there we were questioning our decision to ever head out there. Although when we arrived it was completely perfect and exactly what we were looking and waiting for. No busy streets, people, or noises; and the vintage country feel could not have embodied the both of us any better. I of course loved it right away but was even more surpised of how excited my husband was, because he of course wasn't thrilled about spending his ESPN time doing wedding things. We both knew right away that we would be getting married there, and uncertainties of the drive had almost turned into a positive. Besides the venue appearance itself the staff and owners were also the main reason we were so excited to be a part of the Windmill. They were all so friendly, down to earth, and detail oriented people. They were right on top of everything and genuinely seemed to enjoy helping us out and being a part of our big day! The day of was so easy going and organized, they set up and breakdown everything, so we didn't have to worry about a thing. The entire ceremony and reception was organized and so well run that we were able to not worry or wonder about anything, everything flowed smoothly from one thing to the next and everyone had a great time. Our flowers also turned out better than any picture or magazine I had brought in to show her, and everybody still talks the most about how beautiful they were. Thank you again to the Windmill and their staff for the most beautiful and wonderful day of our lives!!
My husband and I had looked at a lot of different venues and knew that we didn't want the tradition church, golf resort, Read more...
My husband and I had looked at a lot of different venues and knew that we didn't want the tradition church, golf resort, or inner city venue. We were starting to get a little discouraged because that is a lot of what you get in the Phoenix area. We came across a picture of the Windmill Winery online and decided to make the trip out for one of their bridal open houses. We live on the very west side of Phoenix so about half way there we were questioning our decision to ever head out there. Although when we arrived it was completely perfect and exactly what we were looking and waiting for. No busy streets, people, or noises; and the vintage country feel could not have embodied the both of us any better. I of course loved it right away but was even more surpised of how excited my husband was, because he of course wasn't thrilled about spending his ESPN time doing wedding things. We both knew right away that we would be getting married there, and uncertainties of the drive had almost turned into a positive. Besides the venue appearance itself the staff and owners were also the main reason we were so excited to be a part of the Windmill. They were all so friendly, down to earth, and detail oriented people. They were right on top of everything and genuinely seemed to enjoy helping us out and being a part of our big day! The day of was so easy going and organized, they set up and breakdown everything, so we didn't have to worry about a thing. The entire ceremony and reception was organized and so well run that we were able to not worry or wonder about anything, everything flowed smoothly from one thing to the next and everyone had a great time. Our flowers also turned out better than any picture or magazine I had brought in to show her, and everybody still talks the most about how beautiful they were. Thank you again to the Windmill and their staff for the most beautiful and wonderful day of our lives!! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/22/2010
5.0/5.0
I cannot begin to say how wonderful my wedding was at the Windmill Winery. We were so worried about it being an hour out of Phoenix, but we rented a bus and had our guests driven down, I felt this was a MUST. Katie and Jenny were the very best. They were so flexible with our requests to move the ceremony spot to a more secluded location and to have the reception outside. In fact, they were gracious with all my requests and set up every one of my DIY visions perfectly. There is no other place near Phoenix that can compare to the charm and character of the Windmill. Jenny created a masterpiece with my wedding. The ceremony and reception decor was even more perfect then my original vision, she used cotton and grasses and other natural "found" things to pull it all together. And my bouquets....how I cannot put into words how beautiful and perfect they were? The staff was phenomenal and while I had some communication problems with their caterer and had to book a new one 3 weeks before the wedding, the value was still great. Every guest felt that I had the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to; we had a bonfire for goodness sakes! Please don’t hesitate to have your wedding here. Let the staff do what they do best, and use the property, it is just so beautiful.
I cannot begin to say how wonderful my wedding was at the Windmill Winery. We were so worried about it being an hour out Read more...
I cannot begin to say how wonderful my wedding was at the Windmill Winery. We were so worried about it being an hour out of Phoenix, but we rented a bus and had our guests driven down, I felt this was a MUST. Katie and Jenny were the very best. They were so flexible with our requests to move the ceremony spot to a more secluded location and to have the reception outside. In fact, they were gracious with all my requests and set up every one of my DIY visions perfectly. There is no other place near Phoenix that can compare to the charm and character of the Windmill. Jenny created a masterpiece with my wedding. The ceremony and reception decor was even more perfect then my original vision, she used cotton and grasses and other natural "found" things to pull it all together. And my bouquets....how I cannot put into words how beautiful and perfect they were? The staff was phenomenal and while I had some communication problems with their caterer and had to book a new one 3 weeks before the wedding, the value was still great. Every guest felt that I had the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to; we had a bonfire for goodness sakes! Please don’t hesitate to have your wedding here. Let the staff do what they do best, and use the property, it is just so beautiful. Read less
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hnewville
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Our wedding ceremony and reception went beyond our expectations. It was a little stressful and I wanted to make sure everything was perfect but whenever we had a question or needed to check and make sure things were what we wanted and were expecting Katie was right on top of it. She was so helpful and wonderful to work with! We had a beautiful wedding and everyone had a blast!
Our wedding ceremony and reception went beyond our expectations. It was a little stressful and I wanted to make sure Read more...
Our wedding ceremony and reception went beyond our expectations. It was a little stressful and I wanted to make sure everything was perfect but whenever we had a question or needed to check and make sure things were what we wanted and were expecting Katie was right on top of it. She was so helpful and wonderful to work with! We had a beautiful wedding and everyone had a blast! Read less
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sarah
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Our wedding reception was a MEGA hit b/c of the Windmill’s staff and quality service. The setting was warm, welcoming, with country charm but not hooky or cliché. Our friends and family STILL rave about how beautiful the barn and property is and how much fun they had. The barn was different but beautiful; our guests were absolutely BLOWN AWAY by the whole experience. They even loved the food! Working with the staff at the windmill was like working with caring and supportive friends, they want your day to be joyous event and memory cherished for years to come, just as much as you do. There is not one single thing I would change about they way they do business. I feel like our whole package was STEEL!
Our wedding reception was a MEGA hit b/c of the Windmill’s staff and quality service. The setting was warm, welcoming, Read more...
Our wedding reception was a MEGA hit b/c of the Windmill’s staff and quality service. The setting was warm, welcoming, with country charm but not hooky or cliché. Our friends and family STILL rave about how beautiful the barn and property is and how much fun they had. The barn was different but beautiful; our guests were absolutely BLOWN AWAY by the whole experience. They even loved the food! Working with the staff at the windmill was like working with caring and supportive friends, they want your day to be joyous event and memory cherished for years to come, just as much as you do. There is not one single thing I would change about they way they do business. I feel like our whole package was STEEL! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The Windmill Winery was the most beautiful setting we could ever imagine for our wedding!! The lushly landscaped grounds and lake setting were the perfect background for the ceremony, and the historic and restored barn with it's polished concrete floor was a magnificent setting for the reception and dinner following. The Windmill Winery exudes the kind of charm not easily found anywhere else in Arizona!
The Windmill Winery was the most beautiful setting we could ever imagine for our wedding!! The lushly landscaped grounds Read more...
The Windmill Winery was the most beautiful setting we could ever imagine for our wedding!! The lushly landscaped grounds and lake setting were the perfect background for the ceremony, and the historic and restored barn with it's polished concrete floor was a magnificent setting for the reception and dinner following. The Windmill Winery exudes the kind of charm not easily found anywhere else in Arizona! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Education Customer
Wedding:
4/15/2009
5.0/5.0
I found the Windmill a very comfortable place to have our company function. The Staff is very professional and the catering an Excellent selection of menu. The outside area is exceptional nice to have events that were essential for us. The location is user-friendly to find and to invite your quests for a wonderful time at the Famous location The Windmill. Outstanding customer service and friendly staff to work and plan our corporate event.
I found the Windmill a very comfortable place to have our company function. The Staff is very professional and the Read more...
I found the Windmill a very comfortable place to have our company function. The Staff is very professional and the catering an Excellent selection of menu. The outside area is exceptional nice to have events that were essential for us. The location is user-friendly to find and to invite your quests for a wonderful time at the Famous location The Windmill. Outstanding customer service and friendly staff to work and plan our corporate event. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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bjmyangel
Wedding:
3/17/2009
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved The Windmill! We celebrated our wedding and reception there and it was amazing. We had so many compliments from our guests about the location. It was so special!! Pat & George helped us through the whole process and made sure that everything ran smoothly. We couldn't be happier with the service. They even helped us to find our other vendors that we needed like catering, flowers, photography, etc.
We absolutely loved The Windmill! We celebrated our wedding and reception there and it was amazing. We had so many Read more...
We absolutely loved The Windmill! We celebrated our wedding and reception there and it was amazing. We had so many compliments from our guests about the location. It was so special!! Pat & George helped us through the whole process and made sure that everything ran smoothly. We couldn't be happier with the service. They even helped us to find our other vendors that we needed like catering, flowers, photography, etc. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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jandermac
Wedding:
3/7/2009
5.0/5.0
We could not have been happier with our experience at The Windmill Winery. Throughout the entire process, Karen (our coordinator) was very helpful in guiding us and answering our MANY questions with patience. :) The day of the event she went over and above in our eyes to ensure that everything went smoothly. Karen was extremely professional but with such a personal touch, we really felt like she was our friend as well. Everything about this venue is top notch and an amazing value. We received numerous compliments and feel so blessed to have had our daughter's wedding at The Windmill Winery. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Karen!
We could not have been happier with our experience at The Windmill Winery. Throughout the entire process, Karen (our Read more...
We could not have been happier with our experience at The Windmill Winery. Throughout the entire process, Karen (our coordinator) was very helpful in guiding us and answering our MANY questions with patience. :) The day of the event she went over and above in our eyes to ensure that everything went smoothly. Karen was extremely professional but with such a personal touch, we really felt like she was our friend as well. Everything about this venue is top notch and an amazing value. We received numerous compliments and feel so blessed to have had our daughter's wedding at The Windmill Winery. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Karen! Read less
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Don
Wedding:
11/8/2008
5.0/5.0
It is very rare for me to compliment any place of service but I have to say I have been to a lot of weddings and this is the first one that deserves a FIVE STAR rating. My wife and I booked our wedding when the facility was being built, so all we had was sketches to go by. As the wedding day grew closer we would visit the Windmill to see the progress of the facility my wife was getting nervous due to her not knowing how construction goes. The owner and the AWESOME staff Pat and George reassured us that it would be ready for our big day. When we arrived for the wedding we found that it was exactly like they had promised it would be. The services from the ceremony to the horse drawn carriage to the photography was AWESOME. For my wife and I this was the perfect place for us to exchange our vows and share this magic moment with our friends and loved ones. It is a beautiful place with the lakes, the early 1900's mid-west barn and the beautiful landscaping. To the Windmill and the staff my wife and I would like to say thank you for making our big day PERFECT!
It is very rare for me to compliment any place of service but I have to say I have been to a lot of weddings and this is Read more...
It is very rare for me to compliment any place of service but I have to say I have been to a lot of weddings and this is the first one that deserves a FIVE STAR rating. My wife and I booked our wedding when the facility was being built, so all we had was sketches to go by. As the wedding day grew closer we would visit the Windmill to see the progress of the facility my wife was getting nervous due to her not knowing how construction goes. The owner and the AWESOME staff Pat and George reassured us that it would be ready for our big day. When we arrived for the wedding we found that it was exactly like they had promised it would be. The services from the ceremony to the horse drawn carriage to the photography was AWESOME. For my wife and I this was the perfect place for us to exchange our vows and share this magic moment with our friends and loved ones. It is a beautiful place with the lakes, the early 1900's mid-west barn and the beautiful landscaping. To the Windmill and the staff my wife and I would like to say thank you for making our big day PERFECT! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Photography, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Transportation, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Rosa
Wedding:
4/12/2014
4.9/5.0
I cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us. Our wedding turned out amazing! I didn't have to worry about anything! We have received so many compliments about the venue from the scenery to the service that was provided. Karen was our coordinator and did an amazing job at getting everything squared away and making sure it went smoothly! Thank you for all that you do! I highly recommend this venue!
I cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us. Our wedding turned out amazing! I didn't have to worry about Read more...
I cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us. Our wedding turned out amazing! I didn't have to worry about anything! We have received so many compliments about the venue from the scenery to the service that was provided. Karen was our coordinator and did an amazing job at getting everything squared away and making sure it went smoothly! Thank you for all that you do! I highly recommend this venue! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
9/27/2013
4.9/5.0
As soon as my now-husband and I stepped foot on this property, we knew we had to get married in the Big Barn! You simply cannot find this unique combination of elements anywhere else in Arizona.

