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.
From the grand ballroom to the elegantly carved fireplaces, the Felt Mansion is the ideal backdrop for a sophisticated, classic and unforgettable wedding. Amenities include 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. Rental period is from noon to midnight. Available year round.
Weekend Rentals: Rental of the entire facility and grounds is required on any Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
First Floor Seating Capacity: 100
Ballroom Seating Capacity: 120
The Felt Estate features multiple indoor and outdoor ceremony locations including the Chapel at Shore Acres, the round Water Garden, and the Grand Entry. Only available with a rental of the estate, your ceremony cost includes set-up and seating for up to 250 guests and a one hour rehearsal.
As part of the original Shore Acres Farm, the Carriage House offers a rustic and intimate setting for your wedding. Amenities include bride and groom suites, catering kitchen, public and private parking, handicapped accessible restrooms, and 20 x 60 tent. Tables and chairs not included, but available. Rental period is from noon to midnight. Available May through October.
Seating Capacity: 120 (more with additional tents)
Make the estate exclusively yours and rent both Felt Mansion and The Carriage House for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Our 40×100 tent on the west lawn is available in addition to the mansion to accommodate larger events. Amenities include interior twinkle lights and exterior cafe lights as well as tables and chairs. Please note: rental of this tent is only in conjunction with the mansion rental. Rental period is from noon to midnight. Available May through October.
Seating Capacity: 250
Dance the night away before retiring to your bed in the historic Felt Mansion. Available exclusively with mansion rental. Amenities include 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.
Additional holiday rate applies for Memorial Day weekend, July 4th, and Labor Day weekend.
The following equipment is available for use with rental of the mansion, tent, or chapel. The Venue Manager will discuss quantities and availability for your event.
Monday – Thursday
Indoor Capacity: 200 seated – Tables & Chairs Seating on First Floor and Ballroom only.
Monday – Thursday
Lodging only (no event)
Entire mansion (six bedrooms – sleeps 12)
Indoor Capacity: 100 seated – Tables & Chairs
A discount of 15% is offered Jan 2 – March 31st for the rental of the entire mansion for 12 hours on a weekend or weekday.
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.
One-half of the rental fee is required as a deposit. Balance is due sixty (60) days prior to the event. The deposit can be paid by cash, check or credit card.
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
Planning a wedding doesn’t have to be stressful! Let our rental coordinator help you with all of the details. All you need to do is tell us your vision, and we will make it come true.