Wedding & Reception Packages

Prices listed are for 6 hours for the first 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:

  • Monday-Thursday: $3,200
  • Friday: $3,950
  • Saturday: $5,950
  • Sunday: $4,450

July, August & September:

  • 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., are subject to special prices. Please call.

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*

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.

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What is included in our Wedding Packages?

We only hold one event a day so you get full use and access to the following areas during your event time.

  •  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)
  • 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 and/or parking attendant and use of our on-site parking area
    • 100 guests worth of parking inside gate
    • Additional 50 guests worth of parking outside of the gate
    • Over 150 guests and you need to arrange for carpool or shuttle
  •  Chairs for the Ceremony
    • White folding chairs outside
    • Dark wooden Chiavari chairs inside
    • Labor for setup/cleanup
  • Tables and Chairs for Reception
    • White folding chairs and 60” Round tables (Seats 8-10) outside
    • Dark wooden Chiavari chairs inside
    • (5) 40”x 104” tables in the Ballroom (seats 12-14)
    • 60” round tables inside (Seats 8-10)
    • 48” or 60” round table for cake
    • Labor for setup/cleanup
    • White table linens for guest and cake tables
  •  Crystal centerpieces for use on indoor tables
  • Professional Sound System inside the Great Hall and Ballroom
    • AUX cord to plug in an iPod/laptop
    • CD player
    • Wired and wireless microphone
  • 12ft drop-down projection screen in the Ballroom (we do not have the projector)
  • Walk-through meeting within the month of the event date to coordinate with vendors, answer questions and decide on Plan A and Plan B event layout. 

SCHEDULING

Thornewood Castle is a private residence in a residential community, no events can go past 10:00 PM under any circumstances. All viewing and tours 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-in by any business licensed by WA State to serve in such a manner. All WA State alcohol serving laws must be followed.

MUSIC AND DANCING

You may use of our professional sound system and microphones in the castle. We have access to power down in the garden or on the lawn but not the sound system. Amplified sound is ONLY allowed outside during the ceremony. You make have acoustic live musicians outside. Because we are in a residential neighborhood all dancing must take place inside the castle.

HONEYMOONS AND OVERNIGHT LODGING

Consider our convenient overnight accommodations for 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 sizeable 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.