Couples seeking an outdoor wedding venue in Michigan are in luck – the state offers a wide choice of very impressive outdoor wedding venues which are all pretty remarkable in their own way. While most outdoor wedding venues combine an outdoor ceremony with some form of indoor reception, there are a few venues which give you the chance to have your entire celebration outdoors – a few of the most popular include Bengal Wildlife, Birchview, Hidden Vineyard and Riverside Receptions. Three outstanding garden venues you can consider include Planterra Conservatory, Taylor Conservatory and Goldner Walsh Garden and Home. If you love the idea of staging your reception in a delightful old barn you can check-out Frutig Farms, Blue Dress Barn and the Vale Royal Barn and Inn, among others.
1.Zingerman’s Cornman Farms, Dexter
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Whether your wedding vision includes an intimate small gathering or a mammoth celebration for up to 300 people, Zingerman’s Cornman Farms offers an ideal setting. At the heart of this venue lies the Zingerman philosophy that nothing beats a great meal, cooked and served with love, to bring people together. To make your day extra special their chef will completely tailor your catering to suit your theme, your memories and your style. The outdoor ceremony areas can be decorated just the way you want it and every detail will be taken care of by the enthusiastic on-site event coordinator so that you can relax and enjoy your big day.
Zingerman’s Cornman Farms, 8540 Island Lake Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, Phone: 734-619-8100
2.Castle in the Country B&B Inn, South Allegan
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If you are looking for something a little different for your wedding or elopement in the Allegan area, Castle in the Country may be just right for you. The inn specializes in destination weddings for elopements, intimate weddings or larger celebrations for up to 150 people. On-site accommodation includes 10 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites and a range of fully inclusive packages are available to choose from. There are beautiful outdoor ceremony areas (with indoor back-up), plenty of lovely outdoor photo backdrops and you and your guests will have the run of the property when you book a weekend wedding celebration.
Castle in the Country B&B Inn, 340 M-40 South Allegan, MI 49010, Phone: 269-673-8054
3.Hawthorne Gardens, Marshall
Hawthorne Gardens is an ideal outdoor wedding venue which can accommodate both your ceremony and reception, regardless of the weather. Ideally, most couples will choose to tie the knot in the scenic garden ceremony area, which offers shaded seating for all your guests. The venue has a number of wedding tents to use for your reception and you have the option of opening up the sides to let the outdoors in. You can arrange to decorate the venue to embody your personal visions and you will have the free services of an events coordinator to ensure everything is picture perfect. Catering is provided by Cedar Crest Banqueting Center who will customize the menus to suit your tastes and theme.
Hawthorne Gardens, 19157 E Michigan Ave, Marshall, MI 49068, Phone: 269-781-3339
4.Waterview Loft at Port Detroit
The sleek and modern Waterview Loft at Port Detroit is the closest you can get to an outdoor wedding space while still enjoying the reassurance that an all-weather venue brings. The loft has expansive floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Detroit River and the Canadian skyline. Ceremonies are set up in the beautiful conservatory which can be dressed up to your heart’s desire and can seat up to 225 guests. After you have exchanged vows you and your guests can move into the Main Loft for a sophisticated strolling dinner or to the Upper Loft for a formal seated dinner. While you enjoy dinner the conservatory will be transformed into an elegant lounge for dancing and mingling.
Waterview Loft at Port Detroit, 130E Atwater Street, Detroit, MI 48226, Phone: 313-307-4925
5.Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn, Berrien Springs
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The epitome of rustic country charm, the Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn in Berrien Springs is located on a historic working farm which boasts acres of meadows, fields, vineyards and forests to form the backdrop to your perfect outdoor wedding. You can choose from a variety of delightful outdoor spaces for your ceremony and your photographer will be spoiled for choice of photographic backdrops. The large covered deck is an ideal option for pre-reception drinks and the beautifully restored old barn offers an irresistibly romantic setting for your reception. All your tables, chairs, podiums and lighting are included in your wedding package and everything else can be sourced through the property’s Wedding Agent.
Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn, 6337 Snyder Rd, Berrien Springs, MI 49103, Phone: 269-408-6082
6.Birchview Outdoor Wedding and Event Center, Linden
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Offering the ideal combination of rustic charm, elegance and versatility, the Birchview Outdoor Wedding and Event Center is located on the Meuller’s Orchard and Cider Mill in Linden. This is a purpose-built event venue which offers everything you need for your dream outdoor venue. At the heart of the center is a lovely pine-wood barn which has a spacious bridal suite on the upper floor and plenty of downstairs room to accommodate your bar, buffet and dancing area. An additional open-sided wedding pavilion is ideal for fair-weather receptions and there is also a charming Ceremony Area with a romantic pergola. The spacious orchards and grounds are a great backdrop for your photos.
Birchview Outdoor Wedding and Event Center, 16300 Linden Rd, Linden, MI 48451, Phone: 810-814-0082
7.Brick Walker Tavern and Rustic Barn, Brooklyn
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The historic Brick Walker Tavern and Barn were originally built in 1853 and were extensively renovated in 2013, to provide the ideal combination of rustic charm and modern conveniences like heating, cooling and closed-circuit video. Here you and your guests can celebrate your wedding in style, exchanging your vows outside in the spacious grounds in front of the rustic barn. There is a covered deck area and a fire pit area, both of which are great for cocktail hour. The lovely old barn is filled with period pieces and will be dressed up with romantic lighting and décor items to suit your reception theme. The Tavern building has twelve suites for guests and the venue offers an inclusive weekend wedding package which includes a Friday rehearsal dinner and an intimate Sunday brunch.
Brick Walker Tavern and Rustic Barn, 11705 US-12, Brooklyn, MI 49230, Phone: 517-358-3201
8.Castle Farms, Charlevoix
Offering a fairy-tale setting to suit the most particular bride and her Prince Charming, Castle Farms is a captivating wedding and event venue located in Charlevoix, Northern Michigan. The venue offers couples the chance to totally customize a choice of indoor/outdoor spaces to perfectly fit their particular style and theme. Imagine intricate stonework, towers and turrets as a backdrop to your outdoor or courtyard ceremony, while elaborate indoor/outdoor ballrooms and terraces set the scene for your elegant reception. There are several outdoor areas for dramatic photography and for your guests to mingle and enjoy cocktails. Venue rental packages include the services of dedicated event coordinators to ensure every detail is perfect.
Castle Farms, 5052 M-66 Charlevoix, MI 49720, Phone: 231-237-0884
9.Michigan Wildlife Conservancy - Bengal Wildlife Center, Bath
The Bengal Wildlife Center in Bath offers nature-loving couples an ideal outdoor wedding venue during the warmer months of the year. The venue encompasses over 250 acres of meadows, trails, ponds and glades, all of which form beautiful backdrops for sensational wedding photos. You can choose from a variety of romantic outdoor settings for your ceremony – either lakeside or in front of one of the two gazebos. The undercover (but open-sided) patio area is ideal for your reception and can be dressed up or down to look rustic or regal. The main deck is a brilliant option for cocktail hour and you and your guests will have the run of the property for the duration of your celebration.
Michigan Wildlife Bengal Wildlife Center, 6380 Drumheller Rd, Bath, MI 48808, Phone: 517-641-7677
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10.Planterra Conservatory, Ann Arbor
Planterra is the leading supplier of plants and green-décor for offices, malls and other public spaces in Michigan. As you can imagine, their glass-enclosed Conservatory offers couples one of the most stunning indoor-but-outdoor wedding venues in the state. The beautiful glass and iron structure houses koi ponds, gabion stone archways and a most dramatic collection of exotic plants to surround your ceremony and reception with the best that nature has to offer. This unique wedding venue offers fully inclusive packages which include the services of an events coordinator, catering, bar, décor and just about everything else your need for your dream wedding.
Planterra Conservatory, 7315 Drake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322, Phone: 248-661-1515
11.Riverside Receptions, Centreville
Riverside Receptions can offer nature-loving couples an idyllic spring, summer or autumn outdoor wedding venue set in 150 private riverside acres. The beautiful grounds of the venue provide the ideal backdrop for your photos and you can choose between two romantic ceremony areas backed by the Prairie River or by a 50-foot waterfall. The elegant under-cover reception patio features stone arches overlooking the lush gardens and the sides can be completely open or closed with clear sides, depending on the whims of Mother Nature. This venue allows couples to choose their own vendors for catering and bar and offers an on-site log cabin for the bridal couple or friends and family.
