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Willow Harbor Vineyards

Three Oaks , MI
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LOCATION

3223 Kaiser Road
Three Oaks, MI 49128 US (map)

PHONE

269-369-3900

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ABOUT US

The Midwest’s own ”Napa Valley”. Willow Harbor Vineyards & Polo Club is nestled in Southwest
Michigan’s Harbor Country. Set on 40 acres of spectacular grape vines, pristine horse... Read more
The Midwest’s own ”Napa Valley”. Willow Harbor Vineyards & Polo Club is nestled in Southwest
Michigan’s Harbor Country. Set on 40 acres of spectacular grape vines, pristine horse pastures,
and magnificent water features, Willow Harbor is the ideal setting for your outdoor celebrations
or choose to hold your event in our romantic historic Polo barn.

Located in Three Oaks, MI just 75 miles from Chicago and minutes from New Buffalo and the
shores of Lake Michigan.









Unforgettable Weddings


For further information or
to schedule a site visit, please contact:
kristie@willowharbor.com


In Michigan’s Harbor Country there is a 100 year old, 40 acre Vineyard which has been transformed
into a European style venue for Michigan vineyard weddings and other events that require an upscale
feeling. If you’re looking for the perfect Southwest Michigan Vineyard for your outdoor event, Willow Harbor Vineyards & Polo Club has a spectacular setting in Southwest Michigan. Just 20 minutes from
the Shores of Lake Michigan. Read less
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REVIEWS

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Kristin & Ray
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Willow Harbor Vineyards!!! Wow! This venue is run so well and functional on a beautiful property. They were very accommodating with all of our needs. The day before our wedding, there was an awful weather system sweeping through, worrying us if we could still hold our reception here. Through the magic and hard work of the Willow Harbor team and our friends and relatives, this place was immaculate when we arrived for the reception! While we were there, their service was fantastic. Kristie was on the ball all evening, helping wherever she could! Kristie was with us step-by-step as we coordinated everything leading up to our wedding reception. The only downfall is that the night had to end. Remarkable! We have already recommended this place to a friend of ours!
Willow Harbor Vineyards!!! Wow! This venue is run so well and functional on a beautiful property. They were very Read more...
Willow Harbor Vineyards!!! Wow! This venue is run so well and functional on a beautiful property. They were very accommodating with all of our needs. The day before our wedding, there was an awful weather system sweeping through, worrying us if we could still hold our reception here. Through the magic and hard work of the Willow Harbor team and our friends and relatives, this place was immaculate when we arrived for the reception! While we were there, their service was fantastic. Kristie was on the ball all evening, helping wherever she could! Kristie was with us step-by-step as we coordinated everything leading up to our wedding reception. The only downfall is that the night had to end. Remarkable! We have already recommended this place to a friend of ours! Read less
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Kyle & Amanda
Wedding:
7/12/2014
4.4/5.0
Kristy at Willow Harbor provided an absolutely beautiful backdrop for us to conduct our wedding ceremony. She was very responsive whenever we had questions (and we had a ton!) and was very informative about the steps we needed to take. Everything leading up to the day of the wedding, she was great.

There were 2 cons:
-We did not taste the exact food during our food tasting that we were going to receive on the day of the wedding which led to much hesitation about what to order. Her explanation was that tastings are such a smaller group to prepare for, that she chose to use a different vendor. We did not think this was a wise move. Luckily, the food turned out great and we had multiple compliments on it.
-She was not the greatest person to work with on the day of the wedding. She was very pushy and when our relatives were trying to decorate in the morning, she was not very nice about her approach to them and their attempts to lay the tablecloths out. She also told her staff to cut into our wedding cake prior to us actually conducting the cake cutting ceremony and her explanation for that was that "we were running too far behind and our guests need dessert". Luckily, our family was able to reconstruct the cake enough for our photographer to get some decent shots of us cutting it. We didn't care so much at that point because of how awesome the day was already.

All in all, it was a great venue and the food was great. You couldn't get a more beautiful setting for an outdoor wedding and the coordination of the staff on the day of the event was nearly flawless. We highly recommend.
Kristy at Willow Harbor provided an absolutely beautiful backdrop for us to conduct our wedding ceremony. She was very Read more...
Kristy at Willow Harbor provided an absolutely beautiful backdrop for us to conduct our wedding ceremony. She was very responsive whenever we had questions (and we had a ton!) and was very informative about the steps we needed to take. Everything leading up to the day of the wedding, she was great.

