Historic Possum Poke

Nestled within the beautiful pines, this property reflects all the natural beauty and tranquility that nature has to offer.  This property was discovered in the late 1800's by Governor Chase Osborn (MI) and was designated his winter home and hunting retreat in the early 1900's.  It later became home to him and his life partner, Stellanova Brunt. 


On this historic property, many books were written and history was made.  We are excited to offer this property in our historic venue collection so that you too can experience its beauty, admire its history, and create your own memories.



Historic Possum Poke consist of 22 acres of pine trees and oak trees and is home to 5 structures.

It is available for private events, weddings and corporate retreats.

The property has been divided into two sections:


Possum Poke

Possum Poke consists of the Red Barn, a green space, and two wedding ceremony sites.  The first ceremony site option is within the pines and the second option is located on or next to the green space. 

Receptions can be hosted in the red barn or on the green space. (also, the perfect location for a tent)


StellaNova consists of the lane on which the two home structures are located and the barn.  They are known as Big Poke and Little Poke and the barn is located in between the homes.  Various ceremony sites will be available along with accommodations.

This site is currently undergoing renovations and is NOT currently available. 

Our wedding day was perfect as we celebrated with family and friends.  StellaNova Events handled the setup, coordination, and break down of the event.  They made it the perfect day!


Event Investment

Private Events

Perfect for birthday parties, showers, rehearsal dinners, and family gatherings; the Red Barn consists of a large rustic room with exposed wood beams, two wood walls, two tin walls, and two old slide doors.

- Handicap Accessible

- 4 Bathroom Stalls

- Kitchen


Events are $375 with all-day access.



Ceremonies, Receptions, and Rehearsal Dinners can be hosted on the property.  We offer two options for ceremony sites and reception sites. 


Wedding Packages can include tables, chairs, setup/breakdown and event manager.  


Contact us to discuss your event and pricing. 


Corporate Retreats

Coming Soon!

In the near future the property will be available to host corporate and executive retreats.  Stay tuned for more information.