Best Michigan Wedding Venues: Your Perfect Wedding Day
If you’re in need of some wedding inspiration or looking for amazing places for wedding receptions, we’re sharing more than 17 beautiful wedding venues in Michigan.
As one of the most beautiful states in the US, Michigan is a top contender for many destination weddings. Our vibrant springs and summers, cozy falls, and beautiful winters provide the perfect backdrop for a wedding in any season, and our beaches and forests are idyllic places for your perfect day.
If you’re dreaming of a city wedding, then Detroit or Grand Rapids have some amazing venues to choose from. If you prefer a charming venue with endless water or fields in the background of your photos, then we have venues all over the state to choose from.
From a blissful barn to an English inn; from a beach wedding on Lake Michigan to an elegant conference center, there is a venue space for you in Michigan.
Read on to discover some of our favorite spots for wedding celebrations in Michigan.
Wedding Planning: Top Reception Venues
Your real wedding is one of the most exciting days in your life and planning it should be just as exciting and not at all stressful. There are so many options available to you as your preparations begin: big or small, rustic or elegant, epic or intimate?
Trying to find a venue that matches your dreams is easy when you are looking for venues in Michigan.
We have indoor venues, outdoor venues, and even venues in between. There are resorts, barns, even museums to choose from. With so many options to get lost in, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best venues in the entire state, and they match any size or style you are looking for.
PRO-TIP: Remember to ask your wedding vendors about suggestions for the rehearsal dinner,too.
Wedding Venues in Southeast MI
The Inn at St Johns
44045 Five Mile Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170
Located on the sprawling grounds of a former seminary, the Inn at St. Johns combines luxury and tradition in a quiet, natural setting. The fourth largest golf and events center in in southeast Detroit, you’ll find classic romanesque architecture, marble floors, handcrafted woodwork and majestic stonework throughout the building. The banquet hall and hotel are attached to a stately, historic wedding chapel, too, so you and your guests won’t have to go far for the reception.
You’ll find a stunning Atrium that seats up to 180 guests, but there are three other spaces for wedding receptions, too, including a Grand Ballroom. This is a very unique space for a wedding, and one of the most popular venues located in Michigan. Located about 30 minutes from both Detroit and Ann Arbor, MI, it’s convenient for out-of-town guests, too.
7315 Drake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322
This botanical garden venue outside of Detroit gives you an indoor wedding with an outdoor feel with glass ceilings and walls so you can see the night sky or let natural light into your photos. Weekend-long stays turn this into a destination wedding site, and their indoor and outdoor ceremonies and receptions can hold up to 200 guests, making this the perfect garden wedding venue. This is by far my personal favorite venue because of the iconic setting and incredible ambiance.
The Colony Club
2310 Park Avenue, Detroit, MI
If you are looking for a large wedding venue, this is a great choice. The Colony Club in the heart of downtown Detroit can accommodate up to 400 guests in the 3rd Floor Grand Ballroom and 150 guests in the 4th Floor Petite Ballroom. The elegant architecture of the Colony Club Detroit gives a classic feel for your wedding ceremony and when paired with the ballrooms for the reception you are guaranteed a night to remember fondly.
The Gem Theatre
333 Madison St, Detroit, MI 48226
The second in the duo from Gem Colony Events, the Gem Theatre is a historic theatre in downtown Detroit that turns your wedding into a stage-worthy production. Couples can get married on the impressive stage in the Gem Theatre for larger weddings up to 275 guests or hold a more intimate ceremony in the Century Theatre for 80 guests. The architecture in both rooms will give your wedding and reception a feeling of elegance and sophistication.
Zingerman’s Cornman Farms
8540 Island Lake Rd, Dexter, MI 48130
If you are looking for an intimate, small wedding then you’ve found the perfect venue at Zingerman’s Cornman Farms. While they do have options for bespoke weddings with 100 guests, they specialize in their unique Elopement, Intimate, and Tiny Wedding packages. Recognized by Brides Magazine as one of America’s Best Wedding Venues, this plantation style home offers several beautiful settings for your ceremony and reception, including a Red Barn package for outdoor celebrations that have the rustic yet classy style.
- The Casino at Belle Isle
Casino Way, Detroit, MI 48224
- The Henry Ford
20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, MI 48124-5029
- Fox Hills
8768 N Territorial Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170
- Kensington Hotel
3500 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
- Waterview Loft at Port Detroit
130 Atwater St, Detroit, MI 48226
- Matthaei Botanical Gardens
1800 N Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Wedding Venues in the Thumb
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
800 Harker St, Port Huron, MI 48060
This indoor-outdoor event space is perfect for those who love amazing views of Lake Huron with a beach-resort feel. The event space can between 75 and 400 people, making it a perfect option for weddings of all sizes.
The waterfront patio has an adjoining banquet and reception space, so there is a picturesque setting throughout the entire wedding. It’s location in Port Huron and views of the Blue Water Bridge makes the Doubletree by Hilton a perfection weekend destination wedding.
Wedding Venues in Southwest MI
109 Generations Dr, Three Oaks, MI 49128
One of southwest Michigan’s Prettiest banquet centers, this award-winning wedding venue is perfect for large, rustic farmhouse style celebrations. The Warren Room holds up to 500 guests, The Still Room fits 150 guests, and The Grainery can fit 150 guests. The Grainery is my personal favorite.
Its 93” tall windows and views generate an ambiance that gives you an unforgettable wedding. There is just something about a wedding dress in a rustic setting that creates a timeless look in all of your photos.
- Greencrest Manor
6174 Halbert Rd, Battle Creek, MI 49017
- Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn, a wedding barn located in Berrien Springs, not far from Benton Harbor and St. Joseph, MI.
