Willowbrook Mill

Willowbrook Mill



Willowbrook Mill in Northport, Michigan

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We offer the gleaming wood of the ballroom floor, stone surround windows and three fireplaces; a lovely foyer and a screened porch to host your special event your way. The casual elegance of Willowbrook Mill offers a storybook setting for weddings and other events to remember. 


In the heart of the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Country....

Located In the Village of Northport, Willowbrook Mills' historic facility (circa 1850) is continually refreshed by the Heberlein family who have owned and operated the venue since 2016. This casually elegant venue has a registered trout stream running directly under the building and features a water wheel. This is the only building in the State of Michigan constructed over water.

Guests enjoy the beautiful views of the creek from the ballroom windows, lower stone patio, the deck adjacent  as well as from the walk bridge.

The Village of Northport hosts Music In the Park Series, free to visitors each Friday evening of the summer season, just 2 blocks from Willowbrook Mill. 

The town of Northport is home to an eclectic collection of art galleries, retail shops, restaurants and bars. 

The Leelanau Peninsula~

We are just steps from Grand Traverse Bay in the beautiful Leelanau Peninsula wine country. With a vibrant marina hosting boating, fishing and water sports enthusiasts each summer, Northport is home to thousands of summer visitors. The magic of the peninsula is held in its landscape of rolling hills dotted with cherry orchards and vineyards, contrasted with the aqua blue waters of its many lakes and streams while surrounded by the "greatest" of the Great Lakes...Lake Michigan!

Home to art galleries, sophisticated boutiques, and cuisine from delicious pub food to gourmet offerings.

Local attractions include; The Grand Traverse Lighthouse, Wineries, Distilleries, Organic Farms, lively Farmers Market as well as Northports Music In the Park Series each Friday of the summer season, just 2 blocks from Willowbrook Mill.  

Your event guests can also enjoy other gems of the area which include Historic Fishtown (Leland), The Sleeping Bear Dunes, Traverse City, Golf, Hiking and Kayaking. Photo enthusiasts enjoy the luxury of photographing the sunrise in Northport, and Sunset 3 miles west on our cozy peninsula on the same day.  

Event Rental Information~

Willowbrook Mill provides an environment of "charm and rustic elegance" in a storybook setting. Specially used for Wedding Receptions, Our average wedding is 130 guests.

Hosting only one wedding at a time allows our clients to fully enjoy the main ballroom with fireplace, porch bar area, foyer with double sided fireplace, lower stone patio and deck areas provide several spaces for a variety of gatherings. 

Willowbrook Mill is beautiful as is, though we offer many rental items to personalize your event and we welcome your own personalization from your wedding or event planner. 

Wedding reception rates begin at $6500 peak wedding season weekends.

Visit our website and send us an inquiry for pricing, availability and to schedule a tour.  

Willowbrook Mill Website



Our Venue~

  • Accommodates up to 150 guests for cocktail functions
  • Licensed commercial kitchen. 
  • For comfortable seating in dinner functions we suggest up to 132 guests 
  • Is a fully licensed space and offers our bar packages to suit every client's needs. No outside alcohol or food is allowed on premises. 
  • Offers a Prefered Catering Vendor List of pre-approved companies.
  • Rental rate includes: 60" round tables, selection of high top and low top cocktail tables, along with 6-8ft selection, white folding chairs, and standard, floor length table linens
  • Provides your caterer with a staging tent
  • Is handicap accessible

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