Michigan, home to four of the five Great Lakes, offers a wide variety of options for those planning an outdoor wedding. From lakeside weddings to rustic farmside weddings, the possibilities abound. Here are a few incredible outdoor wedding venues in Michigan for you to consider.
Located six miles west of Ann Arbor, Frutig Farms has become a much sought after venue for those seeking a natural country setting for their wedding. “The Valley” is a gable roof barn built circa 1840 and renovated by local craftsmen with the family who own the land. The history and craftsmanship of the buildings has been preserved so that guests can enjoy a part of history, while making their own.
Castle in the Country
Those looking for a fairy tale Michigan wedding to create their own “happily ever after story” will find that at Castle in the Country. The venue offers several different options for couples to consider. One is and enchanting bed and breakfast opportunity, which allows you to craft venue and lodging accommodations to fit your dreams. A Magical Midweek Wedding and Reception for up to 25 guests is perfect for those who want an intimate affair. The Destination Wedding is designed for up to 150 guests. If it’s just the two of you, make the day even more memorable with the Enchanting Elopement Wedding package.
Zingerman’s Cornmans Farms
The stunning 1835 Greek Revival Farmhouse has been restored to its original glamour, while updating it to add modern day amenities. This beautiful Michigan wedding venue offers large windows and natural light to create an elegant atmosphere for your event. The venue includes a bridal suite, a hair and makeup bar, and a chef’s kitchen. Other locations on the farms to choose from include the award winning Red Barn, Tent Pavillion, and a variety of outdoor locations like The Wedding Tree. Bespoke weddings, intimate weddings, elopements, and winter weddings are some of the package options available to consider.
Black Star Farms
This award winning event venue is located on a winery estate. The event staff is extremely detail oriented, and they pride themselves on providing beautiful decor, refined dining, and professional wine pairings. The setting is both comfortable and luxurious. A testimonial by Christy P. on the Black Star Farms site explains that “Black Star Farms was the perfect venue for our wedding! The venue is gorgeous, the staff is top-notch, the food is five star, and the overall ambiance was perfect. I had multiple guests tell me that this was “seriously” the most beautiful wedding they had ever attended. Jackie was our coordinator and she was kind, responsive, detail-oriented, and beyond helpful in planning our wedding. If you are looking for a beautiful venue that will give you extremely professional and the highest level of service, this venue is perfect.”
Brick Walker Tavern
This unique venue is on the national registry of historic buildings. Constructed in 1853, the Brick Walker Tavern and Rustic Barn is a one of a kind wedding venue, special event center, and historic hotel. The facility has been decorated with authentic period artifacts to maintain a truly vintage setting. A three day wedding package, from Friday to Sunday, includes a rehearsal dinner, main event, and Sunday wedding brunch. Couples can choose from the rustic barn, the outdoor gable, and the third floor Grand Ballroom for their ceremony location. Indoor and outdoor locations are set up for entertaining guests.
Bay Harbor Village Hotel
Bay Harbor is one of the few venues which offers a private beach wedding in Michigan. Multiple on-site indoor and outdoor options allow one to create their dream wedding. Sunset Beach is located directly on the shores of Lake Michigan. Observation Platform is another outdoor venue. This option allows for unobstructed views of the harbor and spectacular photo opportunities. Marina Lawn is an option for an outdoor wedding under a spacious tent. The variety of outdoor venue options that Bay Harbor Village Hotel offers make this location a top choice for Michigan couples.
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