West Michigan Wedding Venues
Bay Pointe Inn
11456 Marsh Rd, Shelbyville, MI 49344
This wedding venue in West Michigan is a premiere destination for a wedding of any size, any style, and any season. With eight different venue options it can host a classic and elegant wedding, a rustic barn or farmhouse wedding, or even a botanical style wedding.
The Bay Pointe Woods can host a celebration of up to 300 guests, while the Boathouse Villa fits between 40 and 150. The Fireside Banquet Room has an even more intimate setting with capacity at 72 guests. Finally, their Lakefront Pavilion has an idyllic waterfront backdrop for a perfect outdoor ceremony and reception.
3232 Shaffer Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
This conservatory in Grand Rapids is a classic yet modern venue in west Michigan. You can choose between the Mansion for a more intimate gathering, or the Conservatory for a larger wedding of up to 200 guests. The event space has plenty of natural light while still being able to control the lighting and ambiance of your ceremony and reception.
The grounds also include a bridal suite, cocktail area, patio and courtyard which give you plenty of gorgeous photo opportunities throughout your special day.
425 W Western Ave STE 200, Muskegon, MI 49440
Wedding Venues in Mid Michigan
777 W Cedar Ave, Gladwin, MI 48624
This wedding venue is centrally located in Michigan to accommodate friends and family from all over the state. The Riverwalk Place provides a scenic backdrop as well as many festivities including golf and ziplining for your guests to relax and celebrate with you all weekend. They offer six different wedding packages to fit any dream wedding and can fit between 60 and 300 guests.
Blythefield Country Club
5801 Northland Dr NE, Belmont, MI 49306
Located just outside of Grand Rapids the Blythefield Country Club accommodates indoor and outdoor weddings beautifully. The Ballroom hosts weddings with 200 guests and the Outdoor Grove has room for up to 250 guests. Both options have access to the picturesque grounds around the country club, including the rustic style bridge. This elegant country club is an excellent option for any wedding.
North Michigan Wedding Venues
1950 Ellis Lake Rd, Grawn, MI 49637
The Blue Bridge venue produces some of the most iconic wedding photos I’ve ever seen, and it has always been on my short list for wedding venues in Michigan. Located near Traverse City, it is an elegant and sophisticated property while maintaining its rustic charm. The unique venue has two separate spaces for your ceremony and reception.
The Bridge Chapel/Centre can host up to 260 guests and has an open-air feature when the weather permits. The Blue Chapel/Centre has an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception option that can host up to 150 guests. Both spaces are gorgeous and idyllic, excellent options for any wedding looking for a rustic yet elegant feel.
5052 M-66 N. Charlevoix, MI 49720
Castle Farms is a famous wedding venue in north Michigan, making it an ideal site for a destination wedding. This space can facilitate classic styles, garden styles, dramatic and romantic and everything else you could want for a wedding.
Between the different rooms that Castle Farms have to offer weddings here could be between 70 and 350 guests. There are also four summer options and three winter options, which are all beautiful and elegant.
Mission Point Resort
One Lake Shore Dr, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Mackinac Island is the premiere location for destination weddings in Michigan, and Mission Point Resort is the most popular wedding venue on the island. They have three different ceremony options ranging from 15 guests to 300 guests, and five different reception areas that can hold anywhere from 48 to 350 guests.
The Sound Stage is the largest site to hold your reception and was used to film “Somewhere in Time,” the iconic movie that Mackinac Island is known for. Whichever room or backdrop you choose, Mission Point Resort is guaranteed to fulfill every desire. For outdoor wedding venues n Michigan, it doesn’t get much prettier than this.
Mackinaw Trail Winery & Brewery
3423 US-131, Petoskey, MI 49770
The Mackinaw Trail Winery & Brewery is the perfect place for a vineyard wedding. A vineyard wedding pulls together the elegance of a resort wedding and the rustic charm of a farmhouse or barn wedding. The result is a magical combination, and this venue is the perfect example. Their gazebo overlooks a pond and patio where your guests can celebrate alongside you while getting the experience of a north Michigan winery and brewery.
- Hotel Walloon
4127 M-75, Walloon Lake, MI 49796
- Black Star Farms
10844 E Revold Rd, Suttons Bay, MI 49682
- The Inn at Stonecliffe
8593 Cudahy Cir, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
- Dhaseleer Events Barn
15794 Paddock Rd, Charlevoix, MI 49720
- Shanahan’s Barn
9600 Club House Dr, Charlevoix, MI 49720
- The Homestead
1 Woodridge Rd, Glen Arbor, MI 49636
Wedding Venues in the Upper Peninsula
Garden Grove Retreat
6411 State St, Garden, MI 49835
“Retreat” is the perfect word for a wedding in the Upper Peninsula, one of the most beautiful places in all of Michigan. Garden Grove Retreat is just south of Manistique and Indian Lake and provides a perfect backdrop for an indoor or outdoor wedding. This is a perfect venue for smaller weddings up to 110 guests, and they have two different outdoor spaces for your spring or summer wedding as well as several options for indoor weddings.
Red Barn Weddings
E751 Koivuniemi Rd, Skandia, MI 49885
This venue is the epitome of the rustic charm style wedding, hosting up to 150 guests. The Red Barn is an idyllic, picturesque venue in a gorgeous part of the world just south of Marquette in the Upper Peninsula. This venue has mastered bringing class and elegance to the country chic style, and they are ready to help you build your dream wedding.
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About the Author-
Casey Johanson is a senior at Grand Valley State University and is passionate about writing and reading. An avid traveler around Michigan, Casey enjoys gardening and running. Her favorite places are typically the hidden beaches and secret scenic overlooks throughout Michigan that most people don’t know about. She loves trying to find places that people haven’t been before and loves writing about those places even more.