The Barn is perfect for couples looking for a rustic but elegant feel, especially when the rafters are lit with strings of lights and flowers are out on the tables. The bridal cottage is the perfect size to get ready in with bridesmaids, and there are so few venues that actually provide a groom's room for the men. The Windmill is a fantastic value, and the service we experienced the night of the wedding was unparalleled. Our only hesitation in not awarding 5 stars for responsiveness was simply that in the months prior to the wedding we cycled through a few wedding planners that took jobs elsewhere. This was addressed immediately by the senior management, and our event was organized and squared away well before the big day.

We elected to use vendors from the wedding package offerings, which was such a stress-free decision. Lesley's Creative Cakes baked our wedding cake, and she was very easy to work with. She looked over photos I sent her and turned out a cake that was delicious and just beautiful. Joel Gibbs was our DJ, and he is nothing short of phenomenal! Everyone was dancing the night away to his stylings, and we are still getting complimented on his idea to play the 'shoe game.' Chef Li of Gold Star Catering provided our dinner, and he is wonderful to work with. The appetizers were arranged beautifully, his chicken is superb, and the pork with apples entree must be tried. The upgrades that are offered are all reasonably priced and cut down on any extraneous work a bride would need to do. We also used the carriage for my entrance and the vintage car for our exit, which were both really lovely additions.