There were 2 cons:
-We did not taste the exact food during our food tasting that we were going to receive on the day of the wedding which led to much hesitation about what to order. Her explanation was that tastings are such a smaller group to prepare for, that she chose to use a different vendor. We did not think this was a wise move. Luckily, the food turned out great and we had multiple compliments on it.
-She was not the greatest person to work with on the day of the wedding. She was very pushy and when our relatives were trying to decorate in the morning, she was not very nice about her approach to them and their attempts to lay the tablecloths out. She also told her staff to cut into our wedding cake prior to us actually conducting the cake cutting ceremony and her explanation for that was that "we were running too far behind and our guests need dessert". Luckily, our family was able to reconstruct the cake enough for our photographer to get some decent shots of us cutting it. We didn't care so much at that point because of how awesome the day was already.

All in all, it was a great venue and the food was great. You couldn't get a more beautiful setting for an outdoor wedding and the coordination of the staff on the day of the event was nearly flawless. We highly recommend. Read less
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Karlene
Wedding:
6/20/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Willow Harbor Vineyards! From the first visit we had to Willow Harbor, we were blown away by the whole feel of the place - the ceremony site, the refurbished barn, the biscayo outdoor patio, the spacious tent, the beautiful bridal cottage, and the open, spacious grounds - we knew this was where we wanted to get married. From the very early stages of planning, all the way though the final busy weeks, Kristie was nothing but helpful. She corresponded with me through email and was always prompt and detailed when answering all my questions. I never had to wait more than 24 hours for a reply, which cannot be said for all vendors. She is very easy to work with! Her staff was helpful and kind the day of the wedding and my husband and I received so many compliments from our family and friends about how amazing the venue was. We couldn't have asked for a better place to be married! I absolutely recommend Willow Harbor to any bride and groom who are looking for a rustic, outdoor vineyard wedding. It was absolutely perfect!
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Willow Harbor Vineyards! From the first visit we had to Willow Harbor, we were Read more...
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Willow Harbor Vineyards! From the first visit we had to Willow Harbor, we were blown away by the whole feel of the place - the ceremony site, the refurbished barn, the biscayo outdoor patio, the spacious tent, the beautiful bridal cottage, and the open, spacious grounds - we knew this was where we wanted to get married. From the very early stages of planning, all the way though the final busy weeks, Kristie was nothing but helpful. She corresponded with me through email and was always prompt and detailed when answering all my questions. I never had to wait more than 24 hours for a reply, which cannot be said for all vendors. She is very easy to work with! Her staff was helpful and kind the day of the wedding and my husband and I received so many compliments from our family and friends about how amazing the venue was. We couldn't have asked for a better place to be married! I absolutely recommend Willow Harbor to any bride and groom who are looking for a rustic, outdoor vineyard wedding. It was absolutely perfect! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband a I married at Willow Harbor Vineyards Labor Day weekend, Sunday, Sept 1st. We are without argument that on our wedding day (and the entire process leading up to the main event) we had a 5-star experience.

I went shopping for venues in December (not an easy job in the bleakness of Michigan winters) - while imaging how beautiful the vineyard would be in the summer was challenging covered in snow, I also saw ENDLESS possibilities for a very individualized experience at WHV. I was encouraged to utilize my own creativity and make the overall "look and feel" of our wedding day our own. And I did!

Kristie was helpful and prompt down to the very last minute, navigating every detail. In fact, she was so surprisingly attentive that I often found myself marveling when I remembered that I was only ONE of MANY brides that she must be receiving the same emails from.

On the day of, the grounds were beautiful. The tent (which I had some skepticism over) was gorgeous, the chandeliers were stunning, there was plenty of space for people to feel comfortable navigating between tables (and to the bar). We elected for table service, which was prompt and attentive. The mango salsa salmon and the cranberry chicken were delicious, the portions just right. The bartenders were quick and friendly. And the wine was flowing! Altogether it was a beautiful day.

Now, the bride and the groom are always well taken care of... the real vote of confidence comes from the reaction and response of the guests. Which, being that we are realists, we expected the usual list of complaints and feedback... but were pleasantly shocked when we were only THANKED and CONGRATULATED for having "the most beautiful wedding they had been to all year." My parents are still receiving praise and letters of appreciation.

We are so grateful for the many happy memories we were able to create at Willow Harbor on our big day!

Heather & Paul
My husband a I married at Willow Harbor Vineyards Labor Day weekend, Sunday, Sept 1st. We are without argument that on our Read more...
My husband a I married at Willow Harbor Vineyards Labor Day weekend, Sunday, Sept 1st. We are without argument that on our wedding day (and the entire process leading up to the main event) we had a 5-star experience.

