From the venue to the dinner, the music to decorations, there’s a lot of work that goes into planning the big day. Whether you want an elegant event or a rustic setting, you will find everything you need, and some helpful wedding planners, to make your wedding the day of your dreams.
Stunning South West Michigan Weddings
Near Indiana Border
Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant in Buchanan is known for its award-winning wines and exquisite, one-of-a-kind Estate Tent nestled among the vineyards. It’s the perfect wedding venue for couples who share our passion for experiencing great wine and food in one of the most unique backdrops in Southwest Michigan. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the winery from their event rooms that comfortably accommodate up to 250 guests. They’re also available to host your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, and even your post-wedding-day brunch!
Marina Grand Resort in New Buffalo offers stylish event venues for gatherings of up to 120 people, including a rooftop deck perfect for small wedding ceremonies.
St. Joseph-Benton Harbor
Your “happily ever after” begins at The Boulevard Inn & Bistro in St. Joseph. Host your ceremony and reception in their intimate event spaces, and accommodate your guests in their spacious suites.
Southwest Michigan, with its pristine beaches and gorgeous Lake Michigan views, is a destination wedding location unmatched by any other. Begin the first day of the rest of your lives in this setting at The Inn at Harbor Shores in St. Joseph.
Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph is proud to partner with 1928 Planning Co. to host intimate events on the beautiful outdoor campus Oval Lawn, surrounded by dynamic sculptures and Lake Michigan’s shoreline.Guests will experience artwork in galleries and notable public sculptures while they await your ceremony, or during cocktail hour while you take one-of-a-kind photos on site. Plus, proceeds from all rental events support KAC’s mission within the community. The Oval Lawn is available just two times each month – so claim your date early!
Ever dreamed of having a small wedding overlooking a beautiful organic farm? What about at a craft brewery? Now you can have both! River Saint Joe is an organic craft brewery located on the organic farm that grows the hops for the beer, and the veggies for the food. To top it all off, their venue features a gorgeous view to enjoy on your special day.
South Haven has many beautiful wedding venues to choose from. From large-scale indoor and outdoor venues to scenic public beaches, to small and intimate settings, we have what you’re dreaming of! Some amazing South Haven venues include Lake Bluff Inn and Sun N Sand Resort.
Whether it’s the rehearsal dinner, wedding party luncheon, or the Big Day itself, let Star of Saugatuck Boat Cruises provide you with an amazing backdrop and some much needed relaxation. Onboard you’ll find two bars, catering options, and even someone who can perform your wedding right on the Star.
Also in Saugatuck is the Ravines Golf Club, whose experienced team will work to make sure your day is everything you imagined and more. In helping to guide you in selecting local vendors, coordinating your rehearsal, ceremony, and reception, their goal is to create a wedding that could only be yours. Visit their space, view their portfolio, and begin planning your special day!
The beautifully restored Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater is the perfect setting for your big day. Step into the spotlight and take your vows on stage while friends and loved ones fill the plush seats in the audience. Rental also includes the use of the lower level art gallery, which can accommodate small receptions. Tibbits will put you center stage for your wedding! Visit Tibbits online or contact Stephanie at sburdick@Tibbits.org for more information.
With 24/7 gaming action, a luxurious Four-Diamond hotel, award-winning cuisine, flexible event space for any size celebration and deliciously designed custom cakes baked on site, FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek is your best bet for high-energy wedding fun. Their team of experienced experts take care of all the details, so you and all your guests experience the day—and night—of your dreams.
The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is known for its iconic building, surrounded by the beautiful sculpture garden and treasured Chihuly shining brightly in the foyer. Located in a vibrant neighborhood in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo, and highlighting an unparalleled art collection, the KIA features unique and beautiful event spaces.
The Wedding Studio at Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites in downtown Kalamazoo will help handle everything for your day. Throughout the entire process, their experienced professionals are right by your side, helping you plan, review, select, organize, and coordinate, right down to the very last detail. The hotel features three unique venues, accommodating anywhere from 10-500 guests.
Say “I do” against a stunning backdrop at the historic estate of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg. Hold your outdoor ceremony and reception on the grounds of the stately Kellogg Manor House, at the serene Lakeside Pagoda Garden, which overlooks beautiful Gull Lake in Hickory Corners. Ceremony packages can accommodate up to 50 people, including vendors, and include a three-hour rental and a complimentary rehearsal. On-site lodging also is available in a variety of locations, including a pair of historic cottages.