There really is nothing like the feeling of walking through the big double doors in the Barn as a bride!
As soon as my now-husband and I stepped foot on this property, we knew we had to get married in the Big Barn! You simply Read more...
As soon as my now-husband and I stepped foot on this property, we knew we had to get married in the Big Barn! You simply cannot find this unique combination of elements anywhere else in Arizona.

The Barn is perfect for couples looking for a rustic but elegant feel, especially when the rafters are lit with strings of lights and flowers are out on the tables. The bridal cottage is the perfect size to get ready in with bridesmaids, and there are so few venues that actually provide a groom's room for the men. The Windmill is a fantastic value, and the service we experienced the night of the wedding was unparalleled. Our only hesitation in not awarding 5 stars for responsiveness was simply that in the months prior to the wedding we cycled through a few wedding planners that took jobs elsewhere. This was addressed immediately by the senior management, and our event was organized and squared away well before the big day.

We elected to use vendors from the wedding package offerings, which was such a stress-free decision. Lesley's Creative Cakes baked our wedding cake, and she was very easy to work with. She looked over photos I sent her and turned out a cake that was delicious and just beautiful. Joel Gibbs was our DJ, and he is nothing short of phenomenal! Everyone was dancing the night away to his stylings, and we are still getting complimented on his idea to play the 'shoe game.' Chef Li of Gold Star Catering provided our dinner, and he is wonderful to work with. The appetizers were arranged beautifully, his chicken is superb, and the pork with apples entree must be tried. The upgrades that are offered are all reasonably priced and cut down on any extraneous work a bride would need to do. We also used the carriage for my entrance and the vintage car for our exit, which were both really lovely additions.

There really is nothing like the feeling of walking through the big double doors in the Barn as a bride! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Transportation, Wedding Venue
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Stephanie
Wedding:
1/28/2012
4.9/5.0
My wedding at the Windmill 1/28/12 was AWESOME! Karen, the wedding coordinator promptly and efficiently handled all questions, concerns, and emails. All requests, last minute changes, and add-on's were adhered to. The day of the rehearsal and wedding, everything flowed like clockwork. At the rehearsal a few things were casually mentioned (that we like to get ready in a COLD room & that the groom had taken all beer choices-leaving no domestic or girl beer). The day of the wedding we walked into an ice cold Bride suite, and domestic's & Mike's were available at the bar! She even wore clothes to match the wedding! We sincerely appreciated her attention to detail. She is an amazing coordinator and truly made our day as special and stress free as possible. The billing department, specifically Stacy, was personable and answered any questions that arose immediately. My package was all inclusive, so I used vendors provided by the Windmill for almost everything. The bartender (I believe her name was Gina?) was so friendly and nice. By the middle of the reception she was already anticipating my drink orders and had it ready to go! Chef Le of Gold Star Catering was also a pleasure to work with. He handled my last minute appetizer add-on with ease, and the food was DELICIOUS! There was plenty to go around and all my guests walked away happy from their dining experience. DJ Joel was FABULOUS! At the ceremony the sound was clear and easy to hear. During the reception, he honored all requests quickly. He also seemed to play music appropriate to the group. Kid-friendly early on, then as the evening progressed and mostly adults were left on the dance floor he switched it up accordingly. He was incredibly engaging and entertaining, even with my strict no line-dancing rule! Ken’s Carriage Rides provided the Cinderella experience I’ve imagined since I was a little girl! The last vendor and unfortunately the only major flaw in my wedding was Pearl of Pearl’s Wedding Cakes, and while the cake was delicious (the one bite I had when we cut the cake anyway) I was left feeling quite dissapointed. With the exception of my son, I haven't spoken to anyone that even got a piece (at least 25 people) telling me that the cake was not for the 75 guests it should have been. I emailed her a picture of my dream cake in Feb 2011 and was told that she could do it. The decor on the cake looked nothing like the picture and I was told by many guests it actually looked like scary faces and not the flowers it was supposed to. I've dreamt of the way the cake would look for so long, and I'm sure you can imagine my sadness at hearing my wedding cake described this way. If she was unable to complete the request as I wanted, I really wish she would have just let me know so that I could have provided a back up option. Instead I paid an extra $100 (which she told me about 4 days before my wedding) for piping and fondant on a cake hardly anyone got to eat and looked awful. Minus, this one negative, the Windmill provided the dream wedding I hoped it would be. I recommend them wholeheartedly!!!

Here is a link to a picture montage so you can see how beautiful the site is! (my cake is also in there) PS The photographer was also recommended by the Windmill and she is FANTASTIC! Renee Clancy Photography.
http://video214.com/play/VciPu1jeeGQiNStkGc5Y5A/s/dark
My wedding at the Windmill 1/28/12 was AWESOME! Karen, the wedding coordinator promptly and efficiently handled all Read more...
My wedding at the Windmill 1/28/12 was AWESOME! Karen, the wedding coordinator promptly and efficiently handled all questions, concerns, and emails. All requests, last minute changes, and add-on's were adhered to. The day of the rehearsal and wedding, everything flowed like clockwork. At the rehearsal a few things were casually mentioned (that we like to get ready in a COLD room & that the groom had taken all beer choices-leaving no domestic or girl beer). The day of the wedding we walked into an ice cold Bride suite, and domestic's & Mike's were available at the bar! She even wore clothes to match the wedding! We sincerely appreciated her attention to detail. She is an amazing coordinator and truly made our day as special and stress free as possible. The billing department, specifically Stacy, was personable and answered any questions that arose immediately. My package was all inclusive, so I used vendors provided by the Windmill for almost everything. The bartender (I believe her name was Gina?) was so friendly and nice. By the middle of the reception she was already anticipating my drink orders and had it ready to go! Chef Le of Gold Star Catering was also a pleasure to work with. He handled my last minute appetizer add-on with ease, and the food was DELICIOUS! There was plenty to go around and all my guests walked away happy from their dining experience. DJ Joel was FABULOUS! At the ceremony the sound was clear and easy to hear. During the reception, he honored all requests quickly. He also seemed to play music appropriate to the group. Kid-friendly early on, then as the evening progressed and mostly adults were left on the dance floor he switched it up accordingly. He was incredibly engaging and entertaining, even with my strict no line-dancing rule! Ken’s Carriage Rides provided the Cinderella experience I’ve imagined since I was a little girl! The last vendor and unfortunately the only major flaw in my wedding was Pearl of Pearl’s Wedding Cakes, and while the cake was delicious (the one bite I had when we cut the cake anyway) I was left feeling quite dissapointed. With the exception of my son, I haven't spoken to anyone that even got a piece (at least 25 people) telling me that the cake was not for the 75 guests it should have been. I emailed her a picture of my dream cake in Feb 2011 and was told that she could do it. The decor on the cake looked nothing like the picture and I was told by many guests it actually looked like scary faces and not the flowers it was supposed to. I've dreamt of the way the cake would look for so long, and I'm sure you can imagine my sadness at hearing my wedding cake described this way. If she was unable to complete the request as I wanted, I really wish she would have just let me know so that I could have provided a back up option. Instead I paid an extra $100 (which she told me about 4 days before my wedding) for piping and fondant on a cake hardly anyone got to eat and looked awful. Minus, this one negative, the Windmill provided the dream wedding I hoped it would be. I recommend them wholeheartedly!!!

