Say “yes” to the lakeside ceremonies and lush garden receptions that will make your northern Michigan wedding unforgettable. From the elegant vineyards of the Leelanau Peninsula to the wooded hills outside of Traverse City, here are the 2022 Red Hot Best Winners for Best Wedding Venue in Northern Michigan.
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The best of the region above the bridge
Search for Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island
With stunning views of Lake Huron and a two-tiered gazebo, Mission Point Resort is a beautiful location to host your wedding on Mackinac Island. The variety of ceremony and reception venues within the resort – from the expansive Great Lawn to the intimate Tranquility Point – allows couples to perfectly plan the wedding of their dreams.
Photo by Tylee Shay Photography
A wedding ceremony on the Great Lawn of Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island.
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The best of the Benzie & Leelanau region
Black Star Farms, Suttons Bay
From an elegant ceremony in the verdant vineyards to a rustic reception in a barn, Black Star Farms offers the best of Northern Michigan’s blend of class and down-to-earth comfort. Customers particularly appreciate the catering provided at Black Star Farms, noting that the chefs create inclusive and absolutely delicious menus for all of your loved ones. And if you need a place to stay during your celebrations, Black Star Farms is also a warm and romantic hostel.
A couple pictured outside the Black Star Farms Inn in Suttons Bay.
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The best of the Cadillac, Manistee and Ludington area
Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club, Arcadia
Weddings at Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club are as serene as the view of Lake Michigan. From 5-star customer service to on-site accommodations, The Golf Club ensures that your special day will run smoothly, so you can celebrate stress-free. Additionally, the indoor reception halls are timeless and sophisticated, making them the perfect location for an elegant and unforgettable wedding.
Photo by Dan and Melissa Photography
A couple on the hills of Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club.
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The best of Charlevoix and the chain of lakes region
Chateau Farms, Charlevoix
For a fairytale wedding in any season, look no further than Castle Farms in Charlevoix. Celebrate in lush gardens during the summer months or inside cozy historic castles for a regal winter ceremony. Reception halls vary from enchanting stone-walled courtyards to contemporary halls that make for a grand wedding whatever the time of year.
Photo by Beth Joy Photography
A couple outside Castle Farms in Charlevoix.
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The Best of the Kalkaska, Gaylord & Grayling Region
Mill Pond Event Center, Kalkaska
Transform this charming event center into the wedding venue of your dreams. Mill Pond’s rustic, clean-lined appearance allows couples to keep it simple for a classic celebration or decorate the space to match their style perfectly. Guests especially love the full kitchen available to keep food fresh throughout the festivities and the view of nearby Mill Pond.
Inside the Mill Pond Event Center in Kalkaska.
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Best of Petoskey, Harbor Springs and the Straits Area
Search for Stafford’s Perry Hotel
Overlooking Little Traverse Bay in the beautiful town of Petoskey, Stafford’s Perry Hotel is the perfect venue for all your wedding plans. Say “I do” in the charming Rose Garden before celebrating with a unique Northern Michigan sunset over Lake Michigan. Host bridal showers and rehearsal dinners with locally inspired menus. Stay locally at this historic and refined hotel. Stafford’s guarantees a memorable, stress-free wedding that will impress all of your guests.
Photo by Heather Cisler Photography
A wedding reception at Stafford’s Perry Hotel in Petoskey.
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Timberlee Hills, Traverse City
In a seemingly secluded yet conveniently located location just 6 miles from downtown Traverse City, your wedding will have the best of both worlds. Tie the knot immersed in Northern Michigan’s beautiful landscape at Timberlee Hills, where weddings are performed amidst tall grass and hills of trees. Then continue the fun as you visit all the stunning natural sites and attractions the city has to offer.
A couple walking on the shores of Bowers Harbor on the Old Mission Peninsula.
Photo by Dan Stewart Photography
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