|Address:||5530 N West Bay Shore Dr, Northport, MI 49670, USA|
I simply cannot find the words to accurately express how much we loved our wedding at Cherry Basket Farm! From the beginning of the planning process to the day after our wedding, we were continuously impressed with our experience. We wanted to put an ethnic spin on our multicultural wedding, so Cammie and Andy presented us with a menu of modern cuisine with a Pakistani and Polish spin, complete with considerations to dietary restrictions and vegetarian options for our guests. The execution of this was flawless! Ours was easily the most creative and delicious food we’d ever eaten at a wedding, and our meal rivaled one of the best we’ve ever had! We live in Chicago, and are not strangers to fine dining and delicious cuisine, and it was very important to us to have a superb meal at our wedding. Cammie and Andy blew us away! I wish I could have our dinner all over again- it was that good! Our guests are still raving about the deliciousness and beautiful presentation! The abundance of food seemed never-ending, and Cammie and Andy’s professional staff were happy to meet our requests. We were greeted with a platter of hors d’oeuvres brought to our sweetheart table, and when we expressed to our server that we never had a chance to try the fish display from the cocktail hour (we were busy taking photos on the gorgeous grounds of the Farm), a plate full of inventive, smoked fish delicacies was whisked over to us. We was so impressed when Andy came to our table to personally see if we were enjoying the food, if everything met our expectations, and if there was anything else we’d like. Cammie checked on us often as well, assuring that we were enjoying ourselves. The location of the Farm is absolutely beautiful. It’s serene and spacious, but full of the warmth and love of family and friends. You definitely get the sense that this is a special place where many people have made wonderful memories over beautiful meals. Cammie graciously let us decorate the barn, helped line the chairs for our ceremony with bubble containers for the guest to use afterward, and also set out decor for our tables. Since the weather was cold, windy and rainy on our wedding day, out ceremony was moved into the barn, and we were able to use the doorway as our beautiful backdrop. This was a lovely alternative to the gorgeous outdoor ceremony site. Aside from the barn and ceremony site, the farmhouse and separate “Loveshack”, for the groom to get ready in, provide ample and lovely spaces prior to the ceremony, making the location completely seamless in meeting our wedding day needs. The next day when we came to pick up our decorations, everything had been neatly and securely packed for us, so that all we had to do was load up our car. This helpful and kind gesture was beyond out expectations. No matter how busy or rushed Cammie was during our event, I would have never known. Anytime we needed anything, she would accommodate us with a smile and calm, unhurried demeanor. Cammie, Andy and their staff are some of the most professional people we’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. I can honestly say that nothing went wrong on my wedding day, and if it did, I certainly will never know because Cammie truly took care of everything so that we could enjoy our special day. The excellence in service and unparalleled cuisine that Epicure Catering provides is unbelievable. Cherry Basket Farm is a truly magical place to get married. I would so love to experience my wedding again-it was the best day of my life-and I’m honored to have worked with Cammie and Andy- they made it flawless! If you are getting married in Leelanau County or the Grand Traverse area, I highly recommend Epicure Catering and Cherry Basket Farm for an unforgettably beautiful experience. Thank you Cammie and Andy for the wedding of our dreams!
If I could give this venue/company 10 stars I would, and my husband would agree. We had our wedding at Cherry Basket Farm just over a month ago and wish we could re-live this day 100 times over again. Cammie and Andy run the most wonderful and professional business and from the moment we met them it was nothing but a great experience. Cammie is extremely straight forward and tells you exactly like it is, which we found VERY helpful in the wedding planning process. This was a destination wedding for us so we had to work with Cammie via mostly e-mail. This can be very difficult when you have a zillion bridal questions but Cammie always had an answer and she helped make our planning a piece of cake. I never imagined planning a wedding could be so easy but Cammie is a dream and does all of the hard work! I wanted to reach out and hug her through my computer screen every time I received an e-mail from her. The wedding itself was absolutely amazing. We set up basics the Friday before and their team was super helpful providing ladders, nails, anything we needed. There were a few minor glitches on our wedding day when our bus company dropped off guests an hour before the wedding-- Cammie saved the day by setting out alcoholic beverages in cute little buckets around the yard so guests had cocktails during our ceremony (which was one of the things we got complimented most on funny enough!) From then on the compliments continued piling in, ranging from the beautiful setting, to the wonderful staff, to the BEST WEDDING FOOD YOU CAN IMAGINE. Seriously, it was so good I asked for left overs the day after our wedding :) They went above and beyond our expectations. We had a very large thunderstorm pass over our wedding during dinner which only lasted about 15 minutes but the team was beyond prepared and flipped the venue quickly while providing huge golf umbrellas to keep our guests dry. They covered our convertible car with a tarp and moved our cigar station into the barn- I didnt even notice them doing any of this they were so quick! The day after the wedding we arrived thinking we would have to do a ton of work taking all of the decor down, etc. but when we got there everything was taken down packed neatly in nice organized boxes. We chatted with Cammie and Andy, grabbed some leftover food and loaded up are car and left in under an hour. (We could have stayed longer chatting, they are just too great). Overall this experience was truly perfect and I wouldnt have changed a thing. I miss my weekly emails with Cammie and like I said, I wish I could relive this experience a zillion more times! 10 stars (AT LEAST) for Cammie and Andy and their amazing team :)
Venue: if you are looking for a farm/barn wedding this location could not be more perfect. From the cute farmhouse for girls to get ready in to the catering kitchen being housed in another beautiful looking farmhouse (no catering tent here!). It fulfilled everything I was looking for and more! Food: One of the most important components of our day was the food and beverage. We own an organic spirits company so this was top priority. Our passed and stationary hors doeurves were delicious! I have a thing for not only my husband but also specialty deviled eggs and they nailed them! The salad and entree were seasonal, delicious and plated beautifully. My guests were raving about the beef and mushrooms. What I loved is knowing that our food was sourced locally and it was very culinary focused. The only thing I will say is I would have preferred more sauce on our delicious walleye but that is really a personal preference. Service: I cant say enough, the wait staff were attentive and responsive when myself and others asked for anything. I liked that they wore name tags that were easy to read. This made it easy to ask for items. My guests have also raved about the service and they were lined up ready to service immediately following the ceremony. Management: I am an event planner in Chicago and working with Cammie was easy. She knows her venue well and knows what works and what does not. But she was also flexible in making all of my requests work. All and all this beautiful location was everything I have hoped it would be and I wish I could do it all over again! Thanks Cherry Basket! Karen