Here is a link to a picture montage so you can see how beautiful the site is! (my cake is also in there) PS The photographer was also recommended by the Windmill and she is FANTASTIC! Renee Clancy Photography.
http://video214.com/play/VciPu1jeeGQiNStkGc5Y5A/s/dark Read less
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Jon&Holly
Wedding:
2/12/2011
4.9/5.0
I cannot begin to explain how AMAZING our wedding was at The Windmill Winery. My husband and I are big time wine fans and when I stumbled across The Windmill Winery's booth at the bridal show I knew I had to check it out. Well, let me tell you this venue blew my mind- everything from the awesome staff to the amazing scenery!! Both Katie and Jenny along with their great staff helped to make our big day the best it could be. They could not have been friendlier or more acccomodating with our requests. When our wedding day arrived it by far exceeded our expectations!!! Our guests are still talking about what an amazing venue and gracious staff we had for our wedding. We want to say "Thank you" again to The Windmill Winery for making our day so special! We highly recommend this venue to anyone and everyone!!!!
I cannot begin to explain how AMAZING our wedding was at The Windmill Winery. My husband and I are big time wine fans and Read more...
I cannot begin to explain how AMAZING our wedding was at The Windmill Winery. My husband and I are big time wine fans and when I stumbled across The Windmill Winery's booth at the bridal show I knew I had to check it out. Well, let me tell you this venue blew my mind- everything from the awesome staff to the amazing scenery!! Both Katie and Jenny along with their great staff helped to make our big day the best it could be. They could not have been friendlier or more acccomodating with our requests. When our wedding day arrived it by far exceeded our expectations!!! Our guests are still talking about what an amazing venue and gracious staff we had for our wedding. We want to say "Thank you" again to The Windmill Winery for making our day so special! We highly recommend this venue to anyone and everyone!!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Flowers, Wedding Venue
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Rachel
Wedding:
8/1/2009
4.9/5.0
Just like any excited new bride, I began checking out venues early. I knew I wanted something outside of the city, with beautiful landscaping, and an outdoor ceremony area. When I found the Windmill online, I convinced my fiance to drive the extra ways (from Mesa to Florence) to check it out. When we were there, we knew it was right and so worth the extra miles. It has a beautiful ambience, fresh air, and plenty of space! We both loved it!
Pat sat down with us and helped us to plan our budget according to our needs. The only downside was that The Windmill did not at the time of our marriage have an official coordinator. The photographer, Pat, helped me tremendously to hammer out the details. Since there is not really a go between person, it was difficult with some flexibility issues; HOWEVER, eventually we worked out the kinks, and the owner was more than happy to meet our every desire. Our wedding was beautiful & our guests thought the historic barn for our reception was incredible. I loved its tall ceilings!
The best recommendation I can give is that, if I were to have a chance to re-do my wedding day, I would not change a thing. It was everything I'd hoped for.
Thank you Windmill staff!!
Just like any excited new bride, I began checking out venues early. I knew I wanted something outside of the city, with Read more...
Just like any excited new bride, I began checking out venues early. I knew I wanted something outside of the city, with beautiful landscaping, and an outdoor ceremony area. When I found the Windmill online, I convinced my fiance to drive the extra ways (from Mesa to Florence) to check it out. When we were there, we knew it was right and so worth the extra miles. It has a beautiful ambience, fresh air, and plenty of space! We both loved it!
Pat sat down with us and helped us to plan our budget according to our needs. The only downside was that The Windmill did not at the time of our marriage have an official coordinator. The photographer, Pat, helped me tremendously to hammer out the details. Since there is not really a go between person, it was difficult with some flexibility issues; HOWEVER, eventually we worked out the kinks, and the owner was more than happy to meet our every desire. Our wedding was beautiful & our guests thought the historic barn for our reception was incredible. I loved its tall ceilings!
The best recommendation I can give is that, if I were to have a chance to re-do my wedding day, I would not change a thing. It was everything I'd hoped for.
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Katie
Wedding:
1/18/2014
4.8/5.0
We are so happy we chose to have our wedding at the Windmill. It was absolutely perfect. I would not change one thing about our night. Thanks to Mitzi for helping things run seamlessly.
We are so happy we chose to have our wedding at the Windmill. It was absolutely perfect. I would not change one thing Read more...
We are so happy we chose to have our wedding at the Windmill. It was absolutely perfect. I would not change one thing about our night. Thanks to Mitzi for helping things run seamlessly. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
11/29/2013
4.8/5.0
Our wedding day turned out better than planned thanks to the Windmill Winery staff and vendors. I was stress free all day, everything was beyond beautiful and everyone had the best time! The venue itself was gorgeous, I got married at the Big Red Barn. I would highly recommend this venue.
Our wedding day turned out better than planned thanks to the Windmill Winery staff and vendors. I was stress free all day, Read more...
Our wedding day turned out better than planned thanks to the Windmill Winery staff and vendors. I was stress free all day, everything was beyond beautiful and everyone had the best time! The venue itself was gorgeous, I got married at the Big Red Barn. I would highly recommend this venue. Read less
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Paris
Wedding:
11/17/2013
4.8/5.0
The Windmill Winery was the most beautiful venue and had the most accommodating, kind, and invested staff of any of the 20 venues I visited. I absolutely fell in love the first time I visited, the grounds are stunning. While there were a few change-ups in my personal coordinator due to staffing changes, our big day went off without a hitch! Everyone I worked with did everything in their power to make us feel special the entire way through the process. The owners of the property are a fabulous couple that honestly wanted each person to have the day of their dreams, my husband and I certainly did!
The Windmill Winery was the most beautiful venue and had the most accommodating, kind, and invested staff of any of the 20 Read more...
The Windmill Winery was the most beautiful venue and had the most accommodating, kind, and invested staff of any of the 20 venues I visited. I absolutely fell in love the first time I visited, the grounds are stunning. While there were a few change-ups in my personal coordinator due to staffing changes, our big day went off without a hitch! Everyone I worked with did everything in their power to make us feel special the entire way through the process. The owners of the property are a fabulous couple that honestly wanted each person to have the day of their dreams, my husband and I certainly did! Read less
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Alyssa
Wedding:
11/24/2012
4.8/5.0
The windmill winery was absolutely beautiful! All of the quests complimented the venue and were very surprised to find something so pretty in Florence Arizona. Once you go through the windmill's gates, you are entered into a different world. You are secluded and immersed into a place that is like no other. I am so pleased to have gotten married at the windmill winery and will have amazing memories to last forever. Kiley was my coordinator at the end of my contract and she did a wonderful job taking care of last minute things. She really did make it a great day. The only reason I voted 4.5 on professionalism was not because of kiley. We booked our wedding about a year and a half in advance and in the middle of that year and a half there was some transitioning between coordinators and management I believe. The venue has way more to offer than when we first booked and we were unaware of all of these really cool things and changes for a little bit. Once we sat down with our new coordinator (kiley) she told us everything and even changed a few things so it worked out great. We did have a problem with our cake that was included in the venue, but the windmill went above and beyond when correcting it. They introduced me to their new vendor (Lesley's cakes) and she was AMAZING! Overall, you will be very pleased if you get married here. We were more than happy. I cannot stress enough just how beautiful it was. I want to do it again!
The windmill winery was absolutely beautiful! All of the quests complimented the venue and were very surprised to find Read more...
The windmill winery was absolutely beautiful! All of the quests complimented the venue and were very surprised to find something so pretty in Florence Arizona. Once you go through the windmill's gates, you are entered into a different world. You are secluded and immersed into a place that is like no other. I am so pleased to have gotten married at the windmill winery and will have amazing memories to last forever. Kiley was my coordinator at the end of my contract and she did a wonderful job taking care of last minute things. She really did make it a great day. The only reason I voted 4.5 on professionalism was not because of kiley. We booked our wedding about a year and a half in advance and in the middle of that year and a half there was some transitioning between coordinators and management I believe. The venue has way more to offer than when we first booked and we were unaware of all of these really cool things and changes for a little bit. Once we sat down with our new coordinator (kiley) she told us everything and even changed a few things so it worked out great. We did have a problem with our cake that was included in the venue, but the windmill went above and beyond when correcting it. They introduced me to their new vendor (Lesley's cakes) and she was AMAZING! Overall, you will be very pleased if you get married here. We were more than happy. I cannot stress enough just how beautiful it was. I want to do it again! Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
10/18/2012
4.8/5.0
What a beautiful place?!? It was love at first sight and the open house was the perfect way to book everything all at once for a destination wedding. Our guests were blown away! Thank you for making our wedding day perfect!
What a beautiful place?!? It was love at first sight and the open house was the perfect way to book everything all at once Read more...
What a beautiful place?!? It was love at first sight and the open house was the perfect way to book everything all at once for a destination wedding. Our guests were blown away! Thank you for making our wedding day perfect! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
10/13/2012
4.8/5.0
The Windmill Winery is truly a gorgeous place to have a wedding. The winery staff certainly run a very well coordinated wedding from start to finish. This was even more realized when our photographers (taking pictures at The Windmill Winery for the first time) commented that over the years of photographing weddings this was by far the easiest and most organized venue they have encountered.

