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The W.K. Kellogg Biological Station located on beautiful Gull Lake offers a unique setting for your wedding. A reception held at the W.K. Kellogg Manor House offers indoor and outdoor seating options for up to 100 guests. A reception held on our lawn area is under a white canopy providing seating for 100-275 guests.

The W.K. Kellogg Manor House


The use of this stunning estate includes the majestic living room, dining room, small and large sun porches, terrace and reflection pool garden.

Reception package pricing is based on menu selection and per person fee of $15.00, plus 20% service fee and 6% sales tax.

Your wedding reception held at the Manor House includes:

  • Tables elegantly adorned in your choice of white or ivory linens, along with your choice of linen napkin colors. Linens for your cake table, head table and gift tables are also included. A variety of additional linen colors can be rented for an extra charge.
  • Round tables to seat two, four or eight guests are provided along with Chiavari chairs.
  • Beautiful Manor House China, flatware, stemware and a variety of elegant Manor House service wares.
  • Complimentary use of our glass centerpiece or you may bring your own.
  • Cake cutting service.
  • Our experienced chef and catering staff provide a variety of delightful menu selections or they will assist you in creating a menu especially suited to you and your guests. A gratis taste testing is provided to help with your selections.
  • Professional banquet attendants dressed in black and white formal.
  • Tiled dance floor area.
  • CD player available for use if no other musicians will be present.
  • AV equipment available for video presentation.


Lawn receptions**

The lakeside lawn area is perfect for receptions with 100 guests or more or for those couples who prefer an outdoor venue. The lakeside lawn reception comes set up with white canopy tent, tables, white padded chairs, bar area and 18x18 foot wood dance floor.

  • For 100-125 guests: 40x60
  • For 125-199 guests: 40x80
  • For 200-275 guests: 40x100


The Kellogg Manor House works with several approved caterers. We are no longer offering our catering services for grounds weddings. Please inquire with one of the following caterers for their current pricing.

 Brann’s ~ 269-321-8852

Catering by GMC~ 269-808-2900

Just Good Foods ~ 269-383-1033

Maggies ~ 269-226-9913

Millennium Catering ~ 269-375-1193

Radisson Catering ~ 269-343-3333


W K Kellogg Biological Station does not hold an alcohol license. However, permission to serve beer, champagne, and wine is granted when the customer provides proof of liability insurance. Because of the nature of the Kellogg Manor House, we would prefer to work with a limited number of caterers who we feel confident will treat the house with respect and care. If you would like to offer beer, wine, and/or champagne as part of your event, copies of the liability insurance must be provided at least 4 weeks before the event.  We ask that red wine be served only with a sit down meal. Alcoholic beverages must served by a bartender and stay within designated areas.

** Please see rates page for more information.

Additional reception offerings available at Spruce Lodge.