Michigan has the largest freshwater coastline of anywhere on the planet.
It’s easy to see why couples would choose the Great Lakes State for their local or destination wedding. From picturesque Porcupine Mountains to the beautiful islands and miles of shoreline to gorgeous Isle Royale National Park, Michigan provides every breathtaking backdrop couples could imagine or want for their big day.
1. Planterra Conservatory
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This botanical garden is enclosed by glass and first opened its doors in 2010. Located about 20 minutes northwest of downtown Detroit, the Planterra Conservatory offers future newlyweds a unique wedding venue for their big day. The glass structure was crafted to resemble Parisian arcades influenced by Baron Haussmann and was imported from Izegem, Belgium. The property features beautiful, curved European trusses, a dramatic gabion archway made of stone, koi ponds, and a vibrant collection of exotic botanicals. Couples will experience an unforgettable wedding day setting here. Planterra is full-service wedding destination providing floral arrangements, decor, valet, rentals, and food and beverage. More romantic getaways in Michigan
7315 Drake Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48332, Phone: 248-661-1515
2. Zingerman’s Cornman Farms
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Couples will love the pastoral charm of Zingerman’s Cornman Farms. Located on 42 acres in Dexter, Michigan, it offers couples a picturesque setting for their big day. The effortless elegance experienced by guests visiting this property will be unavoidable with its wildflower fields, springtime birdsong, blue summer skies, and crisp, refreshing autumn air. This full-service venue provides amenities including ceremony rehearsal, the Classic and Premium rental packages, ceremony setup, valet service, event producer, fire pits, and farm games. Whether a couple’s wedding calls for intimacy or grandeur, they can relax knowing Cornman Farms’ dedicated staff will execute it flawlessly.
8540 Island Lake Road, Dexter, MI 48130, Phone: 734-619-8100
3. Castle Farms
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This premier wedding venue was built in 1918 and is located in the northern part of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Its dramatic towers and historic walls made of fieldstone are a dream come true for photographers, offering incredible backdrops under any weather conditions. Just one of eight incredible options for couples to choose from, the Knights Castle & Courtyard features a beautiful cathedral ceiling with a grand chandelier centerpiece, a dancefloor with draped tulle and lights overhead, a long bridal walk, a stone arch, and seasonal flowers. Castle Farms will provide future newlyweds with exceptionally trained and very attentive staff, who provide unparalleled service.
5052 M 66 North, Charlevoix, MI 49720, Phone: 231-237-0884
4. BlueBridge Events Centre
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Couples looking to tie the knot will find this beautiful 10-acre property in Traverse, Michigan, to be a good choice. It’s located along the shoreline of Lake Michigan on the Lower Peninsula. BlueBridge is set amongst a thick canopy of stunning yellow birch, hemlock, basswood, and maple trees and features perfectly landscaped gardens, several fire pits, walking paths, and sparkling ponds with bridges and fountains. This venue has three amazing locations to choose from, namely the Bridge Centre, the Blue Centre, and the Woodside Tent, which can accommodate anywhere from 60 to 300 guests; the catering will be flawlessly executed by Grandview Catering.
1950 Ellis Lake Road, Grawn, MI 49637, Phone: 231-668-6950
5. Ciccone Vineyard & Winery
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Ciccone Vineyard & Winery is the perfect northern Michigan wedding venue. Nestled on the highest part of Hilltop Road, this property overlooks Grand Traverse Bay and offers breathtaking panoramic views of the vineyards and bay. There’s a beautiful rustic barn on the property that can be utilized for a ceremony or reception. Weather permitting, couples can utilize both interior and exterior spaces. Couples can exchange vows under a 150-year-old towering maple tree on the perfectly manicured property with sweeping views, then they can dance the night away under the warm twinkling lights in the barn for an unforgettable wedding day.
10343 Hilltop Road, Suttons Bay, MI 49682, Phone: 231-271-5553
6. Crooked River Weddings
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Crooked River Weddings gives couples looking for their “just right” wedding venue several options on the property for their ceremony location. There’s a picture-perfect spot on the hill overlooking the Tobacco River or the 100-year-old rustic barn. Their most popular location is across a covered 60-foot-long bridge that leads to a grassy area flanked on both sides by the river. Receptions can be held in the 120-foot-long barn featuring high ceilings, exposed wood trusses, and an 80-foot deck that overlooks 200 acres of tranquil meadows and farmland. This is the perfect venue for a casual, country, or rustic-themed wedding.