Our months and days leading up to the wedding certainly came with a few challenges, however. For example, the timely invoicing and debiting of scheduled payments was an issue as well as the communication among some of the internal Windmill staff. Also, the cost of upgrades that are not immediately apparent at the day of signing the contract really did add up. In the end though, The Windmill Winery had our best interest in mind and wanted to ensure that every person had a great time. Joel Gibbs was our DJ, who is absolutely incredible – I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Some of our friends and family who are well travelled were very impressed with the uniqueness of the venue, the grounds, and the very personal touches that we added. The Windmill Winery staff worked with us to make those unique touches work with the schedule.

I don't think there is another venue that we could have found that had such a unique and rustic image that we were looking for. In short, it was an amazing venue, and an amazing experience.
The Windmill Winery is truly a gorgeous place to have a wedding. The winery staff certainly run a very well coordinated Read more...
The Windmill Winery is truly a gorgeous place to have a wedding. The winery staff certainly run a very well coordinated wedding from start to finish. This was even more realized when our photographers (taking pictures at The Windmill Winery for the first time) commented that over the years of photographing weddings this was by far the easiest and most organized venue they have encountered.

Our months and days leading up to the wedding certainly came with a few challenges, however. For example, the timely invoicing and debiting of scheduled payments was an issue as well as the communication among some of the internal Windmill staff. Also, the cost of upgrades that are not immediately apparent at the day of signing the contract really did add up. In the end though, The Windmill Winery had our best interest in mind and wanted to ensure that every person had a great time. Joel Gibbs was our DJ, who is absolutely incredible – I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Some of our friends and family who are well travelled were very impressed with the uniqueness of the venue, the grounds, and the very personal touches that we added. The Windmill Winery staff worked with us to make those unique touches work with the schedule.

I don't think there is another venue that we could have found that had such a unique and rustic image that we were looking for. In short, it was an amazing venue, and an amazing experience. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
The Windmill Winery is an exceptionally beautiful venue! I immediately fell in love with it the moment I saw it. Our wedding coordinator, Mitzy, was phenomenal. She was so personable and sweet & went above and beyond as we planned the wedding out of state. We had our reception in the big barn.

I was a little disappointed to find how much they itemize their packages. When you sign your contract you are literally paying for the venue itself, caterer, DJ, tables and standard linens. Anything decorative in or around the barn down to the whiskey barrels you see when you tour the venue are at additional costs.

Another item to watch for is that your bar pricing is not secured once you sign your contract. Our beverage prices increased significantly after signing our contract.

Regardless, we were still able to make this very much a DIY wedding and brought in a majority of our own items to make it affordable. I would still highly recommend the venue!
The Windmill Winery is an exceptionally beautiful venue! I immediately fell in love with it the moment I saw it. Our Read more...
The Windmill Winery is an exceptionally beautiful venue! I immediately fell in love with it the moment I saw it. Our wedding coordinator, Mitzy, was phenomenal. She was so personable and sweet & went above and beyond as we planned the wedding out of state. We had our reception in the big barn.

I was a little disappointed to find how much they itemize their packages. When you sign your contract you are literally paying for the venue itself, caterer, DJ, tables and standard linens. Anything decorative in or around the barn down to the whiskey barrels you see when you tour the venue are at additional costs.

Another item to watch for is that your bar pricing is not secured once you sign your contract. Our beverage prices increased significantly after signing our contract.

