Harper’s Bazaar recently named Zingerman’s Cornman Farms
and Planterra Conservatory to its list of “The 22 Best Garden Wedding Venues in the World.” As the only midwest locations chosen, both venues are honored to be showcased among outdoor spaces from California and New York to Italy and South Africa.
Harper’s partnered with the experts at The Venue Report to curate the list of wedding venues, which are described as “22 polished yet pastoral gardens…wish a dose of formality” suited for couples looking to wed in a natural setting. Writer Carrie Goldberg highlights the perks of exchanging nuptials at Zingerman’s Cornman Farms in Dexter, Michigan as well as Planterra Conservatory in West Bloomfield:
“Cornman Farms features a historic barn, farmhouse, gardens, animal quarters, and space for tents or lawn games. Watch chefs prepare an intimate farm-to-table feast dinner or host an al fresco evening in the garden.
With European curved trusses, indoor koi ponds and a dramatic stone archway, the Planterra Conservatoryhouses a wide collection of lush, exotic botanicals. Providing views of the stars on a clear night and soft, natural light during the day, this venue is practically perfect for any party and promises stellar light for photos.”
Kieron Hales, Executive Chef and Owner at Zingerman’s Cornman Farms is thrilled with the recognition.
“I’m super excited that the four years of work on the grounds of the property has gotten to a stage where we can get nationally recognized and placed on a list with so many beautiful venues, including our good friends at Planterra. To be on a list with them is a real honor,” says Kieron, adding that he’s very proud of the staff who’ve worked so hard to improve the grounds, especially the crew that has put in painstaking efforts this year.
David DiVincenzo, Special Events Director at Planterra, shares in the excitement and said it’s amazing to see his and his team’s vision recognized in the national spotlight.
“It is truly an honor to be featured on this select list of exquisite wedding venues. We are delighted to have such a wonderful team of gifted designers and dedicated horticulturists who create such a unique and stunning environment in which our couple’s visions come to life.”
About Zingerman’s Cornman Farms
Zingerman’s Cornman Farms is a historic, multi-award winning event space, wedding venue and working farm in Dexter, Michigan. The 42-acre farm and its venues were restored from their 1834 foundations with the most discerning guests in mind. Featuring a beautiful exhibition kitchen, chef’s garden, a classic farmhouse, four-season barn and a stunning tent pavilion, guests can enjoy the beauty of the countryside just minutes from downtown Ann Arbor. Learn more at www.cornmanfarms.com.
The Planterra Conservatory in West Bloomfield Michigan is a glass enclosed botanical garden, full service event and wedding venue. The curved truss structure was imported from Belgium in 2009, and is the headquarters for Planterra Corporation, an interior landscape firm serving corporate and institutional customers with tropical plants and horticulture service throughout the U.S. Planterra hosts an award-winning team of in-house floral and event designers, horticulturalists and hospitality professionals. More information on the Planterra Conservatory can be found at http://planterraevents.com.