I went shopping for venues in December (not an easy job in the bleakness of Michigan winters) - while imaging how beautiful the vineyard would be in the summer was challenging covered in snow, I also saw ENDLESS possibilities for a very individualized experience at WHV. I was encouraged to utilize my own creativity and make the overall "look and feel" of our wedding day our own. And I did!

Kristie was helpful and prompt down to the very last minute, navigating every detail. In fact, she was so surprisingly attentive that I often found myself marveling when I remembered that I was only ONE of MANY brides that she must be receiving the same emails from.

On the day of, the grounds were beautiful. The tent (which I had some skepticism over) was gorgeous, the chandeliers were stunning, there was plenty of space for people to feel comfortable navigating between tables (and to the bar). We elected for table service, which was prompt and attentive. The mango salsa salmon and the cranberry chicken were delicious, the portions just right. The bartenders were quick and friendly. And the wine was flowing! Altogether it was a beautiful day.

Now, the bride and the groom are always well taken care of... the real vote of confidence comes from the reaction and response of the guests. Which, being that we are realists, we expected the usual list of complaints and feedback... but were pleasantly shocked when we were only THANKED and CONGRATULATED for having "the most beautiful wedding they had been to all year." My parents are still receiving praise and letters of appreciation.

We are so grateful for the many happy memories we were able to create at Willow Harbor on our big day!

Heather & Paul Read less
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Jesse
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
After meeting Kristie on our first tour, we knew it was the right choice...Kristie (co-owner with her husband, Kevin) had been amazingly sweet, honest, and helpful. Not to mention, we were in love with the quaint beauty of the vines and the grounds.

Looking back, Kristie and I emailed each other over 100 times...literally. Never once did she make me feel like I was being annoying or overboard. She was super timely and genuinely kind about every single thing I asked.

Kristie and I talked on the phone the night before to go over every last detail. She was so good about knowing all of the things I had no idea what to do about (timing of things, flow issues, etc.). She consistently made me feel so reassured that everything would be what we needed and wanted.

On the actual day of, Kristie and Kevin and their amazing staff worked tirelessly to make every detail exactly to our liking. The grounds looked beautiful. The ceremony played out without a flaw. The DJ had everything he needed and wanted. The weather was perfect -which isn’t anything any of us had control over - but it sure did helped.

We did a reception line after the ceremony, and almost every single person commented about how absolutely gorgeous the setting was and how it was unlike anything they’d ever seen. I had so many people say it was the most beautiful wedding they’d ever been to - and while I think that sometimes people say things like this regardless of setting - I don’t think people were making this up. A lot of people were blown away by the Rolls Royce entrance, too ;)

The cocktail hour and reception went just as well. Everything was everything we ever hoped for. I would highly recommend Willow Harbor to anyone. You won't be disappointed.
After meeting Kristie on our first tour, we knew it was the right choice...Kristie (co-owner with her husband, Kevin) had Read more...
After meeting Kristie on our first tour, we knew it was the right choice...Kristie (co-owner with her husband, Kevin) had been amazingly sweet, honest, and helpful. Not to mention, we were in love with the quaint beauty of the vines and the grounds.

Looking back, Kristie and I emailed each other over 100 times...literally. Never once did she make me feel like I was being annoying or overboard. She was super timely and genuinely kind about every single thing I asked.

Kristie and I talked on the phone the night before to go over every last detail. She was so good about knowing all of the things I had no idea what to do about (timing of things, flow issues, etc.). She consistently made me feel so reassured that everything would be what we needed and wanted.

On the actual day of, Kristie and Kevin and their amazing staff worked tirelessly to make every detail exactly to our liking. The grounds looked beautiful. The ceremony played out without a flaw. The DJ had everything he needed and wanted. The weather was perfect -which isn’t anything any of us had control over - but it sure did helped.

We did a reception line after the ceremony, and almost every single person commented about how absolutely gorgeous the setting was and how it was unlike anything they’d ever seen. I had so many people say it was the most beautiful wedding they’d ever been to - and while I think that sometimes people say things like this regardless of setting - I don’t think people were making this up. A lot of people were blown away by the Rolls Royce entrance, too ;)