Other South West Michigan Wedding Vendors:
- Bay Pointe Woods, Shelbyville
- Historic Charlton Park, Hastings
- Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, Hastings
- The Grill House Restaurant & The Silo Banquets and Catering, Allegan
Celebrate Central West Michigan Weddings
The ability to customize every detail, from the perfectly detailed ballroom to the sauces and dressings at dinner, is what sets an Amway Grand Plaza Grand Rapids wedding apart from any other wedding. Everything is done with the one-on-one assistance of their wedding specialists to make sure every detail is perfect so you can enjoy your day, your way, from “dearly beloved” to “bon voyage.”
Situated on the Grand River, just minutes North of Downtown Grand Rapids, the Grand River Hotel offers an array of amenities and services to enhance your special wedding day.
Planning a ceremony in downtown Grand Rapids? Book a block of rooms at Hyatt Place Grand Rapids / Downtown to have the wedding party close by.
The Redwater Collection offers amazing venues for wedding receptions, rehearsals, and ceremonies. With properties throughout West Michigan, there are so many great locations to explore for your wedding celebrations.
Speaker On A Stick rental systems are designed for those who prefer do-it-yourself instant audio. All of the speaker systems are simple and fun to operate and yield great sound. No previous audio experience is required. Speaker On A Stick is a lower cost alternative to a wedding reception DJ. Easy to use with great sound quality, these sound systems are perfect for every size wedding. Speaker On A Stick is owned and operated by On Stage Services, a 20-year-old Grand Rapids-based premier full-service backline rental and production company.
Situated directly in the center of all that Downtown Grand Rapids has to offer, the Courtyard by Marriott is the perfect location for your day! You will be at ease when you host your wedding with them, with amenities like on-site catering, your own sales coordinator, valet parking, and a free wedding cake.
Your wedding is a day for making promises, and the JW Marriott promises to make your wedding day the magical occasion you’ve always dreamed of. Their on-site event planners will provide the ultimate in luxury and service to make sure your happily-ever-after begins right here. The JW provides the perfect setting for the latest chapter of your love story. Celebrate in the stylish International Ballroom, or choose one of their other rooms for intimate parties or rehearsal dinners.
Holland – Hudsonville
Known for its pristine sandy beaches, award-winning downtown and distinct Dutch attractions, Holland offers a beautiful backdrop for weddings large and small. The Holland Convention & Visitors Bureau would love to assist you with site selection, visitor guides, lodging recommendations, maps, and attraction information. View their Wedding Planning guide here.
Have your wedding at a historic site that offers a unique and beautiful setting, specifically suited to celebrate your wedding day. Windmill Island Gardens in Holland offers romantic gardens and an elegant pavilion. Whether you want to provide a feeling of days past or celebrate your marriage in a truly enchanting garden, their staff is prepared to meet your every need and attend to every detail, helping you create memories for a lifetime.
Grand Haven – Spring Lake – Muskegon
Surprise and delight guests on your big day with our stylishly redesigned Delta Hotels by Marriott in Downtown Muskegon. Your special occasion becomes a premiere event in their Ballroom, accommodating up to 1300 guests. Select from an all-inclusive package or an a la carte menu by their award-winning chefs. Plus, the hotel is located conveniently near many local restaurants and entertainment.
You and your guests can enjoy one of the only lake-front wedding venues in West Michigan, Shoreline Inn in Muskegon. Their ballroom and two outdoor ceremony sites provide exquisite waterfront views and their exceptional service is designed to cater to your every need.
Nestled atop sand dunes overlooking Muskegon Lake, Muskegon Country Club offers both members and the public a place to gather for any occasion, with space for up to 175 people. Your guests will enjoy the beautiful lake sunset views, and every uniquely planned event promises lasting memories and the absolute best in culinary offerings.
Mecosta County – Mt. Pleasant
From golf resorts to historical landmarks, and large ballrooms to park settings, there are a variety of locations in Mecosta County that would be beautiful spots for hosting a dream wedding.
If you are considering a wedding reception at a site that provides a beautiful natural setting with scenic views, and excellent photo opportunities, consider Pohlcat Golf Course in Mt. Pleasant for your special day.
