Canterbury Village
Canterbury Village
3.5
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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TryNewPlacesBeach
Florida240 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
We weren’t really impressed with Canterbury village even for Halloween . The Yates cider mill has good donuts, snacks and customer service. The Wooden Tulip is the most trendy shop with fair prices. The Vendor market was run down with random shops and not fair arcades that was the worst $10 ( cheap amount but a waste) we ever spent for a game room, they had good customer service but it’s just junk… most other shops are 90’s-ish and not impressive. Except for the last one in the far back left of the center, which has a blond lady usually running it with random items. It’s something to do, but not worth the holiday charge they require when there so many free options in the city. The fee isn’t the problem.. the fact that it’s not worth it is. Sorry… really tried to like it here but it’s just something to do and not at all impressive. Most vendors don’t even try and that’s why a place like this will close down one day.
Written October 25, 2022
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EvaLou
Flint, MI110 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
I paid $50 for myself and my two children for the Holiday Stroll. I had a timed entry and I assumed that was because there would be social distancing enforced. There was NONE. There was absolutely no way to social distance as they had tons of people going in at one time. There was no consideration at all that there is a pandemic. My family and I rushed through, our anxiety high as we tried to stay clear of others.

I complained on their Facebook site. I didn’t use foul language nor was I rude. Instead of reaching out to me, they blocked me from their page! I have never had a business do that to me before. When a business cares more about money than the safety of their costumers, I will never patronize them again.
Written December 24, 2020
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Marc V
Troy, MI44 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
The most depressing place on earth. And good luck finding the bathrooms. We came here looking for the 4th Coast cidery. Had a very nice raspberry and chipotle cider. But the fake castle and “village” felt like an abandoned tourist trap.
Written December 17, 2022
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Kathy C
Michigan23 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
The description on the eventbrite page was enticing. "Partake of a scrumptious feast in the castle followed by a concert featuring the latest in Harry Potter themed wizard rock by the awesome group Tonks and the Aurors." The description on the Hogwarts Homecoming website was - "EVENING EVENTS
Two choices are available for the evening. Ticket price is $40 and includes the Feast as well as entertainment. Your meal will consist of 2 main entrees of a chicken dish and beef dish as well as salad, rolls and butter, veggie dish, pasta, potato, and dessert. Coffee, tea, and soft drinks are also included. Alcoholic beverages as well as Butter Beer will be available for purchase." We purchased the tickets enchanted by the promotional pictures of the feast from the movie. We showed up early as they said we could and wandered the castle filled with Harry Potter activities. No one was ready to check us in when we arrived at 6pm, and there was no where to sit. We spent a few minutes walking the castle, the actors dressed as characters were fun, but the rest of the activities were shut down and so were the businesses. "Hogsmeade" was small, so that didn't take long and there were some very nice wands. We bought our daughter a pendant, drank some butter beers ( cream soda and rootbeer over a lot of ice with reddi whip) and waited to be seated. We finally checked in and stood by the doors waiting to be allowed to sit. We received our table number when we checked in. Table number 20. We entered one of the small banquet halls and everything looked nice. Round tables with white table cloths, black napkins, and Harry Potter themed centerpieces, and house flags hanging on the windows. The front had what looked like a bed sheet that had Yes All Witches in duct taped letters for the concert. We weren't concerned about our table number, as we assumed that for $40 per person we would be served by the waitstaff wandering around in Hogwarts sweaters. The chafing dishes came out and the lids were removed and we were preparing to enjoy our "scrumptious feast". Somebody was playing "Celebration" and "Tequila" way too loudly and making balloon hats not the Harry Potter themed music we were expecting at dinner. We watched in subtle horror as the first few tables were allowed to go up and serve themselves from the buffet. Realization hit around 7:30 when the next group came by that we were table 20 and we would be waiting until everyone else was served. Around 8pm my husband found us some coffees since we hadn't eaten yet and noticed that people were waiting in line at the bar to get the sodas that were "included" in the meal. At around 8:20 our table was told that we could finally eat. We had spent the last hour anticipating the $40 per plate fare, and we were very hungry. We made our way to the buffet line and we were constantly being jostled through by waitstaff. We got to the buffet and there we were met with a great shock. The roll basket was nearly empty, a few slightly burnt and hard rolls left in the bottom. The promised salad was a community salad had been destroyed by earlier diners- I managed to dig around for two cherry tomatoes and a few slices of cucumbers in an almost empty bowl of lettuce. I looked at the unmarked dressings in small bowls with ladles and chose what