​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​                                               Your Wedding at  Ancestral Acres Lodge​​​​​​​​​

Invite your friends and family to a picturesque rustic wedding on a private estate surrounded by the sounds of nature and the charming beauty of a historic Queen Anne mansion. Our large lawn and private ponds provide a dramatic venue for your wedding celebration in any season.   

Your Wedding Details:
  • The Grounds:  Our large lawns are flat, and can easily be transformed into an outdoor ballroom, with a tent and a dance floor for a reception of any size.
  • Barn weddings: Our 5,000 square foot barn can accommodate up to 350 guests for your ceremony and/or reception.
  • Historic mansion: Sleeps 14 comfortably for your wedding party. The bride may choose her own bridal suite and we'll be sure to make it meet your needs and desires. 
  • Gourmet Kitchen is perfect for your catered rehearsal dinner or wine tasting with light appetizers.
  • Formal Lodge dining room or Barn perfect for rehearsal dinners and showers.
  • Indoor ceremony or reception: Recently renovated in 2016, our Lodge's 1800 square foot ballroom is now available for your ceremony and reception. This gabled majestic ballroom will provide the perfect backdrop for up to 80 of your friends and family.

Barn Weddings and Receptions​
We have just completed the process of transforming our 5,000 square foot barn into a charming and rustic event space which accommodates up to 350 seated guests.  The barn features a freshly painted white interior and red exterior, twelve large doors, thirty-two skylights, twelve grand chandeliers, and ten seven foot windows. It is a truly remarkable space; the inside is a blank canvas for your dream wedding décor and the open pavilion architecture surrounded by our beautiful woodland and pond scenery brings the outside in! In inclement weather, or at night, the barn doors can be closed to make it a more comfortable and completely sheltered venue. 


Wedding Party
Our  majestic Queen Anne mansion and its large back yard and pond provide a dramatic venue for your wedding celebration, in any season.  Recently renovated in 2016, our 1800 square foot, two story, ball room is now available for your event, should the season require an indoor ceremony. Make your wedding memorable and unforgettable at Ancestral Acres Lodge!

The six bedroom mansion with four modern bathrooms  graciously accommodates fourteen guests. With two parlors, a formal dining room, eat in gourmet kitchen, and four modern bathrooms, your immediate family and friends  will have ample space, if they wish to stay here. Whatever your needs, we'll try to make it happen.​​
Catering and Private Chefs
Ancestral Acres Lodge allows you to choose your own caterer or private chef team to prepare dinner and refreshments for your guests staying at the Lodge. The modern kitchen is perfect for preparing meals for smaller groups. We are also BYOB, so you are free to bring in your own wine, beer, and liquor for your celebration. With the formal dining room and two parlors, you and your guests can enjoy the intimate nature and grandeur of the bygone Victorian era. If you prefer not to cater, another fun option would be to host a 'tea party' with light appetizers.  
We provide a beautiful backdrop for your rustic, outdoor wedding. The surrounding nearly 450 acres of our nature preserve provides many unique photo opportunities to capture the elegance of your day. Near dusk, the natural light of the sun setting on our property is radiant and the reflections in the pond are truly magical. It will be picture perfect!
  1. Trail through woods
  2. Swan creek
  3. Swan creek
  4. Expansive prairie
  5. Forested wetlands
  6. Forest pond
  7. Forested wetlands
  8. Pond
  9. New Pond
  10. Swan creek
  11. Wildflowers flowering in the fields
  12. Fall colors
  13. Prairie restoration professionally managed
  14. Wetlands in the woods
  15. Forest view
  16. Grand ballroom
  17. Gourmet kitchen
  18. Gourmet kitchen
  19. Second Parlor with tiled fireplace
  20. Grand ballroom
  21. South view of Ancestral Acres Lodge
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  23. A summer wedding at Ancestral Acres
  24. One of the second-floor bedroom at Ancestral Acres Lodge
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****Our Wedding Reception Packages**** 
Weekend wedding:  Rent our entire home and grounds from Friday at noon until Sunday at 10 A.M.
One night stay:  Full access to Lodge and all rented bedrooms or whole Lodge on the day of your wedding from11 am until noon the following day.
Wedding day only:  Full access to facilities on the day of your wedding (11am-midnight)
Barn Wedding / Reception: Full access to 5,000 square foot barn (11am-midnight)

Make your wedding memorable and unforgettable at Ancestral Acres Lodge!

****Please contact us for specific package details, options, and our detailed price list.  ****
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1063 Holmes Road
Bronson, Michigan 49028