2376 South Grout Road, Gladwin, MI 48624, Phone: 989-426-3424
7. English Inn
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English Inn is an elegant and stately 10,000-square-foot Tudor revival home constructed in 1927 and finished in early 1928, the property is situated comfortably on 15 acres of land located in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. This beautiful and sprawling property features a swimming pool, fishpond, gazebo, artesian well, numerous natural trails, an original pergola, and lovely gardens. Couples will experience the wedding of their dreams in the Grand Ballroom with its exquisite crystal chandeliers, stunning vaulted ceilings, and Palladian windows that overlook the winding Grand River. English Inn’s experienced and dedicated staff will assist couples every step of the way.
677 South Michigan Road, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827, Phone: 517-663-2500
8. Fox Hill Event Center
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Located high on a hill with expansive westward views overlooking Cadillac, Fox Hill Event Center is the ideal wedding venue for couples hosting elegant or traditional outdoor weddings. The property features lush landscaping that is perfectly manicured and creates a serene and aesthetically pleasing ambiance. Fox Hill also has a beautiful pergola and a small waterfall that provide a perfect opportunity for a memorable photo shoot. Catering will be flawlessly executed by Blue Heron Café, and couples will be provided a wedding coordinator to ensure everything goes smoothly on the big day. This venue is a WeddingWire Couples Choice award winner.
7640 Mackinaw Trail, Cadillac, MI 49601, Phone: 231-775-7650
9. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
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The Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is an outdoor sculpture park within a 158-acre botanical garden. It’s located in the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan. This venue provides couples with an unbelievable 17 ceremony and reception locations, all of which provide their own unique ambiance. The waterfall location features water cascading down a 30-foot-tall rockscape into a sparkling pond filled with ornamental koi. For something more intimate, future newlyweds could choose the charming 1930s era Michigan’s Farm Garden featuring flower gardens, a barn that’s 100 years old, a farmhouse, an apple orchard, a working windmill, and farm sculptures.
1000 East Beltine Ave North East, Grand Rapids, MI 49525, Phone: 616-957-1580
10. Gem & Century Theatres
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Gem & Century Theatres is located in the heart of Detroit close to Comerica Park, Ford Field, the Fox Theatre, and the Detroit Opera House. This historic theatre was built in 1927 and the architecture has a Spanish revival influence. The National Register for Historic Places added the theatre to its list in 1985. With its 1920s decor, the theatre offers both small and large spaces for receptions and ceremonies. These spaces can accommodate between 80 and 275 guests. This venue offers future newlyweds all-inclusive packages that include plated service for entrees, a lovely garden patio, premium bar, and parking. It’s a great choice for vintage weddings.
333 Madison Street, Detroit, MI 48226, Phone: 313-963-9800
11. Greystone Weddings
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Located in the northwest part of the Lower Peninsula, Greystone Weddings offers engaged couples a breathtaking venue for their ceremony and reception. It’s literally a picture-perfect wedding venue. The property provides a beautiful enchanted garden, a pond featuring two waterfalls, and a grass courtyard. A Roman-style dome sits above an arched bridge that spans a slow-moving stream. After the ceremony, couples and their wedding guests can enter the grand ballroom and share a toast under gorgeous chandeliers. The soft glow of candlelight adds an elegant touch to an already romantic and magical evening.
13996 Honor Highway, Honor, MI 49640, Phone: 231-632-1702
12. Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn
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Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn is located in South Michigan. It’s almost straight east across Lake Michigan from Chicago, which is 90 minutes away, and is about a half an hour from South Bend. With the foundations for this lovely and historical property being laid sometime in the 1870s, it is one of the oldest continuously operating farms. This vintage barn features exposed wooden beams draped in sparkling soft white lights, a large deck, and bride and groom suites. Couples will have several options for tying the knot, including the covered deck that overlooks the vineyard, the barn, the lawn, or under the gorgeous catalpa tree.
6337 Snyder Road, Berrien Springs, MI 49103, Phone: 269-408-6082
13. Meadow Brook Hall
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This historic property was built between 1926 and 1929. The gracious Tudor revival mansion is located about 20 minutes north of downtown Detroit in Rochester, Michigan. Couples can have the American castle wedding of their dreams at Meadow Brook Hall. This castle has storybook beauty with its sophisticated charm, vibrant gardens, and historical ambiance creating unforgettable weddings time after time. The mansion has many unique features, including 110 rooms, a two-level ballroom reminiscent of medieval churches and halls, 88,000 square feet of meticulously carved stone and wood features, a quirky secret staircase, and fun hidden doors. This is a great choice for a lavish wedding.
