2975 Old US 23
Hartland, MI 48353
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About Us

Come and celebrate your special day at historical Waldenwoods Banquet and Conference Center. Waldenwoods Banquet and Conference Center is one of Michigan's most unique and romantic wedding venues, nestled among 400 acres of beautiful rolling countryside and overlooking the scenic shores of our private, spring-fed lake. This distinctive wedding facility includes exquisite landscaping and manicured lawns offering several breathtaking settings for your wedding ceremony and reception. With a fairy-tale setting that spotlights Michigan's magnificent four seasons, you can experience the wedding of your dreams. When you select Waldenwoods for your special day, you and your guests will experience a blending of the past, when life was slow and simple, and the present, where quality, convenience, and service are paramount.

There simply is no comparison between a wedding at a traditional banquet center and a wedding at Waldenwoods.  Couples wanting a truly unique and memorable experience for their guests will fall in love with the charm and ambience that is Waldenwoods.  When you come into Waldenwoods you are transported back to an era when the world was less complicated and life was simpler.

The 10,000 square foot banquet center, Cromaine Lodge, caters to the needs and desires of only one couple on their special day with our Cromaine Wedding Packages, while our Sunshine Outdoor Garden Tent Wedding packages offer a complete outdoor wedding experience.  With either package selection our goal is for each and every guest to take with them treasured memories of their time spent at Waldenwoods.  Years to come we want your guests to be talking about your wedding day and how special it was to be a part of it.  Imagine your guests strolling along our manicured grounds while fire flies dance overhead or a picture perfect sunset shared just by two.  When the beauty of nature surrounds you, joy and happiness abound.
After the reception your guests may choose to extend their stay overnight in one of our charming historical lodges. Each lodge has a large gathering room with a fireplace and view of the lake. Waldenwoods offers many amenities for overnight guests to enjoy, including swimming, fishing, sailing, and tennis. They many even decide to play a round of golf at the Majestic Golf Course.

Many of our guests inquire about the history of Waldenwoods when they attend events. The history of Waldenwoods is rich in tradition and family values. Waldenwoods has been owned and operated by the Crouse Family since 1837, when they helped to plat the original village of Hartland.  J. Robert Crouse was born in 1874 and was raised in Hartland.  As a teenager, he and his family moved to Ohio where they had business interests.  Mr. Crouse returned to Michigan to attend U of M.  After graduation, he joined his father, J. B., and his uncle, H. A. Tremaine in the family businesses.  These included pioneering ventures in the dairy, refrigeration, electric lighting, and the automotive industry.

We at Waldenwoods feel the need to get back to the idealism of J. Robert.  So Waldenwoods has built a reputation as one of the finest banquet and conference centers in Michigan.  Waldenwoods unique character and charm will leave a memorable and lasting impression on your guests.

The success of your wedding is our number-one priority. After visiting our resort and meeting with our banquet staff we believe that you too will feel that Waldenwoods is the perfect place to create those treasured memories.

We wish you all the best as you plan for your special day.  We would be privileged and honored to help make it the day you have always dreamed of. 

Photography by Diane Johnson Photography



Your facility transports the event-a TRUE DESTINATION EXPERIENCE!! I cannot wait to visit the Southern Charm of Waldenwoods! Elizabeth

Nov 21, 2011