Regardless, we were still able to make this very much a DIY wedding and brought in a majority of our own items to make it affordable. I would still highly recommend the venue! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
10/11/2012
4.7/5.0
This was the first and only place we looked at as a possible venue for our wedding. I knew within minutes of seeing the property that this is where I was going to get married. My wedding day was PERFECT! Thanks to Czarina and the awesome staff at the Windmill everything went just as planned. This venue is beautiful all on its own but we were allowed so much freedom to add all our own personal touches to make our day truly unique to us. The package includes a site representative and a DJ, they worked so well together on the day of the wedding, everything ran so smoothly and they really took the stress off of me. DJ Ramzy Saba is AMAZING! I highly recommend him if you choose this venue. We also had a lot of great comments about the food at the wedding. We did not go with the package menu but upgraded to a BBQ style buffet that was a hit, Chef Le from Gold Star Catering did a great job. We did decide to go with an outside vendor for our cake because we were not thrilled with the one they included in the package and I am so happy we did. We went with Creative Cakes By Sue and that was one of the best decisions we made. Her cakes are AMAZING!!!
We had a few surprises in the months and weeks leading up to the wedding but our site representative Czarina did a really great job at staying in contact with us and offering fair solutions to the problems that came up. I would highly recommend The Windmill Winery to anyone!
This was the first and only place we looked at as a possible venue for our wedding. I knew within minutes of seeing the Read more...
This was the first and only place we looked at as a possible venue for our wedding. I knew within minutes of seeing the property that this is where I was going to get married. My wedding day was PERFECT! Thanks to Czarina and the awesome staff at the Windmill everything went just as planned. This venue is beautiful all on its own but we were allowed so much freedom to add all our own personal touches to make our day truly unique to us. The package includes a site representative and a DJ, they worked so well together on the day of the wedding, everything ran so smoothly and they really took the stress off of me. DJ Ramzy Saba is AMAZING! I highly recommend him if you choose this venue. We also had a lot of great comments about the food at the wedding. We did not go with the package menu but upgraded to a BBQ style buffet that was a hit, Chef Le from Gold Star Catering did a great job. We did decide to go with an outside vendor for our cake because we were not thrilled with the one they included in the package and I am so happy we did. We went with Creative Cakes By Sue and that was one of the best decisions we made. Her cakes are AMAZING!!!
We had a few surprises in the months and weeks leading up to the wedding but our site representative Czarina did a really great job at staying in contact with us and offering fair solutions to the problems that came up. I would highly recommend The Windmill Winery to anyone! Read less
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*Mrs. Walker*
Wedding:
11/21/2009
4.7/5.0
The Windmill was a beautiful venue for our wedding and reception. It was close to home and gave the perfect setting. Our wedding was beautiful and everything I had always hoped it would be. Pat and George from AZ Photos helped us so much get everything organized. If you are interested in a rural setting, you must attend one of their wine tastings or one of the bridal open houses to truly appreciate what they have to offer.
The Windmill was a beautiful venue for our wedding and reception. It was close to home and gave the perfect setting. Our Read more...
The Windmill was a beautiful venue for our wedding and reception. It was close to home and gave the perfect setting. Our wedding was beautiful and everything I had always hoped it would be. Pat and George from AZ Photos helped us so much get everything organized. If you are interested in a rural setting, you must attend one of their wine tastings or one of the bridal open houses to truly appreciate what they have to offer. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/13/2013
4.5/5.0
The Windmill Winery really helped create the wedding of our dreams. The grounds are absolutely GORGEOUS, the staff is wonderfully kind, and packages are great! Every single person who attended our wedding commented on how absolutely stunning and captivating our wedding ceremony and wedding reception were. The Windmill Winery is naturally beautiful and very charming. The vendors were great: food was tasty; Joel Gibbs, our DJ, kept the day light, fun, and created the perfect vibe; and our cake was beautiful.

I cannot thank the Windmill Winery enough!
The Windmill Winery really helped create the wedding of our dreams. The grounds are absolutely GORGEOUS, the staff is Read more...
The Windmill Winery really helped create the wedding of our dreams. The grounds are absolutely GORGEOUS, the staff is wonderfully kind, and packages are great! Every single person who attended our wedding commented on how absolutely stunning and captivating our wedding ceremony and wedding reception were. The Windmill Winery is naturally beautiful and very charming. The vendors were great: food was tasty; Joel Gibbs, our DJ, kept the day light, fun, and created the perfect vibe; and our cake was beautiful.

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Angela
Wedding:
10/20/2012
4.5/5.0
I had so many compliments on the venue. The wedding package was a very good value. I felt like I got everything I wanted for my wedding and did not over pay :) My wedding coordinator was amazing (Karen). I felt like she really cared about us. She met with us many times to review our plans and made me feel like I did not have to worry about anything on the day of the wedding (and I didn't!). I couldnt have been more relaxed on my wedding day. Flexibility I gave a slightly lower ranking because I wanted to add a slideshow in two weeks prior to the wedding and they would have charged me twice as much to do it at that point. I felt a little bummed about that. But otherwise, flexibility was great, I was able to bring in all of my own decorations, make smores in the bonfire, etc. I am so thankful for what a wonderful wedding I had thanks to the windmill :)
I had so many compliments on the venue. The wedding package was a very good value. I felt like I got everything I wanted Read more...
I had so many compliments on the venue. The wedding package was a very good value. I felt like I got everything I wanted for my wedding and did not over pay :) My wedding coordinator was amazing (Karen). I felt like she really cared about us. She met with us many times to review our plans and made me feel like I did not have to worry about anything on the day of the wedding (and I didn't!). I couldnt have been more relaxed on my wedding day. Flexibility I gave a slightly lower ranking because I wanted to add a slideshow in two weeks prior to the wedding and they would have charged me twice as much to do it at that point. I felt a little bummed about that. But otherwise, flexibility was great, I was able to bring in all of my own decorations, make smores in the bonfire, etc. I am so thankful for what a wonderful wedding I had thanks to the windmill :) Read less
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Lily
Wedding:
9/1/2012
4.5/5.0
The Windmill Winery was the first and only place we had to see to know that we wanted our wedding here! The entire venue makes you feel like you're days away from Phoenix, when it's only about an hour away. When we went to see the place, the porch area connected to the barn hadn't been built yet and when we saw it the day of the rehearsal, it looked like it had been built along with the barn itself. It was perfect! Karen was a huge help and made sure every 'i' was dotted and every 't' was crossed for the day of the wedding.

The only downside was all of the surprise extra costs that I wasn't aware of when signing. Although they're all small things, it adds up and we ended up having to pay about $500 in "upgrades." Just make sure you know exactly what is included with the initial price. Details, details, details.
The Windmill Winery was the first and only place we had to see to know that we wanted our wedding here! The entire venue Read more...
The Windmill Winery was the first and only place we had to see to know that we wanted our wedding here! The entire venue makes you feel like you're days away from Phoenix, when it's only about an hour away. When we went to see the place, the porch area connected to the barn hadn't been built yet and when we saw it the day of the rehearsal, it looked like it had been built along with the barn itself. It was perfect! Karen was a huge help and made sure every 'i' was dotted and every 't' was crossed for the day of the wedding.