Riverside Receptions, 22638 Truckenmiller Rd, Centreville, MI 49032, Phone: 269-467-6132
12.Shriners Silver Garden Events Center, Southfield
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Conveniently located in Southfield, Shriners Silver Garden Events Center offers Detroit couples an exceptional indoor/outdoor wedding venue. The extensive grounds of the venue are ideal for photography and outdoor ceremonies and paved garden paths invite your guests to explore during cocktail hour. You and the love of your life can exchange vows against a backdrop of lush gardens and a waterfall (or gazebo), before moving into one of the venue’s two ballrooms for your elegant reception. If you choose the Grande Ballroom for your reception, the floor to ceiling windows will continue the outdoor theme. The venue offers a selection of wedding packages which you can tailor to suit your budget.
Shriners Silver Garden Event Venue, 24350 Southfield Rd, Southfield, MI 48075, Phone: 248-569-2299
13.Stonegate Manor, Benton Harbor
Located close to St. Joseph and Lake Michigan, Stonegate Manor is surrounded by 27 acres of lush grounds which are just perfect for an outdoor wedding celebration. You can choose from two outdoor ceremony areas – say “I do” in the romantic Fairy Garden or out on the lawn in the classic and elegant Pergola. Before the event, you and your attendants can get ready in the Wedding Cottage or the attractive Manor House. While your photographer gains inspiration from the lush gardens, your guests can enjoy lawn games and cocktails on the patio before you all retire to the attractive Riverside Room for a memorable reception.
Stonegate Manor, 2251 Riverside Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022, Phone: 269-930-0617
14.Tina’s Country House and Gardens, Macomb
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The moment you step into the beautiful gardens at Tina’s you will be swept away. This sought-after venue boasts an exquisite Wedding Garden filled with delightful accents including a romantic Italian fountain, a lush covered gazebo and thousands of beautiful flowers. After you have exchanged vows you will find a multitude of beautiful backdrops for unforgettable photographs. Receptions are held in one of two modern banquet rooms, presided over by the well-respected culinary team. There is a choice of standard dinner menus available or you can tailor the catering to suit your tastes and budget. The garden venue is available for weddings in spring, summer and fall.
Tina’s Country House and Gardens, 50828 North Ave, Macomb, MI 48042, Phone: 586-949-2280
15.The Verandah at Whitcomb, St. Joseph
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The beautiful Verandah @ the Whitcomb will satisfy your every desire for an outdoor wedding venue in Michigan. The venue offers not only an elegant outdoor space with classic architecture, but also one of the finest spots to watch a magical Lake Michigan sunset. The wizard team at White Space Events is standing by to transform this blank-canvas space into your dream wedding day vision. The venue offers a choice of two stunning ceremony areas as well as a plethora of marvelous photo backdrops. It goes without saying that you will enjoy the services of a profession event coordinator to take all the worry out of planning your very special day.
The Verandah @ The Whitcomb, 509 Ship St, St. Joseph, MI 49085, Phone: 888-785-6377
16.Wellers Carriage House, Saline
Perfectly combining history and modern conveniences, the historic Wellers Carriage House is a popular venue for indoor/outdoor weddings along the banks of the Saline River. When you book Wellers for your wedding venue you can choose from two outdoor ceremony areas, depending on the number of guests on your list. Both ceremony areas are surrounded by lush manicured gardens ideal for soulful photo backdrops. You can rest assured that there is always a Plan-B in case of inclement weather. Your wedding reception will be held in the historic Carriage House which can be decorated to suit just about any theme. You are welcome to pop by to view the venue any Saturday between 11am and 1pm.
Wellers Carriage House, 555 West Michigan Ave, Saline, MI 48176, Phone: 734-429-2115
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17.Willowbrook Mill, Northport
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If you are looking for a secluded destination-wedding venue, where you and your guests can spend more than just a few hours together, Willowbrook Mill could be the perfect option for you. The venue is surrounded by local lodging, orchards, farms and vineyards and would be ideal for a weekend wedding celebration in the countryside. The romantic outdoor ceremony site overlooks Northport Marina and is located just a short walk from the rustic but elegant reception hall which boasts a lower-level outdoor patio to continue the outdoor theme. The ballroom is a genuine blank canvas awaiting your inspiration to transform it into your dream wedding venue.