New Era – Ludington
Planning a wedding in any season can be a breeze with Ludington’s Wedding Planning Guide, complete with ceremony and reception venues, accommodations, caterers, florists, and more. Suiting a variety of styles and budgets, the Ludington area is a great place to host your special event.
Whether your dream is an intimate moment for just the two of you, a celebration with all of your family and friends or something in between, the Double JJ Resort in New Era is a perfect choice. With over 20 ceremony sites to choose from, 2,000 private acres, lakes, meadows, woods, gardens, golf courses, rustic barns, horses, exquisite culinary and service staff, dedicated wedding planners, customized details, luxury lodging, cabins, suites, log homes – and breathtaking scenery all four seasons of the year – there is more than one reason the Double JJ Resort is a top destination wedding location.
North West Michigan Weddings
The Days Inn of Manistee has rooms that can be adjoining, perfect for additional space while getting ready for your special day. They also have spacious deluxe rooms, great for relaxing by the fireplace and cuddling up on a couch for a relaxing evening after your long day with friends and family.
The S.S. City of Milwaukee is the last of six sister ships designed in the 1920s and built by the Manitowac Shipbuilding company out of Wisconsin. This is a beautiful historic site that can be rented out for unique wedding celebrations.
Manistee National Golf & Resort is the perfect outdoor setting for your upcoming wedding reception or ceremony. Their banquet facility has a delightful dining room and outdoor patio overlooking the 9th green of The Retreat, complete with a fireplace, and full service bar that can easily accommodate parties of up to 225 people. From the initial stages of planning your event, through the entire event, your satisfaction is the priority of the entire resort staff.
Thompsonville – Bear Lake
Bear Lake Lodge welcomes you and your wedding party to come celebrate your big day in Bear Lake. How much fun it would be to have all your friends and family staying at the same resort? If you book 5 or more rooms, (2 night minimum), you and your beloved stay for free for three nights. Their staff will go out of their way to show you and your guests a great time and can assist you in hiring music and catering.
With the breathtaking beauty of northern Michigan as the backdrop to your big day, your wedding will be sure to amaze both you and your guests. Whether you’re hosting an extravagant affair for 300 or an intimate celebration with your closest friends and family, trust the dedicated staff at Crystal Mountain to help make your wedding dreams a reality. For more information about hosting your wedding at Crystal Mountain, fill out their Wedding Request Form.
All wedding events at Portage Point Resort in Onekama are custom tailored to your needs, including the newly renovated bar and elegant ballroom, lodging, and utilization of the beautiful Portage Point Resort grounds and amenities.
The Barn at Iron Fish Distillery in Thompsonville is nestled on a 119 acre working farm where they grow the grain to create their premium artisan spirits. The beautifully restored barn sits adjacent to the state of the art distillery and tasting room. With a backdrop of a gorgeous 45 acre maple forest, all of these amenities come together to create a breathtaking rural environment, a one of a kind place to celebrate life’s most important moments.
Little Traverse Bay Area
Something borrowed, something blue, have you found the perfect wedding venue? If you or someone you know has recently become engaged, it can be stressful trying to find the ideal wedding destination and venue. Find the perfect destination for your wedding in Charlevoix.
From classic and elegant garden rooms to dramatic and rich stone rooms, each wedding celebration option at Castle Farms in Charlevoix offers you the flexibility of customizing your ceremony and reception location to fit your wedding vision.
Choose from five unique waterfront venues for your wedding day on Walloon Lake. At Hotel Walloon our couples receive the highest level of service with a personalized planning experience. Our couples are able to customize your event from design and catering, to music and bar offerings. Tables, chairs, linen, and more are included in your rental. Inquire now for 2022 and 2023 reservations.
Host your intimate celebration on Walloon Lake at Walloon Lake Inn. An historic and elegant venue perfect for couples seeking a unique wedding experience. Treat your guests to creative cuisines and sommelier selected wine pairings. Tables, chairs, linen, and more are included in your rental. Inquire now for 2022 and 2023 dates.
Village Suites Bay Harbor is a beautiful wedding destination nestled along Little Traverse Bay near Petoskey with a variety of venues, endless lake views, and the Village at Bay Harbor offering boutique shops, casual dining, and specialty services. From the privacy of a ceremony on Sunset Beach along Lake Michigan, to the feeling of being “on top of the water” at Observation Lookout, your ceremony will truly be something spectacular.
