A Weddings & Special Events Facility

Imagine your event in this picturesque setting...

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 Leelanau County's Wine Country....

Located In the Village of Northport, Willowbrook Mills' historic facility (circa 1850) was renovated in 2009 and newly refreshed in 2016 by its new owners. 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 to our retail coffee and gelato shop - Creekside Cuppa, as well as from the walk bridge.

Northport's Music In the Park Series is free to visitors each Friday of the summer season, just 2 blocks from Willowbrook Mill. 

The town of Northport is home to Northport Brewing, Tribune Restaurant, Tuckers, The Garage, Lelus, Barbs Bakery and several charming retail shops as well as art galleries and museums. Willowbrook Mill has been the host site of many weddings and other special events including the Northport Arts Association 2016 Plein Air event. 

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 incluie; 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.

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Main ballroom, screened porch, foyer, lower stone patio and deck areas provide several spaces for a variety of gatherings. Our commercial kitchen is available for your caterer's use when providing food and beverages for your event. 

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. 

Please email or call for further information and for meetings, parties and other space rental inquiries.

Now booking 2017 wedding dates! Dates available from May 13 to Mid-December

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Our Venue:

Rental rate includes: tables, chairs, and standard table linens

Provides your caterer with a utility kitchen and staging tent

Is handicap accessible


For more information, please use our contact form below. Tell us your prefered event date (month and year), your approximate number of guests and any specifics you can share at this time. Don't forget to give us your name, email address and a phone number so that one of our staff can respond to your questions!

Thank you for your interest in Willowbrook Mill

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The Willowbrook Mill

201 Mill St. P.O. Box #719

Northport, MI 49670 

Phone: 231.534.2142


Your Hosts,

The Heberleins