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Thornewood Castle

Lakewood , WA
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LOCATION

8601 N THORNE LN SW
Lakewood, WA 98498 US (map)

PHONE

253-584-4393

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Thornewood Castle is both an indoor and outdoor wedding venue. Weddings and receptions at Thornewood Castle can take place in our sunken English garden, inside in the Great Hall and... Read more
Thornewood Castle is both an indoor and outdoor wedding venue. Weddings and receptions at Thornewood Castle can take place in our sunken English garden, inside in the Great Hall and Ballroom, or out on the grounds for a wedding overlooking the water. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
14
Describe your venue:
Historic, Inn / B&B, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Waterfront, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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andrew
Wedding:
9/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Beautiful venue, very helpful staff that were there but not highly visible.

Many of our guests have told us they loved the place and thought it was a wonderful choice. The sunken garden worked perfect and had an amazing backdrop for pictures and ambiance.

We stayed the night and were the only guests in the building so after all the guests were gone, the owners turned the lights on in the garden. we sat on the steps we just got married on and enjoyed a glass of wine as we reflected on a wonderful day.

I can honestly say have no complaints...
Beautiful venue, very helpful staff that were there but not highly visible.

Many of our guests have told us they Read more...
Beautiful venue, very helpful staff that were there but not highly visible.

Many of our guests have told us they loved the place and thought it was a wonderful choice. The sunken garden worked perfect and had an amazing backdrop for pictures and ambiance.

We stayed the night and were the only guests in the building so after all the guests were gone, the owners turned the lights on in the garden. we sat on the steps we just got married on and enjoyed a glass of wine as we reflected on a wonderful day.

I can honestly say have no complaints... Read less
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Hannah
Wedding:
7/11/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at Thornewood Castle and couldn't have imagined a more amazing venue to marry my husband. The owner and staff were so helpful and caring. Being married here was the best choice I could have made (besides my choice of groom, of course). It was a dream come true!
We had our wedding at Thornewood Castle and couldn't have imagined a more amazing venue to marry my husband. The owner and Read more...
We had our wedding at Thornewood Castle and couldn't have imagined a more amazing venue to marry my husband. The owner and staff were so helpful and caring. Being married here was the best choice I could have made (besides my choice of groom, of course). It was a dream come true! Read less
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ciel
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I couldn't have asked for, found or picked a better venue for our wedding day! Thornewood is the complete package like no other. The venue itself will put your guests in a constant state of awe. The sunken English garden is spectacular in the summer/fall for an outdoor wedding. Also, jaw-dropping. Having our ceremony and reception in the same place was so convenient for us and for our guests, which allowed the day to not drag (like some can...) and it kept our guests entertained.

Thornewood's staff was incredible. With the rental of the venue comes use of their tables, linens, chairs, staff, parking lots and parking attendants. They worked directly with our other vendors and even the tent people, becuase there was a chance of rain. I wanted a garden wedding SO badly, and the owner, Deanna-worked with her staff up until the last minute to accommodate this. (not only for the ceremony, but where our dinner tables went, inside or out-catering, inside or out, etc etc)
Yes, The prices at Thornewood can be off-putting for some, but honestly-if you have it or can manage it-its worth every single penny and even more. Considering that so many of the included amenities (listed above) would cost you extra anyway-its almost a wash. I visited almost every venue imaginable in the greater Seattle Tacoma area. Thornewood may not be for everyone, but it was most definitely the perfect venue for us, and I have absolutely no regrets after getting married there.

Also, being a B&B, the wedding party stayed the night before, and the bride/groom and so many of the family stayed the night after, which was so nice to relax and enjoy the castle alone after the party was cleared out with your dearest and closest that decided to stay. We were brought breakfast in bed the morning after, which we enjoyed with a view of the garden where we shared our vows of love with the people that mattered most the day before.

I could think of no better place to have spent the best day of my life.
I couldn't have asked for, found or picked a better venue for our wedding day! Thornewood is the complete package like no Read more...
I couldn't have asked for, found or picked a better venue for our wedding day! Thornewood is the complete package like no other. The venue itself will put your guests in a constant state of awe. The sunken English garden is spectacular in the summer/fall for an outdoor wedding. Also, jaw-dropping. Having our ceremony and reception in the same place was so convenient for us and for our guests, which allowed the day to not drag (like some can...) and it kept our guests entertained.

Thornewood's staff was incredible. With the rental of the venue comes use of their tables, linens, chairs, staff, parking lots and parking attendants. They worked directly with our other vendors and even the tent people, becuase there was a chance of rain. I wanted a garden wedding SO badly, and the owner, Deanna-worked with her staff up until the last minute to accommodate this. (not only for the ceremony, but where our dinner tables went, inside or out-catering, inside or out, etc etc)
Yes, The prices at Thornewood can be off-putting for some, but honestly-if you have it or can manage it-its worth every single penny and even more. Considering that so many of the included amenities (listed above) would cost you extra anyway-its almost a wash. I visited almost every venue imaginable in the greater Seattle Tacoma area. Thornewood may not be for everyone, but it was most definitely the perfect venue for us, and I have absolutely no regrets after getting married there.

