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Wedding/Reception 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.

January to May:

  • Monday thru Thursday is $2,950 for 100 guests.
  • Friday is $3,450 for 100 wedding guests.
  • Saturday is $4,950 for 100 wedding guests.
  • Sunday is $3,950 for 100 wedding guests.
  • Please call for pricing for over 100 guests.

June:

  • Monday thru Thursday is $3,200 for 100 guests.
  • Friday is $3,950 for 100 wedding guests.
  • Saturday is $5,950 for 100 wedding guests.
  • Sunday is $4,450 for 100 wedding guests.
  • Please call for pricing for over 100 guests.

July, August & September:

  • Monday thru Thursday is $3,450 for 100 guests.
  • Friday is $4,450 for 100 wedding guests.
  • Saturday is $6,950 for 100 wedding guests.
  • Sunday is $4,950 for 100 wedding guests.
  • Please call for pricing for over 100 guests.

October & November:

  • Monday thru Thursday is $3,200 for 100 guests.
  • Friday is $3,450 for 100 wedding guests.
  • Saturday is $4,950 for 100 wedding guests.
  • Sunday is $3,950 for 100 wedding guests.
  • Please call for pricing for over 100 guests.

December:

  • Monday thru Thursday is $3,450 for 100 guests.
  • Friday is $4,450 for 100 wedding guests.
  • Saturday is $5,950 for 100 wedding guests.
  • Sunday is $4,950 for 100 wedding guests.
  • Please call for pricing for over 100 guests.

Major Holidays

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

What is Included in Wedding Packages?

The above packages and pricing includes the use for six hours (including setup and cleanup) of the following Castle rooms and grounds:

  • Sunken English Garden
  • Lawns
  • Loggia (large covered porch)
  • Ballroom
  • Great Hall and its three restrooms

The following equipment and services are also included:

  • Changing suite for the bride and attendants
  • Changing room or area for groom and attendants
  • Gate and/or parking attendant; use of our on-site parking area
  • All chairs for ceremony (either inside or outside) including set-up and take-down
  • Tables and chairs for dining for guests in the ballroom
  • Labor for setting up Thornewood tables and chairs
  • You may use our table linens and crystal centerpieces on our tables
  • You may plug in an iPod, laptop, or play CDs on our professional sound system in the Great Hall and use our microphone
  • Use of our 12 foot drop-down projection screen (we do not provide the projector) in the Ballroom
  • Use of our grounds and other pre-approved areas of the castle for your wedding photography
  • We will meet in advance plus have a scheduled "walk-through" to coordinate with your vendors and answer all your questions related to the planned use of Thornewood Castle on your special day

If the weather changes your scheduled outdoor wedding ceremony can be moved indoors into the Great Hall (or visa versa) at no extra charge.

The above package prices are for 100 guests. Additional guests are extra and additional hours may also be purchased. Sales tax will be added to all prices.

Scheduling

Events generally conclude (including clean up) by 8:00 PM or or earlier. Special arrangements can be made for later reception/wedding times. Because Thornewood is a private residence in a residential community, no events can go past 10:00 PM under any circumstances.

Catering

We allow your choice of caterers, subject to their meeting all Pierce County health code requirements. We also do NOT charge your caterer the frequent 10-20% or even higher percentage of their catering contract with you. This should save you some money. We can share names of caterers and other vendors that other weddings have used here if you desire. Your caterer will need to provide their food service tables and any other tables they require.

Alcohol

We do permit you to bring your own alcohol with your purchase of the $10 Washington State banquet permit and with no further corkage charges by us. This will save you a lot of money. We do not permit keg beer or hard liquor. We do require an alcohol server (i.e. no self-service of alcohol). Often your caterer can provide the bartender. We can share names of some sources of bartenders that other wedding parties have used, if needed. Alcohol service must end one hour before your event scheduled end time. Alcohol may also be catered-in by any business licensed by Washington State to serve in such a manner (such as your caterer). All Washington State alcohol serving laws must be followed.

Music and Dancing

You may use of our professional sound system and microphones in the castle. The Great Hall is often used for dancing and can accommodate a DJ, live bands or musicians, etc. Live acoustic musicians may be used for outdoor ceremonies.

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.