About Us

Orchard View at Jacob’s Farm is nestled in the foothills of Grand Traverse and Leelanau County. The 40 acre farm is framed by mature oak trees, orchards, and scenic views creating the idyllic backdrop for your wedding day. The orchard rows and Michigan poplars set the peaceful tone for the venue as they greet guests passing through the tree lined entrance. Our northern charm and midwest hospitality is part of everything we do as we aim to make each of our guests feel welcome.

The Witkop estate since 1892 is recognized by Michigan’s Historic Commission as a Centennial Farm on the west side of the fresh coast. The farm is a countryside destination right up the hill from Downtown Traverse City offering the convenience of being five minutes from lodging, award-winning cuisine, boutique shopping and the crystal blue waters of Grand Traverse Bay.

The Experience

We are committed to offer our clients the experience that will want you to bring your friends and family back to the farm year after year. It is our belief that time and space are key ingredients to creating a peaceful fun filled celebration. Orchard View gives you the opportunity to be completely present to soak every last drop of happiness surrounded by your life partner, family and friends (and hopefully your dogs too!).

Our packages give you the entire weekend on the farm to provide you with plenty of time to set up while enjoying the natural beauty and bounty of Northern Michigan. We encourage our guests to experience everything that Northern Michigan has to offer. We are conveniently located between Downtown Traverse City and Leelanau County. Enjoy wine country while winding through the small town charm of Leland, Suttons Bay, and Glen Arbor. Or take a scenic drive to the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore.

We not only give you all the tools and expertise to make a memorable event but, we are ambassadors of this beautiful land and it is our goal to share it with you and your guests. We are happy to give you suggestions of where to eat, shop, and play along the way.


Orchard View

The new barn boasts views of the entire estate in a modernized country setting. The overlook features a pond with centennial maple trees and our apple orchard as a backdrop for an optional ceremony site. The Orchard View Barn seats up to 175 guests with plenty of extra space for a cocktail yard, games and dance area. The space includes parking for 120 vehicles.

Centennial Barn

The original 1892 barn has been renovated to provide modern conveniences without sacrificing its rustic charm. The two story barn has multiple spaces features an open air green house style cocktail area, deck overlooking the west hills of the farm, and the Centennial dining room.  The barn area is complimented with pond and stream features to authentic wind chimes and photogenic landscaping. Accommodates up to 125 guests.

Cathedral of Trees

If the natural atmosphere of the forest is where your heart lies our wooded marque offers timber pillars and strung chandeliers that give you a shaded elegance to share with your guests. This whimsical space between two valleys is our go to ceremony space for weddings up to 200 guests.

Booking Orchard View at Jacob’s Farm

Contact our team of event professionals for our detailed packages and pricing. Together, we will customize your experience and let the fun begin!

Orchard View Vendor Family

Event Decor & Rental

Event Theory
Tucan Mobile Lounge


Morgan Rutz Photography
Jesse Zevallkink Photography

Design & Planning

Aleksa Sunkzo


Élevé Events

DJ’s & Bands

Lucas Paul Band

Make Up

Make Up by Calla


The Hair & Beauty Lounge


Brew Bus


Leelanau Plant Co.

Orchard View Wedding Availability

January 2023