The cocktail hour and reception went just as well. Everything was everything we ever hoped for. I would highly recommend Willow Harbor to anyone. You won't be disappointed. Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
7/13/2013
4.9/5.0
Kristie and Willow Harbor itself were fantastic for our wedding ceremony and reception back in July 2013. She was responsive, helpful, and went way beyond your typical "venue host". Besides the incredibly beautiful grounds, one of the biggest selling points was Kristie's involvement throughout the process and I can't understate how valuable that is while wedding planning. We're still receiving compliments on our wedding and it was two months ago!
Kristie and Willow Harbor itself were fantastic for our wedding ceremony and reception back in July 2013. She was Read more...
Kristie and Willow Harbor itself were fantastic for our wedding ceremony and reception back in July 2013. She was responsive, helpful, and went way beyond your typical "venue host". Besides the incredibly beautiful grounds, one of the biggest selling points was Kristie's involvement throughout the process and I can't understate how valuable that is while wedding planning. We're still receiving compliments on our wedding and it was two months ago! Read less
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Ariel
Wedding:
7/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I stumbled across Willow Harbor while looking for outdoor venues in Southwestern Michigan that could hold up to 300 guests. My family and I have vacationed in Southwestern Michigan since I was a child and I have so many wonderful memories from this area. My husband proposed in this area as well, and it was so special to us to share this with our guests on our wedding day.

My husband I were married at Willow Harbor on June 29, 2013 and we had an amazing experience. From start to finish, Kristie was responsive, organized and always ontop of things. We were planning our wedding from afar (first Alaska, then Denver), and w always felt we were in good hands. We were never told that there was anything we couldn't do, everyone was so easy to work with leading up to and on the day of our wedding. We got (and continue to get a month later) so many compliments on how beautiful the venue and scenery was. When we had our wedding coordinator fall through, Kristie stepped up and offered to help us with some of the additional tasks. Overall the food was great, we had a s'mores bar outside the tent and we had a Coldstone sundae bar inside tent, and both were accommodated. I only have positive things to say about our wedding day, Willow Harbor or Kristie. I would recommend this venue and Kristie to anyone who is looking for a beautiful, peaceful space to say their vows and a fun and amazing space to celebrate afterwards!
I stumbled across Willow Harbor while looking for outdoor venues in Southwestern Michigan that could hold up to 300 Read more...
I stumbled across Willow Harbor while looking for outdoor venues in Southwestern Michigan that could hold up to 300 guests. My family and I have vacationed in Southwestern Michigan since I was a child and I have so many wonderful memories from this area. My husband proposed in this area as well, and it was so special to us to share this with our guests on our wedding day.