Also, being a B&B, the wedding party stayed the night before, and the bride/groom and so many of the family stayed the night after, which was so nice to relax and enjoy the castle alone after the party was cleared out with your dearest and closest that decided to stay. We were brought breakfast in bed the morning after, which we enjoyed with a view of the garden where we shared our vows of love with the people that mattered most the day before.

I could think of no better place to have spent the best day of my life. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
8/24/2012
5.0/5.0
We were able to set up a time to come look at the castle, and that same day we booked our wedding date. They answered all my questions i had through email or over the phone. They provide staff to help with set up and take down. They make sure that everything goes smoothly on your special day! They have people to be parking attendants for your guests. Everything there is soooooooo gorgeous, you really didn't need to have very many decorations. The guests loved to come just for the fact that it was a castle. I have NOTHING to complain about! They had my room all ready for me to get ready in and everything went PERFECT
We were able to set up a time to come look at the castle, and that same day we booked our wedding date. They answered all Read more...
We were able to set up a time to come look at the castle, and that same day we booked our wedding date. They answered all my questions i had through email or over the phone. They provide staff to help with set up and take down. They make sure that everything goes smoothly on your special day! They have people to be parking attendants for your guests. Everything there is soooooooo gorgeous, you really didn't need to have very many decorations. The guests loved to come just for the fact that it was a castle. I have NOTHING to complain about! They had my room all ready for me to get ready in and everything went PERFECT Read less
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Thornewood Castle responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your review! Our staff works hard to respond in a timely manner to our high volume of emails and phone calls, and it is of utmost importance to us that everything goes smoothly on a bride's wedding day. Thank you for your kind words, we are so pleased to hear that you had such a wonderful experience!
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Kjersten
Wedding:
12/22/2011
5.0/5.0
I love Thornewood castle and I was so pleased to have it as my venue for my wedding reception. It was beautifully decorated for Christmas and they were flexible in taking down different things so I could put up decorations for my wedding. In planning for my wedding it was very helpful to meet with Deanna and get everything planned out for the day. Although some of the staff was a little difficult the day of, and there isn't a ton of parking. I thought it all went smoothly. Knowing the limitations ahead of time allowed for me to plan ahead and let people know to carpool and such. The castle is beautiful and it was perfect for my wedding. It was also nice to stay in the castle that night, because then we didn't have to travel far after to our hotel and the room we stayed in was beautiful.
I love Thornewood castle and I was so pleased to have it as my venue for my wedding reception. It was beautifully Read more...
I love Thornewood castle and I was so pleased to have it as my venue for my wedding reception. It was beautifully decorated for Christmas and they were flexible in taking down different things so I could put up decorations for my wedding. In planning for my wedding it was very helpful to meet with Deanna and get everything planned out for the day. Although some of the staff was a little difficult the day of, and there isn't a ton of parking. I thought it all went smoothly. Knowing the limitations ahead of time allowed for me to plan ahead and let people know to carpool and such. The castle is beautiful and it was perfect for my wedding. It was also nice to stay in the castle that night, because then we didn't have to travel far after to our hotel and the room we stayed in was beautiful. Read less
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arnold's
Wedding:
11/8/2008
5.0/5.0
The castle itself is so beautfiul inside and out, that not much extra decorating is required..which was a huge plus when it came to our budget! The owner & staff were extremely nice and knowledgable. They've done many weddings, and can recommend various vendors they've worked with in the past if you're still struggling to find a caterer, wedding cake artist, D.J, etc. We had such a wonderful experience...our wedding guests are STILL talking about what a beautiful wedding it was..and my new husband and I will have fond memories of that day for many years to come!
The castle itself is so beautfiul inside and out, that not much extra decorating is required..which was a huge plus when Read more...
The castle itself is so beautfiul inside and out, that not much extra decorating is required..which was a huge plus when it came to our budget! The owner & staff were extremely nice and knowledgable. They've done many weddings, and can recommend various vendors they've worked with in the past if you're still struggling to find a caterer, wedding cake artist, D.J, etc. We had such a wonderful experience...our wedding guests are STILL talking about what a beautiful wedding it was..and my new husband and I will have fond memories of that day for many years to come! Read less
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Tammershmammers
Wedding:
9/3/2010
5.0/5.0
I got married here september 3rd 2010. We couldn't have chosen a more ideal date for our wedding. Due to the 80+ degree weather we were able to hold the ceremony and most of the reception outdoors in the GORGEOUS garden. Seeing as our wedding was a little unique (we chose a circus theme) the elegance of Thornewood really brought out the class and timeless feel we wanted to incorporate. None of our guests had to lift a finger. they had our tables, chairs, linens, and music set up before we even arrived! I honestly couldn't have asked for a more unique, elegant and careless wedding. Deanna, Miranda and staff helped walk us through all the necessary details and even suggested various ways of arranging to utilize our space and creativity. So, I'm giving thornewood two thumbs up for all their hard work and customer oriented service.
I got married here september 3rd 2010. We couldn't have chosen a more ideal date for our wedding. Due to the 80+ degree Read more...
I got married here september 3rd 2010. We couldn't have chosen a more ideal date for our wedding. Due to the 80+ degree weather we were able to hold the ceremony and most of the reception outdoors in the GORGEOUS garden. Seeing as our wedding was a little unique (we chose a circus theme) the elegance of Thornewood really brought out the class and timeless feel we wanted to incorporate. None of our guests had to lift a finger. they had our tables, chairs, linens, and music set up before we even arrived! I honestly couldn't have asked for a more unique, elegant and careless wedding. Deanna, Miranda and staff helped walk us through all the necessary details and even suggested various ways of arranging to utilize our space and creativity. So, I'm giving thornewood two thumbs up for all their hard work and customer oriented service. Read less
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emilyneely
Wedding:
8/2/2009
5.0/5.0
It was amazing. I could not image having it any other place. The staff was fantastic when dealing with some challenging guests. You can only have wine or beer but not both and no hard alcohol. This is one of the reasons why we chose the location and it could not have been more perfect. Deanna & the staff made sure the day was flawless.
It was amazing. I could not image having it any other place. The staff was fantastic when dealing with some challenging Read more...
It was amazing. I could not image having it any other place. The staff was fantastic when dealing with some challenging guests. You can only have wine or beer but not both and no hard alcohol. This is one of the reasons why we chose the location and it could not have been more perfect. Deanna & the staff made sure the day was flawless. Read less
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EpicWeddingGirl
Wedding:
8/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Thornewood Castle, in my opinion, is and was the venue of perfection. It is stunningly beautiful, the staff are friendly and professional, and the site is epic! My guests were utterly transported, and everyone was saying that it was the most beautiful location for a wedding that they had ever been to. If you want fairy tale, Thornewood is the way to go.
Thornewood Castle, in my opinion, is and was the venue of perfection. It is stunningly beautiful, the staff are friendly Read more...
Thornewood Castle, in my opinion, is and was the venue of perfection. It is stunningly beautiful, the staff are friendly and professional, and the site is epic! My guests were utterly transported, and everyone was saying that it was the most beautiful location for a wedding that they had ever been to. If you want fairy tale, Thornewood is the way to go. Read less
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Layla
Wedding:
6/27/2015
4.9/5.0
We held our wedding at Thornewood Castle and can't think of a more incredible, romantic setting anywhere. The grounds are immaculately maintained and the home is full of rich history and beautiful artifacts. The owner was so friendly and even got a little teary with me during our first visit to take a look.

