Services Offered
Our venues offer both bespoke and all-inclusive wedding packages for 2 to 300 guests, always providing exceptional service to the couples hosting their celebrations and ensuring they have everything they need to relax and enjoy their special day. To make each couples’ vision a reality, our professional team of event producers will work closely alongside the couples throughout the planning process.

Catering
In addition to in-house farm-to-table catering for up to 135 guests, our venue works closely with three catering partners: Zingerman’s Roadhouse, Zingerman’s Catering and Events, and Forte Belanger. Our in-house catering team is led by Cornman Farms' executive chef and co-owner, Kieron Hales. Chef Kieron has traveled the globe having lived and cooked in 27 different countries. His posts have included the three star Paul Bocuse in France and Dal Pescatore in Italy, as well as cooking for the British Royal family and three U.S. Presidents.

Location
Just minutes from downtown Ann Arbor, Cornman Farms provides the beauty of the countryside that couples and guests can enjoy as a retreat from the toll of busy schedules. There are plenty of lodging options and local gems for guests to see just ten miles away, and the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is only 36 miles away, making traveling doable for all out-of-town loved ones.

Our Spaces
Whether the wedding of your dreams is indoor or outdoor, intimate or grand, our estate has stunning spaces that will provide the perfect backdrop to your celebrations.

The Farmhouse: Our stunning Greek Revival Farmhouse, built in 1834, was redesigned to create the perfect suite of rooms for the modern wedding. The Farmhouse is a warmly welcoming home away from home for your big day. Offering a spacious, serene space with all of the essentail elements for you and your wedding party to get ready, the upper level features a bridal suite, lounge area, hair and makeup room and full bathroom. The lower level includes our exhibition kitchen, library with wood-burning fireplace, two bathrooms, and adjoining dining and living rooms to welcome your family and wedding party throughout the day.
The Red Barn: An American icon, elevated. Our lovingly restored and modernized Red Barn, built in 1837, featured a stunning gabled roof. Nestled into the landscaped grounds, the Red Barn exudes rustic elegance. Features include heating and air-conditioning, wood-burning fireplaces, a built-in bar, elevator and restrooms. The lounge, located on the lower level, features leather seating, a double bar, men's and women's restrooms, fireplace and an outdoor patio. The rustic atmosphere provides an ideal space for cocktail hour, dessert and photos, as well as a getting ready area for the groom and groomsmen. The upper level loft features beautiful high ceilings with a gabled roof and large open area for dancing. This space also serves as your alternative ceremony location in inclement weather.
The Tent Pavilion: Every Spring we raise our gorgeous, white peak pole Tent Pavilion, adding an immediate sense of grandeur to the property. Nestled into our grounds, the tent features parquet flooring, ambient lighting, and optional windowed sides for an al fresco feel for your reception dinner and toasts.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Venue, Catering, Reception Venue, Ceremony Venue, Private Events

Contact Details

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  City Dexter, MI
  Zip Code 48130
  Address 8540 Island Lake Road
  Phone Number (734) 619-8100

Products & Services

Zingerman's Cornman Farms

Zingerman's Cornman Farms is a multi-award winning wedding venue, culinary destination and picturesque farm nestled in the countryside outside of Ann Arbor, Michigan. With sprawling fields, lush gardens and historic buildings set on 27 acres of pastoral beauty, our estate offers a warm and inspiring atmosphere for celebrations of all kinds.

SERVICES:
Our venues offer both bespoke and all-inclusive wedding packages for 2 to 300 guests, always providing exceptional service to the couples hosting their celebrations and ensuring they have everything they need to relax and enjoy their special day. To make each couples’ vision a reality, our professional team of event producers will work closely alongside the couples throughout the planning process.

CATERING:
In addition to in-house farm-to-table catering for up to 135 guests, our venue works closely with three catering partners: Zingerman’s Roadhouse, Zingerman’s Catering and Events, and Forte Belanger. Our in-house catering team is led by Cornman Farms' executive chef and co-owner, Kieron Hales. Chef Kieron has traveled the globe having lived and cooked in 27 different countries. His posts have included the three star Paul Bocuse in France and Dal Pescatore in Italy, as well as cooking for the British Royal family and three U. S. Presidents.

