Stonegate Manor

At Stonegate Manor you will feel more like family than a business transaction. The owner, Prudy Nelson, is kind, professional, detail-oriented, communicative, and trustworthy. Every step of the way she was clear about our options and honest about anything that may have come up to change circumstances. We felt valued during our wedding planning and very cared for. This was ESPECIALLY appreciated during the Covid-19 times with the changing uncertainty. We had a unique opportunity to partake in the "Petite Wedding." Stonegate was agile in responding to Covid-19 restrictions by creating an inclusive package for 30 guests. Never in my wildest dreams could this have gone better. It was totally stress free - allowing for a few classy choices on flowers, cake, table coverings and centerpieces, the ceremony & reception sites, music, tables, yard games, and the use of the rare gem of a manor house in which to ready ourselves and bridal party. Details & getting it right, as well as constant - and accurate, worry-free communication are a niche for Stonegate. This level of service was exceptional for me, and it will be for you too! We were able to schedule a complete walkthrough of the gorgeous grounds, 2 possible ceremony sites, rain optional planned space, the interior of the fully restored Edwardian style Victorian manor house, carriage house, and reception hall. Words cannot describe the beauty and peace in this place. I will forever cherish my wedding day at Stonegate Manor because of the unique and timeless style it offered us. Prudy Nelson and team delivered flawlessly. We were also given documentation far beyond our expectation when it came to the contract language, amendments, and proof of payment. Use Prudy's preferred vendors for an even better experience. Kitty Lee Photography and Classic Catering were our choice vendors and did a phenomenal job as well. We would not have even known about them if it had not been for Stonegate's preferred vendor lists. This helped immensely as we planned out our wedding on the fly. Every part of our experience went so well. If you are looking for your dream wedding venue and have any doubt, just schedule the tour. You will be amazed by the stunning property, the care and concern of the owners, and the smooth process that awaits you during planning. Thank you Prudy, Tom, Alison, Stonegate Manor team - from the bottom of our hearts. We were grateful to be married at Stonegate.

Clarisa VanEerden

Travel Policy

Just 90 minutes from Chicago, 3 hours from Detroit and 5 minutes from 4 Lake Michigan beaches, Stonegate Manor is perfectly located.

Elopement Policy

We offer amazing Elopement and Petite Wedding packages!

J. Haverda
Cynthia Boyle Photography
Kitty Lee Photography
Anji Monique Photography
Hey Sisters Photography
Melanie Bess Photography
Josephiney Photography
Monnette Co Photography
Henna Hue Photography
Suzanne Nevill Photography

Describe your business in 1-3 short sentences.

Ten minutes from Lake Michigan Beaches, Stonegate Manor has become THE “local” wedding destination for Chicago and Detroit couples.  A historic wooded estate wedding venue offering both Indoor and Outdoor Receptions, Elopements and Petite Weddings including your choice of 2 outdoor ceremony sites…the wooded Fairy Garden or the classic Pergola on the Lawn, we are committed to making your special day our top priority.  We specialize in happy couples…Happily Ever After.  It’s What We Do.

Why do you want to work with APW couples?

Weddings are our passion; happy couples our joy.  We believe Stonegate Manor is your best wedding venue choice in all of the Midwest and we’d like a chance to prove it to you!

What is your artistic approach to weddings?

Regardless of your style, we will work with you to create your dream wedding!  Our Stonegate Boutique is a treasure trove of  unique, eclectic decor items available for you to create a Pinterest-worthy wedding…all for free!

What are your non-work-related hobbies?

Prudy, aka the Stonegate Manor Wedding Fairy Godmother, loves all things travel-related.  The more adventurous, the better!

What's your favorite book?

Anything by Malcolm Gladwell or Richard Thaler.

What's your favorite movie?

Fried Green Tomatoes

If you could have a one minute dance party at your desk, what song would you pick?

I Wanna Dance with Somebody.

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