Our wedding was held in the beautiful sunken garden and reception outside on the end and back of the house with a view of American Lake. Because the grounds were in full bloom, we didn't have to bring flowers in to decorate the spaces and only had to do bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres.

We opted to stay overnight in Anna's bridal suite and the bed was SO comfy! The room is beautiful and spacious with a small kitchenette (fridge, sink, etc) which was pretty handy for a late night snack. The only issue that we experienced is that it took about 20 minutes for hot water to start flowing and the room only has a bath with a handheld shower head. We easily overlooked this and chalked it up to the charm/age of the building. It was 90F outside but there was a wonderful air conditioner in the room so we were really comfy.

We went with vendors that were recommended by Thornewood (Snuffin's Catering, Wallflower Photography, Julia's Florals) and we loved working with each of them. It really helps to work with vendors that know Thornewood and have worked together before as protecting this beautiful estate means they have a rules that these vendors are already aware of.

Tips: Getting in touch with someone from Thornewood is always better via phone than email.

You can't go wrong with any event at Thornewood ... it is truly breathtaking. We will be back to celebrate many anniversaries!
We held our wedding at Thornewood Castle and can't think of a more incredible, romantic setting anywhere. The grounds are Read more...
We held our wedding at Thornewood Castle and can't think of a more incredible, romantic setting anywhere. The grounds are immaculately maintained and the home is full of rich history and beautiful artifacts. The owner was so friendly and even got a little teary with me during our first visit to take a look.

Our wedding was held in the beautiful sunken garden and reception outside on the end and back of the house with a view of American Lake. Because the grounds were in full bloom, we didn't have to bring flowers in to decorate the spaces and only had to do bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres.

We opted to stay overnight in Anna's bridal suite and the bed was SO comfy! The room is beautiful and spacious with a small kitchenette (fridge, sink, etc) which was pretty handy for a late night snack. The only issue that we experienced is that it took about 20 minutes for hot water to start flowing and the room only has a bath with a handheld shower head. We easily overlooked this and chalked it up to the charm/age of the building. It was 90F outside but there was a wonderful air conditioner in the room so we were really comfy.

We went with vendors that were recommended by Thornewood (Snuffin's Catering, Wallflower Photography, Julia's Florals) and we loved working with each of them. It really helps to work with vendors that know Thornewood and have worked together before as protecting this beautiful estate means they have a rules that these vendors are already aware of.

Tips: Getting in touch with someone from Thornewood is always better via phone than email.

You can't go wrong with any event at Thornewood ... it is truly breathtaking. We will be back to celebrate many anniversaries! Read less
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