Looking for more wedding venues in the Little Traverse Bay area? Check out The Terrace Inn & 1911 Restaurant in Petoskey, Great Lakes Center for the Arts in Bay Harbor, and Mammoth Distilling in Bay Harbor.
Traverse City Area
Experience an up-north destination wedding sure to create memories and exceed every expectation at Shanty Creek Resort. Located on nearly 5,500 acres, just 31 miles northeast of Traverse City, Shanty Creek boasts four distinct villages and award-winning dining, perfect for any wedding theme. Whether it’s a small, intimate gathering or a grand celebration, let us transform our space to fit your vision. We’ll take care of all the bells and whistles while you enjoy the outdoor recreation at Shanty Creek Resort.
Love, much like a fine wine, only gets better with time. What better way to celebrate love than with some Northern Hospitality and a view to match? Chateau Chantal in Traverse City serves as an outstanding and memorable location for your special day. Contact the event team at Chateau Chantal for a customizable wedding package any day of the week.
Many guests have pivoted their wedding plans and have chosen to have a Petite Wedding at the Inn at Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay. With small numbers, the affair can still be exquisite with an exceptional dinner to follow. Rent the entire inn and have all the privacy you need, and your close family and friends all under one roof.
Imagine an intimate ceremony overlooking a vineyard, a one-of-a-kind elopement on the shores of Lake Michigan, or a rustic gathering at a historic farm. Find all of this and more in Traverse City, where dozens of unique venues, plenty of lodging options, and a stunning backdrop turn your wedding dreams into reality.
Timber Ridge RV & Recreation Resort in Traverse City has a banquet facility available for wedding ceremonies and receptions. With their indoor banquet facility and outdoor tents, they can help create an atmosphere you’ll love, whether it’s casual or an elegant affair. Plus, their onsite cabins and campsites means that your guests can stay right on the property.
Begin your Happily Ever After with Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry to the most romantic destination where lasting memories are made! They will take care of all your transportation needs for your wedding celebration on Mackinac Island. By choosing Shepler’s as your official ferry provider, you and your guests will receive added perks, including discounted roundtrip fares.
Mackinac State Historic Parks offers 10 historic wedding venues on Mackinac Island and in Mackinaw City. From the gazebo used in the movie Somewhere in Time, to Ste. Anne de Michilimackinac church at Colonial Michilimackinac, to the restored early 19th-century Historic Mission Church on Mackinac Island, your choices are broad and unique. Walk down the “aisle” at the historic lighthouse or say “I do” while standing on the iconic cannon platform at Fort Mackinac. Find more to help plan your special day in the online Mackinac Wedding Guide.
Host your perfect wedding at The Harbour View Inn, one of the most charming, romantic, and tranquil wedding venues on Mackinac Island. The gazebo provides a semi-private scene for ceremonies followed up by a reception in their dining room and patio. The close proximity to downtown allows guests to enjoy the best of Mackinac Island during their stay, and for wedding couples to take plenty of photos around the island.
For decades, historic Mission Point Resort has been the backdrop for hundreds of memorable destination weddings on Mackinac Island. Their wedding team stands ready to assist you in every way possible, including coordinating catering and location needs and connecting you with the area’s best photographers, florists, and other wedding resources.
Drummond Island Resort offers several indoor and outdoor picturesque ceremony locations and numerous reception venues for weddings up to 250 people.
With onsite event coordination and an outstanding staff committed to making your wedding day memorable and fun, the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge in Copper Harbor takes the stress out of planning for the first day of the rest of your lives.
Other Northern Michigan Vendors
With elegant, flexible indoor/outdoor spaces, superb catering, and a wealth of on-site amenities and activities, Evergreen Resort in Cadillac offers everything you need for a memorable event, whether you dream of a cozy winter gathering or a joyful summer celebration.
If you’re looking for an up-north wedding experience, consider hosting your destination wedding at Treetops Resort in Gaylord. The Treetops events team will help you to choose from their on-site ceremony and reception venues, and create a theme that fits your taste and personality. Find more information about wedding packages and options in the Treetops online wedding guide.
The Indian River Golf Club has a beautiful facility that can accommodate up to 160 guests, and their delicious menus and helpful staff are sure to please.
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