Article is sponsored by Silver Harbor Brewing Co. in St. Joseph
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
Union + Social Event Venue features an extraordinary setting with 24-foot wood barrel ceilings, outdoor cocktail options, and seating capacity for 275 people. Check out this stunning venue with a stunning location, right in downtown St. Joseph.
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.
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.
Discover how Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant in Buchanan celebrates the tastes and flavors of Southwest Michigan, from their vineyards to their private table. Known for award-winning wines and expansive vineyards, their Estate Tent or indoor private event spaces are the perfect setting for couples who share their passion for experiencing great wine and food in one of the most unique backdrops of Michigan.
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.
Also, explore 12 Corners Vineyards and Vineyard 2121, both in Benton Harbor!
Also in Saugatuck is the Ravines Golf Club, who’s 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.
Have your first dance under a galaxy of stars! Dazzle your guests as they emerge from the Kalamazoo’s Air Zoo cloud tunnel into a magnificent exhibit hall overflowing with personality, history, and amazing things to experience. No matter the weather outside, the Air Zoo’s indoor facilities will provide you and your guests with a truly unique and incredible wedding landscape that will be talked about for years to come.
The simple beauty of Pierce Cedar Creek Institute in Hastings is the ideal place for intimate, casual or formal, indoor or outdoor events—weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners. Learn more about their venues here.
Get married or welcome your wedding party to St. Joseph at Krasl Art Center! Let KAC and 1928 Planning Co. host your intimate event on the beautiful outdoor campus Oval Lawn, surrounded by dynamic sculptures and Lake Michigan’s shoreline. Have dinner in the lobby and enjoy cocktails while you watch the sun set behind Richard Hunt’s ‘Rising Crossing Tides.’
Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council has created a wedding guide full of great information for your Southwest Michigan wedding! Click here to see the guide. to find what they need and where in SW Michigan.
The lighthouse, bluffs, and beaches of South Haven have served as background in countless engagement and wedding photos. With venues, lodging, and caterers to fit any size wedding, South Haven is the perfect place to pop the question and plan an unforgettable wedding.
Bay Pointe Inn in Shelbyville offers many unique spaces for your unique wedding day. With stunning lakefront views, enhanced culinary experiences, and on-site lodging, Bay Pointe will make your special day seamless and unforgettable for your wedding party and guests.
Harbor Country’s central location and proximity to major metro markets makes it a popular destination for weddings, family reunions and corporate retreats. The shores of Lake Michigan and the surrounding countryside beckon brides and road warriors to unique venues that can accommodate groups large and small.
Saugatuck/Douglas offers many romantic and unique settings to make your special day everything you dreamed it could be. For a truly unique ceremony, the Star of Saugatuck paddlewheel boat is a fantastic floating venue that can even provide someone to officiate your wedding. And for the more modern or arts-oriented couple, the Saugatuck Center for the Arts makes a one-of-a-kind, bold venue for your nuptials. A striking outdoor pavilion and rain garden will have you and your guests surrounded by flourishing plants and beautiful sculptures, while multiple indoor spaces range from dramatic to more laid-back. For more information on wedding venues and the best places to elope in the area, please visit their website.
Other South West Michigan Wedding Vendors:
- Bay Pointe Woods, Shelbyville
- Historic Charlton Park, 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.”
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.
Your wedding day approaches and RedWater Collection takes that personally! From setting your venue to the midnight snack menu and everything in-between, RedWater Events is here to take care of every detail so you can enjoy every moment on your special day. Their stunning venues are sprinkled throughout West Michigan and sport some of the best views in the area. In the greater Grand Rapids area we have Thornapple Pointe Golf Club, Thousand Oaks Golf Club. If you’re looking for something on the lakeshore, Boatwerks Waterfront and Macatawa Golf Club in Holland, Ravines Golf Club in Saugatuck are sure to impress your guests.
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 in Grand Rapids 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.
Check out other venues in Grand Rapids like DeVos Place, and St. Cecilia Music Center.
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.
