Why We RecommendEasy to grow and quick to take root, a willow tree may be an eternally meaningful spot to start
a new life together. At Aurora Cellars, a winery and wedding venue on the Leelanau Peninsula,
couples have the option of exchanging vows in a most idyllic setting: in front of a majestic
willow tree with opulent branches that touch the grass abutting a nearby pond.
The reception in this very romantic Estate wedding package option- which offers a
sophisticated rustic theme- accommodates 100 to 300 guests on two level acres of the
vineyard. Aurora Cellars Estate venue includes an 80’ x 40’ white 3 peaked tent with beautiful
custom made dark wooden farm tables, white ceremony chairs, high-end portable restrooms,
wine-barrel cocktail tables, barn wood cocktail bars, and use of a bonfire pit with Adirondack
chairs at the pond’s water’s edge. In addition, “where to stay” becomes one less thing to worry
about, as a charming three bedroom, two-bath Victorian farmhouse with a picture perfect
porch, three tier fountain, and spacious patio surrounded by black walnut trees is available to
the wedding party for three nights’ lodging. Catering is not included in this package.
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Aurora Cellars Terrace
For those who are looking to host a smaller, indoor/outdoor wedding or rehearsal dinner, The Terrace at Aurora Cellars is a great option. The ceremony spot overlooks the twenty acre vineyard, with complete privacy for an intimate landscape setting. The bridal suite, equipped with a changing room, mini bar, and bathroom is just steps away from the ceremony site. The Terrace wedding package is all inclusive of your needs- except you select your photographer, entertainment, and officiant. Folgarelli’s Market and Wine Shop, an old world Italian-style market downtown Traverse City, is the exclusive Aurora Cellars caterer. The Terrace package signature menu provides guests a Caesar salad, antipasto platter, crusty baguette, watermelon mozzarella kabobs, grilled vegetables, chicken saltimbocca, side pasta, tiramisu cake, and coffee. And, of course, you get to choose from an impressive array of Aurora Cellars wine and hard cider.