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Thornewood Castle

The House That Love Built.
8601 N THORNE LN SW, Lakewood, WA 98498
253-584-4393
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4.2
50 Reviews
Yolanda
8/13/11
Categories: Venues
4.6
Quality of Service: 4.5
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 4.5
Value: 4.5
Flexibility: 4.5
You get what you pay for. We just had our wedding there, and it was perfect. It is pretty expensive, but it is worth. We got married in the secret garden, all the flowers were in bloom. The weather was in our favor, and I couldn't ask for anything more.
Rachel
3/20/16
Categories: Venues
4.5
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 4.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 3.5
We had our wedding here on March 20, 2016 and it was beautiful! Unfortunately it rained heavily that day so we had to have it inside and being that it was a full military wedding we had to do some maneuvering around but the staff was amazing. The new manager is a dream to work with and I am very thankful she took over to help make it such a seamless process. We couldn't be happier with the results and are very excited to see the wedding photos when they are finished. The best part about this location is you can save so much money on decorations, it is so beautiful you really don't need much to make your day special. It is worth every penny and honestly it is very reasonable considering what you get for the price. Thank you Thornewood staff for helping make our day so memorable.
Thornewood Castle responded with the following comments:
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! It was truly a pleasure to work with you on your special day. We hope married life is treating you well. Congrats again.
User2504211

Categories: Venues
4.5
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 4.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 3.5
Absolutely wonderful venue. The staff were professional and friendly. We did very little decorating as the rooms and gardens were so beautiful. As this is a running bed and breakfast there are some strict restrictions on time etc. but understandable under the circumstances. Would definitely recommend
Thornewood Castle responded with the following comments:
Thank you for your kind words. It is true - you can bring as much or as little decorations as you want, but you don't need much to have a beautiful wedding at Thornewood!
Michelle
10/31/14
Categories: Venues
4.4
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 3.5
Flexibility: 3.5
Thornewood Castle is fairy tell wedding for a princess. Every detail has been attended to and the staff is professional and efficient. Truly beautiful. Nearly all of the 90 guests who attended our wedding had something to say about it's magic.
Melissa
9/14/12
Categories: Venues
4.4
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 3.0
Flexibility: 4.0
Thornewood is absolutely stunning! It was the perfect backdrop for our wedding. The atmosphere cannot be beat. The location is pricey, but worth it for a beautiful wedding.
Thornewood Castle responded with the following comments:
Melissa, Thank you for your kind review. Your event was truely unique, and we are so glad you chose Thornewood for your wedding venue.
User2101415