350 Estate Drive, Rochester, MI 48309, Phone: 248-364-6200
14. Blissful Barn
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This lovingly restored vintage barn was built around the 1800s and is located in the rural community of Three Oaks, Michigan. The two-level barn retains a lot of its charm and character from its historic past and features high vaulted ceilings, reclaimed wooden beams, distressed plank walls, a custom spiral staircase, and beautiful oak wood flooring. Blissful Barn offers future newlyweds modern touches that provide convenience and comfort for their big day, including running water, electricity, Wi-Fi, a state-of-the-art sound system, central heat and air conditioning, bride and grooms quarters, and a grand patio with 2,000 square feet that can seat up to 200 guests comfortably.
4706 Watson Road, Three Oaks, MI 49128, Phone: 574-344-7924
15. Premier Events Center
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This premier Michigan wedding venue is located about 20 minutes north of downtown Detroit and is a few miles west of Lake St. Clair in the Clinton Township. Premier Events Center opened its doors in 2016 and hosts 75 weddings every year. The staff has an accumulated 70 years of wedding event experience. Couples looking to tie the knot here will have the option of the larger Queen Maeve Room, which can accommodate up to 300 guests, or the smaller Betsy Gray Room, which can accommodate up to 120 guests. Couples will love the beautiful touches like stained glass, mahogany wood, coffered ceilings, and dazzling chandeliers.
20400 South Nunneley Road, Clinton Twp., MI 48035, Phone: 586-791-7760
16. Shriners Silver Garden Event Center
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The Shriners Silver Garden Event Center provides couples with a venue that has an enchanting ambiance blended with modern elegance. Located in Southfield, this wedding venue has two elegant ballrooms for couples to choose from and a plethora of amenities to satisfy their every need. The Grande Ballroom features cathedral ceilings and has a classic style, a central dance floor, and neutral decor. the Mystic Ballroom features a crescent shape surrounded by breathtaking stained-glass windows, providing more of a contemporary feel. Couples can also exchange heartfelt vows on their gorgeous garden, featuring lawn seating, a gazebo, and a waterfall.
24350 Southfield Road, Southfield, MI 48075, Phone: 248-569-2299
17. Stonebridge Golf Club by Arthur Hills
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This premier Michigan wedding venue is located in Ann Arbor at the magnificent Stonebridge Golf Club by Arthur Hills. Couples and their wedding guests will enjoy expansive views of the impressive and well-manicured championship golf course and its surrounding grounds. Stonebridge provides its guests with an outdoor site for a private ceremony, an outdoor tent, a large patio, and an interesting outdoor tiki bar. A beautiful banquet room features floor-to-ceiling windows, providing couples with gorgeous outdoor views, natural lighting, and the ability to utilize both the indoor and outdoor spaces for their big day.
1825 Clubhouse Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, Phone: 734-429-8383
18. The Captain’s Club at Woodfield
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The Captain’s Club at Woodfield is located in Grand Blanc. This venue has garnered awards like The Best of Weddings by The Knot and the Brides Choice Award from WeddingWire. The pavilion features an expansive, chic atmosphere and can accommodate up to 300 guests. The gazebo is nestled in a lovely wooded area and features a brick aisle, seating for 250 guests, and a serene pond backdrop. Also featured is the Grand Ballroom, which can accommodate 300 guests with its mahogany staircase, dance floor, full bar, and fireplace, as well as the outside patio for an enchanting garden feel.
10200 Woodfield Drive, Grand Blanc, MI 48439, Phone: 810-695-5555
19. The Cheney Place
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The Cheney Place is one of Michigan’s favorite wedding venues, located near the Grand River in Grand Rapids. This urban and elegant space provides the perfect backdrop for couples. They will love the industrial touches like the exposed HVAC piping, exposed water pipes, and polished cement floors, while the exposed wooden beams, columns, and trusses provide a warm, rustic feel. The gorgeous chandeliers and soft sparkling white lights bring everything together elegantly. During the day, the large industrial windows let in an abundant amount of natural light for a fresh atmosphere. This is one of the best venues for an industrial-chic style wedding.