I think was ranch dressing because the Italian dressing had a bunch of food floating in it that had fallen out of the salad bowl. Next were cold and undercooked mixed vegetables, the only full chafing dish on the buffet. Following that were the sides. The mashed potatoes were empty, and I managed to scrape over cooked and cold pasta from the corners of the chafing dish, worrying I wasn't leaving enough for the other diners behind me - so much for feasting. There was a small container of cheese that had been spilled all over, and as I looked down the buffet I noticed that there was food littering the entire table. The "entrees" were last. The roasted chicken was overcooked and dry- some of it looked burnt and the "roast beef" was rolled up sandwich meat covered in salty brown gravy. It was also cold. I asked a server why we were told we could eat when the buffet was empty, cold, and dirty. Spoke to the manager who wanted to know "what my problem was". I told her that my problem was that I paid $120 for a scrumptious four course dinner at 7:30 pm in the great hall at Hogwarts, not a cold, dirty, and empty buffet that I had to serve myself from that would cost me $7 at a buffet restaurant and would be kept warm and clean. She referred me to the event coordinators who said it was the managers fault and my fault for believing their own description. She asked me where I saw online that it was a 4 course meal. "Your meal will consist of 2 main entrees of a chicken dish and beef dish as well as salad, rolls and butter, veggie dish, pasta, potato, and dessert" on their own website. I told them "you showed pictures of the food in the movie, and did not mention that it would be a buffet".
Exhausted, hungry, annoyed and definitely not at all enchanted we left without fresh food and just as the entertainment started. I will never return to the castle for a meal again.
Written March 4, 2018
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suzanne67Ile
Grosse Ile2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Family
Over the years our family would come to the village in November or December for a great Christmas experience. It has been about 3 years since we had been there and we were looking forward to spending the afternoon shopping and seeing all that the village had to offer. To our disappointment the main shop where most of the ornaments and Christmas decor was, is now closed and is being rented out to a Church. Apparently all of the decor is now being sold in all of the other buildings on the premises. I really found that hard to believe. There is definitely not the selection of ornaments there use to be! That original main building was beautiful! Santa was there and all of the moving Christmas characters. None of that was there. Not to mention the place was dead. Hardly anybody was there and it was 2 weeks before Christmas! . Also the place seems to be neglected and in need of repair. Lamp posts need painting, parking lot needs repair. To be honest there is not much there anymore worth seeing. There is a definite sense that they are struggling. We will not be going back.
Written December 10, 2015
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frolicmichigan
Michigan15 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
Canterbury Village has lovely buildings and some nice Christmas gifts; however, so much more could be done with it and nothing has occurred in years with appeal to families and younger couples. The cider mill and hair salon are great, but hope they can keep them as the other venues are not drawing, They should hire an outside firm to market the village for all ages to enjoy. The buildings and grounds are priceless.
Written April 10, 2017
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arches76
Perrysburg, Ohio39 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Friends
My sister and I have been here many times in the past. I was so excited that my husband would see it for the first time. Imagine how I felt when we saw what they did to Always Christmas. I bragged how it rivaled the Christmas store in Frankenmuth. Low and behold, I was fooled. I'll drive the extra 60 miles to Frankenmuth.
Written December 15, 2014
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msinger476
Fenton, MI28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I love coming to Canterbury Village for all the festivals and shops. My daughter and I love bring my grandchildren here, it's very cute place. I love the shops, Everthing Christmas,the clock shop and of course I love eating here. There is always something to do at Canterbury Village.
Written February 19, 2020
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Rick S
Lake Orion, MI48 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
Outside of the C Pub and certain festivals, I don’t get this place. I guess if you want a wedding reception in LO, this would do. The rest of the venue is like some cobbled up tourist trap you would find along I-75 going up north. Out in the middle of nowhere.
Written August 18, 2019
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Mari-Ann H
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
Originally the Scripp's family farm, these little houses that are now shops used to be the homes of the farm workers for the family farm. The Ice Cream shop used to house the fire engine and the school (now St. Mary's) was used for all nearby children. The antique marketplace was the barn where world-class herds of cattle were housed. Now Canterbury has some really interesting shops and fun restaurant and a really awesome carousel. The chapel is a pretty little room and a great place to get married. Of course, Kings Court Castle is the perfect banquet spot! It's a great place to spend a few hours.
Written February 4, 2018
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