The only downside was all of the surprise extra costs that I wasn't aware of when signing. Although they're all small things, it adds up and we ended up having to pay about $500 in "upgrades." Just make sure you know exactly what is included with the initial price. Details, details, details. Read less
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bhardt
Wedding:
10/10/2009
4.5/5.0
The Windmill was the first place and only place we looked at. We went down there to visit and knew this is exactly what we wanted for our ceremony and reception. The lush greens and lake for the ceremony was the perfect setting. The barn was so much fun for the reception. My guests were impressed and I got a lot of compliments on the venue.
The Windmill was the first place and only place we looked at. We went down there to visit and knew this is exactly what we Read more...
The Windmill was the first place and only place we looked at. We went down there to visit and knew this is exactly what we wanted for our ceremony and reception. The lush greens and lake for the ceremony was the perfect setting. The barn was so much fun for the reception. My guests were impressed and I got a lot of compliments on the venue. Read less
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Sabrina
Wedding:
8/25/2013
4.4/5.0
I booked the winery because it is beautiful once you step on the property. We got married at the brick arches and had our reception in the red barn. They did work with us to help it fit our budget, but it did get a little pricey if you want the upgrades that make it look great like at their open house. It did help to remove some of the items in the original package though in order to have the upgrades I wanted.

They recommend vendors in your package. I used the recommended dj, cake and caterer. I loved two of the three vendors. My DJ was Joel Gibbs and my caterer was Gold Star catering. Both were phenomenal!! I cannot say the same for Lesley's Creative Cakes. I don't understand why they recommend her because she is very unprofessional and really doesn't do a good job. I would use your own cake person. More information on vendors can be found in their own reviews.

They switched onsite coordinators in the middle of my planning which was pretty stressful to me because I wasn't sure what the new coordinator knew and if they'd honor the same things that the other coordinator said. Although i know they tried, there were a few things wrong/missed the day of my wedding that was told would be done by my coordinator day of, but not a lot i could do when I'm running around myself. I don't sweat the small stuff, but if you are a person that likes everything perfect down to the detail it wasn't great. Karen did come through in the end for me and at least got us married.

At the end of the day if you want a pretty venue with an affordable price I would recommend them. I still loved my wedding and was happy with where i got married. Hope this helps!!
I booked the winery because it is beautiful once you step on the property. We got married at the brick arches and had our Read more...
I booked the winery because it is beautiful once you step on the property. We got married at the brick arches and had our reception in the red barn. They did work with us to help it fit our budget, but it did get a little pricey if you want the upgrades that make it look great like at their open house. It did help to remove some of the items in the original package though in order to have the upgrades I wanted.

They recommend vendors in your package. I used the recommended dj, cake and caterer. I loved two of the three vendors. My DJ was Joel Gibbs and my caterer was Gold Star catering. Both were phenomenal!! I cannot say the same for Lesley's Creative Cakes. I don't understand why they recommend her because she is very unprofessional and really doesn't do a good job. I would use your own cake person. More information on vendors can be found in their own reviews.

They switched onsite coordinators in the middle of my planning which was pretty stressful to me because I wasn't sure what the new coordinator knew and if they'd honor the same things that the other coordinator said. Although i know they tried, there were a few things wrong/missed the day of my wedding that was told would be done by my coordinator day of, but not a lot i could do when I'm running around myself. I don't sweat the small stuff, but if you are a person that likes everything perfect down to the detail it wasn't great. Karen did come through in the end for me and at least got us married.