Categories: Venues
4.4
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 3.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 4.0
Such a beautiful venue! My planner could not keep everyone out of the house while I was taking photos before my ceremony because everyone was so captured by the beauty of this castle. The owner is very strict about timelines so keep this in mind and it is a bit pricey. Even though it's a bit pricey, it's worth every penny. Plus, the venue supplies the tables, chairs, table clothes and provides set up of these items and will take care of everything if the ceremony must be moved inside from outside if it rains. I also didn't have to use many decorations so the price evened out in the end, in my opinion. I was a little afraid about the timelines but everything worked out perfect. I did give a 3 star on responsiveness because it was hard to contact the venue via email and a few times I left phone messages and never received a call back. They were very responsive, however, closer to the date. Their flexibility is limited just because it's a very popular place.
Thornewood Castle responded with the following comments:
Thank you for taking time to write a review for us! We understand that things such as reception tables, ceremony and reception chairs, and tablecloths can add up, especially for larger weddings! So we include them in our wedding and reception packages to help bring down our brides' extra costs in that sense. We also offer centerpieces that all of our brides are able to use if they choose. Living in the Pacific Northwest has its perks, but there is always the chance of rain here! We are unique in the fact that we have a "Plan B" for a rained-out ceremony, and it only takes minutes to set up, so we can wait until the last possible minute before making that final call. We are so glad you had such a positive experience with us!
Sarah
7/24/10
Categories: Unique Services
4.4
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 4.5
Flexibility: 2.5
My new husband and I stayed at the Thornewood Castle on our wedding night in the Presidential Suite. It was AMAZING. I had never seen the castle, but am from the area so it was wonderful to learn some of the incredible history (it was brought over brick by brick from London). The grounds, garden, accommodations, views and food are some of the best in the area, AND we'll be going back for our anniversary to the b&b for the next 10 years (a gift from my mom & grandma). Highly recommended! I only gave a 2.5 on flexibility because we weren't allowed to host a brunch there the morning after our wedding (which took place at the Olympia Country Club).
Ashley
8/8/08
Categories: Venues
4.4
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 4.0
Flexibility: 3.0
This venue is lovely! It created a beautiful atmosphere for my wedding. They are a bit particular about timing and certain materials brought in, but the venue is basically ready as is... no exhausting plans to make the place beautiful with pricy decor... it is gorgeous just the way it is!
Kathy
3/6/10
Categories: Venues
4.2
Quality of Service: 4.5
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 3.5
Value: 4.0
Flexibility: 4.0
I wanted a castle and I got a castle. Thornwood is an amazing property and the photos that we had taken turned out so beautiful. The ladies who I worked with were all really nice but I was at time a bit stress out with their inability to be flexible with times. Also I did not really like that other people who were not with my wedding party were wandering around the castle while we were having the ceremony and reception. All in all it was a great location and I am happy I choose it.
Nancy
10/22/17
Categories: Venues
4.1
Quality of Service: 3.5
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 4.0
Flexibility: 3.0
Thornewood is hands down the most beautiful venue in the Seattle/Tacoma area. From the first tour we were mesmerized by the beauty and charm of this incredible historic castle shipped over from Wales. We had a beautiful wedding and would definitely recommend Thornewood to anyone looking for a romantic setting. There are a few things that should be noted however: Thornewood is *incredibly* strict. Our photographer was not allowed to look around to find areas for us to do our first look in case it rained, until the exact time we had officially reserved the space for set-up (even though everyone was already there getting ready). All she wanted to do was look and they shooed her back upstairs to us. Really weird. We were not allowed to use petals for our flower girl so we figured something else out instead. They only allowed us to rent the space until 10pm due to a neighborhood noise ordinance, as the castle is located right in the middle of a residential neighborhood, taking away from the estate's ooo and aww factor. Finally, the most disappointing thing of all was trying to book our honeymoon suite with them 3 months in advance, only to find out that they had already allowed another couple not in our wedding to book it. On our wedding night. They say that they don't consider the bed and breakfast as a part of the wedding planning process and I have no idea why. If you have a room known as the honeymoon suite, why are you allowing others to book it on someone else's wedding night? This was a real bummer and instead of booking a different room we opted to stay somewhere else to get that honeymoon feel we were lacking. They really should tie that suite in to their wedding packages and allow you to book it up to a few months in advance before releasing it to the public. So just be forewarned. Overall, a beautiful place and we don't have any regrets having our ceremony/reception here. Find a wedding planner who knows how to work with them and you'll be in good hands.
Brian
6/20/18
Categories: Venues
4.0
Quality of Service: 4.0
Responsiveness: 4.0
Professionalism: 4.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 3.0
Beautiful venue the weather was perfect for a garden wedding. Staff was great to work with and coordinated with our fabulous wedding coordinator every step of the way.
Thornewood Castle responded with the following comments:
You're right the weather was perfect and you both looked so happy during your wedding. We wish you all the best on your new adventures together as a family. Thank you.
Mackenzie
7/29/17
Categories: Venues
4.0
Quality of Service: 4.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 4.0
Value: 4.5
Flexibility: 2.5
Thornewood is an absolutely beautiful venue and was just what my husband and I were looking for! The venue is breathtaking and the team at Thornewood were very kind throughout our entire planning process. The only thing we struggled with were the very strict rules they enforced. It was difficult for our vendor team to get everything set up within an hour before our guests started to arrive and caused a lot of heartburn for our wedding team. We totally understood majority of the restrictions since the castle is in a residential area, but had trouble with a few of these rules. But if you have a great vendor team who is willing to help you navigate through the day, this venue is a complete dream!
Thornewood Castle responded with the following comments:
Thank you for the review. Your wedding was beautiful and we hope to see you back for your anniversary! Congratulations again Mr. and Mrs. Wanot!
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Venues
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
14
Describe your venue:
Historic, Inn / B&B
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access
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