Wedding & Reception Packages

The prices below include 6 hours and up to 100 guests. Discounts may be available for smaller groups on weekday dates (Monday-Thursday).

Please call 253-584-4393 for further information.

January to May:

  • Monday-Thursday: $2,950

  • Friday: $3,450

  • Saturday: $4,950

  • Sunday: $3,950

June & September:

  • Monday-Thursday: $3,200

  • Friday: $3,950

  • Saturday: $5,950

  • Sunday: $4,450

July & August:

  • Monday-Thursday: $3,450

  • Friday: $4,450

  • Saturday: $6,950

  • Sunday: $4,950

October & November:

  • Monday-Thursday: $3,200

  • Friday: $3,450

  • Saturday: $4,950

  • Sunday: $3,950

December:

  • Monday-Thursday: $3,450

  • Friday: $4,450

  • Saturday: $5,950

  • Sunday: $4,950

Major Holidays

Major Holidays, such as Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, July 4th etc., and unique dates, are subject to special prices. Please call for more info.

Additional Hours or guests

Additional Hours: $500 per additional hour.

  • 10:00 pm is the latest any event may end (including cleanup)

Additional Guests: $500 per additional block of 25 guests.

*Sales tax is applied to all rates*

Elopement Packages

Note: Further discounted prices available for some selected wedding dates and/or fewer guests on selected dates. Overnight wedding guests also receive a very sizable discount on lodging. Call us at 253-584-4393 for further information.

Rebecca Anne Photography

Rebecca Anne Photography

Stephanie Cristalli Photography

Celebrate your big day by Eloping with your closest family and friends at the Castle. You can have up to 30 guests for 5 hours

  • November-April

  • Monday-Friday (December: Monday-Thursday only)

The Elopement Package includes everything listed in the section below. We also have preferred vendors offering special rates for couples who choose to Elope at Thornewood. 

The need for decorations is even more minimal in November and December because the castle is fully decorated for the holidays. 

Send us an email to info@thornewoodcastle.com or give us a call to request more information and rates. 


What is included in our Wedding Packages?

We only ever host one event a day, so you will get full use of and access to the following areas during your event.

  • Sunken English Garden (Outdoor Ceremony, 200 guest max)

  • Lakeside Lawn (Outdoor Ceremony/Reception, 200 guest max)

  • Front Castle Lawn (Outdoor Ceremony/Reception, 200 guest max)

  • Loggia (Large covered porch ideal for buffet location or cocktail hour)

  • Ballroom (Indoor Reception, 125 guest max)

  • Great Hall (Indoor Ceremony 125 guest max/dance floor)

The following equipment and services are also included:

  • 2 Changing Rooms for Wedding Party

    • Chester’s Suite with full bathroom

    • Library

  • 3 Restrooms for guests in the Great Hall

  • Gate & parking attendant and use of our on-site parking area

    • Parking for up to 100 guests inside the gate

    • Additional parking for up to 50 guests outside the gate

    • Carpools and shuttle services need to be arranged for guest counts over 150

  • Chairs for the Ceremony

    • White folding chairs outside

    • Dark wooden Chiavari chairs inside

    • Labor for setup/cleanup

  • Tables & Chairs for Reception

    • White folding chairs and 60” Round tables outside (Seats up to 10)

    • Dark wooden Chiavari chairs inside

    • (5) 40”x 104” tables in the Ballroom (seats up to 14)

    • 60” round tables inside (Seats up to 10)

    • 48” or 60” round table for cake

    • Labor for setup/cleanup

    • White table linens for dining and cake tables

  • Crystal centerpieces for use on indoor tables

  • Professional Sound System inside the Great Hall and Ballroom

    • AUX cord to plug in to your own device

    • CD player

    • Wireless microphone

  • 12ft drop-down projection screen in the Ballroom (we do not have a projector)

  • Walk-through meeting within the month of your event date to coordinate with vendors, answer questions, and decide on a Plan A and Plan B event layout.

SCHEDULING

Since Thornewood Castle is a private home in a residential community, no events can go past 10:00 PM under any circumstances. All visits to the Castle are by appointment only. 

CATERING

We allow your choice of caterer, subject to them meeting all Pierce County health code requirements. We also do NOT charge the frequent 10-20% of their catering contract with you. This should help reduce your food cost. Your caterer is required to bring anything needed for food prep, storage, presentation and service (including buffet tables and linens). We can provide you with a list of preferred vendors to help in your selection process. We do not provide dishes, utensils, napkins or glassware.

ALCOHOL

We allow you to bring in your own alcohol without any corkage fees from us. However, you must purchase a banquet permit through the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. We do not permit hard liquor. All alcohol must be served by a WA State licensed alcohol server (i.e. no self-service or wine/champagne bottles on tables). Often your caterer can provide a bartender. You may also have your alcohol catered by any business licensed by WA State to serve in such a manner. All WA State alcohol serving laws must be followed.

MUSIC & DANCING

You may use our professional sound system and microphone inside the Castle. Amplified sound is allowed outside ONLY for the duration of the ceremony, but because we are in a residential neighborhood, all dancing must take place inside the Castle. You may have acoustic musicians outside.

HONEYMOONS AND OVERNIGHT LODGING

Consider our convenient overnight accommodations on your wedding night for your out-of-town guests and/or the two new extended families, or for the honeymoon couple.

If you book Thornewood Castle for your wedding, you and your quests can reserve our overnight suites for a very sizable discount. Lots of new in-law families have commented on how great it was to all spend some informal time and meals together in such a spectacular setting. Ask for our special overnight rates for wedding parties and their guests.