At the end of the day if you want a pretty venue with an affordable price I would recommend them. I still loved my wedding and was happy with where i got married. Hope this helps!! Read less
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Bridget
Wedding:
4/19/2014
4.2/5.0
The windmill winery is great if you are looking for a venue that has it all ready for you. Caterer, horse rides, cake, alcohol, DJ is all included. They have quick responses, and they allow you to pick and choose how you would like to set things up. You get your own wedding coordinator so you have one contact before your big day. It is a small enough venue that you are not walking around for hours to try and get different backgrounds for pictures. The big red barn is AMAZING and holds a lot of people. We had a great time and would recommend this venue to anyone. We prefer Chef Ed of Kiss the Chef catering and we also had DJ Joel Gibbs. They were both AWESOME! Great time, great venue.
The windmill winery is great if you are looking for a venue that has it all ready for you. Caterer, horse rides, cake, Read more...
The windmill winery is great if you are looking for a venue that has it all ready for you. Caterer, horse rides, cake, alcohol, DJ is all included. They have quick responses, and they allow you to pick and choose how you would like to set things up. You get your own wedding coordinator so you have one contact before your big day. It is a small enough venue that you are not walking around for hours to try and get different backgrounds for pictures. The big red barn is AMAZING and holds a lot of people. We had a great time and would recommend this venue to anyone. We prefer Chef Ed of Kiss the Chef catering and we also had DJ Joel Gibbs. They were both AWESOME! Great time, great venue. Read less
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Jessye
Wedding:
2/23/2014
4.2/5.0
This venue is so breathtakingly beautiful that after my fiance and I had seen multiple venues in Phoenix, when we toured the Winery, he looked at me and said, "I think we found our venue." You might hesitate with it being out of the Phoenix area into Florence, AZ, but it's so worth it! The Lake House at the Windmill Winery was the perfect place for our February wedding. The day and evening were beautiful, and the staff were great. The DJ, Joel Gibbs, was awesome and so much fun, playing games with us and our guests! The baker, Lesley's Creative Cakes made the most beautiful and delicious cake, it was everything we could've asked for! And the caterer prepared yummy food for us and our guests. The Windmill Winery is wedding venue you can't find anywere else!
This venue is so breathtakingly beautiful that after my fiance and I had seen multiple venues in Phoenix, when we toured Read more...
This venue is so breathtakingly beautiful that after my fiance and I had seen multiple venues in Phoenix, when we toured the Winery, he looked at me and said, "I think we found our venue." You might hesitate with it being out of the Phoenix area into Florence, AZ, but it's so worth it! The Lake House at the Windmill Winery was the perfect place for our February wedding. The day and evening were beautiful, and the staff were great. The DJ, Joel Gibbs, was awesome and so much fun, playing games with us and our guests! The baker, Lesley's Creative Cakes made the most beautiful and delicious cake, it was everything we could've asked for! And the caterer prepared yummy food for us and our guests. The Windmill Winery is wedding venue you can't find anywere else! Read less
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nathan
Wedding:
1/9/2010
4.2/5.0
I was very happy with all of the staff at the Windmill as well as the location. My main complaint is I never saw a breakdown of overall cost for each vendor. I felt it was a great value overall but it would have been less stressful had I know what I was purchasing.
I was very happy with all of the staff at the Windmill as well as the location. My main complaint is I never saw a Read more...
I was very happy with all of the staff at the Windmill as well as the location. My main complaint is I never saw a breakdown of overall cost for each vendor. I felt it was a great value overall but it would have been less stressful had I know what I was purchasing. Read less
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Kyla
Wedding:
4/25/2014
4.1/5.0
This place is a hidden treasure!! I cannot wait to get married there in less than 5 months!!!
This place is a hidden treasure!! I cannot wait to get married there in less than 5 months!!!
This place is a hidden treasure!! I cannot wait to get married there in less than 5 months!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.8/5.0
We got married at the Windmill Winery last month, and the setting was beautiful! The only qualm I would have is that our on-site coordinator changed three times during the planning process, the last time being the week of the wedding. That was a very stressful, but we did not let it ruin our perfect day!
We got married at the Windmill Winery last month, and the setting was beautiful! The only qualm I would have is that our Read more...
We got married at the Windmill Winery last month, and the setting was beautiful! The only qualm I would have is that our on-site coordinator changed three times during the planning process, the last time being the week of the wedding. That was a very stressful, but we did not let it ruin our perfect day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
1.8/5.0
My experience with the winery was amazing; capturing all of my dreams, creating a beautiful day, and letting my imagination run wild...until we signed our contract & started paying them. My coordinator at the time responded to emails, but took her time when doing so. Then there was the 4 month gap when I didn't hear anything from the winery, except asking us to pay more bills. Alas, the anticipation of seeing the completed Lake House after 8 months was over and we went to find a concrete looking dock, muddy lake, brown shrubs, iron fence and commercial boat dock lights - not quite what the picture described. During this visit I was given the news I wouldn't have the long exposed wood tables I was promised at the time of signing my contract, but I could use their banquet tables for an additional cost. I was heart broken, but luckily at this point we had a new coordinator who rocked and was very upbeat about the situation. She helped us move our ceremony space to another part of the property - of course for an $800 up charge. We were told the food during dinner was decent, but the cocktail hour appetizers were nothing better than safeway cheese platters. Our wedding ended up being a beautiful day, not a single guest knew of my frustration with the winery and as always, the location photographs like no other. Also, their bar staff was amazing, our guests have repeatedly told us how great the bartenders were at remembering almost everyone's drink and having it ready as the guest walked up! And a thank you to our coordinator for cleaning up empty promises left by the sales side and previous coordinator.
My experience with the winery was amazing; capturing all of my dreams, creating a beautiful day, and letting my Read more...
My experience with the winery was amazing; capturing all of my dreams, creating a beautiful day, and letting my imagination run wild...until we signed our contract & started paying them. My coordinator at the time responded to emails, but took her time when doing so. Then there was the 4 month gap when I didn't hear anything from the winery, except asking us to pay more bills. Alas, the anticipation of seeing the completed Lake House after 8 months was over and we went to find a concrete looking dock, muddy lake, brown shrubs, iron fence and commercial boat dock lights - not quite what the picture described. During this visit I was given the news I wouldn't have the long exposed wood tables I was promised at the time of signing my contract, but I could use their banquet tables for an additional cost. I was heart broken, but luckily at this point we had a new coordinator who rocked and was very upbeat about the situation. She helped us move our ceremony space to another part of the property - of course for an $800 up charge. We were told the food during dinner was decent, but the cocktail hour appetizers were nothing better than safeway cheese platters. Our wedding ended up being a beautiful day, not a single guest knew of my frustration with the winery and as always, the location photographs like no other. Also, their bar staff was amazing, our guests have repeatedly told us how great the bartenders were at remembering almost everyone's drink and having it ready as the guest walked up! And a thank you to our coordinator for cleaning up empty promises left by the sales side and previous coordinator. Read less
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Angie
Wedding:
9/14/2013
1.0/5.0
Disaster. we were the last couple to be married in the Wine Bar
I felt 2nd best to the "big barn" i was made to feel my 5K was below them.
3 coordinators from 2/13-8/13, they quit! I had to be overly flexible to accommodate the big barn bride at all times. I wasn't allowed to have photos in certain areas, i wasn't able to walk out of the bridal cottage "we don't want to inconvenience the big barn bride who wasn't in there, “you cant step out" i was taken from my bridal room, to the the office to stand in the heat; the big barn bride was outside taking photos. i had to walk back to the bridal room so she didn't see me. not even 5 min later. i was walked back over to the office because she was done with pics. Mind you during this time my guests have arrived and have seen me including my fiancé. so the first look was gone. During the ceremony the groom, groomsmen and girls were not in the right order, the bridesmaids didn't have bouquets. upon asking."where are they?".."i guess they forgot to grab them". Isn't that what your there for? line everyone up, maybe see they don't have the bouquets and hand them to them.. if not wouldn't you do it out of courtesy? once the manager Katie saw the girls didn't have bouquets her jaw dropped and my coordinator was dismissed. i didn't see her the rest of the night. nobody did anything about the cock fight that was happening until i said.. someone kill that turkey (movie quote)
2 mo before they said if i didn't like the time of day they picked out (earlier would have interfered with the big barn bride) I could take my money elsewhere.
I had tears when i spoke to them, nervous opening emails from them, worried they were going to cancel.
I wasn't asking above and beyond. just courtesy i would have done anything for the other bride its her day too.i didnt listen when employees said don't. maybe $2K more i would have been treated better. i didn't want a huge wedding
I did and still do feel like i was a burden.
Disaster. we were the last couple to be married in the Wine Bar
I felt 2nd best to the "big barn" i was made to feel Read more...
Disaster. we were the last couple to be married in the Wine Bar
I felt 2nd best to the "big barn" i was made to feel my 5K was below them.
3 coordinators from 2/13-8/13, they quit! I had to be overly flexible to accommodate the big barn bride at all times. I wasn't allowed to have photos in certain areas, i wasn't able to walk out of the bridal cottage "we don't want to inconvenience the big barn bride who wasn't in there, “you cant step out" i was taken from my bridal room, to the the office to stand in the heat; the big barn bride was outside taking photos. i had to walk back to the bridal room so she didn't see me. not even 5 min later. i was walked back over to the office because she was done with pics. Mind you during this time my guests have arrived and have seen me including my fiancé. so the first look was gone. During the ceremony the groom, groomsmen and girls were not in the right order, the bridesmaids didn't have bouquets. upon asking."where are they?".."i guess they forgot to grab them". Isn't that what your there for? line everyone up, maybe see they don't have the bouquets and hand them to them.. if not wouldn't you do it out of courtesy? once the manager Katie saw the girls didn't have bouquets her jaw dropped and my coordinator was dismissed. i didn't see her the rest of the night. nobody did anything about the cock fight that was happening until i said.. someone kill that turkey (movie quote)
2 mo before they said if i didn't like the time of day they picked out (earlier would have interfered with the big barn bride) I could take my money elsewhere.
I had tears when i spoke to them, nervous opening emails from them, worried they were going to cancel.
I wasn't asking above and beyond. just courtesy i would have done anything for the other bride its her day too.i didnt listen when employees said don't. maybe $2K more i would have been treated better. i didn't want a huge wedding
I did and still do feel like i was a burden. Read less
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