From the South to the Upper Peninsula, Michigan Does Weddings
There are so many options for your Michigan wedding location, with each region having its own special allure. At the end of this article you can click the link to see some of the best wedding venues in Michigan!
We’re going to do a quick tour of the state of Michigan and point out some great wedding locations. First, let’s cover some areas from Detroit and Ann Arbor on the south, Grand Rapids in the West, Lansing and Silver Lake in the Central Region and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on the North.
Detroit and its Surroundings including Ann Arbor
Detroit and its surroundings will have many types of wedding venues such as historic full service hotels. These hotels can often provide full services for your wedding reception as well as overnight lodging for your guests. This area of Michigan also has historic Victorian inns, wedding boats on the Lakes, plus trendy upscale restaurants with fine catering for any banquet.
Moving west, at Wellers, Inc., in Saline near Ann Arbor, Michigan, you’ll find a refurbished Henry Ford factory offering a variety of unique indoor event rooms for a country wedding. Here, you can even time your wedding ceremony to occur during a full moon. The Inn at St. John’s, in Plymouth, sets your enchanted wedding day up in a fairy tale setting of marble floors and stonework.
Some Michigan Outdoor Wedding Locations
While we’re discussing wedding locations in the Detroit area, here are a couple of suggestions for an outdoor wedding in Michigan.
- You can have your wedding on a picturesque brick patio overlooking the Detroit River and the city skyline
- Or, arrange for your Michigan boat wedding on Lake St. Clair
Central and Western Michigan Including Lansing and Grand Rapids
Here are some ideas for wedding locations in West Michigan:
To the north, the Cooley Gardens in Lansing is perfect for your Michigan outdoor garden wedding ceremony. If you are thinking of having a small wedding, consider an intimate wedding at one of the Bed and Breakfasts in the Heritage Hill Historic District of Grand Rapids, not far west of Lansing.
North Including Silver Lake and Sutton’s Bay
North from Grand Rapids we find Silver Lake, very near the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. In the Silver Lake area you can have a beach wedding ceremony on Lake Michigan while you and your guests take in a brilliant sunset. This area has it all – vineyards, wineries, sand dunes. Even if you don’t have the ceremony at the beach, this is a place for excellent romantic photos. A B&B minutes from Silver Lake offers wedding and elopement packages.
In Northern Michigan, before crossing to the Upper Peninsula, you can have an elegant wedding in a romantic Victorian Inn or be at a waterfront property on Sutton’s Bay, minutes from wineries of the Leelanau Peninsula.
The Upper Peninsula
Then, crossing to the U.P., Castle Farms, in Charlevoix, is a magnificent french renaissance castle that will make you and your guests feel like royalty. The U.P. also has the natural setting of woods, lakes and waterfalls for a more rustic setting for your wedding.
For your destination wedding, we recommend that you work with a wedding coordinator, familiar with the specific region of the state, to help you arrange for your worry-free Michigan wedding.