LOCATION:
Just minutes from downtown Ann Arbor, Cornman Farms provides the beauty of the countryside that couples and guests can enjoy as a retreat from the toll of busy schedules. There are plenty of lodging options and local gems for guests to see just ten miles away, and the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is only 36 miles away, making traveling doable for all out-of-town loved ones.

OUR SPACES:
Whether the wedding of your dreams is indoor or outdoor, intimate or grand, our estate has stunning spaces that will provide the perfect backdrop to your celebrations.

The Farmhouse: Our stunning Greek Revival Farmhouse, built in 1834, was redesigned to create the perfect suite of rooms for the modern wedding. The Farmhouse is a warmly welcoming home away from home for your big day. Offering a spacious, serene space with all of the essentail elements for you and your wedding party to get ready, the upper level features a bridal suite, lounge area, hair and makeup room and full bathroom. The lower level includes our exhibition kitchen, library with wood-burning fireplace, two bathrooms, and adjoining dining and living rooms to welcome your family and wedding party throughout the day.

The Red Barn: An American icon, elevated. Our lovingly restored and modernized Red Barn, built in 1837, featured a stunning gabled roof. Nestled into the landscaped grounds, the Red Barn exudes rustic elegance. Features include heating and air-conditioning, wood-burning fireplaces, a built-in bar, elevator and restrooms. The lounge, located on the lower level, features leather seating, a double bar, men's and women's restrooms, fireplace and an outdoor patio. The rustic atmosphere provides an ideal space for cocktail hour, dessert and photos, as well as a getting ready area for the groom and groomsmen. The upper level loft features beautiful high ceilings with a gabled roof and large open area for dancing. This space also serves as your alternative ceremony location in inclement weather.

The Tent Pavilion: Every Spring we raise our gorgeous, white peak pole Tent Pavilion, adding an immediate sense of grandeur to the property. Nestled into our grounds, the tent features parquet flooring, ambient lighting, and optional windowed sides for an al fresco feel for your reception dinner and toasts.

  • I would recommend this business

I'm finding it hard to summarize my experience with Zingerman's Cornman Farms into a simple, short review because of the amount of work and tireless effort that was put into my experience here. Tabitha, Kieron, Olivia, Kirsten, Rachel, and the rest of the team at Cornman Farms put absolutely everything they could into helping me plan my July 31, 2020 wedding on the farm. For the past 10 months, I have been working closely with the staff here to execute our outdoor, 85 person wedding and it has been nothing short of one of the best experiences I have ever been a part of. Zingerman's Cornman Farms is the most charming and beautiful property with so much to offer couples who choose to get married at the venue. From the beginning, our expectations were met with top-notch customer service and all-inclusive experience. I wanted to book this venue for my wedding since I came across it on a google search, but after seeing the property, the 1800s farmhouse, barn, lush fields and gardens, we were absolutely sure we weren't going to explore any other options. In the middle of our wedding planning, we were thrown a global pandemic which posed a huge problem for gathering. Tabitha and the Cornman Farms team were so gracious and prompt in replying to emails, messages, zoom calls, etc. during the entire shut down and included such an empathetic, supportive tone. We knew from the beginning of the shutdown that we were going to get married on our wedding day no matter the circumstances, but we were a million times thankful that Cornman Farms chose to stick with us and do everything in their power to host our event on their property with accommodations and safety measures in place. On the actual day of our wedding, we were greeted by several people to help, including a concierge, and farm production and execution staff. Each moment of our day was orchestrated perfectly and it is because of all the work the Cornman Farms staff does (especially behind the scenes). Our wedding looked a bit different than a traditional wedding because of the circumstances, but Cornman Farms put every effort into making it perfect that we wouldn't have changed a thing even if we could have. Our day was a beautiful, sunny, 80 degrees and ended with the most picturesque watercolor sunset. We still can't believe everything happened, and that it was real. Our guests raved about every detail and we think about our wedding every single day. Zingerman's will always have our business, we will always be thankful to Cornman Farms and the people there, and we cannot wait to come back to the property for events and anniversaries in the future. Thank you Cornman Farms for playing such a huge role in our love story!