Willowbrook Mill, 201 Mill Street, Northport, MI 49670, Phone: 231-534-2142
18.Solitude Links Golf Course and Banquet Center, Kimball
Scenically nestled in the heart of St. Clair County, the Solitude Links Golf Course and Banquet Center is a great option for the outdoor wedding of your dreams. Imagine a backdrop of lakes, waterfalls and acres of rolling green hills to surround you as you exchange your vows under the lakeside gazebo. Cocktail hour can be hosted on the outdoor deck under the stars before you and your guests move into the Harmony Hall, Grand Hall or Tranquility Hall for your elegant reception. All the reception areas have floor to ceiling windows to continue the outdoor theme and you are assured of excellent support from the events team throughout the planning phases.
Solitude Links Golf Course and Banquet Center, 5810 Flinchbaugh Rd, Kimball, MI 48074, Phone: 810-982-3673
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19.Frutig Farms, Ann Arbor
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Frutig Farms are proud to showcase not one but two beautiful outdoor venues for nature loving couples looking for a rustic country-style setting for their wedding. Misty Farm is located just outside Ann Arbor, where couples can tie the knot overlooking beautiful wetlands and fields. A rustic barn ensures plenty of atmosphere for your photos and your reception for up to 130 guests. The Valley is the Frutig’s second farm venue and once again a beautifully restored historic barn lies at the heart of the venue which also offers a delightfully natural setting for your big day celebration in the country.
Frutig Farms, 8040 Scio Church Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, Phone: 734-355-3543
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20.The Reserve, Birmingham
Located on the grounds of the legendary Big Rock Chophouse, the Reserve is the epitome of elegance and sophistication and the ideal place to stage your indoor/outdoor wedding. Although there is no official outdoor ceremony area, the venue does have an open-sided draped wedding tent where you can exchange your vows and where your guests can mingle. The indoor ballroom is a beautiful location for your reception and the cherry on the top is that all the catering is provided by the top-notch Big Rock Chophouse next door. Your big day will be carefully coordinated by the on-site events planner so that you can relax and have fun.
The Reserve, 325 S. Eton Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Phone: 248-647-1290
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21.The Blue Dress Barn, Benton Harbor
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Romantically draped in ivy, the Blue Dress Barn was the first wedding venue of its kind back in 2003. Everyone loved the idea of a barn wedding and many other similar venues were established, but this one is the original and arguably the best. You can choose from two outdoor ceremony venues, either nestled between two vintage silos or in a beautiful prairie setting before a birch-wood pagoda. The extensive grounds and manicured gardens are perfect for your photos and for outdoor cocktails while the interior of the barn is the epitome of rustic elegance and charm. Wedding packages include the use of tables, chairs, dance floor, lights and other essentials.
The Blue Dress Barn, 3893 Territorial Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022, Phone: 269-944-1751
22.The Vale Royal Barn and Inn, Fenton
There are few wedding venues which can compete with a beautifully restored rustic barn when it comes to charm and atmosphere, and the Vale Royal Barn is no exception. Backed by willows and wild flowers, as well as woods and a babbling brook, you will have no problem finding wonderful backdrops for your photos. Romantic ceremony sites include a white picket-fenced courtyard, woodlands, riverside or covered-bridge settings – the choice is yours. While your guests savor cocktails they can enjoy lawn games or relax next to the bonfire. Your barn reception will be totally unforgettable and a shuttle can be arranged to ferry guests to nearby hotels. You are welcome to choose a caterer of your choice.
The Vale Royal Barn and Inn, 11009 Old US-23, Fenton, MI 48430, Phone: 810-519-8269
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23.Crooked River Weddings, Gladwin
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If you fancy tying the knot in a unique ceremony site surrounded by swirling river waters, Crooked River Weddings could be the ideal choice for you. The unforgettable ceremony site is reached by crossing a 60 foot wooden bridge and makes for a most dramatic entrance for the blushing bride and her entourage. As you can imagine, such a setting offers wide scope for very special wedding photos. Your guests will have ample outdoor space to mingle during cocktail hour before everyone moves indoors to your perfectly decorated rustic barn for the reception. Wedding packages include all the basic infrastructure and extras like lights, décor items and much more.
