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Rent a Unique Piece of History

Felt Mansion

From our quiet library to our open parlor, covered terrace, fine dining rooms, and third-floor grand ballroom, the mansion offers various options for events from intimate family gatherings to formal banquets. The surrounding grounds with vistas of the Lake Michigan dune forest offer a magnificent backdrop for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a wedding, corporate meeting, or private luncheon or party, the Felt Mansion is sure a memorable setting for you and your guests.

Felt Estate Rental Packages

Destination Package

Our premier package gives you the exclusive use of The Felt Estate for two days and two nights! With use of the mansion, Carriage House and tent – you can host all of your wedding festivities right at the estate. A rustic rehearsal dinner in the Carriage House, grand wedding reception in the tent, and an intimate morning after brunch with family in the dining room – the possibilities are endless. With overnight accommodations included for up to 12 people, dance your wedding night away before retiring to your room. With the Destination Package, The Felt Estate becomes your home away from home. The Destination Package includes:

Mansion
Amenities included: bride and groom suites, catering kitchen, public and private parking, handicapped accessible restroom, heating and air conditioning, public WiFi, audio/visual equipment, as well as chairs and tables.

First Floor Seating Capacity: 100
Ballroom Seating Capacity: 120

West Lawn Tent
Amenities included: interior twinkle lights, exterior cafe lights as well as tables and chairs. Seating Capacity: 250

Carriage House
Amenities included: bride and groom suites, catering kitchen, handicapped accessible restrooms, and 20×60 tent. Tent lighting, tables, and chairs not included at the Carriage House. Seating Capacity: 120

Ceremony
The Felt Estate features multiple indoor and outdoor ceremony locations including the Chapel at Shore Acres, the water garden, and the grand entry. Includes seating for up to 250 guests.

Overnight Stay
Amenities included: toiletries, linens, handicapped accessible restroom, heating & air conditioning, public WiFi, TV & DVD player, and kitchen access. Check out is at 10:00 AM. Sleeps 12.

Rate
Starting at $15,000

Additional Hours: $200/hour
Additional Holiday Rate: $500
(Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day weekends)

West Lawn Package

After saying, “I do.” grab a cocktail with your guests and explore the magnificent mansion before heading to the reception in the beautiful west lawn tent where you will dine and dance the night away. With French window sides – you and your guests will be able to enjoy the picturesque views rain or shine. Experience all the estate has to offer by adding on overnight accommodations for up to 12 people or upgrade to The Estate Package to include the Carriage House. The West Lawn package includes:

Mansion
Amenities included: bride and groom suites, catering kitchen, public and private parking, handicapped accessible restroom, heating and air conditioning, public WiFi, audio/visual equipment, as well as chairs and tables.

First Floor Seating Capacity: 100
Ballroom Seating Capacity: 120

West Lawn Tent
Amenities included: interior twinkle lights, exterior cafe lights as well as tables and chairs. Seating Capacity: 250

Ceremony
The Felt Estate features multiple indoor and outdoor ceremony locations including the Chapel at Shore Acres, the water garden, and the grand entry. Includes seating for up to 250 guests.

Rate
Sunday-Friday: $4950
Saturday: $7450

12 hour rental period
Additional Hours: $200/hour
Additional Holiday Rate: $500
(Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day weekends)

Estate Package

With the Estate Package, The Felt Estate is exclusively yours for your big day! After getting ready in our large wedding party suites located in the mansion and Carriage House, and posing for wedding photos all around the beautiful estate, you will say, “I do” in one of our beautiful ceremony locations. Your guests will grab a cocktail as they explore the magnificent mansion before dining in the west lawn tent complete with French window sides to enjoy the beautiful views, rain or shine. Continue the party with dancing in the tent or change up the scenery by moving to the Carriage House to dance the night away. Experience all the estate has to offer by adding on overnight accommodations for up to 12 people. The Estate Package includes:

Mansion
Amenities included: bride and groom suites, catering kitchen, public and private parking, handicapped accessible restroom, heating and air conditioning, public WiFi, audio/visual equipment, as well as chairs and tables.

First Floor Seating Capacity: 100
Ballroom Seating Capacity: 120

West Lawn Tent
Amenities included: interior twinkle lights, exterior cafe lights as well as tables and chairs. Seating Capacity: 250

Carriage House
Amenities included: bride and groom suites, catering kitchen, handicapped accessible restrooms, and 20×60 tent. Tent lighting, tables, and chairs not included at the Carriage House. Seating Capacity: 120

Ceremony
The Felt Estate features multiple indoor and outdoor ceremony locations including the Chapel at Shore Acres, the water garden, and the grand entry. Includes seating for up to 250 guests.

Rate
Sunday-Friday: $5850
Saturday: $8550

12 hour rental period
Additional Hours: $200/hour
Additional Holiday Rate: $500
(Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day weekends)

Mansion Package

From the grand ballroom to the elegantly carved fireplaces, the Felt Mansion is the ideal backdrop for a sophisticated, classic and unforgettable wedding. Add on an on-site ceremony or overnight stay for up to 12 guests to experience all The Felt Estate has to offer. Available year round. The Mansion package includes:

Mansion
Amenities included: bride and groom suites, catering kitchen, public and private parking, handicapped accessible restroom, heating and air conditioning, public WiFi, audio/visual equipment, as well as chairs and tables.

First Floor Seating Capacity: 100
Ballroom Seating Capacity: 120

Rate
Sunday-Friday: $2450
Saturday: $3950

12 hour rental period
Additional Hours: $200/hour
Additional Holiday Rate: $500
(Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day weekends)

Don’t see a package that fits your needs or budget?

Custom packages are available starting at $1250. Contact a venue manager for more information.

Rental Details

Rental Agreement

If you are considering renting the mansion, we ask that you look at our Rental Agreement. This document outlines our responsibilities as hosts and your responsibilities as a renter.

Looking for local catering? Floral? Equipment rental?

Take a look at our Local Vendors page.

Deposit Requirements

One-half of the rental fee is required as a deposit. The deposit can be paid by check or credit card.

Furniture Rental

Basic tables and chairs for use inside the mansion and on the covered porch are included, as well as set–up and tear–down. All exterior furnishings, set–up and tear–down of exterior, are the responsibility of the licensee. All linens, tableware, food and beverages are also the responsibility of the licensee. The “Rental/License Agreement” document provides more detailed information concerning the use of the facility.

First Floor (10) 5’ Round Tables (7) 8’ Rectangular Tables (1) 6’ Rectangular Table (100) Black pattern, oval back stack chairs (see pic to the right). The kitchen is equipped with a commercial refrigerator, freezer, warming ovens, and large prep table

Ballroom (10) 5’ Round Tables(7) 8’ Rectangular Tables (1) 6’ Rectangular Table (95) Rose Padded Stacking Chairs (6) 30” x 42” Cocktail Tables are available for use on the third floor, and (6) 30″ X 42″ Cocktail Tables are available for use on the first floor.

Equipment and Supplies (2) Portable Sound Systems

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The historic Felt Mansion offers the perfect backdrop for hosting a timeless and romantic wedding. Your guests will love venturing the historic mansion and grounds. Felt Estate is a perfect way to make your big day unforgettable.