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My husband and I had our Tiny Wedding here during the winter season and we couldn't be happier with how it turned out. The whole venue was absolutely gorgeous. We picked a Tiny Wedding because it is all inclusive and you don't have to stress about a thing! Things included in our booking price were all decorations, a bouquet and boutonniere, an officiant, a wedding keepsake, a champagne toast for all guests, a tiny cake, and 45 digital photos by a professional photographer. We also got to experience a little meet and greet with baby goats! Literally the only thing we had to plan was the songs we wanted played and which flavor of cake to eat. The team that orchestrated the whole thing was incredibly organized. I highly recommend a Tiny Wedding at Zingerman Cornman Farms if you want a small and stress free wedding in a beautiful setting.

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  • I would recommend this business

I love conrman farms! I love that everything is so close together for a wedding day! As a wedding photographer this venue helps make my job easier, so I can document everything and everyone. The set up was perfect for that ! The staff were all so kind and helpful. The light inside the venue was beautiful for some dramatic lighting. the food was incredible. All around a beautiful venue for a wedding! I'd love to photograph another wedding here!

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Beautiful wedding April 14th, great service, delicious food and our family!

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My son's wedding was there in July 2016. He only had 23 people and no music. The Farmhouse, outside wedding ceremony, excellent food and service felt like an elegant dream. The porch with a couple rocking chairs and the miniature goats also added to the "experience" wedding . So thrilled my son splurged on his special day.

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We just had a lovely winter wedding at Cornman Farms. The Red Barn with its wood-burning fireplaces and rustic, yet very polished ambiance were incredible. The staff was amazing -- and the closer we got to the event, the more amazing they were. Zingerman's Roadhouse catered the event and the food was spectacular, including all the accommodations for various eating limitations amongst our crowd. We are thrilled that we decided to have our daughter's wedding there!

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Visited Zingerman's Cornman Farms for my cousin's wedding and was blown away. The service was incredible, and everything was top notch. Plus goats!

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Attended a wedding, truly a beautiful venue!

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Cornman Farms sets the standard for barn weddings in south east Michigan - the staff is amazing and very accommodating to everyone including vendors !
Plus need I say more about the catering and food choices- Zingermans and now Forte Belanger can rock that out of the ballpark!

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My daughter had her wedding here , & it was prefect!! A beautiful wedding!!!

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Just had our wedding here. It was amazing. The location is gorgeous and the staff is top notch. Highly recommend it!

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My husband and I had our intimate wedding here in September 2015, and it was absolutely fantastic! The planning process was a breeze, and done in under 3 months, and the staff was very accommodating. Our wedding was beautiful and our guests are still talking about how great the food was! Having the reception lunch in the farmhouse made it feel like a wedding at home- just now our home. I would highly recommend Cornman Farms especially to those who want an intimate wedding.

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From Our Website

Time and time again, we hear from people who celebrate with us that we come to feel like an extension of their family-and to us, there's no greater compliment. That's exactly what our founder had in mind.


For us, a fundamental part of taking care of you and your people is food. The way we see it, nothing brings a family, or a community, together like good food, prepared and served with love. That's why at Cornman Farms, the cultivation, preparation and enjoyment of food is at the heart of everything we do. Our team will work with you to plan a meaningful and memorable culinary experience that's perfectly suited to your venue, whether that be at our farm, your house, your office or somewhere else.


At Cornman Farms, we want to be not just a backdrop to your most important day, but an important part of your love story. Your family story. We want you to come back again and again, for important milestones or just to say hello. Because when you get married here, you become part of our story too. That's why we put so much love and care into making your wedding perfect. Life's biggest moments involve endless little details. But little doesn't mean insignificant-quite the opposite, in fact. It's those details that make your day distinctly, undeniably yours.