Some other great wedding vendors in the Holland area include Coppercraft Distillery, Post Family Farm in Hudsonville, and the Holland Civic Center Place.
A beach wedding may be something you’ve dreamed of for years. Many couples select the Grand Haven area for their wedding because it offers so many outdoor options with a picturesque lake backdrop.
Surprise and delight guests on your big day with the 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.
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.
Looking for the perfect venue for your big day? Mt. Pleasant is centrally located and the perfect location. Whether interested in a beautiful hotel location or a rustic barn, they’ve got it!
Choose Pure Ludington for your wedding destination in any season. Planning can be a breeze with their 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.
North West Michigan Weddings
There are so many spectacular venues and vendors to accommodate your special day in the Petoskey Area. Want to say ‘I Do’ with a view of Lake Michigan? Petoskey has several options and resources for you!
The S.S. City of Milwaukee in Manistee 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.
Bear Lake Lodge welcomes you and your wedding party to come celebrate your big day in Bear Lake. How much fun would it 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 Crystal Mountain 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 in Thompsonville to help make your wedding dreams a reality.
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.
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. With options such as magnificent sandy beaches, beautiful churches, a majestic castle, historic barns, sprawling hilltops, yacht clubs, and country clubs there are endless opportunities for you to find the perfect place for your wedding.
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.
Nestled on the East Shores of Walloon Lake, the Hotel Walloon is an iconic setting for elegant weddings along Northern Michigan’s crystal-clear waters. Choose from an array of sophisticated and flexible venues with unique history and stunning outdoor spaces. Learn more about 2023 & 2024 availability here.
Set against the backdrop of Walloon Lake’s glistening waters, this historical venue, recently renovated in 2016, is coupled with enchanting chandeliers and a touch of vintage elegance. Learn more about hosting your full service wedding day at Walloon Lake Inn.
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 and the Great Lakes Center for the Arts in Bay Harbor.
Experience the true up-north destination wedding sure to create memories and exceed every expectation at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire. 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 them transform their space to fit your vision. They’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.
Drummond Island Resort offers several indoor and outdoor picturesque ceremony locations and numerous reception venues for weddings of up to 250 people.
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.
Upper Peninsula Weddings
As one of Marquette’s most beloved natural attractions, Presque Isle Park welcomes residents and visitors to experience the serene settings and refined landscape that it is known for. The 323-acre forest is filled with coves and ancient rock outcroppings,creating a breathtaking backdrop for an outdoor wedding. Also Barrel + Beam for couples seeking a noteworthy rustic wedding, features cozy spaces and great drinks. The beautiful oak barrels line the walls of the venue – adding a simple charm to the space. Learn more about their venues here.
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.
With a variety of outdoor and indoor venues, magnificent views, and an experience unlike anywhere else, a wedding on Mackinac Island is a sure choice for couples far and wide. Named the #1 Island in the Continental US by Travel + Leisure Magazine, Mackinac Island is home to a team of wedding professionals that ensure hassle-free logistics and memories for a lifetime (think horse-drawn carriage through historic downtown Mackinac.) One aspect that sets Mackinac Island apart is that weddings can be any day of the week, any time of the day, making it a natural vacation for your loved ones and guests. Find everything you need to know about weddings on Mackinac Island by visiting the comprehensive Mackinac Wedding Guide.
For over 130 years, The Grand Hotel has been America’s Summer Place on Mackinac Island in Northern Michigan for exceptional and memorable wedding destinations for many couples. As a historic hotel, they pride themselves on the details and making sure your wedding is something you will never forget. They would be honored to be part of your special day.
With its charming character, intimate ambiance, and picturesque beauty, Mackinac Island is one of the most romantic destinations for weddings. As you depart the mainland on Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry Company’s hydro-jet® boat, you journey back in time to one of Michigan’s premier wedding destinations. Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry Company offers complementary passage and valet parking service for the wedding couple. For a truly unique experience, brides and grooms love having their wedding ceremony, reception, and rehearsal dinner while cruising the beautiful Straits of Mackinac aboard a classic ferry boat with their friends and family.
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.
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