My husband I were married at Willow Harbor on June 29, 2013 and we had an amazing experience. From start to finish, Kristie was responsive, organized and always ontop of things. We were planning our wedding from afar (first Alaska, then Denver), and w always felt we were in good hands. We were never told that there was anything we couldn't do, everyone was so easy to work with leading up to and on the day of our wedding. We got (and continue to get a month later) so many compliments on how beautiful the venue and scenery was. When we had our wedding coordinator fall through, Kristie stepped up and offered to help us with some of the additional tasks. Overall the food was great, we had a s'mores bar outside the tent and we had a Coldstone sundae bar inside tent, and both were accommodated. I only have positive things to say about our wedding day, Willow Harbor or Kristie. I would recommend this venue and Kristie to anyone who is looking for a beautiful, peaceful space to say their vows and a fun and amazing space to celebrate afterwards! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.3/5.0
My husband and I cannot thank enough Kristie for all her help on our wedding celebration. We had so much fun and everything went great! Our guests absolutely loved the venue!!
The grounds were very clean, they were super flexible to accommodate us, Kristie always responded to my emails and requests in a timely manner, the food was very good, the staff was very friendly.
If you want a venue that is "different" this is definately the place to go!
I couldn't have asked for anything better!
My husband and I cannot thank enough Kristie for all her help on our wedding celebration. We had so much fun and Read more...
My husband and I cannot thank enough Kristie for all her help on our wedding celebration. We had so much fun and everything went great! Our guests absolutely loved the venue!!
The grounds were very clean, they were super flexible to accommodate us, Kristie always responded to my emails and requests in a timely manner, the food was very good, the staff was very friendly.
If you want a venue that is "different" this is definately the place to go!
I couldn't have asked for anything better! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough great things about Kristie and Kevin. They were extremely responsive to all our questions and had the cutest ideas on how we can make our extra details even more memorable. The grounds are wonderful for photos and everyone just loved the setting. I was soo happy with everything and we even got to dance a little longer than we planned which was a great way to end the night.
I cannot say enough great things about Kristie and Kevin. They were extremely responsive to all our questions and had the Read more...
I cannot say enough great things about Kristie and Kevin. They were extremely responsive to all our questions and had the cutest ideas on how we can make our extra details even more memorable. The grounds are wonderful for photos and everyone just loved the setting. I was soo happy with everything and we even got to dance a little longer than we planned which was a great way to end the night. Read less
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HappierThanEver84
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Where do I begin? Our experience with Kevin and Kristie (owners) was phenomenal! From start to finish, it was the most perfect venue we could have ever imagined. It was a dream come true. We had our ceremony at Willow Harbor Vineyards, and our reception at Dewey Cannon Winery (see separate review).
We had a small wedding (50 guests), and it was a 'destination wedding' for all of us. We chose the site WITHOUT EVER STEPPING FOOT IN IT because of the vintage feel, responsive communication from Kevin and the great pricing compared to similar venues. We wanted nothing more than a vintage vineyard wedding, and what we got was priceless! Our guests couldn't stop complimenting our choice, the site. Our price included having the chairs and gazebo set up for us, which really helped since we couldn't afford an actual 'wedding planner'. The only thing that would have added to our joy, would have been if the vines were fuller and had grapes on them for our photos (but hey, that's NOT the vineyard's fault, LOL, that's called seasonality!)
We had a lot of last minute cancellations, and Kevin didn't give us any grief over it, which trust me, was a huge relief! The last thing a bride wants is a cancellation, but the second to last thing is having to apologize to venues and vendors for the constant changes. I didn't have any problems!!
The bridal loft above the winery was AMAZING! (Since we booked at the vineyard and the winery, we were allowed to use the loft, which I'm pretty sure is better than the usual bridal cottage at the vineyard). I kept saying "I wish I could live here!!!" It was gorgeous, and had beautiful photo opportunities with brick walls, wooden floors, full living room, bathroom and kitchen! Kevin even let us arrange our own flowers, do our hair, etc... in the loft, so we didn't have to worry about finding an extra space. They also stored our wedding cake for us for 2 days until the ceremony! Oh, and the vintage Rolls Royce was the icing on the cake because the driver took me to the ceremony, no driving required on my part, waited patiently when we were running behind, and even let us get some fun photos before we parted ways!
I have ZERO regrets about using Willow Harbor Vineyards (and Dewey Cannon Winery). If I could give them 10 stars, I would. We had our dream wedding and we owe a good portion of the credit to Kevin and his staff, the beautiful sites, and of course, our wonderful guests. :o)
Where do I begin? Our experience with Kevin and Kristie (owners) was phenomenal! From start to finish, it was the most Read more...
Where do I begin? Our experience with Kevin and Kristie (owners) was phenomenal! From start to finish, it was the most perfect venue we could have ever imagined. It was a dream come true. We had our ceremony at Willow Harbor Vineyards, and our reception at Dewey Cannon Winery (see separate review).
We had a small wedding (50 guests), and it was a 'destination wedding' for all of us. We chose the site WITHOUT EVER STEPPING FOOT IN IT because of the vintage feel, responsive communication from Kevin and the great pricing compared to similar venues. We wanted nothing more than a vintage vineyard wedding, and what we got was priceless! Our guests couldn't stop complimenting our choice, the site. Our price included having the chairs and gazebo set up for us, which really helped since we couldn't afford an actual 'wedding planner'. The only thing that would have added to our joy, would have been if the vines were fuller and had grapes on them for our photos (but hey, that's NOT the vineyard's fault, LOL, that's called seasonality!)
We had a lot of last minute cancellations, and Kevin didn't give us any grief over it, which trust me, was a huge relief! The last thing a bride wants is a cancellation, but the second to last thing is having to apologize to venues and vendors for the constant changes. I didn't have any problems!!
The bridal loft above the winery was AMAZING! (Since we booked at the vineyard and the winery, we were allowed to use the loft, which I'm pretty sure is better than the usual bridal cottage at the vineyard). I kept saying "I wish I could live here!!!" It was gorgeous, and had beautiful photo opportunities with brick walls, wooden floors, full living room, bathroom and kitchen! Kevin even let us arrange our own flowers, do our hair, etc... in the loft, so we didn't have to worry about finding an extra space. They also stored our wedding cake for us for 2 days until the ceremony! Oh, and the vintage Rolls Royce was the icing on the cake because the driver took me to the ceremony, no driving required on my part, waited patiently when we were running behind, and even let us get some fun photos before we parted ways!
I have ZERO regrets about using Willow Harbor Vineyards (and Dewey Cannon Winery). If I could give them 10 stars, I would. We had our dream wedding and we owe a good portion of the credit to Kevin and his staff, the beautiful sites, and of course, our wonderful guests. :o) Read less
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