Crooked River Weddings, 2376 S. Grout Rd, Gladwin, MI 48624, Phone: 989-426-3424
24.Taylor Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Taylor
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The amazing glass and iron conservatory at the Taylor Conservatory and Botanical Gardens makes an outstanding backdrop to your dream outdoor wedding ceremony. Surrounded by lush manicured gardens and thousands of flowers, your big day will be utter amazing at this very special venue. The gardens are home to large lawns, woodlands, and forested areas which are ideal for mingling and photos. Most couples host their reception on the outdoor terrace, but the interior of the conservatory is equally lovely and you will hardly know you are indoors. Package prices are reasonable and the remarkable garden setting means that you can save a fortune on floral décor.
Taylor Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 22314 Northline Rd, Taylor, MI 48180, Phone: 734-383-5874
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25.Goldner Walsh Garden and Home, Pontiac
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Imagine celebrating your big day with friends and family in a unique 100-year old green house, surrounded by an astonishing array of floral art. The Goldner Walsh Garden and Home in Pontiac is a marvelous indoor/outdoor wedding venue which will sweep you off your feet. The remarkable gardens offer couples a choice of romantic ceremony sites where you can exchange your vows surrounded by nature at its best. The Celebration Space and the slightly smaller Cedar House look absolutely magical when dressed up for a celebration and the venue will allow you complete free reign when it comes to décor and theme.
Goldner Walsh Garden and Home, 559 Orchard Lake Rd, Pontiac, MI 48341, Phone: 248-332-6430
25 Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Michigan
- Zingerman’s Cornman Farms, Dexter, Photo: Zingerman’s Cornman Farms
- Castle in the Country B&B Inn, South Allegan, Photo: Castle in the Country B&B Inn
- Hawthorne Gardens, Marshall, Photo: shunevich24/stock.adobe.com
- Waterview Loft at Port Detroit, Photo: Yuliia/stock.adobe.com
- Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn, Berrien Springs, Photo: Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn
- Birchview Outdoor Wedding and Event Center, Linden, Photo: Birchview Outdoor Wedding and Event Center
- Brick Walker Tavern and Rustic Barn, Brooklyn, Photo: Brick Walker Tavern and Rustic Barn
- Castle Farms, Charlevoix, Photo: polinabelphoto/stock.adobe.com
- Michigan Wildlife Conservancy - Bengal Wildlife Center, Bath, Photo: davit85/stock.adobe.com
- Planterra Conservatory, Ann Arbor, Photo: olegparylyak/stock.adobe.com
- Riverside Receptions, Centreville, Photo: volff/stock.adobe.com
- Shriners Silver Garden Events Center, Southfield, Photo: Africa Studio/stock.adobe.com
- Stonegate Manor, Benton Harbor, Photo: DmyTo/stock.adobe.com
- Tina’s Country House and Gardens, Macomb, Photo: Tina’s Country House and Gardens
- The Verandah at Whitcomb, St. Joseph, Photo: The Verandah @ Whitcomb
- Wellers Carriage House, Saline, Photo: Mykola/stock.adobe.com
- Willowbrook Mill, Northport, Photo: Willowbrook Mill
- Solitude Links Golf Course and Banquet Center, Kimball, Photo: Serhii/stock.adobe.com
- Frutig Farms, Ann Arbor, Photo: Frutig Farms
- The Reserve, Birmingham, Photo: rostov777/stock.adobe.com
- The Blue Dress Barn, Benton Harbor, Photo: The Blue Dress Barn
- The Vale Royal Barn and Inn, Fenton, Photo: tonefotografia/stock.adobe.com
- Crooked River Weddings, Gladwin, Photo: Crooked River Weddings
- Taylor Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Taylor, Photo: Taylor Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
- Goldner Walsh Garden and Home, Pontiac, Photo: Goldner Walsh Garden and Home
- Cover Photo: triocean/stock.adobe.com