We share your excitement to explore how Cornman Farms can host your most memorable celebration!
Our pre-civil war barn and farmhouse are undergoing loving restoration in order to be ready to party soon.

Beginning in May 2014, your loved ones and friends can experience the royal farm treatment
in celebration of your magical moments -
weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, corporate events, reunions, etc.

Our land

Cornman Farms wants to share the magic of our gardens, pastures & animals
with guests who choose this authentic setting as the spectacular backdrop for a memorable celebration.

Farm dinners, weddings, anniversary or birthday parties, fundraisers, conferences,
whatever the imagination can hold - our farm can be yours.
We offer the all-time best package deal - charm, ambiance, integrity and deliciousness -
a combination that's hard to beat!

Our barn

For all the old buildings that slowly fall into disrepair until they are torn down (or just wither away), one local landmark will experience a happier fate as part of the development of our Cornman Farms in Dexter.

The current work undertaken by Bultman, Alex and the Farm team will extend into the summer of 2014. The barn will be refurbished, be brought back to its site where it will be re-raised in the same location it has occupied for well over a century.

Chuck Bultman is our barn expert. He is a full service architectural firm committed to design excellence with a specialized interest in preservation and rehabilitation of historic barns and timber-framed structures. We are fortunate that Chuck is so experienced in integrating preservation with the joy of barn spaces and the demands of our modern day life.

See Chuck's 3D rendering of Cornman Farms

Rental Packages

Classic Brandywine

Great for rehearsal dinners, anniversaries, birthdays, baby or wedding showers!
  • Monday-Thursday evenings
  • includes Farmhouse
  • up to 50 people
  • personalized menu included


Plum Regal

Spend the day with us and plan the wedding of your dreams.
  • Full day rental, 8am-12 midnight
  • includes Dinner Barn, Farmhouse and Gardens
  • catering additional
  • up to 300 people


Aunt Gertie's Gold

Great for rehearsal dinners, anniversaries, birthdays, baby or wedding showers!
  • Full weekend rental, Friday evening, Saturday, Sunday morning
  • includes Dinner Barn, Farmhouse and Gardens
  • catering additional
  • up to 300 people


Special Services we provide:

  • day of coordination: $500
  • valet parking for your event, starting at $250.
    fully insured and bonded
We are superb at planning according to what you want, knowing how to make your occasion sparkle and shine, making it truly memorable. We are your planners, your hosts, your chefs, your bartenders, and your servers. We can provide your rentals at an additional cost (tents, tables, chairs, linen, dishes, lighting, etc.) as well as extend to you all the Cornman Farms amenities that include our distinctive party barn, our farmhouse with kitchen and dining rooms, and the lovely grounds.

Rental of entire property includes use of the dinner barn, built-in bar, bathrooms and patio, use of the grounds including the front lawns, education gardens and fire pit. The Farmhouse includes upstairs dressing rooms, downstairs lounge area with fireplace.

Examples Of Rental Items Available:

setup of rentals included in cost

Tent Rentals
40 x 100 (seats 300) - $2500

Table and Chair Rentals
information upon request

Click here to read our
frequently asked questions

Our Food

You Can Have Your Cake And Eat It Too

Cornman Farms specializes in putting together simple, sensational food experiences for intimate parties and the largest of events. Eating at Cornman Farms happens with incredible options. Choose or combine from Zingerman's Roadhouse, Zingerman's Deli, San Street Catering, and Cornman Farms. No matter what you decide, Cornman Farms will guarantee an unforgettable dining experience for you and your guests.

really good American
food on wheels


great taste you can trust!

really good Asian street food

farm to farm food

Wedding Cakes from
Zingerman's Bakehouse

Zingerman's Bakehouse wedding cakes are custom-made pieces of edible art. We can create the cake of your dreams, in both design and flavor.
find out more here >

Personalized Wedding Favors

Customized Cookies and Private Label Brownies from Zingerman's Bakehouse

Personalized Zzang! Bars from Zingerman's Candy Manufactory
find out more here >

Design Your Own Gelato

Work with our gelatiere at Zingerman's Creamery to create your own special flavor.
find out more here >

Meet Chef Alex Young & The History Of Cornman Farms

Chef Alex Young is the 2011 Winner for Best Chef in the Great Lakes Region from the James Beard Foundation. His restaurant, Zingerman's Roadhouse, has been called "the unlikely center of a quiet American food revolution" by Travel + Leisure magazine.

In September 2003, Zingerman's Roadhouse opened its doors with Alex Young as Chef and Managing Partner. "Really good American food" glows in neon above the entrance and Alex has demonstrated that as a 5-times nominated James Beard chef in the Great Lakes region. In 2011, he earned the honor of winning that coveted title. His Macaroni and Cheese also won Best Comfort Food in America on Alton Brown's Food Network show Best Of. Leading up to that in 2009, Bon Appetit had designated the Roadhouse as one of the nation's "Top 10 New Barbecue Restaurants" and fortunate local patrons do not disagree.

Part of Alex's Roadhouse vision was establishing Cornman Farms, a 42-acre farm that grows 70 varietals of vegetables and cares for over 150 animals in Dexter, Michigan, where his wife's family has been rooted for generations. Only eight miles west of the Roadhouse, this agricultural oasis supports Alex's goal of an authentic farm-to-table dining experience.

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8540 Island Lake Road Dexter, MI 48130 | map | 734-619-8100