Cornman Farms is the ultimate in relaxed elegance with its tree-lined drive, historic buildings and sprawling gardens. The 42-acre farm and its venues were restored from their 1834 foundations with the most discerning guests in mind. Featuring a beautiful exhibition kitchen, chef’s garden, a classic farmhouse, four-season barn and a stunning tent pavilion, guests can enjoy the beauty of the countryside just minutes from downtown Ann Arbor. The full-service venue provides exceptional service as well as a full team including event producers, beverage staff, farmhouse concierge and service staff.
Founded by British chef Kieron Hales, Zingerman’s Cornman Farms is an historic 42-acre working farm, where people come together to learn how to enjoy life simply, with whole ingredients, by the easy efforts of family and community. Offering private event spaces for weddings of all sizes (2 to 300), corporate retreats and cooking classes Cornman Farms becomes a home away from home for all those who visit.
Kieron’s culinary background propelled him through kitchens across Europe, including the widely-known three Michelin star Paul Bocuse in Burgundy, France as well as the three Michelin star Dal Pescatore in Italy. The British-born chef is known for incorporating his European heritage into his seasonal menus while highlighting the produce from the farm’s gardens.
Guests can roam through the chef’s production gardens and admire the seasonal herbs utilized by our best-in-class bartenders who create homemade simple syrups, garnishes and seasonal cocktails to complement your menu selections.
For animal lovers, the head of animal husbandry can arrange a visit from our friendly farm animals.