While the future still looks uncertain for larger gatherings, small weddings have become greatly popular in recent months. Not only do smaller weddings have a more personal and intimate feel, they can also be located in some of the most gorgeous locations. Here are a few of our favorite backyard wedding venues in Michigan.
The Grande Belle
Once part of a 300 acre apple orchard, The Grand Belle has since been transformed into a world class wedding barn. After going through a restoration process, the barn offers gorgeous panoramic views of meadows and fields for a peaceful and private wedding ceremony. Located in Holly, Michigan, The Grand Belle has both indoor and outdoor venues available depending on the time of year of your wedding. The barn also comes with a list of preferred vendors and the ability to hold up to 180 guests.
Surrounded by beautiful mountaintops and lush forest landscapes, Crystal Mountain offers gorgeous views and a variety of venues for your special day. For couples looking for a smaller setting, we recommend their Rose Garden, Northern Lights and Art Park venues all holding a maximum of up to 140 guests. Their smallest venue, the Inn Rooftop Terrace, has a capacity of only 40 guests for your closest friends and family. Crystal Mountain also offers hotel rooms, condos, townhomes and more with lodging for you and your guests on site.
Castle in the Country
Castle in the Country provides a “true fairy tale Michigan wedding” right in Southwest Michigan. This bed and breakfast has a variety of packages for elopements, midweek weddings and destination weekend weddings. We recommend their elopement package if you’re looking for a romantic ceremony with just you and your partner. Their midweek wedding option accommodates up to 20 guests plus lodging while weekend weddings can hold up to 150 guests. They also have both indoor and outdoor ceremony locations available depending on the weather.
Zingerman’s Cornman Farms
Zingerman’s Cornman Farms is committed to the little details to make your wedding day a truly unforgettable experience. You’ll have your choice of a tiny wedding, bespoke wedding, elopements or an intimate wedding – with occupancy size ranging from just four guests up to three hundred. This 400-acre working farm is lined with lush green trees and gardens for a relaxed, backyard vibe as well. Cornman Farms has their own in-house caterer, with wedding cakes also exclusively baked and designed by Zingerman’s Bakehouse.
With smaller, more intimate weddings gaining popularity, be sure to check out some of our favorite small wedding ideas to make your day extra special for you and your guests! When you are ready to find the wedding dress of your dreams, our team is waiting to assist you.