1600 Monroe Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49505, Phone: 616-304-6261
20. The Inn at St. John’s
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The dedicated professionals of The Inn at St. John’s will help couples turn their big day visions into breathtaking realities. This beautiful wedding venue is located in Plymouth, about 30 minutes from Detroit, and features three distinct premium packages for couples to choose from. The Atrium Package, the Grand Ballroom Package, and the Regal Ballroom Package all include a 4.5-hour super premium brand bar, butler-style passed hors d’ oeuvres, champagne toast, plated dinner, gourmet coffee station, cake cutting and service, and complimentary executive suite wedding night accommodations for the bride and groom.
44045 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, MI 48170, Phone: 734-414-0600
21. The Iroquois Club
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The Iroquois Club is one of North Oakland County’s premier wedding venues. Located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, it offers couples an upscale option that is both understated and luxurious. Meticulously designed to be grand yet flexible, elegant yet comfortable, this venue tastefully combines refined, all-natural materials with unique architectural elements and impressive commissioned artwork. Couples will love the Great Room as it’s a dramatic representation of a lot of the decor guests will see around the property, featuring a large Wisconsin ledgestone fireplace, cathedral ceilings, exposed wood beams, and mission-style chandeliers. It’s a great venue for a traditional wedding.
43248 North Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302, Phone: 248-451-9653
22. The Reserve
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The Reserve opened its doors in 2006 and has been wowing couples and their wedding guests ever since. Located at the center of Birmingham’s Rail District, this 6,800-square-foot event space is the ideal location for any couple. The moment guests walk in they are captivated with the details like textured wall coatings accented by iridescent tiles and original artwork. This venue features elegant touches, such as vaulted ceilings, mahogany wood, a fireplace made of granite and stone, and custom-designed incredibly gorgeous chandeliers. Other features include a 1,200-square-foot heated outdoor tent, an LED lighting system, and two large plasma TVs.
325 South Eton (East of Woodward), Birmingham, MI 48009, Phone: 248-647-1290
23. The Veranda at the Whitcomb
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The Veranda @ the Whitcomb is one of Michigan’s premier outdoor wedding venues. This property is located in the southwest part of the state and is situated near the St. Joseph River and Lake Michigan. The Veranda offers couples the perfect setting to have the wedding of their dreams. Couples can imagine walking down the aisle on Tiscornia Beach, guests feeling the cool sand beneath their toes as they look out at the St. Joseph Lighthouse perfectly framed against Lake Michigan. After the beach ceremony the couple and their guests can head back to the Veranda for a seated dinner prepared by CK Catering.
509 Ship Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085, Phone: 269-408-3132
24. Waterview Loft at Port Detroit
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Waterview Loft at Port Detroit is nestled up on the banks of the Detroit River in the heart of downtown Detroit, Michigan. The venue’s large window walls offer expansive views of the sparkling Detroit River and its panoramas, providing couples the chance to have their dream wedding with an unparalleled backdrop. After the ceremony the couple and their guests can head upstairs to the loft for their exquisitely renowned black glove service dinner and afterward return to the conservatory for a little late-night afterglow. They transform the space into an elegant lounge featuring dramatic lighting, a large dance floor, and a relaxing atmosphere.
130 East Atwater Street, Detroit, MI 48226, Phone: 313-307-4925
25. Juniper and Lace Events Wedding Planner in Northern Michigan
Juniper and Lace Events is a wedding planning service founded by Stacy Horn and operating in northern Michigan, home to some of the most beautiful scenery and picture-perfect wedding locations you could ever hope to find. Juniper and Lace Events is a leading specialist in Michigan destination weddings, offering all kinds of services from weekend coordination to design to full wedding planning. In short, Juniper and Lace Events can provide all the help, guidance, and services you need to enjoy a memorable, magical wedding in Michigan.
Northern Michigan is home to some of the best wedding locations in America. From beach weddings on the shores of the Great Lakes to rustic events in old farms and barns, this region has it all. Lakes, forests, fields, and stunning scenery surround you at every turn in Northern Michigan, making this state an ideal place to celebrate the natural love between two people. From lakeside cottages to lush, green vineyards and wineries, you’ll have a lot of options to choose from and Juniper and Lace Events can help you find the perfect setting to say “I do”.
Juniper and Lace Events knows that your wedding is yours and yours alone. It’s a unique day for you, your partner, your friends, and your family. It needs to be original and special in all the right ways, not just a ‘cookie cutter’ experience that could be easily found elsewhere. This is why Juniper and Lace Events is totally dedicated to working closely with clients in order to provide a fully customized and personalized service that really brings their unique vision to life. Juniper and Lace Events will listen to all of your needs and desires and create a bespoke service that works for you. juniperandlaceevents.com
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