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Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center

2838 Wilkinson Rd
Gaylord, MI, MI
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(989) 705-8777

About Us

A vintage wedding barn venue in Gaylord, Michigan, Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center is the perfect choice for couples wishing to wed in elegant charm. Family-owned and operated, the picturesque venue combines multi-functional facilities with modern amenities like air conditioning and heat. A part of the Michigan wedding industry since 2016, Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center is sure to craft the magical and memorable wedding of your dreams.

Facilities and Capacity
Nestled in the rolling hills of Northern Michigan, Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center provides couples with an ideal backdrop for intimate wedding celebrations. Located on a spacious 33-acre farm, the scenic venue offers couples the option of hosting their ceremony and/or reception either indoors in the venue’s barn, which accommodates 250 people, or outdoors on its meticulously landscaped grounds.

Services Offered
Couples who opt to host their nuptials at Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center benefit from a variety of wedding-related services. For a truly unforgettable experience, said services include the following:

  • Liability insurance
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Day-of wedding planner & assistant
  • Event decoration rentals
  • Lighting/sound
  • Outside vendors
  • Wireless internet
  • Tables & chairs
  • Walk-in cooler
  • Outdoor arbor


Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center offers couples and their guests overnight accommodations in the form of an on-site Farmhouse and Airbnb rental. Comprised of six bedrooms that collectively sleep 24, the Farmhouse features two spacious living rooms, a gourmet kitchen, dining room, and laundry room. The Airbnb rental—which is comprised of three bedrooms that sleep 10—features a fully stocked kitchen and billiards and ping pong table.


  • Onsite wedding decorations

Other Facilities

Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center features a number of versatile spaces for couples to utilize during their wedding celebration, including a fully furnished bridal suite.

Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center is conveniently located in Gaylord, Michigan. Situated in the heart of Northern Michigan, the private venue is less than one hour from a number of landmarks, such as Mackinac Island, Gaylord State Forest Area, Atlanta State Forest Area, and Grayling State Forest Area.

Michael Z.

5 out of 5
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  • Dear Sonshine Barn Family, I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for the amazing job you did on Megan and I’s wedding on 01 August 2020. We could not have been happier with the overall turnout. Sarah did a wonderful job with overall planning, décor, and vendor recommendations, and Amber did an impeccable job with planning, organization, and day of coordination. The amount of detail that Amber put forth on the day of the wedding, definitely impacted the overall success of the night. To keep my group of groomsmen in line and ensure everything went flawless was no easy task, but she was able to handle it perfectly. Between the two, they made the wedding of our dreams a reality. I was very skeptical of moving the reception from inside the barn, to splitting it inside and outside, but your team made it possible to eliminate any doubt that I may have had. The safety precautions that were implemented, as well as the dual reception areas, removed any doubt that our guests he... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Michael, Thank you for the wonderful review! It was a beautiful wedding and we couldn't be happier to get to be a part of your special day. We hope for a lifetime of happiness for you and Megan! Thank you, Jessica

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 13,720.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 11,600.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Event Planning, Lighting/Sound, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Barn, Farm/Ranch

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi

    What event items are available?

    Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    June, July, August, September, October, November

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    April, May

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